Goodwill at Christmas
Do you have a good scheme locally for brightening the Christmas season for others? Or would you like to know how to organise some help? Or to find out how to offer your time and effort? A chance to share ideas, and ask advice of Elspeth Kyle , of the National Volunteer Centre, and Nicholas llinton , Director of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations.
In the Chair Sue MacGregor. Produced by the Woman's Hour Unit
Lines open from 8.0 am long wave only
Waving to a Train by MARTYN READ and A summer day. late in June 1953. The kind of day that exists only in memory.' Richard looks back on this special childhood day.
Directed by DAVID SPENSER long ware only
(Michael Jayston is in ' Private Lives ' at the Duchess Theatre. London)
with Sue MacGregor Talking Point.
Reading Your Letters.
Just One Day: JANE FINNIS spends 24 hours with GINNY BLOOM Who has been deaf since birth.
Personal View: PEARL BINDER speaks her mind. The Opportunity of a Lifetime (11): long ware only
Anne Catchpole introduces the voices and sounds of the religion which permeates every aspect of life in Burma: Buddhism. Recording in and around Rangoon, she meets monks and nuns, children and adults, and reflects on a belief which is in almost every respect the antithesis of western attitudes and values.
Producer DAVID WINTER
Sugar, like oil. is big business. On average we eat about two pounds a week of seductive ' white gold ' although most experts are agreed it can be a real threat to our health. Why is information on sugar often misleading. and even inaccurate? A weighty report now being submitted to the Health Education Council, asks that the public be told the full story.
Bill Breckon examines these allegations and reports on the relationship between sugar, health and big business.
Research TREVOR BARNES Producers SHARON BANOFF and HUGH PURCELL
Margaret Ford suggests some Christmas presents that might be appreciated by blind people of all ages.
Presenter Peter White Producer THENA HESHEL
To check information given, or comment on issues raised. phone [number removed]from 8.30-10.0 pm.
The Great Vincent Crummies and his Thespian Galaxy
On the occasion of the Royal Shakespeare Company's revival of their adaptation of Nicholas Nickleby. Michael Oliver goes backstage in the Victorian theatre, both in fact. and as fictionalised by Charles Dickens whose imagination and personality were steeped in the stage from the age of seven, when he first saw the great clown Grimaldi. Speakers include
Emlyn Williams , Trevor Nunn , Peter Baldwin and Philip Collins
Producer JOHN POWELL
A new series - an epic fantasy in at least four parts by A.P.R. Marshall and J.H.W. Lloyd
Agar, Son of Athar:
King Yulfric the Wise, the Third Lord of Albion:
Crown Prince Veganin of Albion:
Radox the Green:
Maliadoc, another Yokel/King Yulfric's first advisor:
King Yulfric's First Assistant Advisor:
Dyandetes, the Three-faced Sybil:
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