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Genome: [r4 Bd=19900719]

Producer: Julian Hale.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900726]

Presented By: Patricia Routledge.

Producer: Elizabeth Burke.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900729]

Presented By: Patricia Routledge.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900802]

Presented By: Professor John Durant.

Producer: Mark Savage.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900805]

Presented By: Professor John Durant.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900809]

Unknown: Stephen Potter

Unknown: Mark Lawson

Producer: Hamish Mykura.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900812]

Unknown: Stephen Potter

Unknown: Mark Lawson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900816]

Unknown: Mr Rude

Unknown: Gilbert Harding

Unknown: Brian Masters

Producer: Nigel Acheson.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900819]

Unknown: Mr Rude

Unknown: Gilbert Harding

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900823]

Unknown: Charles Kennedy

Producer: Fiona Couper

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900826]

Unknown: Charles Kennedy

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910523]

Five portraits of radio greats.

1: Only a Little Lamb? For 40 years

Derek McCulloch - Uncle Mac - was the beloved voice of wireless for children: he was Children's Hours first official head, inventor of the immortal

'Goodnight children... everywhere' and, most enduringly, Toytown's little lamb, Larry. Off-air, though, Derek McCulloch could often also be

Mr Growser and Mr Mayor. Trevor Hill , Children's Hour's last North

Regional Organiser, investigates.

Producer Simon Elmes. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Derek McCulloch

Unknown: Derek McCulloch

Unknown: Mr Growser

Unknown: Mr Mayor.

Unknown: Trevor Hill

Producer: Simon Elmes.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910523]

Unknown: Derek McCulloch

Unknown: Mr Growser

Unknown: Mr Mayor.

Unknown: Trevor Hill

Producer: Simon Elmes.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910530]

Five portraits of radio greats.

2: The Perfect Lady

Lady Isobel Barnett was the idol of the British public for more than 20 years. A natural broadcaster and, so it seemed, the ideal lady.

Then came her conviction for shoplifting and her suicide four days later.

Written and presented by June Knox-Mawer.

Producer Mark Savage. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Lady Isobel Barnett

Presented By: June Knox-Mawer

Producer: Mark Savage.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910530]

Unknown: Lady Isobel Barnett

Presented By: June Knox-Mawer

Producer: Mark Savage.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910606]

Five portraits of radio greats.

3: It's That Man Again But was Mrs Handley 's little boy, Tommy, as funny and generous as legend paints him?

Phil Smith rounds out a portrait of an elusive man whose sudden death made millions mourn.

Producer Julian Hale. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Mrs Handley

Unknown: Phil Smith

Producer: Julian Hale.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910606]

Unknown: Mrs Handley

Unknown: Phil Smith

Producer: Julian Hale.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910613]

Five portraits of radio greats.

4: JB Priestley

His wartime Postscript broadcasts raised the nation's morale. A natural broadcaster, prolific novelist, essayist and playwright, the gruff outspoken Yorkshireman was also a shy mystic.

Ronald Eyre explores the multi-faceted John Boynton Priestley.

Producer Penny Lawrence. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Ronald Eyre

Unknown: John Boynton Priestley.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910613]

Unknown: Ronald Eyre

Unknown: John Boynton Priestley.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910620]

The last of five portraits of radio greats. A Very Big Guy

In 1965 the BBC began a new current affairs programme called The

World at One. From the outset it was presented by William Hardcastle. His zest for news and highly individualistic style of simplicity, humour and abrasiveness - with that famous breathlessness at the microphone - soon attracted a huge following.

Written and presented by Christopher Cook.

Producer Fiona McLean. Stereo

Contributors

Presented By: William Hardcastle.

Presented By: Christopher Cook.

Producer: Fiona McLean.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910620]

Presented By: William Hardcastle.

Presented By: Christopher Cook.

Producer: Fiona McLean.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911225]

The first of three portraits. It's That Man Again Phil Smith profiles Tommy Handley.

Producer Julian Hale. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Phil Smith

Unknown: Tommy Handley.

Producer: Julian Hale.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911225]

Unknown: Phil Smith

Unknown: Tommy Handley.

Producer: Julian Hale.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911226]

Three portraits of radio greats.

