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19940519

with Scottish comic John McKay.

Producer Noah Richler

19940526

2: Politics. In young Scottish writer John McKay 's hometown of Fenton Heugh , politics has a tough time making it on to the local high school's curriculum. Producer Noah Richler

19940602

3: Fantasy. With Scottish comic John McKay. Producer Noah Richler

19940609

Scottish writer John McKay looks at work. Producer Noah Richler

19940616

5: John McKay remembers the trials of being a rock fan in his home town. Producer Noah Richler

19940623

6: Tlw Sea. John McKay remembers the tribulations of his Scottish upbringing. Producer Noah Richler

19940630

In the last of the series, John McKay visits Fenton Heugh.

Producer Noah Richler

19960111

John McKay 's reminiscences of his comical and awkward East Lothian boyhood return in a six-part series. 1: Natural History. Now 17,

John McKay considers the pitfalls of hostile Mother Nature.

Producer Noah Richler

19960118

A six-part series of Scottish humorist John McKay 's reminiscences of life. 2: Cars. In the East Lothian town of Fenton Heugh , parking is impossible and every family has a car. Producer Noah Richler

19960125

A six-part series of Scottish humorist John McKay 's popular reminiscences of adolescent life.

3: The Rag. In sleepy Fenton Heugh , no news is good news, so what does the local newspaper do when something actually happens? Producer Noah Richler

19960201

Scottish humorist John McKay continues his comic recollections.

4: Old versus Young. In sleepy Fenton Heugh , pensioner and teenager are pitted against each other. Producer Noah Richler

19960208

Young Scottish humorist John McKay continues his six-part series of recollections of an awkward boyhood. 5:Other People's MumsProducer Noah Richler

19960215

The Wedding. Scottish writer

John McKay concludes his series of comic reflections on life, in East Lothian.' Producer Noah Richler

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John McKay reminiscences about his awkward East Lothian boyhood. Producer Noah Richler Repeat

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Scottish humourist John McKay continues his reminiscences of adolescent life in the East Lothian town of Fenton Heugh.

Producer Noah Richler Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970125]

Six recollections of boyhood by young Scottish humourist John McKay. 3: The Rag

Producer Noah Richler Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970201]

4: Old versus Young. John McKay continues his comic recollections of an awkward East Lothian boyhood. Producer Noah Richler Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970208]

5: Other People's Mums. Young Scottish humourist John McKay continues his boyhood recollections. Producer Noah Richler Repeat

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6: The Wedding. Scottish writer John McKay concludes his series of comic reflections on life in the East Lothian town of Fenton Heugh.

Producer Noah Richler Repeat

Programme Catalogue - Details: 11 January 199619960111

Producer: N. RICHLER

Next in series: CARS

Previous in series: FENTON HEUGH DOCUMENTARY

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scotland

readings programmes (programme format)

radio readings by single author of own work (radio format)

Broadcast history

11 Jan 1996 20:45-21:00 (RADIO 4)

11 Jan 1997 23:45-23:59 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

John Mckay (Author (auth)) (Author)

Noah Richler (Producer)

John Mckay (Author (rdr)) (rdr)

Recorded on 1995-12-12.

Programme Catalogue - Details: A Wedding19960215

Producer: N. RICHLER

Previous in series: OTHER PEOPLE'S MUMS

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scotland

readings programmes (programme format)

radio readings by single author of own work (radio format)

Broadcast history

15 Feb 1996 20:45-21:00 (RADIO 4)

15 Feb 1997 23:45-23:59 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

John Mckay (Author (auth)) (Author)

Noah Richler (Producer)

John Mckay (Author (rdr)) (rdr)

Recorded on 1996-01-25.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Cars19960118

Producer: N. RICHLER

Next in series: THE RAG

Previous in series: 11 January 1996

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scotland

readings programmes (programme format)

radio readings by single author of own work (radio format)

Broadcast history

18 Jan 1996 20:45-21:00 (RADIO 4)

18 Jan 1997 23:45-23:59 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

John Mckay (Author (auth)) (Author)

Noah Richler (Producer)

John Mckay (Author (rdr)) (rdr)

