Occupations and Industries

Last Edited: 31-Mar-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
01-Dec-2004 Ghosts in the Machine
Haunted Industrialists and Employees
Presented and produced by Richard Collins  28:04, 26323, S
10-Dec-2004
Flogging a Dead Horse --
the history of horse recycling
Adam Hart-Davis
produced by John Byrne
27:48, 26075, S
18-Dec-2004
Magic Carpets --
The art of carpet making
written and presented by Tony Lidington
produced by Anglea Hind
28:13, 26458, S
12-Mar-2005
R7:
15-Sep-2010 
The Nose School
Perfume creators 
Rosie Goldsmith
Produced by Anna Raphael 
28:16, 26505, S
07-Jun-2005
14-Jun-2005
21-Jun-2005
28-Jun-2005 
Workaday World
What work means to us
Bill Morris
Produced by Alan Vole and Dan Shepherd 
28:00, 26260, S
27:46, 26038, S
27:43, 25990, S
27:53, 26153, S
18-Sep-2005
to
09-Oct-2005 
Slate Stories
  1. Quarrymen
  2. Artists
  3. A Head for Heights
  4. A Living Industry
Sian Pari Huws
Produced by Jeremy Grange 
14:11, 13301, S
13:40, 12823, S
13:50, 12975, S
14:01, 13143, S
06-Nov-2005  Painting the Sky –
Pyromusical Fireworks Championships
Rob Brydon
Produced by Richard Bannerman 
28:18, 26535, S
08-Jan-2006 to
05-Feb-2006
The History of Blacksmithing
  1. The Making of the Tongs
  2. Weapons for War
  3. Language, Spells and Healing
  4. Not Just Any Metal Gates
  5. The Blacksmith and the Torch
David Petersen
Produced by Martin Curzig 
13:53, 13019, S
14:09, 13269, S
14:04, 13189, S
14:15, 13369, S
14:07, 13243, S
14-Feb-2006
to
14-Mar-2006
06-Aug-2007 to
10-Aug-2007
Worked Out
Forgotten coal fields
  1. Shropshire
  2. The Forest of Dean
  3. Kent
  4. Somerset
  5. Cumbria
Ian Mcmillan With Jack and May Smart
and Shelagh Lewis
Produced by Tim Dee
13:55, 13060, S
14:09, 13283, S
13:58, 13096, S
13:09, 12329, S
13:54, 13033, S
30-Jul-2006 to
27-Aug-2006
R7:
04-Aug-2008 to
08-Aug-2008
Men of Stone
  1. Portland, the Jurassic Park
  2. Quarrying, Cruelty and the Crown
  3. The Choice of the Professionals
  4. Island Life Then
  5. Island Life Now
Julian Richards
produced by Nick St. George
13:48, 12940, S
13:45, 12907. S
13:48, 12947, S
13:39, 12800, S
13:24, 12569, S
10-Dec-2006
14-Apr-2007
Opened Ground
The History of Harehope Quarry
Poetry by Paul Somers
Produced by Caroline Beck
14:27, 13557, S
01-Jan-2007
Shopkeepers of the Nation
The history of the corner store
Hardeep Singh Kohli
produced by Stephen Hughes
28:03, 26307, S
13-Jul-2007
Lost in Space
Self-storage
Felicity Finch
Produced by Paul Kobrack
28:17, 26517, S
11-Jul-2007 to
07-Aug-2007
Invisible People
  1. Centrecom
  2. Securicor
  3. Ordnance Survey
  4. CareLine
  5. National Grid
Joe Kerr
Produced by Paula McGinley
14:27,13561, S
13:56, 13070, S
14:07, 13238, S
14:02, 13165, S
14:11, 13301, S
R4:
Aug-2001
R7:
07-Sep-2007
The Commuters
Nigel Williams
Produced by Rebecca Stratford
13:38, 12785, S
18-Feb-2008
Ghosts of the Cornish Alps
China clay
Chris Young
Produced by Clare Walker
27:57, 26205, S
05-Nov-2008
Salt City - Cheshire salt mine
Allan Beswick
reader: Robert Lister
Produced by Sarah Conkey
28:00, 26265, S
05-Jan-2009
12-Jan-2009
Advertising: The Most Fun You Can Have
With Your Clothes On!
Robin Wright
Produced by Barney Roundtree
28:10, 26422, S
28:06, 26346, S
11-Mar-2009
Tin Men - the last working Cornish tin mine
Jolyon Jenkins
produced by Liz Pearson
28:08, 26383, S
05-Apr-2009
The Price of a Pint of Milk
Derrick Weaver
produced by Rosie Boulton
27:42, 25972, S
03-Nov-2009
The Bell Boys -- Whitechapel's foundrymen
Ian McMillan
produced by Michael Circum
27:53, 26143, S
09-Nov-2009 to
13-Nov-2009
Whatever Happened To The Teapots
Roger Law
produced by Mark Richards
13:49, 12968, S
13:45, 12907, S
13:30, 12663, S
13:41, 12831, S
13:31, 12683, S
30-Nov-2009
Brick by Brick -- Exploring the demolitions industry
Produced by Katie Burningham
28:11, 26423, S
27-Aug-2010
Confessions of a Window Cleaner
Steve Carver
produced by Helen Leonard
28:02, 26296, S
27-Dec-2010
Plumbers and Penguins
Chris Eldon Lee
27:52, 26140, S
19-Jul-2013
The Search for the Perfect Office
Claudia Hammond
Produced by Jeremy Fitzgerald
27:58, 26169, S
29-Jul-2013
Letting out the Light -- gemstone cutters
Stephen Gill
Produced by Julian May
27:38, 25855, S
24-Mar-2014
Workspace Revolution
Nick Baker
Produced by Sarah Cuddon
27:44, 25963, S
21-Oct-2011
Up To Scratch -- manicurists Nailympics
Kit Hesketh Harvey
Producer: Lucy Lunt
27:38, 25858, S
02-Mar-2012
The Stationery Cupboard
Lucy Mangan
Producer: Chris Ledgard
27:39, 25878, S
01-Jul-2013
Tanning Tales
Kit Hesketh Harvey
Producer: Lucy Lunt
27:37, 25842, S

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