plus Angela Rippon with a birthday interview of the week. and other familiar names playing unfamiliar roles in this live miscellany of reassuring entertainment, disturbing oddities and serious arguments.
From Glasgow. Fran Morrison: from Cardiff. Gerry Monte: and from Dublin. Frank Delaney, tell true stories of popular interest.
Live musical interludes and punctuations by THE BOWLES BROTHERS
A Start and Stop the Week team production
Sheila Hocken was born with cataracts on both eyes. which increasingly clouded her vision throughout childhood and eventually she became blind. But. at the age of 30. she underwent an operation which resulted in her being able to see clearly for the first time in her life She talks to MARGARET HOWARD about the impact of sight and her reaction to a world she had never properly seen before.
Producer THENA HESHEL
(First broadcast in 1976)
Snacks. Hot and Cold by ALLEN WEEDON
Read by Roger Hume
' Every morning it was the same. Until she knew the soft rolls had arrived Nora couldn concentrate on anything else.'
Producer JANE MARSHALL BBC Birmingham
' Nobody had informed me that at one view I should see a palace. a town. a iortified city. temples on high places, woods worthy of being each a metropolis of the Druids, the noblest lawn in the world fenced by half the horizon and a mausoleum that would tempt one to he buried alive.'
Michael Oliver visits Castle Howard , the great house in Yorkshire, and the first building designed by the playwright Sir John Van brugh in 1699-his genius now ' hugely turned to architecture
With George Howard. Christian Howard. Sir Hugh Casson , Sir John Summerson. Geofrey Beard. John Cornforth. Mark Girouard. Patrick Nuttgens and Laurence Whistler.
Producer JOHN POWELL
A Kaleidoscope production (Revised repeat)
Introduced by Sue MacGregor
A Touch of the John Currys: FRANCES BERTHEL-SEN talks to some budding ice-skaters.
Antiquated Vocabulary: HONOR WYATT admits to being not ' with it '.
Talking Point: opinions and ideas ...
Back Pain: MAUREEN CALVIN reports on unorthodox methods of treatment. Moon's Ottery <7)
Four programmes on how Parliament works. Presented by Anthony Howard with the help of recordings from the 1978 proceedings of Parliament. 2: The Public Interest
Much of Parliament's business appears to be of more interest to the professional politician than to the outsider. But there are some occasions of public concern when debates can make or break reputations - and even governments.
Producer GRAHAM T4YAR (Programme 3: Tuesday)
by D. Gregory Lyone with Susan Sheridan as Ginty Stratton
Bob: "...Did you, Ginty? Did you? You're 15. Ginty. 15! There's laws about men like him: Laws.... you know that? Laws!"
Ginty: "He didn't know how old I was!"
The quotations game in which Rob Buckman , Anna Ford. Spike Milligan and Terry Wogan are quizzed on sayings funny, famous and fatuous - taken from the printed page. the spoken word. and the handwritten letter from you. the listener.
There is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about with quotations.'
IKENNETH GRAHfME, misquoted)
Quotations read by Ronald Fletcher
Devised and presented by Nigel Rees
Producers JOHN LLOYD and GEOFFREY PERKINS
The tenth of 13 programmes in which Kingslcy Amis introduces poems from The New Oxford Book of Light Verse.
The poems in this programme are all by JOHN BETJEMAN
Readers HUGH DICKSON , DAVID BRIERLEY, HEAIHER BELL and KINGSLEY AMIS Producer AI.EC REID
(Repeated: Sat at 11.20 am)
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