Beachcomber By The Way

We present ""Beachcomber, By The Way"" - selections from the humour of J B Morton.

With Richard Ingrams as the author: ""Greetings my public"", interruptions from John Wells as Prodnose: ""What is all this?"" ""Begon you oaf!"" (door slams after Prodnose), and Patricia Patricia Routledge and John Sessions as several red bearded dwarfs, amongst others.

Beachcomber, By The Way.

Whimsical series adapted from JB Morton's newspaper column, starring Richard Ingrams, Patricia Routledge and John Sessions.

Episodes

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20050418 BT=0630 (BBC7)Adapted from J B Morton's By The Way column which he wrote in the guise of Beachcomber. With Patricia Routledge.
20060924 BT=0230 (BBC7)Adapted from J.B. Morton's 'By The Way' column which he wrote in the guise of 'Beachcomber'. With Patricia Routledge. Episode 3 of 6.
20050307 BT=0630 (BBC7)Adapted from JB Morton's newspaper column, starring Richard Ingrams, Patricia Routledge John Sessions and John Wells. Episode 4 of 6.
20060708 BT=1430 (BBC7)Another foray into the world of JB Morton's famous column. Starring Richard Ingrams as the eponymous character. Episode 4 of 6.
20060709 BT=0230 (BBC7)Another foray into the world of JB Morton's famous column. Starring Richard Ingrams as the eponymous character. Episode 4 of 6.
20071029 (BBC7)Another foray into the world of JB Morton's famous column. Starring Richard Ingrams as the eponymous character. Episode 4 of 6.
20071030 BT=0630 (BBC7)Another foray into the world of JB Morton's famous column. Starring Richard Ingrams as the eponymous character. Episode 4 of 6.
20050123 BT=1430 (BBC7)
20050123 BT=2030 (BBC7)
Another foray into the world of JB Morton's famous column. Starring Richard Ingrams as the eponymous character.
20050313 BT=1430 (BBC7)
20050313 BT=2330 (BBC7)
Beachcomber guides us through the problems of a small town - including that of a removable beard. With Richard Ingrams. Episode 5 of 6.
20050314 BT=0630 (BBC7)Beachcomber guides us through the problems of a small town - including that of a removable beard. With Richard Ingrams. Episode 5 of 6.
20060826 BT=1430 (BBC7)Beachcomber guides us through the problems of a small town - including that of a removable beard. With Richard Ingrams. Episode 5 of 6.
20060827 BT=0230 (BBC7)Beachcomber guides us through the problems of a small town - including that of a removable beard. With Richard Ingrams. Episode 5 of 6.
20071217 (BBC7)Beachcomber guides us through the problems of a small town - including that of a removable beard. With Richard Ingrams. Episode 5 of 6.
20071218 BT=0630 (BBC7)Beachcomber guides us through the problems of a small town - including that of a removable beard. With Richard Ingrams. Episode 5 of 6.
20060917 BT=0230 (BBC7)Humour from the writings of JB Morton, as Justice Cocklecarrot rules on the legality of processed mackerel fins. Episode 2 of 6.
20050502 BT=0630 (BBC7)In a hirsute edition, the show presents the Case of the False Beard. With Richard Ingrams, John Sessions and Patricia Routledge.
20061008 BT=0230 (BBC7)In a hirsute edition, we present The Case of the False Beard. With Richard Ingrams, John Sessions and Patricia Routledge. Episode 5 of 6.
20060617 BT=1430 (BBC7)In which Dr Strabismus invents a psychological mousetrap and we meet the Sawdust Sovereign of Saskatchewan. Episode 1 of 6.
20060618 BT=0230 (BBC7)In which Dr Strabismus invents a psychological mousetrap and we meet the Sawdust Sovereign of Saskatchewan. Episode 1 of 6.
20071008 (BBC7)In which Dr Strabismus invents a psychological mousetrap and we meet the Sawdust Sovereign of Saskatchewan. Episode 1 of 6.
20071009 BT=0630 (BBC7)In which Dr Strabismus invents a psychological mousetrap and we meet the Sawdust Sovereign of Saskatchewan. Episode 1 of 6.
20090712 (BBC7)
20090713 (BBC7)
JB Morton's whimsies as performed by Richard Ingrams, John Wells and June Whitfield.

JB Morton's whimsies as performed by Richard Ingrams, John Wells, June Whitfield and Joan Sims.

From November 1994.

20090531 (BBC7)
20090601 (BBC7)
JB Morton's whimsies as performed by Richard Ingrams, Patricia Routledge, John Sessions and John Wells.

From July 1991.

JB Morton's whimsies as performed by Richard Ingrams, Patricia Routledge and John Sessions

20060930 BT=1430 (BBC7)Life, according to Beachcomber. With Richard Ingrams, Patricia Routledge, John Sessions, Joan Sims and Brian Bowles. Episode 4 of 6.
20080129 BT=0630 (BBC7)Life, according to Beachcomber. With Richard Ingrams, Patricia Routledge, John Sessions, Joan Sims and Brian Bowles. Episode 4 of 6.
20050425 BT=0630 (BBC7)Life, according to Beachcomber. With Richard Ingrams, Patricia Routledge, John Sessions, Joan Sims and Brian Bowles.
20060903 BT=0230 (BBC7)Lord Shortcake attempts to employ a tutor for his nephew Mortimer. Episode 6 of 6.
20080101 BT=0630 (BBC7)Lord Shortcake attempts to employ a tutor for his nephew Mortimer. Episode 6 of 6.
20050321 BT=0630 (BBC7)Lord Shortcake attempts to employ a tutor for his nephew Mortimer.
20050320 BT=1430 (BBC7)
20050320 BT=2330 (BBC7)
Lord Shortcake attempts to employ a tutor for his nephew Mortimer.

Lord Shortcake attempts to employ a tutor for his nephew Mortimer. Episode 6 of 6.

20060813 BT=0230 (BBC7)More from Richard Ingrams, John Sessions and the red-bearded dwarves. Episode 3 of 6.
20071204 BT=0630 (BBC7)More from Richard Ingrams, John Sessions and the red-bearded dwarves. Episode 3 of 6.
20050227 BT=1430 (BBC7)
20050227 BT=2330 (BBC7)
More from Richard Ingrams, John Sessions and the red-bearded dwarves.
20050228 BT=0630 (BBC7)More from Richard Ingrams, John Sessions and the red-bearded dwarves.
20060820 BT=0230 (BBC7)Richard Ingrams and John Sessions relate tales of Dr Strabismus and new forms of leapfrog. Amongst other things. From 1991. Episode 4 of 6.
20071211 BT=0630 (BBC7)Richard Ingrams and John Sessions relate tales of Dr Strabismus and new forms of leapfrog. Amongst other things. From 1991. Episode 4 of 6.
20050404 BT=0630 (BBC7)Richard Ingrams opens the door on JB Morton's surreal world.
20071015 (BBC7)Richard Ingrams, John Wells, Patricia Routledge and John Sessions with more surreal nonsense from the pen of JB Morton. Episode 2 of 6.
20071016 BT=0630 (BBC7)Richard Ingrams, John Wells, Patricia Routledge and John Sessions with more surreal nonsense from the pen of JB Morton. Episode 2 of 6.
20080218 (BBC7)Silence in court please, the acrobats are here.

