Lines From My Grandfather's Forehead

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20090313 (BBC7)
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A bizarre slice of Shakespeare - and a poem for a man with a plan.

20090306 (BBC7)
20120619 (BBC7)

A forgetful actor and people who use lots of words but say very little. From August 1972.

A forgetful actor - and people who use lots of words but say very little. Sketch comedy with Ronnie Barker. From August 1972.

20090227 (BBC7)
20120612 (BBC7)
20120616 (BBC7)

A musing pianist and a two headed 'Great Eccentric'. Sketch comedy with Ronnie Barker.

A musing pianist and a two headed 'Great Eccentric'. Sketch comedy with Ronnie Barker and Pauline Yates. From August 1972.

20090213 (BBC7)
20120522 (BBC7)

Improvement grants explained and a plumber muses on words. Sketch comedy from July 1972.

Improvement grants explained and a plumber muses on words. Sketch comedy with Ronnie Barker and Pauline Yates. From July 1972.

1972070920080102 (BBC7)
20120515 (BBC7)
20120519 (BBC7)

Reshuffling Patron Saints and an 'Under Milk Wood' spoof. Sketch comedy with Ronnie Barker and Pauline Yates. From July 1972.

Reshuffling Patron Saints and an 'Under Milk Wood' spoof. Sketch comedy from July 1972.

1972080620110216 (BBC7)
20120605 (BBC7)

Angry antique dealers and it's not the end of the world.

We Present The Last And Final Episode Of Paul Chappell And The Squalid Affair1972072320090220 (BBC7)
20120529 (BBC7)

A spoof Paul Temple and wires get crossed on the telephone.

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0102Good Evening - This Is An Announcement From Your Captain *1971022220030712 (BBC7)
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20071121 (BBC7)
20081226 (BBC7)
20101208 (BBC7)
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20150809 (BBC7)

A laughing tax inspector - and a right royal surprise.

A laughing tax inspector and a right royal surprise. Sketch comedy with Ronnie Barker.

Trouble at sea, a laughing tax inspector and a right royal surprise.

A sequential entertainment for radio starring Ronnie Barker.

With Terence Brady, Pauline Yates and Josephine Gordon. Pianist: Gordon Langford

Written by Terence Brady, John Graham, Allan Scott and Chris Bryant, Gerald Wiley ( Ronnie's Barker's pseudonym) and Gordon Langford.

Producer John Fawcett-Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1971.

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0104Good Morning Mr Braithwaite, Sit Down Won't You *1971030820030719 (BBC7)
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20071121 (BBC7)
20071128 (BBC7)
20090102 (BBC7)
20090921 (BBC7)
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20120410 (BBC7)
20150816 (BBC7)

A eulogy to Beethoven, and the building of a bus shelter.

A eulogy to Beethoven - and the epic tale of the building of a new bus shelter.

A sequential entertainment for radio starring Ronnie Barker.

With Terence Brady, Pauline Yates and Josephine Gordon. Pianist: Gordon Langford

Written by Chris Allen, JHB Peel, John Graham, Allan Scott and Chris Bryant, Peter Spence and Gerald Wiley ( Ronnie's Barker's pseudonym)

Producer John Fawcett-Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1971.

0105Aye, You May Laugh, Master Marlowe *1971031520030726 (BBC7)
20030802 (BBC7)
20041214 (BBC7)
20060411 (BBC7)
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20060418 (BBC7)
20060419 (BBC7)
20070111 (BBC7)
20070112 (BBC7)
20070118 (BBC7)
20070119 (BBC7)
20071128 (BBC7)
20071205 (BBC7)
20090109 (BBC7)
20090928 (BBC7)
20101229 (BBC7)
20120417 (BBC7)
20150823 (BBC7)

A rival to the Bard of Avon - and buying a teaspoon.

A rival to the Bard of Avon, and the challenge of buying an antique teaspoon.

A rival to the Bard of Avon, the challenge of buying an antique teaspoon and a sleepless night.

A sequential entertainment for radio starring Ronnie Barker.

With Terence Brady and Pauline Yates. Pianist: Gordon Langford. Guitarist: Dick Abell.

Written by Terence Brady, Donald Churchill, David Climie, John Graham, Charles Mackay, Spike Milligan, Peter Spence, Roger Till, Gerald Wiley ( Ronnie's Barker's pseudonym) and Gordon Langford.

Producer John Fawcett-Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1971.

0106Could I Have The Baby, Please *1971032220030802 (BBC7)
20060418 (BBC7)
20060419 (BBC7)
20070118 (BBC7)
20070119 (BBC7)
20071205 (BBC7)
20090116 (BBC7)
20091005 (BBC7)
20110105 (BBC7)
20120424 (BBC7)
20150830 (BBC7)

A struggling vicar at a christening and profiling a renowned Welsh birthday card poet.

A struggling vicar and a Welsh birthday card poet. Sketch comedy from March 1971.

A struggling vicar and a Welsh birthday card poet. Sketch comedy with Ronnie Barker and Pauline Yates. From March 1971.

0107In The House Of Commons Today *1971032920030809 (BBC7)
20030823 (BBC7)
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20070125 (BBC7)
20070126 (BBC7)
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20071212 (BBC7)
20080102 (BBC7)
20090123 (BBC7)
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20091012 (BBC7)
20091026 (BBC7)
20110112 (BBC7)
20110126 (BBC7)
20120501 (BBC7)
20150906 (BBC7)

A bungling burglar, a struggling pianist and a typical Sunday with the Clegworthy family.

