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Genome: [r4 Bd=19920811]From William Caxton to P G
Wodehouse - a conducted tour by Frank Muir. 1: First Things First
Including the first printed joke, a doctor's first ward-round and a baby's first appearance. Readers
Prunella Scales ,
Richard Briers and Timothy West. Adapted by Mike Barfield from The Oxford Book of Humorous Prose
Producer Colin Swash. Stereo
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920818]2. The Stranger In Our Midst.
Including a Frenchman on cricket, Mark Twain on Europe, and the British diplomat who swallowed a moth! Read by Prunella Scales , Paul Eddington and Timothy West.
Adapted by Mike Barfield from The Oxford Book of Humorous Prose
Producer Colin Swash. Stereo
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920825]from William Caxton to
P G Wodehouse - a conducted tour by Frank Muir.
3: Humour, in a Manner of Speaking
Including a dialogue from Perelman, a monologue from Dickens, and Patrick Campbell on his own stammer. Readers Prunella Scales , Richard Briers , Paul Eddington and Timothy West.
Adapted by Mike Barfield from Frank Muir 's Oxford Book Of
Humorous Prose
Producer Colin Swash. Stereo
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920901]4: Food, Glorious Food Including cheese with Jerome K Jerome , pudding with Lewis Carroll and roasted butterfly with the Rev Sydney Smith !
Readers Prunella Scales , Richard Briers and Timothy West.
Adapted by Mike Barfield from Frank Muir 's Oxford Book of Humorous Prose
Producer Colin Swash. Stereo
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920908]5: Mind Your Manners Including Mrs Gaskell 's guide to orange-sucking, Swift's Directions to
Servants and a far from genteel Jane Austen !
Readers Prunella Scales , Richard Briers and Timothy West.
Adapted by Mike Barfield from Frank Muir 's Oxford Book Of Humorous Prose
Producer Colin Swash. Stereo
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920915]6: Almost Human
Including Saki's talking cat, A P Herbert's "cow cheque" and Mark Twain 's tirade against the ant.
Read by Prunella Scales , Paul Eddington and Timothy West.
Adapted by Mike Barfield from Frank Muir 's Oxford Book Of Humorous Prose
Producer Colin Swash. Stereo
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920922]7: The Nature of Things Including Kingsley Amis, Paul Jennings and James Thurber , and their battles against inanimate objects. Read by Prunella Scales , Richard Briers and Timothy West.
Adapted by Mike Barfield from Frank Muir 's Oxford Book Of Humorous Prose.
Producer Colin Swash. Stereo
Genome: [r4 Bd=19920929]8: Just the Job
The last programme of the series, including
Alan Coren and the unions at Dunkirk, and the theory behind Parkinson's Law. Read by Prunella Scales , Richard Briers ,
Paul Eddington and Timothy West.
Adapted by Mike Barfield from Frank Muir 's Oxford Book Of Humorous Prose
Producer Colin Swash. Stereo
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930113]2: Humour, in a Manner of Speaking
Including a dialogue from Perelman, a monologue from Dickens, and Patrick Campbell on his own stammer. Read by Prunella Scales , Richard Briers , Paul Eddington and Timothy West.
Adapted by Mike Barfield from The Oxford Book Of Humorous Prose by Frank Muir.
Producer Colin Swash.
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930120]3: The Nature of Things Including Kingsley Amis, Paul Jennings and James Thurber and their battles against inanimate objects. Read by Prunella Scales , Richard Briers and Timothy West.
Adapted by Mike Barfield from Frank Muir 's Oxford Book of Humorous Prose
Producer Colin Swash.
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930127]The last in the series:
Just the fob
Including Chick Sale on the art of privy-building,
Alan Coren and the unions at Dunkirk, and the theory behind Parkinson's Law. Read by Prunella Scales , Richard Briers , Paul Eddington and Timothy West.
Adapted by Mike Barfield from Frank Muir 's Oxford Book Of Humorous Prose
Producer Colin Swash.
Genome: [r4 Bd=19930106]1. The Stranger In Our Midst
Including a Frenchman on cricket, Mark Twain on Europe, and the British diplomat who swallowed a moth! Read by Prunella Scales , Paul Eddington and Timothy West.
Adapted by Mike Barfield from The Oxford Book of Humorous Prose - A Conducted Tour by Frank Muir
Producer Colin Swash.

