I Did It My Way

Performers and writers recall their radio life and times.

Episodes

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01Roy Hudd2008030120080302
20081004 (BBC7)
20081005 (BBC7)
20100130 (BBC7)
20110514 (BBC7)
20130112 (BBC7)
20140913 (BBC7)
20160514 (BBC7)

First in the hot-seat, comedian Roy Hudd, OBE, who talks to Peter Reed about his love of radio, and reveals the behind-the-scenes stories of making his hits, plus revealing his more dramatic side.


The News Huddlines (06/6/79), The Newly Discovered Casebook of Sherlock Holmes (16/01/1999), the Sony Gold winning Huddwinks (19860814) and Peter Tinniswood's play The Scan (29/09/1999).

The News Huddlines (06/06/79), The Newly Discovered Casebook of Sherlock Holmes (16/01/1999), the Sony Gold winning Huddwinks (14/08/86) and Peter Tinniswood's play The Scan (29/09/1999).

The comedian talks to Peter Reed about his radio life and times.

The comedian talks to Peter Reed about his radio life and times, spotlighting News Huddlines, Newly Discovered Casebook of Sherlock Holmes, Huddwinks and The Scan.

Much-loved comedian and actor Roy Hudd talks to Peter Reed about his radio life and times, with behind-the-scenes stories of making his on-air hit shows:

The News Huddlines (06/06/79). Poking fun at topical events and personalities, this series ran for 25 years on BBC Radio 2 when Roy was joined by Chris Emmett and his leading ladies Janet Brown, Alison Steadman and June Whitfield.

The Newly Discovered Casebook of Sherlock Holmes (16/01/1999). Roy dons his deerstalker to investigate 'The Case of the Clockwork Fiend' with June Whitfield.

The Sony Radio Academy Gold award-winning Huddwinks (14/08/86). Chris Emmett and Denise Coffey join Roy for 'Railway '86 - The Movie!': British Rail's new 'Silver Bullet' train ends up as a runaway express to Aberdeen.

Roy also reveals his more dramatic side in Peter Tinniswood's play The Scan (29/09/1999). Compulsive talker Ernest seeks reassurance from a protective nurse. Roy's co-star is Judy Cornwell.

Produced by Mik Wilkojc.

02Andy Hamilton2008040520080406
20090221 (BBC7)
20090222 (BBC7)
20100213 (BBC7)
20110507 (BBC7)
20130209 (BBC7)
20141025 (BBC7)

The writer and star of Old Harry's Game, Andy Hamilton, talks to Peter Reed about his radio life and times.

Featuring The Million Pound Radio Show, Old Harry's Game and Trevor's World of Sport.

The writer and performer talks to Peter Reed about his radio life and times, with The Million Pound Radio Show, Old Harry's Game, Revolting People and Trevor's World of Sport.

03Graeme Garden2008050320080504
20090321 (BBC7)
20090322 (BBC7)
20110521 (BBC7)

Writer and performer Graeme Garden talks to Peter Reed about his radio life and times.

Graeme recalls his early career from working with the likes of John Cleese, to becoming part of the hugely successful antidote to panel games, plus The Goodies.

Featuring I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again Jack the Ripper (11/11/1973); Giles Wemmbley Hogg Goes Off: New Zealand (19/11/2003); I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue (18/06/01); Hamish and Dougal: You'll Have Had Your Tea.

Series 3 Episode 6 and Spy Nozy and the poets (22/02/2001).

Graeme talks to Peter Reed about his radio life and times.

Graeme talks to Peter Reed about his radio life and times, including how he became part of the hugely successful antidote to panel games.

04Galton And Simpson2008070520080706
20091205 (BBC7)
20110827 (BBC7)
20130420 (BBC7)
20150425 (BBC7)
20160917 (BBC7)

Writers Ray Galton and Alan Simpson chat to Peter Reed about their radio life and times.

