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Four audio diaries, each from several points of view.

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19971016]

Four audio diaries, each from several points of view.

1: The story of Chris, a 14-year-old who attends a school for emotionally disturbed boys but longs for the relative anonymity of a comprehensive school. Producer John Byrne

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971016]

Producer: John Byrne

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971023]

Four audio diaries, each told from several points of view.

2: A woman's cosmetic surgery as viewed by the woman, her boyfriend and her surgeon provides a story of surfaces and hidden depths. Producer Mary Ward Lowery

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971023]

Producer: Mary Ward Lowery

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971030]

Four audio diaries, each told from several points of view.

3: Frank has multiple sclerosis and his wife Florence gives him the 24-hour care he needs. They both need a break from the emotional stress of this demanding relationship, but how will they cope away from each other? Producer Mary Ward Lowery

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971030]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19971106]

The last of four audio diaries.

The Funny Farm. Funny men and women learn the secret rites of TV sitcom. The experience is recorded by two of the students together with tutors Simon Nye and Sue Teddern. Producer Paul Dodgson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971106]

Unknown: Simon Nye

Unknown: Sue Teddern.

Producer: Paul Dodgson

0119971016

The story of Chris, a 14-year-old who attends a school for emotionally disturbed boys but longs for the relative anonymity of a comprehensive school.

01Vicars1996010419960107

Producer: J.

MILLS

Next in series: 2.

INVASION OF EDINBURGH

Broadcast history

04 Jan 1996 09:30-10:00 (RADIO 4)

07 Jan 1996 21:00-21:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1995-12-28

First broadcast on 1996-01-04

0219971023

A woman's cosmetic SURGERY as viewed by the woman, her boyfriend and her surgeon is the basis of this story.

The woman wants to alter the shape of her nose, but her boyfriend is aganist SURGERY.

02Invasion Of Edinburgh1996011119960114

Producer: J.

MILLS

Next in series: 3.FATHER AND SONNY

Previous in series: VICARS

Description

Dreams of stardom as a group of performers take their 1st show to the Fringe.

"Last night we played to 12 people.

A quarter walked out, the rest were either asleep of drunk." Audio diaries from more than one point of view.

Subject Categories

day in the life documentaries (genre)

arts programmes (genre)

cassette tapes

diaries

Broadcast history

11 Jan 1996 09:30-10:00 (RADIO 4)

14 Jan 1996 21:00-21:30 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Jenni Mills (Producer)

Ross Smith (Speaker)

Sarah Nield (Speaker)

David Read (contributor (spkr)) (Speaker)

Recorded on 1995-11-10

First broadcast on 1996-01-11

0319971030

Frank has multiple sclerosis and his wife Florence gives him the 24-hour care he needs.

They both need a break from the emotional stress of this demanding relationship, and two weeks of respite in a nearby nursing home seem like a godsend.

But how will they cope away from each other?

03Father And Sonny1996011819960121

Producer: J.MILLS

Next in series: FEELING THE KICKS

Previous in series: 2.

INVASION OF EDINBURGH

Description

3/4 audio diaries.

Twelve year old Sonny Pike is a footballing genius.

Nurturing his talent is his dad's mission in life.

Producer Jenni Mills.

Subject Categories

documentaries (programme format)

genius

children (persons)

football

footballers

oral history programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

18 Jan 1996 09:30-10:00 (RADIO 4)

21 Jan 1996 21:00-21:30 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Jenni Mills (Producer)

Sonny Pike (Speaker)

Mick Pike (Speaker)

Recorded on 1996-01-14

First broadcast on 1996-01-18

04Feeling The Kicks1996012519960128

Producer: J.MILLS

Next in series: CHRIS'S STORY

Previous in series: 3.FATHER AND SONNY

Description

3 young single mothers-to-be living in neighbouring bedsits await the births of their babies."I wrote a note saying, I'm going to have your baby, stuck it thru his door wrapped up with the book "How to Prepare You for being a Dad".

Subject Categories

day in the life documentaries (genre)

profiles (programme format)

diaries

Broadcast history

25 Jan 1996 09:30-10:00 (RADIO 4)

28 Jan 1996 21:00-21:30 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Jenni Mills (Producer)

Claire Stone (Speaker)

Michelle Parsons (Speaker)

Seina Robinson (Speaker)

Recorded on 1996-01-21

First broadcast on 1996-01-25

04 LASTThe Funny Farm19971106

In a farmhouse in the heart of the DEVON countryside, 16 funny men and women assemble to learn the secret rites of television situation comedy.

The highs and lows of the experience are recorded by two of the students, together with tutors Simon Nye and Sue Teddern