Tinniswood, Peter (1937-2003)

Last Edited: 15-Jan-2019
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.

Drawn heavily on information from DIVERSITY http://web.ukonline.co.uk/suttonelms/PTIN.HTML (data by Nigel Deacon and Roger Bicketon).
Thanks to Martin Hood and Greg Linden for specific information on Uncle Mort broadcast dates and titles


Date Title Cast Parameters
14-Jul-1964 to
18-Jul-1964
(5 or 6?)

Hardluck Hall
Written with David Nobbs
Valentine Dyall, Stephen Moore, Bryan Kendrick, John Baddeley,
Marigold Sharman, Janet Milner, Isabel Rennie, Timothy Harley,
Haydn Jones, Rex Robinson
Produced by Richard Thomas

5 or 6 x 30 mins.
1973
Sam's Wedding


1980
A Gifted Child


02-Jun-1980 to
07-Jul-1980
(6)

Home Again
Robin Bailey, Doreen Mantle, Liz Goulding, David Troughton,
Christopher Benjamin


1981
An Occasional Day


24-Jan-1981
Stoker Leishman's Diaries
Robin Bailey, Shirley Dixon, Barbara Marten, Martin
Matthews, Liz Goulding, Christian Rodska
Directed by Tony Cliff

86:38, 81233, S
1981
The Siege


1981
The Bargeman's Comfort


Publ. 1968
Broadcast
18-Jul-1987

A Touch of Daniel
The earliest Uncle Mort story.

Christian Rodska, Liz Smith, Stephanie Turner, George A.
Cooper, Graham Roberts, Judy Bennett, Geoffrey Banks,
Fiona Walker, Eileen Derbyshire, Sharon Deuce,
Peter Wheeler, Daphne Oxenford
Directed by Tony Cliff

89:52, 63193, S
Publ. 1973
I Didn’t Know You Cared
An Uncle Mort story.



1981
1990 cass.
Published ??
R7:
29-Mar-2004 to
02-Apr-2004
04-Apr-2004

Tales from a Long Room
  1. Our Own Dear Queen
  2. Polar Games
  3. The Lady Wife
  4. What Do I Mean By
  5. I Was There
Robin Bailey, reader
Produced by Pete Atkin

1: 12:50, 12039, s
2: 13:49, 12956, s
3: 11:01, 10322, s
4: 13:09, 12327, s
5: 12:47, 11048, s
1-5 omnibus
61:58, 29048, m

1982
Published ??
R7:
09-May-2005 to
13-May-2005

More Tales from a Long Room
  1. Witney Scrotum
  2. Batman
  3. The Mole
  4. Cricket Ahoy!
  5. Blofeld Revisited
Robin Bailey, reader
Produced by Tony Cliff

13:08, 12316, S
13:08, 12320, S
13:08, 12400, S
13:13, 12400, S
13:03, 12242, S

Publ. 1986
Broadcast
28-Dec-1987
29-Dec-1987
30-Dec-1987
31-Dec-1987
01-Jan-1988
numerous repeats
(5)

Uncle Mort’s North Country I
  1. Par for the Course
  2. Old Comrades
  3. Dog Days
  4. The Man Who Watched
    Trains Go By
  5. Beside the Seaside
Stephen Thorne, Peter Skellern, Christian Rodska
Pete Atkin

14:49, 13896, S
14:37, 13702, S
14:42, 13786, S
14:33, 13646, S
14:47, 13862, S

Publ. 1986
Broadcast
13-Apr-1989
20-Apr-1989
27-Apr-1989
04-May-1989
11-May-1989
numerous repeats
(5)

Uncle Mort’s North Country II
  1. My Friend Dornford
  2. Dark Satanic Writer
  3. Young Chocolate
  4. Very Occasional Day
  5. Two Thousand
    Eighty-Four
Stephen Thorne, Peter Skellern, Christian Rodska
Pete Atkin

14:34, 13654, S
14:43, 13792, S
14:38, 13720, S
14:26, 13540, S
14:31, 13610, S
28-Jul-1987
MCC –
The Fully Harmonious and
Totally Unauthorised History

Peter Tinniswood, Robin Bailey, The Brigadier and archive voices
Researched by Vivian Meck
Produced by Andrew Parface

43:53, 41143, S
Broadcast
26-Apr-1989 to
31-May-1989
R7:
06-May-2007 to
10-Jun-2007
(6)

