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Fine Feathers by W. E. SLADER-BOORMAN Read by Dillwyn Owen
This particular day has significant relevance in the context of this story about an English journalist's visit to Wales. Producer HARRI GWYNN BBC Wales
Six readings by John West-brook from the CHARLES DICKENS character studies.
1: The Funny Young Gentleman 'A stout gentleman with a powdered head whispered us that Griggins was a wit of the first water....'
Producer BARBARA CROWTHER
Introduced by Sue MacGregor Talk till Two.
Of Mice and Supermen: Luxembourg - the day-trip duchy which gave a motto to the Prince of Wales.
Reading your letters.
Let's Play Some Music-2: 'When you take some skin. jazz begins.' Learning the drums with ANDY PRICE.
The Secret Orchard of Roger Ackerley by DIANA PETRE abridged in 11 parts by SALLY SKRIMSHIRE Read by Shelagh Fraser (1)
Diana Petre 's father left a letter to be opened only in the event of his death. It was addressed to her half-brother, the writer J. R. Aekerley , and it contained the statement 'Now for the " secret orchard" part of my story. For many years I had a mistress
This is the story of that
(Music: Scriabin's First Symphony)
What Do We Do Now, Henry? by PAULINE MACAULAY
ALEC: Fancy a bungalow at Shoreham? You could have mine for a week if the idea appeals to you ... Nothing primitive, you know. All mod cons. Very quiet and secluded ... delightful sea breezes, etc. HENRY: But you live in it.
ALEC: That doesn't mean I wouldn't enjoy a few nights in town ... We could work on an exchange basis.
Producer DAVID R. GODFREY
Five stories by PENELOPE MORTIMER
Read by JUNE BARRIE
4: The King of Kissingdom
'Idonotknowwhatwenton between my mother, my father. and Miss Briggs during the short months of the winter and the spring: and therefore it is all just as shrouded in mystery to me now as it was that day when we received, for the first time, our invitation to the orchard ...
Freedom Lies Westwards
In 1946 Estonian refugees living in Sweden were ordered to return to their country, then occupied by the Soviets. Knowing something of Soviet ' hospitality ' the Veedam family decided that anything was better than this. Together with a group of friends as poor as themselves, tHey managed to buy an old boat. Without visas. proper supplies or equipment; laden down with children. Aunty and an indomitable Grandma, they sailed off westwards, determined to reach the New World or perish in the attempt.
Script and production by ALAN BURGESS
In this extended edition
Alexander Solzhenitsyn. the exiled Russian writer. reflects on the political and moral attitudes of Britain and the Western world.
Solzhenitsyn's talk. which was first broadcast on Radio 3, is followed by a discussion about the issues he raises.
Chairman Ian McIntyre Reader RICHARD PASCO Producer TOM READ
(Richard Pasco is an associate of the Royal Shakespeare Co)
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