4: Akenfield and Others ... Tom Vernon goes to Suffolk to meet Ronald Blythe and others who have written about the towns and villages of East Anglia and talks to best-selling writers Hammond Innes and Norah Lofts
Readers SHEILA ALLEN and PETER TUDDENHAM
Producer FRANCES DONNELLY long wave only
visits Hampshire where members of the Kingsclere Gardening Association put their questions to FRED LOADS, BILL SOWERBUTTS and CLAY JONES Questionmaster KEN FORD BBC Manchester
(A revised repeat of Sun-dan's broadcast at 2.0 pm) long wave only
Current and controversial Issues are put on trial before Dick Taverne. Qc, and an invited audience of jurors in Broadcasting House, London.
Committal Proceedings should be Abolished It is proposed by Nicholas Fairbairn , QC, Conservative Member of Parliament for Kinross and Perthshire West and opposed by Richard Du Cann , QC. Chairman of the Criminal Bar Association
Each advocate calls his own witnesses, cross questions his opponent's and argues his case. Producer KAY EVANS
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Introduced by Sue
MacGregor Guest of the Week:
Margaret Forster , novelist and author of William Makepeace Thackeray, Woman's Hour's current serial.
Reading Your Letters
This Village hasn't Died: JENNIFER MAY finds out why.
Uneasy Rider: LORETTA WHITCOMB has discovered the occasional pleasures of bicvcling in Holland. William Makepeace Thackeray (2) long wave only
War Bride by RACHEL WYATT with Rosemary Leaeh as Sim Robert Beatty as Bob Heather Bell as Mandy and Peter Mar.lnker as Jack sue: I would like to lire In a place where there are no wild things, A clean place where you don't have to get a guy in to come and shoot the racoons that have moved In over the winter,
BOB: You want to go over there and live in your aunt's house making cucumber sandwiches for tea. Drinking tea with your little finger In the air.Whatkindofalife is that? sue: I told you. I don't want to talk about the money tiU I've bad time to think.
Directed by LIANE AUKIN
from Magdalen College, Oxford
Introit: He that shall endure (Mendelssohn)
Psalms 23, 26, 33 (anon, Goss, Turle)
Lessons: Deuteronomy S, TV 1-18; 2 Corinthians 4
Canticles (Blair in B minor)
Anthem: See what love hath the Father (Mendelssohn)
Organist and Informator Choristarum (choirmaster):
The Story of Children's Hour
Between the dark and the daylight
When the night is beginning to lower
Comes a pause in the day's occupation
That is known as the Children's Hour.
The British Broadcasting Company was only 11 days old when the first Children's Corner was broadcast in 1922. To children of a pre-television age, the programme was an institution: ' tea and toast and Children's Hour ' was a daily ritual. When the programme was axed in 1964 legions of protesters besieged Broadcasting House and questions were asked in Parliament.
With the help of the BBC Sound Archives, Tom Vernon looks back at 40 years of the programme which Lord Reith hoped would provide ' a happy alternative to the squalor of the streets and back-yards
With the voices of DILYS BREESE , DAVID DAVIS , URSULA KASON , GLYN DEARMAN ,
FRANK GILLARD , TREVOR BILL , MAY JENKIN NORMAN SHELLEY Producer
The role of the Christian Church in the modern world and the extent of Its politicisation have been subject to widespread debate recently.
Chris Cviic reports on the views of church leaders and the issues involved, following the recent meetIng of the World Council of Churches in Kingston, Jamaica.
Producer TOM READ
Prince of Musicals
' I really think that the stage has it over the other media - but only if It admits it is not realistic and uses that curious collaboration between the audience and the actor that is peculiar to the theatre. We ought to exploit and celebrate that.'
Hal Prince talks to
Sheridan Morley about his career, in which he has been responsible for such shows as Fiddler on the Roof, Cabaret, West Side Story and currently Evita. He discusses frankly his successes and failures on the stage and in the cinema, as well as his hopes to work in Britain again. Producer
JOHN BOUNDY Sheridan Morley 's Preview: page 19
Actors Hugh Dickson , David Brierley and Ann Penfold ' present an evening of poetry on the subject of Childhood/Parenthood. Reading his own poems will be John Wain , and there will also be a 'poet from the floor
Recorded at the Pindar of Wakefield public house, North London
Producer ALEC REID
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