Ad Lib

Robert Robinson returns with a six-part series in which he talks to groups of people who share a way of life.

Episodes

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"programme Catalogue - Details: From The Fly, Belfast"19900421

BBC Programme Number: 90HR0017

Recorded on 1990-04-02

Producer: M. EMBER

Next in series: DOCTORS

Previous in series: 14 April 1990

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Broadcast history

21 Apr 1990 19:10-19:45 (RADIO 4).

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Unknown: Robert Robinson

Unknown: Clare Brenner

Producer: Michael Ember

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900407]

Unknown: Robert Robinson

Unknown: Clare Brenner

Producer: Michael Ember

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900414]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19900414]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19900421]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19900421]

Producer: Michael Ember

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900421]

Producer: Michael Ember

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900428]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19900428]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19900505]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19900505]

with Robert Robinson Research Clare Brenner Producer Michael Ember

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with Robert Robinson Research Clare Brenner Producer Michael Ember

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900505]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19900505]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19900512]
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with Robert Robinson Research Ronni Davis

Producer Michael Ember

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with Robert Robinson Research Ronni Davis

Producer Michael Ember

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900512]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19900512]

Unknown: Robert Robinson

Unknown: Ronni Davis

Producer: Michael Ember

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Unknown: Robert Robinson

Unknown: Ronni Davis

Producer: Michael Ember

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900519]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19900519]

Presenter

Robert Robinson Research Ronni Davis

Producer Michael Ember

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900519]

Presenter

Robert Robinson Research Ronni Davis

Producer Michael Ember

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900519]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19900519]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19900526]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19900526]

The last programme of the present series.

Robert Robinson has been taking soundings of the conversations. Research Clare Brenner Producer Michael Ember

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900526]

The last programme of the present series.

Robert Robinson has been taking soundings of the conversations. Research Clare Brenner Producer Michael Ember

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900526]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19900526]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19901224]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19901224]

Unknown: Robert Robinson

Producer: Michael Ember

Genome: [r4 Bd=19901224]

Unknown: Robert Robinson

Producer: Michael Ember

Genome: [r4 Bd=19901226]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19901226]

Unknown: Robert Robinson.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19901226]

Unknown: Robert Robinson.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19901227]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19901227]

Unknown: Robert Robinson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19901227]

Unknown: Robert Robinson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19901228]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19901228]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19910608]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19910608]

NEWThe return of the series in which Robert Robinson takes soundings of what people are talking about. Producer Michael Ember

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Robinson

Producer: Michael Ember

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910608]

NEWThe return of the series in which Robert Robinson takes soundings of what people are talking about. Producer Michael Ember

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Robinson

Producer: Michael Ember

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910608]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19910608]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19910615]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19910615]

Robert Robinson takes soundings of what people are talking about.

Producer Michael Ember

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Robinson

Producer: Michael Ember

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910615]

Robert Robinson takes soundings of what people are talking about.

Producer Michael Ember

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Robinson

Producer: Michael Ember

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910615]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19910615]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19910622]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19910622]
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Genome: [r4 Bd=19910629]
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Genome: [r4 Bd=19910706]
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Genome: [r4 Bd=19910713]
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Genome: [r4 Bd=19910720]
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Genome: [r4 Bd=19910720]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19910720]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19910727]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19910727]

Robert Robinson takes soundings of what people are talking about.

Producer Robert Robinson

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Robinson

Producer: Robert Robinson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910727]

Robert Robinson takes soundings of what people are talking about.

Producer Robert Robinson

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Robinson

Producer: Robert Robinson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910727]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19910727]

Unknown: Robert Robinson

Producer: Robert Robinson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910727]

Unknown: Robert Robinson

Producer: Robert Robinson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911228]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19911228]

Robert Robinson eavesdrops on another series of conversations recorded at venues up and down the country. In the bar of the City Varieties Theatre in Leeds, a group of stand-up comics talk about the funny business of trying to make people laugh.

Producer Michael Ember

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Robinson

Producer: Michael Ember

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911228]

Robert Robinson eavesdrops on another series of conversations recorded at venues up and down the country. In the bar of the City Varieties Theatre in Leeds, a group of stand-up comics talk about the funny business of trying to make people laugh.

Producer Michael Ember

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Robinson

Producer: Michael Ember

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911228]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19911228]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920104]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920104]

Robert Robinson talks with a group of Durham miners. Producer Michael Ember

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920104]

Robert Robinson talks with a group of Durham miners. Producer Michael Ember

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920104]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920104]

Talks: Robert Robinson

Producer: Michael Ember

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920104]

Talks: Robert Robinson

Producer: Michael Ember

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920111]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920111]

Robert Robinson meets a group of ballroom dancers at a dance school in Newcastle-under-Lyme. Producer Michael Ember

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920111]

Robert Robinson meets a group of ballroom dancers at a dance school in Newcastle-under-Lyme. Producer Michael Ember

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920111]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920111]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920118]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920118]

Robert Robinson eavesdrops on another conversation from around the country. Producer Michael Ember

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920118]

Robert Robinson eavesdrops on another conversation from around the country. Producer Michael Ember

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920118]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920118]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920125]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920125]

Robert Robinson eavesdrops on another conversation. Producer Michael Ember

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920125]

Robert Robinson eavesdrops on another conversation. Producer Michael Ember

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920125]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920125]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920201]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920201]

Robert Robinson eavesdrops on yet another conversation somewhere around the country. Producer Michael Ember

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920201]

Robert Robinson eavesdrops on yet another conversation somewhere around the country. Producer Michael Ember

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920201]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920201]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920208]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920208]

Robert Robinson eavesdrops on another conversation somewhere around the country. ProducerMichael Ember

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920208]

Robert Robinson eavesdrops on another conversation somewhere around the country. ProducerMichael Ember

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920208]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920208]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920215]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920215]

Last of the series in which Robert Robinson eavesdrops on conversations.

Producer Michael Ember

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920215]

Last of the series in which Robert Robinson eavesdrops on conversations.

Producer Michael Ember

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920215]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920215]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920905]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920905]

I Robert Robinson I eavesdrops on conversations recorded at venues up and down the country. Parked up somewhere in Nottingham, a group of truckers talk about the romance or otherwise of being a long-distance lorry driver. Producer Tony Phillips

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920905]

I Robert Robinson I eavesdrops on conversations recorded at venues up and down the country. Parked up somewhere in Nottingham, a group of truckers talk about the romance or otherwise of being a long-distance lorry driver. Producer Tony Phillips

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920905]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920905]

Unknown: Robert Robinson

Producer: Tony Phillips

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920905]

Unknown: Robert Robinson

Producer: Tony Phillips

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920912]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920912]

Robert Robinson trades places with four eminent psychiatrists and tries to discover what makes them tick.

