Engineering and Technology, Manufacturing

Last Edited: 20-May-2017 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. 


General Programs

Date Title Cast Parameters
13-Apr-1998
Isembard Kingdom Brunel – The Reckless Engineer
No credits
28:01, 39416, S
08-Aug-2005
R7:
23-Sep-2010
The Howling Terror Mystery
July 1900 enormous megaphone
Alan Dein
Reading by William Hope and Anrew Wyncot
Produced by Matthew Dodd
28:22, 26601, S
14-Aug-2005
Engineers’ Corner
Why no celebration of engineers in Westminster Abbey?
Ian McMillan
Readers: Robert Pickance and Brian Torfay
Produced by Emma Harding
28:01, 26269, S
12-Apr-2006 to
03-May-2006
Britain’s Modern Brunels
  1. High Speed Travel
  2. Giant Structures
  3. Public Health
  4. Environmental Concerns
Sue Nelson
Produced by Tracy Logan
27:46, 26038, S
28:07, 26361, S
27:54, 26160, S
27:57, 26218, S
21-Aug-2009
How to Write An Instruction Manual
Mark Miodownik
produced by Michelle Martin
28:18, 26543, S
05-Aug-2010
We Were Here: How to Create Your Own Time Capsule
Ian Peacock
produced by Michael Sircom
27:42, 25972, S


30-Apr-2012 to
11-Jun-2012








01-Oct-2012 to
12-Nov-2012







01-Apr-2013 to
06-May-2013






07-Oct-2013 to
11-Nov-2013







07-Apr-2014 to
12-May-2014






13-Oct-2014 to
17-Nov-2014







13-Apr-2015 to
18-May-2015






12-Oct-2015 to
16-Nov-2015







04-Apr-2016 to
09-May-2016






10-Oct-2016 to








10-Apr-2017 to
15-May-2017
The Digital Human
  1. Capture
  2. Control
  3. Conceal
  4. Conviction
  5. Crush
  6. Crowded
  7. Chance

  8. Diaspora
  9. Influence
  10. Memory
  11. Intent
  12. Tales
  13. Augment
  14. Death

  15. Mischief
  16. Engagement
  17. Estrangement
  18. Transgression
  19. Isolation
  20. Detox

  21. Altruism
  22. Urban
  23. Wander
  24. Value
  25. Dark
  26. Adaptation

  27. Time
  28. Voice
  29. Whispers
  30. Quantize
  31. Broken
  32. Sell

  33. Risk
  34. Language
  35. Abandon
  36. Nostalgia
  37. Maps
  38. Ethics

  39. Secrets
  40. Magic
  41. Breathe
  42. Rear Window
  43. Seduction
  44. Silt

  45. Detection
  46. Vigilante
  47. Doppelganger
  48. Mind
  49. Body
  50. Imagine

  51. Work
  52. Home
  53. Taste
  54. Wayfinding
  55. Lost and Found
  56. Changeling

  57. Sublime
  58. Jennifer
  59. Traces
  60. Haunted
  61. Perspective
  62. Lol

  63. Anger
  64. Authenticity
  65. Subconscious
  66. Echo
  67. Alternate
  68. Silence
Aleks Krotoski
Produced by Victoria Macarthur,
Peter McMannus, Kate Bissel, Caitlin Smith,
Elizabeth Ann Duffy


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31-Jul-2013
07-Aug-2013
14-Aug-2013
Techno Odyssey
  1. Cables
  2. Cash
  3. Cardiac
Paul Farley
Reader Indira Varma, Paul Hilton
Produced by Neil McCarthy
27:41, 25905, S
27:32, 25770, S
27:42, 25922, S


Chemical Engineering
Date Title Cast Parameters
06-Dec-2004
Bhopal -- An Accident Waiting to Happen
Mark Tully
produced by Sarah Luthwaite 
28:27, 26674, S
       

