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(Message started by: Kevin Cryan on Today at 09:49)

Title: Just William and The Observer
Post by Kevin Cryan on Today at 09:49
The first of the two CD set of  the Just William 10 (http://www.bbcshop.com/childrens/just-william-10/invt/9780563504597/) stories, Just William Doin Good, read by the incomparable  Martin Jarvis and produced by the equally incomparable Pete Atkin is given away free with today’s print edition of The Observer (http://observer.guardian.co.uk/)


Kevin Cryan

Title: Re: Just William and The Observer
Post by Kevin Cryan on Today at 10:47
Erratum.

"produced by..." should be "directed by..."


Kevin Cryan

Title: Re: Just William and The Observer
Post by dr_john on Today at 15:08
Actually, I think you were right the first time, Kevin: I have some of the earlier Just William readings on cassettes (they're coming back, you know), for which Pete is credited as producer.

Title: Re: Just William and The Observer
Post by Kevin Cryan on Today at 18:43

on 10/09/11 at 15:08:39, dr_john wrote :
... I have some of the earlier Just William readings on cassettes (they're coming back, you know), for


He's credited as producer on Just William 3,for instance, but production credit on this CD is given to Jarvis & Ayers and direction credit to Pete.

Kevin

Title: Re: Just William and The Observer
Post by Pete Atkin on Today at 19:17
Both boring and unimportant:   I started working with Martin Jarvis on the William stories when I was a member of BBC staff, an in-house producer, when the "producer" in radio, as in most cases still, fulfilled the roles both of producer and of director (i.e. both of setter-up and of practical programme-maker);  the role of "director" was not generally recognised in-house.  The change occurred when independent production came into radio.   Martin's own production company (with his wife Ros Ayres) decided to take on the William stories when this became possible, and so subsequenht credits show J&A as producers and me as director, in a way which more closely follows the model for TV and the movies.  That watershed was around 1994, I think, so you can tell from the credits on which side of the watershed individual stories fall.   Fascinating, huh?

Title: Re: Just William and The Observer
Post by Kevin Cryan on 19.10.11 at 08:17
TUESDAY, 25 OCT, 15:30 ON BBC RADIO 4 (FM ONLY) FM .

The Pennymans Hand on the Torch (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0168133)

Martin Jarvis chooses and performs the first of three Richmal Crompton stories immortal hero, William Brown.

2/3 The Knights of the Square Table

3/3 William Helps The Cause

All three are come under the umbrella title Just William: Rightin' Wrongs  and are produced and directed by...no, Kevin, as they say nowadays, do not go there!!!!


Kevin Cryan






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