Programme Index

Discover 9,876,167 listings and 221,506 playable programmes from the BBC

Bolshol Tyshinsky No 26

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Experiences of friends and neighbours in a Moscow apartment house recalled by Bill Campbell , alias Villi the Clown.
As a boy of 16 he went to live in Leningrad, and stayed for 46 years in the Soviet Union. He worked in factories, discovered his vocation as an entertainer. experienced the War, the Stalin purges and the Cold War. In 1977 he returned to Britain and won a Pye and Society of Authors award for a radio talk about one of his adventures.
In the second of four programmes, he reveals more
Russian ways of circumventing bureaucracy.
2: Everything in the Garden


Recalled By:
Bill Campbell

BBC Radio 4 FM

About BBC Radio 4

Intelligent speech, the most insightful journalism, the wittiest comedy, the most fascinating features and the most compelling drama and readings anywhere in UK radio.

Appears in

Suggest an Edit

We are trying to reflect the information printed in the Radio Times magazine.

  • Press the 'Suggest an Edit' button
  • Type in any changes to the title, synopsis or contributor information using the Radio Times Style Guide for reference.
  • Click the Submit Edits button.
    Your changes will be sent for verification and if accepted, will appear in due course More