Portraits of five women writers - some respected, others ridiculed - all pro, lific, immensely popular, and legends in their own lifetimes.
1: Ouida (1839-1908) by JANET HITCHMAN
Directed by ALEC REID long wave only
Peter Brookes ' View: p 82
The great tit, with Its bold markings, is easily identified by the bird-watcher, but with 70 different songs and calls it presents a problem to the ' bird-listener . Jim Flegg seeks a solution. long wave only
Introduced from Northern Ireland by Diane Harron In Conversation: Margaret Atkins , wife of the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, talks about her public responsibilities and private pressures.
Zula the Greek: a Greek army captain came to Ireland, married a Dublin girl and established a Moravian community in a small village in County Down. bishop foy recalls the intriguing story of Captain Basil Patras Zula. Still Illicit: Poteen (Dictionary definition: Irish whiskey illicitly distilled). BARRY COWAN uncovers the chequered history of moonshine.
Journey to Amritsar (5) long wave only
Black Marsden by MARGARET HARRIS loosely based on the novel by WILSON HARRIS with John Graham and Stephen Murray
Black Marsden is a kind of Svengali - his influence may appear benign but has it a dangerous side too?
Directed by KAY Patrick BBC Manchester
Mrs Glenwearie/Jewellery assistant:
Ralph Winter / menswear assistant:
In the Welsh valleys any Italian coffee shop is called a ' bracchi '. This programme tells how the Bracchis - and other families fired with the spirit of adventure-made their fortunes in a strange land and of the strong link that still exists between Wales and the small town of Bardi in northern Italy. Compiled and produced by HERBERT WILLIAMS
' On stage he is horrific and beguiling - always both.' That's one man's description of GEORGE MELLY - writer, critic and jazz singer extraordinary. Presented by Russell Davies
Producer DAVID POWELL
by MAX INDIA
In order to spend the weekend with his mistress, Tim provides himself with a complicated alibi. When his wife announces that she is returning early, it proves almost impossible to unravel.
Directed by ALFRED BRADLEY BBC Manchester
Tim in A Little Ripple:
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