Producer Tony Phillips

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920912]

Robert Robinson trades places with four eminent psychiatrists and tries to discover what makes them tick.

Producer Tony Phillips

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920912]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920912]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920919]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920919]

Robert Robinson goes to Plymouth Hoe and invites a group of West Country trawlennen to ad lib about life at sea.

Producer Tony Philips

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920919]

Robert Robinson goes to Plymouth Hoe and invites a group of West Country trawlennen to ad lib about life at sea.

Producer Tony Philips

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920919]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920919]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920926]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920926]

Robert Robinson is entertained for tea and conversation at the rectory by a group of Brighton vicars.

Producer Tony Philips

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920926]

Robert Robinson is entertained for tea and conversation at the rectory by a group of Brighton vicars.

Producer Tony Philips

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920926]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920926]

Unknown: Robert Robinson

Producer: Tony Philips

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920926]

Unknown: Robert Robinson

Producer: Tony Philips

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921003]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19921003]

The venue is a multicoloured double-decker bus in Andover where a group of New Age travellers ad lib with Robert Robinson.

Producer Clare Brenner

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921003]

The venue is a multicoloured double-decker bus in Andover where a group of New Age travellers ad lib with Robert Robinson.

Producer Clare Brenner

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921003]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19921003]

Unknown: Robert Robinson.

Producer: Clare Brenner

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921003]

Unknown: Robert Robinson.

Producer: Clare Brenner

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921010]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19921010]

Robert Robinson ad libs with a group of chess players about the sex and death in chess.

Producer Nadine Grieve

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921010]

Robert Robinson ad libs with a group of chess players about the sex and death in chess.

Producer Nadine Grieve

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921010]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19921010]

Unknown: Robert Robinson

Producer: Nadine Grieve

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921010]

Unknown: Robert Robinson

Producer: Nadine Grieve

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921017]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19921017]

Robert Robinson 's imagination is put to the test by a group of inventors at the Science Museum.

Producer Nadine Grieve

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921017]

Robert Robinson 's imagination is put to the test by a group of inventors at the Science Museum.

Producer Nadine Grieve

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921017]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19921017]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19921024]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19921024]

Robert Robinson invites a group of clowns to ad lib about the serious business of laughter in the circus. Producer Clare Brenner

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921024]

Robert Robinson invites a group of clowns to ad lib about the serious business of laughter in the circus. Producer Clare Brenner

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921024]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19921024]

Unknown: Robert Robinson

Producer: Clare Brenner

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921024]

Unknown: Robert Robinson

Producer: Clare Brenner

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921031]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19921031]

In the last programme of the series Robert Robinson ad libs with a group of barristers.

Producer Nadine Grieve

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921031]

In the last programme of the series Robert Robinson ad libs with a group of barristers.

Producer Nadine Grieve

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921031]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19921031]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19921228]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19921228]

Robert Robinson meets

New Age travellers.

Producer Clare Brenner.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921228]

Robert Robinson meets

New Age travellers.

Producer Clare Brenner.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921228]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19921228]

Unknown: Robert Robinson

Producer: Clare Brenner.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921228]

Unknown: Robert Robinson

Producer: Clare Brenner.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921229]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19921229]

Robert Robinson ad libs with a group of barristers. Producer Nadine Grieve

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921229]

Robert Robinson ad libs with a group of barristers. Producer Nadine Grieve

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921229]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19921229]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19921230]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19921230]

A group of truckers ad lib with Robert Robinson. Producer Tony Phillips Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921230]

A group of truckers ad lib with Robert Robinson. Producer Tony Phillips Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921230]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19921230]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19921231]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19921231]

Robert Robinson ad libs with chess players.

Producer Nadine Grieve

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921231]

Robert Robinson ad libs with chess players.

Producer Nadine Grieve

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921231]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19921231]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930320]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930320]

Robert Robinson has been eavesdropping on conversations around the country from the North of Scotland to Norland College. Tonight, in a Savile Row cutting room, bespoke tailors reveal all in the world of made-to-measure.

Producer Nadine Grieve

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930320]

Robert Robinson has been eavesdropping on conversations around the country from the North of Scotland to Norland College. Tonight, in a Savile Row cutting room, bespoke tailors reveal all in the world of made-to-measure.

Producer Nadine Grieve

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930320]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930320]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930327]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930327]

Robert Robinson continues his eavesdropping tour of the nation. This week, he is on his best behaviour talking to a group of nannies at Norland College in Berkshire.

Producer Nadine Grieve

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930327]

Robert Robinson continues his eavesdropping tour of the nation. This week, he is on his best behaviour talking to a group of nannies at Norland College in Berkshire.

Producer Nadine Grieve

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930327]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930327]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930403]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930403]

Robert Robinson finds out what's hip and what's not when he raps with the music industry's talent-spotters, the A and R men. Producer Nadine Grieve

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930403]

Robert Robinson finds out what's hip and what's not when he raps with the music industry's talent-spotters, the A and R men. Producer Nadine Grieve

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930403]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930403]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930410]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930410]

Robert Robinson meets five astrologers in Bath and hears more about himself than he bargained for. Producer Nadine Grieve

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930410]

Robert Robinson meets five astrologers in Bath and hears more about himself than he bargained for. Producer Nadine Grieve

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930410]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930410]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930417]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930417]

Gralloching stags, gaffing salmon and herding tourists. All part of the job for the Highland gamekeepers ad-libbing with Robert Robinson. Producer Nadine Grieve

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930417]

Gralloching stags, gaffing salmon and herding tourists. All part of the job for the Highland gamekeepers ad-libbing with Robert Robinson. Producer Nadine Grieve

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930417]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930417]

Unknown: Robert Robinson.

Producer: Nadine Grieve

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930417]

Unknown: Robert Robinson.

Producer: Nadine Grieve

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930424]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930424]

Robert Robinson talks to distinguished philosophers in Oxford.

Producer Nadine Grieve

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930424]

Robert Robinson talks to distinguished philosophers in Oxford.

Producer Nadine Grieve

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930424]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930424]

Talks: Robert Robinson

Producer: Nadine Grieve

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930424]

Talks: Robert Robinson

Producer: Nadine Grieve

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930501]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930501]

Nosy Parkers, soft police, or the community's conscience? Social workers in Newcastle take Robert Robinson behind the public image.

Producer Nadine Grieve

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930501]

Nosy Parkers, soft police, or the community's conscience? Social workers in Newcastle take Robert Robinson behind the public image.

Producer Nadine Grieve

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930501]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930501]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930508]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930508]

Robert Robinson goes behind the walls of a Carmelite monastery in North Wales and hears why the nuns are devoted to their life of poverty and prayer.

