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Byng Ballads: The Story of Douglas Byng

Episode 2: The Cabaret Boys

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Byng tells of his first professional engagement as a member of a concert party in Hastings, and remembers working at London's Gaiety Theatre during the First World War. Show more

Byng Ballads: The Story of Douglas Byng

Episode 1: A Naughty Victorian Lady

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Byng reminisces about his early childhood as the son of a Nottingham bank manager and his first job as a theatrical costume designer in Soho. Show more

Byng Ballads: The Story of Douglas Byng

Episode 3: I Had My Bit of Cake

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Byng explains how he began playing risque female characters and became the darling of 'the smart set' at London's Cafe de Paris. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LWLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

The Reverend Thomas Horne tells how the notorious Cumberland Crusher meets his match in a Victorian boxing booth at Newcastle Races. Show more

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Frank Skinner and Suzy Klein look at the birth of 19th-century music hall, the colourful world of its entertainers and the audiences whose lives were changed by it. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Frank Skinner
Presenter:
Suzy Klein
Production Company:
Liberty Bell Productions
Executive Producer:
Jamie Isaacs
Executive Producer:
Claire Whalley
Director:
Ellen Hobson
Participant:
Paul Smith
Participant:
Vicky Butterfly
Participant:
Jimmy McWilliams
Participant:
Andy Eastwood
Sweeney Todd:
Terence Frisch
Participant:
Michael Kilgarriff
Participant:
Richard Schoch
Participant:
Fern Riddell
Participant:
Caroline Radcliffe
Participant:
Johnny Dennis
Participant:
Tony Lidington
Participant:
Louise Wingrove
Participant:
Jan Hunt
Participant:
Derek Scott
Participant:
Laurence Payne
Participant:
Tim Cockerill
Hairdresser:
Christine Vidler
Participant:
Harry Brunjes
Participant:
Lenna Cumberbatch

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

The Rev Thomas Horne tells how a burglary is foiled by the cunning and bravery of a dwarf employed in a Victorian waxwork show. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

The Reverend Thomas Horne tells the tale of actor Hervey Hoyne and the terrible events surrounding a fire in the mumming booth at Rotherham Statutes Fair. Show more

Free Thinking

Pantomime: Professor Jeffrey Richards; Bryony Lavery; EO Wilson

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Matthew Sweet and panto with Jeffrey Richards and actor/director Tony Lidington, Bryony Lavery between Treasure Island and 101 Dalmatians, biologist EO Wilson on the human miracle. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest:
Jeffrey Richards
Interviewed Guest:
Tony Lidington
Interviewed Guest:
EO Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Bryony Lavery