On the west side of the huge plaza of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York stands the Metropolitan Opera House. The 1977-1978 season represents the brink of a new era in the life of the Met. whose 93rd season is now ending. Michael Oliver discusses the challenge with Anthony Bliss. Executive Director, James Levine , Music Director. and John Dexter. Director of Productions, and goes behind the great golden curtain to get the backstage story -in words and music - of one of the world's great opera houses.
Producer JOHN POWELL
medium only from 2.0 Introduced from Wales by Sue MacGregor
No Mod Cons: a recent survey by the Housing Association of Wales states that over 100,000 dwellings were without indoor bathroom and toilet.
In Harmony: ANNE ZIEGLER and WEBSTER BOOTH have recently set up home in Wales after 20 years in South Africa.
Balihor Das: ANITA MORGAN talks to members of the British Women's Karakoram expedition to an unclimbed peak in the Himalayas.
The Sundial: GILI.IAN CLARKE discusses her new poems. BBC Wales
Quartet in Autumn (7)
Minor Surgery by ANN SHELDON WILLIAMS one day in the life of the receptionist in a busy doctors' surgery, whose private life makes its own demands.
With PAULINE MORAN , MARGOT BOYD , HILDA KRISEMAN , BRENDA KAYE. Directed by MARGARET ETALL
For every 100 novels painfully written, only one is published. What chance does the unknown writer stand of having a first novel accepted? Must the writer have an agent? Do creative writing classes help or hinder? And in the face of such opposition, what makes unpublished writers soldier on? June Knox-Mawer talks to LAURA, MARIE and NICK: between them six novels written but no acceptances. Novelists BERYL BAINBRIDGE and CELIA FREMLIN tell of their early experiences of getting published, while literary agents CAROL SMITH and MICHAEL SISSONS try to define the state of the fiction market in 1978, Producer FRANCES DONNELLY
Adventures of Gerard by Slit ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE abridged in ten parts by RICHARD CARRINGTON
Read by DENYS HAWTHORNE
10: The Last Adventure of the Brigadier. Producer PETER NOVIS BBC Birmingham
(Starting on Monday: Eagles Near the Carcase)
We all have niggling little questions in the coiners of our minds that we mean to follow up some day. when we have the time. Now you can unload your query onto Neil Landor and let the BBC Reference Library and other experts find the answer for you.
Questions - on postcards - to: Enquire Within, BBC, London W1A 4WW
Producer DENYS GUEROULT
5.55 medium only
Weather and programme new*
with Desmond Lynam
Are you as well-equipped as you might be to cope with the consequences of a motor accident? A team of experts offers detailed advice on how to make the best out of an unhappy situation.
Producer GEOFF DOBSON Editor ROGER MACDONALD
An irreverently critical look back over the week's news with David Jason. Bill Wallis
David Tate. Sheila Steafel and the keyboards of Bill McGuffie
Written by ANDY HAMILTON , BARRY PILTON , JOHN LANGDON , RICHARD QUICK and others
Producer GRIFF RHYS JONES
(Repeated: Saturday 5.30 pm)
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