Naming Names

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19991231

From Christmas Pie to Blow Up Nose, Radio 4 listeners provide curious place names and surnames for Dr Katie Lowe to investigate.

19991231

From Christmas Pie to Blow Up Nose, Radio 4 listeners provide curious place names and surnames for Dr Katie Lowe to investigate.

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Why Does Bertha Have to Be Big?

In the first of two programmes, Martin Wainwright asks whether names determine character. He meets Muds,

Dynamites, Utensils and Mr Gods and joins a workshop session where Alans and Erics are learning to love themselves by singing their names in unison. Producer Wendy Pilmer BBC North

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Why Does Bertha Have to Be Big?

In the first of two programmes, Martin Wainwright asks whether names determine character. He meets Muds,

Dynamites, Utensils and Mr Gods and joins a workshop session where Alans and Erics are learning to love themselves by singing their names in unison. Producer Wendy Pilmer BBC North

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Unknown: Martin Wainwright

Unknown: Mr Gods

Producer: Wendy Pilmer

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Unknown: Martin Wainwright

Unknown: Mr Gods

Producer: Wendy Pilmer

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The second of two programmes.

We Need a Personality for a Toilet Cleaner

Why are The Sun and The Star downmarket and The Correspondent up? Martin Wainwright ventures into the world of professional naming. Producer Wendy Pilmer BBC North

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The second of two programmes.

We Need a Personality for a Toilet Cleaner

Why are The Sun and The Star downmarket and The Correspondent up? Martin Wainwright ventures into the world of professional naming. Producer Wendy Pilmer BBC North

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900509]

Unknown: Martin Wainwright

Producer: Wendy Pilmer

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Unknown: Martin Wainwright

Producer: Wendy Pilmer

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Programme Catalogue - Details: We Need A Personality For A Toilet Cleaner19900509

Producer: W. PILMER

Next in series: 31 December 1999

Previous in series: WHY DOES BERTHA HAVE TO BE BIG

Description

SBH:We Need a Personality For a Toilet Cleaner - Martin Wainwright looks at names. Part 2 (of 2). Includes how people name their cars and houses, the world of name brokers who find names for commercial products, the importance of naming characters in novels and pop group names. With exts. from 'The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin', 'The John Peel Show' and 'The Alexei Sayle Show'. Producer: Wendy Pilmer.

Broadcast history

09 May 1990 20:15-20:45 (RADIO 4)

19 Sep 1990 12:25-12:55 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Wendy Pilmer (Producer)

Alan Sykes (rdr)

John Peel (Speaker)

John Mortimer (Speaker)

John Walters (Speaker)

Martin Wainwright (Speaker)

Helen Spencer (Speaker)

Erik Cherneyevsky (Speaker)

Margaret Mawson (Speaker)

Robert Macginn (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 658759

Programme Catalogue - Details: We Need A Personality For A Toilet Cleaner19900509

Producer: W. PILMER

Next in series: 31 December 1999

Previous in series: WHY DOES BERTHA HAVE TO BE BIG

Description

SBH:We Need a Personality For a Toilet Cleaner - Martin Wainwright looks at names. Part 2 (of 2). Includes how people name their cars and houses, the world of name brokers who find names for commercial products, the importance of naming characters in novels and pop group names. With exts. from 'The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin', 'The John Peel Show' and 'The Alexei Sayle Show'. Producer: Wendy Pilmer.

