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Genome: [r4 Bd=19901010]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Producers: Kate Whitehead

Producers: Kate McAii.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19901017]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Producers: Kate Whitehead

Producers: Kate McAji.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19901024]

Unknown: Evelyn Waugh

Unknown: Simon Brett

Producers: Kate Whitehead

Producers: Kate McAii.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19901031]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19901107]

Unknown: Arnold Bennett

Unknown: Barbara Pym

Unknown: Simon Brett

Producers: Kate Whitehead

Producers: Kate McAii.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19901108]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Genome: [r4 Bd=19901114]

Unknown: Samuel Pepys

Unknown: Benjamin Haydon

Unknown: Simon Brett

Producers: Kate Whitehead

Producers: Kate McAii.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19901224]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19910102]

Simon Brett begins the new series appropriately enough at the start of the new year, when diaries are full of good resolutions as well as reservations about the previous year.

Producers Kate Whitehead and Kate McAll Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Simon Brett

Producers: Kate Whitehead

Producers: Kate McAll

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910102]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Producers: Kate Whitehead

Producers: Kate McAll

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910103]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19910109]

Simon Brett compares his diary entries for various January 9ths with those of his fellow diarists over four centuries.

Producers Kate McAII and Kate Whitehead. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Simon Brett

Producers: Kate McAii

Producers: Kate Whitehead.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910109]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Producers: Kate McAii

Producers: Kate Whitehead.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910110]

Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910116]

Simon Brett digs out some of his diary entries for various January 16ths and compares them with those of his fellow diarists over four centuries.

Producers Kate McAII and Kate Whitehead Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Simon Brett

Producers: Kate McAii

Producers: Kate Whitehead

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910116]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Producers: Kate McAii

Producers: Kate Whitehead

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910117]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19910123]

Simon Brett digs out some of his diary entries for various January 23rds and compares them with those of his fellow diarist; over four centuries. Producers Kate McAH and Kate Whitehead Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Simon Brett

Producers: Kate McAh

Producers: Kate Whitehead

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910123]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Producers: Kate McAh

Producers: Kate Whitehead

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910124]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19910130]

Simon Brett digs out some of his diary entries for various January 30ths and compares them with those of his fellow diarists over four centuries.

Producers Kate Whitehead and Kate McAII. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Simon Brett

Producers: Kate Whitehead

Producers: Kate McAii.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910130]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19910131]

with Simon Brett

Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Simon Brett

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910131]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19910206]

In the last of six programmes Simon Brett digs out some of his diary entries for various February 6ths and compares them with those of his fellow diarists over four centuries.

Producers Kate McAII and Kate Whitehead. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Simon Brett

Producers: Kate McAii

Producers: Kate Whitehead.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19910206]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19910207]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19911018]

Eight programmes in which Simon Brett explores more diaries of the famous and not-so-famous. Today: 18 October. John Evelyn airs his views on "foul and undecent women"; Christopher Isherwood assesses David Hockney ; and J R Ackerley tells of his father's unknown mistress and three children. Plus extracts from the diaries of ordinary people kept during the Second World War as part of the Mass Observation Archive. Producer Kate McAll. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: John Evelyn

Unknown: Christopher Isherwood

Unknown: David Hockney

Unknown: J R Ackerley

Producer: Kate McAll.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911018]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: John Evelyn

Unknown: Christopher Isherwood

Unknown: David Hockney

Unknown: J R Ackerley

Producer: Kate McAll.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911019]

Eight programmes in which

Simon Brett explores diaries of the famous and not-so-famous.

Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Simon Brett

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911019]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19911025]

The second of eight programmes in which Simon Brett presents a mix of diary extracts. Today: 25 October. Malcolm Muggeridge visits George Orwell on his sickbed; Christopher Isherwood takes a dim view of beards, and the Pepyses' marriage suffers another body blow.... Producer Kate McAII

Contributors

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Malcolm Muggeridge

Unknown: George Orwell

Unknown: Christopher Isherwood

Producer: Kate McAii

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911025]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Malcolm Muggeridge

Unknown: George Orwell

Unknown: Christopher Isherwood

Producer: Kate McAii

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911026]

The second of eight programmes in which

Simon Brett presents a mix of diary extracts of the famous and not-so-famous. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Simon Brett

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911026]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19911101]

The third of eight Programmes in which Simon Brett trawls the diaries of the famous and not-so-famous. Today: 1 November. Parson Woodforde buys a new wig; Salvador Dali celebrates his "ultra-rhinocerontic moustache"; and a Mass Observation diarist complains about the BBC. Producer Kate McAll. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Parson Woodforde

Unknown: Salvador Dali

Producer: Kate McAll.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911101]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Parson Woodforde

Unknown: Salvador Dali

Producer: Kate McAll.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911102]

Simon Brett trawls the diaries of the famous and not-so-famous.

Parson Woodforde buys a new wig; and a Mass Observation diarist complains about the BBC. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Parson Woodforde

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911102]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Parson Woodforde

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911108]

The fourth of eight programmes in which Simon Brett leafs through the pages of fellow diarists. Today: 8 November. Sir Walter Scott suffers writer's block; Noel Coward can't get a wink of sleep in hospital; and Thomas Hardy recounts some old poaching tricks. Producer Kate McAII. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Sir Walter Scott

Unknown: Noel Coward

Unknown: Thomas Hardy

Producer: Kate McAii.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911108]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Sir Walter Scott

Unknown: Noel Coward

Unknown: Thomas Hardy

Producer: Kate McAii.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911109]

Simon Brett leafs through the pages of fellow diarists. Sir Walter Scott suffers writer's block; and Thomas Hardy recounts some old poaching tricks. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Sir Walter Scott

Unknown: Thomas Hardy

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911109]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Sir Walter Scott

Unknown: Thomas Hardy

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911115]

The fifth of eight programmes in which Simon Brett presents a mix of diary extracts. Today: 15 November. John Evelyn 's journal tells how severe fog increased the capital's crime rate in 1699; and two-and-a-half centuries later the imposition of the blackout has the same effect, as a Mass Observation diarist reveals. Producer Kate McAll. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: John Evelyn

Producer: Kate McAll.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911115]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: John Evelyn

Producer: Kate McAll.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911116]

Simon Brett presents a mix of diary extracts.

Today: how fog increased the capital's crime rate in 1699; and the same effect of the blackout two-and-a-half centuries later.

Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Simon Brett

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911116]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19911122]

The sixth of eight programmes in which Simon Brett leafs through the pages of fellow diarists. Today: 22 November. Parson Woodforde feels the effects of over indulgence in 1798; Peter Hall spends his birthday at a funeral in 1977; and in 1963 Lady Bird Johnson makes a journey she'll neverforget. Producer Kate McAII. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Parson Woodforde

Unknown: Peter Hall

Unknown: Lady Bird Johnson

Producer: Kate McAii.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911122]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Parson Woodforde

Unknown: Peter Hall

Unknown: Lady Bird Johnson

Producer: Kate McAii.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911123]

Simon Brett presents a mix of diary extracts.

Stereo (Broadcastyesterday)

Contributors

Unknown: Simon Brett

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911123]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19911129]

The seventh of eight programmes in which Simon Brett presents a mix of diary extracts. Today: 29 November. In 1937, the philosopher of travel, Freya Stark , reflects on the Orient and the Occident; the Reverend Francis Kilvert suffers the pangs of unrequited love in 1871; andinl667Pepysis troubled by things going bump in the night. Producer Kate McAII. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Freya Stark

Unknown: Francis Kilvert

Producer: Kate McAii.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911129]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Freya Stark

Unknown: Francis Kilvert

Producer: Kate McAii.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911130]

Simon Brett presents a mix of diary extracts. In 1937, Freya Stark reflects on the Orient and the Occident; the Rev

Francis Kilvert suffers the pangs of unrequited love in 1871;andinl667,Pepys is troubled by things going bump in the night.

Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Francis Kilvert

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911130]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Francis Kilvert

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911206]

The final programme of the series in which Simon Brett presents a mix of diary extracts. Today: 6 December. In 1823, Anne Lister calls in the doctor for her housemaid and her horse; Tony Benn considers his prodigious tea consumption, 29,000 gallons to date by 1975; and a Mass Observation diarist gets lost in the shrubbery during the blackout. Producer Kate McAll. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Anne Lister

Unknown: Tony Benn

Producer: Kate McAll.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911206]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Anne Lister

Unknown: Tony Benn

Producer: Kate McAll.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911207]

Simon Brett presents the last mix of diary extracts in the series. Anne Lister in 1823 calls in the doctor for her housemaid and her horse; Tony Benn considers his prodigious tea consumption; and a Mass Observation diarist gets lost in the shrubbery during the blackout.

Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Anne Lister

Unknown: Tony Benn

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911207]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Anne Lister

Unknown: Tony Benn

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911225]

Christmas Day entries from Joan Wyndham (1942),

Col Peter Hawker (1824) and Noël Coward (1960). Stereo (More extracts: New Year's Day)

Contributors

Unknown: Joan Wyndham

Genome: [r4 Bd=19911225]

Unknown: Joan Wyndham

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920101]

Simon Brett with New Year's Day entries from Katherine Mansfield (1915), Sydney Moseley (1905) and James Boswell (1763). Read by Timothy West and Prunella Scales. Producer Kate McAll. Stereo

Simon Brett with New Year's Day entries from Katherine Mansfield (1915), Sydney Moseley (1905) and James Boswell (1763). Read by Timothy West and Prunella Scales. Producer Kate McAll. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Katherine Mansfield

Unknown: James Boswell

Read By: Timothy West

Read By: Prunella Scales.

Producer: Kate McAll.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920101]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Katherine Mansfield

Unknown: James Boswell

Read By: Timothy West

Read By: Prunella Scales.

Producer: Kate McAll.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920501]

May Day sees the beginning of a new series of Dear Diary. Simon Brett finds plenty of maypoles and madrigals in the day's diaries, but he also discovers Lord Mountbatten at the Cup Final and Salvador Dali in an extremely tight pair of patent leather shoes. Readers Lin Sagovsky and Sean Barrett. Producer Kate Whitehead. Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920501]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Salvador Dali

Readers: Lin Sagovsky

Readers: Sean Barrett.

Producer: Kate Whitehead.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920502]

May Day saw the beginning of a new series of Dear Diary.

Simon Brett finds plenty of maypoles and madrigals in the day's diaries but he also discovers Lord

Mountbatten at the Cup

Final and Salvador Dali in an extremely tight pair of patent leather shoes.

Readers Lin Sagovsky and Sean Barrett.

Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920502]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Salvador Dali

Readers: Lin Sagovsky

Readers: Sean Barrett.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920508]

Simon Brett introduces diaries for 8th May: Noel Coward is a guest at a Royal wedding; Wordsworth drops in unexpectedly on Henry Crabb Robinson : and the flags go up on V E Day. Readers Lin Sagovsky and Sean Barrett. Producer Kate McAII. Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920508]

Introduces: Simon Brett

Unknown: Noel Coward

Unknown: Henry Crabb Robinson

Readers: Lin Sagovsky

Readers: Sean Barrett.

Producer: Kate McAii.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920509]

Simon Brett introduces diaries for 8th May: Noël Coward is a guest at a Royal wedding;

Wordsworth drops in unexpectedly on Henry Crabb Robinson ; and the flags go up on V E Day.

Read by Lin Sagovsky and Sean Barrett.

Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920509]

Introduces: Simon Brett

Unknown: Henry Crabb Robinson

Read By: Lin Sagovsky

Read By: Sean Barrett.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920515]

Simon Brett presents diary extracts for 15th May; Virginia Woolf tests her new pen; Barbara Pym tries out the storyline for a new novel; and a wartime Mass-Observation diarist experiments with synthetic butter. Readers are Sean Barrett and Lin Sagovsky. Producer Kate McAII. Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920515]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Barbara Pym

Unknown: Sean Barrett

Unknown: Lin Sagovsky.

Producer: Kate McAii.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920516]

Simon Brett presents diary extracts for 15th May, including those from Virginia Woolf and Barbara Pym.

Stereo.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920516]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Barbara Pym.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920522]

Simon Brett presents diary extracts for 22nd May. In 1653 there were worries about severe water shortages; in 1758 the concern was about debt collecting; and in 1940 diarists feared Adolf Hitler 's invasion of Britain. Readers are Sean Barrett and Lin Sagovsky. Producer Kate Whitehead Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920522]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Adolf Hitler

Unknown: Sean Barrett

Unknown: Lin Sagovsky.

Producer: Kate Whitehead

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920523]

Simon Brett presents diary extracts for 22nd May. In 1653 there were worries about water shortages; in 1758 the concern was about debt-collecting; and in 1940 diarists feared

Hitler's invasion of Britain.

Readers are Sean Barrett and Lin Sagovsky.

Stereo.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920523]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Sean Barrett

Unknown: Lin Sagovsky.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920529]

May 29th marks the restoration of Charles II in 1660, a newly-crowned Queen Victoria in 1838 and the arrest of Lord Haw Haw in 1945 - all recorded in diaries of the day. Presented by Simon Brett. Readers are Sean Barrett and Lin Sagovsky. Producer Kate Whitehead. Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920529]

Presented By: Simon Brett.

Unknown: Sean Barrett

Unknown: Lin Sagovsky.