Civil Engineering, Structures, Constructions

Date Title Cast Parameters
Discovery
2002
Super Structures
The Boeing Assembly Building
narrated by John Hedges
produced by Dave Serverson
ID-DMR-012
MP4 VIDEO
46:58, 479644, S
06-Apr-2004
Death of the Building Site
Richard Urich
produced by Sandra Keating
28:14, 26470, S
29-Jul-2004 to
26-Aug-2004
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20-Jul-2006 to
17-Aug-2006
Engineering Solutions
  1. Channel Tunnel Rail Link
  2. Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth
  3. Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 5
  4. Bridge over the River Usk
  5. Great Yarmouth Offshore Wind Farm
  1. Glendoe, Scotland Hydroelectric Project
  2. Belfast Sewers Project
  3. Milford Haven in Wales Liquid Natural
    Gas terminal
  4. Airbus A380
  5. Tall buildings
Adam Hart Davis
Produced by Sarah Taylor
27:58, 26221, S
27:59, 26236, S
27:49, 28086, S
28:00, 26262, S
27:56, 26194, S

28:11, 26423, S
28:14, 26474, S
27:50, 26099, S
27:49, 26088, S
27:54, 26161, S
12-Sep-2005
Document – The Forth Bridge
Mike Thomson
Produced by John Byrne
28:01, 26272, S
UK Channel 5
2005
Megastructures --
The World's Most Famous Bridge
narrated by David Vickery
written and produced by Julie Edwards
MP4 VIDEO
36:27, 371802, S
02-Apr-2006
15-Dec-2006
Bridge – Brunel’s Clifton Suspension Bridge
Poem by Libby Houston   
Produced by Sarah Davies
14:04, 13201, S
16-Jul-2007 to
30-Jul-2007
The Secret Life of Reservoirs
  1. Plumbing the Landscape
  2. Conservation
  3. From Reservoir to Tap
Hermione Cockburn
Produced by Monise Durani
28:02, 26284, S
28:03, 26307, S
27:55, 26173, S
11-Dec-2007
One Hundred Years of Concrete --
Oscar Niemeyer
Jonathan Glancey
Produced by Marc Richards
27:43, 25996, S
18-Dec-2007
Andy Cave’s Expedition Underground
Thirlmere Aqueduct
Andy Cave
Produced by Janet Graves
28:15, 26495, S
16-Jan-2009
Time and Tide: The Severn Barrage Project
Miriam O’Reilly
Produced by John Byrne
27:55, 26186, S
27-Jan-2010
Bridging the Gap -- A sound portrait of the Tyne Bridge
Chris Watson
produced by Sarah Blount
27:48, 26078, S
14-Oct-2011
The Bridge -- The Transporter Bridge on Teesside
Nigel Thompson
produced by Faith Lawrence
27:36, 25833, S
09-Sep-2014
Build and Be Damned
David Wighton
Producer: Sandra Kanthal
27:50, 26048, S

Electrical Engineering, Electronics
See also Radio and Television

Date Title Cast Parameters
20-Dec-2004 Speak Spirit Speak
Electronic Voice Phenomena
Ken Hollings
Produced by John Calver
28:16, 26502, S
23-May-2005
R7:
21-Sep-2010
Cashier Number Six Please
Automated Voices
Emma Clarke
Produced by Peter McCue
28:46, 26973, S
28-Nov-2005
A Wire around the World
The first international communications system –
telegraph cable
Paul Davies
Produced by Martin Redfern
28:01, 26279, S
30-Nov-2007
Speak on the Dotted Line
Rory Bremner
Produced by Linus Jones
27:55, 26179, S
30-Sep-2009
Calling Hereford
the world's largest earth satellite station
Hugh Sykes
produced by John Byrne
27:32,25829, S
26-Jul-2013
Klatt's Last Tapes --
the definitive history of speech synthesis
Presenter: Lucy Hawking
Producer: Julian Mayers
27:44, 25955, S