2: Only a Little Lamb For 40 years,

Derek McCulloch - Uncle Mac - was the beloved voice of wireless for children.

Trevor Hill investigates.

Producer Simon Elmes. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Derek McCulloch

Unknown: Trevor Hill

Producer: Simon Elmes.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911226]

Unknown: Derek McCulloch

Unknown: Trevor Hill

Producer: Simon Elmes.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911227]

The Perfect Lady In the last of three portraits, Lady Barnett is profiled by June Knox-Mawer.

Producer Mark Savage. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: June Knox-Mawer

Producer: Mark Savage.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911227]

Unknown: June Knox-Mawer

Producer: Mark Savage.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920806]

Six portraits of people made famous by radio.

1: Mary Stocks: Feminist or Fogey?

Victorian liberal, doughty campaigner, puritan, baroness - and star of Any Questions? The public and private faces of this remarkable woman are examined by Anne Karpf. Producer Julian Hale. Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920806]

Unknown: Anne Karpf.

Producer: Julian Hale.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920813]

Six portraits of radio greats. 2: The Kid Himself

Jimmy Clitheroe was bom in Clitheroe, Lanes, and Clitheroe was his real name. But there reality stopped. On stage and for fourteen and a half years on BBC Radio, Jimmy Clitheroe spent his working life in the persona of a 12-year-old boy. Phil Smith sets out to discover more about the 4ft 2in star who was The Clitheroe Kid.

Producer Simon Elmes. Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920813]

Unknown: Jimmy Clitheroe

Unknown: Phil Smith

Producer: Simon Elmes.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920820]

Six portraits of radio greats.

3: Edgar Lustgarten : The Murder Man

His impersonations brought criminal trials to life; he loved food, his wife and pretty young women. He fought to re-introduce flogging and hanging, yet was a kindly man. Jonathan Goodman untangles the complexities of the man of mystery.

Producer Matt Thompson. Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920820]

Unknown: Edgar Lustgarten

Unknown: Jonathan Goodman

Producer: Matt Thompson.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920827]

Six portraits of radio greats.

4: Audrey Russell

In a broadcasting career spanning 40 years, her voice became known to millions. Roisin McAuley traces the story of Audrey Russell from war reporter to state commentator.

Producer Fran Acheson

Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920827]

Unknown: Audrey Russell

Unknown: Roisin McAuley

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920903]

5: Edward R Murrow : A Nation's Conscience? At the height of the London Blitz Edward R Murrow was the voice of Britain for an American radio audience. But, dead at the age of 57, what price did Murrow pay for his success? Christopher Cook considers the private man behind the most public of American radio voices.

Producer Fiona McLean. Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920903]

Unknown: Edward R Murrow

Unknown: Christopher Cook

Producer: Fiona McLean.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920910]

Last in the series of portraits of radio greats. 6: A G Street: "Just a Humble Peasant Fanner"

Bom 100 years ago, Arthur Street overcame physical disability to become a best-selling author, agricultural journalist and popular broadcaster. Sean Street recalls the larger-than-life Wiltshireman who touched a chord with his radio audiences.

Producer John Knight

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920910]

Unknown: Sean Street

Producer: John Knight

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930304]

Six portraits of radio greats. 1: The Kid Himself Jimmy Clitheroe was bom in Clitheroe, Lancashire, and Clitheroe was his real name. But there reality stopped. Phil Smith draws aside the lace curtains to discover more about the enigmatic 4ft 2in star who was The Clitheroe Kid. Producer Simon Elmes

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930304]

Unknown: Jimmy Clitheroe

Unknown: Phil Smith

Producer: Simon Elmes

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930311]

Six portraits of radio greats. 2: Mary Stocks: Feminist or Fogey? Victorian liberal, doughty campaigner, puritan, baroness and star of Any Questions? Anne Karpf matches the public and private faces of a remarkable woman. Producer Julian Hale

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930311]

Unknown: Anne Karpf

Producer: Julian Hale

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930325]

Six portraits of radio greats. 4: Audrey Russell In a broadcasting career spanning 40 years, her voice became known to millions. Roisin McAuley traces the story of Audrey Russell , from war reporter to state commentator. Producer Fran Acheson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930325]

