Brian Redhead in Manchester and Nigel Rees in London
At 7.0 and 8.0 News and more of Today, including Sports News and Today's Papers at 7.25* and 8.25*; VHF Regional News and Weather; Thought for the Day at 7.45* Editor MIKE CHANEY
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Colorado beetles are in the news again - but just u'hy are they such a Menace If you hear a woodpecker pecking wood, hoif can you tell which kind it. is?
These are just two of the items you've asked to hear today, plus, of course, extracts from your letters, wildlife sounds, and this month's competition. Introduced by DEREK JONES Producer DIlYS BREESE BBC Bristol
inedium wave only Me and Big Ben by PAT GARROD
Read by Margaret Tyzack
' tried to reassure her. " It'll all be over in a couple of days, love - well, three at the most. Then we can sort things out And I'll be visiting you every day." It was the wrong thing to say ... '
Producer BARBARA CROWTHER
Introduced by Sue MaeGregor Talk till Two.
Reading your letters.
Private Collections - 2. Bats from the Belfry: ELIZABETH CAMERON talks to BARBARA MYERS. Entertainment Round-Up: corDON GOW reporting.
FAITH BROOK reads Tisha (4) Editor WYN KNOWLES
The Making of a Marchioness by Frances Hodgson Burnett abridged for radio in ten parts by Evangeline Banks
Read by Rosalie Crutchley
The author described this, her most popular adult novel, published in 1901, as 'picture of a nice, simple, prosaic soul who arrives at a good fortune almost comic because it is in a sense so incongruous. The heroine is a sort of Cinderella ....'
1: Miss Emily Fox Seton
Producer Pamela Howe
Preview: page 15
An impression of the life and work of Lilian Baylis, who managed the Old Vic for a quarter of a century and paved the way for The English National Opera, The Royal Ballet and The National Theatre.
Edited and produced by val may
This charity Gala performance was given by members of the National Theatre Company on behalf of the Royal Victoria Hall (Old Vic) Foundation on Saturday 28 February, The National Theatre's last performance at the Old Vic before moving to its new home on the South Bank.
The Company: Polly Adams, Peggy Ashcroft, Anna Carteret, Robert Eddison, Frank Finlay, Albert Finney, Susan Fleetwood, John Gielgud, Gawn Grainger, Angela Lansbury, Denis Qullley, Ralph Richardson, Daniel Thorndike with the recorded voices of Laurence Olivier and Lilian Baylis
Of Peggy Ashcroft as Lilian Baylis the OBSERVER wrote:
"She has not knocked me so completely out since The Wars of the Roses, and never before has she made me laugh. Here she overflowed with comic energy. (Her) sense of liberation pervaded the occasion."
During the interval 8.5-8.35. a gramophone record of Joan Cross singing the Willow Song and Ave Maria from Verdi's opera Otello, with orchestra conducted by Lawrence Collingwood
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