Portraits of five women writers - some respected, others ridiculed - all prolific, immensely popular and legends in their own lifetime.
2: Marie CorellK (1855-1924) Written and narrated by Brian Masters , based on his book, Now Barabbas was a Rotter with Peggy Ashcroft and JOHN BOTT , JOHN CHURCH, LEONARD FENTON SONIA FRASER , GORDON REID Directed by IAN COTTERELL long wave only
The raven is supposedly a black bird of ill-omen, the companion of the devil, but in reality it is one of our most intelli gent birds with a/ great sense of fun. Introduced by Jim Flegg BBC Bristol long wave only i
Introduced from Manchester by Marjorie Lofthouse Lend-a-Lowry: most art galleries have many more pictures in the vaults than on the walls. Manchester City has just devised a fund-raising scheme for industry to borrow their hidden treasures, cv PERCIVAL reviews this art works to factory works movement. From The Beatles to the Old Bailey: Australian Leo McKern is one of this country's busiest and most respected professional actors. He talks to
Roots MARGARET TRAVIS and EVELYN ROSE serve up some warming winter vegetable dishes.
(Leo McKern is in ' Rotto ' a: the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester) BBC Manchester
In the Highlands (5) long wave only
by Jill Hyem
with Robert Lindsay and Barbara Flynn
A mother frantically searches for her two children who have disappeared while watching a Punch and Judy Show. A girl picks up a young man on the beach. Gradually his behaviour strikes her as odd. Is there a connection between these two events? Is it too late to avert danger?
Woman on the beach:
Punch and Judy man:
Henry Kelly presents a profile of Lord Ted Willis , one of the most versatile authors in Britain. He has written extensively for television. films. the theatre and radio, and since 1973 has produced six best-selling novels. He is closely identified with writers' causes, being one of the founder members of the Writers Guild of Great Britain, and a leading campaigner for public lending rights. He was raised to the peerage in 1963 in recognition of his services to writers and writing.
Sir Peter Parker Edna Healey
John Cherrfngton and Ken Durham tackle the issues raised by the audience in Devizes, Wiltshire
Chairman David Jacobs Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat 1.10 pm)
Murders, Gods and War
' As far as I know, this story has not been told before in one single dramatic work. I believe that it is one of the most exciting and moving stories in our culture.'
(JOHN BARTON )
Tomorrow, the Royal Shakespeare Company opens a marathon three-month season at London's Aldwych Theatre with a day-long performance of 'The Greeks ' - ten plays by Euripides, Aeschylus and Sophocles, which tell the story of the House of Agamemnon, the Trojan War and its aftermath.
Michael Billington goes behind the scenes of John Barton 's production to look at the problems and processes involved in bringing this spectacular undertaking to theatrical life. Producer JOHN POWELL
with Bill Wallis , DavidTate Sheila Steafel , Chris Emmett and THE DAVID firman TRIO. Written by GUY JENKIN , JOHN LANGDON , JEREMY BROWNE , ANDY WIL SON, RICHARD QUICK, BRIAN BETHELL
(Repeated: Sat 5.25 pm)
Child Harold by FREDERICK BRADNUM with Petra Davies and Gordon Dulieu
Harold Weakin was once a go-between. At a party he now comes face-to-face with his childhood fantasies.
Directed by ENYD WILLIAMS
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