My Uncle Silas

H E Bates' stories about Great Uncle Silas, aged 95, who tells his nephew about the years he's spent as a rural reprobate.

Abridged and read by David Neal.

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Programme Catalogue - Details: 3/419901211

BBC Programme Number: 86DB1151

First broadcast on 1988-09-16

Recorded on 1986-12-08

Producer: C. COOKSON

Notes: CAIRS 419995

Previous in series: 4/4

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SBH:MY UNCLE SILAS: The Return. A short story by H.E. Bates. Abridged and read by David Neal. Produced by Cherry Cookson.

OTN:TLN649/86DB1151 TXN/TDT:R4 16-Sep-1988 CON:BATES H E (auth) NEAL David (adap) NEAL David (rdr) COOKSON Cherry (prod) WTL:My Uncle Silas: The Return

Broadcast history

16 Sep 1988 22:15-22:29 (RADIO 4)

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

Contributors

David Neal (adap)

H Bates (Author)

Cherry Cookson (Producer)

Programme Catalogue - Station

Radio 4

03The Return19901211

First broadcast on 1988-09-16

Producer: C.

COOKSON

Previous in series: 4/4

Description

SBH:MY UNCLE SILAS: The Return.

A short story by H.E.

Bates.

Abridged and read by David Neal.

Produced by Cherry Cookson.

OTN:TLN649/86DB1151 TXN/TDT:R4 16-Sep-1988 CON:BATES H E (auth) NEAL David (adap) NEAL David (rdr) COOKSON Cherry (prod) WTL:My Uncle Silas: The Return

Broadcast history

16 Sep 1988 22:15-22:29 (RADIO 4)

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

Contributors

David Neal (adap)

H Bates (Author)

Cherry Cookson (Producer)

Notes: CAIRS 419995.

03The Return19901211

First broadcast on 1988-09-16

Producer: C.

COOKSON

Previous in series: 4/4

Description

SBH:MY UNCLE SILAS: The Return.

A short story by H.E.

Bates.

Abridged and read by David Neal.

Produced by Cherry Cookson.

OTN:TLN649/86DB1151 TXN/TDT:R4 16-Sep-1988 CON:BATES H E (auth) NEAL David (adap) NEAL David (rdr) COOKSON Cherry (prod) WTL:My Uncle Silas: The Return

Broadcast history

16 Sep 1988 22:15-22:29 (RADIO 4)

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

Contributors

David Neal (adap)

H Bates (Author)

Cherry Cookson (Producer)

Notes: CAIRS 419995.

01The Lily1985050819850515
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H E Bates' stories about Great Uncle Silas, aged 95, who tells his nephew about the years he's spent as a rural reprobate.

Abridged and read by David Neal.How did he come by that beautiful lily he always refers to as 'she'?

One of HE Bates' richest characters tells how he found a lily which he refers to as 'she'.

One of HE Bates' richest characters reveals how he came by a lily which he refers to as 'she'.

Abridged and read by David Neal.

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H E Bates' stories about Great Uncle Silas, aged 95, who tells his nephew about the years he's spent as a rural reprobate.

Abridged and read by David Neal.How did he come by that beautiful lily he always refers to as 'she'?

One of HE Bates' richest characters tells how he found a lily which he refers to as 'she'.

One of HE Bates' richest characters reveals how he came by a lily which he refers to as 'she'.

Abridged and read by David Neal.

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H E Bates' stories about Great Uncle Silas, aged 95, who tells his nephew about the years he's spent as a rural reprobate.

Abridged and read by David Neal.How did he come by that beautiful lily he always refers to as 'she'?

: HE Bates's stories about Great Uncle Silas, aged 93.

How did he come by that beautiful lily he always refers to as "she"?

How did he come by that beautiful lily he always refers to as "she"? [Rpt of Wed 11.45am]

Abridged and read by David Neal.How did he come by that beautiful lily he always refers to as 'she'? Episode 1 of 8.

How did he come by that beautiful lily he always refers to as "she"? Episode 1 of 8.

[Rptd today 6.45pm, Thu 12.45am]

[Rpt of today 11.45am]

[Rpt of Wed 11.45am]

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H E Bates' stories about Great Uncle Silas, aged 95, who tells his nephew about the years he's spent as a rural reprobate.

Abridged and read by David Neal.How did he come by that beautiful lily he always refers to as 'she'?

: HE Bates's stories about Great Uncle Silas, aged 93.

How did he come by that beautiful lily he always refers to as "she"?

How did he come by that beautiful lily he always refers to as "she"? [Rpt of Wed 11.45am]

Abridged and read by David Neal.How did he come by that beautiful lily he always refers to as 'she'? Episode 1 of 8.

How did he come by that beautiful lily he always refers to as "she"? Episode 1 of 8.

