When she launched her own business four years ago. DEBORAH MACKILLOP had a 1400 overdraft and just one other woman to help. Today, her mail-order company has an annual turnover of £2-million and she employs nearly 100 people, including 30 at her own workshops in Oxfordshire.
Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham
The Trees are Shrieking by MICHAEL A. PEARSON
Read by Timothy Kightley ' The dead elm towered over all of us; its branches seemed to writhe in agony, like a nest of petrified vipers....'
Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol
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Producer SIMON ELMES
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Within, BBC, Broadcasting House, London WIA 4WW
with Sue MacGregor
Oh to be a Dragon: upon
St George's Day. a few words and some music on behalf of the Saint's famous adversary!
Living Faith (2):
PETER TIMMS , Governor of Maidstone jail, talks to JILL COCHRANE about his decision to enter the full-time ministry.
Science Simplified: PETER EVANS looks at some recent scientific developments. Up the Crossing
4: The Final Demand
The Man Who Wrote ; Shakespeare by ANTON GILL with Roy Kinnear and Peter Woodthorpe
Anton Gill offers a new , solution to the vexed problem that has troubled-scholars over the centuries - who really wrote the works of Shakespeare.
Directed by JAN COTTERELL (First broadcast in 1978)
Comedy Harmony and Parody Melody
An anthology introduced by Fritz Spiegl
This week a miscellany of phoney folk song, from FFTER USTINOV in Saville and BETOVE on the Steppes,. to RAMBLING SID RUMPOLE; and ROSIE THE REDSHINE.
Producer GRAHAM SHEFFIELD
The Shakespeare Industry On the Bard s birthday Frank Delaney visits
Stratford.upon-Avon to search for the man who inspired the world's greatest literary industry. with Levi Fox
Anthony Burgess and A. L. Rowse Producers
BRIAN COOK and PAT PRYOR
D. M. Thomas explores the paradoxes in his third house, The House of Lore, through the poetry of Dante. Emily Dickinson , and Robert Frost. Readers
DAVID COLLINGS , SONIA FRASER and GERARD MURPHY
Producer PENNY LEICESTER (Gerard Murphy is a member of the RSC)
W. J. Locke was the highest-paid British author of the 20s, a status he achieved by writing vastly entertaining novels such as The Beloved
Vagabond and The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol. He spent his considerable wealth on projects like the conversion of his country house into a wartime military hospital.
With the help of Leslie Mitchell , who knew Locke well. Benny Green looks at the life and literature of this now neglected writer.
Producer JEREMV BIRCHALL (The Beloved Vagabond will be read in Story Time from next Thursday)
leader MALCOLM STEWART conductor David Atherton with liana Vered (piano) direct from Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool
Stravinsky Entr 'acte symphonique (Sleeping Beauty)
Concerto No 1, in B flat minor
' Here at the telephone company, we handle 84 billion calls a year serving everyone from presidents and kings, to the scum of the earth.'
Lily Tomlin. the American comedienne, is best known for her creation of Ernestine, the tyrannical telephone operator on Rowan and Martin's
Laugh-in. She has also starred in Nashville, 9 to 5 and her latest film, The Incredible Shrinking Woman.
Michael Billington talks to her about her career and some of the characters who ' live in her body '.
Producer THOMAS SUTCLIFFE
When Todmorden piano teacher. Sylvia Forbes , introduces a new piece of music to a young pupil she sings, dances, tells stories, and. as a 12-year-old pupil says, ' she'll kind of paint a picture with it. so it's not just notes like dots on a washing line, because when you come out you have a picture in front of you. and you know that's the way the music's going to be.' SYLVIA FORBES ' gift for inspiring children with love of music is rare. Kate Fenton visits Todmorden and eavesdrops on one or two lessons. BBC Wales
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