Alee McCowen. the actor, reads five excerpts from his newly published autobiography. The stories are chiefly about the production of the play Hadrian VII and his solo performance of St Mark s Gospel,
1: Dreams Can Come True
8.59 Continental Travel Information
Francis Matthews brings you an Eastertide selection of quickfire quips. quotes and quavers from recent radio broadcasts you might have missed or would certainly like to hear again, including: Victor Borge Tony Britton Robert Hardy
Grumbleweeds Albert Medley and others Continuity by GERALD FROW Producer JOHN DYAS
Introduced by Norman Goddard
A seasonal look at the changing face of Britain's coastlines and the people who live and work around them ... marine biology in The Wash, a Hebridean beachcomber, a seal hospital in Cornwall, the geological fascination of Portrush, a north-eastern coble fisherman and the shifting sands df Morecambe Bay. Producer DON MOSEY
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A nationwide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete to become this year's Brain of Britain.
Chairman Robert Robinson
Dr John Garret (Hospital doctor)
Doreen Werwie (Local government clerk)
Geoff Jackson (Payroll officer)
The programme includes Beat the Brains in which listeners put their questions to the contestants.
(Repeated: Thurs 6.30 pm)
12.55 Weather; programme news
(long wave only)
Programme devised by:
Questions set by:
Introduced by Sue MacGregor
On Holiday in Britain (5): DOREEN TAYLOR indulges her sensibilities in Victorian Scotland. Tricks of the Trade:
SALLY DIPLOCK seeks advice from the professionals. 1: TONY WILKINS on painting.
Entertainment Round-up : TONY BARNFIELD reporting. A Shanty Town in Ecuador: was where CAROLINE MOSER lived with her family and got on with her neighbours.
Hands to Dance and Skylark
5: Bungy's Medal
Editor WYN KNOWLES
The Chiltern Hundreds by WILLIAM DOUGLAS-HOME
' My father had 18 gardeners, ten footmen and six keepers here.... Now, after three damn wars, I've got no gardener, one gamekeeper who is an ex-conscientious objector and faints when he sees a rabbit in a snare.'
Directed by BRIAN MILLER BBC Bristol
Fat 'n' Spectacles. by BOB NEWTON
Read by David March
' I've always been fat. Even when I was kid, I was pretty grotesque. If I -have a bath I only' need a pint of water in it, and it's up to the overflow; At any time, night or day, my vest is half way up my back like a roller blind." Well, I'm fed up with it! '
Producer FRANCES DONNELLY
Frank Muir and Alfred Marks investigate the humour of the subject.
' When I was a boy I was told that anyone could become President. I'm beginning to believe it.'
(CLARENCE DARROW )
With PETER SELLERS , PETER COOK ,BOB NEWHART ,
RONNIE BARKER , MICHAEL FLANDERS and DONALD SWANN
Written by FRANK MUIR and SIMON BRETT Producer
Angela Pleasence in A Life by JOAN O'CONNOR based on the novel Une Vie by GUY DE MAUPASSANT
with David Buck Harold Kasket Valerie Lilley David March and Elizabeth Spriggs
' When I first saw you, some voice deemed to say to me that you were the husband I'd half seen a hundred times in my dreams ... We'll be happy for ever like the princes and princesses in the fairy tales.'
Music composed and conducted by MIKE STEER Directed by BERNARD KRICHEFSKI
Mrs Weber 's Diarist
Paul Vaughan examines the strip cartoons of Posy Simmonds whose work in the Guardian and the Sun satirises middle-class attitudes and male/ female relationships in the post-liberation era. Sheila Steafel and Bill Wallis help bring to life cartoon cult figures, such as Edmund Heep (' hallo squire, draw up a bollard ... a little something to grease the gills '): and George and Wendy, the stars of Mrs Weber 's Diary.
Producer RICHARD DUNN
from the Placers' Theatre A bouncing holiday edition of Victorian Music-Hall from Underneath the Arches at Charing
Chairman Barry Cryer introduces
Bernard Cribbins Denis Martin 'Stella Soray Julia Sutton Clifton Tottd
Stephanie Voss and Jan Hunt as Marie Lloyd in a special tribute to the great music-hall star. Musical dijrector
Special material DENIS MARTIN Producer
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