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7.0. 8.0 Today's News
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Do little girls experience religion in a different way from little boys? Three women-Jewish, Catholic and Ilinduremember their childhood.
This week June Rose rememhers a Jewish girlhood in the Golders Green of the ,30s. Producer MONICA FURLONG
Introduced by Sue MacGregor Talk Till Two.
The Singing Sweetheart of the 50s: ROSEMARY CLOONEY has written her autobiography.
I'm a Bad Manager: a confession from KOSEMAHY NICE.
Preserving Nature: MOLLY PRICE. OWEN talks to the wardens who create habitats for wildlifr Dr Wortle's School (4)
by William Smethurst
"Would you believe to call a man a Capitalist was a deadly insult? An actionable insult? Something you could be dragged through the courts for, hauled up before the majesty of law or, fined, imprisoned and, no doubt, hung for?"
Directed by Roger Pins BBC Birmingham
What's on at the Empire' Presented by Peter Pratt
While Gilbert and Sullivan reigned at the Savoy, what other entertainment delighted the late Victorian and Ed wardian public?
Producer RONALD COOK
5.55 medium only
Weather and programme news
Written by WILLIAM SMETHURST (Repeated: Friday 1.30 pm) Cast for the week:
with Denis Quilley John Woodvine Judy Parfltt
The author of War and Peace and Anna Karenina was born in Russia 150 years ago.
Leo Tolstoy recorded his turbulent life in his diaries, letlers and stories. They give a picture of his stormy relationships with family and friends, his extreme and often violent emotions as well as of his genius and his ideas
Written and compiled by a. s. BY.vrr
Producer ANNE WINDER
John Woodvine is in ' Every Good Boy Deserves Favour ' at the Mermaid Theatre, London,
- the drink of a nation
An excellent and by all physicians approved China drink, called by the Chineans, Tcha. by other nations Tay alias Tea, is sold at the Sultan's Head in Sweeting Rents by the Royal Exchange , London.'
1658 and the first mention of tea in Britain. John Green traces the history ot this crucial British drink with a little help from
JACK BUCHANAN , DR JOHNSON, BINNIE BALE, H. C. WELLS and QUEEN ANNE-not to mention THE GOONS. TONY HANCOCK , BERNARD CRIBBINS, PETER COOK and JOHN WESLEY.
Further flavour added by FRASER KERR , HAROLD KASKET. GREGORY DE POL.MAY, ANNE ROSEN tELD, DUDLEY .SllAlNS (tenor) and geoffrey brawn ipianoi
The whole concoction stirred by PIERS PLOWRICHT i Repeat)
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