Producer: Kate Whitehead.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920530]

May 29th marks the restoration of Charles II in 1660, a newly-crowned

Queen Victoria in 1838 and the arrest of Lord Haw

Haw in 1945 - all recorded in diaries of the day.

Presented by Simon Brett. Readers are Sean Barrett and Lin Sagovsky.

Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920530]

Presented By: Simon Brett.

Unknown: Sean Barrett

Unknown: Lin Sagovsky.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920605]

Simon Brett presents diary extracts for June 5th: Hester Thrale dishes the dirt; James Boswell has a lie-in after a heavy night: and Samuel Pepys has a night out with the lads! Readers are Sean Barrett and Lin Sagovsky. Producer Kate McAII. Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920605]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Hester Thrale

Unknown: James Boswell

Unknown: Samuel Pepys

Unknown: Sean Barrett

Unknown: Lin Sagovsky.

Producer: Kate McAii.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920606]

Simon Brett presents diary extracts for 5th June.

Hester Thrale dishes the dirt; James Boswell has a lie-in after a heavy night; and Samuel Pepys has a night out with the lads.

Readers are Sean Barrett and Lin Sagovsky. Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920606]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Hester Thrale

Unknown: James Boswell

Unknown: Samuel Pepys

Unknown: Sean Barrett

Unknown: Lin Sagovsky.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920807]

Travel is a recurrine theme as Simon Brett returns with some summer diaries: On 7 August Barclay Fox explores "the wonders of Birmingham" in 1837, Hugh Casson watches the Royal Yacht Britannia depart for Scotland; and in Japan in 1945, a doctor at a Hiroshima hospital wakes to find a strange and terrifying new world. Readers Sean Barrett and Lin Sagovsky. Producer Kate McAII

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920807]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Barclay Fox

Unknown: Hugh Casson

Readers: Sean Barrett

Readers: Lin Sagovsky.

Producer: Kate McAii

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920808]

Simon Brett returns with some summer diaries.

Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920808]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920814]

Diarists reveal a variety of worries - as Simon Brett selects extracts for August 14.

Readers Sean Barrett and Lin Sagovski. Producer Kate McAII

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920814]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Readers: Sean Barrett

Readers: Lin Sagovski.

Producer: Kate McAii

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920815]

Simon Brett selects extracts for August 14. Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920815]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920821]

Simon Brett picks diary extracts for August 21: Noël Coward on the empty roads of Ireland in 1960, Arnold Bennett shocked at the cost of tyres in 1899, Virginia Woolf behind the wheel in 1927. Readers Sean Barrett and Lin Sagovsky. Producer Kate McAII. Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920821]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Arnold Bennett

Readers: Sean Barrett

Readers: Lin Sagovsky.

Producer: Kate McAii.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920822]

Simon Brett selects extracts for 21 August. Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920822]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920828]

The holiday season is in full swing when Simon Brett picks diary extracts for August 28: Benjamin Robert Haydon enjoys the sea air at Ramsgate and Margate in 1831; it's a day on the beach at Berwick in 1894 for Beatrix Potter ; and over 50 years later James Lees-Milne visits Hill Top , a National Trust property and formerly the home of the creator of Mrs Tiggywinkle. Readers Sean Barrett and Lin Sagovsky. Producer Kate McAII. Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920828]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Benjamin Robert Haydon

Unknown: Beatrix Potter

Unknown: James Lees-Milne

Unknown: Hill Top

Readers: Mrs Tiggywinkle.

Readers: Sean Barrett

Readers: Lin Sagovsky.

Producer: Kate McAii.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920829]

Simon Brett selects diary extracts for 28 August. Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920829]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920904]

As the season changes, Simon Brett picks diary extracts for 4 September Vera Brittain finds courtship by correspondence difficult in 1915, Denton Welch tells how a cad is unmasked in 1943, and a post-war Mass-Observation diarist puts the case for having three husbands. Readers Sean Barrett and Lin Sagovsky. Producer Kate McAII. Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920904]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Vera Brittain

Unknown: Denton Welch

Readers: Sean Barrett

Readers: Lin Sagovsky.

Producer: Kate McAii.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920905]

Simon Brett selects diary extracts for 4 September. Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920905]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920911]

In the last programme of the series, Simon Brett chooses diary extracts from 11 September: Hugh Casson grapples with the currency in Bulgaria in 1980; Elizabeth Fremantle disapproves of Scottish customs in 1811; and in 1764 James Boswell samples local life in Germany. Readers Lin Sagovsky and Sean Barrett. Producer Kate McAII. Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920911]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Hugh Casson

Unknown: Elizabeth Fremantle

Unknown: James Boswell

Readers: Lin Sagovsky

Readers: Sean Barrett.

Producer: Kate McAii.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920912]

In the last programme of this series, Simon Brett chooses diary extracts for 11 September:

Hugh Casson grapples with the currency in Bulgaria in 1980, Elizabeth Fremantle disapproves of Scottish customs in 1811, and in 1764 James Boswell samples life in Germany. Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920912]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Hugh Casson

Unknown: Elizabeth Fremantle

Unknown: James Boswell

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921120]

Simon Brett returns with selections from four centuries of diaries. On 20 November 1947 diarists record their reactions to the wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip; in 1788 society lady Hester Piozzi discusses the Madness of King George III ; and in 1964, a Politician ponders how to decline an invitation to Buckingham Palace. Producer Kate McAII. Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921120]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Hester Piozzi

Unknown: King George Iii

Producer: Kate McAii.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921121]

Simon Brett returns with selections from four centuries of diaries.

Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921121]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19921127]

Simon Brett picks diary extracts for the 27th: in 1940, Coventry housewife Clara Milburn and Marie Vassiltchikov in Berlin record their thoughts from opposite sides of a war; on the same day in 1789 the Rev James Woodeforde claims to have found a bizarre cure for cramp, and Lady Eleanor Butler records the plight of the French royal family. Readers: June Barrie, Jane Whittenshaw and Sean Barrett. Producer Kate McAII. Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921127]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Clara Milburn

Unknown: Marie Vassiltchikov

Unknown: James Woodeforde

Unknown: Lady Eleanor Butler

Unknown: Jane Whittenshaw

Unknown: Sean Barrett.

Producer: Kate McAii.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921128]

Simon Brett picks diary extracts for 27 November, including 1940 entries from a Coventry housewife and a woman in Berlin.

Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921128]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19921204]

Simon Brett chooses diary extracts for 4 December. There are bad times for some, as when Noël Coward reviews his relationship with the Inland Revenue in 1955, but better times for others - traveller Freya Stark is blissful in Arabia in 1937, painter Benjamin Robert Haydon is ecstatic on his wedding day in 1821, and in 1942 writer Denton Welch has a nostalgic wallow about his old school. Readers Sean Barrett , Jane Whittenshaw and June Barrie. Producer Kate McAll. Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921204]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Freya Stark

Unknown: Benjamin Robert

Unknown: Denton Welch

Readers: Sean Barrett

Readers: Jane Whittenshaw

Readers: June Barrie.

Producer: Kate McAll.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921205]

Simon Brett chooses diary extracts for 4 December.

There are bad times for some as Noel Coward reviews his relationship with the Inland Revenue in 1955, but better times for others - traveller

Freya Stark is blissful in Arabia in 1937, painter

Benjamin Robert Haydon is ecstatic on his wedding day in 1821, and in 1942 writer Denton Welch has a nostalgic wallow about his old school.

Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921205]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Noel Coward

Unknown: Freya Stark

Unknown: Benjamin Robert Haydon

Unknown: Denton Welch

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921211]

Simon Brett chooses diary extracts for 11 December. In 1948 a Mass-Observation diarist in ration-weary Britain recoils at the latest offering on the butcher's slab, newspaper editor R D Blumenfeld remarks on the sudden popularity of ping-pong in 1902, and in 1936 Lord Reith as Director-General of the BBC is present at an historic broadcast by King Edward VIII. Readers Sean Barrett , Jane Whittenshaw and June Barrie. Producer Kate McAII Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921211]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Readers: Edward Viii.

Readers: Sean Barrett

Readers: Jane Whittenshaw

Readers: June Barrie.

Producer: Kate McAii

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921212]

Simon Brett chooses diary extracts for 11 December.

In 1948 a Mass-

Observation diarist in ration-weary Britain recoils at the latest offering on the butcher's slab, newspaper editor R D Blumenfeld remarks on the sudden popularity of ping-pong in 1902, and in 1936 Lord Reith, as Director-General of the BBC, is present at an historic broadcast bv King Edward VIII.

Readers Sean Barrett , Jane Whittenshaw and June Barrie.

Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921212]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Readers: Edward Viii.

Readers: Sean Barrett

Readers: Jane Whittenshaw

Readers: June Barrie.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921218]

Simon Brett chooses diary extracts for 18 December. Rumours fly around the White House from the journal of Harold L Ickes in 1937; a convincing Jack-the-Ripper theory from R D Blumenfeld in 1901; and in 1939. as news comes through from the River Plate, Mass-Observation diarists give their reactions to the scuttling of the Graf Spec. Readers Sean Barrett , Jane Whittenshaw and June Barrie. Producer Kate McAll. Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921218]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Readers: Sean Barrett

Readers: Jane Whittenshaw

Readers: June Barrie.

Producer: Kate McAll.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921219]

Simon Brett chooses diary extracts for 18 December.

Rumours fly around the White House from the journal of Harold L Ickes in 1937: a convincing Jack-the-Ripper theory from R D Blumenfeld in 1901: and in 1939. as news comes through from the River Plate, Mass-Observation diarists give their reactions to the scuttling of the Graf Spce. Readers Sean Barrett , Jane Whittenshaw and June Barrie.

Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921219]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Readers: Graf Spce.

Readers: Sean Barrett

Readers: Jane Whittenshaw

Readers: June Barrie.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921225]

Christmas Day:

Francis Kilvert breaking the ice on his bath; Liane de Pugy 's Exotic presents; Evelyn laugh's "ghastly" day.

PrOducer Kate McAll. Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921225]

Unknown: Francis Kilvert

Unknown: Liane de Pugy

Producer: Kate McAll.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19921226]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930416]

Simon Brett returns with diaries for April 16. Dervla Murphy finds herself incapable of coherent speech after one glass of the local hooch in Afghanistan in 1963; Paul Klee finds inspiration in the colours of Tunisia in 1914; in 1815 Benjamin Robert Haydon excitedly describes a "first kiss"; and in 1867 a ménage-àtrois means misery for Richard Wagner. Producer Kate McAII

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930416]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Dervla Murphy

Unknown: Paul Klee

Unknown: Benjamin Robert Haydon

Unknown: Richard Wagner.

Producer: Kate McAii

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930421]

Simon Brett returns with diaries for April 16. Dervla Murphy is alarmed to find herself incapable of coherent conversation after one glass of the local hooch on a trip to

Afghanistan in 1963; artist Paul Klee finds inspiration in the colours of Tunisia in 1914; in 1815 Benjamin Robert Haydon can barely contain his excitement when describing a "first kiss"; and in 1867 the complications of a ménagea-trois mean misery for Richard Wagner.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930421]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Dervla Murphy

Artist: Paul Klee

Unknown: Benjamin Robert Haydon

Unknown: Richard Wagner.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930423]

Simon Brett returns with diaries for April 23: Rider Haggard tunes into the first live broadcast from Wembley on his neighbour's "wireless broadcasting set" in 1924; Barbara Pym has lunch with a shy Philip Larkin in 1977: and in 1661, two eyewitness accounts of the spectacular coronation of Charles II from members of the audience - one from John Evelyn in prime Position, the other from Samuel Pepys in the cheap seats. Producer Kate McAll

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930423]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Barbara Pym

Unknown: Philip Larkin

Unknown: John Evelyn

Unknown: Samuel Pepys

Producer: Kate McAll

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930428]

Simon Brett returns with diaries for April 23: Rider Haggard tunes in to the first live broadcast from

Wembley on his neighbour's "wireless broadcasting set" in 1924. Barbara Pym has lunch with a shy

Philip Larkin in 1977. And in 1661, two eyewitness accounts of the coronation of Charles II from members of the audience - from John Evelyn in prime position, and Samuel Pepys in the cheap seats.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930428]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Barbara Pym

Unknown: Philip Larkin

Unknown: John Evelyn

Unknown: Samuel Pepys

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930430]

Simon Brett with some April 30 diaries: Beatrix Potter makes her first visit to the dentist in 1883 and complains, not of pain but that the dentist's fingers "tasted muchly of kid glove"; Harold Nicolson describes the scene in court at the Nuremberg trials in 1946; and in a glimpse into the lives of Kenneth Halliwell and Joe Orton. Producer Kate McAII

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930430]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Beatrix Potter

Unknown: Harold Nicolson

Unknown: Kenneth Halliwell

Unknown: Joe Orton.

