"The Kind Elephant" by Pat Gibson
Guest storyteller Richard Baker
(Repeated on BBC1 at 4.15 pm)
Author (The Kind Elephant):
with Richard Whitmore
Jeremy James talks to Enid Lockhart
Enid Lockhart began work in Paris in the early 1920s. She was the first woman guide in Europe. She began by taking visitors to World War I graves - and the champagne cellars.
(Postponed from 22 March)
Reporters Jeremy James, Jeanne La Chard, 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 or 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, schoolteachers. But in the end they may be powerless.
"...a sympathetic and heartrending study by Man Alive into the life and prospects of four juvenile delinquents in the East End." (Daily Telegraph)
"It was a sad programme, particularly poignant in that the boys seemed bright enough to take up adult excuses for their actions." (Daily Mail)
Major Peter Wood had a chance to realise a dream when he bought the lease of Herm island, near Guernsey, in 1949. He wanted to shape a community who would work together to make their living from this tiny paradise.
An affectionate tribute to Sir William on his birthday from some of his friends. Introduced by John Amis with excerpts from Facade with Fenella Fielding, Michael Flanders, and the Nash Ensemble directed by Marcus Dods, and Bagatelles (1971) for guitar, played by Julian Bream.
Hans Keller and Richard Rodney Bennett pay tribute in words. Malcolm Arnold, Hans Werner Henze, Andre Previn and Malcolm Williamson pay tribute in music specially composed for this occasion and performed by Yehudi Menuhin, Andre Previn, Thomas Hemsley and others
(Composing has always been a nightmare for me: page 15)
Musical Director (Nash Ensemble):
Starring Robert Montgomery, Ingrid Bergman
with George Sanders, Lucile Watson, Oscar Homolka
The study of a mentally unbalanced man whose obsessive jealousy leads him to plan the perfect murder - his own.
(This Week's Films: page 9)
Based on the novel by:
W. S. van Dyke