The Jason Explanation

Sketch show in which David Jason attempts to understand various aspects of modern life.

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01Of Culture19900507

Four programmes. 1: Culture

David Jason steps boldly into Lord Clark's shoes, assisted by Stephen Moore , Sheila Steafel , David Tate and John Owen Edwards and his musicians.

Script Colin Bostock-Smith Andy Hamilton , Barry Pilton Alistair Beaton , Roger Woddis Producer Geoffrey Perkins Stereo (R)

02Of Illness19900514

Four programmes. 2: Illness

David Jason chases nurses aided by Sheila Burnette , Royce Mills , David Tate and the music of John Owen Edwards. Script Colin Bostock Smith

Andy Hamilton. Barry Pilton Lyrics Alistair Beaton

Producer Geoffrey Perkins Stereo (R)

03Of The Printed Word19900521

Four programmes.

3: The Printed Word

Watch the misprints fly as David Jason looks at thE Printid Werd, corrected by his team of scribes: Sheila Steafel , Jon Glover and Gordon Clyde. Music Dave Cooke

Lyrics Alistair Beaton

Script Colin Bostock-Smith,

Andy Hamilton , Guy Jenkin , Rory McGrath ,

Martin Bergman , Brian Bethell , Chris Stratford and Dave Morley Producer Jimmy Mulville Stereo (R)

04 LASTOf Education19900528

The last of four programmes: Education David Jason with the help of Stephen Moore , Royce Mills and Sheila Steafel , and the music of John Owen Edwards. Script Colin Bostock-Smith Andy Hamilton. Barry Pilton Lyrics Alistair Beaton

Producer Geoffrey Perkins Stereo (R)

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Starting with cash.

David Jason's probe of modern life sets out to comprehend cash.

With Miriam Margolyes and Royce Mills.

From September 1977.

David Jason sets out to comprehend cash.

With Miriam Margolyes.

The Jason Explanation...

of Money - David Jason's probe of modern life sets out to comprehend cash.

David Jason's probe of modern life sets out to comprehend cash. With Miriam Margolyes.

David Jason's probe of modern life sets out to comprehend cash. With Miriam Margolyes and Royce Mills. From September 1977.

0102Of Love, Sex And Marriage1977090919770910
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Jason illustrates the difficulties of relationships in his own unique way.

David Jason tries to crack relationships via computer dating and Punch and Judy.

With Sheila Steafel.

From September 1977.

David Jason tries to crack relationships via computer dating and Punch and Judy. With Sheila Steafel. From September 1977.

0103Of Communications1977091619770917
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This week he looks at communications.

David Jason gets chatty with animals and plants - and a wife nags her late husband.

With Sheila Steafel.

To complete the celebration of producer Geoffrey Perkins, David Jason gets chatty.

To complete the celebration of producer Geoffrey Perkins, David Jason gets chatty with animals and plants. From September 1977.<20031017]

To complete the celebration of producer Geoffrey Perkins, David Jason gets chatty with animals and plants. From September 1977.

David Jason gets chatty with animals and plants. With Sheila Steafel.

David Jason gets chatty with animals and plants. With Sheila Steafel. Writers include Andy Hamilton. From September 1977.

David Jason gets chatty with animals and plants.

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David Jason's attempts to comprehend the vagaries of modern life continue with a comic perusal of politics.

David Jason elects to poke fun at the Houses of Parliament.

With Sheila Steafel and Chris Emmett.

From September 1977.

With Sheila Steafel.

David Jason elects to poke fun at the Houses of Parliament. With Sheila Steafel.

David Jason elects to poke fun at the Houses of Parliament. With Sheila Steafel and Chris Emmett. From September 1977.

David Jason and company elect to poke fun at the Houses of Parliament.

With Sheila Steafel, Royce Mills and Chris Emmett.

Following in the footsteps of Lord Clark, Dr Bronowski and Professor Galbraith, David Jason unravels the mysteries of the universe and the meaning of life.