Broadcast history

09 May 1990 20:15-20:45 (RADIO 4)

19 Sep 1990 12:25-12:55 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Wendy Pilmer (Producer)

Alan Sykes (rdr)

John Peel (Speaker)

John Mortimer (Speaker)

John Walters (Speaker)

Martin Wainwright (Speaker)

Helen Spencer (Speaker)

Erik Cherneyevsky (Speaker)

Margaret Mawson (Speaker)

Robert Macginn (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 658759

BBC Programme Number: 89NT1073

Recorded on 1990-04-16

See more NAMING NAMES programmes (3)

Programme Catalogue - Details: We Need A Personality For A Toilet Cleaner19900919

First broadcast on 1990-05-09

Producer: W. PILMER

Next in series: 31 December 1999

Previous in series: WHY DOES BERTHA HAVE TO BE BIG

Description

SBH:We Need a Personality For a Toilet Cleaner - Martin Wainwright looks at names. Part 2 (of 2). Includes how people name their cars and houses, the world of name brokers who find names for commercial products, the importance of naming characters in novels and pop group names. With exts. from 'The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin', 'The John Peel Show' and 'The Alexei Sayle Show'. Producer: Wendy Pilmer.

Broadcast history

09 May 1990 20:15-20:45 (RADIO 4)

19 Sep 1990 12:25-12:55 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Wendy Pilmer (Producer)

Alan Sykes (rdr)

John Peel (Speaker)

John Mortimer (Speaker)

John Walters (Speaker)

Martin Wainwright (Speaker)

Helen Spencer (Speaker)

Erik Cherneyevsky (Speaker)

Margaret Mawson (Speaker)

Robert Macginn (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 658759

Programme Catalogue - Details: We Need A Personality For A Toilet Cleaner19900919

First broadcast on 1990-05-09

Producer: W. PILMER

Next in series: 31 December 1999

Previous in series: WHY DOES BERTHA HAVE TO BE BIG

Description

SBH:We Need a Personality For a Toilet Cleaner - Martin Wainwright looks at names. Part 2 (of 2). Includes how people name their cars and houses, the world of name brokers who find names for commercial products, the importance of naming characters in novels and pop group names. With exts. from 'The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin', 'The John Peel Show' and 'The Alexei Sayle Show'. Producer: Wendy Pilmer.

Broadcast history

09 May 1990 20:15-20:45 (RADIO 4)

19 Sep 1990 12:25-12:55 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Wendy Pilmer (Producer)

Alan Sykes (rdr)

John Peel (Speaker)

John Mortimer (Speaker)

John Walters (Speaker)

Martin Wainwright (Speaker)

Helen Spencer (Speaker)

Erik Cherneyevsky (Speaker)

Margaret Mawson (Speaker)

Robert Macginn (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 658759

BBC Programme Number: 89NT1073

Recorded on 1990-04-16

See more NAMING NAMES programmes (3)

Programme Catalogue - Details: Why Does Bertha Have To Be Big19900502

Producer: W. PILMER

Next in series: WE NEED A PERSONALITY FOR A TOILET CLEANER

Description

SBH:Why Does Bertha Have To Be Big - Martin Wainwright looks at Names. Part 1 (of 2). Incl. ints. with a registrar about fashions in names and the strange names people can choose and act. of a 'Loving Your Name' workshop. With exts. from 'A Little Bit of Fry and Laurie', 'Talking Heads' (with Thora Hird), 'Hancock's Half Hour', 'Last Of the Summer Wine', 'Billy Liar' and 'Educating Rita'. Producer: Wendy Pilmer.

Broadcast history

02 May 1990 20:15-20:45 (RADIO 4)

12 Sep 1990 12:25-12:55 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Thora Hird (Actor)

Peter Sallis (Actor)

Stephen Fry (ent)

Tony Hancock (ent)

Hugh Laurie (ent)

Wendy Pilmer (Producer)

Alan Sykes (rdr)

Martin Wainwright (Speaker)

Helen Spencer (Speaker)

Leslie Dunkling (Speaker)

Erik Cherneyevsky (Speaker)

Barbara Watkins (Speaker)

Narina Cristalda (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 658737.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Why Does Bertha Have To Be Big19900502

Producer: W. PILMER

Next in series: WE NEED A PERSONALITY FOR A TOILET CLEANER

Description

SBH:Why Does Bertha Have To Be Big - Martin Wainwright looks at Names. Part 1 (of 2). Incl. ints. with a registrar about fashions in names and the strange names people can choose and act. of a 'Loving Your Name' workshop. With exts. from 'A Little Bit of Fry and Laurie', 'Talking Heads' (with Thora Hird), 'Hancock's Half Hour', 'Last Of the Summer Wine', 'Billy Liar' and 'Educating Rita'. Producer: Wendy Pilmer.

