A series of 18 programmes 1: The Big Sell
How does your GP decide which drug to prescribe for you? On what will his decision be based? Direct mail advertising or other drug advertisements? Could he prescribe more cheaply?
Presented by Bill Breckon
Medical adviser DAVID DELVIN Producers SUSAN SNAILUM and PAr TAYLOR
The Cry of Geese by ROY BOLITHO Read by Norman Shelley
' They met by the stone stile, the shabby old man and the small boy. " Where are you going, boy? " the old man asked. Nowhere," the boy said. here you? " ...'
Token of Esteem by DAVID. BARTLETT and MICHAEL DAVIES with Gerald Cross as Sands Christopher Timothy as Joe
SANDS: How could I agree to anything so preposterous? ... This pocket-watch was given to me by my firm as a token of their esteem after 40 long and faithful years' service. If you imagine I am going to lower it into a cup of tea simply to satisfy some moronic urge you have to compete, then you are sadly mistaken. This watch means as much to me as life itself.
Producer CHERRY COOKSON
(Christopher Timothy is a member of the Young Vic Theatre Company)
A general knowledge contest Chairman Robert.Robinson 2: London (ii)
DENIS VANDERVELDE, management consultant MRS HILARY BRINDLEY , child psychiatrist
ANDREW NEWMAN , solicitor THOMAS DYER , schoolmaster including Beat the Brains
Programme devised by JOHN P. WYNN , Who, With IAN GILLIES , sets the questions. Producer TONY LUKE
(Repeated/ Friday 6.15 pm)
Book, Brain of Britain, 35p from bookshops
Weather, programme news
VHF Regional news and weather
Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week:
Fritz Splegl , Austrian-Liverpudlian; defender of the Scouse; publisher: and man of music.
Giving up Smoking - -1: DONALD NORFOLK wonders why you do smoke.
Reading your letters. Arts Notebook.
Food Facts on Potatoes - 3: JANET WARREN gives us some cooking hints.
Images of Rose (6)
Three programmes on some better-known literary ' fan clubs.' 2: The White Boar Society Written and narrated by Derek Parker
The campaign to clear the name of one of England's darkest historical villains runs as strongly today as when the society was started 50 years ago by two Liverpool surgeons. Richard Hi's supporters are convincedthathistory,and Shakespeare in particular, have gravely maligned their hero
Readings by EDWARD BURNHAM Producer MAURICE LEITCH
starring Kenneth Williams with. Lance Percival Miriam Margolyes and the Nic Rowley Trio
Script by PETER SPENCE , with additional material by COLIN BOSTOCK - SMITH, HOWARD IMBKR , TOM MAGEE-ENGLEFIELD and GAVJN OSBON. Producer SIMON BRETT (Repeated: Friday 12.27 pm)
The last of three programmes written by NESTA PAIN based on the biography by ELIZABETH LONGFORD with Paul Rogers as Wellington 3: The Hero Comes Home
' It's a bad thing to be always fighting. It has been too much to see brave men cutting each other to pieces.'
Wellington was 46 when he triumphed over Napoleon at Waterloo and he never fought another battle. He lived on another 37 years, involving himself in the great political issues of the day and becoming, for a time. Prime Minister. He was a target not only for would-be assassins (the Cato Street Conspirators) but for the attentions of unmarried women of all kinds. He died in 1852 and was mourned as ' the greatest man that England ever knew.'
Narrator Noel Johnson
With MADI HEDD, LESLIE HERITAGE ANNE JAMESON , GODFREY KENTON DENIS MCCARTHY , DEBORAH PAIGE and STEPHEN THORNE
Producer ALAN HAYDOCK
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