Producer Nadine Grieve

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930508]

Robert Robinson goes behind the walls of a Carmelite monastery in North Wales and hears why the nuns are devoted to their life of poverty and prayer.

Producer Nadine Grieve

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930508]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930508]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930515]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930515]

In the last programme of the series,

Robert Robinson is up with the lark to get tips on eating jellied eels when he ad libs with Billingsgate merchants and porters. producer Nadine Grieve

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930515]

In the last programme of the series,

Robert Robinson is up with the lark to get tips on eating jellied eels when he ad libs with Billingsgate merchants and porters. producer Nadine Grieve

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930515]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930515]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930610]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930610]

In a Savile Row cutting room, Robert Robinson talks to a group of bespoke tailors, who reveal all about the world of made-to-measure.

Producer Nadine Grieve

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930610]

In a Savile Row cutting room, Robert Robinson talks to a group of bespoke tailors, who reveal all about the world of made-to-measure.

Producer Nadine Grieve

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930610]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930610]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930617]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930617]

Robert Robinson talks with a group of Philosophers at Oxford.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930617]

Robert Robinson talks with a group of Philosophers at Oxford.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930617]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930617]

Talks: Robert Robinson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930617]

Talks: Robert Robinson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930624]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930624]

Nosy parkers, soft police, or the community's conscience? Social workers in Newcastle take Robert Robinson behind the public image. Producer Nadine Grieve

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930624]

Nosy parkers, soft police, or the community's conscience? Social workers in Newcastle take Robert Robinson behind the public image. Producer Nadine Grieve

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930624]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930624]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930701]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930701]

Robert Robinson goes behind the walls of a Carmelite monastery in North Wales and hears why the nuns are devoted to their life of poverty and prayer. Producer Nadine Grieve

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930701]

Robert Robinson goes behind the walls of a Carmelite monastery in North Wales and hears why the nuns are devoted to their life of poverty and prayer. Producer Nadine Grieve

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930701]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930701]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930821]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930821]

Robert Robinson begins a new series with a bout of verbal fisticuffs in the world of boxing. Producer Nadine Grieve

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930821]

Robert Robinson begins a new series with a bout of verbal fisticuffs in the world of boxing. Producer Nadine Grieve

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930821]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930821]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930904]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930904]

Robert Robinson travels to Scarborough to meet the seaside landladies. Producer Geoffrey Prout

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930904]

Robert Robinson travels to Scarborough to meet the seaside landladies. Producer Geoffrey Prout

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930904]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930904]

Unknown: Robert Robinson

Producer: Geoffrey Prout

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930904]

Unknown: Robert Robinson

Producer: Geoffrey Prout

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930911]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930911]

Robert Robinson talks to five explorers, including Lord Hunt , leader of the Everest expedition. Producer Geoffrey Prout

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930911]

Robert Robinson talks to five explorers, including Lord Hunt , leader of the Everest expedition. Producer Geoffrey Prout

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930911]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930911]

Talks: Robert Robinson

Leader: Lord Hunt

Producer: Geoffrey Prout

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930911]

Talks: Robert Robinson

Leader: Lord Hunt

Producer: Geoffrey Prout

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930925]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930925]

Robert Robinson meets residents at Denville Hall, where veteran actors and performers "can stay among fellow professionals until the final curtain", Producer Geoffrey Prout

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930925]

Robert Robinson meets residents at Denville Hall, where veteran actors and performers "can stay among fellow professionals until the final curtain", Producer Geoffrey Prout

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930925]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930925]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19931009]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19931009]

Robert Robinson climbs into a Crewe signal boxtotalkto railwaymen and hear about life on the tracks. Producer Paul Kobrak

Genome: [r4 Bd=19931009]

Robert Robinson climbs into a Crewe signal boxtotalkto railwaymen and hear about life on the tracks. Producer Paul Kobrak

Genome: [r4 Bd=19931009]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19931009]

Unknown: Robert Robinson

Producer: Paul Kobrak

Genome: [r4 Bd=19931009]

Unknown: Robert Robinson

Producer: Paul Kobrak

Genome: [r4 Bd=19931026]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19931026]

Robert Robinson goes to the Royal Geographical Society in Kensington to talk to five explorers, including Lord Hunt , leader of the 1953 Everest expedition. Producer Geoffrey Prout

Genome: [r4 Bd=19931026]

Robert Robinson goes to the Royal Geographical Society in Kensington to talk to five explorers, including Lord Hunt , leader of the 1953 Everest expedition. Producer Geoffrey Prout

Genome: [r4 Bd=19931026]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19931026]

Unknown: Robert Robinson

Leader: Lord Hunt

Producer: Geoffrey Prout

Genome: [r4 Bd=19931026]

Unknown: Robert Robinson

Leader: Lord Hunt

Producer: Geoffrey Prout

Genome: [r4 Bd=19931229]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19931229]

Concealed coins, reversible jackets, a gift of the gab - all essential tools of the trade for the private investigators adlibbing with Robert Robinson. Producer Paul Kobrak

Genome: [r4 Bd=19931229]

Concealed coins, reversible jackets, a gift of the gab - all essential tools of the trade for the private investigators adlibbing with Robert Robinson. Producer Paul Kobrak

Genome: [r4 Bd=19931229]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19931229]

Unknown: Robert Robinson.

Producer: Paul Kobrak

Genome: [r4 Bd=19931229]

Unknown: Robert Robinson.

Producer: Paul Kobrak

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940111]

Robert Robinson learns how to creep through the heather with a bunch of gamekeepers from the Highlands. Producer Nadine Grieve

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940111]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19940118]

Robert Robinson gazes into a crystal ball with five astrologers in Bath. Producer Nadine Grieve

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940118]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19940125]

From Dover soles to jellied eels, Robert Robinson hears about the joys offish at Billingsgate in the last of the series. Producer Nadine Grieve

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940125]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19940205]

r Robert Robinson takes the wraps off a new series as he ventures into the world of naturism to hear about life without clothes. In snow-clad Kent he meets five brave naturists prepared to bare all.

