Plays from the series Just Before Midnight Top Tomato by GILL LINSCOTT with Rod Beacham as Race Haydn Jones as Bengow Brian Haines as Joe
A wily businessman has bought up a family firm of seed merchants... Everyone involved presumes he will continue trading but perhaps they are being a little naive ...
Directed by CHERRY COOKSON
Only the Lonely by WALLY K. DALY with Manning Wilson and Gladys Spencer
Two lonely old people prepare for what appears to be a very important encounter.
Directed by MARTIN JENKINS
12.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only
Introduced by Jenni Mills Guest of the Week: Dirk Bogarde
Reading Your Letters.
Children at Risk: BERNARD JACKSON reports on the dangers of playground equipment.
Don't Forget Your Spanner: advice, according to MARJORIE JONES , which no holidaymaker should ignore.
Sense and Sensibility (8) long wave only
Golden Wedding by JOHN PARKER
Jill has decided to bring her parents down to stay to celebrate their golden anniversary; the only problem is that they were divorced 25 years ago and haven't been on speaking terms since ...
Directed by BRIAN MILLER BBC Bristol
from Wells Cathedral
Introit: Oculi omnium (Watson)
Psalms 98-101 (Bailey, Walmisley, Barnby, Parratt)
Canticles (Andrews in G) Office Hymn: Now is the healing time decreed (EH 67)
Readings: Hosea 11; Matthew 2, vv 13-23
Anthem: A Litany (Walton) Organist and Master of the Choristers
Assistant organist DAVID COOPER. Organ student
DAVID DUNNETT. BBC Bristol
Devised by EDWARD J. MASON and TONY SHRYANE
John Amis and Frank Muir challenge Ian Wallace and Denis Norden
In the Chair Steve Race Questions compiled by STEVE RACE. Executive producer BOBBY JAYE
(Repeated: Fri 12.27 pm)
(Repeated: Thurs 1.40 pm) Written by HELEN LEADBEATER
Peggy Archer. JUNE SPENCER
Neil Carter. BRIAN HEWLETT Mike Tucker. TERRY MOLLOY Betty Tucker. PAMELA CRAIG Col Danby. NORMAN SHELLEY Eva Lenz. ......HEDLI NIKLAUS Jim Coverdaie. LEON TANNER Caroline Bone. SARA COWARD BBC Birmingham
An impression of a unique actor-manager and director, whose earthy ' Elizabethan ' humour is preserved in a wealth of ' Robert Atkins stories '.
Colleagues and friends talk about his personality, his ideas, and his contribution to the staging and understanding of Shakespeare, particularly during his 27 years at the Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park.
Extracts from Robert Atkins's Notes for an Autobiography read by Robert Eddison Taking part:
LESLIE FRENCH, HUBERT GREGG JOHN LAURIE , MOIRA LISTER DAME ANNA NEAGLE
ERIC PORTER , MARGARETTA SCOTT , ARTHUR COLBY
SPRAGUE, J. C. TREWIN ,
ARTHUR WHITE, DAVID WILLIAM and MARGARET WOLFIT
Devised by J. C. TREWIN and ARTHUR WHITE
Producer JOHN THEOCHARIS
reports on the ' coffin ships '.
Eric Robson investigates the seamier side of international shipping, its victims and the campaign to outlaw rogue operators. Presenter
Producer MAX EASTERMAN Editor COLIN ADAMS BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Thurs 11.5 am)
A nine-part series in which Jeremy Siepmann follows the changing fortunes of the orchestra and the society whose tastes it has always mirrored.
6: The Arranger, or The Poacher's Paradise
It may be that it's what you are that counts, but a change of clothing never hurts. Or does it? This week's programme casts an eye on the questionable business of transcription.
Producer ARTHUR JOHNSON gramophone records
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