Follett, James (1939 – )

Last Edited: 02-Jul-2014 A Global British Comedy Collaborative document. Edited by John Lucas
Broadcast source is BBC Radio Four unless otherwise indicated. Recording quality is considered good unless otherwise indicated.

Date
Title
Cast
Parameters
BBC R4
14-Aug-1974
The Doppelganger Machine
Peter Pratt, Hector Ross, Nigel Lambert, Hugh Ross,
Eva Haddon, William Eadle, John Sampson, Manning
Wilson, Dennis McCarthy, Julian Fox, John Foley,
John Bull
produced by Roger Pyne
55:12, 12941, m
BBC R4
18-Dec-1974
Speculator Sport
Joanna Wake, David Brierley, Brian Haines, Leslie Pitt,
Paul Gaymon, Carole Boyd, Peter Pacey, Jack Carr,
Norma Ronald, Olive Crowe, Peter Whitman
Producer - Margaret Etall
53:52, 31571, m
BBC R4
28-Aug-1976
The Rabid Summer
Patrick Barr, Pauline Letts, Betty Baskell, John Ringham,
Clifford Norgate, Valerie Murray, Michael Tudor-Barnes,
Leslie Heritage, Keith Smith, Garard Green, Jo Manning
Wilson, Malcolm Reid, Diana Payem, Peter Woodthorpe,
Ann Rosenfeld
produced and directed by Kaye Patrick
88:37, 83082, m
BBC R4
04-Jun-1977
The Spanish Package
Irene Sutcliffe, Michael Harber, Gavin Campbell, Jane
Knowles, Michael Tudor-Barnes, Michael Goldie, Shirley
Dixon, Peter Howell, James Tomlinson, Jonathan Scott,
Walter Hall, Paul Myer, Bruce Beeby, Nicilet MacKenzie,
Joan Matheson
produced and directed by David H Godfrey
86:47. 61024, S
BBC R4
19-Nov-1977
A Touch of Slander
Frances Jeater, Frederick Treves, Nicolette Mckenzie,
Malcolm Gerard, Robert Whelan, Bruce Beeby, Michael
Goldie, Mary Nelson
Directed by Margaret Etall
29:51, 17500, m
BBC R4
20-Jan-1979
Vendetta for a Judge
Bernard Horsfall, Mary Law, Roger Hammond, Frieda
Downey,
[missing rest of credits]
82:15, 38557, m
gap in dialogue
at 41 minutes
BBC R4
41-Apr-1979
The Devil to Pay
Norman Rodway. Derek Seaton
directed by Glyn Dearman
14:12, 16643, S
26-Aug-1979
The Bionic Blob &
The Case of the Stolen Wavelengths
Ed Bishop, Sandra Dickinson, John Bay, Ramsey
Williams, Brian Haines, Brian Carroll
directed by John Tydeman
13:53, 13027, m
15-Feb-1980
The Man Who Invented Yesterday
Alan Rowe, Graham Faulkner, and Jenny Twigge
directed by Christopher Venning
13:57, 16365, S
29-Mar-1980
The Long Lonely Voyage of U-395
Rod Beacham, Michael Maloney, Trevor Cooper, John
Bott, Bob Sherman, Margot Boyd, Tammy Ustinov
Produced by Glyn Dearman
81:54, 76796, m
05-Sep-1980
Oboe at the Embassy
Jane Knowles, Rowena Roberts, Peter Jeffrey, Philip
Voss and Michael Spice
produced by Gerry Jones
54:03, 50688, S
BBC 7
11-Aug-2004 to
13-Aug-2004
24-Jan-2005 to
26-Jan-2005
Rules of Asylum
Vernon Joyner, Manning Wilson, Francis de Wolfe,
Cyril Schapps, Brian Haines, James Beatty, Caroline
John, Godfrey Kenton, Betty Huntley-Wright, Neville
Jason, John Challis, Rosalind Slater, Diana Bishop
Produced by Margaret
Etall
30:20, 28445, S
30:12, 28328, S
30:05, 28218, S
BBC R4
11-Mar-1978
18-Mar-1978
BBC 7
15-Jan-2004 etc.
27-Jan-2005 to
02-Feb-2005
The Destruction Factor
  1. The Seeds of Creation
  2. The Devil’s Harvest
  3. The Wings of Azrael
  4. Birdstrike
  5. Search and Destroy
  6. World without Fire
T.P. McKenna, Paul Copley, Rosalind Adams, Clifford
Rowes, Joan Matheson, Rod Beacham, Jennifer
Pearsey, Noel Johnson, Ruth Beebe, Karen Archer,
Christine Absolom, Debbie Cumming, Michael Shannon,
Diana Olsen, Gerald Cross, Peter Wickham, Gregory
dePalme, Roy Spencer, Henry Nowells, Mary Eliot
Nelson, Dennis Goacher
Produced by David Spencer
originally 2x87
minutes
27:55, 26185, S
28:03, 26306, S
28:01, 26276, S
28:10, 26414, S
27:55, 26173, S
27:50, 26099, S
R7:
01-Apr-2006 To
15-Apr-2006
Earthsearch – Mindwarp