Unknown: Audrey Russell

Unknown: Roisin McAuley

Producer: Fran Acheson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930401]

5: Edward R Murrow : A Nation's Conscience? At the height of the London blitz Edward R Murrow was the voice of Britain for an American radio audience. But what price did Murrow pay for his success on both sides of the Atlantic? Christopher Cook considers the private man behind the most public of American radio voices. Producer Fiona McLean

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930401]

Unknown: Edward R Murrow

Unknown: Christopher Cook

Producer: Fiona McLean

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930408]

Last in the series of portraits of radio greats. A G Street: "Just a humble peasant farmer" Arthur Street overcame disability to become a best-selling author, agricultural journalist and broadcaster. Sean Street recalls the larger than life Wiltshireman.

Producer John Knight

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930408]

Unknown: Arthur Street

Unknown: Sean Street

Producer: John Knight

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930527]

NEW Six new portraits of the radio famous.

Sir Hugh Greene : a great DG?

A giant with a mission. An eccentric who "believed in nothing". Alasdair Milne puts "Sir Huge" - man and Director General - into perspective.

Producer Julian Hale

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930527]

Unknown: Sir Hugh Greene

Unknown: Alasdair Milne

Producer: Julian Hale

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930603]

Six portraits of the radio famous.

2: Wake Up at the Back There

From the awful Pa Glum to the blustering headmaster of Chiselbury School, "Professor" Jimmy Edwards was best known for playing brilliant bibulous characters. Did the stage persona match the private man? Nigel Farrell draws back the curtain on the many faces of Jim.

Producer Ronni Davis

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930603]

Unknown: Jimmy Edwards

Unknown: Nigel Farrell

Producer: Ronni Davis

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930610]

Six portraits of the radio famous.

Today, a broadcaster who, according to his Times obituary, brought to the airwaves "the essentially literary quality of a vanished world, that of an essayist of the days before electronic news gathering."

3: A Special Correspondent. Peter White explores the personality of his radio idol Rene Cutforth , tracking his career from Korean War reports to Australian margarine commercials. Producer Nigel Acheson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930610]

Unknown: Peter White

Unknown: Rene Cutforth

Producer: Nigel Acheson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930617]

Six portraits of the radio famous.

4: Nancy Spain. She loved champagne, stars and other women. Friend of Noël Coward and Marlene Dietrich , her own rise to stardom was spectacular. But Natalie Wheen finds a complex personality and also sadness behind the bubbly life of a celebrity. Her death, sudden, spectacular and tragic, seemed to point to an even greater sadness. Producer Matt Thompson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930617]

Unknown: Marlene Dietrich

Unknown: Natalie Wheen

Producer: Matt Thompson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930624]

5: Marghanita Laski. Robert Burchfield , Philip French, Helen Fry , Anthony Jay and Brian Redhead remember the literary critic who was the avatar of either what was best or worst about arts broadcasting in her day.

Presented by David Wheeler. Producer Louise Purslow

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930624]

Unknown: Marghanita Laski.

Unknown: Robert Burchfield

Unknown: Helen Fry

Unknown: Anthony Jay

Unknown: Brian Redhead

Presented By: David Wheeler.

Producer: Louise Purslow

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930701]

The last of six portraits of the radio famous.

Louis MacNeice : A Poet at the BBC. The poet Louis MacNeice was also a producer in the legenday BBC Features Department for more than 20 years. Humphrey Carpenter investigates the life of the author of The Dark Tower and Christopher Columbus. Producer Fiona McLean

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930701]

Unknown: Louis MacNeice

Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter

Producer: Fiona McLean

Genome: [r4 Bd=19931111]

Peter White explores the personality of his radio idol Rene Cutforth. Producer Nigel Acheson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19931111]

Unknown: Peter White

Unknown: Rene Cutforth.