Seemingly unrelated pieces of humour strung wonderfully together.

20050509 BT=0630 (BBC7)The adventures of the characters from J B Morton's column. With Richard Ingrams, John Sessions and Patricia Routledge.
20061014 BT=1430 (BBC7)The adventures of the characters from JB Morton's column. With Richard Ingrams, John Sessions and Patricia Routledge. Episode 6 of 6.
20061015 BT=0230 (BBC7)The adventures of the characters from JB Morton's column. With Richard Ingrams, John Sessions and Patricia Routledge. Episode 6 of 6.
20080212 BT=0630 (BBC7)The adventures of the characters from JB Morton's column. With Richard Ingrams, John Sessions and Patricia Routledge. Episode 6 of 6.
20071113 BT=0630 (BBC7)The British Moon expedition ends up in Worthing. With Richard Ingrams, John Sessions and Patricia Routledge. From April 1989. Episode 6 of 6.
20060805 BT=1430 (BBC7)The customary wide range of topics from playing a hibernating fly as a note on a score to counting goldfish in a stately home. Episode 2 of 6.
20060806 BT=0230 (BBC7)The customary wide range of topics from playing a hibernating fly as a note on a score to counting goldfish in a stately home. Episode 2 of 6.
20071127 BT=0630 (BBC7)The customary wide range of topics from playing a hibernating fly as a note on a score to counting goldfish in a stately home. Episode 2 of 6.
20050411 BT=0630 (BBC7)The further adventures of Mr Justice Cocklecarrot, Captain Foulenough and Dr Strabismus (whom God preserve) of Utrecht.
20060729 BT=1430 (BBC7)The saucy Mrs Flobster and the vexed question of whether a ship is necessary. Episode 1 of 6.
20071119 (BBC7)The saucy Mrs Flobster and the vexed question of whether a ship is necessary. Episode 1 of 6.
20071120 BT=0630 (BBC7)The saucy Mrs Flobster and the vexed question of whether a ship is necessary. Episode 1 of 6.
20060730 BT=0230 (BBC7)The saucy Mrs. Flobster and the vexed question of whether a ship is necessary. Episode 1 of 6.
20050213 BT=1430 (BBC7)
20050213 BT=2030 (BBC7)
The saucy Mrs. Flobster and the vexed question of whether a ship is necessary. Episode 1 of 6
20090419 (BBC7)
20090420 (BBC7)
The whimsies of JB Morton, performed by Richard Ingrams, John Wells and Patricia Routledge

The whimsies of JB Morton performed by Richard Ingrams, John Wells, John Sessions and Patricia Routledge.

From March 1989.

20060702 BT=0230 (BBC7)Whimsical series adapted from J.B. Morton's newspaper column, starring Richard Ingrams, Patricia Routledge and John Sessions. Episode 3 of 6.
20071105 (BBC7)Whimsical series adapted from JB Morton's 'By the Way' newspaper. Starring Richard Ingrams as Beachcomber. Episode 5 of 6.
20071106 BT=0630 (BBC7)Whimsical series adapted from JB Morton's 'By the Way' newspaper. Starring Richard Ingrams as Beachcomber. Episode 5 of 6.
20050221 BT=0630 (BBC7)Whimsical series adapted from JB Morton's newspaper column, starring Richard Ingrams, Patricia Routledge and John Sessions. Episode 2 of 6.
20050220 BT=1430 (BBC7)
20050220 BT=2330 (BBC7)
Whimsical series adapted from JB Morton's newspaper column, starring Richard Ingrams, Patricia Routledge and John Sessions. Episode 2 of 6
19911119The further adventures of Mr Justice Cocklecarrot and other characters created by humorist J B Morton.

Starring Richard Ingrams , John Wells ,

Patricia Routledge , John Sessions and Brian Perkins.

Producer Harry Thompson Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: J B Morton.

Unknown: Richard Ingrams

Unknown: John Wells

Unknown: Patricia Routledge

Unknown: John Sessions

Unknown: Brian Perkins.

Producer: Harry Thompson

19911126The further adventures of Mr Justice Cocklecarrot and other characters created by humorist JB Morton.

Starring Richard Ingrams , John Wells ,

Patricia Routledge , John Sessions and Brian Perkins.

Producer Harry Thompson Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Jb Morton.

Unknown: Richard Ingrams

Unknown: John Wells

Unknown: Patricia Routledge

Unknown: John Sessions

Unknown: Brian Perkins.

Producer: Harry Thompson

19911203The adventures of characters created by humorist B Morton.

With Richard Ingrams , John Wells ,

Patricia Routledge , John Sessions and Brian Perkins.

Producer Harry Thompson Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: B Morton.

Unknown: Richard Ingrams

Unknown: John Wells

Unknown: Patricia Routledge

Unknown: John Sessions

Unknown: Brian Perkins.

Producer: Harry Thompson

19911210The adventures of characters created by the humorist J B Morton.

With Richard Ingrams , John Wells ,

Patricia Routledge , John Sessions and Brian Perkins.

Producer Harry Thompson Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: J B Morton.

Unknown: Richard Ingrams

Unknown: John Wells

Unknown: Patricia Routledge

Unknown: John Sessions

Unknown: Brian Perkins.

Producer: Harry Thompson

19911217The further adventures of Mr Justice Cocklecarrot, Captain Foulenough and other characters created by humorist J B Morton. With Richard Ingrams , John Wells ,

Patricia Routledge , John Sessions and Brian Perkins.

Producer Harry Thompson Stereo

0 CASSETTE: Beachcomber.... by the Way. from retailers

Contributors

Unknown: J B Morton.

Unknown: Richard Ingrams

Unknown: John Wells

Unknown: Patricia Routledge

Unknown: John Sessions

Unknown: Brian Perkins.

Producer: Harry Thompson

Producer: Harry Thompson"

Unknown: John SBenny Goodman - King Of Swing

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19911224Last in the series with Richard Ingrams , John Wells , Patricia Routledge ,

John Sessions and Brian Perkins.

Producer Harry Thompson Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Ingrams

Unknown: John Wells

Unknown: Patricia Routledge

Unknown: John Sessions

Unknown: Brian Perkins.

