from Birmingham Introduced by Maureen Staffer
Fifty Years On: the Pony Club this year celebrates its Golden Jubilee. What has it achieved? And who are its members? ANNE BROWN reports.
A Day at the Seaside; HELEN LLOYD joins a coach party of Midlanders on a trip to the coast.
Stamp of Greatness: DAVID HILL talks about the life and work of his great-great-great-uncle Rowland Hill who organised the Penny Post and gave the world better communications - and a new hotby. BBC Birminoham
Dr Nina and the Panther bV SHIRLEY P. WHEELER abridged in 14 parts by SALLY SKRIMSHIRE
Read by FAITH BROOK (8)
Night Falls Too Soon by LESTER POWELL with People who drive fast and aggressively are in a hurry to get to the future. In this human drama set on the motorway the main characters, a husband and his mistress, and a widower and a hitchhiker. learn something about living in the present as well. Directed by SHAUN MACLOLGHLIN BBC Bristol
Memories of the Boer War ' Spion Kop was my first real action. That was my baptism of fire. Stinkin' 'ot it was that day. We laid out there Bring at ene another, us and the Boers. I couldn't see all round, but I could hear blokes that were gettin' it. and we stopped up there till it was dark.'
(PRIVATE J. PARKER , recorded in 1970. aged 91) The Boer War began on 11 October 1899. To the sound of patriotic marching songs tens of thousands of men enlisted. For his forthcoming book about the war. Thomas Pakenham recorded interviews with some of the veterans of both sides. Most of them were men in their 90s. Astonishingly vivid, their memories provide a unique picture of a war fought 80 years ago during the reign of Queen Victoria. Written by THOMAS PAKENHAU Narrator
Leslie Sands Producer
(Leslie Sands is a National Theatre player)
1: The Story of William Moorcroit
Narrator John Rowe with David (;ooderson Harold Kasket and Albert Moses
The early explorers of the Western Himalayas were larger than life - resilient, fearless and. more often than not. somewhat eccentric. Their story equals in daring and achievement the search for the sources of the Nile and the race for the South Pole. This new series recounts the extraordinary adventures of six of these explorers - William Moor croft, Victor Jacqucmont , Joseph Wolff , Godfrey Thomas Vigne. Alexander Gardiner and John Wood. William Moorcroft left India on his last great expedition in 1819. Five years later he was known to he still roaming the deserts and mountains of the Western Himalayas.
Then he mysteriously disappeared. Long afterwards there were unconfirmed rumours that he had reached Lhasa. Could it have been true?
Producer ALAN HAYDOCK
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