I Did It My Way

Performers and writers recall their radio life and times.

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01Roy Hudd2008030120080302
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The News Huddlines (06/06/79), The Newly Discovered Casebook of Sherlock Holmes (16/01/1999), the Sony Gold winning Huddwinks (14/08/86) and Peter Tinniswood's play The Scan (29/09/1999).

The News Huddlines (06/6/79), The Newly Discovered Casebook of Sherlock Holmes (16/01/1999), the Sony Gold winning Huddwinks (14/8/86) and Peter Tinniswood's play The Scan (29/09/1999).

First in the hot-seat, comedian Roy Hudd, OBE, who talks to Peter Reed about his love of radio, and reveals the behind-the-scenes stories of making his hits, plus revealing his more dramatic side.


The News Huddlines (06/6/79), The Newly Discovered Casebook of Sherlock Holmes (16/01/1999), the Sony Gold winning Huddwinks (19860814) and Peter Tinniswood's play The Scan (29/09/1999).

The News Huddlines (06/06/79), The Newly Discovered Casebook of Sherlock Holmes (16/01/1999), the Sony Gold winning Huddwinks (14/08/86) and Peter Tinniswood's play The Scan (29/09/1999).

The comedian talks to Peter Reed about his radio life and times.

The comedian talks to Peter Reed about his radio life and times, spotlighting News Huddlines, Newly Discovered Casebook of Sherlock Holmes, Huddwinks and The Scan.

Much-loved comedian and actor Roy Hudd talks to Peter Reed about his radio life and times, with behind-the-scenes stories of making his on-air hit shows:

The News Huddlines (06/06/79). Poking fun at topical events and personalities, this series ran for 25 years on BBC Radio 2 when Roy was joined by Chris Emmett and his leading ladies Janet Brown, Alison Steadman and June Whitfield.

The Newly Discovered Casebook of Sherlock Holmes (16/01/1999). Roy dons his deerstalker to investigate 'The Case of the Clockwork Fiend' with June Whitfield.

The Sony Radio Academy Gold award-winning Huddwinks (14/08/86). Chris Emmett and Denise Coffey join Roy for 'Railway '86 - The Movie!': British Rail's new 'Silver Bullet' train ends up as a runaway express to Aberdeen.

Roy also reveals his more dramatic side in Peter Tinniswood's play The Scan (29/09/1999). Compulsive talker Ernest seeks reassurance from a protective nurse. Roy's co-star is Judy Cornwell.

Produced by Mik Wilkojc.

Series in which people talk about their careers in radio

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The writer and star of Old Harry's Game, Andy Hamilton, talks to Peter Reed about his radio life and times.

The writer and star of Old Harry's Game, Andy Hamilton, talks to Peter Reed about his radio life and times.

Featuring The Million Pound Radio Show, Old Harry's Game and Trevor's World of Sport.

The writer and performer talks to Peter Reed about his radio life and times, with The Million Pound Radio Show, Old Harry's Game, Revolting People and Trevor's World of Sport.

The writer and performer talks to Peter Reed about his radio life and times, with The Million Pound Radio Show, Old Harry's Game, Revolting People and Trevor's World of Sport.

Writer and star of Old Harry's Game, Andy Hamilton, guides us through his radio career.

Andy Hamilton: The writer and star of Old Harry's Game goes through his radio career. Featuring The Million Pound Radio Show and Revolting People.

The devil himself talks! The writer and star of 'Old Harry's Game' talks to Peter Reed about his radio life and times.

Featuring The Million Pound Radio Show (July 1991), Old Harry's Game (July 1995 and April 1998), Revolting People (February 2000) and Trevor's World of Sport (Mar 2007).

Andy Hamilton has been involved with some of the finest television comedies of the last four decades - Not the Nine O'Clock News, Drop the Dead Donkey and latterly Outnumbered. Television alone is not the only successful arena for Andy- Old Harry's Game, Revolting People and Trevor's World of Sport are just some of his radio triumphs. 2014 saw Andy's film What We Did On Our Holiday reach cinemas featuring David Tennant, Rosamund Pike and Billy Connolly.

