Presenters Libby Purves and Paul Burden including at ;
6.45*Prayer for th'e Day With FR JOHN MCCULLAGH
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
Read by PAULINE BUSRNELL
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day Thoughts, Prayers. Reflections: a collection of short talks,£1.35,from bookshops
On 29 December 1977, the process began of telling 110 members of Syndicate 762 that the group had been stopped from doing any more business in the Lloyd's insurance market, leaving them personally liable for its debts, which now exceed £20-million. And so began an affair with consequences rfo one foresaw at the time, consequences both for men facing personal ruin, and for the legendary institution of Lloyd's itself.
Mary Goldring investigates an affair strewn with lawsuits, recrimination, and a certain grim courage.
Producer TOM READ
(Repeated: Sat 11.15 pm) long wave only
Some of the poetry requested by listeners Presented by Charles Tomlinson
Readers Elizabeth Bell and Douglas Leach Producer BRIAN PATTEN
Requests; Poetry Please!, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR long wave only
with Sue MacGregor ' .
Make it Your Business:; can a hobby, or a dream, become a successful small business? RON ALLDRIDGE reports.
Pick of the Paperbacks: chosen by JUNE KNOX-MAWER and EDWARD BLISHEN. Reading Your Letters.
Professional Ethics: RICHARD LINDLEY, television reporter, discusses his personal moral standpoint. Greek Fire by WINSTON GRAHAM abridged in 12 instalments Read by JOHN BENNETT (3) Editor WYN KNOWLES long wave only
The Homecoming by L. F. FINCHAM
Read by Elizabeth Proud There was plenty of head-shaking among the neighbours when young Brian left home; without so much as a wave of the hand. What do you expect if you spoil a child - an only child - they said?
Producer FRANCES DONNELLY
The Ballad of Aucassin andNicolette
Text by CHARLES CAUSLEY ,
.with music composed by .'STEPHEN NtCNEFp
Aucassin and Nicolette ts one of the oldest extant epiesof European literature coming down to us lit the form of a 13th-century Picardian manuscript, though the sources are said to be Arabic or even Greek. The Cornish poet Charles Causley has retranslated and adapted the text, working closely to the original ballad style and mood. An unusual mixture of medieval courtly love and low bawdy humour, it is the story of the passion of Aucassin, son of a count. for Nicolette, a Saracen captive, their separation and eventual reunion.
Additional chorus: STEPHEN FOULKES, CLARE GRIFFEL,
GEORGE HUBBUCK ,
JENNIFER JILLICH , MOLLIE PETRIE , CYRIL ROYALL , MARGARET SMALL, HUBERT TUCKER OXFORD PRO MUSICA
ORCHESTRA,conducted-by STEPHEN MCNEFF
Directed by BRIAN MILLER BBC Bristol
(Repeated: ne'xt Sun 2.30) (Qavid Guynne is a member of the Welsh National Opera company)
the Bailad Singer:
Countess / Old Woman (singer):
Viscount / Dick / King of Carthage:
Old Woman / Queen of Torelore:
Watchman/King of Tore lore:
The last of three talks 3: Hell. Michigan
Civil Rights and Vietnam made the United States of America the focus of world-wide left-wing attention during the 60s. What has happened since to the American Left is the subject of the final talk by the British play-wright David Edgar from his observations last year of an America on the threshold of the 80s.
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