Producer: Nigel Acheson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19931118]

3: Nancy Spain. A friend of Coward and Dietrich, her own rise to stardom was spectacular, but Natalie Wheen finds sadness behind the life of a celebrity. Producer Matt Thompson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19931118]

Unknown: Natalie Wheen

Producer: Matt Thompson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19931125]

4: Sir Hugh Greene : a Great DG? A giant with a mission? An eccentric who "believed in nothing"? Alasdair Milne puts "Sir Huge" - man and Director General - into perspective. Producer Julian Hale

Genome: [r4 Bd=19931125]
Programme Catalogue - Details: 02 August 199019900802

Producer: M.

SAVAGE

Next in series: 2

Previous in series: GRACIE FIELDS

Description

SBH:Radio Lives - He certainly was rude...he certainly could be eccentric - a portrait of the scientist and broadcaster J.B.S.

Haldane.

Includes Sound Archive material of Haldane talking about his life and work.

Presenter: Professor John Durant.

Broadcast history

02 Aug 1990 19:20-20:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Mark Savage (Producer)

Brian Miller (rdr)

David Bannerman (rdr)

John Smith (Speaker)

John Durant (Speaker)

Naomi Mitchison (Speaker)

Maurice Wilkins (Speaker)

Alex Comfort (Speaker)

Bill Alexander (Speaker)

Joseph Needham (Speaker)

Kenneth Donald (Speaker)

Jean Trent (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 612351

Programme Catalogue - Details: 119900719

Producer: J.

HALE

Next in series: PROFESSOR C.E.M JOAD

Broadcast history

19 Jul 1990 19:20-20:00 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-04-19

Programme Catalogue - Details: 219900805

Producer: M.

SAVAGE

Next in series: 3

Previous in series: 02 August 1990

Broadcast history

05 Aug 1990 17:02-17:40 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-08-02

Programme Catalogue - Details: 319900809

Producer: MYKURA, Hamish

Next in series: 4

Previous in series: 2

Description

SBH:Winning Without Actually Cheating - A portrait of humorist Stephen Potter with interviews and archive extracts.

Presenter: Mark Lawson.

Producer: Hamish Mykura.

Broadcast history

09 Aug 1990 00:00-00:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Hamish Mykura (Producer)

Mark Lawson (Speaker)

Alistair Cooke (Speaker)

Mary Allen (Speaker)

Elizabeth Howard (Speaker)

Heather James (Speaker)

Jack Hargreaves (Speaker)

Julian Potter (Speaker)

Alix Meynell (Speaker)

Andrew Potter (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 494251

Programme Catalogue - Details: 419900812

Producer: H.

MYKURA

Next in series: 5, MR RUDE

Previous in series: 3

Broadcast history

12 Aug 1990 17:02-17:40 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-07-09

Programme Catalogue - Details: 5, Mr Rude19900816

Producer: N.

ACHESON

Next in series: NOTHING IS WASTED

Previous in series: 4

Other programmes in 5

MR RUDE

THE BALLAD OF CHARLES PARKER

FREDDIE AYER

Description

SBH:Mr Rude - A portrait of the broadcaster Gilbert Harding including interviews with friends & colleagues and archive extracts.

Presenter: Brian Masters.

Producer: Nigel Acheson.

Broadcast history

16 Aug 1990 19:20-20:00 (RADIO 4)

19 Aug 1990 17:02-17:40 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Nigel Acheson (Producer)

Barbara Kelly (Speaker)

Joan Smith (Speaker)

Brian Masters (Speaker)

Robert Gladwell (Speaker)

Roger Storey (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 493971

Programme Catalogue - Details: 5, Mr Rude19900819

First broadcast on 1990-08-16

Producer: N.

ACHESON

Next in series: NOTHING IS WASTED

Previous in series: 4

Other programmes in 5

MR RUDE

THE BALLAD OF CHARLES PARKER

FREDDIE AYER

Description

SBH:Mr Rude - A portrait of the broadcaster Gilbert Harding including interviews with friends & colleagues and archive extracts.

Presenter: Brian Masters.

Producer: Nigel Acheson.

Broadcast history

16 Aug 1990 19:20-20:00 (RADIO 4)

19 Aug 1990 17:02-17:40 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Nigel Acheson (Producer)

Barbara Kelly (Speaker)

Joan Smith (Speaker)

Brian Masters (Speaker)

Robert Gladwell (Speaker)

Roger Storey (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 493971

Programme Catalogue - Details: Gracie Fields19900726

Producer: E.

