A Practical Joke bV JOHN HERDMAN
Read by Finlay Welsh
' Fifteen minutes ago, my wallet was in my overcoat pocket in the cloakroom. It is no longer there. Only one person has left this room - Stuart Foggo. I hope I make myself plain.'
Producer PATRICK RAYNER BBC Scotland
Introduced from Birmingham by Maureen Staffer
Private Practice Social Workers: ANN TENNANT reports on a new trend in social welfare.
Victorian Schooldays : FRANCES O'SHAUGHNESSY has made a study of the old-school logs in Leamington Spa which reveal a distressing side of 19th-century life.
Grand Tourist: JILL WATT has travelled the world despite being handicapped bv arthritis. Now 77, she reflects on her adventures and talks about her new interests.
North and South (18) by MRS CASKELL abridged in 20 parts by JACK SINGLETON
Read by PRUNELLA SCALES
Portrait of Isa Mulvcnny A play for radio by TOM GALLACHER
'It seems to me you don't know what's going on in that house. Listen, Andy. if you don t do sometbing about your Dad, I know where Isa will end up - in a lunatic asylum. That man is driving your mother to desperation.'
Directed by GORDON EMSLIE BBC Scotland
as Bill Thompson:
'Saturday: the new vehicle, called the Omnibus commenced running from Paddington Green to the City, and excited considerable notice, both from the novel form of the carriage and the elegance with which it is tted out.'
This week the London Bus, symbol of Britain for foreign tourists and a love-hate object for its users, celebrates its 150th birthday. Nancy Wise traces the history of the omnibus from its elegant, horse-drawn start, through the era of the piratecompanies,and heroic deeds at the Front, to its present position of providing the means for Londoners to make more than a billion journeys over the 179-million route miles each year.
Reader BRIAN CARROLL Producer PAT TAYLOR BBC Birmingham
Gerald Priestland reports on the debates and decisions of the Church of England's ' Parliament ', the General Synod, which has been meeting this week. Among the main topics has been the approval of a new ' Alternative ' Prayer Book - and desperate moves to preserve the old one.
Producer DAVID WINTER
An irreverently critical look back at the week's news with David Jason. Bill Wallis
David Tate , Sheila Steafel and The David Firman Trio
Written by GUY JENKIN , JOHN LANGDON , RICHARD QUICK, ROGER WODDIS , JER-EMY BROWNE , BARRY BOWES and GEOFFREY ATKINSON Producer ALAN NIXON
Woddis on ...: page 10
I Can't Stay Long
LAURIE LEE reads from his collection of short essays. 10: Ireland. ' All the names began with the rhetorical 0, and Irish eyes were everywhere.' Abridged and produced by JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham
long wave only (Starting on Monday: Mr Norris Changes Trains by Christopher Isherwood )
A series of plays for late-night listening Cold Tea by KARIU ALRAWI with Patricia Haves
' Funny the way you talk when you're lonely. You just talk, keeps you from getting cold.'
Directed by BRIAN WRIGHT (Patricia Hayes is in ' Filumena at the Lyric Theatre, London)
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