1: P's and Q
Pasties, piskies, pilchards and piracy ...
In the first of a new series of eight programmes. Tom Vernon visits Fowey in South Cornwall to find out who has been moved to write about this medieval fishing port and discovers some surprising literary connections: not merely the great ' Q ' - Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch , but also such diverse writers as Kenneth Grahame , John Betjeman , Leo Walmsley , the du Mauriers and A. L. Rowse.
Readers SHEILA ALLEN and PETER TUDDENHAM
Producer FRANCES DONNELLY
In May Chris Bonington led an eight-man British assault on the West Ridge of K2, a route never before attempted. Recorded on the mountain, this programme is the story of that expedition-an expedition which was to culminate in the death of one of its members. Producer JOHN KNIGHT
Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Guest of the Week:
Lord Gibson. Chairman of the National Trust
Bonsoir Messieurs, Bonsoir Mesdames: HÉLÈNE CORDET , hostess of television's Café Continental, and founder of Britain's first discotheque, talks to TONY BARNFIELD.
Reading Your Letters.
Sewing Club: BETTY FOSTER helps solve the problems in home fashion sewing and looks at developments in the industries which serve the neediewoman. Moon's Ottery (6)
Friends and Neighbours by JOHN BOND
' Moving in, are you? You'll have your work cut out with that garden ... the guttering, it's rotten ... the trench window, the lock's seized ... I don't object to people like yourself moving here but what I do object to is people moving to a place and then not being prepared to put in the necessary ...'
Directed by TONY CLIFF BBC Manchester
sung by the EXON SINGERS in the Abbey Church of St Mary the Virgin, Tewkesbury
Introit: Here is the little door (Herbert Howells )
Versicies and Responses (Philip Radcliffe)
Psalm 18 (W. H. Cutler ; J. Turle ; E. J. Hopkins) Lessons: Isaiah 61, vv 1-7: Ephesians 2. vv 1-10 Canticles < Collegium Sancti Johannis Cantabrigiense); Anthem: Long, long ago < Herbert Howells ) Conductor
Organist COLIN WALSH BBC Birmingham
A musical quiz devised by EDWARD J. MASON and TONY SHRYANE
John Amis and Frank Muir challenge Ian Wallace and Denis Norden In the Chair Steve Race
Questions compiled by STEVE RACE
Recorded before an in-t'ited audience at the Cheltenham International Festival of Music
Just over a year ago Brenda Kidman discovered she had cancer of the breast It was diagnosed shortly after a stressful period which culminated in the death of her mother. (She described this in her award-winning radio documentary Where's the Keyt)
In this programme she tells the story of her illness and treatment, illustrated with the voices of fellow patients and doctors. And in the ensuing discussion with Professor Eric Easson. of the Christie Hospital in Manchester, and Doctor Stephen Greer. from the Department of Psychological Medicine at King's College Hospital in London, she asks: why are we still so ignorant about cancer? Can there be a connection between cancer and stress?
Producer HUGH PURCELL
Over three evenings in November 1978 some
1.200 school-age musicians from all over Uie country performed in London everything from symphonic music to jazz. It was a rapturous success. This evening you can hear a varied selection of those outstanding groups that took part, and, in addition, an American Youth Orchestra that was specially invited for the occasion. Introduced by Derek Jewell Producer
Sir John Gielgud , in the last programme of this series, talks to JOHN MILLER about his life in the theatre.
Our Revels Now Are Ended
' I want to make a film of The Tempest very much. I want to make it in Japan.... of course the Masque would be wonderful on the screen, having them coming down in peacock chariots from the sky and walking on the sands.... and the forgiveness at the end on some high hill with a bonfire. It could be so beautiful.'
Producer JOHN POWELL
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