1830 is the official date of the founding of the Royal Geographical Society. Next Monday the society celebrates its 150th anniversary - greatly changed from its early dining-club image. Expeditions still set off to the ' far corners of the earth ' backed by the RGS, but their aims are rigorous, scientific investigations often with a potential economic spin-off, rather than the somewhat dilettante affairs of 150 years ago.
Written by Barry Carman. Presented by Duncan Carse with Edward Kelsey, Bruce Bennett and Douglas Blackwell. Producer Geoffrey Sherlock. (Repeated: Sat 10.15 pm) long wave only
Chairman Robert Robinson 17: London
Andrew Turek (Solicitor) Roger Luther (Evangelist) David Shenkin (Civil Servant)
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
(Repeated: Thurs 6.30 pm)
12.55 Weather: programme news: long wave only
with Sue MacGregor
Sounds Mouthwatering (3): MARY BERRY demonstrates how to make better Victoria sponges and cakes.
Professional Ethics: HER-BERT LLOYD discusses the moral standpoint of a Public Relations man.
Forty Million Working Days Lost a Year ....' Cause? Arthritis. JILL COCHRANE finds out about the disease and its treatment.
Entertainment Round-up: TONY BARNFIELD reports. A Small Country by SIAN JAMES
Read by SIÂN PHILLIPS (3) Editor WYN KNOWLES long wave only
by IVAN TURGENEV dramatised for radio by ATHENE FIELDING starring
Bazarov, a nihilist, is deeply wedded to his belief in a new Russia where all will be equal. Yet he antagonises almost everyone he meets, despises his own parents for their dependence on him, causes great unhappiness in the household of his friend Arkady, and suddenly falls victim to his own emotions when he meets a beautiful, wealthy widow. with GORDON REID NIGEL GREAVES and CHRISTOPHER SCOTT LIONEL BENTLEY (violin)
STUART HUTCHINSON (piano) Directed by CHERRY COOKSON
Princess Marintsova /Mavra:
Bazarov (as a child):
Tom Lehrer 's music and lyrics, which either delighted or disgusted the British in the 50s and 60s, are revived in a new show called Tomfoolery. Michael Billington talks to him, Producer
Editor ROSEMARY HART
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