For over 25 years, this column of satire and opinion has adorned the Daily Telegraph. Scourge of lefties, trendies, and the muddled well-meaning, it has always been in the avant-garde of truth - however painful or hilarious that may be. Kingsley Amis pays tribute to 'a sparkling wit, graceful stylist, and formidable moralist' with illustrations read by Nigel Hawthorne.
This week: The House that Jeff Built
An old church pew, a horse trough, and some broken cartwheels all enjoy a new lease of life with Jeff May when he applies his inventive mind to home decorating.
Producer GEOFFREY HEWITT BBC Birmingham
We all have queries. quibbles and quandaries which we mean to resolve, but which always lie unanswered at the back of our minds.
Let Neil Landor. together with his specialist experts and the help of the BBC Reference Library, sort out your queries.
Producer SIMON ELMES
Questions, on a postcard please, to: Enquire
Within, BBC, Broadcasting House, London W1A 4WW
Listeners compete to become this year Brain of Britain.
Chairman Robert Robinson 8: Midlands and East Anglia
Christopher Wardle (planner)
David Jones (teacher) Marion McClellan
(part-time lecturer) Arthur Howden
(retired Anglican priest) Including Beat the Brains in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants.
Programme devised by JOHN P. WYNN. Questions set by IAN GILLIES
Producer RICHARD EDIS
12.55 Weather: programme news
with Kay Alexander
Talking Point: opinions and ideas ...
A Living Faith (1):
ANDREW FRANKS tells JILL COCHRANE why he gave up his job to run a bookshop. Now Up to Five Miles:
Trainee marathon runner, JACKIE SUMMERS on her first race.
The Night the Moonflotrcr Bloomed: HOPE HUMPHRIES recalls one special party in Hong Kong.
The River by RUMER GODDEN , abridged in six parts by MONICA GREY
Read by Anne Harvey (1) ' The river was in Bengal, but for the purpose of this story it might as easily have been anywhere in the world ... The children Bea, Harriet,
Bogey and Victoria lived in a house beside the river. They'd not been sent away out of the tropics because of the war ... '
Family by ROBERT DAVIS
In Victorian times the domineering Alan Holmes would be an accepted head of the family. But times have changed, and the arrival of the wayward son will show this all too clearly.
I Directed by GERRY JONES
, Jenny Lord:
Comedy Harmony and Parody Melody
An anthology of ten programmes introduced by Fritz Spiegl
This week features the appropriately named COMEDY HARMONISTS together with SPIKE JONES AND HIS CITY SLICKERS.
Producer GRAHAM SHEFFIELD Gramophone records
Written by DEBBIE COOK
(Repeated: Fri 1.40 pm) Cast for the week:
In the first of six programmes presented by the poet and novelist
D. M. Thomas , we hear his selection of poems from The House of Childhood.
' We are built by the houses we live in. My six houses are distinct: but also, thanks to love and memory. blend into each other. So do the six houses of my spirit.' Readers GERARD MURPHY and SONIA FRASER
Producer PENNY LEICESTER
Mozart Piano Concerto in a (K 488) (mono) SOLOMON (piano)
PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA conducted by HERBERT MENGES
Pergolesi Stabat Mater
ILEANA COTRUBAS (soprano) LUCIA VALENTINI TERRANI (mezzo-soprano)
I SOLISTI VENETI, conducted by CLAUDIO SCIMONE
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