Producer: Harry Thompson

19951108The adventures and characters created between the wars by the humourist J B Morton. With Richard Ingrams , John Wells , Joan Sims , John Sessions , Patricia Routledge , Brian Bowles , Simon Greenall , Henrietta Garden , June Whitfield and the voice of Brian Perkins. Adapted by Mike Barfield with Richard Ingrams. Producer Harry Thompson Rpt
19951115Second in the series of the adventures of characters created between the wars by humorist J B Morton. With Richard Ingrams , John Wells , John Sessions , Joan Sims , Patricia Routledge , Brian Bowles , Simon Greenall ,

Henrietta Garden , June Whitfield and the silken tones of Brian Perkins.

Adapted by Mike Barfield and Richard Ingrams Producer Harry Thompson Rpt

19951122The third in a six-part series of the adventures of characters created between the wars by humourist J B Morton. With Richard Ingrams , John Wells , John Sessions , Joan Sims , Patricia Routledge , Brian Bowles , Simon Greenall , Henrietta Garden , June Whitfield and the silken tones of Brian Perkins. Adapted by Mike Barfieid and Richard Ingrams. Producer Harry Thompson Rpt
19951213By the Way

Last in the series with Richard Ingrams , John Wells , John Sessions , Joan Sims , Patricia Routledge , Brian Bowles , Simon Greenall , Henrietta Garden and June Whitfield , and the voice of Brian Perkins. Adapted by Mike Barfield and Richard Ingrams. Producer Harry Thompson Rpt

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0120050403 BT=1430 (BBC7)
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Richard Ingrams opens the door on JB Morton's surreal world.

Richard Ingrams opens the door on JB Morton's surreal world. Episode 1 of 6.

0120060910 (BBC7)Beachcomber sings of wicker hats, talks of naughty schoolboys, and gets sick of Prodnose.
0120060909 BT=1430 (BBC7)
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Beachcomber sings of wicker hats, talks of naughty schoolboys, and gets sick of Prodnose.

Beachcomber sings of wicker hats, talks of naughty schoolboys, and gets sick of Prodnose. Episode 1 of 6.

01 OF 620050102 BT=1430 (BBC7)
20050102 BT=2030 (BBC7)
In which, Dr Strabismus sets a trap for a mouse and Mr Justice Cocklecarrot encounters the notorious twelve red-bearded dwarfs.
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0220080115 BT=0630 (BBC7)Humour from the writings of JB Morton, as Justice Cocklecarrot rules on the legality of processed mackerel fins. Episode 2 of 6.
0220060916 BT=1430 (BBC7)
20060916 (BBC7)
20060917 (BBC7)
Humour from the writings of JB Morton, as Justice Cocklecarrot rules on the legality of processed mackerel fins.

Humour from the writings of JB Morton, as Justice Cocklecarrot rules on the legality of processed mackerel fins. Episode 2 of 6.

Humour from the writings of JB Morton, as Justice Cocklecarrot rules on the legality of processed mackerel fins.

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Curtis Stigers remembers the clarinettist and bandleader Benny Goodman. Episode five picks up the story at the turn of the 40s, when great musicians like trumpeter Cootie Williams are playing in Benny Goodman's band.

The personnel changes continue and it isn't just musicians, but also vocalists who come and go. Helen Forrest is a particularly good singer but, despite making some great recordings with the band she doesn't enjoy her stay and, when she eventually quits the band, a young blonde by the name of Peggy Lee is given a try. She makes a very tentative start, but Benny, who was turning into a serial hirer-and-firer, for some reason shows a little patience.

By 1942 the World War reaches America. On 2nd March guitarist Charlie Christian, who's been ailing for some time, dies of tuberculosis at the age of only 25. The war leaves its mark on the Goodman family, with the death of Benny's younger brother Jerome. In the middle of all this, Benny himself (being still only 32), is called up for military service but he's disqualified by his chronic back condition. His wartime audiences remain huge and are further boosted when Peggy Lee comes good with the big hit, Why Don't You Do Right?

Benny and his band accompany Frank Sinatra in New York and Benny notices the signs that singers will take over and the big bands fade away. Benny is also by now a fairly well-established concert artist in the classical idiom and he confirms this by commissioning a trio called Contrasts from composer Bela Bartok.

His fans tolerate the classical excursions, but what they don't expect is for Benny to abandon swing music altogether. In the spring of 1944, with his band back at the top of all the major polls, he dissolves it; pleading a desire to be ""a family man"" (his daughter Rachel had been born the year before).

When he reforms the band, Benny finds both the public and the critics turning against him and, with all the usual comings and goings of players, it's amazing that the post-war Benny Goodman Orchestra retains any sort of continuity. As modern jazz and singers overtake swing, it isn't easy to see where Benny will go next.

Curtis Stigers remembers the clarinettist and bandleader Benny Goodman in his centenary year.

Episode five picks up the story at the turn of the 40s, when great musicians like trumpeter Cootie Williams are playing in Benny Goodman's band.

But the personnel changes continue and it isn't just musicians, but also vocalists who come and go.

Helen Forrest was a particularly good singer but, despite making some great recordings with the band she didn't enjoy her stay and, when she eventually quits the band, a young blonde by the name of Peggy Lee is given a try.

That same month Benny marries John Hammond's sister Alice but the war leaves its mark on the Goodman family, with the death of Benny's younger brother Jerome.

His wartime audiences remain huge and are further boosted when Peggy Lee comes good with the big hit, Why Don't You Do Right?'

Benny and his band accompany Frank Sinatra in New York and Benny notices the signs that singers will take over and the big bands fade away.

As Loren Schoenberg recalls: What's forgotten is the band accompanying him [Sinatra] was Benny Goodman's band and there was a famous story of those days where Sinatra came out on the very first show, the audience went berserk and Goodman, without realising that the mike was still on, turned to the band and said 'What the **** was that?'"

Benny is also by now a fairly well-established concert artist in the classical idiom and Benny Goodman - King Of Swing

0220071126 (BBC7)The customary wide range of topics from playing a hibernating fly as a note on a score to counting goldfish in a stately home.
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20050410 BT=2330 (BBC7)
20050410 (BBC7)
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The further adventures of Mr Justice Cocklecarrot, Captain Foulenough and Dr Strabismus (whom God preserve) of Utrecht.
02Hello Morons - Uncle Bc Here20060805 BT=1430 (BBC7)
20060805 (BBC7)
20060806 (BBC7)
The customary wide range of topics from playing a hibernating fly as a note on a score to counting goldfish in a stately home.

The customary wide range of topics from playing a hibernating fly as a note on a score to counting goldfish in a stately home.

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Adapted from J B Morton's By The Way column which he wrote in the guise of Beachcomber.