Producer Nadine Grieve f

SEE FEATURE page 3t"

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940205]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19940212]

On an Oxford College staircase, Robert Robinson eavesdrops on scouts, buttery workers and head porters. Producer Nadine Grieve

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940212]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19940219]

In the Welsh hills, Robert Robinson rounds up a herd of farmers to talk about sheep, subsidies and solitude. Producers Nadine Grieve and Min Raisman

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940219]

Unknown: Robert Robinson

Producers: Nadine Grieve

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940226]

Impresarios - magicians who pull the strings to create the tinsel world of fantasy, or hard-headed capitalists who would gamble their house on an idea? Robert Robinson raises the curtain. Producer Nadine Gneve

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940226]

Unknown: Robert Robinson

Producer: Nadine Gneve

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940305]

Robert Robinson meets the women who work in a Yorkshire clothing factory. Producer Min Raisman

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940305]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19940312]

They've jumped from the food pages to the gossip columns without so much as a pinch of salt. In the last programme of the series, Robert Robinson brings top chefs to the boil. Producer Nadine Grieve

Genome: [r4 Bd=19940312]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19941224]

Is it an art, a craft or a scam? Robert Robinson works his own magic as he meets contemporary conjurors. Producer Nadine Grieve

Repeated tomorrow at 9.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19941224]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19941225]

Repeated from yesterday at 4.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19941231]

Which people go to three different supermarkets in one trip, take courses in tie-breaker technique and fervently hope for a long white envelope to drop through the letter box? Compers discuss their passion with Robert Robinson.

Producer Penelope Gibbs. Rptd Thur 11.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19941231]

Unknown: Robert Robinson.

Producer: Penelope Gibbs.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19950105]

Repeated from Saturday at 6.50pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19950107]

How can one persuade a seasoned house burglar with no qualifications for any other job to stay on the right side of the law? Probation officers from Norfolk talk to Robert Robinson. Producer Penelope Gibbs. Rptd Thur 11.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19950107]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19950112]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19950114]

Robert Robinson finds out what lies beneath the veneer when he meets antique dealers in the Midlands.

Producer Min Raisman. Rptd Thur 11.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19950114]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19950119]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19950121]

Head gardeners lead

Robert Robinson through the grand gardens of our past and share their growing secrets on the way.

Producer Min Raisman. Rptd Thur 11.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19950121]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19950126]

Repeated from Saturday 6.50pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19950128]

Why give up a good salary and a company car to work seven days a week? Robert Robinson quizzes those who have taken on village shops and post offices in the West Country.

Producer Penelope Gibbs. Rptd Thur 11.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19950128]

Unknown: Robert Robinson

Producer: Penelope Gibbs.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19950202]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19950204]

Practising vets have to be business people, therapists and skilled surgeons. More want to enter the profession than can, and yet it has one of the highest suicide rates.

Robert Robinson asks members why. Producer Penelope Gibbs. Rptd Thur 11.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19950204]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19950209]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19950211]

Is a docker a dinosaur? Robert Robinson

asks past and present waterfront workers in Liverpool. Producer Penelope Gibbs

Repeated Thursday at 11.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19950211]

Unknown: Robert Robinson

Producer: Penelope Gibbs

Genome: [r4 Bd=19950218]

In the last of the series.Robert

Robinson discusses changes in rural life with the people of County Clare.

Producer Penelope Gibbs. Rptd Thu 11.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19950223]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19951202]

Plastic surgery is one of the oldest branches of the surgeon's art. Most practitioners spend much of their time fixing the defects of accident or birth. Robert Robinson asks whether they resent the playboy image of careers spent remodelling the super-rich.

Producer Helen Galley. Rptd Thurs 11.30pm + Dr Mark Porter : page 59

Genome: [r4 Bd=19951202]

Unknown: Robert Robinson

Producer: Helen Galley.

Unknown: Dr Mark Porter

Genome: [r4 Bd=19951207]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19951209]

Robert Robinson throws caution to the wind and learns the tricks of the stuntman's trade.

Producer Helen Galley. Rptd Thurs 11.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19951209]

Unknown: Robert Robinson

Producer: Helen Galley.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19951214]

Robert Robinson learns the tricks of the stuntman's trade. Repeated from Saturday 6.50pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19951214]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19951216]

Robert Robinson goes below stairs to meet butlers from yesterday and today and finds out what they see.

Producer Bruce Whitney Low. Rptd Thurs 11.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19951216]

Unknown: Robert Robinson

Producer: Bruce Whitney Low.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19951221]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19951223]

Is sharing the names Sellers, Morecambe, Olivier, Moore or Nicholson a useful asset or an overwhelming burden?

Robert Robinson finds out from sons and daughters of household names what it is like to live in the shadow of fame.

Producer Min Raisman. Rptd Thurs 11.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19951223]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19951230]

Robert Robinson finds outjust how loudly the poor food critic has to sing for his supper.

Producer Min Raisman. RptdThurs 11.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19951230]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19960104]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19960106]

From TV to West End musicals, a group of chorus giris make their confessions to Robert Robinson.

Producer Bruce Whitney Low. Rptd Thur 11.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19960106]

Unknown: Robert Robinson.

Producer: Bruce Whitney Low.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19960111]

From high-kickers to TV to the West End musicals... did chorus girls get themselves into trouble, or were they led astray? Robert Robinson takes their confessions. Repeated from Saturday 6.50pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19960111]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19960113]

If mountain climbing is Britain's fastest growing sport, mountain rescuers must be in demand. What do these hard men

(and women) really think about walkers? Robert Robinson heads for the hills.

Producer Bruce Whitney Low. Rptd Thu 11.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19960113]

Unknown: Robert Robinson

Producer: Bruce Whitney Low.

Producer: Rptd Thu

Genome: [r4 Bd=19960118]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19960125]

The last of the series, presented by Robert Robinson. Repeated from Saturday 6.50pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19960125]

Presented By: Robert Robinson.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19960504]

In the first of eight programmes, Robert Robinson takes up his conversational cudgel again. This week, he climbs to the top of the social ladder to meet five hereditary peers of the realm. With 900 years of privilege between them, they are fighting hard to hold back the republican tide.

Producer Bruce Whitney Low. Rptd Thur 11.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19960504]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19960509]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19960511]

Circus Folk. In the last decade, Britain's big tops have had to win over animal rights activists and have faced stiff competition from foreign circuses.

Robert Robinson finds out if that old circus magic is still there.

ProducerBruce Whitney Low. Rptd Thur 11.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19960511]

Unknown: Circus Folk.

Unknown: Robert Robinson

Producer: Bruce Whitney

Genome: [r4 Bd=19960516]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19960518]

Marriage Brokers. Robert Robinson talks to five matchmakers whose clients want to skip the lottery of dating and romancing and get down to the nitty-gritty of making relationships work. Producer Bruce Whitney Low. Rptd Thu 11.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19960518]

Talks: Robert Robinson

Producer: Bruce Whitney Low.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19960525]

Golf Caddies. Robert Robinson meets five golf caddies. Are they just bag-carriers or are they the secret ingredient in the golfer's genius?

Producer Bruce Whitney Low. Rptd Thu 11.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19960525]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19960606]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19960613]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19960615]

Forensic Experts. Robert Robinson asks five forensic experts whether the TV and Hollywood image of them as scientific supersieuths has been shattered by recent events.