Producer: Kate McAii

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930505]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930505]

Simon Brett with some

April 30 diaries:

Beatrix Potter makes her first visit to the dentist in 1883 and complains, not of pain but that the dentist's fingers 'tasted muchly of kid glove'; Harold Nicolson describes the scene at the Nuremberg trials in 1946; and in 1967 a glimpse into the lives of Kenneth Halliwell and Joe Orton.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930505]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Beatrix Potter

Unknown: Harold Nicolson

Unknown: Kenneth Halliwell

Unknown: Joe Orton.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930507]

Simon Brett with some May 7 diaries: John Evelyn is keeping up with the latest in scientific experiments in 1662; Joan Wyndham feels a tingle of excitement when the doorbell rings in wartime London: and in 1926, the BBC is in an "awkward position" over the General Strike. Producer Anna Keir

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930507]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: John Evelyn

Unknown: Joan Wyndham

Producer: Anna Keir

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930512]

Simon Brett with some May 7 diaries: John Evelyn is keeping up with the latest in scientific experiments in 1662; Joan Wyndham feels a tingle of excitement when the doorbell rings in wartime London; and in 1926 the BBC is in an "awkward position" over the General Strike.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930512]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: John Evelyn

Unknown: Joan Wyndham

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930514]

Simon Brett presents diaries for May 14: Sir Walter Scott recounts the tale of a haunted glen in 1831; Robert Payne in China in 1942 peers inside a painted paper house to witness a strange funeral ritual; and in 1959, Lancashire housewife Nella Last gives her review of Liberace at the London Palladium. Producer Kate McAII

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930514]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Walter Scott

Unknown: Robert Payne

Unknown: Nella Last

Producer: Kate McAii

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930519]

Simon Brett presents diaries for May 14: Sir

Walter Scott recounts the tale of a haunted glen in 1831; Robert Payne in China in 1942 peers inside a painted paper house to witness a strange funeral ritual; and in 1959, Lancashire housewife

Nella Last gives her review of Liberace at the London Palladium.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930519]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Walter Scott

Unknown: Robert Payne

Unknown: Nella Last

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930521]

In the last of the series, Simon Brett presents diaries for May 21: In "Chips" Channon traces his roots to a Devonshire village and finds he shares his ancestral home with a famous poet; Confederate girl Sarah Morgan has an unsuccessful shopping trip during the American Civil War; and in 1982 Tony Benn describes his reaction to the news of the British landings on the Falkland Islands. Producer Anna Keir

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930521]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Sarah Morgan

Unknown: Tony Benn

Producer: Anna Keir

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930526]

In the last programme of the series, Simon Brett presents diaries for May 21: In 1937 Sir Henry

"Chips" Channon traces his roots to a Devonshire village and finds he shares his ancestral home with a famous poet; Confederate girl Sarah Morgan has an unsuccessful shopping trip during the American Civil War; and in 1982 Tony Benn describes his reaction to the news of the British landings on the Falkland Islands.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930526]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Sarah Morgan

Unknown: Tony Benn

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930813]

Simon Brett returns with diaries for August 13. In 1835 Barclay Fox proves that necessity is the mother of invention; Siegfried Sassoon observes the over-confidence of a virgin motorist; and diarists from all times and places struggle to keep their diaries up to date. Readers Sean Barrett , Sally Cookson , Rex Holdsworth and June Barrie. Producer Kate McAll

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930813]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Barclay Fox

Unknown: Siegfried Sassoon

Readers: Sean Barrett

Readers: Sally Cookson

Readers: Rex Holdsworth

Readers: June Barrie.

Producer: Kate McAll

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930818]

Simon Brett returns with diary entries for August 13.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930818]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930820]

Diary entries for August 20, presented by Simon Brett. Beatrice Webb worries about sex and society in 1925; in 1948 J R Ackerley analyses his family's canine dependency, believing that "dogs captivate the inadequate and unloved"; and in 1867, William Allingham witnesses the damage lightning can cause - a two-storey cottage destroyed and apples roasted on the trees! Readers Sean Barrett , Sally Cookson , Rex Holdsworth and June Barrie. Producer Kate McAll

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930820]

Presented By: Simon Brett.

Presented By: Beatrice Webb

Unknown: J R Ackerley

Unknown: William Allingham

Readers: Sean Barrett

Readers: Sally Cookson

Readers: Rex Holdsworth

Readers: June Barrie.

Producer: Kate McAll

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930825]

with Simon Brett. On 20 August Beatrice Webb worries about sex and society in 1925; in 1948 JR Ackerley analyses his family's canine dependency; and in 1867 William Allingham witnesses the damage lightning can cause.

Readers Sean Barrett , June Barrie , Rex Holdsworth and Sally Cookson.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930825]

Unknown: Simon Brett.

Unknown: Beatrice Webb

Unknown: Jr Ackerley

Unknown: William Allingham

Readers: Sean Barrett

Readers: June Barrie

Readers: Rex Holdsworth

Readers: Sally Cookson.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930827]

Diary entries for 27 August, presented by Simon Brett. Barbara Castle makes the most of the long, hot summer days of 1975; Vera Brittain wins a place at Oxford but falls out with herfather in 1914; and in 1933, Barbara Pym puts on a face pack and gets out her teenage diaries. Readers Sean Barrett , June Barrie , Rex Holdsworth and Sally Cookson. Producer Kate McAll

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930827]

Presented By: Simon Brett.

Unknown: Vera Brittain

Unknown: Barbara Pym

Readers: Sean Barrett

Readers: June Barrie

Readers: Rex Holdsworth

Readers: Sally Cookson.

Producer: Kate McAll

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930901]

Presented by Simon Brett.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930901]

Presented By: Simon Brett.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930903]

Presented by Simon Brett. Queen Victoria proves she can be amused; John Evelyn gives an eyewitness account of the Great Fire; and Mass-Observation diarists describe how everything changed on 3 September 1939. Readers Sean Barrett , June Barrie , Rex Holdsworth and Sally Cookson. Producer Kate McAII

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930903]

Presented By: Simon Brett.

Unknown: John Evelyn

Readers: Sean Barrett

Readers: June Barrie

Readers: Rex Holdsworth

Readers: Sally Cookson.

Producer: Kate McAii

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930908]

for September 3 with Simon Brett.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930908]

Unknown: Simon Brett.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930910]

for September 10, presented by Simon Brett. Cynthia Asquith has bad news from the Front in 1917; a London schoolboy bumps into Churchill on the street; Virginia Woolf sees the result of a bomb; and politician Alan Clark divulges what he considers to be a good read. Readers Sean Barrett , June Barrie , Sally Cookson and Rex Holdsworth. Producer Kate McAll

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930910]

Presented By: Simon Brett.

Presented By: Cynthia Asquith

Unknown: Alan Clark

Readers: Sean Barrett

Readers: June Barrie

Readers: Sally Cookson

Readers: Rex Holdsworth.

Producer: Kate McAll

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930915]

for September 10, with Simon Brett.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930915]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930917]

for September 17, the last programme in the series presented by Simon Brett. Count Tolstoy castigates himself for bad behaviour in 1854; Sussex shopkeeper Thomas Turner is the talk of East Hoathly in 1762; and hospital hierarchy makes life difficult for young wartime nurse Mary Morris. Readers Sean Barrett , June Barrie , Sally Cookson and Rex Holdsworth. Producer Kate McAII

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930917]

Presented By: Simon Brett.

Unknown: Thomas Turner

Readers: Mary Morris.

Readers: Sean Barrett

Readers: June Barrie

Readers: Sally Cookson

Readers: Rex Holdsworth.

Producer: Kate McAii

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930922]

for September 17, with Simon Brett.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19930922]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19931231]

In the first of his new six-part series, Simon Brett picks diary extracts for New Year's Eve. Thomas Moore greets 1919 with champagne; Peter Hall has a quieter time tucked up with the biography of Noël Coward in 1976; and Cecil Beaton toasts 1947 with 100-year-old whisky. Readers Sean Barrett and Miriam Margolyes Producer Kate McAII

Genome: [r4 Bd=19931231]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Thomas Moore

Unknown: Peter Hall

Unknown: Cecil Beaton

Readers: Sean Barrett

Readers: Miriam Margolyes

Producer: Kate McAii

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970106]

Diary of an Exhibition. The audio journals of Peter Blake , who has spent the last two years as associate artist at the National Gallery. Producer Paul Dodgson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970106]

Unknown: Peter Blake

Producer: Paul Dodgson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970526]

A six-part series of diary extracts. 1: The travel journal of singer and musicologist Barb Jungr who joined up with musicians from all over the world at a choral workshop in Malawi. Producer Paul Dodgson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970526]

Producer: Paul Dodgson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970602]

A six-part series of diary extracts. 2: Liz Crow , a disabled young woman, recorded her experience as she underwent a course of unorthodox treatment. Producer Jules Wilkinson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970602]

Unknown: Liz Crow

Producer: Jules Wilkinson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970609]

A six-part series of diary extracts. 3: Steve Jacobi follows the English cricket team to Zimbabwe. Producer Susan Roberts

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970609]

Unknown: Steve Jacobi

Producer: Susan Roberts

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970616]

A six-part series of diary extracts.

4: Word from Wormingford. Writer and historian Ronald Blythe marks the passage of the seasons in his small East Anglian village. Producer Sara Davies

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970616]

Unknown: Ronald Blythe

Producer: Sara Davies

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970623]

A six-part series of diary extracts. 5: Poet and writer Ken Smith records his stay in a remote village on the border of Slovakia and the Ukraine, where the Iron Curtain is still a reality. Producer Paul Dodgson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970623]

Unknown: Ken Smith

Producer: Paul Dodgson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970630]

Concluding the series of diary extracts. The Bickersteth Diaries. Bishop John Bickersteth reveals how he found an exceptional set of First World War diaries written by members of his family. Readers Sam West and John Telfer. Producer Rob Ketteridge

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970630]

Unknown: John Bickersteth

Readers: Sam West

Readers: John Telfer.

Producer: Rob Ketteridge

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971117]

A six-part series in which various guests reveal the contents of an audio-diary they have kept. This week, Rick Stein 's culinary, poetic and musical record of a three-week trip to find the best restaurant in Australia. While stressful at times, the quest had an enjoyable outcome. Producer Viv Beeby

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971117]

Unknown: Rick Stein

Producer: Viv Beeby

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971124]

The second of six programmes draws on the diaries of Pat Givan , an English missionary in Sierra Leone in the early 1960s. She records her battle to save a badly burned teenager. Producer Felicity Goodall

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971124]

Unknown: Pat Givan

Producer: Felicity Goodall

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971201]

In the third of six programmes, actor Chris Harris records the setbacks and Pleasures of mounting his one-man show, Kemp's Jig, in Vietnam in aid of the country's street children. Producer Hilary Field

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971201]

Unknown: Chris Harris

Producer: Hilary Field

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971208]

The fourth of six programmes.

Julia Lamar 's love affair with a young pilot began in 1932 when America was in the middle of the Depression. Her diary captures a magical summer of youthful love. Presented by Julia's daughter, Judi Benson. Producer Sandy Bell

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971208]

Unknown: Julia Lamar

Unknown: Judi Benson.

Producer: Sandy Bell

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971215]

In the fifth of six programmes, writer Claudia Lightfoot observes daily life in Havana, Cuba, where she lives and works. Producer Christine Hall

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971215]

Unknown: Claudia Lightfoot

Producer: Christine Hall

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971222]

Julian Clary 's Special Delivery The last of six programmes is the intimate diary of Julian Clary 's current British tour. Producer Paul Dodgson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971222]

Unknown: Julian Clary

Producer: Paul Dodgson

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19901010]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Producers: Kate Whitehead

Producers: Kate McAii.

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19901017]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Producers: Kate Whitehead

Producers: Kate McAji.

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19901024]

Unknown: Evelyn Waugh

Unknown: Simon Brett

Producers: Kate Whitehead

Producers: Kate McAii.

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19901031]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Producers: Kate Whitehead

Producers: Kate McAii.

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19901107]

Unknown: Arnold Bennett

Unknown: Barbara Pym

Unknown: Simon Brett

Producers: Kate Whitehead

Producers: Kate McAii.

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19901108]

Unknown: Simon Brett

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19901114]

Unknown: Samuel Pepys

Unknown: Benjamin Haydon

Unknown: Simon Brett

Producers: Kate Whitehead

Producers: Kate McAii.

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19901224]

Unknown: Simon Brett

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19910102]

Simon Brett begins the new series appropriately enough at the start of the new year, when diaries are full of good resolutions as well as reservations about the previous year.

Producers Kate Whitehead and Kate McAll Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Simon Brett

Producers: Kate Whitehead

Producers: Kate McAll

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19910102]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Producers: Kate Whitehead

Producers: Kate McAll

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19910103]
GENOME:
[R4 BD=19910109]

Simon Brett compares his diary entries for various January 9ths with those of his fellow diarists over four centuries.

Producers Kate McAII and Kate Whitehead. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Simon Brett

Producers: Kate McAii

Producers: Kate Whitehead.

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19910109]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Producers: Kate McAii

Producers: Kate Whitehead.

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19910110]

Stereo

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19910116]

Simon Brett digs out some of his diary entries for various January 16ths and compares them with those of his fellow diarists over four centuries.

Producers Kate McAII and Kate Whitehead Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Simon Brett

Producers: Kate McAii

Producers: Kate Whitehead

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19910116]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Producers: Kate McAii

Producers: Kate Whitehead

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19910117]

Stereo

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19910123]

Simon Brett digs out some of his diary entries for various January 23rds and compares them with those of his fellow diarist; over four centuries. Producers Kate McAH and Kate Whitehead Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Simon Brett

Producers: Kate McAh

Producers: Kate Whitehead

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19910123]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Producers: Kate McAh

Producers: Kate Whitehead

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19910124]

Stereo

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19910130]

Simon Brett digs out some of his diary entries for various January 30ths and compares them with those of his fellow diarists over four centuries.

