Holidays that Pay
Foreign visitors are spending more money here during the year than we earn selling cars abroad. So every café and garage proprietor, every shop assistant and barmaid who serves a visitor, is part of our expanding tourist industry.
In August Bank Holiday week Ron Alldridge appropriately asks: are we giving value for money?
The Greenfly Syndrome
Crowds of aphids have been sweeping over southern England, increasing their numbers dramatically. We find out why these little suckers are so successful. Introduced by Derek Jones
Producer MOIRA MANN BBC Bristol
Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Guest of the Week:
Ann Burdus , First Lady of British Advertising.
Desert Island People: BARRY took considers people with whom he would (or wouldn't) like to share his desert island.
Reading Your Letters.
Play the Game.' (a beginner's guide to sport). Today RICHARD VAUGHAN on the fairway with the golfers.
from the Central Church of The Royal Air Force. St Clement Danes, London
Responses (William Smith ) Psalms: 142 and 143 (Martindale Sidwell, Walford Davies)
First Lesson: Judges 16, vv 1-22
Canticles (Walmisley in D) Second Lesson: Luke 10, vv 17-24
Anthem: Blessed Is he whose unrighteousness is forgiven (Purcell)
Organist and Director of MUSiC MARTINDALE SIDWELL Assistant organist ROBERT JONES
Presented by Patrick Fyffe and George Logan
With ROY BARRACLOUGH Written by MIKE CRAIG LAWRIE KINSLEY and RON MCDONNELL
Producer JAMES CASEY BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Fri 12.27 pm) (Hinge and Bracket are on BBC2 tonight at 9.35)
The Craft and Art of the Radiophonic Workshop
Though the Radiophonic Workshop was opened on 1 April 1958, it was very adequately described in 1624 by Francis Bacon in The New Atlantis.
'Wee have also Sound-houses, wher wee practise and demonstrate all Sounds, and their generation. Wee have Harmonies which you have not, of Quarter-sounds, and lesser Slides of Sounds. Diverse Instruments of Musick likewise to you unknowne...'
Devised by DESMOND BRISCOE Compiled and introduced by Michael Smee
Produced for the Radiophonic Workshop by DAVID RAYVERN ALLEN
(First broadcast on R3)
BERNARD LEACH , Who died recently at the age of 92, got the inspiration for his pottery in Japan over 70 years ago. So highly did Shigekichi Ogata Ken zan think of his pupil's talent that he bestowed upon Leach the title of Seventh Kenzan, thus making him the first Westerner to hold this coveted title.
In a recording drawn from the BBC Sound Archives, Bernard Leach talks about his life and work.
A series of six programmes in which Tony Bilbow takes a took at some favourite stereotypes and asks but what's it really like?
4 This Is War!
'What the kids are really after is adventure and derring-do. It doesn't occur to them that a bullet is a thing that makes you very dead, and that death is very final.'
(JOHN ROBERTSON. writer for boys' papers)
Producer PETER EVERETT
In this week's sequence, music from Russia. The composers:
Kabalevsky, Glinka, Mussorgsky and Tchaikovsky The performers:
CITY OF BIRMINGHAM SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA conducted by LOUIS FREMAUX
ALBERT FERBER (piano) and the AEOLIAN STRING QUARTET With KENNETH ESSEX (viola) and TERENCE WEIL (cello)
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