Leon Parris, India Fisher, Colin Baker, Nicholas
Courtney, Michelle Livingston, Andy Coleman, Sarah
Wakefield, Julian Richards, Neil Henry, Romi Tennant,
Stephen Wickham, Mark Wright, Neil Roberts, Alistair
Locke, Andy Hardwicke, Mark Wyman
Adapted by Jacqueline Rayner
Directed by Jason Haye Gallery
46:44, 43821, S
42:35, 39938, S
54:41, 51268, S
06-Jan-1981 to
10-Mar-1981
BBC R7:
21-Jun-2004 to
02-Jul-2004
Earthsearch  I
  1. Planetfall
  2. First Footprint City
  3. Sands of Kyros
  4. The Solaric Empire
  5. The Pools of Time
  6. Across the Abyss
  7. New Blood
  8. Marooned
  9. Star Cluster Tersus 9
  10. Earthfall
Sean Arnold, Amanda Murray, Kathryn Hurlbutt,
Haydn Wood  & Sonia Fraser, Gordon Reid
Christopher Scott (1), David Bradshaw (2),
Alexander John (2,3),  John MacAndrew (3), Judy
Franklin (4,5), John Bott (4,5), Graham Falkner (4),
Stephen Garlic (4,5), Eve Calfe (5), Godfrey Kenton (5),
Sean Probert (6,7,8), Michael Spice (6), John Webb (6),
Jane Knowles (7), John Church (7), Pauline Letts (7)
Directed by Glyn Dearman
28:42, 26914, S
28:57, 27145, S
29:22, 27539, S
29:13, 27395, S
29:17, 27460, S
28:06, 26358, S
27:36, 25887, S
27:58, 26222, S
29:15, 27438, S
28:31, 26739,S
05-Jan-1982 to
09-Mar-1982
BBC R7:
05-Jul-2004 to
16-Jul-2004
Earthsearch II
  1. Return
  2. Flood
  3. Surrender
  4. Solaria
  5. Sundeath
  6. Supermass
  7. Deathship
  8. Megalomania
  9. Earthvoice
  10. Earth
Sean Arnold, Amanda Murray, Kathryn Hurlbutt,
Haydn Wood & Sonia Fraser, Gordon Reid, Michael
Maloney, Jill Littston, David Gooderson, George
Parsons, Michael Tudor-Barnes
Directed by Glyn Dearman
27:10, 25484, S
27:44, 26012, S
28:24, 26629, S
28:08, 26380, S
27:53, 26147, S
27:23, 25688, S
28:26, 26667, S
27:50, 26098, S
28:10, 26416, S
28:24, 26639, S
Broadcast
R7:
03-Aug-2004
10-Dec-2004
28-Jan-2004
The Twisted Image


Douglas Blackwell, Peter Wickham, Joan
Matheson, Alaric Cotter, Christine Absalom,
Jonathan Scott, Gavin Campbell, William Eadle,
Cyril Appleton, Anne Rosenfeld
Produced and Directed by Margaret Ettle
42:47, 40125, S
Broadcast
July 1986
R7:
24-Oct-2004
A Darkening of the Moon


