Catch 22

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Programme Catalogue - Details: 1990050119900501

01 May 1990

Producer: MARTIN, Philip

Next in series: 1/8

Description

SBH:CATCH 22: the novel by Joseph Heller.

Abridged in 12 episodes by Alan England.

Read by Quint Boa.

Produced by Philip Martin.

Broadcast history

01 May 1990 00:00-00:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Alan England (adap)

Joseph Heller (Author)

Philip Martin (Producer)

Quint Boa (rdr)

Notes: CAIRS 505326.

0120030613

First of an eight-part adaptation of Joseph Heller's classic novel centring around a group of World War Two fliers in the Mediterranean, and the insanity of war.

0220030620

Second of an eight-part adaptation of Joseph Heller's classic novel centring around a group of World War Two fliers in the Mediterranean, and the insanity of war.

0320030627

William Hootkins reads the third in an eight-part adaptation of Joseph Heller's classic novel.

Captain Yossarian has another plan to avoid flying more missions.

0420030704

Colonel Cathcart has a crisis of confidence, prompted by Yossarian being naked on parade.

0520030711

William Hootkins continues reading an eight-part adaptation of Joseph Heller's classic novel.

A bigger issue than the crisis of confidence looms for Captain Yossarian.

0620030718

William Hootkins continues reading an eight-part adaptation of Joseph Heller's classic novel.

Captain Yossarian finds himself back in hospital with a thigh wound.

0720030725

William Hootkins continues reading an eight-part adaptation of Joseph Heller's classic novel.

A party for the squadron at Thanksgiving gets out of hand.

The chaplain has a change of heart.

08 LAST20030801

8/8: William Hootkins concludes reading an eight-part adaptation of Joseph Heller's classic novel.

Yossarian thinks that he has finally stumbled upon the real meaning of Catch-22.

/ William Hootkins concludes reading an eight-part adaptation of Joseph Heller's classic novel.

0119900508

Producer: P.

MARTIN

Next in series: CATCH 22 EPISODE 2

Previous in series: AMERICAN SLAVE PART 5

Description

1/12.

By Joseph HELLER.

Abridged by Alan ENGLAND.

Read by Quint BOA.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

Broadcast history

08 May 1990 22:45-23:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Alan England (adap)

Joseph Heller (Author)

Philip Martin (Producer)

Quint Boa (rdr)

Recorded on 1990-03-24.

0120110926

by Joseph Heller

Joseph Heller's iconoclastic novel is 50 years old.

Yossarian is in hospital with a pain in his liver and is given the task of censoring letters.

Keen to be grounded after a disastrous mission to Avignon, Yossarian has the unassailable circular logic of Catch 22 explained to him.

"There was only one catch and that was Catch 22."

Abridged by Robin Brooks

Read by Stuart Milligan

Produced by Gaynor Macfarlane.

Yossarian is introduced to the unassailable circular logic of Catch 22.

0219900509

Producer: P.

MARTIN

Next in series: CATCH 22 EPISODE 3

Previous in series: CATCH 22 EPISODE 1

Description

2/12.

By Joseph HELLER.

Abridged by Alan ENGLAND.

Read by Quint BOA.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

Broadcast history

09 May 1990 22:45-23:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Alan England (adap)

Joseph Heller (Author)

Philip Martin (Producer)

Quint Boa (rdr)

Recorded on 1990-03-24.

0220110927

by Joseph Heller.

Colonel Cathcart keeps raising the number of missions to be flown by the men.

Yossarian is determined not to fly any more missions but keeps coming up against the unassailable logic of Catch 22.

Abridged by Robin Brooks.

Read by Stuart Milligan

Produced by Gaynor Macfarlane.

Yossarian is determined not to fly any more missions but keeps coming up against Catch 22.

0319900510

Producer: P.

MARTIN

Next in series: CATCH 22 EPISODE 4

Previous in series: CATCH 22 EPISODE 2

Description

3/12.

By Joseph HELLER.

Abridged by Alan ENGLAND.

Read by Quint BOA.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

Broadcast history

10 May 1990 22:45-23:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Alan England (adap)

Joseph Heller (Author)

Philip Martin (Producer)

Quint Boa (rdr)

Recorded on 1990-03-25.

0320110928

by Joseph Heller

Faced with a bombing raid to Bologna, Yossarian decides to take direct action.

Abridged by Robin Brooks

Read by Stuart Milligan

Produced by Gaynor Macfarlane.

0419900511

Producer: P.

MARTIN

Next in series: CATCH 22 EPISODE 6

Previous in series: CATCH 22 EPISODE 3

Description

4/12.

By Joseph HELLER.

Abridged by Alan ENGLAND.

Read by Quint BOA.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

Broadcast history

11 May 1990 22:45-23:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Alan England (adap)

Joseph Heller (Author)

Philip Martin (Producer)

Quint Boa (rdr)

Recorded on 1990-03-25.

0420110929

by Joseph Heller.

Marking the 50th anniversary of Heller's ground-breaking novel.

After a terrifying mission to Ferrara, Yossarian bails out on the next.

The revenge from the powers-that-be is to make Yossarian fly lead on the next bombing raid, to Bologna, where they encounter heavy flak.

Orr is forced into yet another emergency crash landing.

Abridged by Robin Brooks.

Read by Stuart Milligan

Produced by Gaynor Macfarlane.

The powers-that-be make Yossarian fly lead in the Bologna bombing mission.

0520110930

by Joseph Heller

Colonel Cathcart is plagued by several Yossarians, there is an outbreak of moaning in the briefing room and Major Danby is faced with summary execution.