Winston
  1. A Happy Family
  2. Weaving the Spells
  3. Without a Doubt
  4. What Do You Reckon
  5. Wacko Jolly Dee
  6. The Village Fete
Maurice Denham, Christian Rodska, Shirley Dixon, Liz Goulding,
Bill Wallis
Directed by Shaun MacLoughlin

29:19, 27491, S
29:26, 27603, S
28:32, 26755, S
29:17, 27459, S
28:24, 26631, S
29:16, 27441, S

Publ. 1985
Broadcast
15-Jul-1989
BBC R4X
10-Feb-2010
Call It a Canary
An Uncle Mort story

Christian Rodska, Philip Jackson, George A. Cooper, Shirley Dixon,
Stephen Thorne, Liz Goulding, Sally Baxter, Judy Bennett, Anne
Cunningham, Jane Holiwood, Colin Edmund, Sylvia Brecher
Directed by Tony Cliff

86:31, 81105, S
Broadcast
01-Jan-1990 to
05-Feb-1990
R7:
17-Jun-2007 to
22-Jul-2007
(6)

Winston Comes To Town
  1. A Tweak of the Thread
  2. Lines of Communication
  3. Has Anyone Seen
    Winston?
  4. Repeat After Me
  5. Easy to Love
  6. The Best Place for Them
Maurice Denham, Shirley Dixon, Liz Goulding, Christian Rodska,
Bill Wallis
Directed by Shaun MacLoughlin

29:07, 27311, S
28:24, 26638, S
27:43, 25998, S
30:09, 28269, S
29:23, 27556, S
29:12, 27389, S

Broadcast
BBC R4
22-Apr-1990
(6)

A Small Union
Bernard Hill, Liz Goulding
Director Peter Kavanagh

Publ. 1990
Broadcast
12-Jul-1990
19-Jul-1990
26-Jul-1990
02-Aug-1990
09-Aug-1990
numerous repeats
(5)

Uncle Mort’s South Country I
  1. We’ve Only Just Started
  2. Three-Star Comfort
  3. A Night on the Town
  4. Admiral of the Night
  5. In a Jam
Stephen Thorne, Sam Kelly, Liz Goulding, Christopher
Good, Christian Rodska, Brian Miller
Produced by Pete Atkin

14:19, 13426, S
14:42, 13780, S
14:34, 13682, S
14:34, 13650, S
14:09, 13268, S
Publ. 1990
Broadcast
27-Oct-1990
03-Nov-1990
10-Nov-1990
17-Nov-1990
24-Nov-1990
(5)

Uncle Mort’s South Country II
  1. The Great Escape
  2. The Hitchhiker
  3. The Brothers Rotten
  4. Kindlewood Night
  5. End Of The Road
Stephen Thorne, Sam Kelly, Liz Goulding, Christopher Good,
Christian Rodska, Jane Whittenshaw, Brian Miller,
Dr. A.I. Shotstrain
Produced by Pete Atkin

14:31, 13610, S
14:39, 13728, S
14:32, 13630, S
14:37, 13712, S
14:30, 13600, S
Published 1987
Tales from Witney Scrotum
unknown at BBC Genome

BBC R4
25-Dec-1991

Winston at Christmas
Shirley Dixon, Maurice Denham, Liz Goulding, Christian Rodska,
Bill Wallis
Director Shaun MacLoughlin

Broadcast
31-Dec-1990 to
04-Feb-1991
R7:
21-Jul-2005 to
28-Aug-2005
(6)

Winston In Love
  1. I’m in Love, I’m in Love
  2. Taking Tea with Roland
  3. Happy Days in Cawnpore
  4. A Dangerous Critter
  5. Figuratively Speaking
  6. Clip Clop, Clip Clop
Shirley Dixon, Bill Wallis, Maurice Denham, Liz Goulding,
Christian Rodska
Directed by Shaun MacLoughlin

28:11, 26436, S
29:07, 27302, S
29:24, 27566, S
27:47, 26052, S
27:59, 26248, S
28:33, 26768, S

1991?
The Brigadier’s Brief Lives
unknown at BBC Genome

1992
Two into Three
unknown at BBC Genome

Broadcast
12-Mar-1992 to
16-Apr-1992
R7:
29-Jul-2007 to
(6)

