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Bosom Friends by REARDEN CONNER
Read by Allan McClelland
1 My Uncle Jody had a talent for friendship, no wife, and no home to call his own ... It was an embarrassment to my Aunt Bess and my Uncle Thomas because it meant their house was open to all sorts of people ... -
Introduced by June Knox -Mawer Guest of the Week:
Laurence Cotterell , Chairman of the Poetry Society
Do-It-Yourself Medicine: ChrisTINE DOYLE looks into aching joints and muscles.
Reading your letters.
Biarritz Lives Again: the world's grandest seaside resort of the 20s is attempting a comeback. JOHN ARDAGH reports on its success.
A Cage of Hummingbirds by JUNE DRUMMOND: abridged in 13 parts by DELIA PATON
Read by Margaret Inglis (1)
'A week ago Leila Wittlin went back to Johannesburg. I saw her private aircraft pass over my house, and wondered if she turned in her seat to cast a glance at Durban, I thought it unlikely ...' (Music: Korngold's Violin Concerto)
A play for radio by JOHN WHITEWOOD with John Forrest , John Rowe
' How can I explain to my own child that her father is a paralysing bore, that her mummy doesn't love her daddy any more? '
When the Sumners separate. the upheaval affects more lives than their own.
Producer JOHN CARDY
Sixteen years ago, Paul Leyton was Chief Research Engineer on the Black Knight Rocket project: today he has turned his talents to running a small restaurant and brews his own beer - in fact, he is licensee of the smallest brewery in the country. Along the way he has also been a poet. a pilot, a teacher, an inventor - and, incidentally, a keen student of snails.
Producer DILYS BREESE BBC Bristol
The questions and ideas you send are discussed this week by Renle Houston
Bettine Le Beau. Andrle Melly and Nancy Wise
In the Chair Anona Winn Devised by ANONA WINN and IAN MESSITER
Producer JOHN BRIDGES
Paying for the Arts
Ring Robin Day to put your questions on the support we give to the creative arts in Britain to Roy Shaw , Secretary-General of the Arts Council of Great Britain.
Producer WALTER WALLICH
Call [number removed]from 6.0 pm
Songs of the old-time stars sung by PETER REEVES , PAT WHITMORE CHARLES YOUNG and the MUSIC-HALL SINGERS directed by CHARLES YOUNG Chairman Roy Hudd
Written and produced by CHARLES CHILTON
(Edited version: Fri 11.5 am)
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