Story : The Flowery Cow by SHIRLEY VICKERS
Illustrated by LAURENCE HENRY Presenters this week:
Sarah Long , Don Spencer
' When you actually get down to looking for genuine music live, there's almost nobody I'd want to go out and see.'
Writer and broadcaster Charlie Gillett believes that British musicians patronise, bully, confuse and distract their audiences as an alternative to providing them with the real thing - music.
Michael Dean talks with him and other guests from the world of pop.
Producer PETER CARR
Johnny Rondo, a former gun-fighter, tries to forget the past and make a new life for himself and his 17-year-old son.
"Ballad of Johnny Rondo" sung by:
A duel of words and wit between Patrick Campbell Merle Park , Graham Hill and Frank Muir
Judi Dench , Arthur Lowe Referee Robert Robinson
For example, Maracock. Is it: The fruit of an American passion flower with a taste guaranteed not to arouse passions?
Or: The figure on a merry-go-round which, before they invented the horse, was always a cock? May the worst man win ...
Call My Bluff devised by MARK GOODSUN and BILL TODMAN Director PEGGY WALKER
Producer JOHNNY DOWNES (from Manchester)
An outside broadcast starring
The Bachelors and The Young Generation Guest stars
Roger Kitter Frank Carson
Ray Maxim and Lynn
Choreographer NIGEL LYTHGOE
ALYN AINSWORTH AND HIS ORCHESTRA Costume PAULA BRUCE Lighting BERT OATEN
Producer MICHAEL HURLL
Recorded in the COTTLE AND AUSTEN CIRcus BIG TOP at Pontin's Holiday Camp, Brixham, Devon
(The Bachelors are appearing in ' The Bachelors Show ' at the Festival Theatre, Paignton; Roger Kitter in ' The Mike and Bernie Winters Show ' at the Princess Theatre, Torquay)
By the end of the First World War the Isle of Lewis, with a population of only 30,000, had lost 800 men in land and sea battles throughout the world. And then this Hebridean island was dealt the heaviest blow of all. A further 200 men, nearly all of them natives of Lewis, died in one night - a few weeks after the war, after the fighting had stopped.
In the early hours of 1 January 1919, in a rising storm and pitch darkness, the Admiralty yacht Iolaire, carrying naval ratings home on New Year's leave, was wrecked right at the mouth of Stornoway harbour, right on the shores of the Isle of Lewis itself. One man, JOHN F. MACLEOD, managed to swim ashore with a rope and altogether some 70 men were saved.
In this programme Macleod, some of the other survivors, and men and women of Lewis tell the story of that tragic night.
with John Edmunds