With Patricia Routledge.

Adapted from J B Morton's By The Way column which he wrote in the guise of Beachcomber. With Patricia Routledge.

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Adapted from J.B.

Morton's 'By The Way' column which he wrote in the guise of 'Beachcomber'.

With Patricia Routledge.

Adapted from J.B. Morton's 'By The Way' column which he wrote in the guise of 'Beachcomber'. With Patricia Routledge. Episode 3 of 6.

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20060812 (BBC7)
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More from Richard Ingrams, John Sessions and the red-bearded dwarves.

More from Richard Ingrams, John Sessions and the red-bearded dwarves. Episode 3 of 6.

0320050116 BT=1430 (BBC7)
20050116 BT=2030 (BBC7)
Whimsical series adapted from J B Morton's newspaper column, starring Richard Ingrams, Patricia Routledge and John Sessions.
0320060701 (BBC7)Whimsical series adapted from J.B. Morton's newspaper column, starring Richard Ingrams, Patricia Routledge and John Sessions.
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0420050306 (BBC7)Adapted from JB Morton's newspaper column, starring Richard Ingrams, Patricia Routledge John Sessions and John Wells.
0420061001 BT=0230 (BBC7)Life, according to Beachcomber. With Richard Ingrams, Patricia Routledge, John Sessions, Joan Sims and Brian Bowles. Episode 4 of 6.
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Life, according to Beachcomber.

Richard Ingrams, Patricia Routledge, John Sessions, Joan Sims and Brian Bowles.

With Richard Ingrams, Patricia Routledge, John Sessions, Joan Sims and Brian Bowles.

Life, according to Beachcomber. Richard Ingrams, Patricia Routledge, John Sessions, Joan Sims and Brian Bowles.

0420060819 (BBC7)Richard Ingrams and John Sessions relate tales of Dr Strabismus and new forms of leapfrog. Amongst other things. From 1991.
04There Are A Number Of Interesting Stories In The Paper Today20060819 BT=1430 (BBC7)
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Richard Ingrams and John Sessions relate tales of Dr Strabismus and new forms of leapfrog.

Amongst other things.

From 1991.

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In a hirsute edition, the show presents the Case of the False Beard.

With Richard Ingrams, John Sessions and Patricia Routledge.

In a hirsute edition, we present The Case of the False Beard.

In a hirsute edition, the show presents the Case of the False Beard. With Richard Ingrams, John Sessions and Patricia Routledge.

0520061007 (BBC7)In a hirsute edition, we present The Case of the False Beard. With Richard Ingrams, John Sessions and Patricia Routledge.
0520080205 (BBC7)In a hirsute edition, we present The Case of the False Beard. With Richard Ingrams, John Sessions and Patricia Routledge.
0520050130 BT=1430 (BBC7)
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Whimsical series adapted from J B Morton's By the Way newspaper. Starring Richard Ingrams as Beachcomber.
06 LAST
06 LAST20060902 (BBC7)Lord Shortcake attempts to employ a tutor for his nephew Mortimer.
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The adventures of the characters from JB Morton's column.

With Richard Ingrams, John Sessions and Patricia Routledge.

The adventures of the characters from J B Morton's column. With Richard Ingrams, John Sessions and Patricia Routledge.

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In which Dr Strabismus invents a psychological mousetrap and we meet the Sawdust Sovereign of Saskatchewan.

In which, Dr Strabismus sets a trap for a mouse and Mr Justice Cocklecarrot encounters the notorious twelve red-bearded dwarfs.

The whimsies of JB Morton, performed by Richard Ingrams, John Wells and Patricia Routledge

The whimsies of JB Morton performed by Richard Ingrams, John Wells, John Sessions and Patricia Routledge.

From March 1989.

The whimsies of JB Morton performed by Richard Ingrams, John Wells, John Sessions and Patricia Routledge. From March 1989.

Starring Richard Ingrams, John Wells, Patricia Routledge, John Sessions and Brian Perkins

The whimsies of JB Morton, performed by Richard Ingrams, John Wells and Patricia Routledge

The whimsies of JB Morton performed by Richard Ingrams, John Wells, John Sessions and Patricia Routledge. From March 1989.

Dr Strabismus sets a trap for a mouse, Colonel Wretch gets a visit from Hercules the Mighty, and Mr Justice Cocklecarrot encounters the notorious 12 red-bearded dwarfs for the first time.

Richard Ingrams, John Wells, John Sessions and Patricia Routledge recreate the world of the JB Morton.

Running in the Daily Express from 1924 to 1975 – JB Morton's surreally comic ‘Beachcomber' column paved the way for a great deal of modern humour.

Adapted by Michael Barfield with Richard Ingrams.

Announcer: Brian Perkins

Producer: Harry Thompson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1989.

Richard Ingrams, John Wells and Patricia Routledge recreate the world of JB Morton.

Richard Ingrams, John Wells and Patricia Routledge recreate the world of JB Morton.

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JB Morton's whimsies as performed by Richard Ingrams, John Wells, John Sessions and Patricia Routledge. From March 1989.

Richard Ingrams, John Wells, John Sessions and Patricia Routledge with surreal nonsense.

Richard Ingrams, John Wells, Patricia Routledge and John Sessions with more surreal nonsense from the pen of JB Morton.

JB Morton's whimsies as performed by Richard Ingrams, John Wells, John Sessions and Patricia Routledge.

Moonlight on Mr Parsons, newts in Lord Shortcake's trouser turn-ups, and the police on Captain Foulenough's trail.

Moonlight on Mrs Parsons, newts in Lord Shortcake's trouser turn-ups, and the police - as ever - on Captain Foulenough's tail.

Richard Ingrams, John Wells, John Sessions and Patricia Routledge recreate the world of the JB Morton.

Running in the Daily Express from 1924 to 1975 – JB Morton's surreally comic ‘Beachcomber' column paved the way for a great deal of modern humour.

Adapted by Michael Barfield with Richard Ingrams.

Announcer: Brian Perkins

Producer: Harry Thompson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1989.

Starring Richard Ingrams, John Wells, Patricia Routledge, John Sessions and Brian Perkins

Richard Ingrams, John Wells, John Sessions and Patricia Routledge recreate the world of the JB Morton.

Adapted by Michael Barfield with Richard Ingrams.

Announcer: Brian Perkins

Richard Ingrams, John Wells, John Sessions and Patricia Routledge with surreal nonsense.

Richard Ingrams, John Wells and Patricia Routledge recreate the world of JB Morton.

Richard Ingrams, John Wells and Patricia Routledge recreate the world of JB Morton.

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Whimsical series adapted from J.B.

Morton's newspaper column, starring Richard Ingrams, Patricia Routledge and John Sessions.

Episode 3 of 6.

