Beaumarchais

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Episodes

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19961107]

Craig Warner's six-part comedy set in 18th-century France.

1: Noblesse Oblige Beaumarchais is anxious to climb the ladder of nobility, but Lepaute is blocking his path.

With Elaine Pyke , Denys Hawthorne. Jason O'Mara and Alex Lowe. Director Marion Nancarrow

* See This Week: page 11

Genome: [r4 Bd=19961107]

Unknown: Elaine Pyke

Unknown: Denys Hawthorne.

Unknown: Jason O'Mara

Unknown: Alex Lowe.

Director: Marion Nancarrow

Beaumarchais: Henry Goodman

Henri Lepaute: David Calder

Louis XV: Ronald Pickup

Madame de Pompadour: Ann Beach

Beaumarchais ' father: Stephen Thorne

Genome: [r4 Bd=19961114]

Craig Warner's witty and irreverent six-part comedy set in 18th-century France. 2: Cause Celebre. How will the wily Beaumarchais contend with courtly crushes, rumours of war and a spot of illicit printing?

Director Marion Nancarrow

Genome: [r4 Bd=19961114]

Director: Marion Nancarrow

Beaumarchais: Henry Goodman

Louise XV: Ronald Pickup

Princess Adelaide: Colleen Prendergast

Princess Sophie: Amanda Gordon

Goezman: Hugh Ross

Madame Pompadour/Odile: Ann Beach

Le Comte d'Artois/Duverney: Sean Baker

Beaumarchais's father: Stephen Thorne

La Blache/Dupaty: David Bannerman

Duchesse de Polignac: Joanna Monro

Genome: [r4 Bd=19961121]

Craig Warner's irreverent six-part comedy set in 18th-century France. 3: Femme Fatale. To help offset his enormous debts, Beaumarchais is set a task by Louis XV, but it involves a very unusual woman.

Director Marion Nancarrow

Genome: [r4 Bd=19961121]

Director: Marion Nancarrow

Beaumarchais: Henry Goodman

Lia de Beaumont: Bill Nighy

Louis XV: Ronald Pickup

Le Counte d'Artois: Sean Baker

Figaro: Sean Baker

Lord Rochford: David Timson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19961128]

Craig Warner's irreverent six-part comedy set in 18th-century France. 4: Hors de Combat. Frantic after the death of Louis XV, Beaumarchais finds himself distracted by a milkmaid. with Alex Lowe , Kim Wall , Christopher Scott. loan Meredith, Jason O'Mara and Denys Hawthorne. Director Marion Nancarrow

Genome: [r4 Bd=19961128]

Unknown: Alex Lowe

Unknown: Kim Wall

Unknown: Christopher Scott.

Unknown: Jason O'Mara

Unknown: Denys Hawthorne.

Director: Marion Nancarrow

Beaumarchais: Henry Goodman

Marie Antoinette: Siobhan Redmond

Le Comte d'Mois: Sean Baker

Genome: [r4 Bd=19961205]19961205 (R4)
19961212 (R4)

Craig Warner 's irreverent six-part comedy set in 18th-century France. 5: Droit d'Auteur. One tap of the censor's gavel and The Marriage of Figaro would disappear forever. It's time to hold a party... with Sean Baker , Alex Lowe ,Benny Green

Craig Warner 's irreverent six-part comedy set in 18th-century France. 5: Droit d'Auteur. One tap of the censor's gavel and The Marriage of Figaro would disappear forever. It's time to hold a party... with Sean Baker , Alex Lowe , Stephen Thorne , Joanna Monro , loan Meredith and David Bannerman. Director Marion Nancarrow

"Craig Warner 's irreverent six-part comedy set in 18th-century France. 5: Droit d'Auteur. One tap of the censor's gavel and The Marriage of Figaro would disappear forever. It's time to hold a party... with Sean Baker , Alex Lowe ,Benny Green

Radio 2.

Beaumarchais

GENOME:

GENOME:

Unknown: Alex Lowe.

Unknown: Kim Wall

Unknown: Christopher Scott

Director: Marion Nancarrow

Beaumarchais: Henry Goodman

Marie Antoinette: Siobhan Redmond

Barber and Figaro: Sean Baker

Beaumarchais' Father: Stephen Thorne

Market women JOANNA: Monro/elaine Pyke

Craig Warner's irreverent six-part comedy set in 18th-century France. 6: Le Mot Juste. Will the storming of the Bastille finally dampen Beaumarchais' spirits?

