A special winter edition presented by Gloria Hunniford and Alan Titchmarsh live from the Royal Opera
House, Covent Garden.
At this time of year most of the great houses stand shuttered and bolted, gardens sleeping beneath a carpet of leaves or snow. One exception is the Royal Opera House, outside which opera and ballet goers once mixed with the market traders and flower girls of the Garden. Today street entertainers and brightly coloured stalls supply the perfect backdrop for the Opera House.
Producers COUN MARTIN. NEIL GEORGE and PAUL NEWMAN
BBC Radio Orchestra led by MICHAEL TOMALIN conducted by lain Sutherland . Vocal guest Lindsay Benson. BBC Radio Strings conducted by Frank Renton. With classic album tracks from the star vocalists of popular music. Producer RAY HARVEY Programmes between
8.00 and 9.30*pm may be broadcast on FM only to allow for coverage of Littlewoods Cup quarter-final replays on MW.
With the help of material from newspaper, magazine and radio archives, Russell Davies and Maureen Lipman present recordings that were requested and played in the original programmes.
1956: This Year of Grace Compiled by RUSSELL DAVIES Producer
JONATHAN JAMES-MOORE (R)
Starring Harry Worth with Jacqueline Clarke and Joan Sanderson as Agnes Latimer.
Harry is feeling lonely - he needs a partner. An old girlfriend appears on his doorstep. Marriage is in the air, but Harry doesn't like nut cutlets!
Written by VINCE POWELL Producer MIKE CRAIG BBC Manchester (R)
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