Producers Kate Whitehead and Kate McAII. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Simon Brett

Producers: Kate Whitehead

Producers: Kate McAii.

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19910130]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Producers: Kate Whitehead

Producers: Kate McAii.

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19910131]

with Simon Brett

Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Simon Brett

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19910131]

Unknown: Simon Brett

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19910206]

In the last of six programmes Simon Brett digs out some of his diary entries for various February 6ths and compares them with those of his fellow diarists over four centuries.

Producers Kate McAII and Kate Whitehead. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Simon Brett

Producers: Kate McAii

Producers: Kate Whitehead.

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19910206]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Producers: Kate McAii

Producers: Kate Whitehead.

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19910207]

Stereo

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19911018]

Eight programmes in which Simon Brett explores more diaries of the famous and not-so-famous. Today: 18 October. John Evelyn airs his views on "foul and undecent women"; Christopher Isherwood assesses David Hockney ; and J R Ackerley tells of his father's unknown mistress and three children. Plus extracts from the diaries of ordinary people kept during the Second World War as part of the Mass Observation Archive. Producer Kate McAll. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: John Evelyn

Unknown: Christopher Isherwood

Unknown: David Hockney

Unknown: J R Ackerley

Producer: Kate McAll.

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19911018]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: John Evelyn

Unknown: Christopher Isherwood

Unknown: David Hockney

Unknown: J R Ackerley

Producer: Kate McAll.

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19911019]

Eight programmes in which

Simon Brett explores diaries of the famous and not-so-famous.

Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Simon Brett

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19911019]

Unknown: Simon Brett

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19911025]

The second of eight programmes in which Simon Brett presents a mix of diary extracts. Today: 25 October. Malcolm Muggeridge visits George Orwell on his sickbed; Christopher Isherwood takes a dim view of beards, and the Pepyses' marriage suffers another body blow.... Producer Kate McAII

Contributors

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Malcolm Muggeridge

Unknown: George Orwell

Unknown: Christopher Isherwood

Producer: Kate McAii

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19911025]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Malcolm Muggeridge

Unknown: George Orwell

Unknown: Christopher Isherwood

Producer: Kate McAii

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19911026]

The second of eight programmes in which

Simon Brett presents a mix of diary extracts of the famous and not-so-famous. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Simon Brett

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19911026]

Unknown: Simon Brett

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19911101]

The third of eight Programmes in which Simon Brett trawls the diaries of the famous and not-so-famous. Today: 1 November. Parson Woodforde buys a new wig; Salvador Dali celebrates his "ultra-rhinocerontic moustache"; and a Mass Observation diarist complains about the BBC. Producer Kate McAll. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Parson Woodforde

Unknown: Salvador Dali

Producer: Kate McAll.

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19911101]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Parson Woodforde

Unknown: Salvador Dali

Producer: Kate McAll.

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19911102]

Simon Brett trawls the diaries of the famous and not-so-famous.

Parson Woodforde buys a new wig; and a Mass Observation diarist complains about the BBC. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Parson Woodforde

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19911102]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Parson Woodforde

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19911108]

The fourth of eight programmes in which Simon Brett leafs through the pages of fellow diarists. Today: 8 November. Sir Walter Scott suffers writer's block; Noel Coward can't get a wink of sleep in hospital; and Thomas Hardy recounts some old poaching tricks. Producer Kate McAII. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Sir Walter Scott

Unknown: Noel Coward

Unknown: Thomas Hardy

Producer: Kate McAii.

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19911108]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Sir Walter Scott

Unknown: Noel Coward

Unknown: Thomas Hardy

Producer: Kate McAii.

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19911109]

Simon Brett leafs through the pages of fellow diarists. Sir Walter Scott suffers writer's block; and Thomas Hardy recounts some old poaching tricks. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Sir Walter Scott

Unknown: Thomas Hardy

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19911109]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Sir Walter Scott

Unknown: Thomas Hardy

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19911115]

The fifth of eight programmes in which Simon Brett presents a mix of diary extracts. Today: 15 November. John Evelyn 's journal tells how severe fog increased the capital's crime rate in 1699; and two-and-a-half centuries later the imposition of the blackout has the same effect, as a Mass Observation diarist reveals. Producer Kate McAll. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: John Evelyn

Producer: Kate McAll.

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19911115]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: John Evelyn

Producer: Kate McAll.

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19911116]

Simon Brett presents a mix of diary extracts.

Today: how fog increased the capital's crime rate in 1699; and the same effect of the blackout two-and-a-half centuries later.

Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Simon Brett

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19911116]

Unknown: Simon Brett

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19911122]

The sixth of eight programmes in which Simon Brett leafs through the pages of fellow diarists. Today: 22 November. Parson Woodforde feels the effects of over indulgence in 1798; Peter Hall spends his birthday at a funeral in 1977; and in 1963 Lady Bird Johnson makes a journey she'll neverforget. Producer Kate McAII. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Parson Woodforde

Unknown: Peter Hall

Unknown: Lady Bird Johnson

Producer: Kate McAii.

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19911122]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Parson Woodforde

Unknown: Peter Hall

Unknown: Lady Bird Johnson

Producer: Kate McAii.

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19911123]

Simon Brett presents a mix of diary extracts.

Stereo (Broadcastyesterday)

Contributors

Unknown: Simon Brett

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19911123]

Unknown: Simon Brett

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19911129]

The seventh of eight programmes in which Simon Brett presents a mix of diary extracts. Today: 29 November. In 1937, the philosopher of travel, Freya Stark , reflects on the Orient and the Occident; the Reverend Francis Kilvert suffers the pangs of unrequited love in 1871; andinl667Pepysis troubled by things going bump in the night. Producer Kate McAII. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Freya Stark

Unknown: Francis Kilvert

Producer: Kate McAii.

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19911129]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Freya Stark

Unknown: Francis Kilvert

Producer: Kate McAii.

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19911130]

Simon Brett presents a mix of diary extracts. In 1937, Freya Stark reflects on the Orient and the Occident; the Rev

Francis Kilvert suffers the pangs of unrequited love in 1871;andinl667,Pepys is troubled by things going bump in the night.

Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Francis Kilvert

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19911130]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Francis Kilvert

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19911206]

The final programme of the series in which Simon Brett presents a mix of diary extracts. Today: 6 December. In 1823, Anne Lister calls in the doctor for her housemaid and her horse; Tony Benn considers his prodigious tea consumption, 29,000 gallons to date by 1975; and a Mass Observation diarist gets lost in the shrubbery during the blackout. Producer Kate McAll. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Anne Lister

Unknown: Tony Benn

Producer: Kate McAll.

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19911206]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Anne Lister

Unknown: Tony Benn

Producer: Kate McAll.

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19911207]

Simon Brett presents the last mix of diary extracts in the series. Anne Lister in 1823 calls in the doctor for her housemaid and her horse; Tony Benn considers his prodigious tea consumption; and a Mass Observation diarist gets lost in the shrubbery during the blackout.

Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Anne Lister

Unknown: Tony Benn

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19911207]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Anne Lister

Unknown: Tony Benn

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19911225]

Christmas Day entries from Joan Wyndham (1942),

Col Peter Hawker (1824) and Noël Coward (1960). Stereo (More extracts: New Year's Day)

Contributors

Unknown: Joan Wyndham

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19911225]

Unknown: Joan Wyndham

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19920101]

Simon Brett with New Year's Day entries from Katherine Mansfield (1915), Sydney Moseley (1905) and James Boswell (1763). Read by Timothy West and Prunella Scales. Producer Kate McAll. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Katherine Mansfield

Unknown: James Boswell

Read By: Timothy West

Read By: Prunella Scales.

Producer: Kate McAll.

Simon Brett with New Year's Day entries from Katherine Mansfield (1915), Sydney Moseley (1905) and James Boswell (1763). Read by Timothy West and Prunella Scales. Producer Kate McAll. Stereo

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[R4 BD=19920101]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Katherine Mansfield

Unknown: James Boswell

Read By: Timothy West

Read By: Prunella Scales.

Producer: Kate McAll.

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[R4 BD=19920501]

May Day sees the beginning of a new series of Dear Diary. Simon Brett finds plenty of maypoles and madrigals in the day's diaries, but he also discovers Lord Mountbatten at the Cup Final and Salvador Dali in an extremely tight pair of patent leather shoes. Readers Lin Sagovsky and Sean Barrett. Producer Kate Whitehead. Stereo

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19920501]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Salvador Dali

Readers: Lin Sagovsky

Readers: Sean Barrett.

Producer: Kate Whitehead.

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[R4 BD=19920502]

May Day saw the beginning of a new series of Dear Diary.

Simon Brett finds plenty of maypoles and madrigals in the day's diaries but he also discovers Lord

Mountbatten at the Cup

Final and Salvador Dali in an extremely tight pair of patent leather shoes.

Readers Lin Sagovsky and Sean Barrett.

Stereo

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[R4 BD=19920502]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Salvador Dali

Readers: Lin Sagovsky

Readers: Sean Barrett.

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[R4 BD=19920508]

Simon Brett introduces diaries for 8th May: Noel Coward is a guest at a Royal wedding; Wordsworth drops in unexpectedly on Henry Crabb Robinson : and the flags go up on V E Day. Readers Lin Sagovsky and Sean Barrett. Producer Kate McAII. Stereo

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[R4 BD=19920508]

Introduces: Simon Brett

Unknown: Noel Coward

Unknown: Henry Crabb Robinson

Readers: Lin Sagovsky

Readers: Sean Barrett.

Producer: Kate McAii.

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[R4 BD=19920509]

Simon Brett introduces diaries for 8th May: Noël Coward is a guest at a Royal wedding;

Wordsworth drops in unexpectedly on Henry Crabb Robinson ; and the flags go up on V E Day.

Read by Lin Sagovsky and Sean Barrett.

Stereo

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[R4 BD=19920509]

Introduces: Simon Brett

Unknown: Henry Crabb Robinson

Read By: Lin Sagovsky

Read By: Sean Barrett.

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[R4 BD=19920515]

Simon Brett presents diary extracts for 15th May; Virginia Woolf tests her new pen; Barbara Pym tries out the storyline for a new novel; and a wartime Mass-Observation diarist experiments with synthetic butter. Readers are Sean Barrett and Lin Sagovsky. Producer Kate McAII. Stereo

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[R4 BD=19920515]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Barbara Pym

Unknown: Sean Barrett

Unknown: Lin Sagovsky.

Producer: Kate McAii.

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[R4 BD=19920516]

Simon Brett presents diary extracts for 15th May, including those from Virginia Woolf and Barbara Pym.

Stereo.

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[R4 BD=19920516]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Barbara Pym.

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[R4 BD=19920522]

Simon Brett presents diary extracts for 22nd May. In 1653 there were worries about severe water shortages; in 1758 the concern was about debt collecting; and in 1940 diarists feared Adolf Hitler 's invasion of Britain. Readers are Sean Barrett and Lin Sagovsky. Producer Kate Whitehead Stereo

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[R4 BD=19920522]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Adolf Hitler

Unknown: Sean Barrett

Unknown: Lin Sagovsky.

Producer: Kate Whitehead

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[R4 BD=19920523]

Simon Brett presents diary extracts for 22nd May. In 1653 there were worries about water shortages; in 1758 the concern was about debt-collecting; and in 1940 diarists feared

Hitler's invasion of Britain.

Readers are Sean Barrett and Lin Sagovsky.

Stereo.

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[R4 BD=19920523]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Sean Barrett

Unknown: Lin Sagovsky.

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[R4 BD=19920529]

May 29th marks the restoration of Charles II in 1660, a newly-crowned Queen Victoria in 1838 and the arrest of Lord Haw Haw in 1945 - all recorded in diaries of the day. Presented by Simon Brett. Readers are Sean Barrett and Lin Sagovsky. Producer Kate Whitehead. Stereo

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[R4 BD=19920529]

Presented By: Simon Brett.

Unknown: Sean Barrett

Unknown: Lin Sagovsky.

Producer: Kate Whitehead.

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[R4 BD=19920530]

May 29th marks the restoration of Charles II in 1660, a newly-crowned

Queen Victoria in 1838 and the arrest of Lord Haw

Haw in 1945 - all recorded in diaries of the day.

Presented by Simon Brett. Readers are Sean Barrett and Lin Sagovsky.

Stereo

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[R4 BD=19920530]

Presented By: Simon Brett.

Unknown: Sean Barrett

Unknown: Lin Sagovsky.

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[R4 BD=19920605]

Simon Brett presents diary extracts for June 5th: Hester Thrale dishes the dirt; James Boswell has a lie-in after a heavy night: and Samuel Pepys has a night out with the lads! Readers are Sean Barrett and Lin Sagovsky. Producer Kate McAII. Stereo

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[R4 BD=19920605]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Hester Thrale

Unknown: James Boswell

Unknown: Samuel Pepys

Unknown: Sean Barrett

Unknown: Lin Sagovsky.

Producer: Kate McAii.

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[R4 BD=19920606]

Simon Brett presents diary extracts for 5th June.

