visits Warwickshire where members of the Dorridge and District Horticultural Society put their questions to Geoffrey Smith
Bill Sowerbutts and Professor Alan Gemmell Questionmaster Ken Ford BBC Manchester
Book, Down the Garden Path, £3.50, from bookshops
Hilbre Sunday by BERLIE DOHERTY
Read by Elizabeth Proud ' I always thought Andy Mason was a bit of a slob, though most of my mates were mad on him. He was good-looking all right, but arrogant with it. I can't stand that sort ...'
Producer MITCH RAPER
Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Guest of the Week: the international organist Gillian Weir.
Reading Your Letters. Suspicion: YVONNE GUNN talks about what happens when one of your family is accused of shoplifting. Cats!: prior to the new ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER musical. TONY BARNFIELD talks about them to the composer and investigates in words and music their perennial appeal. Up the Crossing
8: The Accumulator
A Lovesome Thing A comedy by ALAN MELVILLE with and The joys and delights of an English country-garden can occasionally be marred by the obsessive interest of neighbouring gardeners - perhaps it is they who need ' weeding out '!
Other parts played by SION PROBERT , MARTYN READ and CHRISTOPHER SCOTT
Directed by GLYN DEARMAN
from the Chapel of King's College, Cambridge Introit: Let thy merciful ears (Mudd)
Psalms: 142, 143 (Camidge, Pring) Fust Lesson:
Deuteronomy 12, v 1 and vv 8-11
Canticles (Stanford in A) Second Lesson: Romans 4, vv 1-8
Anthem: Dum transisset sabbatum (Taverner) Director of Music PHILIP LEDGER
Organ Scholar JOHN BUTT
Written by JAMES 'ROBSON
(Repeated: Thurs 1.40 pm)
See Letters: page 71
The Life and Thought of Teilhard de Chardin Presented by Vernon Sproxton
1 May 1981 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth Of
TEILIIARD DE CHARDIN , one of the most remarkable and original religious thinkers of the 20th century. So revolutionary were the ideas of this Jesuit priest that the Holy Office in Rome would not allow him to publish any theological writing, and, apart from a few friends, nobody knew of his thinking until he died in 1955. But he had some admirers in the scientific establishment -
Julian Huxley and W. H. Thorpe were among them.
The programme tells the story of his life, from the small boy with an obsession for rocks, through his exile in China, where he played an important role in the discovery of Pekin Man. to his final banishment to New York, where he died. In the programme, among others, are Teilhard's colleagues, Pierre le Roy and George Barbour , people who knew him, like Robert Speaight. together with Sir Peter Medawar ,
Dr Ursula King , Professor Anthony Dyson , Claud Curling and Robert Butterfield.
Reader GABRIEL WOOLF Producer PETER FIRTH BBC Bristol
Now You See it, Now You Don't
Presented by Colin Ford A baggy-trousered tramp with bowler hat; the assassination of a president; film in its 85-year history has recorded fiction and fact in a form more vivid than any other. Yet, while film preserves history and fantasy, who preserves film itself? Until the 1930s, there was no systematic archiving of the cinema and two-thirds of all films made between 1895 and 1930 were lost or destroyed. Even today film is in danger, older films can spontaneously ignite, modern colour films fade as they age. As the financial belt tightens, choices have to be made today about what we can afford to preserve. Who makes those choices? By what criteria?
Researcher TIM DEAN
Producer RICHARD DUNN Editor ROSEMARY HART
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