Whimsical series starring Richard Ingrams, Patricia Routledge and John Sessions.

JB Morton's whimsies as performed by Richard Ingrams, Patricia Routledge, John Sessions and John Wells.

From April 1989.

Whimsical series adapted from JB Morton's newspaper column, starring Richard Ingrams, Patricia Routledge and John Sessions.

JB Morton's whimsies as performed by Richard Ingrams, Patricia Routledge, John Sessions and John Wells. From April 1989.

Whimsical series starring Richard Ingrams, Patricia Routledge and John Sessions.

JB Morton's whimsies as performed by Richard Ingrams, Patricia Routledge, John Sessions and John Wells. From April 1989.

Cads and Swine, The Giddy Girlhood of Mrs Wretch, plus a few problems with parrots.

Richard Ingrams, John Wells, John Sessions and Patricia Routledge recreate the world of the JB Morton.

Running in the Daily Express from 1924 to 1975 – JB Morton's surreally comic ‘Beachcomber' column paved the way for a great deal of modern humour.

Adapted by Michael Barfield with Richard Ingrams.

Announcer: Brian Perkins

Producer: Harry Thompson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1989.

Starring Richard Ingrams, John Wells, Patricia Routledge, John Sessions and Brian Perkins

Morton's newspaper column, starring Richard Ingrams, Patricia Routledge and John Sessions.

Whimsical series starring Richard Ingrams, Patricia Routledge and John Sessions.

JB Morton's whimsies as performed by Richard Ingrams, Patricia Routledge, John Sessions and John Wells.

Whimsical series adapted from JB Morton's newspaper column, starring Richard Ingrams, Patricia Routledge and John Sessions.

Richard Ingrams, John Wells, John Sessions and Patricia Routledge recreate the world of the JB Morton.

Adapted by Michael Barfield with Richard Ingrams.

Announcer: Brian Perkins

Producer: Harry Thompson

Richard Ingrams, John Wells and Patricia Routledge recreate the world of JB Morton.

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Another foray into the world of JB Morton's famous column.

JB Morton's whimsies as performed by Richard Ingrams, Patricia Routledge and John Sessions

JB Morton's whimsies as performed by Richard Ingrams, Patricia Routledge, John Sessions and John Wells.

From April 1989.

Starring Richard Ingrams as the eponymous character.

JB Morton's whimsies as performed by Richard Ingrams, Patricia Routledge, John Sessions and John Wells. From April 1989.

JB Morton's whimsies as performed by Richard Ingrams, Patricia Routledge and John Sessions

Lord Shortcake takes up amateur dramatics, Captain Foulenough takes us back to his unsavoury childhood, Cricket is taken too seriously, and Prodnose is escorted to the graveyard in the hope he'll take the hint...

Richard Ingrams, John Wells, John Sessions and Patricia Routledge recreate the world of the JB Morton.

Running in the Daily Express from 1924 to 1975 – JB Morton's surreally comic ‘Beachcomber' column paved the way for a great deal of modern humour.

Adapted by Michael Barfield with Richard Ingrams.

Announcer: Brian Perkins

Producer: Harry Thompson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1989

Starring Richard Ingrams, John Wells, Patricia Routledge, John Sessions and Brian Perkins

Richard Ingrams, John Wells and Patricia Routledge recreate the world of JB Morton.

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Lady Cabstanleigh holds a party, Mrs McGurgle gets into an argument, Chief Inspector Blunderton follows up a few leads, and Justice Cocklecarrot has to contend with the antics of the Filthistan trio.

Richard Ingrams, John Wells, John Sessions and Patricia Routledge recreate the world of the JB Morton.

Running in the Daily Express from 1924 to 1975 – JB Morton's surreally comic ‘Beachcomber' column paved the way for a great deal of modern humour.

Adapted by Michael Barfield with Richard Ingrams.

Announcer: Brian Perkins

Producer: Harry Thompson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1989

JB Morton's whimsies as performed by Richard Ingrams, Patricia Routledge and John Sessions

Richard Ingrams, John Wells and Patricia Routledge recreate the world of JB Morton.

JB Morton's whimsies as performed by Richard Ingrams, Patricia Routledge and John Sessions

JB Morton's whimsies as performed by Richard Ingrams, Patricia Routledge, John Sessions and John Wells. From April 1989.

Whimsical series adapted from JB Morton's 'By the Way' newspaper.

Starring Richard Ingrams as Beachcomber.

Another foray into the world of JB Morton's famous column.

Starring Richard Ingrams as the eponymous character.

Starring Richard Ingrams, John Wells, Patricia Routledge, John Sessions and Brian Perkins

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1989

01061989042220210320 (BBC7)The First Attempt To Reach The Moon - and a slice of Edwardian life.

Richard Ingrams, John Wells, John Sessions and Patricia Routledge recreate the world of the JB Morton.

Running in the Daily Express from 1924 to 1975 – JB Morton's surreally comic ‘Beachcomber' column paved the way for a great deal of modern humour.

Adapted by Michael Barfield with Richard Ingrams.

Announcer: Brian Perkins

Producer: Harry Thompson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1989.

JB Morton's whimsies as performed by Richard Ingrams, Patricia Routledge and John Wells.

Richard Ingrams, John Wells and Patricia Routledge recreate the world of JB Morton.

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JB Morton's whimsies as performed by Richard Ingrams, Patricia Routledge and John Wells.

JB Morton's whimsies as performed by Richard Ingrams, Patricia Routledge, John Sessions and John Wells.

From April 1989.

The British Moon expedition ends up in Worthing.

With Richard Ingrams, John Sessions and Patricia Routledge.

JB Morton's whimsies as performed by Richard Ingrams, Patricia Routledge, John Sessions and John Wells. From April 1989.

The British Moon expedition ends up in Worthing. With Richard Ingrams, John Sessions and Patricia Routledge. From April 1989.

The First Attempt To Reach The Moon - and a slice of Edwardian life.

Richard Ingrams, John Wells, John Sessions and Patricia Routledge recreate the world of the JB Morton.

Running in the Daily Express from 1924 to 1975 – JB Morton's surreally comic ‘Beachcomber' column paved the way for a great deal of modern humour.

Adapted by Michael Barfield with Richard Ingrams.

Announcer: Brian Perkins

Producer: Harry Thompson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1989.

Starring Richard Ingrams, John Wells, Patricia Routledge, John Sessions and Brian Perkins

The British Moon expedition ends up in Worthing. With Richard Ingrams, John Sessions and Patricia Routledge. From April 1989. Episode 6 of 6.

Richard Ingrams, John Wells and Patricia Routledge recreate the world of JB Morton.

