Sounds Natural

Episodes

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Adam Faith20170530 (BBC7)

The singer and actor talks about his interest in wildlife and love of London Zoo.

Singer, actor and businessman, Adam Faith (1940-2003) talks to Derek Jones about his interest in wildlife, conservation and his love of London Zoo.

Some of his choices from the BBC Sound Archives include Lions, Puffer Fish, Dolphins, the Silvery Gibbon and the Giant Panda.

The release of "What Do You Want?" in 1959 sparked a run of hit records for Adam, followed by his big TV break as lovable-rogue, Budgie.

Produced in Bristol by John Burton.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1973.

Andrew Sachs20170711 (BBC7)

Actor Andrew Sachs talks about his love of wildlife, including Gibbons and White Tigers.

Bernard Cribbins1972020020160708 (BBC7)
20160709 (BBC7)

The actor talks to Derek Jones about his love of bird watching, fishing and conservation.

From the Meadow Pipit to the Red-Backed Shrike. Actor Bernard Cribbins talks to Derek Jones about his love of bird watching, fishing and the importance of conservation - aided by recordings from the BBC Sound Archive.

Producer: John Burton.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1972.

Bill Oddie20160729 (BBC7)
20160730 (BBC7)

The Goodies star tells Derek Jones about his longstanding love of bird watching.

From the Bar-Tailed Godwit to the Black-Winged Stilt. Back in the days when BBC Springwatch wasn't even a twinkle in Auntie's transmitters, Bill Oddie from 'The Goodies' tells Derek Jones about his longstanding love of bird watching, and his travels to see them - aided by recordings from the BBC Sound Archive.

Producer: John Burton.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1973.

Bing Crosby20170704 (BBC7)

Hollywood crooner Bing Crosby discusses his love of nature and the outdoor life.

Bobby Charlton20170613 (BBC7)

Football star Bobby Charlton tells Derek Jones about his love of bird and sea life.

Football legend Bobby Charlton tells Derek Jones about his little-known interest in ornithology. From Preston's Deepdale stadium.

Grey Lag Greese, Roe Deer and Lesser-Spotted Woodpecker are among is choices of recordings from the BBC Sound Archives.

In 1973, the England World Cup and Manchester United star had just taken over as the manager of Preston North End FC.

Produced in Bristol by John Burton.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1973.

Brian Blessed20170620 (BBC7)

Actor and mountaineer Brian Blessed discusses his love of wildlife with Derek Jones.

Actor and explorer, Brian Blessed discusses his interest in wildlife and mountaineering with Derek Jones.

The Alligator, Clouded Leopard, Baboon, Ocelot and Geoffroy's Cat are among his choice of recordings from the BBC Sound Archives.

Produced in Bristol by John Burton.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1975.

Derek Nimmo1973070020160722 (BBC7)
20160723 (BBC7)

The actor talks to Derek Jones about his love of wildlife photography and filming.

From the Bar-Tailed Godwit to the Natterjack Toad. Actor, producer, author and Just A Minute panellist, Derek Nimmo talks to Derek Jones about his love of wildlife photography and filming, plus his recent trip to Australia - aided by recordings from the BBC Sound Archive.

Derek Nimmo: born 1930 - died 1999.

Producer: John Burton.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1973.

Derek Waring20170627 (BBC7)

Actor Derek Waring shares his love of wildlife with Derek Jones.

Dulcie Gray20170725 (BBC7)

The actress, crime writer and butterfly expert discusses her love of wildlife.

Flora Robson20170606 (BBC7)

Dame Flora Robson shares her love of wildlife with Derek Jones.

Distinguished actress, Dame Flora Robson (1902-1984) shares her love of wildlife and the countryside with Derek Jones, including her impressions from working in Hollywood.

The Redstart, Hippopotamus and the Wandering Albatross are among her choices of recordings from the BBC Sound Archives.

Produced in Bristol by John Burton.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1973.

Frank Thornton20170718 (BBC7)

Actor Frank Thornton talks about his fascination for birds with Derek Jones.

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Rolf Harris discusses with DEREK JONES his interest in wildlife and its conservation, and chooses some recordings from the BBC's Sound Archives Produced by JOHN BURTON (from Bristol)

(Repeated: Sunday, 7.30 pm)

Contributors

Unknown: Rolf Harris

Unknown: Derek Jones

Produced By: John Burton

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Rolf Harris discusses with DEREK JONES his interest in wildlife and its conservation, and chooses some recordings from the BBC's Sound Archives.

Contributors

Unknown: Rolf Harris

Unknown: Derek Jones

Harry Secombe20160805 (BBC7)
20160806 (BBC7)

The comedian, actor and singer talks to Derek Jones about his love of wildlife photography

From the Hyena to the Mountain Gorilla. Star of The Goon Show, actor and singer Harry Secombe talks to Derek Jones about his love of wildlife photography and travel - aided by recordings from the BBC Sound Archive.

Producer: John Burton.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1976.

Percy Edwards1972010020160624 (BBC7)
20160625 (BBC7)

The bird imitator discusses with Derek Jones his love of the British countryside.

From Willow Warblers to Little Crakes. Bird-imitator, animal impersonator and entertainer, Percy Edwards discusses his love of the British countryside and, in particular, its birdlife with Derek Jones - aided by recordings from the BBC Sound Archive.

Percy Edwards MBE: born 1908 - died 1996.

Producer: John Burton.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1972.

Peter Cushing1972010020130526 (BBC7)
20160617 (BBC7)
20160618 (BBC7)

The actor discusses with Derek Jones his love of the British countryside and its birdlife.

Award-winning actor Peter Cushing takes a break from making horror films to discuss his enthusiasm for the British countryside and its wildlife - aided by recordings from the BBC Sound Archive.

Peter tells Derek Jones how he used to spend hours with his late wife Helen watching wild birds from their home on the estuary at Whitstable in Kent.

Peter Cushing, OBE: born 1913 - died 1994.

Producer: John Burton.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 1972.

Roger Whittaker1973070020160715 (BBC7)
20160716 (BBC7)

Singer Roger Whittaker shares his fascination for the wildlife of East Africa and Wales.

From the Wildebeest to the Paradise Flycatcher. Singer Roger Whittaker shares his fascination for the wildlife of East Africa and Wales with Derek Jones - aided by recordings from the BBC Sound Archive.

Producer: John Burton.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1973.

Rolf Harris1970121819701220

discusses with DEREK JONES his interest in wildlife and its conservation, and chooses some recordings from the BBC's Sound Archives.

Contributors

Unknown: Rolf Harris

Unknown: Derek Jones

discusses with DEREK JONES his interest in wildlife and its conservation, and chooses some recordings from the BBC's Sound Archives Produced by JOHN BURTON (from Bristol)

(Repeated: Sunday, 7.30 pm)

Contributors

Unknown: Rolf Harris

Produced By: John Burton

Spike Milligan1972020020160701 (BBC7)
20160702 (BBC7)

Goons star Spike Milligan reveals his love for wild animals and concern for their future.

From Rhesus Monkeys to Kookaburras. Star of The Goon Show, Spike Milligan talks to Derek Jones about his enthusiasm for wild animals and his concern for their future - aided by recordings from the BBC Sound Archives.

Spike Milligan KBE: born 1918 - died 2002.

Producer: John Burton.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1972.