22 : The Bee Inspector (2): summer 
first broadcast:
Sun Feb 9 2003 
2.45 pm 
Radio 4 
presenter:
David Kemp 
producer:
Mike Hally 
The second part is summer-time, with a round of County Shows to add to the numerous individual inspections. David is joined by seasonal bee officers to share the load, but its still a very busy time. Bad weather keeps the growing colonies inside their hives until, like mischievous children on a rainy day, they break out and swarm in places they?re not wanted. 

 
21 : The Bee Inspector (1) spring 
first broadcast:
Sun Feb 2 2003 
2.45 pm 
Radio 4 
presenter:
David Kemp 
producer:
Mike Hally 
Who do you call when your bees stop buzzing or the honey goes off? Why, the Bee Inspector of course. He may be the man from the Ministry, but David Kemp is the saviour of many a bee-keeper. What?s more he?s full of fascinating facts about these extraordinary little creatures and he has that rare gift of conveying his enthusiasm in everyday language. You don?t have to own a bee suit to enjoy this series! The first programme finds David in the spring, checking how well bee colonies have survived the winter and looking for the first signs of disease as the days get warmer. 

 
20 : The Lady Behind the Daily Service 
first broadcast:
Thu Jan 2 2003 
3.45 pm 
Radio 4 
presenter:
Judy Merry 
producer:
Mike Hally 
An account of the astonishing exchange of letters between a very determined lady from Watford and some of the highest officials in the BBC that led on 2nd January 1928 to the first of 75 years of Daily Services ("Gillian Reynolds' Choice", Daily Telegraph). 

 
7 : Electronic Brains (4): Water on the Brain 
first broadcast:
Tue Nov 20 2001 
9.30 am 
Radio 4 
presenter:
Mark Whitaker 
producer:
Mike Hally 
"Last in this offbeat, but informative series" (Susan Jeffreys, Daily Mail). Shortly after World War II, a New Zealand engineer started a sociology degree at the London School of Economics. Bill Phillips had already shown remarkable courage and ingenuity, winning an award for bravery in the Far East, then making electrical gadgets as a prisoner of war. At the LSE he didn’t take to sociology but economics fascinated him. He wrote an essay comparing the national economy to a machine pumping coloured water round clear plastic tubes. An older student persuaded him to build one, and it was an immediate success. 

 
6 : Electronic Brains (3): Then we Took the Roof off 
first broadcast:
Tue Nov 13 2001 
9.30 am 
Radio 4 
presenter:
Mark Whitaker 
producer:
Mike Hally 
"I am enjoying this series so much" (Peter Barnard, RT). The Ukrainian city of Kyiv (Kiev) was over-run by the Nazis in World War 2, liberated by the Soviet Army a couple off years later, and by 1945 was in a terrible state. But while re-building started a small group of scientists and engineers found an abandoned monastery in an idyllic setting on the outskirts of the city, in a place called Feofania. There they built “secret laboratory number 1” and started work on the Soviet Union’s first electronic computer. 

 
5 : Electronic Brains (2): Saluting the Moose 
first broadcast:
Tue Nov 6 2001 
9.30 am 
Radio 4 
presenter:
Mark Whitaker 
producer:
Mike Hally 
This programme joins a group of retired engineers who meet every Fall in Connecticut to re-discover the forgotten history of the first American business computer. They worked for Remington Rand, in a converted barn that still “smelled of horses” and had a stuffed moose’s head overlooking them as they worked. 

 
4 : Electronic Brains (1): LEO the Lyons Computer 
first broadcast:
Tue Oct 30 2001 
9.30 am 
Radio 4 
presenter:
Mark Whitaker 
producer:
Mike Hally 
A series of four that  

 
112 : North African Short Stories (5): You Taught Me To Love Life, Father 
first broadcast:
Wed Oct 18 2017 
3.30 pm 
R4 
presenter:
Youssef Kerkour 
producer:
Mark Whitaker, Mike Hally, Gillian Hush 
Written by Arousia Naluti: what his wife’s pain in childbirth teaches a young Tunisian man about his country 

 

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