The Saturday Feature



Producer: W. PILMER

Previous in series: FRUMKINS


SBH:The Saturday Feature - Beetlemania - a look at the Volkswagen Beetle, from its beginnings in the 1930s up to the present day. Includes ints. with owners and enthusiasts. Presenter: Phil Korbel.

Broadcast history

20 Jan 1990 22:15-22:45 (RADIO 4)


Wendy Pilmer (Producer)

Phil Korbel (Speaker)

John Maher (Speaker)

Helen Spencer (Speaker)

Martin Widdowson (Speaker)

Francis Tuthill (Speaker)

Howard Cheese (Speaker)

Bill Helm (Speaker)

Peter Colborne-Baber (Speaker)

Ivan Hurst (Speaker)

Robin Wager (Speaker)

Notes: CAIRS 560258.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19880102]

The Frock and the Falsie

A backstage rummage in the skirts of the pantomime dame. For many years variety artist Ronnie Coyles has been involved in pantomime.

During a recent performance of Humpty Dumpty - in which he plays the Queen of Hearts - he was wired for sound... Producer ALASTAIR WILSON BBC Manchester

Genome: [r4 Bd=19880102]

Artist: Ronnie Coyles

Producer: Alastair Wilson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19880109]

Perchance to Dream - Sleep that knits up the ravell'd sleave of care,

The death of each day's 's life, sore labor's bath,

Balm of hurt minds, great nature's second course.

Chief nourisher in life s feast.


An exposition of sleep in verse and prose with Prunella Scales and Timothy West


Genome: [r4 Bd=19880109]

Unknown: Prunella Scales

Genome: [r4 Bd=19880116]

Tobacco Battered

The impact of tobacco on 17th-century English society. Compiled and presented by Larry Harrison , medical sociologist.

'Jackson has died suddenly and, being opened, it was judged by the surgeons that it was from the smoke of tobacco, which he took insatiably.' 1601 'In tobacco there is nothing which is not medicine. It cures asthma. It heals an old cough. It stops migraine. It is a help against arthritis, gout and the stone in the bladder.' 1614 'It is like Elias's cloud in the Bible, which was no bigger than a man's hand, that hath suddenly covered the face of the earth.' 1658 With John Baddeley

John Church , Paul Gregory and Manning Wilson

Directed by JOHN THEOCHARIS. Stereo

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19880116]

Presented By: Larry Harrison

Unknown: John Baddeley

Unknown: John Church

Unknown: Paul Gregory

Directed By: John Theocharis.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19880123]

The Domestic Mistake

It clears the brain, this business of washing-up, and is more useful than a game of liver-bestirring golf - GENTLEMAN WITH A DUSTER, 1912

Christina Hardyment reflects on 400 years of housekeeping manuals, in search of an ideal of domesticity that works today. Readers DIANA OLLSON and JOHN ROWE


Genome: [r4 Bd=19880123]

Unknown: Christina Hardyment

Unknown: John Rowe

Producer: Elizabeth Burke

Genome: [r4 Bd=19880130]

Stepchildren of the Dragon Rewi Alley, David Crook Talitha Gerlach ,

Sidney Shapiro and Gladys Yang are five Westerners who went to

China before liberation, either out of curiosity or because of their political beliefs. They tell Gordon Bowker how they joined the struggle of the Chinese people and why they stayed on through 60 years of social and political unheaval. Producer BRIDGET CARTER

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19880130]

Unknown: David Crook

Unknown: Talitha Gerlach

Unknown: Sidney Shapiro

Unknown: Gladys Yang

Unknown: Gordon Bowker

Producer: Bridget Carter

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900106]

Unknown: Nesta McDonald

Grace Lovat Fraser: Gayle Hunnicutt

Harriet Cohen: Marcia King

D H Lawrence: Brian Miller

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900113]

Unknown: Fritz Spiegl

Unknown: Thomas Haynes Bayly

Unknown: Ann Aris

Unknown: Geoffrey Wheeler.

Unknown: Martin Windmarsh

Unknown: Adrienne Murray.

Unknown: John Powell

Unknown: Mark Rowlinson.

Accompanied By: Robert Orledge.

Producer: Gillian Hush

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900120]

Unknown: Beetlemania Hitler

Unknown: Phil Korbel

Producer: Wendy Pilmer

Genome: [r4 Bd=19900127]

Unknown: Stephen Drake-Jones

Narrator: Dilly Barlow.

Producer: Mick Webb.

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First broadcast on 1989-09-30

Producer: HARRISON, J

Next in series: THE CALL OF THE CELTS


Broadcast history

30 Sep 1989 22:30-23:00 (RADIO 4)

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

Recorded on 1989-09-26.