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JB Morton's whimsies as performed by Richard Ingrams, Patricia Routledge and John Sessions

Starring Richard Ingrams, John Wells, Patricia Routledge, John Sessions and Brian Perkins

JB Morton's whimsies as performed by Richard Ingrams, Patricia Routledge, John Sessions and John Wells. From July 1991.

The saucy Mrs Flobster and the vexed question of whether a ship is necessary.

The further adventures of Mr Justice Cocklecarrot, Captain Foulenough, Dr Strabismus (whom God preserve) of Utrecht, Big White Carstairs and other characters created between the wars by the great humorist J B Morton. The first of six programmes with Richard Ingrams , John Wells ,

Patricia Routledge , John Sessions and Brian Perkins.

Adapted by Mike Barfield with Richard Ingrams

Producer Harry Thompson. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: J B Morton.

Unknown: Richard Ingrams

Unknown: John Wells

Unknown: Patricia Routledge

Unknown: John Sessions

Unknown: Brian Perkins.

Adapted By: Mike Barfield

Producer: Harry Thompson.

The further adventures of Mr Justice Cocklecarrot, Captain Foulenough, Dr Strabismus (whom God preserve) of Utrecht and Big White Carstairs.

Richard Ingrams, John Wells, John Sessions and Patricia Routledge recreate the world of the JB Morton.

Running in the Daily Express from 1924 to 1975 – JB Morton’s surreally comic ‘Beachcomber’ column paved the way for a great deal of modern humour.

Adapted by Michael Barfield with Richard Ingrams.

Announcer: Brian Perkins

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1991.

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Performed by Richard Ingrams, Patricia Routledge, John Sessions and John Wells. From 1991.

Starring Richard Ingrams, John Wells, Patricia Routledge, John Sessions and Brian Perkins

JB Morton's whimsies as performed by Richard Ingrams, Patricia Routledge, John Sessions and John Wells. From July 1991.

Performed by Richard Ingrams, Patricia Routledge, John Sessions and John Wells.

JB Morton's whimsies as performed by Richard Ingrams, Patricia Routledge, John Sessions and John Wells.

The customary wide range of topics from playing a hibernating fly as a note on a score to counting goldfish in a stately home.

The further adventures of Mr Justice Cocklecarrot, Captain Foulenough, Dr Strabismus (whom

God preserve) of Utrecht, Big White Carstairs and other characters created between the wars by the great humorist J B Morton. Second of six programmes with Richard Ingrams , John Wells ,

Patricia Routledge , John Sessions and Brian Perkins.

Adapted by Mike Barfield with Richard Ingrams

Producer Harry Thompson. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: J B Morton.

Unknown: Richard Ingrams

Unknown: John Wells

Unknown: Patricia Routledge

Unknown: John Sessions

Unknown: Brian Perkins.

Adapted By: Mike Barfield

Producer: Harry Thompson.

Starring Richard Ingrams, John Wells, Patricia Routledge, John Sessions and Brian Perkins

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JB Morton's whimsies as performed by Richard Ingrams and Patricia Routledge.

JB Morton's whimsies as performed by Richard Ingrams, Patricia Routledge, John Sessions and John Wells. From July 1991.

JB Morton's whimsies as performed by Richard Ingrams, Patricia Routledge, John Sessions and John Wells. From July 1991.

More from Richard Ingrams, John Sessions and the red-bearded dwarves.

The further adventures of Mr Justice Cocklecarrot, Captain Foulenough, Dr Strabismus (whom God preserve) of Utrecht, Big White Carstairs and other characters created between the wars by the great humorist J B Morton. Starring Richard Ingrams , John Wells ,

Patricia Routledge , John Sessions and Brian Perkins.

Adapted by Mike Barfield with Richard Ingrams

Producer Harry Thompson. Stereo 0 CASSETTE: Beachcomber... by the Way. from retailers

Contributors

Unknown: J B Morton.

Unknown: Richard Ingrams

Unknown: John Wells

Unknown: Patricia Routledge

Unknown: John Sessions

Unknown: Brian Perkins.

Adapted By: Mike Barfield

Producer: Harry Thompson.

Starring Richard Ingrams, John Wells, Patricia Routledge, John Sessions and Brian Perkins

Starring Richard Ingrams, John Wells, Patricia Routledge, John Sessions and Brian Perkins

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JB Morton's whimsies as performed by Richard Ingrams, John Sessions and John Wells.

JB Morton's whimsies as performed by Richard Ingrams, Patricia Routledge, John Sessions and John Wells. From August 1991.

JB Morton's whimsies as performed by Richard Ingrams, Patricia Routledge, John Sessions and John Wells.

Richard Ingrams and John Sessions relate tales of Dr Strabismus and new forms of leapfrog. Amongst other things. From 1991. Episode 4 of 6.

The further adventures of Mr Justice Cocklecarrot , Big White Carstairs and other characters created between the wars by the great humorist J B Morton. Starring Richard Ingrams , John Wells ,

Patricia Routledge , John Sessions with Brian Perkins.

Adapted by Mike Barfield with Richard Ingrams

Producer Harry Thompson. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Mr Justice Cocklecarrot

Unknown: J B Morton.

Unknown: Richard Ingrams

Unknown: John Wells

Unknown: Patricia Routledge

Unknown: John Sessions

Unknown: Brian Perkins.

Adapted By: Mike Barfield

Producer: Harry Thompson.

Starring Richard Ingrams, John Wells, Patricia Routledge, John Sessions and Brian Perkins

Starring Richard Ingrams, John Wells, Patricia Routledge, John Sessions and Brian Perkins

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JB Morton's whimsies as performed by Richard Ingrams, Patricia Routledge and John Sessions

JB Morton's whimsies as performed by Richard Ingrams, Patricia Routledge, John Sessions and John Wells. From August 1991.

Beachcomber guides us through the problems of a small town - including that of a removable beard.

With Richard Ingrams.

JB Morton's whimsies as performed by Richard Ingrams, Patricia Routledge, John Sessions and John Wells. From August 1991.

The adventures of characters created by humorist J B Morton.

Starring Richard Ingrams , John Wells ,

Patricia Routledge , John Sessions. With Brian Perkins.

Producer Harry Thompson. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: J B Morton.

Unknown: Richard Ingrams

Unknown: John Wells

Unknown: Patricia Routledge

Unknown: John Sessions.

Unknown: Brian Perkins.

Producer: Harry Thompson.

JB Morton's whimsies as performed by Richard Ingrams, Patricia Routledge and John Sessions

Starring Richard Ingrams, John Wells, Patricia Routledge, John Sessions and Brian Perkins

Starring Richard Ingrams, John Wells, Patricia Routledge, John Sessions and Brian Perkins

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JB Morton's whimsies as performed by Richard Ingrams, Patricia Routledge and John Sessions

JB Morton's whimsies as performed by Richard Ingrams, Patricia Routledge, John Sessions and John Wells. From August 1991.