Producer Bruce Whitney Low. Rptd Thur 11.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19960615]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19960620]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19960627]

Last in the series. Repeated from Saturday 6.50pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19961005]

In the first of eight programmes,

Robert Robinson talks with a group of portrait painters.

Producer Bruce Whitney Low

Repeated Thursday at 11.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19961005]

Talks: Robert Robinson

Producer: Bruce Whitney Low

Genome: [r4 Bd=19961010]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19961012]

Being a vicar's daughter makes you the butt of a host of nudge-nudge jokes. It might also make you want to rebel. Robert Robinson meets a group of daughters of the clergy and finds out if any of the cliches are true. Producer Bruce Whitney Low

Repeated Thursday at 11.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19961012]

Unknown: Robert Robinson

Producer: Bruce Whitney Low

Genome: [r4 Bd=19961017]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19961019]

Robert Robinson finds out from a group of sporting referees and umpires what it's like when the whole world seems to be against you. Producer Bruce Whitney Low

Repeated Thursday at 11.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19961019]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19961024]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19961026]

Robert Robinson meets five sergeant majors and finds out what it takes to lick the new recruits into shape. Producer Bruce Whitney Low

Repeated Thursday at 11.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19961026]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19961031]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19961102]

Scotland's clan chieftains once led painted warriors against the English. Are most of the armies they lead today plaid-clad Americans? Robert Robinson finds out from the descendants of Robert the Bruce the truth behind all the tartan talk. Producer Bruce Whitney Low

Repeated Thursday at 11.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19961102]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19961107]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19961109]

Robert Robinson listens in on a group of fishermen and finds out what it takes to land a catch. Producer Bruce Whitney Low

Repeated Thursday at 11.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19961109]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19961114]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19961116]

The obscure name behind the famous face on the bookshelves. As Robert Robinson finds out, that is so often the lot of ghost writers. But are they happy to be out of the limelight? And how much money does it take to keep them there?

Producer Bruce Whitney Low

Repeated Thursday at 11.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19961116]

Producer: Bruce Whitney Low

Genome: [r4 Bd=19961121]

Presented by Robert Robinson. Repeated from Saturday 6.50pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19961121]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19961123]

Robert Robinson takes up his conversational cudgel for the last time in the current series and talks with another group of people who share a similar way of life. Producer Bruce Whitney Low

Repeated Thursday at 11.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19961123]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19961128]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19961221]

Robert Robinson meets five hereditary peers of the realm. Producer Bruce Whitney Low Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19961221]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19961224]

Robert Robinson talks to five matchmakers about the men and women who want to get down to the nitty-gritty of making relationships work. Producer Bruce Whitney Low Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19961224]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19961228]

In this afternoon's programme, Robert Robinson finds out from sons and daughters of household names what it is like living in the shadow of fame. Producer Min Raisman Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19961228]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19961231]

Is buying art only for the rich and the fearless who can brave the salerooms and the galleries? In the last programme of the series, Robert Robinson talks to a group of art dealers about where to find a Turner water colour at a bargain price. Producer Bruce Whitney Low Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19961231]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970626]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970626]

Repeated from Saturday 6.50pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970628]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970628]

Robert Robinson talks to six groups of people who share a way of life.

2: British officers reminisce on their time in the Indian army. Producer Bruce Whitney Low Repeated Thursday 11.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970628]

Robert Robinson talks to six groups of people who share a way of life.

2: British officers reminisce on their time in the Indian army. Producer Bruce Whitney Low Repeated Thursday 11.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970628]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970628]

Talks: Robert Robinson

Producer: Bruce Whitney Low

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970703]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970703]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970705]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970705]

Robert Robinson talks to groups of people who share a way of life. In the third of six programmes, he chooses this season's colour schemes with a group of interior designers. Producer Bruce Whitney Low Repeated Thursday 11.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970705]

Robert Robinson talks to groups of people who share a way of life. In the third of six programmes, he chooses this season's colour schemes with a group of interior designers. Producer Bruce Whitney Low Repeated Thursday 11.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970705]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970705]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970710]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970710]

In the third of six programmes, Robert Robinson talks to a group of interior designers. Repeated from Saturday 6.50pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970710]

In the third of six programmes, Robert Robinson talks to a group of interior designers. Repeated from Saturday 6.50pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970710]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970710]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970712]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970712]

Robert Robinson talks to six groups of people who share a way of life. 4: Members of the Royal Ballet Company discuss the pressures of performing. Producer Bruce Whitney Low Repeated Thursday 11.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970712]

Robert Robinson talks to six groups of people who share a way of life. 4: Members of the Royal Ballet Company discuss the pressures of performing. Producer Bruce Whitney Low Repeated Thursday 11.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970712]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970712]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970717]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970717]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970719]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970719]

Robert Robinson meets six groups of people who share a way of life.

5: Residents of a troubled Liverpool housing estate teach a lesson in how to fight your way back to respectability. Producer Bruce Whitney Low Repeated Thursday 11.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970719]

Robert Robinson meets six groups of people who share a way of life.

5: Residents of a troubled Liverpool housing estate teach a lesson in how to fight your way back to respectability. Producer Bruce Whitney Low Repeated Thursday 11.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970719]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970719]

Unknown: Robert Robinson

Producer: Bruce Whitney Low

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970724]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970724]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970726]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970726]

In the last of the series, Robert Robinson meets Stratford-upon-Avon's Blue Badge tour guides. Producer Bruce Whitney Low Repeated Thursday 11.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970726]

In the last of the series, Robert Robinson meets Stratford-upon-Avon's Blue Badge tour guides. Producer Bruce Whitney Low Repeated Thursday 11.30pm

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970726]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970726]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970731]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970731]
Programme Catalogue - Details: 12 May 199019901227

First broadcast on 1990-05-12

Next in series: MONKS

Previous in series: DONCASTER

Description

SBH:Robert Robinson visits the Garrick Club and joins in the conversation of a group of distinguished actors. Includes various very amusing anecdotes and discussion about why people want to be actors. Producer: Michael Ember.

PRE: Reel 1 (20'14") Favourite theatrical anecdotes. 8'24" in - Why people want to be actors. Reel 2 (13'27") Relations with other actors. Actors' voices. Remembering lines. Amusing anecdotes about things that can go wrong on stage. OTN:TLN018/90HR0021 TXN/TDT:R4 12-May-1990

Broadcast history

12 May 1990 19:10-19:45 (RADIO 4)

27 Dec 1990 16:20-17:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Michael Ember (Producer)

Robert Robinson (Speaker)

Peter Sallis (Speaker)

Paul Eddington (Speaker)

Robin Bailey (Speaker)

William Fox (Speaker)

Peter Bowles (Speaker)

Roland Davies (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 470259.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 12 May 199019901227

First broadcast on 1990-05-12

Next in series: MONKS

Previous in series: DONCASTER

Description

SBH:Robert Robinson visits the Garrick Club and joins in the conversation of a group of distinguished actors. Includes various very amusing anecdotes and discussion about why people want to be actors. Producer: Michael Ember.