Mechanical Engineering

Date Episode Title Cast Parameters
         

Sanitary, Municipal and Utility Engineering, Waste Management

Date Title Cast Parameters
17-Aug-1998 to
31-Aug-1998
The Influence of Effluent
  1. London
  2. Calcutta
  3. Boston
no credits
27:48, 38925, S
28:08, 39573, S
27:02, 38033, S
24-Nov-2008 to
28-Nov-2008
A Load of Rubbish
Ian Marchant
produced by Jolyon Jenkins
14:08, 13257, S
14:10, 13287, S
14:00, 13136, S
13:58, 13103, S
14:03, 13174, S
14-May-2009
The Landfill Designers
John Thackaray
produced by Nick Kettles and Joe Meek
28:20, 26564, S
25-May-2012 Mapping Britain's Underworld
Adam Hart-Davis
Producer: Sara Parker
27:54, 26120, S
07-Oct-2009
The Story of Scrap Metal
Martin Wainwright
produced by Janet Graves
27:55, 26180, S
28-May-2010
Skip
Alys Fowler
Producer: Neil Cargill
27:46, 25736, S
08-Apr-2014
Rubbish: The Great Waste Crisis
Chris Mullin
Producer: Jonathan Brunert
36:53, 34508, S

Manufacturing, Everyday Products

Fred Dibnah's Made in Britain

Date Title Cast Parameters
25-Dec-2000
The Story of the Fork

27:41, 51915, S
12-Apr-2005
01-Aug-2007
Ouch! Men and Shaving
Brian Perkins
Produced by Leonidia Krushilnitsky
14:56, 14011, S
27-Oct-2004
The Secret Life of Phone Numbers
Ian Peacock
Produced by Alan Dolby
27:57, 26216, S
06-Dec-2004
27-Mar-2005
Neigbourhood Watch
What Your Postcode Says about You
Alan Dein
Produced by Mark Smalley
28:03, 26304, S
28-Aug-2012 The Lifecycle of a Bullet Caroline Wyatt
Producer: Lucy Proctor
36:40, 34316, S
03-May-2005
Daisy Daisy
The Story of detachable tires and tandems
Julie Welch
Readings by Barry Morse
Produced by Vernie Samuel
14:13, 13335, S
22-Jul-2005
If the Shoe Fits
Abandoned Shoes
Kim Normanton
Produced by Matt Thompson
27:51, 26121, S
25-Jun-2005
On the Dotted Line
The history of signatures
Tristram Hunt
Produced by Thomas Morris
28:04, 26251, S
09-Sep-2005
Engineering My Sole
Physics and shoe design
Connie St Louis
Produced by Helen Sharpe
14:03, 13179, S
13-Mar-2006 to
17-Mar-2006
Chute
  1. Not Just for Fun
  2. Elephants and Burgers
  3. Pneumatic Chutes
  4. Escape Chutes
  5. At the End of the Day
Dylan Winter
Produced by Neil George
13:49, 12955, S
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14:07, 13243, S
13:40, 12819, S
06-Jul-2007
Mirror, Mirror
Nina Perry
28:03, 26309, S
31-Oct-2009
Now Wash Your Hands
The story of Izal Medicated toilet paper
Sally Goldsmith
produced by Frances Burns
27:33, 25838, S
02-Jun-2010
The Death-Ray in Your Pocket: 50 Years of Lasers
Hermione Cockburn
Producer: Mike Hally
28:01, 26268, S
27-Nov-2010
Me and My Mobile
Dom Joly
Producer: Anna Horsbrugh-Porter
27:32, 25815, S
2003
R7:
19-Jan-2011
A Shared Vision  -
recycling  old spectacles in Zanzibar
John Hegley
27:49, 26089, S
21-Nov-2011 to
25-Nov-2011
Stephen Fry on the Phone
  1. Creating the Network
  2. From Car Phone to Executive Brick
  3. The Accidental Discovery of Text
  4. Shrinking the Handset
  5. The Chips inside Smartphones
Stephen Fry
Producer: Anna Buckley
13:11, 12347, S
13:11, 12344, S
13:15,
13:28,
13:13,        
03-Jun-2013
Looking for Luddites
Bill Thompson
Producer: Andrew Green
27:51, 26115, S
30-Apr-2014
Voices from Our Industrial Past
Emma Griffin
Producer: Melissa FitzGerald
27:46, 25989, S