Braden Back On The Beat

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20150516 (BBC7)
20160521 (BBC7)

Richard Ingrams presents a retrospective of Bernard Braden's career in variety radio.

Oldie magazine founder Richard Ingrams presents a retrospective to reintroduce the pioneering TV and radio superstar Bernard Braden to the airwaves after far too long an absence. This three-hour special has been compiled through scouring the BBC Sound Archive and liaising with Bernard Braden's family and long-term friend Gillian Best.

For the first time since their original broadcast the retrospective includes Leave Your Name And Number (1950) and Bedtime With Braden (1951). These shows attracted burgeoning writing talents such as Frank Muir & Denis Norden and Bob Monkhouse, as well as stars such as Pearl Carr and Ronald Fletcher.

Produced by Mik Wilkojc.

Richard Ingrams presents a retrospective of his multi-talented friend Bernard Braden's career in variety radio, featuring Leave Your Name and Number and Bedtime with Braden.

2015051620200118 (BBC7)

Oldie magazine founder Richard Ingrams presents a retrospective of the pioneering star of TV and radio, Bernard Braden.

Compiled from scouring the BBC Sound Archive and liaising with Bernard Braden's family and long-term friend Gillian Best, this 3 hour showcase features:

Leave Your Name and Number: 21/07/1950
Bedtime with Braden: 06/04/1951
The Ransom of Red Chief: date unknown
Braden Beside Himself: 04/07/1987
Offbeat with Braden: 23/09/1978

Born in Canada, actor and broadcaster, Bernard Braden (1916 – 1993) made numerous radio and TV appearances in the UK – many with his wife Barbara Kelly. Braden is particularly remembered as a pioneer of UK TV consumer programmes - ‘On the Braden Beat’ (ATV) and ‘Braden's Week’ (BBC).

Producer: Mik Wilkojc.

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra and first broadcast in 2015.

Richard Ingrams with a career retrospective of his multi-talented friend Bernard Braden.