[Rptd today 6.45pm, Thu 12.45am]

[Rpt of today 11.45am]

[Rpt of Wed 11.45am]

02The Revelation1985051619880914
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The tale of Silas' bathing habits.

And who was that girl who ran off with his clothes one day?

Another tale about Great Uncle Silas who never washes himself and is washed by his housekeeper.

Recorded on 1985-03-10.

The bathing habits of HE Bates' vintage character.

Who was that girl who ran off with his clothes one day?

The bathing habits of HE Bates' character.

Who was the girl that ran off with his clothes?

Who was the girl that ran off with his clothes one day? Read by David Neal.

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The tale of Silas' bathing habits.

And who was that girl who ran off with his clothes one day?

Another tale about Great Uncle Silas who never washes himself and is washed by his housekeeper.

Recorded on 1985-03-10.

The bathing habits of HE Bates' vintage character.

Who was that girl who ran off with his clothes one day?

The bathing habits of HE Bates' character.

Who was the girl that ran off with his clothes?

Who was the girl that ran off with his clothes one day? Read by David Neal.

03A Funny Thing1985051719901203
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Uncles Silas and Cosmo swap tales of women and the world.

And then there is the dazzling Lady Susannah.

By HE Bates.

Well-travelled Uncle Cosmo and less well-travelled Uncle Silas compete by swapping remarkable stories from home and abroad.

First broadcast on 1985-05-17

Producer: C.

COOKSON

Next in series: MY UNCLE SILAS FINGER WET FINGER DRY 4/8

Previous in series: MY UNCLE SILAS THE REVELATION 2/8

Description

Written by H.

E.

BATES, abridged for radio in eight parts and read by David

Subject Categories

storytelling programmes (programme format)

Broadcast history

17 May 1985 22:15-22:30 (RADIO 4)

03 Dec 1990 22:45-23:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

David Neal (adap)

H Bates (Author)

Cherry Cookson (Producer)

Recorded on 1985-03-10.

HE Bates' vintage character shares tales of women and the world.

Then there's the dazzling Lady Susannah.

Read by David Neal.

Episode 3 of 8.

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Uncles Silas and Cosmo swap tales of women and the world.

And then there is the dazzling Lady Susannah.

By HE Bates.

Well-travelled Uncle Cosmo and less well-travelled Uncle Silas compete by swapping remarkable stories from home and abroad.

First broadcast on 1985-05-17

Producer: C.

COOKSON

Next in series: MY UNCLE SILAS FINGER WET FINGER DRY 4/8

Previous in series: MY UNCLE SILAS THE REVELATION 2/8

Description

Written by H.

E.

BATES, abridged for radio in eight parts and read by David

Subject Categories

storytelling programmes (programme format)

Broadcast history

17 May 1985 22:15-22:30 (RADIO 4)

03 Dec 1990 22:45-23:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

David Neal (adap)

H Bates (Author)

Cherry Cookson (Producer)

Recorded on 1985-03-10.

HE Bates' vintage character shares tales of women and the world.

Then there's the dazzling Lady Susannah.

Read by David Neal.

Episode 3 of 8.

04Finger Wet, Finger Dry1985052019901204
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Silas tells the tale of the time he was forced to live on stewed nails: 'That's where women land yer'.

Silas tells his nephew about the time he was forced to live on stewed nails.

He swears finger wet, finger dry not to repeat it.

Produced by Cherry Cookson.

Recorded on 1985-03-10.

HE Bates' old reprobate tells of the time he was forced to live on stewed nails.

HE Bates' old reprobate tells of the time he was forced to live on stewed nails: 'That's where women land yer'.

With David Neal.

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Silas tells the tale of the time he was forced to live on stewed nails: 'That's where women land yer'.

Silas tells his nephew about the time he was forced to live on stewed nails.

He swears finger wet, finger dry not to repeat it.

Produced by Cherry Cookson.

Recorded on 1985-03-10.

HE Bates' old reprobate tells of the time he was forced to live on stewed nails.

HE Bates' old reprobate tells of the time he was forced to live on stewed nails: 'That's where women land yer'.

With David Neal.

05Silas The Good1985052119901205
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Silas is digging a grave when he gets a telling off from a visitor.

But will she relax and admire the cowslips?

Silas tells of the time he was a gravedigger and met an uptight religious woman who was initially shocked by his behaviour.

Contributors

David Neal (adap)

H Bates (Author)

Cherry Cookson (Producer)

Recorded on 1985-03-11.

H E Bates' rural reprobate is digging a grave.

Will his stern visitor relax and admire the cowslips? With David Neal.

Will his stern visitor admire the cowslips?

Will his stern visitor relax and admire the cowslips? Read by David Neal.

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Silas is digging a grave when he gets a telling off from a visitor.

But will she relax and admire the cowslips?

