Ed Doolan Interviews

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20061204 BT=0300 (BBC7)

Actor Bill Maynard, whose career spans over 70 years and includes highlights such as Selwyn Froggitt.

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Actor Bill Maynard, whose career spans over 70 years.

20061210 BT=1100 (BBC7)
20061210 BT=2000 (BBC7)

Ed Doolan talks to Ken Dodd about hit records, Shakespeare, good manners, comedy today and teeth.

20061211 BT=0300 (BBC7)

Ed Doolan talks to Ken Dodd about hit records, Shakespeare, good manners, comedy today and teeth.

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20080127 BT=1700 (BBC7)

Jasper Carrott tells Ed Doolan why he takes his humour seriously, in this rare insight into what makes him tick.

20080128 BT=0500 (BBC7)

Jasper Carrott tells Ed Doolan why he takes his humour seriously, in this rare insight into what makes him tick.

20051225 BT=1100 (BBC7)
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The late TV host Richard Whiteley talks to Ed Doolan about his life and favourite pieces of music.

20051226 BT=0300 (BBC7)

The late TV host Richard Whiteley talks to Ed Doolan about his life and favourite pieces of music.

Bill Kerr20050501 BT=1100 (BBC7)
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The 'Hancock's Half Hour' stalwart recalls his career highlights and some favourite music.

The 'Hancock's Half Hour' stalwart recalls the show that made him famous, plus his career highlights and some favourite music.

Ed Doolan talks to the stalwart of Hancock's Half Hour.

First broadcast on Radio WM Birmingham.

The 'Hancock's Half Hour' stalwart chats about his career and his contemporaries.

Recalling the role that made him famous, the 'Hancock's Half Hour' stalwart chats about his career and his contemporaries.

Ed Doolan talks to the stalwart of Hancock's Half Hour. First broadcast on Radio WM Birmingham.

Ed Doolan interviews the Hancock's Half Hour stalwart. First heard on Radio WM Birmingham.

Bill Maynard20060604 BT=1100 (BBC7)
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The comic actor chooses his favourite tunes and chats about his long career.

The comic actor chooses his favourite tunes and chats about his long career - including his TV role as Heartbeat's Greengrass.

Bill's career spans over 70 years, from early years in variety to TV roles like Selwyn Froggitt and Greengrass in Heartbeat.

Actor Bill Maynard, whose career spans over 70 years and includes highlights such as Selwyn Froggitt.

Actor Bill Maynard, whose career spans over 70 years.

Bill's career spans over 70 years, from his time in Variety, to TV roles such as Selwyn Froggitt and Heartbeat's Greengrass.

Christopher Cazenove20100620 (BBC7)
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Actor Christopher Cazenove looks back on his career and selects favourite music.

Actor Christopher Cazenove looks back on his career from drama school to starring in Dynasty, and selects favourite music.

The late actor recalls his acting career from drama school to starring in Dynasty and selects some of his favourite music.

The late actor recalls his career and selects some of his favourite music.

Dame Edna Everage20100117 BT=1700 (BBC7)
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'Hello, Possums!' The truly gifted Melbourne megastar opens her heart to share and care as only she can.

'Hello, Possums!' The truly gifted Melbourne megastar opens her heart.

Dave Spikey20100124 BT=1700 (BBC7)
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The NHS stalwart turned comedian - famous for Phoenix Nights - chooses some of his favourite songs, and chats about his career.

The comedian chooses some of his favourite songs, and chats about his career.

David Croft2006010020060115 BT=1100 (BBC7)
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Recalling his career, the late 'Dad's Army' co-creator reveals his musical past.

Recalling his career, the late 'Dad's Army' co-creator reveals his musical past with songs from John Le Mesurier and Arthur Lowe.

reveals his musical collaborations with John Le Mesurier and Arthur Lowe.

Recalling his career, the 'Dad's Army' co-creator reveals his musical past with songs from John Le Mesurier and Arthur Lowe.

David Croft reveals his musical collaborations with John Le Mesurier and Arthur Lowe.

Dad's Army co-creator David Croft reveals his musical past to Ed Doolan, with songs from John Le Mesurier and Arthur Lowe.

The Dad's Army co-creator talks about his musical past.

With songs from Le Mesurier and Arthur Lowe.

The Dad's Army co-creator talks about his musical past. With songs from Le Mesurier and Arthur Lowe.

Gyles Brandreth And Danny La Rue20100307 BT=1700 (BBC7)
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A double-bill of conversation: the raconteur and former MP, and the famous female impersonator talking music hall in 1985.

Ed talks to the raconteur and former MP, and the famous female impersonator. From 1985.

