Derek MCCULLOCH OBE (1897-1967)

Derek McCulloch
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Radio Times

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THIS IS YOUR LIFE - Derek McCulloch, BBC radio presenter and producer, was surprised by Eamonn Andrews at the BBC Television Theatre.


Derek joined the BBC radio in 1926 as an announcer, and by 1931 had become second in command on Children's Hour, taking full charge of the programme two years later.


He became best known through Children's Hour as 'Uncle Mac', signing off each edition with his line 'Goodnight children, everywhere'.


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Derek McCulloch

Derek McCulloch on This Is Your Life

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  • Edition No: 245
  • Subject No: 245
  • Broadcast date: Thu 13 Feb 1964
  • Broadcast time: 8.50-9.15pm
  • Recorded: Mon 3 Feb 1964 8-8.45pm
  • Venue: BBC Television Theatre
  • Series: 9
  • Edition: 19

on the guest list...

  • John Snagge
  • Douglas McCulloch – brother
  • Roy Drew
  • Mary O’Farrell
  • Barrie – wife
  • Liz Fraser
  • John Keir Cross
  • Edmund Tustian
  • Christopher Gulland
  • Mrs Gulland
  • Audrey - sister
  • Judith – daughter
  • Crystal – daughter
  • Carolyne - granddaughter
  • Simon - grandson
  • David - grandson
  • Susan – granddaughter
  • May Thomas

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production team...

  • Researcher: Alan Haire
  • Writer: Liam Nolan
  • Director: Mark Patterson
  • Producer: Vere Lorrimer
  • Executive Producer: T Leslie Jackson
Series 9 subjects: Stratford Johns > Alice Sterne > Robert Boothby > Bessie Love > Joan Stanton > Harry Worth > John Dodd > Ralph Reader > Albert Guerisse > Margaret Lockwood > Franklin Day > Frederick Spencer Chapman > Thora Hird > Evelyn Bark > Madge Watson and Elsie Wood > Petula Clark > Derek McCulloch > Bert Matthews > Ted Moult > Dot Palmer > Teddy Winn > Barbara Mullen > Paul Burrough > Sydney Scroggie > Ninette de Valois > Dominique Pire > Olivia de Havilland > Mary Hawkins