A five-part serial dramatised for radio by TED WILLIS from his own novel. with
1918: Captain Tremayne, aboard the armoured train The Royal Flush is travelling across Russia towards Ekaterinburg in an attempt to rescue the Russian royal family from the Bolsheviks.
Directed by GLYN DEARMAN (Broadcast Sun 6.15 pm)
12.55 Weather; programme news
with Sue MacGregor
Guest of the Week: the wine and gardening expert Hugh Johnson. Reading Your Letters. Cri de cocur: OLIVER POSTGATE on a subject which affects him deeply. Bookbinding: is for craftsmen. NATALIE WHEEN reports. Close to Home by DEBORAH MOGGACH abridged in 12 parts by ANN REES JONES. Read by FRANCES JEATER (12)
(Music: Stravinsky's Jeu de cartes): long wave only
Traitor by DENNIS POTTER starring
In a dingy field in Moscow he sits alone - a traitor to his family, his friends, his colleagues. Then the international press descend upon him. and he gives his first interview - an interview which brings forth terrible, haunting memories.
Adapted for radio and directed by DEREK HODDINOTT A BBC World Service Drama production
from the Chapel of Magdalen College, Oxford
Introit: Lift up your heads (Rose)
Psalms 81 and 82 (Marsh, Battishill)
First Lesson: Exodus 12, vv 21-36
Canticles: The Short Service (Bernard Rose )
Second Lesson: Hebrews 10 vv 1-17
Anthem: The spacious firmament (Rose)
Organist and Informator Choristarum (choirmaster):
A musical quiz devised by EDWARD J. MASON an.1 10NY SHRYANB John Amis and Flank Muir challenge Ian Wallace and Denis Norden
In the Chair Steve Race Questions compiled by STEVE RACE. Executive producer BOBBY JAYE
A radio ballad by EWAN MACCOLL and CHARLES PARKER on the three generations of The Herring Fisherman Told by Sam Lamer of Winterton Ronnie Balls of Yarmouth George Draper of Lowestoft Frank West of Gardenstown with the crew of the Honeydew and men and women from the fishing communities of East Anglia and the Moray Firth
' You just couldn't see the ship. All you could see was the mast sticking out of the water! I think that if I'd lost my nerve I should a' lost my ship. I realised that if we kept dodging the ship, with the weight of the fish we had in her - she just wouldn't lift to the swell, everything was coming down on top of her!' Set into song by EWAN MACCOLL
With A. L. LLOYD
JANE STEWART , IAN CAMPBELL JOHN CLARENCE and a section of the CLARION SINGERS under KATHARINE THOMSON The hymn sung by LEWIS CARDNO of Cairnbulg The poem The Elusive
Herring written and read by JAMES BURNETT Of Gardenstown
Orchestration and music direction PEGGY SEEGER Technical direction JOHN CLARKE
Production by CHARLES PARKER
(First broadcast on the Home Service. This programme won the Prix Italia in 1960)
What Price? What Defence?
The Government's decision to replace
Polaris with Trident - at a cost of at least £5,000 million - has now been approved by Parliament. But can we afford Trident as well as our other programmes of conventional weapons? Would British participation in a Rapid Deployment Force, mean sacrificing our existing defence commitments? Are rising costs going to force us to rethink our entire defence capabilities and our strategy?
Michael Charlton is in the Chair. Producer DAVID MORTON
: by J. R. R. TOLK1KN prepared for radio in 26 episodes by BRIAN SIBLEY starring
11: The Riders of Rohan ' This at least is plain,' said Frodo aloud to himself. ' The evil of the Ring is already at work even in the Company, and the Ring must leave them before it does more harm. I will go alone.
Some I cannot trust, and those I can trust are too dear to me. Strider will be needed at Minas
Tirith now Boromir has fallen into evil. I will go alone. At once.' With
Music composed and conducted by STEPHEN OLIVER. Episode adapted by BRIAN SIBLEY
Directed by JANE MORGAN
(Gerard Murphy is a member of the RSC)
J. R. R.
Tales of the Uncanny and Supernatural
Three stories by ALGERNON BLACKWOOD
Read by George Coulouris 1: The Occupant of the Room
' The instant the room was dark he realised that it was more than he could stand; for, with the blackness, there came a sudden rush of cold that he found it hard to explain.' Producer
BRIAN DEAN long wave only
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