Winston In Europe
  1. Don’t Gush, Nancy!
  2. An Educated Woman
  3. Where Are We Now?
  4. Coping with Urges
  5. Questions and Answers
  6. Finis
Shirley Dixon, Maurice Denham, Liz Goulding, Christian Rodska,
Bill Wallis
Directed by Shaun MacLoughlin

27:28, 25755, S
27:29, 25776, S
27:36, 25887, S
27:06, 25412, S
27:36, 25879, S
26:58, 25285, S

28-Dec-1992 to
01-Jan-1993
Cass. 1993
Published 1984
Broadcast R7:
05-Apr-2004 to
09-Apr-2004
11-Apr-2004

The Brigadier in Season
(Tales from the Brigadier)
  1. Stumped
  2. Carry On, Goering
  3. The Holy Father
  4. Lucknow Hobson
  5. The Brigadier in Season
Richard Wilson, reader
Produced by Pete Atkin

12:59, 12178, S
14:27, 13550, S
14:41, 13768, S
14:29, 13582, S
14:32, 13636, S
19-Aug-1993 to
09-Sep-1993
Cass. 1993
published
??

The Brigadier Down Under
  1. The Explanation
  2. First Impressions
  3. The Lady Wife Down
    Under
  4. Visit to Naunton
Richard Wilson, reader
Produced by Pete Atkin

12:50, 24085, S
13:02, 24457, S
12:04, 22627, S
13:56, 26146, S

1993
The Governor's Consort
Mary Wimbush, John Moffat, Bernard Hepton, Stephen
Thorne, Keith Drinkle, Matthew Morgan, James
Talifer, Jonathan Adams
Directed by Enyd Williams

57:04, 53498, S
Broadcast
31-Mar-1994 to
05-May-1994
(6)

R7:
13-Dec-2009 to
24-Dec-2009

Winston Back Home
  1. So This is What Happiness is
    all about
  2. A Whale of a Time Chekov
  3. Don’t Call Me Soames
  4. Say It again, Winston
  5. A Born Natural
  6. After all this Time, a Happy
    Ending
Shirley Dixon, Maurice Denham, Liz Goulding, Christian
Rodska, Bill Wallis
Directed by Shaun MacLoughlin

29:02, 27214, S
27:02, 25338, S
26:52, 25186, S
CORRUPTED
29:15, 27422, S
27:53, 26143, S
BBC R4
17-Aug-1996
Pen Pals
Jane Lapotaire, Lorelei King
Director: Shaun MacLoughlin


1995
R7:
03-Jul-2005

The Village Fete
A Winston Story

Maurice Denham, Shirley Dixon, Liz Goulding, Christian
Rodska, Bill Wallis, Carol Boyd, Ronald Herdman,
Jennifer Pearcy
Directed by Shaun MacLoughlin

87:30, 82036, S
Published ??
Broadcast
12-Feb-1996 to
11-Mar-1996
R7:
19-Jan-04 to
23-Jan-04
--
25-Jan-04

Uncle Mort’s Celtic Fringe I
  1. Croeso to Whatitsname
  2. Happy Days
  3. A Good Day for Banning
  4. Seeing Things
  5. What a Screech
Stephen Thorne, Sam Kelly, Liz Goulding, June Barry,
Howell Evans, Stuart Organ, Harrison Desty, Richard
Davis, Christian Rodska
Produced by Pete Atkin

14:05, 13198, S
14:12, 13308, S
13:49, 12954, S
13:43, 12868, S
14:12, 13306, S
Published ??
Broadcast
26-Aug-1996 to
23-Sep-1996
(5+5)

Uncle Mort’s Celtic Fringe II
  1. A Shufti at the Valleys
  2. Tricky Icky
  3. Lofoten-Jones
  4. As Legend Has It
  5. Last Respects
Stephen Thorne, Sam Kelly, Liz Goulding, June Barry,
Howell Evans, Stuart Organ, Harrison Desty, Richard
Davis, Christian Rodska
Produced by Pete Atkin

14:28, 13560, S
14:37, 13712, S
14:22, 13462, S
14:23, 13492, S
14:24, 13496, S
28-Apr-1998 The Last Obit Billie Whitelaw as obituarist
Directed by Enyd Williams
43:09, 40456, S
Broadcast
04-Feb-1998 to
11-Mar-1998
(6)
Visiting Julia
Shirley Dixon, Stephen Thome, Kate Binchy, Frances Jeater,
Keith Barron, Liz Goulding
Producer: John Tydeman