Hester Thrale dishes the dirt; James Boswell has a lie-in after a heavy night; and Samuel Pepys has a night out with the lads.

Readers are Sean Barrett and Lin Sagovsky. Stereo

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[R4 BD=19920606]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Hester Thrale

Unknown: James Boswell

Unknown: Samuel Pepys

Unknown: Sean Barrett

Unknown: Lin Sagovsky.

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[R4 BD=19920807]

Travel is a recurrine theme as Simon Brett returns with some summer diaries: On 7 August Barclay Fox explores "the wonders of Birmingham" in 1837, Hugh Casson watches the Royal Yacht Britannia depart for Scotland; and in Japan in 1945, a doctor at a Hiroshima hospital wakes to find a strange and terrifying new world. Readers Sean Barrett and Lin Sagovsky. Producer Kate McAII

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[R4 BD=19920807]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Barclay Fox

Unknown: Hugh Casson

Readers: Sean Barrett

Readers: Lin Sagovsky.

Producer: Kate McAii

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[R4 BD=19920808]

Simon Brett returns with some summer diaries.

Stereo

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[R4 BD=19920808]

Unknown: Simon Brett

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[R4 BD=19920814]

Diarists reveal a variety of worries - as Simon Brett selects extracts for August 14.

Readers Sean Barrett and Lin Sagovski. Producer Kate McAII

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19920814]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Readers: Sean Barrett

Readers: Lin Sagovski.

Producer: Kate McAii

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[R4 BD=19920815]

Simon Brett selects extracts for August 14. Stereo

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[R4 BD=19920815]

Unknown: Simon Brett

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[R4 BD=19920821]

Simon Brett picks diary extracts for August 21: Noël Coward on the empty roads of Ireland in 1960, Arnold Bennett shocked at the cost of tyres in 1899, Virginia Woolf behind the wheel in 1927. Readers Sean Barrett and Lin Sagovsky. Producer Kate McAII. Stereo

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[R4 BD=19920821]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Arnold Bennett

Readers: Sean Barrett

Readers: Lin Sagovsky.

Producer: Kate McAii.

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[R4 BD=19920822]

Simon Brett selects extracts for 21 August. Stereo

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[R4 BD=19920822]

Unknown: Simon Brett

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[R4 BD=19920828]

The holiday season is in full swing when Simon Brett picks diary extracts for August 28: Benjamin Robert Haydon enjoys the sea air at Ramsgate and Margate in 1831; it's a day on the beach at Berwick in 1894 for Beatrix Potter ; and over 50 years later James Lees-Milne visits Hill Top , a National Trust property and formerly the home of the creator of Mrs Tiggywinkle. Readers Sean Barrett and Lin Sagovsky. Producer Kate McAII. Stereo

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[R4 BD=19920828]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Benjamin Robert Haydon

Unknown: Beatrix Potter

Unknown: James Lees-Milne

Unknown: Hill Top

Readers: Mrs Tiggywinkle.

Readers: Sean Barrett

Readers: Lin Sagovsky.

Producer: Kate McAii.

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[R4 BD=19920829]

Simon Brett selects diary extracts for 28 August. Stereo

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[R4 BD=19920829]

Unknown: Simon Brett

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[R4 BD=19920904]

As the season changes, Simon Brett picks diary extracts for 4 September Vera Brittain finds courtship by correspondence difficult in 1915, Denton Welch tells how a cad is unmasked in 1943, and a post-war Mass-Observation diarist puts the case for having three husbands. Readers Sean Barrett and Lin Sagovsky. Producer Kate McAII. Stereo

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[R4 BD=19920904]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Vera Brittain

Unknown: Denton Welch

Readers: Sean Barrett

Readers: Lin Sagovsky.

Producer: Kate McAii.

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[R4 BD=19920905]

Simon Brett selects diary extracts for 4 September. Stereo

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[R4 BD=19920905]

Unknown: Simon Brett

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[R4 BD=19920911]

In the last programme of the series, Simon Brett chooses diary extracts from 11 September: Hugh Casson grapples with the currency in Bulgaria in 1980; Elizabeth Fremantle disapproves of Scottish customs in 1811; and in 1764 James Boswell samples local life in Germany. Readers Lin Sagovsky and Sean Barrett. Producer Kate McAII. Stereo

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[R4 BD=19920911]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Hugh Casson

Unknown: Elizabeth Fremantle

Unknown: James Boswell

Readers: Lin Sagovsky

Readers: Sean Barrett.

Producer: Kate McAii.

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[R4 BD=19920912]

In the last programme of this series, Simon Brett chooses diary extracts for 11 September:

Hugh Casson grapples with the currency in Bulgaria in 1980, Elizabeth Fremantle disapproves of Scottish customs in 1811, and in 1764 James Boswell samples life in Germany. Stereo

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[R4 BD=19920912]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Hugh Casson

Unknown: Elizabeth Fremantle

Unknown: James Boswell

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[R4 BD=19921120]

Simon Brett returns with selections from four centuries of diaries. On 20 November 1947 diarists record their reactions to the wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip; in 1788 society lady Hester Piozzi discusses the Madness of King George III ; and in 1964, a Politician ponders how to decline an invitation to Buckingham Palace. Producer Kate McAII. Stereo

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[R4 BD=19921120]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Hester Piozzi

Unknown: King George Iii

Producer: Kate McAii.

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[R4 BD=19921121]

Simon Brett returns with selections from four centuries of diaries.

Stereo

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[R4 BD=19921121]

Unknown: Simon Brett

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[R4 BD=19921127]

Simon Brett picks diary extracts for the 27th: in 1940, Coventry housewife Clara Milburn and Marie Vassiltchikov in Berlin record their thoughts from opposite sides of a war; on the same day in 1789 the Rev James Woodeforde claims to have found a bizarre cure for cramp, and Lady Eleanor Butler records the plight of the French royal family. Readers: June Barrie, Jane Whittenshaw and Sean Barrett. Producer Kate McAII. Stereo

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[R4 BD=19921127]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Clara Milburn

Unknown: Marie Vassiltchikov

Unknown: James Woodeforde

Unknown: Lady Eleanor Butler

Unknown: Jane Whittenshaw

Unknown: Sean Barrett.

Producer: Kate McAii.

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[R4 BD=19921128]

Simon Brett picks diary extracts for 27 November, including 1940 entries from a Coventry housewife and a woman in Berlin.

Stereo

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[R4 BD=19921128]

Unknown: Simon Brett

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[R4 BD=19921204]

Simon Brett chooses diary extracts for 4 December. There are bad times for some, as when Noël Coward reviews his relationship with the Inland Revenue in 1955, but better times for others - traveller Freya Stark is blissful in Arabia in 1937, painter Benjamin Robert Haydon is ecstatic on his wedding day in 1821, and in 1942 writer Denton Welch has a nostalgic wallow about his old school. Readers Sean Barrett , Jane Whittenshaw and June Barrie. Producer Kate McAll. Stereo

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[R4 BD=19921204]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Freya Stark

Unknown: Benjamin Robert

Unknown: Denton Welch

Readers: Sean Barrett

Readers: Jane Whittenshaw

Readers: June Barrie.

Producer: Kate McAll.

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[R4 BD=19921205]

Simon Brett chooses diary extracts for 4 December.

There are bad times for some as Noel Coward reviews his relationship with the Inland Revenue in 1955, but better times for others - traveller

Freya Stark is blissful in Arabia in 1937, painter

Benjamin Robert Haydon is ecstatic on his wedding day in 1821, and in 1942 writer Denton Welch has a nostalgic wallow about his old school.

Stereo

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[R4 BD=19921205]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Noel Coward

Unknown: Freya Stark

Unknown: Benjamin Robert Haydon

Unknown: Denton Welch

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[R4 BD=19921211]

Simon Brett chooses diary extracts for 11 December. In 1948 a Mass-Observation diarist in ration-weary Britain recoils at the latest offering on the butcher's slab, newspaper editor R D Blumenfeld remarks on the sudden popularity of ping-pong in 1902, and in 1936 Lord Reith as Director-General of the BBC is present at an historic broadcast by King Edward VIII. Readers Sean Barrett , Jane Whittenshaw and June Barrie. Producer Kate McAII Stereo

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[R4 BD=19921211]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Readers: Edward Viii.

Readers: Sean Barrett

Readers: Jane Whittenshaw

Readers: June Barrie.

Producer: Kate McAii

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[R4 BD=19921212]

Simon Brett chooses diary extracts for 11 December.

In 1948 a Mass-

Observation diarist in ration-weary Britain recoils at the latest offering on the butcher's slab, newspaper editor R D Blumenfeld remarks on the sudden popularity of ping-pong in 1902, and in 1936 Lord Reith, as Director-General of the BBC, is present at an historic broadcast bv King Edward VIII.

Readers Sean Barrett , Jane Whittenshaw and June Barrie.

Stereo

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[R4 BD=19921212]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Readers: Edward Viii.

Readers: Sean Barrett

Readers: Jane Whittenshaw

Readers: June Barrie.

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[R4 BD=19921218]

Simon Brett chooses diary extracts for 18 December. Rumours fly around the White House from the journal of Harold L Ickes in 1937; a convincing Jack-the-Ripper theory from R D Blumenfeld in 1901; and in 1939. as news comes through from the River Plate, Mass-Observation diarists give their reactions to the scuttling of the Graf Spec. Readers Sean Barrett , Jane Whittenshaw and June Barrie. Producer Kate McAll. Stereo

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[R4 BD=19921218]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Readers: Sean Barrett

Readers: Jane Whittenshaw

Readers: June Barrie.

Producer: Kate McAll.

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[R4 BD=19921219]

Simon Brett chooses diary extracts for 18 December.

Rumours fly around the White House from the journal of Harold L Ickes in 1937: a convincing Jack-the-Ripper theory from R D Blumenfeld in 1901: and in 1939. as news comes through from the River Plate, Mass-Observation diarists give their reactions to the scuttling of the Graf Spce. Readers Sean Barrett , Jane Whittenshaw and June Barrie.

Stereo

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[R4 BD=19921219]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Readers: Graf Spce.

Readers: Sean Barrett

Readers: Jane Whittenshaw

Readers: June Barrie.

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[R4 BD=19921225]

Christmas Day:

Francis Kilvert breaking the ice on his bath; Liane de Pugy 's Exotic presents; Evelyn laugh's "ghastly" day.

PrOducer Kate McAll. Stereo

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[R4 BD=19921225]

Unknown: Francis Kilvert

Unknown: Liane de Pugy

Producer: Kate McAll.

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[R4 BD=19921226]

Stereo

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[R4 BD=19930416]

Simon Brett returns with diaries for April 16. Dervla Murphy finds herself incapable of coherent speech after one glass of the local hooch in Afghanistan in 1963; Paul Klee finds inspiration in the colours of Tunisia in 1914; in 1815 Benjamin Robert Haydon excitedly describes a "first kiss"; and in 1867 a ménage-àtrois means misery for Richard Wagner. Producer Kate McAII

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[R4 BD=19930416]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Dervla Murphy

Unknown: Paul Klee

Unknown: Benjamin Robert Haydon

Unknown: Richard Wagner.

Producer: Kate McAii

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[R4 BD=19930421]

Simon Brett returns with diaries for April 16. Dervla Murphy is alarmed to find herself incapable of coherent conversation after one glass of the local hooch on a trip to

Afghanistan in 1963; artist Paul Klee finds inspiration in the colours of Tunisia in 1914; in 1815 Benjamin Robert Haydon can barely contain his excitement when describing a "first kiss"; and in 1867 the complications of a ménagea-trois mean misery for Richard Wagner.

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19930421]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Dervla Murphy

Artist: Paul Klee

Unknown: Benjamin Robert Haydon

Unknown: Richard Wagner.

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[R4 BD=19930423]

Simon Brett returns with diaries for April 23: Rider Haggard tunes into the first live broadcast from Wembley on his neighbour's "wireless broadcasting set" in 1924; Barbara Pym has lunch with a shy Philip Larkin in 1977: and in 1661, two eyewitness accounts of the spectacular coronation of Charles II from members of the audience - one from John Evelyn in prime Position, the other from Samuel Pepys in the cheap seats. Producer Kate McAll

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19930423]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Barbara Pym

Unknown: Philip Larkin

Unknown: John Evelyn

Unknown: Samuel Pepys

Producer: Kate McAll

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[R4 BD=19930428]

Simon Brett returns with diaries for April 23: Rider Haggard tunes in to the first live broadcast from

Wembley on his neighbour's "wireless broadcasting set" in 1924. Barbara Pym has lunch with a shy

Philip Larkin in 1977. And in 1661, two eyewitness accounts of the coronation of Charles II from members of the audience - from John Evelyn in prime position, and Samuel Pepys in the cheap seats.

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19930428]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Barbara Pym

Unknown: Philip Larkin

Unknown: John Evelyn

Unknown: Samuel Pepys

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[R4 BD=19930430]

Simon Brett with some April 30 diaries: Beatrix Potter makes her first visit to the dentist in 1883 and complains, not of pain but that the dentist's fingers "tasted muchly of kid glove"; Harold Nicolson describes the scene in court at the Nuremberg trials in 1946; and in a glimpse into the lives of Kenneth Halliwell and Joe Orton. Producer Kate McAII

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[R4 BD=19930430]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Beatrix Potter

Unknown: Harold Nicolson

Unknown: Kenneth Halliwell

Unknown: Joe Orton.