With Hancock's Half Hour, Clicquot et Fils, Steptoe and Son and Hancock's The Radio Ham.

Ray Galton and Alan Simpson discuss their life and times as comedy writers and feature audio highlights.

Hancock's Half Hour - The Threatening Letters (27/05/1958); The Galton and Simpson Playhouse Clicquot et Fils (29/12/2008); Frankie Howerd and June Whitfield Up Je T'aime (1971); Steptoe and Son at Buckingham Palace (1963); Steptoe and Son - Porn Yesterday (14/03/1976) and the Pye re-recording of Hancock's The Radio Ham (1961).

Galton and Simpson

With Clicquot et Fils, Steptoe and Son and Hancock's The Radio Ham.

Writers Ray Galton and Alan Simpson chat to Peter Reed about their radio life and times. With Clicquot et Fils, Steptoe and Son and Hancock's The Radio Ham.

The creators of Hancock's Half Hour and Steptoe and Son - comedy writers Ray Galton and Alan Simpson chat to Peter Reed about their radio life and times. Featuring:

* Hancock's Half Hour: The Threatening Letters:

The lad is full of the joys of Spring - until the postman arrives. Stars Tony Hancock, Sid James, Bill Kerr, Hattie Jacques and Kenneth Williams. From May 1958

* The Galton and Simpson Playhouse: Clicquot et Fils:

Monsieur Clicquot plans to improve his ailing funeral parlour. Stars Richard Griffiths and Josie Lawrence. From December 1998.

* Frankie Howerd and June Whitfield 'Up Je T'aime' - duet recorded in1971

* Steptoe and Son at Buckingham Palace - 1963 recording from The Royal Variety Performance.

* Steptoe and Son: Porn Yesterday:

Harold's aghast when he sees 'What the Butler Saw'. Adapted from TV with Wilfrid Brambell and Harry H Corbett. From March 1976.

* Hancock: The Radio Ham: the Pye re-recording:

The originally BBC TV-only episode performed before an audience for an album release in 1961. Amateur radio enthusiast Tony Hancock receives a mayday call from a yachtsman in distress.

Produced by Mik Wilkojc.

05Simon Brett2009042520100220
20110625 (BBC7)
20130105 (BBC7)
20140705 (BBC7)

The novelist, writer and ex-BBC producer talks about his radio life and times.

The novelist, writer and ex-BBC producer talks to Peter Reed about his radio life and times.

Featuring Frank Muir Goes into Television, After Henry, A Series of Murders and Hoax!

Novelist, playwright and one-time BBC producer Simon Brett talks to Peter Reed.

Novelist, playwright and one-time BBC producer Simon Brett talks to Peter Reed about his radio life and times.

Featuring 'Frank Muir Goes Into...

Television' (first broadcast 1975).

The writer and ex-BBC producer talks to Peter Reed about his radio life and times.

The writer and ex-BBC producer talks to Peter Reed about his radio life and times. Featuring Frank Muir Goes Into Television, After Henry, A Series Of Murders and Hoax!

The writer and former BBC producer talks to Peter Reed about his radio career.

His radio series No Commitments, After Henry and Charles Paris are all firm favourites in the BBC Radio 4 Extra schedule. Simon recalls his first radio moments as a listener and later as a radio producer, revealing the career path he took along the way that saw him move into TV and writing

Featuring 'Frank Muir Goes Into... Television' (22/09/75), 'After Henry' (20/10/87), 'A Series Of Murders' (25/09/04) and 'Hoax!' (15/10/96).

06Andrew Sachs2010042420110618
20130330 (BBC7)
20150404 (BBC7)

The Fawlty Towers actor and writer chats to Peter Reed about his radio life and times.

Featuring: Father Brown, Wiggly Park, The Revenge, Running Away and Cash Me a Portrait.

The Fawlty Towers actor and writer chats to Peter Reed about his radio life and times. Featuring Father Brown, Wiggly Park, The Revenge, Running Away and Cash Me a Portrait.