A selection of plays from the series
Just Before Midnight
Th< Trafalgar Terrace Lepidoptcrist by DAVID HOPKINS
Les believes in the wild, free concept of nature roaming wild. He wants his children to witness 't - hence butterflies! But nature threatens to be wilder and freer than he is prepared to accept!
Directed by KAY PATRICK
Casting Vote by PHILIP HONEYWELL
A late-night sitting at the House of Commons. A crucial Bill is being put to the vote. And someone is blackmailing someone else to vote against it ..
12.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only
Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Guest of the Week: Commissioner John Needham , Head of the Salvation Army in Britain.
Reading Your Letters.
Travels with Fortune: across Africa with CHRIS-TINA DODWELL , who today has a word of advice for the lone traveller.
Sewing Club: BETTY FOSTER helps solve the problems which arise in home fashion sewing, and looks at developments in the industries which serve the needlewoman.
The Lost Stradivarius by JOHN MEAD FALKNER abridged in eight parts by ELIZABETH BRADBURY Miss Maltravers' Story
Read by Anna Massey (1) ' He took up the violin and began to play. He had never played with more power. Then he became aware of a new and overpowering sensation - and in a few seconds the impression of a presence in the room, other than his own, became so strong that he was actually afraid to look round.'
(Music: Prokofiev's First Violin Concerto) long wave only
The Prodigal by ANITA BRONSON
Bill, a self-made man, revels In piped Spartacus music and statues of Roman emperors in his indoor swimming pool; while his son, a confirmed left-wing revolutionary, registers his protest by living in a rusty van on the forecourt of the family firm.
Directed by SHAUN MACLOUGHLIN BBC Bristol
fiom Hereford Cathedral Vei sicles and Responses (Ebdon)
Psalms 32, 33, 34 (Hopkins, Camidge, Turle, Hull, Bevan)
Lessons: Joshua 1, vv 1-9; Romans 13, vv 1-10
Office hymn: 0 blest Creator of the light (EH 51)
Canticles (Howells): Collegium Regale)
Anthem: 0 Lord, make thy servant Elizabeth our Queen (Byrd)
Organist and Master of the Choristers ROY MASSEY Assistant organist ROBERT GREEN. BBC Birmingham
Donny McLeod looks at the past and present of tho city, with the help of: BILL AITKENHEAD , JOY BRYER BERT BRUCE , GILBERT BUCHAN , RICHARD CHAPMAN ROBERT DAVIDSON , JAMES DONALD , HARRY DUNN , RONNIE FERGUSON , FLORA GARRY FRANK GILFEATHER , CUTH-BERT GRAHAM , JAMES LOGAN CHIEF CONSTABLE ALEXANDER MORRISON , PROFESSOR MICHAEL MESTON, TOM PRICE MARTIN ROSS , GEORGETTE SEIUERS , ALAN SUTHERLAND TERRY TAYLOR , PROFESSOR ANDREW WALLS, BOB WATT HAROLD WATT , DAVID WELCH and the people of Aber deen. Also taking part: NIGEL GRAHAM
EDWARD MCCARTHY and PETER WILLIAMS Reporters
ROf GREGOR , BOB TAIT and RUBY TURBERVILLE Technical assistance
BASIL NEWMAN. Producer DAVID RAYVERN ALLEN
France: Two Cheers for Prosperity
Twenty years of benign authoritarianism: is that the price the French have paid for economic growth and confidence? Do they care? Are they worried about their social inequality and the dominance of the elite technocrats in Paris? Do they want more say in the way their lives are run? Is their love affair with material progress giving way to a new concern for the quality of life? Can they change and still maintain stability?
John Ardagh reports from Paris. Montpellier and La Rochelle.
Producer DAVID MORTON
(Repeated: Thurs 11.5 am)
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