A lighthearted account of the chequered history of the crossword puzzle - from the three-letter birds, and two-letter Sun God , to the mind-bending, esoteric and even Interchangeable clues.
Anagrammatically compiled by BASIL BIRNEY (anag.) Presented by LenH. Jowls (anag.)
With PATRICK BARR , LEONARD FENTON , MARTIN FRIEND, BRIAN HAINES , MICHAEL MCSTAY
, PEGGY PAIGE and ELIZABETH RIDER . Directed by H. JEATHON-CHOIRS (anag.)
Being the ponderous pedallings of Tom Vernon from Muswell Hill to the Mediterranean and what befell him in the land of the French.
Part The Fifth (of 6): The French Liver and its Uses
How our Hero was
Brought to the Water but Refused to Drink; Machines for Manipulating Humans and One for Removing the Skin of a Pig;
The Rustling of the Wind in the Forest of Dried Sausages; and What
Cheer was Made for Him at a Chateau.
Producer JOY HATWOOD
Stories of crime and detection in London
A series of 13 programmes written by Robert Barr with Ray Brooks as Detective-Sergeant Brook and Christopher Blake as Detective-Constable Maxton
(12.55 Weather; programme news - long wave only)
Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Intricate blue hills and a confused and shaggy country HEATHER WILL-INGS talks to ANNE REDMILE about a little-known region of France.
Talking Point: opinions and ideas ...
Reading Your Letters.
Wine and Song - but No Women: except HELEN PALMER , who has been hearing about monks and their medieval habits. The Grass Harp (3)
The Elephant and the Panda by AILEEN LA TOURETTE with Maureen O'Brien and Liza Ross
' I seem to see gaps between people everywhere - between me and people. I try to hide them or fill them up and that only makes it worse, they swallow me up. There's such a feeling of danger aU around.'
And indeed Panda herself is in danger - her unInhibited approach to sex threatens her elder sister's whole way of life.
Directed by JANE MORGAN (First broadcast in 1978)
The Unicorn by STEPHEN JACKSON
Read by Finlay Welsh
' From the platform, the dancers had been just one big blur in the smoke. But whenever David came forward to play his saxophone solo, her face seemed to emerge in sharp focus among the jerking, swaying mass. A face as grave as a nun's, yet capable of sudden radiance.'
Producer PATRICK RAYNER BBC Scotland
Strong Poison by DOROTHY L. SAYERS , adapted in six parts by CHRIS MILLER
Producer SIMON BRETT
(Repeated: Fri 1.40 pm) Written by MARY CUTLER
The Voyage Out
John Mole with poems which take us a little further out each week. 2: Gardens. Readers
John Franklyn-Robbins and Frances Horovitz Producer FRASER STEEL BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Sat 4.30 pm)
A concert on records In which the great musician is featured as cellist, conductor and composer Part 1
Beethoven Cello Sonata in c (Op 103 No 1) with RUDOLF SERKIN (piano) Mendelssohn Symphony No 4, in A (Italian) MARLBORO FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA
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