Recorded on 1995-12-13

Programme Catalogue - Details: Old Versus Young19960201

Producer: N. RICHLER

Next in series: OTHER PEOPLE'S MUMS

Previous in series: THE RAG

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scotland

readings programmes (programme format)

youth

radio readings by single author of own work (radio format)

Broadcast history

01 Feb 1996 20:45-21:00 (RADIO 4)

01 Feb 1997 23:45-23:59 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

John Mckay (Author (auth)) (Author)

Noah Richler (Producer)

John Mckay (Author (rdr)) (rdr)

Recorded on 1995-12-28.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Other People's Mums19960208

Producer: N. RICHLER

Next in series: A WEDDING

Previous in series: OLD VERSUS YOUNG

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scotland

readings programmes (programme format)

radio readings by single author of own work (radio format)

Broadcast history

08 Feb 1996 20:45-21:00 (RADIO 4)

08 Feb 1997 23:45-23:59 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

John Mckay (Author (auth)) (Author)

Noah Richler (Producer)

John Mckay (Author (rdr)) (rdr)

Recorded on 1996-01-25.

Programme Catalogue - Details: The Rag19960125

Producer: N. RICHLER

Next in series: OLD VERSUS YOUNG

Previous in series: CARS

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scotland

readings programmes (programme format)

radio readings by single author of own work (radio format)

Broadcast history

25 Jan 1996 20:45-21:00 (RADIO 4)

25 Jan 1997 23:45-23:59 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

John Mckay (Author (auth)) (Author)

Noah Richler (Producer)

John Mckay (Author (rdr)) (rdr)

Recorded on 1995-12-25

Programme Catalogue - Station

Radio 4

0119920517

Six comic talks in which satirist

John McKay looks back at the peculiarities of his Scottish upbringing. 1: The Kirk

The Reverend's Manual, the hitherto restricted guide for ministers of the Church of Scotland, is exposed.

Producer Noah Richler

0119931111

First in a seven-part series in which Scottish comic writer John McKay reflects on aspects of life in his fictional seaside home town of Fenton Heugh.

1: Drama. The local dramatic societies give rise to rivalries and dangerous liaisons. Producer Noah Richler

0219920524

The second of six programmes.

Somewhere There's a Place For Us

There is no lover's lane in Fenton Hough , and it's punishingly cold. The young Scottish writer John McKay is amazed he ever managed to have sex. Producer Noah Richler

0219931118

Young Scottish writer John McKay reflects on aspects of life in his fictional home town of Fenton Heugh. This week he takes a look at politics. Producer Noah Richler

0319920531

Magic

What does a teenager do in a quiet, Scottish country town? Scottish humorist

John McKay remembers the importance of the powers of darkness, in the third of six programmes. Producer Noah Richler

0319931125

Growing up in the fictional Bordertown of Fenton Heugh is a nightmare of middle-class repression. For young John McKay , the only way out is fantasy. Producer Noah Richler

0419920607

4: Into the Astroturf

What do you do in a one-rinse town to show that you are different? Scottish writer John McKay continues his recollections of teenage life.

Producer Noah Richler

0419931202

Getting a job "means your childhood is dead, dead, dead." Scottish writer John McKay continues his reflections on his fictional home town of Fenton Heugh. Producer Noah Richler

0519920614

The fifth of six programmes written by John McKay.

The Under-Ager

Inevitably, even in tranquil Fenton Hough , the Under-Ager turns to drink. Producer Noah Richler

0519931209

5: Music. In hopelessly middle-of-the-road Fenton Heugh , there's a lone record shop, and if a rock album sells too well, the man stops ordering it. John McKay recalls his Borders upbringing. Producer Noah Richler

0619920621

The last of six programmes.

A Scottish Passport

The young Scottish writer John McKay , shamelessly betraying his Caledonian brethren, lives south of the border. In the face of Scottish independence, he makes his case for citizenship.

Producer Noah Richler

0619931216

6: The Sea. Fenton Heugh is by the sea, but what-use is the water if it is "steely grey like a wet sort of tarmac, relentless too, like Calvinism, or Bruce Forsyth , or God"? John McKay reminisces. Producer Noah Richler

0719931223

The Documentary. John McKay concludes his recollections of Fenton Heugh with a visit to the place of his abysmal upbringing. Producer Noah Richler