The raconteur and former MP, Gyles Brandreth, and famous female impersonator Danny La Rue.

The raconteur and former MP, Gyles Brandreth - followed by the famous female impersonator Danny La Rue, talking in 1985.

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The Birmingham born stand-up comedian chats about his career and reveals which funny folk make him laugh.

From January 2006.

The Birmingham born stand-up comedian chats about his career.

tells Ed Doolan why he takes his humour seriously in this rare insight into what makes him tick.

Jasper Carrott tells Ed Doolan why he takes his humour seriously, in this rare insight into what makes him tick.

tells the host why he takes his humour seriously in this rare insight into his life and career.

Jasper Carrott tells the host why he takes his humour seriously in this rare insight into his life and career.

The Birmingham born stand-up comedian chats about his career and reveals which funny folk make him laugh. From January 2006.

tells Ed Doolan why he takes his humour seriously in this rare insight into what makes him tick.

Jasper Carrott tells Ed Doolan why he takes his humour seriously in this rare insight into what makes him tick.

Jasper Carrott tells Ed Doolan why he takes his humour seriously in this rare insight into what makes him tick.

Joe Brown20100131 BT=1700 (BBC7)
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The legendary rock 'n' roll singer chooses some of his favourite songs and looks back over his long career in showbiz.

The rock 'n' roll singer chooses his favourite songs and looks back over his long career.

Legendary rock 'n' roll singer Joe Brown chooses some of his favourite songs.

Legendary rock 'n' roll singer Joe Brown chooses some of his favourite songs - and looks back over his long career in showbiz.

Ken Dodd20060101 BT=1100 (BBC7)
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The comedy king chats about his hit records, Shakespeare, good manners - and teeth.

The legendary comedy king chats about his hit records, Shakespeare, good manners, contemporary comedy - and teeth.

Ed and Ken discuss hit records, Shakespeare, good manners, contemporary comedy - and teeth.

Ed Doolan talks to Ken Dodd about hit records, Shakespeare, good manners, comedy today and teeth.

Kerr Encore - Bill Kerr:20120609 (BBC7)
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Australian actor and comedian Bill Kerr recalls more of his career highlights.

Best loved for his work in Hancock's Half Hour, Australian actor and comedian Bill Kerr recalls more of his career highlights.

Lionel Blair20100411 BT=1700 (BBC7)
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Legendary hoofer Lionel Blair chooses his favourite tunes and chats about his long career.

Legendary hoofer Lionel Blair chooses his favourite tunes and chats about his long career and showbiz chums.

The legendary hoofer chooses his favourite tunes and chats about his long career.

Murray Walker20100221 BT=1700 (BBC7)
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The legendary motor racing commentator chooses his favourite tunes and chats about his career.

The legendary commentator chooses his favourite tunes and chats about his career.

Nigel Havers And Topol20100314 BT=1700 (BBC7)
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Conversation with dashing actor Nigel Havers and Fiddler on the Roof star Topol.

A conversation double-bill with dashing actor Nigel Havers from 2005, and Fiddler on the Roof star Topol from 1983.

The dashing actor, often the cad, from 2005, and the Fiddler on the Roof star from 1983.

A double-bill of conversation: the dashing actor, so often the cad, from 2005 - and the Fiddler on the Roof star from 1983.

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Paul Daniels And Leonard Nimoy20100321 BT=1700 (BBC7)
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Star Trek's Mr Spock speaks from 1980 - and the famous magician pops in from 2009.

A double-bill of conversation: Star Trek's Mr Spock speaks from 1980 - and the famous magician pops in from 2009.

Pauline Mclynn20100207 BT=1700 (BBC7)
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The actress and comedienne chooses her favourite music and chats about her career.

Best known as Mrs Doyle in 'Father Ted', the actress and comedienne chooses her favourite music and chats about her career.

Richard Whiteley20051225 (BBC7)
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The late TV host Richard Whiteley talks to Ed Doolan about his life and favourite pieces of music.

Rolf Harris20100110 BT=1700 (BBC7)
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chooses some of his favourite songs and chats about his showbiz career.

Australian entertainer extraordinaire Rolf Harris chooses some of his favourite songs and chats about his long career in showbiz.

The Australian entertainer chooses some of his favourite songs and chats about his career.

The Australian entertainer chooses some of his favourite songs and chats about his long career in showbiz.

Russ Abbot And Dave Allen20100228 BT=1100 (BBC7)
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Conversation with the comedian who loves a happy atmosphere, and the Irish comic.

Conversation double-bill: comedian Russ Abbot who loves a happy atmosphere - and Irish comic Dave Allen speaking in 1984.