Producer: Kate McAii

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[R4 BD=19930505]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Beatrix Potter

Unknown: Harold Nicolson

Unknown: Kenneth Halliwell

Unknown: Joe Orton.

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[R4 BD=19930507]

Simon Brett with some May 7 diaries: John Evelyn is keeping up with the latest in scientific experiments in 1662; Joan Wyndham feels a tingle of excitement when the doorbell rings in wartime London: and in 1926, the BBC is in an "awkward position" over the General Strike. Producer Anna Keir

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[R4 BD=19930507]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: John Evelyn

Unknown: Joan Wyndham

Producer: Anna Keir

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[R4 BD=19930512]

Simon Brett with some May 7 diaries: John Evelyn is keeping up with the latest in scientific experiments in 1662; Joan Wyndham feels a tingle of excitement when the doorbell rings in wartime London; and in 1926 the BBC is in an "awkward position" over the General Strike.

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[R4 BD=19930512]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: John Evelyn

Unknown: Joan Wyndham

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[R4 BD=19930514]

Simon Brett presents diaries for May 14: Sir Walter Scott recounts the tale of a haunted glen in 1831; Robert Payne in China in 1942 peers inside a painted paper house to witness a strange funeral ritual; and in 1959, Lancashire housewife Nella Last gives her review of Liberace at the London Palladium. Producer Kate McAII

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[R4 BD=19930514]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Walter Scott

Unknown: Robert Payne

Unknown: Nella Last

Producer: Kate McAii

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[R4 BD=19930519]

Simon Brett presents diaries for May 14: Sir

Walter Scott recounts the tale of a haunted glen in 1831; Robert Payne in China in 1942 peers inside a painted paper house to witness a strange funeral ritual; and in 1959, Lancashire housewife

Nella Last gives her review of Liberace at the London Palladium.

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[R4 BD=19930519]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Walter Scott

Unknown: Robert Payne

Unknown: Nella Last

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[R4 BD=19930521]

In the last of the series, Simon Brett presents diaries for May 21: In "Chips" Channon traces his roots to a Devonshire village and finds he shares his ancestral home with a famous poet; Confederate girl Sarah Morgan has an unsuccessful shopping trip during the American Civil War; and in 1982 Tony Benn describes his reaction to the news of the British landings on the Falkland Islands. Producer Anna Keir

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[R4 BD=19930521]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Sarah Morgan

Unknown: Tony Benn

Producer: Anna Keir

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[R4 BD=19930526]

In the last programme of the series, Simon Brett presents diaries for May 21: In 1937 Sir Henry

"Chips" Channon traces his roots to a Devonshire village and finds he shares his ancestral home with a famous poet; Confederate girl Sarah Morgan has an unsuccessful shopping trip during the American Civil War; and in 1982 Tony Benn describes his reaction to the news of the British landings on the Falkland Islands.

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[R4 BD=19930526]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Sarah Morgan

Unknown: Tony Benn

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[R4 BD=19930813]

Simon Brett returns with diaries for August 13. In 1835 Barclay Fox proves that necessity is the mother of invention; Siegfried Sassoon observes the over-confidence of a virgin motorist; and diarists from all times and places struggle to keep their diaries up to date. Readers Sean Barrett , Sally Cookson , Rex Holdsworth and June Barrie. Producer Kate McAll

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[R4 BD=19930813]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Barclay Fox

Unknown: Siegfried Sassoon

Readers: Sean Barrett

Readers: Sally Cookson

Readers: Rex Holdsworth

Readers: June Barrie.

Producer: Kate McAll

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[R4 BD=19930818]

Simon Brett returns with diary entries for August 13.

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19930818]

Unknown: Simon Brett

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[R4 BD=19930820]

Diary entries for August 20, presented by Simon Brett. Beatrice Webb worries about sex and society in 1925; in 1948 J R Ackerley analyses his family's canine dependency, believing that "dogs captivate the inadequate and unloved"; and in 1867, William Allingham witnesses the damage lightning can cause - a two-storey cottage destroyed and apples roasted on the trees! Readers Sean Barrett , Sally Cookson , Rex Holdsworth and June Barrie. Producer Kate McAll

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[R4 BD=19930820]

Presented By: Simon Brett.

Presented By: Beatrice Webb

Unknown: J R Ackerley

Unknown: William Allingham

Readers: Sean Barrett

Readers: Sally Cookson

Readers: Rex Holdsworth

Readers: June Barrie.

Producer: Kate McAll

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[R4 BD=19930825]

with Simon Brett. On 20 August Beatrice Webb worries about sex and society in 1925; in 1948 JR Ackerley analyses his family's canine dependency; and in 1867 William Allingham witnesses the damage lightning can cause.

Readers Sean Barrett , June Barrie , Rex Holdsworth and Sally Cookson.

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[R4 BD=19930825]

Unknown: Simon Brett.

Unknown: Beatrice Webb

Unknown: Jr Ackerley

Unknown: William Allingham

Readers: Sean Barrett

Readers: June Barrie

Readers: Rex Holdsworth

Readers: Sally Cookson.

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[R4 BD=19930827]

Diary entries for 27 August, presented by Simon Brett. Barbara Castle makes the most of the long, hot summer days of 1975; Vera Brittain wins a place at Oxford but falls out with herfather in 1914; and in 1933, Barbara Pym puts on a face pack and gets out her teenage diaries. Readers Sean Barrett , June Barrie , Rex Holdsworth and Sally Cookson. Producer Kate McAll

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[R4 BD=19930827]

Presented By: Simon Brett.

Unknown: Vera Brittain

Unknown: Barbara Pym

Readers: Sean Barrett

Readers: June Barrie

Readers: Rex Holdsworth

Readers: Sally Cookson.

Producer: Kate McAll

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[R4 BD=19930901]

Presented by Simon Brett.

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19930901]

Presented By: Simon Brett.

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[R4 BD=19930903]

Presented by Simon Brett. Queen Victoria proves she can be amused; John Evelyn gives an eyewitness account of the Great Fire; and Mass-Observation diarists describe how everything changed on 3 September 1939. Readers Sean Barrett , June Barrie , Rex Holdsworth and Sally Cookson. Producer Kate McAII

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[R4 BD=19930903]

Presented By: Simon Brett.

Unknown: John Evelyn

Readers: Sean Barrett

Readers: June Barrie

Readers: Rex Holdsworth

Readers: Sally Cookson.

Producer: Kate McAii

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[R4 BD=19930908]

for September 3 with Simon Brett.

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19930908]

Unknown: Simon Brett.

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[R4 BD=19930910]

for September 10, presented by Simon Brett. Cynthia Asquith has bad news from the Front in 1917; a London schoolboy bumps into Churchill on the street; Virginia Woolf sees the result of a bomb; and politician Alan Clark divulges what he considers to be a good read. Readers Sean Barrett , June Barrie , Sally Cookson and Rex Holdsworth. Producer Kate McAll

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[R4 BD=19930910]

Presented By: Simon Brett.

Presented By: Cynthia Asquith

Unknown: Alan Clark

Readers: Sean Barrett

Readers: June Barrie

Readers: Sally Cookson

Readers: Rex Holdsworth.

Producer: Kate McAll

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[R4 BD=19930915]

for September 10, with Simon Brett.

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19930915]

Unknown: Simon Brett.

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[R4 BD=19930917]

for September 17, the last programme in the series presented by Simon Brett. Count Tolstoy castigates himself for bad behaviour in 1854; Sussex shopkeeper Thomas Turner is the talk of East Hoathly in 1762; and hospital hierarchy makes life difficult for young wartime nurse Mary Morris. Readers Sean Barrett , June Barrie , Sally Cookson and Rex Holdsworth. Producer Kate McAII

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[R4 BD=19930917]

Presented By: Simon Brett.

Unknown: Thomas Turner

Readers: Mary Morris.

Readers: Sean Barrett

Readers: June Barrie

Readers: Sally Cookson

Readers: Rex Holdsworth.

Producer: Kate McAii

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[R4 BD=19930922]

for September 17, with Simon Brett.

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19930922]

Unknown: Simon Brett.

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[R4 BD=19931231]

In the first of his new six-part series, Simon Brett picks diary extracts for New Year's Eve. Thomas Moore greets 1919 with champagne; Peter Hall has a quieter time tucked up with the biography of Noël Coward in 1976; and Cecil Beaton toasts 1947 with 100-year-old whisky. Readers Sean Barrett and Miriam Margolyes Producer Kate McAII

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[R4 BD=19931231]

Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Thomas Moore

Unknown: Peter Hall

Unknown: Cecil Beaton

Readers: Sean Barrett

Readers: Miriam Margolyes

Producer: Kate McAii

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[R4 BD=19940105]

In the first of his new six-part series, Simon Brett picks diary extracts for New Year's Eve. Thomas Moore greets 1919 with lobsters, oysters and champagne; Peter Hall has a quieter time tucked up in bed with the biography of Noel Coward in 1976; and in 1947 Cecil Beaton toasts the New

Year with 100-year-old whisky.

Readers Sean Barrett and Miriam Margolyes.

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Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Peter Hall

Unknown: Noel Coward

Unknown: Cecil Beaton

Readers: Sean Barrett

Readers: Miriam Margolyes.

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Simon Brett chooses diaries for 7 January. The Rev Francis Kilvert dances "wildly and promiscuously" with a mischievous partner in 1873; Hester Thrale finds the marriage laws of 1792 cheat her children out of their inheritance; and the cold weather in 1954 sends Evelyn Waugh into hibernation. Readers Sean Barrett and Miriam Margolyes. Producer Anna Keir

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Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Francis Kilvert

Unknown: Hester Thrale

Unknown: Evelyn Waugh

Readers: Sean Barrett

Readers: Miriam Margolyes.

Producer: Anna Keir

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Simon Brett chooses diaries for 7 January, from 1792 to 1954 by the Rev Francis Kilvert , Hester Thrale and Evelyn Waugh. Readers Sean Barrett and Miriam Margolyes. Producer Anna Keir

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Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Francis Kilvert

Unknown: Hester Thrale

Readers: Evelyn Waugh.

Readers: Sean Barrett

Readers: Miriam Margolyes.

Producer: Anna Keir

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Simon Brett picks extracts for 14January. Evelyn Waugh , on holiday in Italy in 1927, finds the Sistine Chapel a big disappointment; "Monk" Lewis samples the gastronomic delights of 19th-century Jamaica - hog fish, mud fish and snappers; and in 1990, Alan Clark gets an invitation to Chequers and a place in the "roughest game at the biggest table". Readers Sean Barren and Miriam Margolyes Producer Kate McAII

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Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Evelyn Waugh

Unknown: Alan Clark

Readers: Sean Barren

Readers: Miriam Margolyes

Producer: Kate McAii

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[R4 BD=19940119]

Simon Brett picks a selection of diary extracts for 14th January.

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Unknown: Simon Brett

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Simon Brett selects diaries for 21st January and finds that the death of King George V in 1936 features heavily. John Reith , as Director-General of the BBC. helps Stanley Baldwin write an appropriate speech for radio broadcast; Vera Brittain finds it odd to have a contemporary as the new monarch; while Henry "Chips" Channon takes an oath of allegiance to that new king, Edward VIII. Readers Sean Barrett and Miriam Margolyes Producer Anna Keir

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Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: John Reith

Unknown: Stanley Baldwin

Unknown: Vera Brittain

Readers: Edward Viii.

Readers: Sean Barrett

Readers: Miriam Margolyes

Producer: Anna Keir

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Simon Brett selects diaries for 21

January and finds that the death of King George V in 1936 features heavily.

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Unknown: Simon Brett

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Simon Brett selects extracts for 28 January. In 1885, Beatrix Potter is anxious about bomb scares in London; Tony Benn has a strange encounter at Temple Meads station in Bristol in 1978; and diarists everywhere are astonished by the big freeze of January 1940. Readers Sean Barrett and Miriam Margolyes Producer Kate McAl

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Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Beatrix Potter

Unknown: Tony Benn

Readers: Sean Barrett

Readers: Miriam Margolyes

Producer: Kate McAl

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Simon Brett with diaries for 28 January.

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Unknown: Simon Brett

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In the last of the series, Simon Brett chooses diaries for 4 February. In 1940 Joan Wyndham has an informal dancing lesson and is pleasantly surprised by her first smooch; Elizabeth Smart suffers from claustrophobia inside the Great Pyramid in 1937; and all Kenneth Williams wants from his holiday in Las Palmas in 1969 is to be left alone. Readers Sean Barrett and Miriam Margolyes. Producer Anna Keir

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Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Joan Wyndham

Unknown: Kenneth Williams

Readers: Sean Barrett

Readers: Miriam Margolyes.

Producer: Anna Keir

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In the last of his series, Simon Brett chooses diaries for 4 February, ranging from Joan Wyndham 's informal dancing lesson in 1940 to Kenneth Williams wanting be left alone on holiday in Las Palmas in 1969.