With Alex Lowe. Kim Wall and Christopher Scott

Beaumont

Programme Catalogue - Details: 02 February 1990

19901222

First broadcast on 1990-02-02

Producer: M. HOUSE

Broadcast history

22 Dec 1990 20:20-20:40 (RADIO 2)

27 Apr 1991 20:20-20:40 (RADIO 2)

22 Feb 1992 20:20-20:40 (RADIO 2)

Recorded on 1990-01-18.

19910427

programme catalogue - station

Beaune Festival Of Baroque Opera 2005

EMS

20051015

Catherine Bott visits the French medieval town of Beaune in the Bourgogne to savour some of the highlights of 2005 Festival of baroque opera.

Beautiful And The Bad, The

20030712

An American Icon: Bel Mooney indulges her passion for the mean machine in the year of its centenary.

Beautiful Ballad Years

Programme Catalogue - Details: 15 September 1991

19910915

Next in series: PROG 6

Previous in series: 18 August 1991

15 Sep 1991 16:02-16:30 (RADIO 2)

Recorded on 1991-07-14

Programme Catalogue - Details: 18 August 1991

19910818

Next in series: 15 September 1991

18 Aug 1991 16:02-16:30 (RADIO 2)

09 Nov 1991 21:15-21:45 (RADIO 2)

Recorded on 1991-06-20

19911109

First broadcast on 1991-08-18

Programme Catalogue - Details: PROG 6

19910922

Previous in series: 15 September 1991

22 Sep 1991 16:02-16:30 (RADIO 2)

Beautiful Britain

20180511

Toyah Willcox takes an audio journey into the private world of hair and beauty salons.

Over the sound of ripping wax-strips, nail drills, clippers and trimmers, Toyah Willcox invites us to eavesdrop on usually private conversations taking place in hair and beauty salons across the UK.

We drop in on appointments at Totally Polished in Blackpool, The Topiary Salon in Basingstoke, Smith Hair Studio in Edmonton and Not Another Salon in London's East End.

From holidays and bingo wins to hospital appointments and bereavements, customers relish the opportunity to swap stories, gossip and enjoy an hour's escape from the stresses of daily life. Beauticians and hairdressers are trusted confidantes, privy to shocking secrets, but they also provide an independent ear and a comforting shoulder to cry on.

For Toyah's friend and hairdresser to the stars, Keith Wainwright MBE, a trip to the salon is also an important source of physical and social contact in an increasingly online world.

According to industry reports, women and men of all ages and means are spending increasing amounts of time, and money, at hair and beauty salons in the UK. British consumers spent an estimated 1.89 billion pounds on salon services in the last quarter of 2017. We find out why.

Producer: Victoria Ferran
Executive Producer: Susan Marling
A Just Radio production for BBC Radio 4.

Toyak Willcox takes an audio journey into the private world of hair and beauty salons.

30 minutes

Factual

R4

Beautiful But Deadly

20010106

Genome: [r4 Bd=19961205]

Unknown: Craig Warner

Unknown: Sean Baker

Unknown: Alex Lowe

Unknown: Stephen Thorne

Unknown: Joanna Monro

Unknown: David Bannerman.

Director: Marion Nancarrow

Beaumarchais: Henry Goodman

Marie Antoinette: Siobhan Redmond

Suard/Beggar: Ron Cook

Genome: [r4 Bd=19961212]

Craig Warner's irreverent six-part comedy set in 18th-century France. 6: Le Mot Juste. Will the storming of the Bastille finally dampen Beaumarchais' spirits?

With Alex Lowe. Kim Wall and Christopher Scott

Director Marion Nancarrow

Genome: [r4 Bd=19961212]

Unknown: Alex Lowe.

Unknown: Kim Wall

Unknown: Christopher Scott

Director: Marion Nancarrow

Beaumarchais: Henry Goodman

Marie Antoinette: Siobhan Redmond

Barber and Figaro: Sean Baker

Beaumarchais' Father: Stephen Thorne

Market women JOANNA: Monro/elaine Pyke