Lord Shortcake attempts to employ a tutor for his nephew Mortimer.

JB Morton's whimsies as performed by Richard Ingrams, Patricia Routledge, John Sessions and John Wells.

JB Morton's whimsies as performed by Richard Ingrams, Patricia Routledge, John Sessions and John Wells. From August 1991.

JB Morton's whimsies as performed by Richard Ingrams, Patricia Routledge and John Sessions

Lord Shortcake attempts to employ a tutor for his nephew Mortimer. Episode 6 of 6.

The last in the series of adventures of characters created by the humorist J B Morton. Starring

Richard Ingrams ,

John Wells , Patricia Routledge , and John Sessions with Brian Perkins.

Producer Harry Thompson. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: J B Morton.

Unknown: Richard Ingrams

Unknown: John Wells

Unknown: Patricia Routledge

Unknown: John Sessions

Unknown: Brian Perkins.

Producer: Harry Thompson.

Starring Richard Ingrams, John Wells, Patricia Routledge, John Sessions and Brian Perkins

JB Morton's whimsies as performed by Richard Ingrams, Patricia Routledge and John Sessions

JB Morton's whimsies as performed by Richard Ingrams, Patricia Routledge, John Sessions and John Wells. From August 1991.

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JB Morton's whimsies as performed by Richard Ingrams, John Wells and June Whitfield.

Richard Ingrams, John Wells and Patricia Routledge recreate the world of JB Morton.

Beachcomber sings of wicker hats, talks of naughty schoolboys, and gets sick of Prodnose.

JB Morton's whimsies as performed by Richard Ingrams, John Wells and June Whitfield.

JB Morton's whimsies as performed by Richard Ingrams, John Wells, June Whitfield and Joan Sims. From November 1994.

JB Morton's whimsies as performed by Richard Ingrams, John Wells, June Whitfield and Joan Sims. From November 1994.

Starring Richard Ingrams, John Wells, Patricia Routledge, John Sessions and Brian Perkins

The further adventures of Mr Justice Cocklecarrot. Captain Foulenough, Dr Strabismus (whom God preserve) of Utrecht, Big White Carstairs and more...

Richard Ingrams John Wells, John Sessions , Joan Sims amd Patricia Routledge recreate the world of JB Morton.

With Brian Bowles , Simon Greenall , Henrietta Gooden and featuring June Whitfield.

Running in the Daily Express from 1924 to 1975 – JB Morton’s surreally comic ‘Beachcomber’ column paved the way for a great deal of modern humour – thanks to characters he created between the wars.

Adapted by Michael Barfield with Richard Ingrams.

Announcer: the silken tones of Brian Perkins.

Producer: Harry Thompson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1994.

Starring Richard Ingrams. John Wells , John Sessions , Joan Sims , Patricia Routledge , Brian Bowles , Simon Greenall , Henrietta Gooden , and featuring June Whitfield and the silken tones of Brian Perkins.

The further adventures of Mr Justice Cocklecarrot. Captain Foulenough, Dr Strabismus (whom God preserve) of Utrecht. Big White Carstairs and other characters created between the wars by the great humorist J B Morton. Adapted for radio by Mike Barfield with Richard Ingrams. Producer Harry Thompson

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With Richard Ingrams, John Sessions, Joan Sims and June Whitfield. From November 1994.

JB Morton's whimsies as performed by Richard Ingrams, John Sessions, Joan Sims and June Whitfield. From November 1994.

Humour from the writings of JB Morton, as Justice Cocklecarrot rules on the legality of processed mackerel fins.

JB Morton's whimsies as performed by Richard Ingrams, John Sessions, Joan Sims and June Whitfield. From November 1994.

Humour from the writings of JB Morton, as Justice Cocklecarrot rules on the legality of processed mackerel fins. Episode 2 of 6.

With Richard Ingrams, John Sessions, Joan Sims and June Whitfield. From November 1994.

Starring Richard Ingrams, John Wells, Patricia Routledge, John Sessions and Brian Perkins

Starring Richard Ingrams , John Wells , John Sessions , Joan Sims , Patricia Routledge , Brian Bowles ,

Simon Greenall and Henrietta Gooden , and featuring June Whitfield and the silken tones of Brian Perkins.

The further adventures of characters created between the wars by the humorist J B Morton.

Adapted by Mike Barfield with Richard Ingrams Producer Harry Thompson

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JB Morton's whimsies. With Richard Ingrams and Patricia Routledge. From November 1994.

Richard Ingrams, John Wells and Patricia Routledge recreate the world of JB Morton.

Starring Richard Ingrams, John Wells, Patricia Routledge, John Sessions and Brian Perkins

Adapted from JB Morton's By the Way column which he wrote in the guise of 'Beachcomber'. With Patricia Routledge.

JB Morton's whimsies as performed by Richard Ingrams, Patricia Routledge, Joan Sims and June Whitfield. From November 1994.

With Richard Ingrams and Patricia Routledge.

JB Morton's whimsies as performed by Richard Ingrams, Patricia Routledge, Joan Sims and June Whitfield.

With Patricia Routledge.

JB Morton's whimsies. With Richard Ingrams and Patricia Routledge. From November 1994.

JB Morton's whimsies as performed by Richard Ingrams, Patricia Routledge, Joan Sims and June Whitfield. From November 1994.

A woman struggles to take off her shoe – and the perils of drinking different types of alcohol.

Richard Ingrams John Wells, John Sessions, Joan Sims amd Patricia Routledge recreate the world of JB Morton.

With Brian Bowles, Simon Greenall, Henrietta Gooden and featuring June Whitfield.

Running in the Daily Express from 1924 to 1975 – JB Morton’s surreally comic ‘Beachcomber’ column paved the way for a great deal of modern humour – thanks to characters he created between the wars.

Adapted by Michael Barfield with Richard Ingrams.

Announcer: Brian Perkins.

Producer: Harry Thompson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1994.

Starring Richard Ingrams , John Wells , John Sessions , Joan Sims , Patricia Routledge , Brian Bowles ,

Simon Greenall and Henrietta Gooden , and featuring June Whitfield and Brian Perkins. The further adventures of characters created between the wars by the great humorist JB Morton. Adapted for radio by Mike Barfield with Richard Ingrams. Producer Harry Thompson

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JB Morton's whimsies. With Richard Ingrams, John Sessions, Joan Sims and June Whitfield.

Richard Ingrams, John Wells and Patricia Routledge recreate the world of JB Morton.

Starring Richard Ingrams, John Wells, Patricia Routledge, John Sessions and Brian Perkins

JB Morton's whimsies as performed by Richard Ingrams, John Sessions, Joan Sims and June Whitfield. From November 1994.

