The first of six weekly programmes focusing on topics of current concern in the workplace and beyond.
1: Many Penny Post
As the nation commemorates the centenary of the death of Sir Rowland Hill , originator of the ' penny post', Ron Alld ridge examines the extent to which British industry and business today depends upon the speedy and economic movement of paper messages throughout the country. Series producer CORDON HUTCHINGS
Bernard Cribbins reads. stories by BILL NAUGHTON
3: Seeing a Beauty Queen Homeds
'It was getting towards the end of the dance and since a chap has to take some girl home, it struck me that it might as well be a beauty queen.'
Fun. Frolics and Dyspepsia between
Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden and Tim Brooke-Taylor and William Rushton Chaired by Humphrey Lyttelton
Accompaniedby COLIN SELL Producer
12.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only
with Sue MacGregor
Guest of the Week: Sebastian Coe, World Record Holder for the mile.
SOS Received: Jill Cochrane goes on a demonstration Air/Sea Rescue flight and finds herself involved in a real emergency.
Reading Your Letters.
New York Report: Helene Banff
The Index on Censorship: it publishes material feared or banned in some countries. Bernard Jackson has been talking to its editor Michael Scammell.
Bubble and Squeak And Other Stories 2: Murder
Testimony by GARYJAEKEL GEORGE : I did what I could for both of them in different ways. They never understood. Good luck to them.
An interlacing pattern of recollections from two American couples in their 30s, revealing past rivalries and pleasures which have made them what they are.
Directed by RICHARD WORTLET
from Edington Priory Preces (Harper)
Psalms 42, 43 (chants: Flintoft, Buck)
Canticle: Magnificat a 12 (Victoria)
Antiphon: Of the love of God (Hardy)
Lesson: John 14, vv 1-5
Readings: And death shall have no dominion (Dylan Thomas ); The Gate (The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan )
Anthems: Atolite Portas: Tu es Pastor (Byrd)
Conductors JOHN IIARPER and GEOFFREY WEBBER
Organist PETER WRIGHT BBC Bristol
Presented hv Patrick Fyffe and George Logan With DAPHNE HEARD
PETER WHEELER and MARLENE SIDAWAY Written by MIKE CRAIG LAWRIE KINSLEY and RON MCDONNELL
Producer JAMES CASEY BBC Manchester
Written by ALAN BOWER
(Repeated: Thurs 1.40 pm) Cast for the week:
Savoy Records recently released a five-record album containing all the music that CHARLIE BIRD ' PARKER, the great alto-saxophonist, recorded for the label between 1944 and 1948. Ross Russell. Parker's distinguished biographer, reviews the set and explains the importance of this body of music.
Presenter Paul Vaughan Producer DAVID PERRY
A Kaleidoscope production (Revised repeat)
TIM ROSE PRICE An appreciation of Sir Rowland Hill (1795-1879) and Post Office Reform.
GarenArmstrong as the Philatelist Frederick Treves as Sir Rowland Hill , with NIGEL LAMBERT , JACK HOLLO -WAY, PATRICIA GALLIMORE , andTERRY MOLLOY
Music RICHARD DIGANCE
Lyrics by TIM ROSE PRICE arranged by STEVE ROBERTS Producer PETER WINDOWS BBC Birmingham
(Frederick Treves is a National Theatre player)
Michael Oliver reports from the Edinburgh
International Festival on two new plays by Scottish playwrights, Tom McGrath and Billy Con nolly; the SADLER'S WELLS ROYAL BALLET; and ' Parade ' - an exhibition of dance costumes from three centuries.
Producer CHRIS SWANN
Tony Bilbnw takes a look at some favourite stereotypes.
3: The Witch
' I cant imagine a witch these days taking the simplest of jobs for a fee of under 50 guineas. Witchcraft is a craft and the witch. like everybody else, has to go to work.'
Curator, Boscastle Witchcraft Museum, Cornwall) Producer PETER EVERETT
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