BURKE

Next in series: GRACIE FIELDS

Previous in series: IT DEPENDS WHAT YOU MEAN BY...

Description

SBH:'Shall I sell me soul - or draw the dole...' A portrait of Gracie Fields.

Presenter: Patricia Routledge.

Broadcast history

26 Jul 1990 19:20-20:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Elizabeth Burke (Producer)

Harry Thompson (Speaker)

Patricia Routledge (Speaker)

Jeffrey Richards (Speaker)

Tommy Keen (Speaker)

Annette Pointon (Speaker)

Dennis Pitts (Speaker)

Dora Schofield (Speaker)

Jimmy Stroud (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 493840

Programme Catalogue - Details: Gracie Fields19900729

Producer: E.

BURKE

Next in series: 02 August 1990

Previous in series: GRACIE FIELDS

Broadcast history

29 Jul 1990 17:02-17:40 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-07-13

Programme Catalogue - Details: It Depends What You Mean By...19900722

Producer: HALE, Julian

Next in series: GRACIE FIELDS

Previous in series: PROFESSOR C.E.M JOAD

Description

SBH:'It Depends What You Mean By...' A portrait of the philosopher & 'Brains Trust' panellist C.E.M Joad with reminiscences from friends and colleagues.

Incl.

arch.

extracts.

Presenter: June Knox-Mawer.

Producer: Julian Hale.

Broadcast history

22 Jul 1990 00:00-00:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Julian Hale (Producer)

John Bull (rdr)

Michael Foot (Speaker)

June Knox-Mawer (Speaker)

Roger Scruton (Speaker)

John Guest (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 493246

Programme Catalogue - Details: Nothing Is Wasted19900823

Producer: F.

COUPER

Next in series: ONLY A LITTLE LAMB?

Previous in series: 5, MR RUDE

Description

SBH:Nothing Is Wasted - A portrait of the writer, politician & lyricist A.P.

Herbert with interviews and archives extracts.

Incl.

refs.

to his work on divorce reform, public lending right, writing for Punch & act.

of Lord Hailsham reading ext.

from 'Misleading Cases'.

Presenter: Charles Kennedy.

Producer: Fiona Couper.

Broadcast history

23 Aug 1990 19:20-20:00 (RADIO 4)

26 Aug 1990 17:02-17:40 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Fiona Couper (Producer)

Quintin Hailsham Of St Marylebone (rdr)

Charles Kennedy (Speaker)

Francis Longford (Speaker)

William Davis (Speaker)

Vivian Ellis (Speaker)

Victor Bonham Carter (Speaker)

Crystal Hale (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 494170

Programme Catalogue - Details: Nothing Is Wasted19900826

First broadcast on 1990-08-23

Producer: F.

COUPER

Next in series: ONLY A LITTLE LAMB?

Previous in series: 5, MR RUDE

Description

SBH:Nothing Is Wasted - A portrait of the writer, politician & lyricist A.P.

Herbert with interviews and archives extracts.

Incl.

refs.

to his work on divorce reform, public lending right, writing for Punch & act.

of Lord Hailsham reading ext.

from 'Misleading Cases'.

Presenter: Charles Kennedy.

Producer: Fiona Couper.

Broadcast history

23 Aug 1990 19:20-20:00 (RADIO 4)

26 Aug 1990 17:02-17:40 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Fiona Couper (Producer)

Quintin Hailsham Of St Marylebone (rdr)

Charles Kennedy (Speaker)

Francis Longford (Speaker)

William Davis (Speaker)

Vivian Ellis (Speaker)

Victor Bonham Carter (Speaker)

Crystal Hale (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 494170

Programme Catalogue - Details: Professor C.e.m Joad19900722

Producer: J.

HALE

Next in series: IT DEPENDS WHAT YOU MEAN BY...

Previous in series: 1

Broadcast history

22 Jul 1990 17:02-17:40 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-07-09

0105Gilbert Harding19900816

A portrait of the broadcaster Gilbert Harding including interviews with friends & colleagues and archive extracts.

Presenter: BrIan Masters.

Producer: Nigel Acheson