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Unknown: Simon Brett

Unknown: Joan Wyndham

Unknown: Kenneth Williams

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NEW In the first of a new six-part M series, Edward Blishen , himself a diarist for over 60 years, discovers how private lives are shaken by world events using extracts from diaries of two world wars. These include a soldier on leave, desperate to taste the pleasures of life before returning to his battalion on the Somme; a young nurse, sneaking out for a date with a handsome French patient; the writings of a pacifist; and the secret diary of a prisoner-of-war in the Far East, his own "personal act of defiance". Producer Kate McAII

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Unknown: Edward Blishen

Producer: Kate McAii

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In the first of a six-part series, Edward Blishen , himself a diarist for over 60 years, discovers how private lives are shaken by world events using extracts from diaries of two world wars. These include a soldier on leave, desperate to taste the pleasures of life before returning to his battalion on the Somme; a young nurse sneaking out for a date with a handsome French patient; the writings of a pacifist; and the secret diary of a prisoner-of-war in the Far East, his own "personal act of defiance".

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Unknown: Edward Blishen

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"Man's love is of man's life athingapart. 'Tis woman's whole existence." Journalist and writer Sarah Gristwood tests Lord Byron's theory in a programme of diaries on the theme of love, marriage and sex, including contributions from Sylvia Plath , Kenneth Williams and Alan Clark. Readers Sean Barrett and Eve Karpf. Producer Kate McAII

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Unknown: Sarah Gristwood

Unknown: Sylvia Plath

Unknown: Kenneth Williams

Readers: Alan Clark.

Readers: Sean Barrett

Producer: Kate McAii

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[R4 BD=19940706]

"Man's love is of man's life a thing apart. 'Tis woman's whole existence."

Journalist and writer Sarah Gristwood tests

Lord Byron's theory in a programme of diaries on the theme of love, marriage and sex, including contributions from Sylvia Plath , Kenneth Williams and Alan Clark. Readers Sean Barrett and Eve Karpf.

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Unknown: Sarah Gristwood

Unknown: Sylvia Plath

Unknown: Kenneth Williams

Readers: Alan Clark.

Readers: Sean Barrett

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July is a strange month in the political calendar - the end of the parliamentary session and the beginning of the silly season. Looking back over four centuries, Tony Benn finds his fellow diarists are preoccupied by familiar themes: smear campaigns, dismay at the latest royal scandal, and killer bugs loose on the streets of London. Readers Sean Barrett and Eve Karpf. Producer Kate McAII

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Unknown: Tony Benn

Readers: Sean Barrett

Producer: Kate McAii

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July is a strange month in the political calendar - the end of the parliamentary session and the beginning of the silly season. Tony Benn finds that fellow diarists from four centuries are preoccupied by familiar themes: smear campaigns, dismay at the latest royal scandal, and killer bugs loose on the streets of London.

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Unknown: Tony Benn

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Traveller and writer Geoffrey Moorhouse explores diaries written on journeys. John Evelyn is chased by pirates on a Channel crossing to Calais; John Ruskin meets the inhabitants of the Alpine Hospice of Great St Bernard; and pioneer Amelia Stewart Knight , wife and mother of seven, describes life with a wagon train on the Oregon Trail. Readers Sean Barrett and Eve Karpf. Producer Kate McAII

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Unknown: Geoffrey Moorhouse

Unknown: John Evelyn

Unknown: John Ruskin

Unknown: Amelia Stewart Knight

Readers: Sean Barrett

Producer: Kate McAii

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[R4 BD=19940720]

Traveller and writer Geoffrey Moorhouse explores diaries written on journeys. John Evelyn is chased by pirates on a Channel crossing; John Ruskin meets the inmates of an Alpine hospice; and Amelia Stewart Knight describes life on the Oregon Trail.

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Unknown: Geoffrey Moorhouse

Unknown: John Evelyn

Unknown: John Ruskin

Unknown: Amelia Stewart

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Over the last 60 years, the Mass Observation Archive at Sussex University has invited volunteers around the country to keep a diary. In a programme dedicated to these anonymous scribblers, Dorothy Sheridan looks at what drives people to chronicle their lives. Readers Sean Barrett and Eve Karpf Producer Kate McAII

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[R4 BD=19940722]

Unknown: Dorothy Sheridan

Readers: Sean Barrett

Producer: Kate McAii

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[R4 BD=19940727]

Over the last 60 years, the Mass Observation Archive at Sussex University has invited volunteers around the country to keep a diary. In a programme dedicated to those anonymous scribblers, Dorothy Sheridan looks at what drives people to chronicle their lives.

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Unknown: Dorothy Sheridan

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Comic novelist and television critic Lynne Truss ponders fictional diaries - of a Nobody, a Somebody, and John Major aged 47 and three-quarters. With contributions from a suspicious number of Susans as well as George Weedon Grossmith and Jerome K Jerome. Readers Sean Barrett and Eve Karpf. Producer Kate McAII

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Unknown: Lynne Truss

Unknown: John Major

Unknown: George Weedon Grossmith

Readers: Jerome K Jerome.

Readers: Sean Barrett

Producer: Kate McAii

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Comic novelist and television critic Lynne Truss ponders fictional diaries - of a Nobody, a Somebody and John Major aged 47-and-three-quarters.

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19940803]

Unknown: Lynne Truss

Unknown: John Major

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Frances Partridge , born in Bloomsbury in 1900, married to Ralph Partridge with whom she edited The Greville Memoirs, started to write her own diaries at the beginning of the Second World War. Today, she selects entries made on 25 December from a variety of diaries, giving a vivid picture of Christmas Day through the centuries. Producer Kate McAII

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Unknown: Frances Partridge

Unknown: Ralph Partridge

Producer: Kate McAii

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[R4 BD=19950320]

Naturalist and writer Richard Mabey introduces his favourite springtime diary entries, including Henry Thoreau imitating the honking of wild geese. Producer Tim Dee

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19950320]

Introduces: Richard Mabey

Unknown: Henry Thoreau

Producer: Tim Dee

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[R4 BD=19950327]

Anthologist Anne Harvey introduces

19th-century journals of five young girls, including Emily Pepys , a descendant of Samuel, and 7-year-old Marjorie Fleming , whose life is the shortest to be recorded in the Dictionary of National Biography. Readers are Juliet Prew , Eve Matheson and Rachel Lewis. Producer Viv Beeby

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Introduces: Anne Harvey

Unknown: Emily Pepys

Unknown: Marjorie Fleming

Unknown: Juliet Prew

Unknown: Rachel Lewis.

Producer: Viv Beeby

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Prof Lewis Wolpert introduces diaries exploring science and offering a range of observations including Newton's apple and Darwin's travels. Producer Sally Marmion

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Introduces: Prof Lewis Wolpert

Producer: Sally Marmion

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[R4 BD=19950410]

Oldie columnist Edward Enfield introduces diarists travelling in Greece. George Bowen ascends the cliffs of the Meteora monastery in a cabbage net; Edward Lear sketches the scenery and writes limericks; and Evelyn Waugh appraises the local booze. Producer Kate McAII

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Introduces: Edward Enfield

Unknown: Edward Lear

Unknown: Evelyn Waugh

Producer: Kate McAii

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[R4 BD=19950417]

Beryl Bainbridge shows how much Capt Scott 's diaries reveal about him and his fellow travellers on their last tragic journey back from the South Pole. Producer Kate McAII

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[R4 BD=19950417]

Unknown: Beryl Bainbridge

Unknown: Capt Scott

Producer: Kate McAii

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For this penultimate selection of readings, film critic Philip French dips into diaries of the film industry. Director John Boorman , writer Alan Bennett and actor Charlton Heston all expose the demanding, tedious and often traumatic nature of film-making. Producer Julian Wilkinson

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Director: John Boorman

Unknown: Alan Bennett

Unknown: Charlton Heston

Producer: Julian Wilkinson

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[R4 BD=19950501]

In the last of the series, poet and novelist Michele Roberts introduces excerpts from poets' diaries showing the frustration as well as the pleasures of the writer's life. Producer Susan Roberts

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19950501]

Introduces: Michele Roberts

Producer: Susan Roberts

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In the first of six programmes, anthologist Anne Harvey introduces the 19th-century journals of five young girls, including Emily Pepys and Marjorie Fleming. Read by Juliet Prew , Eve Matheson and Rachel Lewis.

Producer Viv Beeby Rpt

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[R4 BD=19950521]

Introduces: Anne Harvey

Unknown: Emily Pepys

Unknown: Marjorie Fleming.

Read By: Juliet Prew

Unknown: Rachel Lewis.

Producer: Viv Beeby Rpt

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2: Professor Lewis Wolpert introduces a selection of diaries exploring science, including entries from Newton, Faraday, and Darwin. Producer Sally Marmion Rpt

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19950604]

Introduces: Professor Lewis Wolpert

Producer: Sally Marmion Rpt

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[R4 BD=19950611]

Oldie columnist Edward Enfield introduces diarists travelling in Greece. Producer Kate McAII Rpt

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[R4 BD=19950611]

Introduces: Edward Enfield

Producer: Kate McAii Rpt

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[R4 BD=19950618]

Beryl Bainbridge shows what Captain Scott's diaries reveal about him and his fellow travellers on their last tragic journey back from the South Pole. Producer Kate McAII Rpt

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[R4 BD=19950618]

Unknown: Beryl Bainbridge

Producer: Kate McAii Rpt

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[R4 BD=19950625]

Film critic Philip French chooses this week's diary entries from the journals of the film industry.

Producer Julian Wilkinson Rpt

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19950625]

Producer: Julian Wilkinson Rpt

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For the last selection of readings, poet and novelist Michele Roberts introduces extracts from poets' diaries. Producer Susan Roberts Rpt

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19950702]

Introduces: Michele Roberts

Producer: Susan Roberts Rpt

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nwon/y In the first of six selections, Helen Atkinson Wood picks her favourite foodie diaries: a prize pike for dinner chez Parson Woodforde , zoo animals on the butcher's slab in the siege of Paris, and orangejuice in space. With readers Angus Deayton , Harry Enfield and Tony Robinson. Producer Kate McAII

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Unknown: Helen Atkinson Wood

Unknown: Parson Woodforde

Readers: Angus Deayton

Readers: Harry Enfield

Readers: Tony Robinson.

Producer: Kate McAii

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2: Musician and former Blockhead Ian Dury presents pop music in diary form, with Bob Geldof on the road and Noel Coward 's encounter with the Beatles. Producer Paul Dodgson

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Unknown: Ian Dury

Unknown: Bob Geldof

Unknown: Noel Coward

Producer: Paul Dodgson

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[R4 BD=19951009]

3: Annette Kobak presents eye-witness accounts of key moments in recent European history. With John Simpson , Timothy Garton-Ash and Misha Glenny. Producer Kate McAII

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[R4 BD=19951009]

Unknown: Annette Kobak

Unknown: John Simpson

Unknown: Timothy Garton-Ash

Unknown: Misha Glenny.

Producer: Kate McAii

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[R4 BD=19951016]

Six selections of diary extracts.

4: Simon Rae discovers the effects of drink as recorded in the diaries of assorted drinkers, including Lord Byron, Joan Wyndham and James Boswell. Producer Sally Marmion

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Unknown: Simon Rae

Unknown: Joan Wyndham

Unknown: James Boswell.

Producer: Sally Marmion

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[R4 BD=19951023]

Six selections of diary extracts.

5: Terry Waite looks at the diaries of those who have been held in captivity. Producer Viv Beeby

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[R4 BD=19951023]

Unknown: Terry Waite

Producer: Viv Beeby

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In the last ofthe series,

Nigel Dempster chooses diary extracts from celebrities he has encountered in his long career as a showbiz columnist. Producer VivBeeby

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[R4 BD=19951030]

Unknown: Nigel Dempster

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A six-part series of diary extracts.

1: England footballer Graeme Le Saux kicks off a new series with readings from sporting diaries. Will Carling,

Laurie McMenemy , Richard Dunwoody , Jonathan Agnew and Tracy Edwards read from their own diaries, revealing the exhilaration and despair that come from turning a passion into a profession. Producer Felicity Goodall

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Unknown: Laurie McMenemy

Unknown: Richard Dunwoody

Unknown: Jonathan Agnew

Unknown: Tracy Edwards

Producer: Felicity Goodall

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[R4 BD=19960506]

A six-part series of diary extracts. 2: Dorothy Wordsworth , Gilbert White and John Clare -just three of the green-fingered diarists who reveal their horticultural hopes and fears through the gardening year. Producer Kate Whitehead

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Unknown: Dorothy Wordsworth

Unknown: Gilbert White

Unknown: John Clare

Producer: Kate Whitehead

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[R4 BD=19960513]

A six-part series of diary extracts. 3: David Livingstone 's 1858 expedition to navigate the Zambezi River was beset with disaster. In his diary he confides his unflattering opinions of his fellow travellers. Colin Morris presents these and the more clinical observations of John Kirk , Livingstone's personal physician. Bill Paterson reads from Livingstone's diary, and Benny Young from Kirk's journal. Producer Hilary Reid

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[R4 BD=19960513]

Unknown: David Livingstone

Unknown: Colin Morris

Unknown: John Kirk

Unknown: Bill Paterson

Unknown: Benny Young

Producer: Hilary Reid

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[R4 BD=19960520]

A six-part series of diary extracts.