Produced by Martin Dempsey.

Series in which people talk about their careers in radio

The writer and star of Old Harry's Game, Andy Hamilton, talks to Peter Reed about his radio life and times. Featuring The Million Pound Radio Show (July 1991), Old Harry's Game (July 1995 and April 1998), Revolting People (February 2000) and Trevor's World of Sport (March 2007).

The writer and star of Old Harry's Game, Andy Hamilton, talks to Peter Reed about his radio life and times. Featuring The Million Pound Radio Show (July 1991), Old Harry's Game (July 1995 and April 1998), Revolting People (February 2000) and Trevor's World of Sport (March 2007).

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Writer and performer Graeme Garden talks to Peter Reed about his radio life and times.

Graeme recalls his early career from working with the likes of John Cleese, to becoming part of the hugely successful antidote to panel games, plus The Goodies.

Featuring I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again Jack the Ripper (11/11/1973); Giles Wemmbley Hogg Goes Off: New Zealand (19/11/2003); I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue (18/06/01); Hamish and Dougal: You'll Have Had Your Tea.

Series 3 Episode 6 and Spy Nozy and the poets (22/02/2001).

Graeme talks to Peter Reed about his radio life and times.

Graeme talks to Peter Reed about his radio life and times, including how he became part of the hugely successful antidote to panel games.

Graeme talks to Peter Reed about his radio life and times.

Graeme talks to Peter Reed about his radio life and times.

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Writers Ray Galton and Alan Simpson chat to Peter Reed about their radio life and times.

With Hancock's Half Hour, Clicquot et Fils, Steptoe and Son and Hancock's The Radio Ham.

Ray Galton and Alan Simpson discuss their life and times as comedy writers and feature audio highlights.

Hancock's Half Hour - The Threatening Letters (27/05/1958); The Galton and Simpson Playhouse Clicquot et Fils (29/12/2008); Frankie Howerd and June Whitfield Up Je T'aime (1971); Steptoe and Son at Buckingham Palace (1963); Steptoe and Son - Porn Yesterday (14/03/1976) and the Pye re-recording of Hancock's The Radio Ham (1961).

With Clicquot et Fils, Steptoe and Son and Hancock's The Radio Ham.

Writers Ray Galton and Alan Simpson chat to Peter Reed about their radio life and times. With Clicquot et Fils, Steptoe and Son and Hancock's The Radio Ham.

The creators of Hancock's Half Hour and Steptoe and Son - comedy writers Ray Galton and Alan Simpson chat to Peter Reed about their radio life and times. Featuring:

* Hancock's Half Hour: The Threatening Letters:

The lad is full of the joys of Spring - until the postman arrives. Stars Tony Hancock, Sid James, Bill Kerr, Hattie Jacques and Kenneth Williams. From May 1958

* The Galton and Simpson Playhouse: Clicquot et Fils:

Monsieur Clicquot plans to improve his ailing funeral parlour. Stars Richard Griffiths and Josie Lawrence. From December 1998.

* Frankie Howerd and June Whitfield 'Up Je T'aime' - duet recorded in1971

* Steptoe and Son at Buckingham Palace - 1963 recording from The Royal Variety Performance.

* Steptoe and Son: Porn Yesterday:

Harold's aghast when he sees 'What the Butler Saw'. Adapted from TV with Wilfrid Brambell and Harry H Corbett. From March 1976.

* Hancock: The Radio Ham: the Pye re-recording:

The originally BBC TV-only episode performed before an audience for an album release in 1961. Amateur radio enthusiast Tony Hancock receives a mayday call from a yachtsman in distress.

Produced by Mik Wilkojc.

