Today's story is "The Cat Who Followed his Nose" by Ann Reay
With Carole Ward, Rick Jones
Author (The Cat Who Followed his Nose):
An introduction to the social sciences.
Introduced by Derek Hart
(Linked with Radio 3, Friday, 7.0 pm. For publications see page 13)
with Peter Woods
Reporters Jim Douglas Henry, Jeremy James, Jeanne La Chard, Gillian Strickland, Denis Tuohy, Desmond Wilcox, Harold Williamson
This week: Vince, Paul, Lawrence and Richard
Four boys aged between 11 and 14. The landmarks of their world are the lingering slums of yesterday, new blocks of flats that aren't being built quickly enough, the warehouses and docks along the river in London's East End. Already they have fallen foul of the law for truancy and stealing or both. They're in trouble and they're aware of it, but it hasn't dimmed the vitality and optimism of boyhood. There are people who care about them - probation officers, social workers, school teachers. But in the end they may be powerless.
Denis Tuohy has looked at the past and present of these boys and their families. Are they the products of their surroundings and what future will they have there?
(Roll up for the Wilcox spectacular: pages 56-58)
Tonight you can match your musical wits against Elizabeth Jane Howard, Kingsley Amis, Robin Ray
Chairman Joseph Cooper
by John Wiles
with Maurice Roeves as Stephen, Peter Copley as Mackinley, Jack Lambert as Bellows.
The strange happenings hit the new master, Stephen Chambers, from the moment he arrives at Warby Stones School...
(The night when Alan Bromly wished he'd had his glasses: pages 6-7)
It was October 1941 and the SA English Trader, aground on a sandbank, was being pounded to pieces by tremendous seas. Forty-four men were huddled on the bridge, and they saw a huge wave hit the approaching Cromer lifeboat, sweep half her crew overboard and come within inches of capsizing her. They knew then that they had little chance of being saved. But this was the legendary Cox'n Henry Blogg of the Cromer lifeboat - in the lifeboat that wouldn't give up.
Taking part the present coxswain of the Cromer lifeboat -'Shrimp' Davies, Dick Davies, Kathleen Davies, Rose Davies, 'Kelly' Harrison and one-time gunlayer of the English Trader - William Hickson.
From the League of Champions John Spencer v Rex Williams
Two World Champions - Spencer, the Professional Snooker Title Holder, and Williams, the Professional Billiards Champion.
Introduced by Alan Weeks
Tonight Raymond Williams argues his point of view.