15-May-1997 Next Time We Might Play Better
Graham Crowden, Hugh Dickson, Jillie Meers, Carolyn Jones,
Christopher Scott, Stephen Thorne, Anthony Ofoegbu,
Gerard McDermott, Tracy Ann Oberman
Director Enyd Williams

11-Jul-1996
The Wireless Lady
Billie Whitelaw, Christian Rodska
Director: Shaun MacLoughlin

27-Apr-1998
R7:
20-Dec-2004
On The Whole It's Been Jolly
Good
for Maurice Denham
directed by Enyd Williams
43:56, 41198, S
29-Apr-1998
rpt 1999
Verona- A Conspiracy Of Parrots
(for Stephanie Cole)
Director Enyd Williams

16-May-1998
A Very Rare Bird Indeed
Lou Hirsch, Jeff Shankley, Carolyn Jones, Derek Waring,
Judi Dench, Peter Jeffrey, John Moffatt
Director Gordon House

1999
BBC7:
03-Jun-2003
04-Dec-2005
The House Swap
William Hootkins, Penelope Wilton, Peter Vaughan, John
Hartley, Nigel Carrington
Directed by Gordon House
56:59, 53428, S
29-Sep-1999 The Scan
Roy Hudd, Judy Cornwell
Directed by Enyd Williams
43:40, 40946, S
2000
21-Nov-2001
R7:
05-Jan-2008
Dorothy, A Manager's Wife
Pauline Collins, Timothy West, David Thorpe
Directed by Enyd Williams
43:59, 41238, S
16-Jun-2000
R7:
26-Jun-2006
Age Gap
Phyllida Law, Imelda Staunton
Directed by Enyd Williams
43:58, 41227, S
07-Apr-2000
The Packer
Michael Williams
Directed by Enyd Williams
43:54, 51445, S
10-Nov-2000
Admiral Of The Night
David Bradley
Director Gordon House
56:53, 66710, S
14-Mar-2001
The Duvet Lady
Billie Whitelaw monologue
Directed by Enyd Williams
43:52, 41130, S
28-Sep-2001
Mr. Reliable
Peter Sallis, Edna Dore
Directed by Enyd Williams
44:03, 41310, S
21-Feb-2001 to
14-Mar-2001
Tales From The Backbench I
  1. The General Thingermejig
  2. Naming Things
  3. The 1929 Committee
  4. The Great Snitcher
Lesley Phillips
Directed by Enyd Williams
14:07, 13228, S
14:01, 13148, S
13:57, 13083, S
14:00, 13127, S
15-Jan-2001
R7:
27-Jun-2006
On The Train to Chemnitz
Paul Scofield, Fiona Shaw
Directed by Enyd Williams
43:44, 41014, S
31-Oct-2001 to
21-Nov-2001
Tales From The Backbench II
  1. The Campaign
  2. How Long, HowLong?
  3. Dalliances
  4. Time to Confess
Lesley Phillips
Directed by Enyd Williams
13:57, 13076, S
14:04, 13190, S
13:57, 13081, S
13:59, 13108, S
12-Aug-2002
The Air Raid
Joanna David, Helen Longworth. Steve Hodson, Jillie Meers
Directed by Enyd Williams
44:16, 25948, S
2002
R7:
26-Mar-2004
24-Jun-2005
Anton in Eastbourne
for Paul Scofield, Emma Fielding, Stephen Thorne
Directed by Enyd Williams
45:40, 42823, S
13-Jun-2003
The Goalkeeper's Boo-Boo
Ian McDiarmid, Paul McCrink, Helen Longworth, Fiona Clark,
Barbara Marten, Everal A. Walsh, Stephen Thorne, Alan
Green, Mark Chatterton
Original music by Nina Perry
Directed by Gordon House
56:57, 23359, m
2003
R4:
07-Oct-2010
Visitors
Roy Hudd, Emma Fielding
Music ..... David Chilton
Abridger ..... Liz Goulding
Producer ..... Gordon House
43:57, 41218, S

Documentaries and Collateral Material
Date Title Cast Parameters
01-Sep-1997  Secret Life of the Shed  Paul Allen with Peter Tinniswood
and Valentine Cunningham 
24:09, 33969, S
25-Dec-1997 Batteries Not Included Producer: Marc Jobst