Presenter Brian Redhead With MIKE WOOLDRIDGE
6.45* Prayer for the Day THE REV LESLIE STOKES
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
Read by PAULINE BUSHNELL
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day Thoughts, Prayers, Reflections, a collection of short talks, £135. from bookshops
For one week only, and not to be missed, Kennetn Robinson hosts the live talk programme whicn takes its own look at the week ahead in the company of personalities who'll be in the news. Producer PETER ESTALL
Kenneth's Preview: p 25
Born 4 August 1900
A radio biography in three parts in celebration of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother's 80th birthday.
Written by MARGARET FORSTER
Narrator Virginia McKenna Part 3
King George V wrote to his son the Duke of York a few days after his marriage to
Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, 'I trust you both will have many, many years of happiness before you and that you will be as happy as Mama and I are after you have been married for 30.' The marriage was indeed happy, but the heavy burden of kingship contributed to the tragically early death of George VI in 1952, less than 30 years after his marriage. Since then Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother has continued to play a leading part on the royal stage, a part that has won her the ever increasing love and admiration of millions of people the world over. This programme tells the story a remarkable woman, with contributions from some of the men and women who have played a part in it, as well as recordings of great royal occasions.
Producers ALAN HAYDOCK and ELIZABETH KERR
(Virginia McKenna broadcasts by arrangement with the London Palladium)
(Repeated: Wed 7.45 pm)
Introduced by Sue
MacGregor Norman Parkinson : Photographer Royal whose photographs of The Queen
Mother are published today, her 80th birthday.
Talking Point: opinions and ideas ...
Entertainment Round-up; TONY BARNFIELD reporting. A Portrait of Jane Austen by DAVID CECIL , abridged in 11 instalments by MONICA GREY Read by Lockwood West (1)
Appropriately enough, It was on a visit to an 18th-century country house thatIfirstmadethe acquaintance of Jane Austen. There, with the portraits of powdered and Beruffled ladies and gentlemen staring down at me, my mother opened Pride and Prejudice and began to read it to me. By the time she had finished, I was wholly under the author's spell and have remained so ever since.'
(Music: Mozart'* Clarinet Quintet in A)
Editor WYN kNOWLES
South Sea Bubble by NOEL COWARD
Passions run high In the usually sleepy little South Sea island of Samolo when it's proposed to build a public convenience. But passions of quite another sort rage in the rugged breast of young Hall Alani whenever he sees the lovely Lady Sandra, the Governor's wife. Noel Coward cleverly resolves all In this witty but affectionate satire on the British rulers and the native ruled.
Directed by DAVID JOHNSTON
John Blair-Kennedy (Boton):
Capt Christopher Mortlock.:
Sir George Shotter:
Rumpole and the Gentle Art of Blackmail
The third in a series of 13 plays by John Mortimer in which Horace Rumpole, barrister-at-law, retraces his steps to the Oxford of his youth, finds a change in his old college and strange doings in the senior common room.
(Cast: Wed 10.30 pm)
by Paul M. Levitt
with John Castle, Anna Cropper, Anthony Newlands, Michael Deacon and Martin Friend
In 1144 the Jewish community in Norwich was accused of the 'ritualistic murder' of a 12-year-old boy, William. The Sheriff, who had agreed to protect the interests of the Jews, is forced to make some extremely difficult, personal decisions.
Mapes/Henry de Sprowston:
Sir Simon des Noyers:
In the last of a series of five talks Finlay J. Mac Donald reminisces on a Hebridean boyhood. 5: River of Time
How the young Finlay learned of a world's history by a clear Harris stream.
Producer LESLIE ROBINSON
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