Today's story is "Hilda on a Scooter" by Jill Tomlinson
Author (Hilda on a Scooter):
with Peter Woods reporting the world tonight with the BBC's reporters and correspondents at home and abroad
The Jacques Loussier Trio play the music of Bach in the style that has made them internationally famous
Jacques Loussier (piano), Pierre Michelot (bass), Christian Garros (percussion)
(This Week's Sounds: page 10)
Paul Tortelier works with young professional cellists on all five Beethoven cello sonatas and a set of variations with Martin Isepp (piano)
Tonight: Sonata in D major, Op 102
with Philip de Groote and Marilyn Sansom
There is a legend that sometime during the years which followed the Crucifixion, Joseph of Arimathea brought the teaching of Christ to the Druids in Glastonbury, and built there the first Christian church in the world.
A week in June this year began with a hippie gathering to celebrate the Summer Solstice on Glastonbury Tor, and ended with the Church of England pilgrimage to the Abbey ruins-within virtual earshot of the Pop Festival at neighbouring Shepton Mallet.
John Shelly is a potter who lives and works at the foot of the Tor. For him, Glastonbury is the heart-centre of England - the place where a new spirit took root at the dawn of the Christian era. Among the hippies, 'the angelic generation,' he finds signs of the birth of a new spirit for a new era - as we enter the Age of Aquarius.
by Peter Phillips
Dramatised by David Climie
With Donal Donnelly as Pete, Peter Jeffrey as Craswell, Peter Barkworth as Stephen and Vicki Woolf as Garor
A brilliant writer of science fiction fantasies has had a mental breakdown. Although lying inert on a hospital bed, in his mind he is living in the midst of one of his own fantasies. In an attempt to bring him back to reality, a doctor uses a new device to link the writer's mind to that of the most level-headed man he knows, an Irish sports reporter. When the sports reporter finds himself in the weird world created by the deranged writer, he wonders if he was wise to take on the job.
A series of outstanding feature films from more than 20 different countries.
This week: from India starring Chhabi Biswas
A wealthy Bengali businessman dominates his family and forces them to help him increase his own wealth and prestige. But on holiday in the shadow of Kangchenjunga mountain he finds himself unable to justify his principles when challenged by an unemployed amateur philosopher. Never shown publicly in Britain, Kangchenjunga, Satyajit Ray's first colour film and the first he scripted himself, is much tauter than his earlier work. In fact, the action covers only one-and-a-half hours, the duration of the film itself
Written and directed by Satyajit Ray
(Philip Jenkinson on This Week's Films: page 8)
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