Steve Nallon And Charlton Heston20100328 BT=1700 (BBC7)
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Voice of Spitting Image's Margaret Thatcher, Steve Nallon, and Hollywood's Charlton Heston

Conversation double-bill - voice of Spitting Image's Margaret Thatcher, Steve Nallon - and Hollywood's Charlton Heston chatting in 2000.

The voice of Spitting Image's Margaret Thatcher - and the film star chatting in 2000.

A double-bill of conversation: The voice of Spitting Image's Margaret Thatcher - and the Hollywood film star chatting in 2000.

01Kerr Encore - Bill Kerr20070107 BT=1100 (BBC7)
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Australian actor and comedian Bill Kerr recalls more of his career highlights.

Best loved for his work in Hancock's Half Hour, Australian actor and comedian Bill Kerr recalls more of his career highlights.

Best known for his work in Hancock's Half Hour, the Australian actor and comedian recalls more of his career highlights.

Ed Doolan in conversation with the Australian actor and comic Bill Kerr, perhaps best known for his work with Tony Hancock.

Ed Doolan in conversation with the Australian actor and comedian Bill Kerr, best known for his work with Tony Hancock.

Ed Doolan in conversation with the Australian comedian Bill Kerr, best known for his work with Tony Hancock.

Ed Doolan in conversation with the Australian comedian Bill Kerr, best known for his work with Tony Hancock. Episode 1 of 6.

Ed Doolan in conversation with the Australian actor and comedian Bill Kerr, best known for his work with Tony Hancock. Episode 1 of 6.

Best known for his work in Hancock's Half Hour, the Australian actor and comedian recalls more of his career highlights. Episode 1 of 6.

02Brian Conley And Joe Pasquale20070114 BT=1100 (BBC7)
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The pair of comedians tell all from backstage at the Birmingham Hippodrome.

Two interviews for the price of one - as the pair of comedians tell all from backstage at the Birmingham Hippodrome.

Ed Doolan interviews Brian Conley and Joe Pasquale from their dressing room at the Birmingham Hippodrome.

The multi-talented entertainer and the comedian chat about their careers.

The multi-talented entertainer and the comedian chat about their showbiz careers, from backstage in Birmingham.

Two interviews for the price of one - as the pair of comedians tell all, from backstage at the Birmingham Hippodrome. Episode 2 of 6.

03Gary Wilmot20070121 BT=1100 (BBC7)
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The entertainer chats about his life, career and amazing family - while sharing his favourite music choices.

shares his favourite music and comedy as he looks at his life, career and his amazing family with Ed Doolan.

Gary Wilmot shares his favourite music and comedy as he looks at his life, career and his amazing family with Ed Doolan.

Gary shares his favourite music and comedy as he looks at his life, career and his amazing family, with Ed Doolan.

The entertainer chats about his family background and his career in show business.

The entertainer chats about his family background and the ups and downs of his career in show business.

Entertainer Gary Wilmot chooses his favourite tunes and chats about the ups and downs of his career in show business.

Gary Wilmot chooses his favourite tunes and chats about his career in show business.

chooses his favourite tunes and chats about his career in show business.

The entertainer chats about his life, career and amazing family - while sharing his favourite music choices. Episode 3 of 6.

04Lenny Henry20070128 BT=1100 (BBC7)
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The Dudley born comedian talks about his career and family - life with wife Dawn French and his comedy heroes.

Dudley comedian Lenny Henry talks about his work and family, in this rare insight in conversation with Ed Doolan.

The Dudley-born comedian talks about his career and family.

The Dudley-born comedian talks about his career and family - discussing life with wife Dawn French and his comedy heroes.

The Dudley born comedian talks about his career and family - life with wife Dawn French and his comedy heroes. Episode 4 of 6.

05Frank Carson20070204 BT=1100 (BBC7)
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The Northern Irish funny man chats about his life and showbiz career.

The Northern Irish funny man chats about his life and showbiz career, while choosing some of his favourite music.

Ed Doolan talks to Frank Carson about his life and career.

Ed Doolan talks to Frank Carson about his life and career.

The Northern Irish funny man chats about his life and showbiz career, while choosing some of his favourite music. Episode 5 of 6.

06 LASTNicholas Parsons20070211 BT=1100 (BBC7)
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Legendary broadcaster Nicholas Parsons shares radio memories with Ed Doolan.

The broadcaster talks about his journey from class clown to host of Sale of the Century and Just a Minute.

The broadcaster talks about his journey from class clown to host of 'Just a Minute'.

The broadcaster talks about his journey from class clown to host of Sale of the Century and Just a Minute. Episode 6 of 6.