A Portrait of Augustus Smith of Scilly (1804-72) by JOHN WILKIE
' His rule was absolute and his word the law. To oppose him spelt ostracism and deportation.'
1 His rents he spent upon the people.'
' The last example of a beneficent autocrat, a peaceful Frederick the Great, but bent on making people happy and prosperous.'
Narrator CHRISTIAN RODSKA
Other parts by MICHAEL SPICE , PAUL NICHOLSON and CAROLINE GOODALL
Contributions by ROBERT DORRIEN-SMITH
, MRS CHRISTOPHER, PETER CLOUGH , ROY COOPER , FRANK GIBSON , ROY GRAHAM ,
RICHARD JENKINS and JOHN WOOSNAM
Directed by SHAUN MACLOUGHLIN
BBC Bristol long wave only
W T Johns:
John Lahr , Rula Lenska
Wynford Vaughan Thomas and Kenneth Williams are quizzed on sayings funny and fatuous.
Quotations read by RONALD FLETCHER. Devised and presented by NIGEL REES
Producer ALAN NIXON
12.55 Weather; programme news
with Sue MacGregor
Curtain Up: on the world of arts and entertainment, With TONY BARNFIELD. Fit to Driver: ANNE
ALLSEBROOK reports on an assessment project for brain-damaged people.
Drinks on the Lawn: ANNE JONES'S experience as a gardener.
Take a Dozen Eggs: CYN FREEMAN talks tO LYNETTE HUNTER about 19th-century domestic manuals.
The Spy's Wife (8) Editor WYN KNOWLES long wave only
Frank Muir and Alfred Marks investigate the humour of the subject with appropriate jokes, quotes and press clippings - supported by recorded humour from
ALAN BENNETT , CARL REINER and MEL BROOKS. TOM LEHRER , JACK SHELDON , MICHAEL FLANDERS and DONALD SWANN
Producer SIMON BRETT
(Repeated: Wed 12.27 pm)
Hard to Get by MARCELLA EVARISTI With
Jess and Luke meet, marry young and part, their marriage in ruins. Ten years later, their friends Anna and Jonathan are still together in a joyless match and Jess has made it on her own ... or has she?
(Presented at the Traversa Theatre, Edinburgh, during the 1980 Edinburgh International Festival) Theatre direction by MICHAEL BOYD
Directed for radio by MARILYN IRELAND BBC Scotland
(Repeated: Sun 2.30 pm)
A series of three programmes
1:Letter from SeramporeGerald Priestland , on a return visit to India where he was BBC
Correspondent in the 1950s, writes from
Serampore, a Christian bridgehead on the- banks of the Ganges, the holy river of the Hindus.
Producer PADDY O'KEEFFE
No Rare and Distant Being Lvnn Seymour , CBE
The subject of two recent biographical studies, by richard AUSTIN and by ANTHONY CRICKMAY with CLEMENT crisp, Lynn Seymour talks to
Michael Oliver about her life and work as both dancer and choreographer in class, in rehearsal and in performance.
Producer JOHN POWELL Editor ROSEMARY HART
The Worm Forgives the Plough hy JOHN STEWART COLLIS Read in ten parts by Alan Badel
1: My First Job
The author has been described as ' the poet among modern ecologists'. His reminiscences of life as a farm labourer during the Second World War are more than memoirs - they are a search through communion with Nature for the meaning of life itself. Abridged and produced by ANTON GILL long wave only
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