Sonny Boy by P. G. WODEHOUSE
Read by Jonathan Cecil ' I agree that Algernon Aubrey Little is not a child whom I would care to meet down a dark alley, but Bingo assures me that its heart is in the right place. The child recently pulled him out of a very nasty spot.' Producer MITCH RAPER
The convoluted chronicle of an optimistic author with Lolly CockereH Jane Knowles Brian Haines Michael Spice
Book Four, Chapter Two: The Villa
Written by BASIL BOOTHROYD Producer bobby JAYE
(Repeated: Tues 10.30 pm)
12.55 Weather: programme news
Gerald C Potter:
Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Birthday at the Ballet: TONY BARNFlELD meets some of the people at Covent Garden celebrating The Royal Ballet's Golden Jubilee. Talking Point.
Young Consumers: do we give children the grounding to ask the right questions? MARY DOWNING reports.
Working with Clay:
AUDREY BLACKMAN talks tO SHIRLEY DU BOULAY about her rolled pottery figures. Short story: The Concert by joy ST CLAIR
Read by Sian Thomas Editor WYN KNOWLES
In Praise of Love
The sixth in a series of plays by TERENCE RATTIGAN with Anthony Quayle Muriel Pavlow and Robert Beatty
Lydia knows she is dying, but her thoughts are for her self-centred husband and their son. If only she can bring them together....
Directed by PETER KING
A panel gamc whose unruly members are occasionally kept in disorder by the Chairman Nicholas Parsons and in which
Kenneth Williams Clement Freud Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden endeavour to prevent each other from talking. Devised by IAN messitkr Producer DAVID HATCH
On Balance by HALLAM TENNYSON with Celia Johnson and Annette Crosbie
A Thanksgiving Service for the life and times of a great theatre and film director is to be held in Westminster Abbey. His widow suddenly announces that for personal reasons she will not be attending. Is there anything that can persuade her to change her mind?
Directed by MARTIN JENKINS
(Repeated: Sun 2.30 pm)
Alice, her daughter:
Dean Wynn Williams:
The Vic-Wells Ballet staged its first full programme on 5 May
1931 with 19 dancers, led by Ninette de Valois.
Twenty-five years later it had become The Royal Ballet and grown to two companies. Now, 50 years on, Stephen Phillips charts its progress with the voices of Lilian Baylis , Sir Frederick Ashton , Dame Margol Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev , and discusses its present and future with Dame Ninette de Valois, soloist
Monica Mason , choreographer
Michael Corder and critic Noel Goodwin , who also discusses the new full-length ballet Isadora by Kenneth MacMillan Producer
Editor ROSEMARY HART (Sir Frederick Ashton chooses his Desert Island Discs: Friday 9.5 am)
The Life and ExtraordinayAdventures of Private Ivan (honkin by VLADIMIR VOINOVICH translated bv Richard WURII :, abridged in 12 parts by MATTHEW WALTERS Read by Andrew Sachs
In May 1941 Ivan Chonkin a bow-legged private in the Red Army, is sent to the obscure village of Krasnoye to guard an aeroplane. Forgotten by his regiment, he resumes the life of a peasant with Nyura. the postmistress, and Borka the pig. But routine gives way to farct when the secret police begin to investigate the antics of this solitary soldier. Producer MARGARET WINDHAM
Since its origins over 200 years ago. modern circus has travelled millions of miles, played before millions of people the world over. and vet its essentials have changed very little. But the huge travelling show appears to be in decline. Through the voices of circus people Henry Kelly tells the story of circus and asks will it survive? Producer SIMON ELMES (Repeal) long wave only from 11.30
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