Blaine Fallon, Graham Blockey, Bonnie Herrin, Sean
Prendergast, David Lerner, June Barrie, George
Parsons, William Eadle, Jenny Funnel, Natasha Pyne,
Tessa Worseley, Melinda Walker, Sarah Benfield,
Paul Nicholson
Directed by Sean McCloughlan
87:34, 82096, S
Broadcast
March 1976
R7:
07-Nov-2004
19-Nov-2005
Jumbo


Nigel Lambert, Eva Haddon, Leslie Heritage, Haydn
Jones, Paul Myer, Deborah Paige, Alan Tilven, Jean
England, John Levitt, Rosalind Adams, Trader
Faulkner, Clifford Norgate
Directed by Graham Gold
87:01, 81588, S
R4:
22-Feb-1975
The U-boat That Lost Its Nerve


Nigel Lambert, Paul Gaymon, David Ryall, Michael
Deacon, Michael Shannon, Stephen Thorne, Alan
Dudley, Trader Faulkner, Jack Carr, Sion Probert
Harry Pitch played the harmonica
Producer Margaret Etall
85:23, 80055, S
Broadcast R7:
31-Jan-2004 to
20-Mar-2004
Temple of the Winds –
The Silent Vulcan #1
Read by Nigel Anthony
Abridged by Miranda Davis
Produced by Ava Bondfather
18:53, 8857, m
18:51, 8840, m
18:54, 8861, m
18:33, 8698, m
18:23, 8618, m
18:53, 8853, m
18:52, 8848, m
18:46, 8804, m
Broadcast R7:
27-Mar-2004 to
15-May-2004
Wicca – The Silent Vulcan #2
Read by Nigel Anthony
Abridged by Miranda Davis
Produced by Richard Bannerman
18:48, 8814, m
18:46, 8801, m
18:53, 8856, m
18:48, 8820, m
18:46, 8798, m
18:51, 8839, m
18:50, 8830, m
18:48, 8820, m
Broadcast R7:
22-May-2004 to
10-Jul-2004
The Silent Vulcan #3
Read by Nigel Anthony
Abridged by Miranda Davis
Produced by Elizabeth Allard
18:58, 8894, m
18:58, 8896, m
18:59, 8903, m
18:49, 8824, m
19:06, 8955, m
19:02, 8929, m
18:51, 8843, m
19:00, 8914, m
Broadcast R7:
13-Feb-2005
Ice


Carol Drinkwater, Anthony Hyde, Eric Allen, Sean
Barrett, Ed Bishop, Don Fellowes, Alan Tilburn,
Brian Hewlett, Peter Marinker, Kim Wall, Andrew
Branch, Bruce Burr, David Goodland, Stephen
Hattersley, Paul Gregory, Jonathan Tafler, Peter
Howell, Rachel Gurney
Directed by Alec Reid
87:15, 81810, S
06-Jul-1974
Broadcast R7:
20-Feb-2005
The Light of a Thousand Suns


Manning Wilson, John Rye, Ian Thompson, Michael
Shannon, Sheila Mitchell, James Hayes, Conrad
Phillips, Vernon Joyner, Sean Probert, John Bull,
Nigel Graham, Carol Boyd, Hugh Ross, Roger Gartland
Produced by Margaret Ethell
87:36, 82128, S
R4X:
26-Sep-2011
The Bionic Blob
Sandra Dickinson, John Bay, Ed Bishop, John Bull,
Harold Kaskey
13:17, 12458, S

Documentaries and Collateral Material
Date Title Cast Parameters
R7:
19-Jun-2004
Men, Martians and Machines
James Follet reviews his career,
leading up to Earth Search

The Devil to Pay
The Man Who Invented Yesterday (1980)
The Destruction Factor,  part 1
The creation of Earthsearch
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Earthsearch I, episode 2
The first three broadcasts of the
entire first series
Easthsearch I, episode 10 and  
Earthsearch II, episode 1 together
Amy D9

Presented by James Follet
Produced by Martin Dempsey
 
76:26, 71672, S
104:02, 97537, S