Scripted by Colin Bostock Smith, Andy Hamilton, Barry Pilton and Alastair Beaton.

Music by John Owen Edwards

Producer: Geoffrey Perkins

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 4 in September 1977.

0105Of Travel And Leisure1977093019771001
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David Jason and chums go fishing, train-spotting and skateboarding.

Writers include Andy Hamilton.

From September 1977.

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David Jason and chums go fishing, train-spotting and skateboarding. Writers include Andy Hamilton. From September 1977.

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David Jason explores fork bending, time travel and things that go bump in the night.

With Sheila Steafel.

From October 1977.

Fork bending, time travel and things that go bump in the night are all explored by David Jason.David Jason explores fork bending, time travel and things that go bump in the night.

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David Jason explores fork bending, time travel and things that go bump in the night. With Sheila Steafel. From October 1977.

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Next in series: THE PRINTED WORD

Previous in series: CULTURE

Description

Davis JASON chases nurses with the help of Sheila BURNETTE, Royce MILLS, David TATE and the music of John Owen EDWARDS.

Subject Categories

comedy programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

14 May 1990 23:00-23:30 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Peter Jefferson (ann)

Andy Hamilton (Author)

Colin Bostock-Smith (Author)

Alistair Beaton (Author)

Barry Pilton (Author)

Paul Leigh (Author)

Peter Chapman (bass)

John Edwards (Composer)

David Tate (ent)

David Jason (ent)

Royce Mills (ent)

Sheila Burnette (ent)

David Locke (perc)

Geoffrey Perkins (Producer)

Recorded on 1990-02-19.

0204Of War19781021
0205Of Crime19781028
0206Of Taboos19781104
0207Of Culture1978111119900507

Producer: S.

SMITH

Next in series: ILLNESS

Previous in series: THE FESTIVE SEASON

Description

David JASON steps boldly into Lord Clark's shoes, assisted by Stephen MOORE,

Subject Categories

comedy programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

07 May 1990 23:00-23:30 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Eugene Fraser (ann)

Andy Hamilton (Author)

Colin Bostock-Smith (Author)

Alistair Beaton (Author)

Guy Jenkin (Author)

Barry Pilton (Author)

Roger Woddis (Author)

Peter Chapman (bass)

David Tate (ent)

Stephen Moore (ent)

David Jason (ent)

Sheila Steafel (ent)

David Locks (perc)

John Edwards (pno)

Geoffrey Perkins (Producer)

Omar Ebrahim (ten)

Mary Hillier (vlc)

Recorded on 1990-02-19.

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0301Of Law And Order19800403
0302Of Showbusiness19800410
0303Of Progress19800417
0304Of The 60s19800424
0305Of Religion19800501
0306Of The Body19800508
0307Of The Printed Word1980051519900521

Producer: S.

SMITH

Previous in series: ILLNESS

Description

Watch the misprints fly as David JASON looks at the Printid Werd, corrected

Subject Categories

comedy programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

21 May 1990 23:00-23:30 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Rory Mcgrath (Author)

Andy Hamilton (Author)

Colin Bostock-Smith (Author)

Alistair Beaton (Author)

Guy Jenkin (Author)

Martin Bergman (Author)

Dave Morley (Author)

Brian Bethell (Author)

Chris Stratford (Author)

Dave Cooke (Composer)

Jon Glover (ent)

David Jason (ent)

Sheila Steafel (ent)

Gordon Clyde (ent)

Jimmy Mulville (Producer)

Recorded on 1990-02-19.

0308 LASTOf The Family19800522
0401Of Natural History19810720
0402Of The Seven Deadly Sins19810727
0403Of Age19810803
0404Of Fear19810810
0405Of Business And Pleasure19810817
0406Of Saturday Night19810824
0407Of Fads And Fashions19810831
0408 LASTOf Myths And Legends1981090720030712 (BBC7)