Hancock's Half Hour - The Threatening Letters (27/05/1958); The Galton & Simpson Playhouse Clicquot et Fils (29/12/2008); Frankie Howerd and June Whitfield Up Je T'aime (1971); Steptoe and Son at Buckingham Palace (1963); Steptoe and Son - Porn Yesterday (14/03/1976) and the Pye re-recording of Hancock's The Radio Ham (1961).

Writers Ray Galton and Alan Simpson chat to Peter Reed about their radio life and times.

* The Galton & Simpson Playhouse: Clicquot et Fils:

Writers Ray Galton and Alan Simpson chat to Peter Reed about their radio life and times. With Clicquot et Fils, Steptoe and Son, and Hancock's The Radio Ham.

Writers Ray Galton and Alan Simpson chat to Peter Reed about their radio life and times. With Hancock's Half Hour, Clicquot et Fils, Steptoe and Son and Hancock's The Radio Ham.

Series in which people talk about their careers in radio

* Hancock's Half Hour: The Threatening Letters:
The lad is full of the joys of Spring - until the postman arrives. Stars Tony Hancock, Sid James, Bill Kerr, Hattie Jacques and Kenneth Williams. From May 1958

* The Galton & Simpson Playhouse: Clicquot et Fils:
Monsieur Clicquot plans to improve his ailing funeral parlour. Stars Richard Griffiths and Josie Lawrence. From December 1998.

* Steptoe and Son: Porn Yesterday:
Harold's aghast when he sees 'What the Butler Saw'. Adapted from TV with Wilfrid Brambell and Harry H Corbett. From March 1976.

* Hancock: The Radio Ham: the Pye re-recording:
The originally BBC TV-only episode performed before an audience for an album release in 1961. Amateur radio enthusiast Tony Hancock receives a mayday call from a yachtsman in distress.

Ray Galton and Alan Simpson discuss their life and times as comedy writers and feature audio highlights.

Hancock's Half Hour - The Threatening Letters (27/05/1958); The Galton & Simpson Playhouse Clicquot et Fils (29/12/2008); Frankie Howerd and June Whitfield Up Je T'aime (1971); Steptoe and Son at Buckingham Palace (1963); Steptoe and Son - Porn Yesterday (14/03/1976) and the Pye re-recording of Hancock's The Radio Ham (1961).

Ray Galton and Alan Simpson discuss their life and times as comedy writers and feature audio highlights.

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The novelist, writer and ex-BBC producer talks about his radio life and times.

The novelist, writer and ex-BBC producer talks to Peter Reed about his radio life and times.

Featuring Frank Muir Goes into Television, After Henry, A Series of Murders and Hoax!

Novelist, playwright and one-time BBC producer Simon Brett talks to Peter Reed.

Novelist, playwright and one-time BBC producer Simon Brett talks to Peter Reed about his radio life and times.

Featuring 'Frank Muir Goes Into...

Television' (first broadcast 1975).

The writer and ex-BBC producer talks to Peter Reed about his radio life and times.

The writer and ex-BBC producer talks to Peter Reed about his radio life and times. Featuring Frank Muir Goes Into Television, After Henry, A Series Of Murders and Hoax!

The writer and former BBC producer talks to Peter Reed about his radio career.

His radio series No Commitments, After Henry and Charles Paris are all firm favourites in the BBC Radio 4 Extra schedule. Simon recalls his first radio moments as a listener and later as a radio producer, revealing the career path he took along the way that saw him move into TV and writing

Featuring 'Frank Muir Goes Into... Television' (22/09/75), 'After Henry' (20/10/87), 'A Series Of Murders' (25/09/04) and 'Hoax!' (15/10/96).

Novelist, playwright and one-time BBC producer Simon Brett talks to Peter Reed about his radio life and times.

The writer and ex-BBC producer talks to Peter Reed about his radio life and times. Featuring Frank Muir Goes Into Television, After Henry, A Series Of Murders and Hoax!