Genome: [r4 bd=19920811] contributors

  • Unknown: William Caxton
  • Unknown: Frank Muir.
  • Readers: Prunella Scales
  • Readers: Richard Briers
  • Readers: Timothy West.
  • Adapted By: Mike Barfield
  • Producer: Colin Swash.

Genome: [r4 bd=19920818] contributors

  • Unknown: Mark Twain
  • Read By: Prunella Scales
  • Read By: Paul Eddington
  • Read By: Timothy West.
  • Adapted By: Mike Barfield
  • Producer: Colin Swash.

Genome: [r4 bd=19920825] contributors

  • Unknown: William Caxton
  • Unknown: Frank Muir.
  • Unknown: Patrick Campbell
  • Readers: Prunella Scales
  • Readers: Richard Briers
  • Readers: Paul Eddington
  • Readers: Timothy West.
  • Adapted By: Mike Barfield
  • Producer: Colin Swash.

Genome: [r4 bd=19920901] contributors

  • Unknown: Jerome K Jerome
  • Unknown: Lewis Carroll
  • Readers: Sydney Smith
  • Readers: Prunella Scales
  • Readers: Richard Briers
  • Readers: Timothy West.
  • Adapted By: Mike Barfield
  • Unknown: Frank Muir
  • Producer: Colin Swash.

Genome: [r4 bd=19920908] contributors

  • Unknown: Mrs Gaskell
  • Readers: Jane Austen
  • Readers: Prunella Scales
  • Readers: Richard Briers
  • Readers: Timothy West.
  • Adapted By: Mike Barfield
  • Unknown: Frank Muir
  • Producer: Colin Swash.

Genome: [r4 bd=19920915] contributors

  • Unknown: Mark Twain
  • Read By: Prunella Scales
  • Read By: Paul Eddington
  • Read By: Timothy West.
  • Adapted By: Mike Barfield
  • Unknown: Frank Muir
  • Producer: Colin Swash.

Genome: [r4 bd=19920922] contributors

  • Unknown: Paul Jennings
  • Unknown: James Thurber
  • Read By: Prunella Scales
  • Read By: Richard Briers
  • Read By: Timothy West.
  • Adapted By: Mike Barfield
  • Unknown: Frank Muir
  • Producer: Colin Swash.

Genome: [r4 bd=19920929] contributors

  • Unknown: Alan Coren
  • Read By: Prunella Scales
  • Read By: Richard Briers
  • Read By: Paul Eddington
  • Read By: Timothy West.
  • Adapted By: Mike Barfield
  • Unknown: Frank Muir
  • Producer: Colin Swash.

Genome: [r4 bd=19930113] contributors

  • Unknown: Patrick Campbell
  • Read By: Prunella Scales
  • Read By: Richard Briers
  • Read By: Paul Eddington
  • Read By: Timothy West.
  • Adapted By: Mike Barfield
  • Unknown: Frank Muir.
  • Producer: Colin Swash.

Genome: [r4 bd=19930120] contributors

  • Unknown: Paul Jennings
  • Unknown: James Thurber
  • Read By: Prunella Scales
  • Read By: Richard Briers
  • Read By: Timothy West.
  • Adapted By: Mike Barfield
  • Unknown: Frank Muir
  • Producer: Colin Swash.

Genome: [r4 bd=19930127] contributors

  • Unknown: Chick Sale
  • Unknown: Alan Coren
  • Read By: Prunella Scales
  • Read By: Richard Briers
  • Read By: Paul Eddington
  • Read By: Timothy West.
  • Adapted By: Mike Barfield
  • Unknown: Frank Muir
  • Producer: Colin Swash.

Genome: [r4 bd=19930106] contributors

  • Unknown: Mark Twain
  • Read By: Prunella Scales
  • Read By: Paul Eddington
  • Read By: Timothy West.
  • Adapted By: Mike Barfield
  • Unknown: Frank Muir
  • Producer: Colin Swash.