A radio biography in three parts in celebration of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother's 80th birthday. Written by MARGARET FORSTER Narrator
The decision of King
Edward VIII to abdicate, thrust the Duke and Duchess Of York Into roles for which neither of them was prepared. In the event, the reign which followed was one of the turning points in the history of the British monarchy. Together, King George VI and his wife
Queen Elizabeth, forged a new relationship with their people, unprecedentedInitsmutual warmth and devotion. With contributions from people who have shared in her life and recordings of great royal occasions. Producers ALAN HAYDOCK and ELIZABETH KERR
(Repeated: Wed 7.45 pm) (Virginia McKenna broadcasts by arrangement with the LondonPalladium)
Chairman Robert Robinson 25: London and Home Counties (Semi-final 1)
(Chemical engineer) Ralph Gordon
(Marketing manager) Andrew Turek (Solicitor)
David Shenkln (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 GILLIIS
Producer RICHARD EDIS
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12.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only
Introduced by Sue
MacGregor Paeons of Praise: ANNE JONES looks at new books about the Queen Mother. Talking Pointt. opinions and ideas . .
Souvenirs from the Holy Land: chosen by MARGH-ANITA LASKI
Synthetio Music !: BOB PRIZEMAN talks to some of the young musicians at the National Festival of Music for Youth's first electronic workshop. The House In Paris (8) Editor WYN KNOWLES
The World Walk by JONATHAN SMITH
Based on Spandau: The Secret Diaries by ALBERT SPEER. translated by RICHARD WINSTON AND CLARA WINSTON with John Franklyn-Rob-bins as No 5, Albert Speer. On 30 September 1966
Speer was released from Spandau prison. He had completed the full term of 20 years to which he had been sentenced as a Nazi War Criminal. Speer had been firstly Hitler's chief architect and then, from 1942, responsible for the manufacture and supply of German arms.
While In prison he remained productive. He wrote two books, both in part self examinations. He kept mentally and physically fit by walking around the prison garden while pretending he was walking round the world.
Directed by SHAUN MAC -LOUGHLIN. BBC Bristol
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No 7, Rudolph Hess:
No 1, Baldur Von Schirach:
No 2, Grand Admiral Donitz:
Anton, the medical orderly:
Gauleiter Karl Hanke:
In five programmes Finlay J. MacDonald reminisces on a Hebridean boyhood.
4: Out of the Mouths of Babes....
The village is shocked by domestic ' leaks ' from its young in the classroom.
Producer LESLIE ROBINSON
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