PRE: Reel 1 (20'14") Favourite theatrical anecdotes. 8'24" in - Why people want to be actors. Reel 2 (13'27") Relations with other actors. Actors' voices. Remembering lines. Amusing anecdotes about things that can go wrong on stage. OTN:TLN018/90HR0021 TXN/TDT:R4 12-May-1990

Broadcast history

12 May 1990 19:10-19:45 (RADIO 4)

27 Dec 1990 16:20-17:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Michael Ember (Producer)

Robert Robinson (Speaker)

Peter Sallis (Speaker)

Paul Eddington (Speaker)

Robin Bailey (Speaker)

William Fox (Speaker)

Peter Bowles (Speaker)

Roland Davies (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 470259.

BBC Programme Number: 90HR0021

Recorded on 1990-05-01

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Programme Catalogue - Details: 14 April 199019900414

Producer: M. EMBER

Next in series: FROM THE FLY, BELFAST

Previous in series: TAXI DRIVERS

Broadcast history

14 Apr 1990 19:10-19:45 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-03-06.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 14 April 199019900414

Producer: M. EMBER

Next in series: FROM THE FLY, BELFAST

Previous in series: TAXI DRIVERS

Broadcast history

14 Apr 1990 19:10-19:45 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-03-06.

BBC Programme Number: 90HR0016

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Programme Catalogue - Details: 1990051219900512

12 May 1990

Next in series: MONKS

Previous in series: DONCASTER

Description

SBH:Robert Robinson visits the Garrick Club and joins in the conversation of a group of distinguished actors. Includes various very amusing anecdotes and discussion about why people want to be actors. Producer: Michael Ember.

PRE: Reel 1 (20'14") Favourite theatrical anecdotes. 8'24" in - Why people want to be actors. Reel 2 (13'27") Relations with other actors. Actors' voices. Remembering lines. Amusing anecdotes about things that can go wrong on stage. OTN:TLN018/90HR0021 TXN/TDT:R4 12-May-1990

Broadcast history

12 May 1990 19:10-19:45 (RADIO 4)

27 Dec 1990 16:20-17:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Michael Ember (Producer)

Robert Robinson (Speaker)

Peter Sallis (Speaker)

Paul Eddington (Speaker)

Robin Bailey (Speaker)

William Fox (Speaker)

Peter Bowles (Speaker)

Roland Davies (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 470259.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 1990051219900512

12 May 1990

Next in series: MONKS

Previous in series: DONCASTER

Description

SBH:Robert Robinson visits the Garrick Club and joins in the conversation of a group of distinguished actors. Includes various very amusing anecdotes and discussion about why people want to be actors. Producer: Michael Ember.

PRE: Reel 1 (20'14") Favourite theatrical anecdotes. 8'24" in - Why people want to be actors. Reel 2 (13'27") Relations with other actors. Actors' voices. Remembering lines. Amusing anecdotes about things that can go wrong on stage. OTN:TLN018/90HR0021 TXN/TDT:R4 12-May-1990

Broadcast history

12 May 1990 19:10-19:45 (RADIO 4)

27 Dec 1990 16:20-17:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Michael Ember (Producer)

Robert Robinson (Speaker)

Peter Sallis (Speaker)

Paul Eddington (Speaker)

Robin Bailey (Speaker)

William Fox (Speaker)

Peter Bowles (Speaker)

Roland Davies (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 470259.

BBC Programme Number: 90HR0021

Recorded on 1990-05-01

See more AD LIB programmes (123)

Programme Catalogue - Details: 1990052619900526

26 May 1990

Next in series: MONKS

Previous in series: MONKS

Description

SBH:AD LIB - At the Kennel Club, Robert Robinson joins in provocative and jocular conversation with a group of dog lovers

PRE:Reel 1 (20'00") Kennel Club premises; do owners look like their dogs; defence of Rottweilers; 9'49" in - benefits of dog ownership; importance of keeping breeds pure. Reel 2 (13'58") Dogs become what owners make them; some breeds are innately fierce; guard dogs; one woman admits she does not like people. 9'32" in - pack behaviour as performed by humans; dog shows. TXN/TDT:R4 26-May-1990

Broadcast history

26 May 1990 19:10-19:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Robert Robinson (int)

Mike Stockman (Speaker)

Peter Mann (Speaker)

Jean Lanning (Speaker)

Ann Argile (Speaker)

Peggy Grason (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 201352.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 1990052619900526

26 May 1990

Next in series: MONKS

Previous in series: MONKS

Description

SBH:AD LIB - At the Kennel Club, Robert Robinson joins in provocative and jocular conversation with a group of dog lovers

PRE:Reel 1 (20'00") Kennel Club premises; do owners look like their dogs; defence of Rottweilers; 9'49" in - benefits of dog ownership; importance of keeping breeds pure. Reel 2 (13'58") Dogs become what owners make them; some breeds are innately fierce; guard dogs; one woman admits she does not like people. 9'32" in - pack behaviour as performed by humans; dog shows. TXN/TDT:R4 26-May-1990

Broadcast history

26 May 1990 19:10-19:45 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Robert Robinson (int)

Mike Stockman (Speaker)

Peter Mann (Speaker)

Jean Lanning (Speaker)

Ann Argile (Speaker)

Peggy Grason (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 201352.

BBC Programme Number: 90HR0022

Recorded on 1990-05-16

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Programme Catalogue - Details: Chorus Girls19960106

Producer: B. WHITNEY LOW

Next in series: MOUNTAIN RESCUE

Previous in series: FOOD CRITICS

Broadcast history

06 Jan 1996 18:50-19:20 (RADIO 4)

11 Jan 1996 23:30-23:59 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1995-12-13.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Chorus Girls19960106

Producer: B. WHITNEY LOW

Next in series: MOUNTAIN RESCUE

Previous in series: FOOD CRITICS

Broadcast history

06 Jan 1996 18:50-19:20 (RADIO 4)

11 Jan 1996 23:30-23:59 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1995-12-13.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Chorus Girls19960111

First broadcast on 1996-01-06

Producer: B. WHITNEY LOW

Next in series: MOUNTAIN RESCUE

Previous in series: FOOD CRITICS

Broadcast history

06 Jan 1996 18:50-19:20 (RADIO 4)

11 Jan 1996 23:30-23:59 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1995-12-13.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Chorus Girls19960111