A bungling burglar, a struggling pianist and the Clegworthy family's Sunday.

A bungling burglar, a struggling pianist and the Clegworthy family's Sunday. Sketch comedy with Ronnie Barker. From March 1971.

0108 LASTLadies And Gentlemen I Have Been Asked *1971040520030816 (BBC7)
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20071226 (BBC7)
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20091019 (BBC7)
20110119 (BBC7)
20120508 (BBC7)

An unusual romantic tryst, a song about blossoms and Sir Arnold Baker is celebrated. For what, we really don't know.

An odd romantic tryst and the life of a great Englishman. From April 1971.

An odd romantic tryst and the life of a great Englishman. Sketch comedy with Ronnie Barker and Pauline Yates. From April 1971.

0201And Now Here At The Albert Hall We Come To The Main Item In Tonight's Concert Program *1972072120030823 (BBC7)
20031208 (BBC7)
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20080102 (BBC7)
20090206 (BBC7)
20091026 (BBC7)
20110126 (BBC7)

A reshuffle of Patron Saints, a London busker and a new take on 'Under Milk Wood'.

0202Good Evening - I Want To Talk To You Tonight About Improvement Grants * *1972072820030830 (BBC7)
20031215 (BBC7)
20050119 (BBC7)
20050125 (BBC7)
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20080109 (BBC7)
20090213 (BBC7)
20091102 (BBC7)
20110202 (BBC7)

Improvement grants explained and a plumber muses on words.

Sketch comedy from July 1972.

Sketch comedy with Ronnie Barker and Pauline Yates.

From July 1972.

Improvement grants explained - and how to avoid socialising by putting some milk on.

Stars Ronnie Barker.

Ronnie Barker and the team show you how to avoid socialising by putting some milk on.

Improvement grants explained - and how to avoid socialising by putting some milk on. S

tars Ronnie Barker.

0203We Present The Last And Final Episode Of Paul Chappell And The Squalid Affair * *1972080420031229 (BBC7)
20050126 (BBC7)
20080116 (BBC7)
20090220 (BBC7)
20091109 (BBC7)
20110207 (BBC7)
20110209 (BBC7)

A spoof Paul Temple and wires get crossed on the telephone.

Sketch comedy from July 1972.

Sketch comedy with Ronnie Barker and Pauline Yates.

From July 1972.

A spoof Paul Temple - and a case of cross-wires on the telephone.

Stars Ronnie Barker and Pauline Yates.

Ronnie Barker stars in this classic radio sketch show.

First heard in July 1972.

A spoof Paul Temple - and a case of cross-wired on the telephone.

02041972081120040105 (BBC7)
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0205And Now Before The Next Programme1972081820040112 (BBC7)
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20060530 (BBC7)
20060531 (BBC7)
20110216 (BBC7)

Angry antique dealers and it's not the end of the world. Sketch comedy with Ronnie Barker.

Sketch comedy with Ronnie Barker and Pauline Yates. From August 1972.

Ronnie Barker writes and appears in this seminal sketch show, first broadcast August 1972.

Angry antique dealers and it's not the end of the world.

Sketch comedy with Ronnie Barker.

Sketch comedy with Ronnie Barker and Pauline Yates.

From August 1972.

0206Right Lads, I Want You To Go Straight Into The Attack Today... *1972082520040119 (BBC7)
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20080123 (BBC7)
20090227 (BBC7)
20091116 (BBC7)
20110223 (BBC7)

Ronnie Barker stars as, amongst other things, a two headed man in this sketch show from August 1972.

A musing pianist and a two headed 'Great Eccentric'.

Sketch comedy with Ronnie Barker.

Sketch comedy with Ronnie Barker and Pauline Yates.

From August 1972.

A musing pianist - and 'Great Eccentrics' introduces a two-headed man.

Stars Ronnie Barker and Pauline Yates.

Sketch comedy from August 1972.

0207He Seemed To Have So Much To Say Into His Neighbours Ear... *1972090120040126 (BBC7)
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20080130 (BBC7)
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20110302 (BBC7)

The 'One Ronnie' Ronnie Barker, with a collection of sketches, prose, poems and music.

From August 1972.

Forehead.

Ronnie Barker with a collection of sketches, prose, poems and music.

A forgetful actor and people who use lots of words but say very little.

Sketch comedy with Ronnie Barker. A forgetful actor - and a Society for People Who Use a Lot of Words and Say Very Little.

Sketch comedy with Ronnie Barker.

A forgetful actor - and a Society for People Who Use a Lot of Words and Say Very Little.

0208 LASTCome In - Come In Mr Brown... *1972090820040202 (BBC7)
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20091130 (BBC7)
20110309 (BBC7)

Ronnie Barker plays various and sundry characters in this 1970s sketch show.

Ronnie Barker plays various and sundry characters in this 1972 sketch show.

The 'One Ronnie' Ronnie Barker, with a collection of sketches, prose, poems and music.

From August 1972.

A bizarre slice of Shakespeare - and a poem for a man with a plan.

Sketch comedy with Ronnie Barker. Stars Ronnie Barker and Pauline Yates.

Sketch comedy with Ronnie Barker.

Stars Ronnie Barker and Pauline Yates.