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At a time of world recession and widespread economic difficulties, arts festivals are booming; established events con. tinue and new ones are added,
BBC arts reporter, Gerry Forsey , examines the wide range of festivals staged around the world.
A Radio News production by JOHN ALLEN
Introduced by Kay Alexander from Birmingham
Grapes and Sympathy: visiting people in hospital can be an awkward and distressing experience.
Whatshouldvisitors bear in mind? Are there any golden rules? DAVID LLOYD reports.
I'm Not Asking Five
Pounds, Not Even Four Pounds ...': with their wit and patter, the market pitchers pull the crowds and bring colour to the market-place. But there are fears that the art is disappearing. MARGARET HORSFIELD reports.
Tales from the Day Before Yesterday: HARRY SOAN recalls one of the village characters he knew as a child. BBC Birmingham
The Day of the Triffidl (7)
Oboe at the Embassy by JAMES FOLLETT
He's home at 5.20 on the dot. A kiss from the wife as he goes indoors. A meal is waiting. Then a spot of weeding in an immaculate garden, then television. A nice cosy. ripple-free routine.
' Tomorrow, someone will declare war on that routine. Her combat-dress will be an indecently split-skirt, a tight sweater, and no bra.'
Directed by GERRY JONES
John Buchan was very well-known for his public life - best-selling author, Member of Parliament, successful Governor General of Canada - but he was an intensely private man, devoting only a few pages of his autobiography to his family. All his life, however, he harked back to his childhood holidays spent in the Scottish Border country, and always regarded himself as a Borderer, although he never owned a house there.
In this programme Hugh Douglas demonstrates the importance which that part of the country had for John Buchan, and shows that he was not the only talented member of that generation of his family - or, indeed, its only best-selling author.
(The full binaural effect of this programme can be achieved by using stereo headphones)
The Hon. William
The Rev. Jim
The last show before the inevitable second series of this intermittently amusing programme.
Written and performed by Robert Bathurst. Martin Bergman. Rory McGrath Jimmy Mulville and Emma Thompson
Producer GEOFFREY PERKINS
The Goshawk by T. H. WHITE abridged in ten episodes by JOY OSBORNE. Read by NORMAN RODWAY (10) Producer ANTON GILL
(Norman Rodway an associate member of the bsc) (Mon: the first of five stories by Anita Desai , read by Cheryl Campbell ) long wave only
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