The bandleader Buddy Rich , who has been playing drums since his parents first included him in their vaudeville act when he was only two-and-a-half years old, talks to ROY PLOMLEY about his long career and chooses his eight records for the desert island.
Producer DEREK DRESCHER long wave only from 9.35
Tom Vernon confronts producers and management with your criticisms and comments on the BBC.
Producer JOHN SKRINE Please send questions, criticism or praise about radio or television to; Feedback. BBC,
Broadcasting House. London WIA 4WW i Repeated: Sun 5.0 pm) long wave only
Gold is still seen as a key factor in the world's monetary system. But there's less of it about than one would imagine and the worlds major suppliers are political enemies, South Africa and the USSR. Is there any chance of their monopoly being challenged? BBC
Economics Correspondent James Long reports.
A Radio News production by KEVIN RUANE
long wave only
Introduced from Manchester by Marjorie Loflhouse
Battling Sue Brillam: a ringside report from
GEORGE BAYLEY on one of our champion women wrestlers.
Lord Rhodes of Saddleworth; talks about his life from 12-year-old mill boy to Knight of the Garter.
A Language Barrier: one in 10,000 children suffers from aphasia - the inability to talk. BRENDA KIDMAN follows the problems and progress of Caroline, now 16, in her efforts to develop natural speech. BBC Manchester Close to Home 19) long wave only
Over the Points by KEN BLAKESON and DAVE SIMPSON with John Webb and Karen Archer Brian, a railway enthusiast, and Julie, an avid admirer of the Brontes, hit upon the idea of spending their honeymoon in the Yorkshire village of Haworth. However, they quickly discover that pursuing their own individual interests can lead to problems.
Directed by MARTIN JENKINS
John Russell Brown presents the fifth of eight programmes. Well-Made Theatre
The traditional, well-made play has lost favour as playwrights seek new ways of representing present-day realities on the stage. Some dramatists though have chosen to adapt the traditional formula to their purposes.
John Russell Brown considers five such writers: Alan Ayckbourn, Michael Frayn, Simon Gray, Joe Orton and John Whiting.
Pauline is a black woman who lives in white South Africa. She works as a domestic servant, one of the few occupations she is allowed to follow since her life is so narrowly circumscribed by the laws of apartheid. Sue MacGregor shared that life for a day, in the house of the white family for whom she works in Cape Town, and on a visit to her sister's place in a nearby black township, thousands of miles from her real home in the Transkei.
Producer DEBORAH VOGEL (Repeated: Sat 4.10 pm)
Includes an interview with Sir Hugh Casson. President of the Royal
Academy, about his new book Diary, and a review of the 213th Summer
Exhibition at the Royal Academy. Presented by Sheridan Morley
Producer CARROLL MOORE Sheridan's Films: poj/e 14
with David Jason
Hill Wallis , David Tale Sheila Steafel and the music of David Firman Written by GUY JENKIN , JOHN LANGDON, RICHARD QUICK. JEREMY BROWNE, BOB SINFIELD, BRIAN
BETHELL, TONY SARCHET and PETER HICKEY. Producer PAUL MAYHEW-ARCUER
(Repealed: Sat 5.25 pm)
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