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Radio 4: The Programmes

Peter Tinniswood

WRITING POWERHOUSE who filled Radio 4’s schedules virtually single-handed for decades on end, primarily with the spun-off from TV’s I Didn’t Know You Cared rambling travelogues of Uncle Mort, also somehow finding time to pen the equally numerous cricketing memoirs of The Brigadier, and absolutely gazillions of forgotten one-shot efforts like A Touch Of Daniel, Stoker Leishman’s Diaries, Visiting Julia and A Conspiracy Of Parrots. The very definition of the sort of idiosyncratic maverick talent that Radio 4 was made to support, and radio is a slightly less droll place without him.

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  1. Richard16378

    December 24, 2017 at 10:15 pm

    Does anyone remember the TV show where he went around places from his childhood with the Brandons, though they seemed to be oblivious to his presence.

    As I was too young to remember I Didn’t Know You Cared it was my first experience of his work.

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