Last summer I was standing near a laburnum tree in the garden when I heard a sound like crackling paper. Looking up, I saw a marsh tit hopping from branch to branch, extracting the seeds from the withered pods, and eating them. I had always been told that laburnum seeds were poisonous .. but apparently the marsh tit hadn't! This morning's Wildlife team try to discover who is right.
Introduced by DEREK JONU Producer DILYS BREESE BBC Bristol
Introduced by Sue MacGregor Talk till Two.
France on a Few Francs: LYN MACDONALD and some cheap holidays - French style.
The Selection Process Went Mad: an experience with a marriage bureau.
Conversion - 2: PETER MOORE , first arL Anglican, became agnostic and now holds the Russian Orthodox faith.
The Way of All Flesh (13) Editor WYN KNOWLES
Another chance to hear the late Dame Sybil Thorndike playing one of her most telling radio roles in A Passage to India by Santha Rama Rau from the novel by E.M. Forster, adapted by John Maynard
With Zia Mohyeddin, Jill Balcon and Frank Duncan
The action of the play takes place in the small provincial town of Chandrapore, in Eastern India, near Bengal. The time is April of a year in the early 20s.
(B'cast in 1967)
From the novel by:
All The World's Our Stage
Martin Esslin. who is about to retire as Head of BBC Radio Drama, in conversation with RONALD HARWOOD , talks about radio drama - ' the largest theatrical enterprise In the world.' He- also reflects on his first and abiding interest - The Theatre - from the monumental productions of Max Reinhardt to the Absurd Theatre of Samuel Beckett ,
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