by JOHN AND JULIA KEAY The tragic story of the Scottish explorer
Alexander Gordon Laing who, in 1825, left Tripoli to solve the mystery of the River Niger and become the first Christian in modern times to reach the legendary city of Timbuktu.
Narrated by Patrick Malahide with David Bannerman as Laing
Other parts played by JILL FENNER , JOHN SHEDDEM and FINLAY WELSH
Producer PATRICK RAYNER BBC Scotland long wave only
with Sue MacGregor Talking Point.
Forthcoming Attractions: GORDON GOW previews films on BBCtv during the next fortnight.
I See a Need: LINDSAY MACKIE meets people who've led a campaign
(1) - GWEN JAMES Of Voice for the Child in Care Cousin Phillis byELIZABETH GASKELL abridged in seven parts by DELIA PATON. Read by Michael Jayston (1)
' I see her now - Cousin Phillis. She was dressed in dark blue cotton of some kind, with a little frill of the same wherever it touched her white skin. And such a white skin it was! I have never seen the like.' (Music: Glare's Harp Concerto)
Editor WYN KNOWLES long wave only
Alfred Marks illustrate the subject's humour with jokes, quotes and press clippings, as well as recorded comedy from
TOM LEHRER , PETER SELLERS NOEL COWARD, ALAN BENNETT PETER COOK , DUDLEY MOORE If we said to people's faces what we say behind one another's backs, society would be impossible. (BALZAC) Written by FRANK muir and SIMON BRETT
Producer SIMON BRETT
The Lift by ALLAN BERRIE with and This political tragedy is set in a poets' and writers' apartment block in Moscow for what the author calls The Beautiful Dream (1924-27) and The Terrible Reality
(1928-35). It focuses on the literary aspirations and disillusion of Boris Brodski. The lift takes on sinister overtones as it carries State Police to arrest the latest dissident writer.
Directed by RICHARD WORTLEY
(Repeated: Sun 2.30 pm)
Vladimir Mayakovsky/Leopold Averbakh:
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