The novelist, writer and ex-BBC producer talks to Peter Reed about his radio life and times. Featuring Frank Muir Goes into Television, After Henry, A Series of Murders and Hoax!

Novelist, playwright and one-time BBC producer Simon Brett talks to Peter Reed.

Novelist, playwright and one-time BBC producer Simon Brett talks to Peter Reed about his radio life and times. Featuring 'Frank Muir Goes Into... Television' (first broadcast 1975).

His radio series No Commitments, After Henry and Charles Paris are all firm favourites in the BBC Radio 4 Extra schedule. Simon recalls his first radio moments as a listener and later as a radio producer, revealing the career path he took along the way that saw him move into TV and writing

Novelist, playwright and one-time BBC producer Simon Brett talks to Peter Reed.

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The Fawlty Towers actor and writer chats to Peter Reed about his radio life and times.

Featuring: Father Brown, Wiggly Park, The Revenge, Running Away and Cash Me a Portrait.

The Fawlty Towers actor and writer chats to Peter Reed about his radio life and times.

The Fawlty Towers actor and writer chats to Peter Reed about his radio life and times. Featuring Father Brown, Wiggly Park, The Revenge, Running Away and Cash Me a Portrait.

Best loved as Spanish waiter Manuel in BBC TV's 'Fawlty Towers' - actor and writer Andrew Sachs chats to Peter Reed about his radio life and times. Featuring:

Father Brown Stories:

Actor and Alibi: GK Chesterton's clerical sleuth hopes that the farce is with him in solving a theatre-land mystery. Stars Andrew Sachs. First heard on BBC Radio 4 in 1986

Wiggly Park:

Bigwigs in the Park: The residents of the city park are under threat. All characters voiced by Andrew Sachs. First heard on BBC Radio 5 in 1994

The Revenge:

Written and interpreted by Andrew Sachs, this was the world's first radio drama without words. Featuring sound effects and 11 actors, all recorded on location. First heard on BBC Radio 3 in 1978.

Running Away:

Andrew Sachs takes time out from writing his autobiography to enjoy a grand day out at the zoo, and a stroll down memory lane with Tim Samuels. First heard on BBC Radio 4 in 2008.

Cash Me a Portrait:

Third play in a trilogy of plays about the world of Art by Andrew Sachs. Trudi Snape has inherited a portrait which may turn out to be a Da Vinci. First heard on BBC Radio 4 in 1985

Produced by Sarah Wade and Mik Wilkojc.

The Fawlty Towers actor and writer chats to Peter Reed about his radio life and times. Featuring Father Brown, Wiggly Park, The Revenge, Running Away and Cash Me a Portrait.

The Fawlty Towers actor and writer chats to Peter Reed about his radio life and times. Featuring: Father Brown, Wiggly Park, The Revenge, Running Away and Cash Me a Portrait.

Series in which people talk about their careers in radio

Andrew shares his memories of specially selected programmes from across his years on the BBC airwaves:

* Father Brown Stories:
Actor and Alibi: GK Chesterton's clerical sleuth hopes that the farce is with him in solving a theatre-land mystery. Stars Andrew Sachs. From BBC Radio's popular crime series. (1986)

* Wiggly Park:
Bigwigs in the Park: The residents of the city park are under threat. All characters voiced by Andrew Sachs. From BBC Radio 5. (1994)

* The Revenge:
Written and interpreted by Andrew Sachs, this was the world's first radio drama without words. Featuring sound effects and 11 actors, all recorded on location. From BBC Radio 3. (1978)

* Running Away:
Andrew Sachs takes time out from writing his autobiography to enjoy a grand day out at the zoo, and a stroll down memory lane with Tim Samuels. From BBC Radio 4. (2008)

* Cash Me a Portrait:
Third play in a trilogy of plays about the world of Art by Andrew Sachs. Trudi Snape has inherited a portrait which may turn out to be a Da Vinci. From BBC Radio 4. (1985)

Producers: Sarah Wade & Mik Wilkojc

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in March 2010.