4: Controversial environmentalist Allan Thornton

, founder of Greenpeace UK and the Environmental Investigation Agency, chooses excerpts from whalers' diaries and draws parallels with his own experiences aboard the Rainbow Warrior.

Producer Felicity Goodall

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Producer: Felicity Goodall

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A six-part series of diary extracts.

5: Many women made journeys into the unknown on the wagon trains crossing America in the mid 19th century. Helen Carpenter , a bride of 19, and Amelia Stewart Knight , travelling with her seven children and about to give birth to her eighth, were among those who kept their sanity by recording their adventures. Producer Viv Beeby

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Unknown: Helen Carpenter

Unknown: Amelia Stewart Knight

Producer: Viv Beeby

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[R4 BD=19960603]

The last in the series of diary extracts. Sue Limb browses through diary entries for those days when nothing much happens. Read by Susie Brann and Bill Wallis. Producer Erin Riley # Sue Limb's TV dinner: page 32

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Read By: Susie Brann

Read By: Bill Wallis.

Producer: Erin Riley

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[R4 BD=19961209]

Michael Schmidt is director of Manchester-based publishing company Carcanet, whose offices were destroyed by a terrorist bomb in June. His diary records the piecing together of the company and the city centre over the last six months. Producer Sara Davies

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[R4 BD=19961209]

Unknown: Michael Schmidt

Producer: Sara Davies

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[R4 BD=19961216]

As his daughter goes off to university, Fraser Harrison looks back with her and her brother on the diary he published 12 years ago when they were growing up in the Suffolk countryside. Producer Sara Davies

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[R4 BD=19961216]

Unknown: Fraser Harrison

Producer: Sara Davies

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[R4 BD=19961223]

Miles Kington presents extracts from the seasonal diaries of some famous literary characters, such as Count Dracula, Billy Bunter. Lady Macbeth and Philip Marlowe. With June Barry, Philip Franks and Christian Rodska. Producer Viv Beeby

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Unknown: Billy Bunter.

Unknown: Philip Marlowe.

Unknown: Philip Franks

Unknown: Christian Rodska.

Producer: Viv Beeby

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[R4 BD=19961230]

Rory Morton eavesdrops on a series of diary entries especially commissioned for the New Year that reveal the triumphant, tawdry or melancholic business of seeing the old year out and ushering the new in. Producer Julian Wilkinson

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[R4 BD=19961230]

Unknown: Rory Morton

Producer: Julian Wilkinson

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[R4 BD=19970106]

Diary of an Exhibition. The audio journals of Peter Blake , who has spent the last two years as associate artist at the National Gallery. Producer Paul Dodgson

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19970106]

Unknown: Peter Blake

Producer: Paul Dodgson

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19970526]

A six-part series of diary extracts. 1: The travel journal of singer and musicologist Barb Jungr who joined up with musicians from all over the world at a choral workshop in Malawi. Producer Paul Dodgson

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19970526]

Producer: Paul Dodgson

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[R4 BD=19970602]

A six-part series of diary extracts. 2: Liz Crow , a disabled young woman, recorded her experience as she underwent a course of unorthodox treatment. Producer Jules Wilkinson

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[R4 BD=19970602]

Unknown: Liz Crow

Producer: Jules Wilkinson

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[R4 BD=19970609]

A six-part series of diary extracts. 3: Steve Jacobi follows the English cricket team to Zimbabwe. Producer Susan Roberts

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19970609]

Unknown: Steve Jacobi

Producer: Susan Roberts

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19970616]

A six-part series of diary extracts.

4: Word from Wormingford. Writer and historian Ronald Blythe marks the passage of the seasons in his small East Anglian village. Producer Sara Davies

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[R4 BD=19970616]

Unknown: Ronald Blythe

Producer: Sara Davies

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19970623]

A six-part series of diary extracts. 5: Poet and writer Ken Smith records his stay in a remote village on the border of Slovakia and the Ukraine, where the Iron Curtain is still a reality. Producer Paul Dodgson

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[R4 BD=19970623]

Unknown: Ken Smith

Producer: Paul Dodgson

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[R4 BD=19970630]

Concluding the series of diary extracts. The Bickersteth Diaries. Bishop John Bickersteth reveals how he found an exceptional set of First World War diaries written by members of his family. Readers Sam West and John Telfer. Producer Rob Ketteridge

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[R4 BD=19970630]

Unknown: John Bickersteth

Readers: Sam West

Readers: John Telfer.

Producer: Rob Ketteridge

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[R4 BD=19971117]

A six-part series in which various guests reveal the contents of an audio-diary they have kept. This week, Rick Stein 's culinary, poetic and musical record of a three-week trip to find the best restaurant in Australia. While stressful at times, the quest had an enjoyable outcome. Producer Viv Beeby

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[R4 BD=19971117]

Unknown: Rick Stein

Producer: Viv Beeby

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[R4 BD=19971124]

The second of six programmes draws on the diaries of Pat Givan , an English missionary in Sierra Leone in the early 1960s. She records her battle to save a badly burned teenager. Producer Felicity Goodall

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19971124]

Unknown: Pat Givan

Producer: Felicity Goodall

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19971201]

In the third of six programmes, actor Chris Harris records the setbacks and Pleasures of mounting his one-man show, Kemp's Jig, in Vietnam in aid of the country's street children. Producer Hilary Field

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19971201]

Unknown: Chris Harris

Producer: Hilary Field

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19971208]

The fourth of six programmes.

Julia Lamar 's love affair with a young pilot began in 1932 when America was in the middle of the Depression. Her diary captures a magical summer of youthful love. Presented by Julia's daughter, Judi Benson. Producer Sandy Bell

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19971208]

Unknown: Julia Lamar

Unknown: Judi Benson.

Producer: Sandy Bell

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19971215]

In the fifth of six programmes, writer Claudia Lightfoot observes daily life in Havana, Cuba, where she lives and works. Producer Christine Hall

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19971215]

Unknown: Claudia Lightfoot

Producer: Christine Hall

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19971222]

Julian Clary 's Special Delivery The last of six programmes is the intimate diary of Julian Clary 's current British tour. Producer Paul Dodgson

GENOME:
[R4 BD=19971222]

Unknown: Julian Clary

Unknown: Julian Clary

Producer: Paul Dodgson

Programme Catalogue - Details: 07 November 199019901107

BBC Programme Number: 90WT0005

Recorded on 1990-09-21

Producer: MCALL, K

Next in series: 14 November 1990

Previous in series: 31 October 1990

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Broadcast history

07 Nov 1990 23:00-23:30 (RADIO 4)

08 Nov 1990 12:25-12:55 (RADIO 4)

Programme Catalogue - Details: 07 November 199019901107

Producer: MCALL, K

Next in series: 14 November 1990

Previous in series: 31 October 1990

Broadcast history

07 Nov 1990 23:00-23:30 (RADIO 4)

08 Nov 1990 12:25-12:55 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-09-21.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 07 November 199019901108

BBC Programme Number: 90WT0005

First broadcast on 1990-11-07

Recorded on 1990-09-21

Producer: MCALL, K

Next in series: 14 November 1990

Previous in series: 31 October 1990

See more DEAR DIARY programmes (160)

Broadcast history

07 Nov 1990 23:00-23:30 (RADIO 4)

08 Nov 1990 12:25-12:55 (RADIO 4)

Programme Catalogue - Details: 07 November 199019901108

First broadcast on 1990-11-07

Producer: MCALL, K

Next in series: 14 November 1990

Previous in series: 31 October 1990

Broadcast history

07 Nov 1990 23:00-23:30 (RADIO 4)

08 Nov 1990 12:25-12:55 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-09-21.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 10 October 199019901010

BBC Programme Number: 90WT0001

Recorded on 1990-08-29

Producer: MCALL, K

Next in series: 24 October 1990

Previous in series: 13 October 1988

See more DEAR DIARY programmes (160)

Broadcast history

10 Oct 1990 23:00-23:30 (RADIO 4)

11 Oct 1990 12:25-12:55 (RADIO 4)

Programme Catalogue - Details: 10 October 199019901010

Producer: MCALL, K

Next in series: 24 October 1990

Previous in series: 13 October 1988

Broadcast history

10 Oct 1990 23:00-23:30 (RADIO 4)

11 Oct 1990 12:25-12:55 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-08-29.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 10 October 199019901011

BBC Programme Number: 90WT0001

First broadcast on 1990-10-10

Recorded on 1990-08-29

Producer: MCALL, K

Next in series: 24 October 1990

Previous in series: 13 October 1988

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10 Oct 1990 23:00-23:30 (RADIO 4)

11 Oct 1990 12:25-12:55 (RADIO 4)

Programme Catalogue - Details: 10 October 199019901011

First broadcast on 1990-10-10

Producer: MCALL, K

Next in series: 24 October 1990

Previous in series: 13 October 1988

Broadcast history

10 Oct 1990 23:00-23:30 (RADIO 4)

11 Oct 1990 12:25-12:55 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-08-29.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 14 November 199019901114

BBC Programme Number: 90WT0006

Recorded on 1990-09-24

Producer: WOODHEAD, K

Next in series: 24 December 1990

Previous in series: 07 November 1990

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14 Nov 1990 23:00-23:30 (RADIO 4)

15 Nov 1990 12:25-12:55 (RADIO 4)

Programme Catalogue - Details: 14 November 199019901114

Producer: WOODHEAD, K

Next in series: 24 December 1990

Previous in series: 07 November 1990

Broadcast history

14 Nov 1990 23:00-23:30 (RADIO 4)

15 Nov 1990 12:25-12:55 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-09-24.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 14 November 199019901115

BBC Programme Number: 90WT0006

First broadcast on 1990-11-14

Recorded on 1990-09-24

Producer: WOODHEAD, K

Next in series: 24 December 1990

Previous in series: 07 November 1990

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14 Nov 1990 23:00-23:30 (RADIO 4)

15 Nov 1990 12:25-12:55 (RADIO 4)

Programme Catalogue - Details: 14 November 199019901115

First broadcast on 1990-11-14

Producer: WOODHEAD, K

Next in series: 24 December 1990

Previous in series: 07 November 1990

Broadcast history

14 Nov 1990 23:00-23:30 (RADIO 4)

15 Nov 1990 12:25-12:55 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-09-24.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 24 December 199019901224

BBC Programme Number: 90WT0007

Recorded on 1990-12-05

Producer: MCALL, K

Next in series: PROGRAMME 5

Previous in series: 14 November 1990

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24 Dec 1990 23:00-23:30 (RADIO 4)

Programme Catalogue - Details: 24 October 199019901024

BBC Programme Number: 90WT0003

Recorded on 1990-08-28

Producer: WHITEHEAD, K

Next in series: 31 October 1990

Previous in series: 10 October 1990

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24 Oct 1990 23:00-23:30 (RADIO 4)

25 Oct 1990 12:25-12:55 (RADIO 4)

Programme Catalogue - Details: 24 October 199019901024

Producer: WHITEHEAD, K

Next in series: 31 October 1990

Previous in series: 10 October 1990

Broadcast history

24 Oct 1990 23:00-23:30 (RADIO 4)

25 Oct 1990 12:25-12:55 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-08-28.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 24 October 199019901025

BBC Programme Number: 90WT0003

First broadcast on 1990-10-24

Recorded on 1990-08-28

Producer: WHITEHEAD, K

Next in series: 31 October 1990

Previous in series: 10 October 1990

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24 Oct 1990 23:00-23:30 (RADIO 4)

25 Oct 1990 12:25-12:55 (RADIO 4)

Programme Catalogue - Details: 24 October 199019901025

First broadcast on 1990-10-24

Producer: WHITEHEAD, K

Next in series: 31 October 1990

Previous in series: 10 October 1990

Broadcast history

24 Oct 1990 23:00-23:30 (RADIO 4)

25 Oct 1990 12:25-12:55 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-08-28.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 31 October 199019901031

BBC Programme Number: 90WT0004

Recorded on 1990-10-03

Producer: WHITEHEAD, K

Next in series: 07 November 1990

Previous in series: 24 October 1990

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31 Oct 1990 23:00-23:30 (RADIO 4)

01 Nov 1990 12:25-12:55 (RADIO 4)

Programme Catalogue - Details: 31 October 199019901031

Producer: WHITEHEAD, K

Next in series: 07 November 1990

Previous in series: 24 October 1990

Broadcast history

31 Oct 1990 23:00-23:30 (RADIO 4)

01 Nov 1990 12:25-12:55 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-10-03.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 31 October 199019901101

BBC Programme Number: 90WT0004

First broadcast on 1990-10-31

Recorded on 1990-10-03

Producer: WHITEHEAD, K

Next in series: 07 November 1990

Previous in series: 24 October 1990

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31 Oct 1990 23:00-23:30 (RADIO 4)

01 Nov 1990 12:25-12:55 (RADIO 4)

Programme Catalogue - Details: 31 October 199019901101

First broadcast on 1990-10-31

Producer: WHITEHEAD, K

Next in series: 07 November 1990

Previous in series: 24 October 1990

Broadcast history

31 Oct 1990 23:00-23:30 (RADIO 4)

01 Nov 1990 12:25-12:55 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-10-03.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Food19950925

Producer: K. MCALL

Next in series: MUSIC

Previous in series: POETS (LONG)

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25 Sep 1995 10:02-10:30 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1995-09-20

Producer: K.

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