The coast of Merseyside holds the most important surviving sand-dune system in Britain, where natterjacks croak and lizards bask alongside dune helleborines, wintergreen and grass of Parnassus. Introduced by Derek Jones
Rattling good yarns, born of an age they still clearly evoke, the thrillers of such writers as Buchan, Dornford Yates and ' Sapper' sold in their millions. Their heroes lived the kind of lives school-boys dreamed of and gave people between the wars a taste for certainty in an uncertain world.
In five programmes Ion Trewin presents a series of portraits of the creators of those clubland heroes-heroes who are still often portrayed in the cinema and on television and were the forerunners of James Bond. 1: John Buchan
Producer JOHN KNIGHT
Christopher Matthew and Terry Wogan are quizzed on sayings funny and fatuous - taken from books, journals and walls, or simply overheard. ' The conversation had occasional flashes of silence.' (SYDNEY SMITH) Quotations read by Ronald Fletcher
Devised and presented by Nigel Rees
Producer ALAN NIXON Stereo
12.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only
Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Talking Point - opinions and ideas....
Your Holiday in Spain: Jill Crashaw, travel correspondent, offers some advice.
Reading Your Letters.
The First 12 Months: Barbara Myers follows the progress of a nine-month-old baby.
A Small Country by Sian James, abridged in ten parts by Janet Quigley
Read by Sian Phillips (1) When Tom Evans came down from Oxford for the summer vacation of 1914, his sister Catrin met him at the station. Their father Josi, she informed him, had left home-for another woman.
(Music: Moeran's Violin Concerto)
Time Regained by EVA FIGES with Susan Engel Avril Elgar
Susan Kodicek and Anne Traill
Being evacuated to the country during the last war was a nightmare for most mothers but a time of joy for the children. Eva Figes was eight years old when she went to Cirencester and though she knew unhappiness and was never allowed to forget that she was German, she found a sort of magic there: the magic that comes from the oak. ash and thorn of Old England. with DIANA BISHOP P, JOSIE KIDD , GRAHAM FAULKNER , ANTHONY HYBE , MICHAEL MCSTAY. HAYDN WOOD and the children Of ST BARNA-BAS AND ST PHILIP'S CHURCH OF ENGLAND PRIMARY SCHOOL GEOFFREY BURFORD (piano) Directed by JANE MORGAN Preview: page 21
Second Spring by ROSALIND MILES
Read by Alaric Cotter
' He knew without looking that his face would be grey, his nose purple, his ears blood red. He had 37 minutes to compose himself before the train arrived in Frankfurt.'
Producer JANE MARSHALL BBC Birmingham
Chairman Robert Robinson 16: Northern Ireland Robert Parke
Hazel Cathcart (Teacher) John McDowell (Music lecturer) Belinda Story
The programme includes Beat the Brains in which listeners put their questions to the contestants. Programme devised by JOHN P. WYNN
Questions set by IAN GILLIES
Producer RICHARD EDIS
Trades. Crafts and Skills Thus at the flaming forge of life
Our fortunes must be wrought
Michael Flinch presents a poet's view of craftsmanship and labour
Readers Rosalind Shanks and Hugh Burden Producer
SHAUN MACLOUGHLIN BBC Bristol
In the Welsh valleys any Italian coffee shop is called a ' bracchi '. This programme tells how the Bracchis - and other families fired with the spirit of adventure - made their fortunes in a strange land and of the strong link that still exists between Wales and the small town of Bardi in northern Italy.
Compiled and produced by HERBERT WILLIAMS BBC Wales long wave only
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