Six programmes. Laughter-makers. opinion formers or satirical observers?
They give us the picture but where do their funny ideas come from? Frank Whitford meets the personalities behind some well-known signatures and discovers how seriously they take the art of humour.
2: Paula Youens
Producer Judith Bumpus. Stereo
with Michael Rosen.
From Puddle Lane to
Frankenstein, baby's first words to the combustion engine, for
50 years Ladybird Books have dominated cheap mass marketing for children. Jill Burridge investigates this publishing phenomenon. Producer Sally Feldman
Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy dramatised in six parts by Nick McCarty. 5: Autumn
'This woman is more to me, dead as she is, than ever you were or can be ... I should have married her.'
Storyteller Garard Green.
Flute Maurice Cambridge Director Marilyn Imrie. Stereo
D S Barry:
This week's panel includes Jack Dromey , National Secretary of the TGWU, and Sara Parkin ,
International Secretary, the Green Party tackling the issues raised by an audience in the Royal Botanic
Gardens, Kew, London. Chairman
Jonathan Dimbleby. Producer Anna Carragher
A Nightingale Sang ... Tonight, 5,000 nightingales will be singing in Britain. Why has a small, drab bird with a grating song enraptured Europe's poets, writers and composers for centuries?
Producer Tim Dee. Stereo
with Bill Wallis , David Tate , John Baddeley and Sally Grace
Script Barry Atkins.
Peter Baynham. Simon Bullivant.
Michael Dines. Julian Dutton. Robert Linford. Bill Matthews , Ged Parsons. Oleh Stepaniuk , Colin Swash , Peter Hickey and others
Producer Neil Cargill. Stereo
Dead of Night (5) Bob Peck reads a thriller serial by five bestselling writers - each picking up the story where the last one left off.
Tonight Craig Thomas writes the final chapter, bringing the whole story to an exciting climax.
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