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DAVID HOBMAN , author of Helping Your Neighbour
DR WILLIAM THOMSON , editor of The Practitioner
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Steve Race , who wants help with his problem an inability to remember people's names! Produced by THENA HESHEL
Ten portraits by Julia Small
Narrated and produced by David Davis
'Perhaps there never was a more moral man than Mr Pecksniff: especially in his conversation. He was like the girl in the fairy-tale, except that, if they were not actual diamonds which fell from his lips, they were the very brightest paste.'
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Your Health and Welfare
Cosmetic Allergies: does your lipstick bring you out in a rash, or your after-shave produce Spots? FRANCES BERTHELSEN investigates the problem.
Other topical items too, and a selection from your letters in What's On Your Mind?
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by SIR WALTER SCOTT abridged in eight parts Read by BRYDEN MURDOCH
' Suspicion is the natural vice of our unsettled times. If I had been disposed to listen to such the other day you, Master, instead of being at freedom would have been in the Castle of Edinburgh.'
5: The Reconciliation
Produced by GORDON EMSLIE
Politics is the Art of the Possible. That is what these pages show I have tried to achieve - not more - and that is what I have called my book.
Lord Butler, whose memoirs are published on Monday, talks to ROBERT MCKENZIE about his long career in politics in which 'the possible ' included every office except the highest. with illustrations from the BBC Sound Archives Produced by ANNE DUNCAN-JONES
(The man who is Butler: p 3)
At my very first press conference I said very imperiously and very impatiently that I would like to make this house the best Opera House in the world and I think this is achieved ...
Last Saturday Georg Solti concluded his ten years as musical director of the Royal Opera.
Bernard Levin looks back on the operatic highlights of these ten years, with contributions from GEORG SOLTI and from some of the people who have worked with him at Covent Garden, including:
GERAINT EVANS. PETER HALL
GWYNETH JONES. JAMES MCCRACKEN BIRGIT NILSSON and JOSEPHINE VEASEY
The programme also includes extracts from some of the operas Solti has conducted at Covent Garden, including Der Rosenkavalier, Otello, Tristan und Isolde and Fidelio.
Compiled by PEGGY BRANFORD - Produced by ALAN HAYDOCK
(' Opera belongs to the people': page 11)
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