Malcolm Bradbury Tina Brown and Patrick Garland are quizzed on sayings funny and fatuous.
' The difference between my quotations and those of the next man is that I leave out the inverted commas ' (GEORGE MOORE) Quotations read by Ronald Fletcher
Devised and presented by Nigel Rees
Producer GEOFFREY PERKINS long wave only
In this first of fmir pro grammes, David Arthur meets a tin whistle player, singer, storyteller, drover, cattle-dealer. horsebreaker. circus hand and dance band saxophonist ... his name is Packie Byrne.
Producer NICK HUGHES long wave only
May Day: Mayday!!
The traditional celebration of labour? Or an sos for this year's thousands of new school leavers?
How many will find a job? A special BBC/Manpower Services Commission campaign starts on Radio 1 next week. Today You and Yours explains, and offers advice to parents, on how to point your teenager in the right direction.
Margaret Korving introduces Dave Lee Travis and Geoffrey Holland of the msc.
Producer MICHAEL GILLIAM Editor DAVID HARDING
(Dave Lee Travis on Radio 1 next week Tuesday to Friday 7.0 am)
David Jason takes the pulpit and solemnly pronounces on the more off-beat aspects of religion. His mission is hampered bySheilaSteafel
Malcolm Terris and Jon Glover
Music by DAVE cooke
Lyrics by ALISTAIR BEATON Script by COLIN BOSTOCK -SMITH, ANDY HAMILTON , GUY JENKIN, RORY MCGRATH , BRIAN PILTON, MARTIN BERG -MAN, OWEN BRENMAN and BRIAN BETHELL
Producer JIMMY MULVILLE
12.55Weather; programme news: long wave only
Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Your Holiday in France: JEFFREY MILLS, travel journalist.
Talking Point: opinions and ideas ...
Entertaining at Home: EVELYN ROSE offers advice to aspiring hostesses. 4: Adding Something Special. Blue Barry and Blue Genes!: MINE SHEILS reports on San Diego Zoo, which hopes to add the rare blue bear to its successful breeding record. Never Cry Wolf (7) . long wave only until 2.45
by ALEXANDRE SERGEVITCH PUSHKIN, dramatised for radio by JANE BEESON
It is Midwinter's Eve of 1811 - Napoleon's army is advancing through Russia. A young soldier and the daughter of a wealthy landowner are furtively planning their marriage - her parents will not give their consent and the secret ceremony is to take place at midnight in a tiny chapel miles from anywhere. But a severe blizzard plays havoc with their arrangements....
With EVE KARPF and JOSIE KIDD
Directed by CHERRY COOKSON
(Mary Wimbush is a National Theatre player)
Old Peasant/Second Peasant:
Animal Experiment by DEREK PHILLIPS
Read by John Prior
Suddenly I felt funny. Buzzing in my head, sweaty around the collar. I looked up and there it was. A dome-shaped object 20 feet high.'
Producer HERBERT WILLIAMS BBC Wales
(Repeated; Fri 1.40 pm) Written by JAMES ROBSON Cast for the week:
The southern China province of Fujian, opposite Nationalist-ruled Taiwan, has been closed to foreigners since 1949. The BBC's Peking Correspondent, Philip Short , who recently spent a week there, talks about the province and its people, and the differences which separate them from their dour cousins farther north.
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