Broadcast history

02 May 1990 20:15-20:45 (RADIO 4)

12 Sep 1990 12:25-12:55 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Thora Hird (Actor)

Peter Sallis (Actor)

Stephen Fry (ent)

Tony Hancock (ent)

Hugh Laurie (ent)

Wendy Pilmer (Producer)

Alan Sykes (rdr)

Martin Wainwright (Speaker)

Helen Spencer (Speaker)

Leslie Dunkling (Speaker)

Erik Cherneyevsky (Speaker)

Barbara Watkins (Speaker)

Narina Cristalda (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 658737.

BBC Programme Number: 89NT1072

Recorded on 1990-04-16

See more NAMING NAMES programmes (3)

Programme Catalogue - Details: Why Does Bertha Have To Be Big19900912

First broadcast on 1990-05-02

Producer: W. PILMER

Next in series: WE NEED A PERSONALITY FOR A TOILET CLEANER

Description

SBH:Why Does Bertha Have To Be Big - Martin Wainwright looks at Names. Part 1 (of 2). Incl. ints. with a registrar about fashions in names and the strange names people can choose and act. of a 'Loving Your Name' workshop. With exts. from 'A Little Bit of Fry and Laurie', 'Talking Heads' (with Thora Hird), 'Hancock's Half Hour', 'Last Of the Summer Wine', 'Billy Liar' and 'Educating Rita'. Producer: Wendy Pilmer.

Broadcast history

02 May 1990 20:15-20:45 (RADIO 4)

12 Sep 1990 12:25-12:55 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Thora Hird (Actor)

Peter Sallis (Actor)

Stephen Fry (ent)

Tony Hancock (ent)

Hugh Laurie (ent)

Wendy Pilmer (Producer)

Alan Sykes (rdr)

Martin Wainwright (Speaker)

Helen Spencer (Speaker)

Leslie Dunkling (Speaker)

Erik Cherneyevsky (Speaker)

Barbara Watkins (Speaker)

Narina Cristalda (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 658737

Programme Catalogue - Details: Why Does Bertha Have To Be Big19900912

First broadcast on 1990-05-02

Producer: W. PILMER

Next in series: WE NEED A PERSONALITY FOR A TOILET CLEANER

Description

SBH:Why Does Bertha Have To Be Big - Martin Wainwright looks at Names. Part 1 (of 2). Incl. ints. with a registrar about fashions in names and the strange names people can choose and act. of a 'Loving Your Name' workshop. With exts. from 'A Little Bit of Fry and Laurie', 'Talking Heads' (with Thora Hird), 'Hancock's Half Hour', 'Last Of the Summer Wine', 'Billy Liar' and 'Educating Rita'. Producer: Wendy Pilmer.

Broadcast history

02 May 1990 20:15-20:45 (RADIO 4)

12 Sep 1990 12:25-12:55 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Thora Hird (Actor)

Peter Sallis (Actor)

Stephen Fry (ent)

Tony Hancock (ent)

Hugh Laurie (ent)

Wendy Pilmer (Producer)

Alan Sykes (rdr)

Martin Wainwright (Speaker)

Helen Spencer (Speaker)

Leslie Dunkling (Speaker)

Erik Cherneyevsky (Speaker)

Barbara Watkins (Speaker)

Narina Cristalda (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 658737

BBC Programme Number: 89NT1072

Recorded on 1990-04-16

See more NAMING NAMES programmes (3)

Programme Catalogue - Station

Radio 4