First broadcast on 1996-01-06

Producer: B. WHITNEY LOW

Next in series: MOUNTAIN RESCUE

Previous in series: FOOD CRITICS

Broadcast history

06 Jan 1996 18:50-19:20 (RADIO 4)

11 Jan 1996 23:30-23:59 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1995-12-13.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Dockers19950211

Producer: P. GIBBS

Next in series: COUNTY CLARE

Previous in series: EDINBURGH VETS

Description

Series where Robert ROBINSON talks to groups of people who share a way of

Subject Categories

documentaries (programme format)

liverpool docks

Broadcast history

11 Feb 1995 18:50-19:20 (RADIO 4)

16 Feb 1995 23:30-23:59 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Robert Robinson

Penelope Gibbs (Producer)

Peter Kerrigan (Speaker)

Kevin Robinson (Speaker)

Mike Carden (Speaker)

Eric Richards (Speaker)

Hank Walters (Speaker)

Recorded on 1995-02-10.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Dockers19950211

Producer: P. GIBBS

Next in series: COUNTY CLARE

Previous in series: EDINBURGH VETS

Description

Series where Robert ROBINSON talks to groups of people who share a way of

Subject Categories

documentaries (programme format)

liverpool docks

Broadcast history

11 Feb 1995 18:50-19:20 (RADIO 4)

16 Feb 1995 23:30-23:59 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Robert Robinson

Penelope Gibbs (Producer)

Peter Kerrigan (Speaker)

Kevin Robinson (Speaker)

Mike Carden (Speaker)

Eric Richards (Speaker)

Hank Walters (Speaker)

Recorded on 1995-02-10.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Doctors19900428

Producer: M. EMBER

Next in series: DONCASTER

Previous in series: FROM THE FLY, BELFAST

Broadcast history

28 Apr 1990 19:10-19:45 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-04-24.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Doctors19900428

Producer: M. EMBER

Next in series: DONCASTER

Previous in series: FROM THE FLY, BELFAST

Broadcast history

28 Apr 1990 19:10-19:45 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-04-24.

BBC Programme Number: 90HR0019

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Programme Catalogue - Details: Doncaster19900505

Producer: M. EMBER

Next in series: 12 May 1990

Previous in series: DOCTORS

Broadcast history

05 May 1990 19:10-19:45 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-04-09.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Doncaster19900505

Producer: M. EMBER

Next in series: 12 May 1990

Previous in series: DOCTORS

Broadcast history

05 May 1990 19:10-19:45 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-04-09.

BBC Programme Number: 90HR0018

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Programme Catalogue - Details: Edinburgh Vets19950204

Producer: P. GIBBS

Next in series: DOCKERS

Previous in series: HEAD GARDENERS

Description

Practising vets have to be businessmen, therapists and skilled surgeons. More want to enter the profession than can, yet it has one of the highest suicide rates. Robert ROBINSON asks vets in Edinburgh why.

Subject Categories

discussion programmes (programme format)

Broadcast history

04 Feb 1995 18:50-19:20 (RADIO 4)

09 Feb 1995 23:30-23:59 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Robert Robinson

Penelope Gibbs (Producer)

Ranald Munro (Speaker)

Alan Brown (vet (spkr)) (Speaker)

Mike Hall (vet (spkr)) (Speaker)

Anna Meredith (vet (spkr)) (Speaker)

Ian Gillespie (vet (spkr)) (Speaker)

Recorded on 1995-02-03.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Edinburgh Vets19950204

Producer: P. GIBBS

Next in series: DOCKERS

Previous in series: HEAD GARDENERS

Description

Practising vets have to be businessmen, therapists and skilled surgeons. More want to enter the profession than can, yet it has one of the highest suicide rates. Robert ROBINSON asks vets in Edinburgh why.

Subject Categories

discussion programmes (programme format)

Broadcast history

04 Feb 1995 18:50-19:20 (RADIO 4)

09 Feb 1995 23:30-23:59 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Robert Robinson

Penelope Gibbs (Producer)

Ranald Munro (Speaker)

Alan Brown (vet (spkr)) (Speaker)

Mike Hall (vet (spkr)) (Speaker)

Anna Meredith (vet (spkr)) (Speaker)

Ian Gillespie (vet (spkr)) (Speaker)

Recorded on 1995-02-03.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Food Critics19960104

First broadcast on 1995-12-30

Producer: M. RAISMAN

Next in series: CHORUS GIRLS

Previous in series: KIDS OF THE FAMOUS

Broadcast history

30 Dec 1995 18:50-19:20 (RADIO 4)

04 Jan 1996 23:30-23:59 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1995-10-18.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Food Critics19960104

First broadcast on 1995-12-30

Producer: M. RAISMAN

Next in series: CHORUS GIRLS

Previous in series: KIDS OF THE FAMOUS

Broadcast history

30 Dec 1995 18:50-19:20 (RADIO 4)

04 Jan 1996 23:30-23:59 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1995-10-18.

Programme Catalogue - Details: From The Fly Belfast19901226

Producer: M. EMBER

Next in series: TAXI DRIVERS

Previous in series: MONKS

Broadcast history

26 Dec 1990 16:30-17:00 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-04-03.

Programme Catalogue - Details: From The Fly Belfast19901226

Producer: M. EMBER

Next in series: TAXI DRIVERS

Previous in series: MONKS

Broadcast history

26 Dec 1990 16:30-17:00 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-04-03.

BBC Programme Number: 90HA3095

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Programme Catalogue - Details: From The Fly, Belfast19900421

Producer: M. EMBER

Next in series: DOCTORS

Previous in series: 14 April 1990

Broadcast history

21 Apr 1990 19:10-19:45 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-04-02.

Programme Catalogue - Details: From The Fly, Belfast19900421

Producer: M. EMBER

Next in series: DOCTORS

Previous in series: 14 April 1990

Broadcast history

21 Apr 1990 19:10-19:45 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-04-02.

BBC Programme Number: 90HR0017

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Programme Catalogue - Details: Head Gardeners19950121

Producer: M. RAISMAN

Next in series: EDINBURGH VETS

Previous in series: ANTIQUE DEALERS

Description

Series where Robert ROBINSON talks to groups of people who share a way of

Subject Categories

documentaries (programme format)

Broadcast history

21 Jan 1995 18:50-19:20 (RADIO 4)

26 Jan 1995 23:30-23:59 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Robert Robinson

Min Raisman (Producer)

Gordon Miller (Speaker)

John Borthwick (Speaker)

Arthur Hooper (Speaker)

Gwen Pickard (Speaker)

Charles Howgill (Speaker)

Recorded on 1994-11-17.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Head Gardeners19950121