With Richard Ingrams, John Sessions, Joan Sims and June Whitfield.

JB Morton's whimsies as performed by Richard Ingrams, John Sessions, Joan Sims and June Whitfield.

Life, according to Beachcomber.

With Richard Ingrams, Patricia Routledge, John Sessions, Joan Sims and Brian Bowles.

Life, according to Beachcomber. With Richard Ingrams, Patricia Routledge, John Sessions, Joan Sims and Brian Bowles. Episode 4 of 6.

JB Morton's whimsies. With Richard Ingrams, John Sessions, Joan Sims and June Whitfield.

JB Morton's whimsies as performed by Richard Ingrams, John Sessions, Joan Sims and June Whitfield. From November 1994.

With Richard Ingrams, John Sessions, Joan Sims and June Whitfield.

JB Morton's whimsies as performed by Richard Ingrams, John Sessions, Joan Sims and June Whitfield.

With Richard Ingrams, Patricia Routledge, John Sessions, Joan Sims and Brian Bowles.

JB Morton's whimsies as performed by RicharBenny Goodman - King Of Swing

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Curtis Stigers remembers the clarinettist and bandleader Benny Goodman in his centenary year.

In the final episode, we've reached the late 40s and the big band business in America is in decline. There are real tensions among the bandleaders, which come to a head on a Hollywood film-stage when Benny Goodman actually trades punches with one of his more traditional rivals, Tommy Dorsey.

The bandleaders are all under economic pressure but Benny wrestles with the new style, bebop, and the idea of modernism in general. He starts his own bebop band, with exciting young players and arrangers including Wardell Gray, and studies a different playing technique with the English clarinettist Reginald Kell. But his heart isn't in it and everybody keeps leading him back into the past, including Alan Livingston at Capitol Records.

Nevertheless Benny's drive to play and lead bands sustains his career through to the 80s and he continues to play until his death on Friday 13 June 1986 at the age of 77.""

A tale from Tibet - and the wonders of a newly developed matchstick.

Richard Ingrams, John Wells, John Sessions, Joan Sims amd Patricia Routledge recreate the world of JB Morton.

With Brian Bowles, Simon Greenall, Henrietta Gooden and featuring June Whitfield.

Running in the Daily Express from 1924 to 1975 – JB Morton's surreally comic ‘Beachcomber' column paved the way for a great deal of modern humour – thanks to characters he created between the wars.

Adapted by Michael Barfield with Richard Ingrams.

Announcer: Brian Perkins.

Producer: Harry Thompson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1994.

Starring Richard Ingrams , John Wells , John Sessions , Joan Sims , Patricia Routledge , Brian Bowles ,

Simon Greenall and Henrietta Gooden , and featuring June Whitfield and the silken tones of Brian Perkins. The further adventures of characters created between the wars by the great humorist J B Morton.

Adapted for radio by Mike Barfield with Richard Ingrams. Producer Harry Thompson

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JB Morton's whimsies as performed by Richard Ingrams, John Wells, Patricia Routledge.

Richard Ingrams, John Wells and Patricia Routledge recreate the world of JB Morton.

Starring Richard Ingrams, John Wells, Patricia Routledge, John Sessions and Brian Perkins

JB Morton's whimsies as performed by Richard Ingrams, John Wells, Patricia Routledge and Joan Sims. From December 1994.

In a hirsute edition, we present The Case of the False Beard.

With Richard Ingrams, John Sessions and Patricia Routledge.

JB Morton's whimsies as performed by Richard Ingrams, John Wells, Patricia Routledge and Joan Sims. From December 1994.

In a hirsute edition, we present The Case of the False Beard. With Richard Ingrams, John Sessions and Patricia Routledge. Episode 5 of 6.

A new matron at a boys’ school and the case of the false beard.

Richard Ingrams, John Wells, John Sessions, Joan Sims amd Patricia Routledge recreate the world of JB Morton.

With Brian Bowles, Simon Greenall, Henrietta Gooden and featuring June Whitfield.

Running in the Daily Express from 1924 to 1975 – JB Morton’s surreally comic ‘Beachcomber’ column paved the way for a great deal of modern humour – thanks to characters he created between the wars.

Adapted by Michael Barfield with Richard Ingrams.

Announcer: Brian Perkins.

Producer: Harry Thompson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1994.

The further adventures of J B Morton's characters, starring Richard Ingrams , John Wells , John Sessions , Joan Sims , Patricia Routledge ,

Brian Bowles , Simon Greenell and Henrietta Gooden , and featuring June Whitfield and the silken tones of Brian Perkins. Adapted for radio by Mike Barfield with Richard Ingrams. Producer Harry Thompson

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With Richard Ingrams, Patricia Routledge, June Whitfield and Joan Sims. From December 1994

JB Morton's whimsies as performed by Richard Ingrams, Patricia Routledge, June Whitfield and Joan Sims. From December 1994.

With Richard Ingrams, Patricia Routledge, June Whitfield and Joan Sims.

JB Morton's whimsies as performed by Richard Ingrams, Patricia Routledge, June Whitfield and Joan Sims.

The adventures of the characters from JB Morton's column.

With Richard Ingrams, John Sessions and Patricia Routledge.

With Richard Ingrams, Patricia Routledge, June Whitfield and Joan Sims. From December 1994

The adventures of the characters from JB Morton's column. With Richard Ingrams, John Sessions and Patricia Routledge. Episode 6 of 6.

JB Morton's whimsies as performed by Richard Ingrams, Patricia Routledge, June Whitfield and Joan Sims. From December 1994.

Starring Richard Ingrams, John Wells, Patricia Routledge, John Sessions and Brian Perkins

Richard Ingrams, John Wells and Patricia Routledge recreate the world of JB Morton.

More odd stories, idiotic court hearings and surprises from the dictionary.

Richard Ingrams, John Wells, John Sessions, Joan Sims and Patricia Routledge recreate the world of JB Morton.

With Brian Bowles, Simon Greenall, Henrietta Gooden and featuring June Whitfield.

Running in the Daily Express from 1924 to 1975 – JB Morton’s surreally comic ‘Beachcomber’ column paved the way for a great deal of modern humour – thanks to characters he created between the wars.

Adapted by Michael Barfield with Richard Ingrams.

Announcer: Brian Perkins

Producer: Harry Thompson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1994.

The further adventures of J B Morton's characters, starring Richard Ingrams , John Wells , John Sessions , Joan Sims , Patricia Routledge ,

Brian Bowles , Simon Greenall and Henrietta Garden , and featuring June Whitfield and the silken tones of Brian Perkins. Adapted for radio by Mike Barfield with Richard Ingrams. Producer Harry Thompson