Forty years ago this autumn, Hitler launched his- bombers into an all-out assault on our cities and towns as the first step in the conquest of Britain. Thousands of civilians were killed, but Hitler failed.
In five programmes, compiled' and presented by Norman Toier, you can hear eye-witness accounts of The Blitz, from diaries and other records made by ordinary British people. 1: We Were in It
Read by KAREN ARCHER. MICHAEL TUDOR BARNES , DIANA BISHOP, ALISTER CAMERON , LOLLY COCKERELL, PETER DAHLSEN , JUDY FRANKLIN , SONIA FRASER , NIGEL GREAVES. BRIAN HAINES , ALEXANDER JOHN , EVE KARPF, GODFREY KENTON , LIZZIE MC KENZIE , AMANDA MURRAY , PEGGY PAIGE , SIÃ”N PROBERT, ROWENA ROBERTS. CHRISTOPHER SCOTT and ANDREW TIMOTHY
Directed by JOHN CARDY
A portrait of Saint Boniface of Crediton, Apostle to Germany by PAUL HYLAND
John Franklyn-Robbins as Saint
Boniface Wynfrith of Crediton, better known as St Boni face, Apostle to Germany. was born in Devonshire
1.300 years ago.
This programme is based largely on his correspondence and other contemporary sources with contributions by PROFESSOR E. W. F. TOMLIN, CBE, DAME FELICITAS CORRI-GAN, OSB, and PETER cousins
Musical research and direction by CHRISTOPHER WALKER with members of SS Peter and Paul Cath edral Choir. Clifton
Directed by SHAUN MAC -LOUGHLIN, BBC Bristol long wave only
Willibrord/Grcgory III/ Miltret ....:
Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Sounds Mouthwatering (1) MARY BERRY demonstrates the art of making bread. Among the Spanish Basques: was where SUE LAKE went on a visit.
A Hebridean Voice (6): FINLAY J. MACDONALD On bedtime stories.
C of E: The Dean of the Arches. Court of Canterbury, john OWEN, QC, describes his work to ANNE MACNAMARA.
An Unsuitable Job for a Woman by P. D. JAMES abridged in 12 parts by EVANGELISE BANKS
Read by Judith Coke (1)
After Bernie Pryde 's death, Cordelia Gray was all that was left of Pryde's Detective Agency. But she was determined to prove herself up to the job, when she was asked to find out why Mark Callender killed himself. (Music: Gregson's Quintet for Brass)
Editor WYN KNOWLES long wave only
John Lahr , Rula Lenska
Wvnford Vaughan-Thomas and Kenneth Williams are quizzed on sayings funny and fatuous - taken from books, journals and walls, or simply overheard A little inaccuracy some-times saves tons of ex-planation.(SAKI) Quotations read by RONALD FLETCHER
Devised and presented by Nigel Rees
Producer ALAN NIXON
A political extravaganza in two acts and an interlude by BERNARD SHAW
A typically Shavian look at the future - to a time when all people now livIngare dead. Written in 1928, many of Shaw's prophecies are becoming alarmingly true.
Directed by IAN COTTERELL (Prunella Scales is in ' Make and Break ', Hay-market Theatre, London)
the Prime Minister:
The Princess Royal:
The Franchise Affair by JOSEPHINE TEY abridged in 15 episodes by NEVILLE TELLER
Read by Frank Duncan (1) It's a quiet afternoon in a sleepy country town. Family solicitor Robert Blair thinks of going home. And then the phone rings. Two respectable ladies have been accused of kidnapping a 16-year-old girl ... Producer PETER KING long wave only
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