Producer: M. RAISMAN

Next in series: EDINBURGH VETS

Previous in series: ANTIQUE DEALERS

Description

Series where Robert ROBINSON talks to groups of people who share a way of

Subject Categories

documentaries (programme format)

Broadcast history

21 Jan 1995 18:50-19:20 (RADIO 4)

26 Jan 1995 23:30-23:59 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Robert Robinson

Min Raisman (Producer)

Gordon Miller (Speaker)

John Borthwick (Speaker)

Arthur Hooper (Speaker)

Gwen Pickard (Speaker)

Charles Howgill (Speaker)

Recorded on 1994-11-17.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Midwives19960120

Producer: B. WHITNEY-LOW

Next in series: PEERS

Previous in series: MOUNTAIN RESCUE

Broadcast history

20 Jan 1996 18:50-19:20 (RADIO 4)

25 Jan 1996 23:30-23:59 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1996-01-18.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Midwives19960120

Producer: B. WHITNEY-LOW

Next in series: PEERS

Previous in series: MOUNTAIN RESCUE

Broadcast history

20 Jan 1996 18:50-19:20 (RADIO 4)

25 Jan 1996 23:30-23:59 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1996-01-18.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Midwives19960125

First broadcast on 1996-01-20

Producer: B. WHITNEY-LOW

Next in series: PEERS

Previous in series: MOUNTAIN RESCUE

Broadcast history

20 Jan 1996 18:50-19:20 (RADIO 4)

25 Jan 1996 23:30-23:59 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1996-01-18.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Midwives19960125

First broadcast on 1996-01-20

Producer: B. WHITNEY-LOW

Next in series: PEERS

Previous in series: MOUNTAIN RESCUE

Broadcast history

20 Jan 1996 18:50-19:20 (RADIO 4)

25 Jan 1996 23:30-23:59 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1996-01-18.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Monks19900519

Producer: M. EMBER

Next in series: 26 May 1990

Previous in series: 12 May 1990

Broadcast history

19 May 1990 19:10-19:45 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-04-27.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Monks19900519

Producer: M. EMBER

Next in series: 26 May 1990

Previous in series: 12 May 1990

Broadcast history

19 May 1990 19:10-19:45 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-04-27.

BBC Programme Number: 90HR0020

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Programme Catalogue - Details: Monks19901224

Producer: M. EMBER

Next in series: FROM THE FLY BELFAST

Previous in series: 26 May 1990

Broadcast history

24 Dec 1990 16:30-17:00 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-04-22.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Monks19901224

Producer: M. EMBER

Next in series: FROM THE FLY BELFAST

Previous in series: 26 May 1990

Broadcast history

24 Dec 1990 16:30-17:00 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-04-22.

BBC Programme Number: 90HA3094

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Programme Catalogue - Details: Mountain Rescue19960113

Producer: B. WHITNEY

Next in series: MIDWIVES

Previous in series: CHORUS GIRLS

Broadcast history

13 Jan 1996 18:50-19:20 (RADIO 4)

18 Jan 1996 23:30-23:59 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1995-12-17.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Mountain Rescue19960113

Producer: B. WHITNEY

Next in series: MIDWIVES

Previous in series: CHORUS GIRLS

Broadcast history

13 Jan 1996 18:50-19:20 (RADIO 4)

18 Jan 1996 23:30-23:59 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1995-12-17.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Mountain Rescue19960118

First broadcast on 1996-01-13

Producer: B. WHITNEY

Next in series: MIDWIVES

Previous in series: CHORUS GIRLS

Broadcast history

13 Jan 1996 18:50-19:20 (RADIO 4)

18 Jan 1996 23:30-23:59 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1995-12-17.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Mountain Rescue19960118

First broadcast on 1996-01-13

Producer: B. WHITNEY

Next in series: MIDWIVES

Previous in series: CHORUS GIRLS

Broadcast history

13 Jan 1996 18:50-19:20 (RADIO 4)

18 Jan 1996 23:30-23:59 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1995-12-17.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Taxi Drivers19900407

Producer: M. EMBER

Notes: TAPE BOOKED OUT TO M.EMBER 14.12.90:IGNORE LOAN 22/313

Next in series: 14 April 1990

Previous in series: 28 October 1989

Broadcast history

07 Apr 1990 19:10-19:45 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-03-13.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Taxi Drivers19900407

Producer: M. EMBER

Notes: TAPE BOOKED OUT TO M.EMBER 14.12.90:IGNORE LOAN 22/313

Next in series: 14 April 1990

Previous in series: 28 October 1989

Broadcast history

07 Apr 1990 19:10-19:45 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-03-13.

BBC Programme Number: 90HR0015

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Programme Catalogue - Details: Taxi Drivers19901228

Producer: M. EMBER

Next in series: DUNGAVEL PRISON

Previous in series: FROM THE FLY BELFAST

Broadcast history

28 Dec 1990 16:30-17:00 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-03-11.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Taxi Drivers19901228

Producer: M. EMBER

Next in series: DUNGAVEL PRISON

Previous in series: FROM THE FLY BELFAST

Broadcast history

28 Dec 1990 16:30-17:00 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-03-11.

BBC Programme Number: 90HA3096

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Programme Catalogue - Station

Radio 4

01West Indian Domino Players19970621

In this first programme, he joins the players of a game of dominoes. A far cry from the game played quietly at the back of an ENGLISH pub, this is the West INDIAn version - played with passion, loud bangs and ruthless psychology - the very essence of the Caribbean spirit.

01West Indian Domino Players19970621

In this first programme, he joins the players of a game of dominoes. A far cry from the game played quietly at the back of an ENGLISH pub, this is the West INDIAn version - played with passion, loud bangs and ruthless psychology - the very essence of the Caribbean spirit.

0219970628
0219970628
03Interior Designers19970705

he chooses this season's colour schemes in conversation with a group of interior designers and finds out why people pay to have someone else's taste imposed upon their homes.

03Interior Designers19970705

he chooses this season's colour schemes in conversation with a group of interior designers and finds out why people pay to have someone else's taste imposed upon their homes.

04The Royal Ballet Company19970712

These artistic athletes dance before the most critical audiences, who expect perfection in return for the highest priced seats in the West End.

04The Royal Ballet Company19970712

These artistic athletes dance before the most critical audiences, who expect perfection in return for the highest priced seats in the West End.

0519970719
0519970719
06 LAST19970726

Stratford-upon-Avon's Blue Badge guides are the brightest and best-trained tour guides in Britain. But how do they explain to a party of Japanese tourists what Wordsworth got up to in his toilet?

06 LAST19970726

Stratford-upon-Avon's Blue Badge guides are the brightest and best-trained tour guides in Britain. But how do they explain to a party of Japanese tourists what Wordsworth got up to in his toilet?