Starring Kenneth Horne , Kenneth Williams , Hugh Paddick , Betty Marsden and Bill Pertwee.
With Jill Day, and the Fraser Hayes Four.
Announcer Douglas Smith. Conductor Paul Fenoulhet Producer Jacques Brown (First broadcast in 1962)
with Jenni Murray.
It was the age of bakelite and wireless, semi-detached homes and Hollywood musicals. The 1930s began in Depression and ended in War. The programme takes a look back at life 60 years ago. Short story from the 30s: The Standard of Living by Dorothy Parker.
Read by Connie Booth . Producer Emma Selby
Is the traditional circus dead? A day with five people who don't think so, led by world-famous ringmaster Norman Barrett and recorded among the sounds and thrills of the Tower Circus, Blackpool.
Producer Piers Plowright. Stereo
Stephen Wichhusen has a passion for the cinema - his mission is to whirr picture palaces back to life. The programme takes a journey to
Rotherham with him in search of a vanished
Producers Carole Rosen and Piers Plowright. Stereo
For many years Britain has been a new home for writers, artists and musicians who have been forced to leave their mother country.
At a time of great upheaval in Eastern
Europe and elsewhere, the South African novelist
Christopher Hope meets cultural exiles as they face difficult decisions about returning to their native land.
Producer Tim Dee. Stereo (R)
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