Abridged by Robin Brooks

Read by Stuart Milligan

Produced by Gaynor Macfarlane.

Colonel Cathcart faces a plague of Yossarians, and there is an outbreak of moaning.

0619900515

Producer: P.

MARTIN

Next in series: CATCH 22 EPISODE 7

Previous in series: CATCH 22 EPISODE 4

Description

6/12.

By Joseph HELLER.

Abridged by Alan ENGLAND.

Read by Quint BOA.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

Broadcast history

15 May 1990 22:45-23:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Alan England (adap)

Joseph Heller (Author)

Philip Martin (Producer)

Quint Boa (rdr)

Recorded on 1990-03-26.

0620111003

by Joseph Heller

In Heller's iconoclastic comic masterpiece, bombardier Yossarian's attempts to stop flying combat missions are met by the unassailable circular logic of Catch 22.

Milo Minderbender's capitalist enterprise looks set for world domination and Yossarian decides against clothes.

Including his uniform.

Abridged by Robin Brooks

Read by Stuart Milligan

Produced by Gaynor Macfarlane.

Milo's capitalist enterprise shifts up a gear, and Yossarian decides against clothes.

0719900516

Producer: P.

MARTIN

Next in series: CATCH 22 EPISODE 8

Previous in series: CATCH 22 EPISODE 6

Description

7/12.

By Joseph HELLER.

Abridged by Alan ENGLAND.

Read by Quint BOA.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

Broadcast history

16 May 1990 22:45-23:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Alan England (adap)

Joseph Heller (Author)

Philip Martin (Producer)

Quint Boa (rdr)

Recorded on 1990-03-26.

0720111004

by Joseph Heller

Nately has fallen in love with a whore in Rome and Orr crash lands again and then attempts to persuade Yossarian to fly with him in future.

Yossarian refuses.

It is a decision that he will come to regret.

Abridged by Robin Brooks

Read by Stuart Milligan

Produced by Gaynor Macfarlane.

Orr crash-lands again and tries to persuade Yossarian to fly with him.

0819900517

Producer: P.

MARTIN

Next in series: CATCH 22 EPISODE 9

Previous in series: CATCH 22 EPISODE 7

Description

8/12.

By Joseph HELLER.

Abridged by Alan ENGLAND.

Read by Quint BOA.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

Broadcast history

17 May 1990 22:45-23:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Alan England (adap)

Joseph Heller (Author)

Philip Martin (Producer)

Quint Boa (rdr)

Recorded on 1990-03-26.

0820111005

by Joseph Heller

Orr is lost and, flying with McWatt, Yossarian is terrified by his gung-ho attitude and low-level flying, which is to have horrific consequences at the beach.

Abridged by Robin Brooks

Read by Stuart Milligan

Produced by Gaynor Macfarlane.

McWatt's terrifying low-level flying has horrific consequences at the beach.

0919900518

Producer: P.

MARTIN

Next in series: CATCH 22 EPISODE 10

Previous in series: CATCH 22 EPISODE 8

Description

9/12.

By Joseph HELLER.

Abridged by Alan ENGLAND.

Read by Quint BOA.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

Broadcast history

18 May 1990 22:45-23:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Alan England (adap)

Joseph Heller (Author)

Philip Martin (Producer)

Quint Boa (rdr)

Recorded on 1990-03-27.

0920111006

by Joseph Heller

Yossarian begs Nately not to volunteer for any more missions.

Nately's whore has finally fallen in love with Nately, just before he is lost on a bombing raid to La Spezia.

Nately's whore holds Yossarian responsible for Nately's death and comes after him with first a potato peeler then a bread knife.

Abridged by Robin Brooks

Read by Stuart Milligan

Produced by Gaynor Macfarlane.

Nately's whore holds Yossarian responsible for Nately's death and comes after him.

1019900521

Producer: P.

MARTIN

Next in series: CATCH 22 EPISODE 11

Previous in series: CATCH 22 EPISODE 9

Description

10/12.

By Joseph HELLER.

Abridged by Alan ENGLAND.

Read by Quint BOA.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

Broadcast history

21 May 1990 22:45-23:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Alan England (adap)

Joseph Heller (Author)

Philip Martin (Producer)

Quint Boa (rdr)

Recorded on 1990-03-27.

10 LAST20111007

by Joseph Heller

In the final episode, Colonel Korn offers Yossarian a deal, there is news of Orr and we discover the truth about what happened with Snowden.

Abridged by Robin Brooks

Read by Stuart Milligan

Produced by Gaynor Macfarlane.

Colonel Korn offers Yossarian an odious deal and there is extraordinary news about Orr.

1119900522

Producer: P.

MARTIN

Next in series: CATCH 22 EPISODE 12

Previous in series: CATCH 22 EPISODE 10

Description

11/12.

By Joseph HELLER.

Abridged by Alan ENGLAND.

Read by Quint BOA.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

Broadcast history

22 May 1990 22:45-23:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Alan England (adap)

Joseph Heller (Author)

Philip Martin (Producer)

Quint Boa (rdr)

Recorded on 1990-03-27.

12 LAST19900523

Producer: P.

MARTIN

Next in series: THE DRAGON CAN'T DANCE, Episode 1

Previous in series: CATCH 22 EPISODE 11

Description

12/12.

By Joseph HELLER.

Abridged by Alan ENGLAND.

Read by Quint BOA.

Subject Categories

readings programmes (programme format)

Broadcast history

23 May 1990 22:45-23:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Alan England (adap)

Joseph Heller (Author)

Philip Martin (Producer)

Quint Boa (rdr)

Recorded on 1990-03-27.