Radio and Television

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.


Radio

Date Title Cast Parameters
1972 BBC at 50
2 LP commemorative issue
produced by Alan Burgess and
Stephen Williams
27:37, 38840, m
26:28, 37237, m
28:19, 39825, m
27:23, 38513, m
1999
They Made Our World -- Marconi
no credits
8:46, 12350, S
23-Feb-2002 The Silent Key David Ellis
produced by Jeremy Mortimer
44:29, 58873, S
05-Jun-2003
The Forgotten Broadcast -- Howard Marshall
David Raven Allen
27:42, 6493, m
23-Apr-2005
Tracking the Lincolnshire Poacher
Shortwave number stations
Simon Fanshawe
produced by Simon Hollis
28:10, 26407, S
10-Nov-2006
When CB Ruled the Waves
Dominic Arkwright
Produced by John Byrne
27:51, 26120, S
10-Feb-2007 Archive Hour --- Out on Radio Richard Coles
Produced by Dixie Stewart and
Paula McGinley
56:59, 53430, S
21-Jul-2010
Do Pirates Rule the Air Waves?
Trevor Nelson
produced by James Hale
28:01, 26267, S
BBC R4X:
21-Apr-2012
Charles Parker Prize 2012 Simon Elmes, Sarah Parker
produced by Andy Cartwright
58:56, 55255, S
21-Jun-2012 Staff No Fee: The Other Life of Brian Barry Johnston
Produced by Stephen Garner
27:43, 25942, S
12-Jul-2012 World Service Writers Razia Iqbal
produced by Helen Lee
27:51, 26065, S
15-Jul-2012 Goodbye to Bush House John Tusa
produced by Anna Horsburgh-Porter
27:45, 25970, S
ABC RN
29-Jul-2012
80 years of the ABC: from Wireless to Wi-Fi
  1. Part One - On the air: voices, music,
    news and views
  2. Part Two - Telling it how it is: truth,
    taste and testimony
  3. Part Three - An open window:
    bringing the world to you
  4. Part Four - Your ABC: heritage,
    change, convergence, and the
    road ahead
Sarah Konowsky 53:58, 50496, S
53:50, 50364, S
53:49, 50358, S
53:49, 50361, S
04-Sep-2012 And Now an Urgent SOS Message Eddie Mair
Producers: Jo Coombs and Stewart Henderson
37:04, 34684, S
19-Nov-2012 Revolutionary Radio Fi Glover
Producer: Kate Lamble
27:38, 25868, S
23-Nov-2012
30-Nov-2012
The BBC and All That by Roger Eckersley read by James Fleet
Abridged and Produced by Neil Cargill
13:38, 12767, S
13:39, 12781, S
25-Feb-2013 to
06-Mar-2013
Battle for the Airwaves Nick Robinson
Producer: Rob Shepherd
13:56, 13045, S
13:52, 12979, S
13:52, 12985, S
13:49, 12941, S
13:55, 13035, S
13:51, 12964, S
13:59, 13092, S
13:34, 12703, S
07-Jun-2013
New Broadcasting House Sian Williams, Jim Naughtie, Jean Seaton,
Robert Seatter, Robert Hardman
Producers: Peter Hanington
and Dixi Stewart

42:53, 40181, S
various dates
75th Anniversary of Orson Welles and
the Mercury Theater Company performance
of the War of the Worlds
  1. Radiolab 4-3 -- War of the Worlds
    (25-Mar-2008)
  2. Archive Hour 13-42 -- Orson Welles
    and The War of the Worlds: Myth
    or Legend? (26-Oct-2013)
  3. 1938 broadcast (R4X: 27-Oct-2013)
  4. Ideas -- War of the Welles (CBC R1
    30-Oct-2013)
  1. Jad Abumrad, Robert Krulwich
  2. Presented by Christopher Frayling
    Producer: Nick Freand Jones 

  3. R H Greene
    Southern California Public Radio
  1. 59:07
  2. 56:24,
  3. 54:36,
  4. 53:57,
28-Oct-2013 to
01-Nov-2013
Getting on Air: The Female Pioneers
  1. The Female Pioneers
  2. The Voice of Authority
  3. Upping the Tempo
  4. Primetime Women
  5. A Level Playing Field
Jane Garvey
Producer: Jane Reck
13:21, 12499, S
13:28, 12611, S
13:40, 12801, S
13:14, 12391, S
13:32, 12681, S

Television

Date Title Cast Parameters
17-Feb-2007 to
03-Mar-2007

05-Feb-2011 to
26-Feb-2011

30-Jun-2012 to
14-Jul-2012

04-May-2013
11-May-2013
18-May-2013
Britain in a Box
  1. Welcome Aboard
  2. Shameless
  3. Rising Damp
     
  4. World in Action
  5. The Old Grey Whistle Test
  6. Men Behaving Badly
  7. Driving School
     
  8. Pop Idol
  9. Grandstand
  10. Vision On

  11. 6-1 Nationwide
  12. 6-2 Desmond's
  13. 6-3 Casualty
Paul Jackson
Produced by Marya Burgess, Sarah Jane Hall,
Paul Kobrack
Produced by Paul Kobrak, Sarah Taylor and Ed Morrish
Produced by Paul Kobrak, Oliver Julian, Sara Jane Hall
Produced by Sarah Taylor
  1. 28:10, 26412, S
  2. 28:11, 26437, S
  3. 28:08, 26385, S
     
  4. 27:48, 26064, S
  5. 28:00, 26256, S
  6. 27:42, 25972, S
  7. 27:57, 26208, S
     
  8. 27:37, 25840, S
  9. 27:32, 25761, S
  10. 27:56, 26145, S

  11. 27:50, 26090, S
  12. 27:26, 25702, S
  13. 27:36, 25879, S
15-Apr-2007 Reunion – EastEnders Sue McGregor
Produced by Sarah Coven
41:56, 39315, S
17-Apr-2007
07-Jul-2007
Taxi for Mr Merchant Stephen Merchant
Produced by James Crawford
28:02, 26292, S
26-Jul-2012 Raising a Glass to Cheers Stephen Merchant
Produced By: James Crawford
27:50, 26044, S
01-Oct-2012 Duration, Duration, Duration Grace Dent
Produced by Sue Clark
27:41, 25911, S
04-Oct-2012 Happy Days: The Children of the Stones Stewart Lee
produced by Stephen Garner
28:26, 26603, S