Computers, Computer Science, History of Computers, Internet

Last Edited: 25-Oct-2014 A Global British Comedy Collaborative document. Edited by John Lucas
Broadcast source is BBC Radio Four unless otherwise indicated. Recordings are good unless otherwise indicated.

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Date Title Cast Parameters
06-Oct-2004
13-Oct-2004
Losing the Past
Preserving Analogue and Digital Data
  1. What’s Been Lost Already
  2. Saving Our History
Richard Hollingham
Arlen Gregorius
28:04, 26315, S
28:12, 26440, S
18-Oct-2004
Microsoft Powerpoint and the Decline of Civilisation
D J Taylor
Produced by Michael Blastland
14:09, 13278, S
11-Feb-2005
From Arial to Wide Latin
Typography, Fonts and what they say about us
Ian Peacock
Produced by Erica Wright
28:11, 26431, S

29-Aug-2006 to
Meet the Bloggers
  1. Ticket Tales
  2. It's Personal
  3. That's Entertainment
  4. It's Political
  5. In Sickness and in Health
Mark Savage
Edited by Gwynneth Williams
13:58, 13103, S
13:44, 12882, S
14:01, 13150, S
14:01, 13146, S
14:14, 13360, S
WAMU
10-Oct-2006
IM Records and the Law
Corey Flintoff
48:43, 45688, S
11-Jan-2007 Open Source Paul Bennun
Produced by Matt Hayward
28:14, 26470, S
24-Apr-2007
Internet Sleuths
produced by Sarah Parker
28:17, 26518, S
24-Jul-2007
The Wikipedia Story
Clive Anderson
Produced by Simon Hollis and Rose Garnet
28:20, 26569, S
24-Sep-2007 to
26-Sep-2007
Bullying.com
Penny Marshall
Produced by Eve Streeter
28:35, 26798, S
28:05, 26329, S
27:48, 26064, S
28-Nov-2007
05-Dec-2007
Power and the Web
Matthew d'Ancona
Produced by Helen Grady
13:50, 12973, S
13:38, 12788, S
13-Dec-2007
Investigation – Spam
Simon Cox
Produced by Richard Vardon
27:53, 26152, S
14-Dec-2007
21-Dec-2007
Game Academy
Anthony Baxter
Produced by Richard Finney
27:43, 25994, S
27:56, 26203, S
19-Dec-2007
New Kids on the Blog
Matt Frei
Produced by Naomi Grimley
28:18, 26534, S
02-Jan-2008
The Computer with a Poker Face
Simon Singh
Produced by Amanda Hargreaves
28:02, 26306, S
13-Jan-2009
Online Damage - Porn in the 21st Century
Penny Marshall
produced by Sue Mitchell
37:24, 34925, S
09-Feb-2009
God.com
Robert Beckford
Produced by Madeleine Brolly
27:55, 26181, S
10-Mar-2009
What Texting Owes to the Literary Enlightenment
Chris Addison
produced by Sally Harrison
27:08, 25449, S
28-Apr-2009
Hacked to Pieces
Jolyon Jenkins
37:12, 34886, S
01-Jun-2009
Inside the Virtual Anthill:
Open Source Means Business
Gerry Northam
produced by Mike Halley
28:10, 26420, S
03-Aug-2009 Chips With Everything
Sue Nelson
produced by Anna Lacey
27:56, 26192, S
07-Aug-2009
Can't Connect, Won't Connect
Chris Bowlby
27:43, 25987, S
16-Feb-2010
Watching the Watchdog --
Examining a new internet watchdog to protect children
Penny Marshall
produced by Eve Streater
27:59, 26244, S
21-May-2010
i-shrine
how the internet and technology is changing the way
we deal with death
Producer: Peregrine Andrews
28:00, 26265, S
04-Jun-2010
11-Jun-2010
The eSportsmen -- professional gamers
Kate Russell
Producer: Paul Peachey
27:17, 25595, S
27:45, 26017, S
26-Jan-2011 to
09-Feb-2011
The Secret History of Social Networking
Rory Cellan-Jones
produced by Mike Wendling
27:52, 26137, S
27:40, 25949, S
27:56, 26196, S
15-Feb-2011
Bleep Bleep Bloop: Music and Video Games
Paul Bennun
Producer: Russell Finch
27:39, 25930, S
22-Mar-2011 What's in a Meme?
Susan Blackmore  
produced by Jessica Treen
27:44, 26008, S
03-Jun-2011 Virtually Famous --
a 48 hour Games Jam for video games designers
Ellie Gibson
Producer: Toby Field
27:38, 25923, S
26-Sep-2011
03-Oct-2011
Robots that Care
Jon Stewart
Producer: Colin Grant
27:50, 26047, S
27:45, 25976, S
02-Jan-2012
09-Jan-2012

13-Jun-2012
20-Jun-2012
27-Jun-2012

08-May-2013
15-May-2013
22-May-2013
29-May-2013
Don't Log Off
via Facebook and Skype
Alan Dein
Producers: Laurence Grissell and
Sarah Bowen
27:29, 25723, S
27:28, 25704, S

27:36, 25826, S
27:37, 25849, S
27:28, 25713, S

27:37, 25891, S
27:42, 25963, S
27:29, 25758, S
27:26, 25715, S
06-Jan-2012 The Internet Millionaires' Club
Jolyon Jenkins
27:47, 26001, S
12-Jun-2012 The Turing Solution
Matt Parker
produced by Roland Pease
27:45, 25967, S
27-Nov-2012 The Hackers
Simon Cox
produced by John Murphy
35:40, 33375, S
07-Jan-2013 Do I Have a Right to Be Forgotten?
Emma Barnett
Producer: Clare Walker
27:46, 25979, S
14-May-2013
State of Play
Alex Butterworth
Producer: Emma Kingsley
27:27, 25724, S
01-Jul-2013
08-Jul-2013
15-Jul-2013
Under Attack: The Threat from Cyberspace
  1. Espionage
  2. Sabotage and Subversion
  3. Warfare
Gordon Corera
Producer: Mark Savage
27:44, 25957, S
27:46, 25986, S
27:41, 25911, S
15-Jul-2013
22-Jul-2013
29-Jul-2013
Privacy under Pressure
  1. Online privacy
  2. Visual privacy
  3. Panel discussion
Steve Hewlett
Producer: Jane Ashley
27:57, 26153, S
27:59, 26192, S
27:34, 25806, S
21-Aug-2013
The I.T. Girls
Martha Lane Fox
Producer: Oliver Woods
27:50, 26055, S
04-Nov-2013
Invalid Password: The Password, a History of Failure
Tim Samuels
Producer: Barney Rowntree
27:38, 25858, S
10-Dec-2013
Data, Data Everywhere...
Timandra Harkness
Producer: Martin Rosenbaum
27:52, 26079, S
08-Jan-2014
Natalie Haynes's Brave New Algo-World
Natalie Haynes
produced by Paul Smith
27:50, 26050, S
16-Mar-2014
Crypto Wars
Gordon Corera
Producer: Mark Savage
27:44, 25949, S
20-Oct-2014 to
24-Oct-2014
Hidden Histories of the Information Age
  1. Enfield Exchange
  2. Tat-1
  3. Our World
  4. Leo Computer
  5. GPS
Aleks Krotoski
13:34, 12776, S
13:41, 12875, S
13:36, 12801, S
13:33, 12761, S
13:33, 12750, S