Silas tells of the time he was a gravedigger and met an uptight religious woman who was initially shocked by his behaviour.

Contributors

David Neal (adap)

H Bates (Author)

Cherry Cookson (Producer)

Recorded on 1985-03-11.

H E Bates' rural reprobate is digging a grave.

Will his stern visitor relax and admire the cowslips? With David Neal.

Will his stern visitor admire the cowslips?

Will his stern visitor relax and admire the cowslips? Read by David Neal.

06The Sow And Silas1985052219901206
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Uncle Silas has a drunken encounter with a pig.

Great uncle Silas tells his nephew about the years he spent as a rural reprobate.

First broadcast on 1985-05-22

Producer: C.

COOKSON

Next in series: MY UNCLE SILAS THE SHOOTING PARTY 7/8

Previous in series: MY UNCLE SILAS SILAS THE GOOD 5/8

Description

Written by H.

E.

BATES, abridged for radio in eight parts and read by David

Subject Categories

storytelling programmes (programme format)

Broadcast history

22 May 1985 22:15-22:30 (RADIO 4)

06 Dec 1990 22:45-23:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

David Neal (adap)

H Bates (Author)

Cherry Cookson (Producer)

Recorded on 1985-03-11.

HE Bates story read by David Neal.

HE Bates' elderly rogue has a close encounter with a pig.

Abridged and read by David Neal.

Episode 6 of 8.

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Uncle Silas has a drunken encounter with a pig.

Great uncle Silas tells his nephew about the years he spent as a rural reprobate.

First broadcast on 1985-05-22

Producer: C.

COOKSON

Next in series: MY UNCLE SILAS THE SHOOTING PARTY 7/8

Previous in series: MY UNCLE SILAS SILAS THE GOOD 5/8

Description

Written by H.

E.

BATES, abridged for radio in eight parts and read by David

Subject Categories

storytelling programmes (programme format)

Broadcast history

22 May 1985 22:15-22:30 (RADIO 4)

06 Dec 1990 22:45-23:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

David Neal (adap)

H Bates (Author)

Cherry Cookson (Producer)

Recorded on 1985-03-11.

HE Bates story read by David Neal.

HE Bates' elderly rogue has a close encounter with a pig.

Abridged and read by David Neal.

Episode 6 of 8.

07The Shooting Party1985052319901207
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Uncle Silas with a gun? A recipe for disaster, surely! Story by HE Bates, read by David Neal.

Uncle Silas with a gun? A recipe for disaster, surely! Seventh of eight stories by H.E.

Bates.

Silas invites a friend round to shoot pheasants.

They are hindered by an unreliable gun and too much wine.

First broadcast on 1985-05-23

Producer: C.

COOKSON

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13 Sep 1988 22:15-22:29 (RADIO 4)

07 Dec 1990 22:45-23:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

David Neal (adap)

H Bates (Author)

Cherry Cookson (Producer)

Recorded on 1985-03-11.

HE Bates' rural reprobate with a gun? A recipe for disaster, surely!

HE Bates' rural reprobate with a gun? A recipe for disaster, surely! Read and abridged by David Neal.

07The Shooting Party1985052319901207
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Uncle Silas with a gun? A recipe for disaster, surely! Story by HE Bates, read by David Neal.

Uncle Silas with a gun? A recipe for disaster, surely! Seventh of eight stories by H.E.

Bates.

Silas invites a friend round to shoot pheasants.

They are hindered by an unreliable gun and too much wine.

First broadcast on 1985-05-23

Producer: C.

COOKSON

O 4)

13 Sep 1988 22:15-22:29 (RADIO 4)

07 Dec 1990 22:45-23:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

David Neal (adap)

H Bates (Author)

Cherry Cookson (Producer)

Recorded on 1985-03-11.

HE Bates' rural reprobate with a gun? A recipe for disaster, surely!

HE Bates' rural reprobate with a gun? A recipe for disaster, surely! Read and abridged by David Neal.

08 LASTThe Death Of Uncle Silas1985052419880915
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Uncle Silas is dying but nevertheless tries to retain his spirit.

In this, the eighth - and final - story from HE Bates, Uncle Silas is dying.

Nevertheless he tries to retain his spirit.

It is autumn, and Uncle Silas is dying.

Recorded on 1985-03-11.

It's the end of a Life of Wine and Women for HE Bates' nonagenarian rogue.

Read and abridged by David Neal.

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Uncle Silas is dying but nevertheless tries to retain his spirit.

In this, the eighth - and final - story from HE Bates, Uncle Silas is dying.

Nevertheless he tries to retain his spirit.

It is autumn, and Uncle Silas is dying.

Recorded on 1985-03-11.

It's the end of a Life of Wine and Women for HE Bates' nonagenarian rogue.

Read and abridged by David Neal.