Today's story is 'The King's New Crown' by Sheila Archer
Guest storyteller Colin Jeavons
Presenters this week Carol Chell, Johnny Silvo
Author (The King's New Crown):
The programme traces the stages through which children develop an understanding of what adult society considers right or wrong.
With Dorothy Heathcote
(Radio Times People: page 5)
with Richard Whitmore; Weather
by David Rook and John King
with Peter Arne
A black arab stallion escapes on Dartmoor and 'runs wild.' It steals mares from a pony trader who lives there. The story tells, without words, of the man's efforts to capture it.
Radio Times People: p4
Thomas Hardy's words, and summer in unspoiled Wessex.
With more than 1,000 patents to his name Thomas Alva Edison was perhaps the most creative inventor in the history of mankind. Yet, as so often happens with 'textbook names' we know very little about him.
Edison was the incarnation of the All-American Dream, of the country boy who made good, who chewed tobacco, talked dirty, ridiculed scientific theory and in his time committed some truly remarkable blunders. In 70 years' active working life of often 15-20 hours a day he made invention a commercial proposition, changed the course of science, and made a decisive contribution to how we all live today.
Horizon presents a study of this often outrageous genius whose story is a complex mixture of myth and reality.
on behalf of the Labour Party
(Also on BBC1)
Match your musical wits tonight against Joyce Grenfell, Robin Ray, Derek Hart
Chairman Joseph Cooper
by Willis Hall
with Peter Sallis as Lumley, Barbara Mitchell as Edith Henshaw, Jack Smethurst as Charles Henshaw, David Gwillim as Hartigan
Mr Lumley's dazzling sales-talk sometimes gets out of control...