Water Sports the I mustdowntotheseas again, to the lonely sea and sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer herby,
And the wheel's kick and the wind's song and the white sail's shaking,
And a grey mist on the sea's face and a grey dawn breaking.
(JOHN MASEFIELD )
But whether your preference is for sailing canoeing, water-skiing, or power boats, Allan Blenk harn, Director of the Water Space Amenity Commission; and Bob Bond , training manager of the Royal Yachting Association, will give you every encouragement to take part in any one of Britain's fast-growing water sports. At the helm Barbara Myers
Produced by the Woman's Hour Unit
Lines are open from 8.0 am
The Pawnbroker's Shop by CHARLES DICKENS
(from Sketches by Boz)
Read by Jeffrey Gardiner ' It is a low, dirty-looking shop, the door of which stands always a little way open; half inviting, half repelling the hesitating visitor, who, if he be as yet uninitiated, looks cautiously round to ascertain that no one watches him and hastily slinks in.'
Penelope Keith and Christopher Cazenove in Adam Courage by STEVE THORN and PAUL WOLFSON
' You could love him, you could hate him. Either way, he couldn't have cared less. He was the kind of man who becomes the focus of attention the moment he enters a room. Everywhere he goes, romance and adventure follow! ' (From the JOURNAL OF ' LADY M ')
Directed by MATTHEW WALTERS
The Countess of Longford, biographer and historian, chooses the eight records she would take to a desert island and discusses them With ROY PLOMLEY.
Producer DEREK DRESCHER
12.55 Weather: programme news: long wave only
with Sue MacGregor
Talking Point: opinions and ideas....
In Training: ANN HEYNO joins two traffic wardens on the first days of their training.
My Uncle Owen: remembered by HUMPHREY EVANS. Treat Yourself To ... a Landscaped Garden: JUNE knox-mawer enjoys an indulgence - no expense spared.
Palm Court by ROBERT OVERTON abridged in five parts by PAT MCLOUGHLIN , read by Paul Eddington (1)
All those years ago, when I was a junior barrister on the overseas bench. I was given this warning: "If you're going out there," said the manager at the tropical outfitters in London, " you'll still need a pith helmet." '
(Music: Weismann Concertino for horn and small orchestra)
A programme for people who live and work in the country - or would like to. Jeanine McMullen dispels the romantic myths of rural life with practical advice for smallholders, ideas on home food production, and tips from people, nationwide, who make ' a small country living work.
Producer SARAH PITT BBC Bristol
A dramatisation in six parts by Frederick Bradnum of the first three books of Anthony Powell's sequence of 12 novels.
The extraordinary evening, beginning with dinner at the Walpole-Wilson's, going on to the Hunter Combe's dance, and ending with the amazing party at Milly's, has left Nicholas painfully aware that he has prodigally wasted his time.
Nicholas Jenkins, the narator:
Sir Gavin Walpole-Wilson:
Sir Magnus Donners:
P. D. James. Peter Jones and George Mikes
' To ask the hard question is simple.' (w. h. auden) Quotations read by RONALD FLETCHER
Devised and presented by NIGEL REES
Producer Geoffrey PERKINS (Rptd: Thurs at 12.27 pm)
The familiar sign still thrives, but who goes to visit ' uncle ' nowadays to ' pop the weasel '? Pawnbroking can, it seems, be big business. And the money lent is ' instant '.
Leslie Smith talks to some pawnbrokers and clients to find out how, and why, and who, and what the regulations are. Producer
Afresh look at the musical Presented by Denis Quilley with ANN MURRAY and BLAIN FAIRMAN
3: Women In the Musicals or How To Feel Good Cooking Breakfast Fur the One You Love
Written by ALISTAIR BEATON Producer martin fisher (Shortened repeat)
'It's like coming into a room where there's cigar smoke without a cigar the room hasn't been the same for all eternity '. One of the strongest pieces of evidence against the ' Steady State' theory - a theory suggesting that the Universe has always been the same - was provided in 1965 by the discovery of radiation that seems to come equally from every direction in the sky.
Dr Arno Penzlas , who with Dr Robert Wilson received the 1978 Nobel Prize for this work, talks to John Maddox about the discovery.
Producer GEOFF deeuan
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