Concerning the Countryside
The shrinking countryside has to serve many interests - those of country-dwellers and holiday-Makers; of farmers and Public; of developers and conservationists. What is the best use and care for our open spaces, such as the national and country Parks, the footpaths and bridlepaths?
In the studio are Lord Winstanley of the Countryside Commission and John Trevelyan of the Ramblers' Association, In the Chair
Sue MacGregor Produced by the Woman's Hour Unit
Lines open from 8.0 am
An Office Romance by PHILIP MARRIOTT
For six years, from deep in the basement of an office block, bachelor Ted has phoned spinster Jill for the weekly stationery order. Strangely, they've never met ... what fears hold them back?
Directed by DAVID HITCHINSON
The special edition with topics suggested by you - the listener. The team reads your letters, plays your favourite sounds and puzzles you with the mystery sound competition.
Introduced by Derek Jones
Producer MICHAEL BRIGHT BBC Bristol
Questions to: Wildlife. BBC. Bristol BS8 2LR
with Sue MacGregor
Backyard USA (4): SONIA BEESLEY reports from Cedar Valley, Iowa.
Reading Your Letters,
Pick of the Paperbacks: chosen by JUNE KNOX-MAWER and EDWARD BLISHEN Personal View: JUDY HILLMAN with some thoughts for today.
A Portrait of Jane Austen (2)
'Mrs Fish 's Garden
Roy Lancaster presents a portrait of Margery Fish , who made a cottage garden in Somerset. In her 50s, she became a plantswoman extraordinary. and related her delights and discoveries in eight inimitable books. Comment by FRED WHITBY Readings by PAT HEYWOOD Producer PAMELA hows BBC Bristol
Written by ROBERT BARR with Ray Brooks as Detective-
Sergeant Brook Christopher Blake as Detective-Constable Maxton 11: Time on Their Hands
Producer MARTIN FISHER
Sergeant Brook Christopher
' I think perhaps their (Parliament) legislation has gone too far and they've given almost too wide powers to those concerned ... '
1 Now the Inland Revenue still operates by very large measure by the rules of cricket. Well of course, the businessman today doesn't play cricket any more and so you need a rather more aggressive and sophisticated approach ... '
Inland Revenue Staff
Dick Taverne investigates the growing number of government inspectors and examines the claims of many that the time has come for the adoption of a Bill of Rights to protect the individual. Producer LOUIS ROBINSON BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Fri 11.5 am)
Ten talks in which Ray Gosling tells the story of his travels overland to the East.
6: Calcutta Christmas
' When the old tram woke me on Christmas Night I fancied a cup of char. Down the marble staircase of my Grand Hotel - £6 a night-and outside where the beggars sleep on the pavement, beneath the colonnades. One small bundle raises itself:
" Sahib Ray , Happy Kiss Miss."
It's the hunchback who mended my shoes. We walk to the Esplanade.
" You missed a big event the other day ", I say. " While you were away there was an election rally in the park: great red banners and huge painted canvas portraits of Joseph Stalin. And there's been an incident - I've had to ring Mother Theresa ... l' 1
From the Gorbals to Gweedore
From the late 19th century until the mid-20th century, the young people of Donegal left their homes in the spring and summer to work at the ' tattie howkin ' and other seasonal occupations in the Scottish lowlands.
Later, the men tramped the roads seeking better money in the dams, tunnels and roads of the Highlands. Eventually some 200,000 or more were drawn into Glasgow and Gorbals became the ' capital ' of Donegal.
This programme tells the story of the Glasgow Irish using oral history, traditional songs and the wild fiddle music of Donegal. Singer KEVIN MITCHELL Producer BILLY KAY
(First broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland)
The Heaven of Art
'The sudden and unexpected revelation of Shakespeare overwhelmed me. The lightning Bash of his genius revealed the white heaven of art to me, illuminating its remotest depths in a single flash. I recognised the meaning of real grandeur, real beauty and real dramatic truth ... - (MEMOIRS OF HECTOR BERLIOZ - 1827. after seeing Hamlet with Harriet Smithson as Ophelia)
John Wilders visits the spa town of Buxton in the Peak District, which takes as the theme of its second International Festival. the influence of Shakespeare on the work of Berlioz, and includes performances of his seldom produced lyric opera Beatrice and Benedict. Producer JOHN POWELL
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