by OSCAR wilds:
Read in four parts by Dinsdale Landen (1)
Could it be that written on his hand, in characters that he could not read himself, but that another could decipher, was some fearful secret of sin, some blood-red sign of crime? Was there no escape possible? Producer MAURICE LEITCH
8.59 Continental Travel Information
Bank Holiday Special comes live from the banks of the River
Wavenev in Beceles on the Norfolk/Suffolk border. Join Bill Breckon among the trippers and the local community.
Producers MAGGIE REDFERN and ROSALIND BEW
with Sue MacGregor
Vampires and Aristocrats: dina ross on a model agency with a difference. Talking Point.
Forthcoming Attractions: GORDON cow previews films on BBCtv.
In the Garden Shed: jane FINNIS on insecticides. The Sidmouth Letters 3: Lychces for Tone
by James Kennaway
Adapted by B.C. Cummins
Starring Gordon Jackson and John Stride
with David Lodge, John Rowe, John Rye and Fulton Mackay
Civilians wonder what happens behind the walls of Campbell Barracks.
Scotland. They are more than ever curious however when Colonel Barrow arrives to take up his new command one February.
(First broadcast in 1976)
Magnus Magnusson on his favourite walk round the parish of Baidernock.
(The full binaural effect of this programme can be achieved by listening through stereo headphones)
A Russian comedy of provincial life by Eugene Chirikov, in an English version by Basil Ashmore.
When Michael Orlov, an accomplished actor from Moscow, is forced to stay in a small town to recuperate, he takes over as director of the local amateur theatre raising. in the members, hopes and ambitions beyond their wildest dreams. For some it is a magical experience, but for others it threatens their accepted way of life.
(Repeated: Sun 2.30 pm)
Lindsay Anderson. director of films and plays, ranging from the gritty social realism of This Sporting Life, to the witty surrealism of If, talks to Paul Vaughan about his career and his forthcoming book on the American cinema director, John Ford.
Producer CARROLL MOORE
The Sea Wolf by JACK LONDON abridged in 12 parts by KEITH DARVILL
Read by Barry Dennen (1) The young aesthete
Humphrey Van Weyden is shanghaied by the notorious sea-hunter Wolf Larsen. Their voyage together through tempestuous mutiny and shipwreck in the South Pacific has been acclaimed as ' one of the great sea novels of our time '.
Producer MAURICE LEITCH long wave only
' I suppose the Maoris were burning brushwood or something. Anyway, the Captain thought it was a lighthouse, so instead of sailing round the point, we sailed slap bang into it.'
A shipwreck which
Stan Ilugill has never regretted, because it gave him, at the age of 15. the chance to abandon steamers and join a tall-masted sailing ship. the Saucy Kate. The last British shantyman, Stan recalls life at sea during the final days of sail, in an evening of sea stories and shanties, recorded at the Bangor Folk Festival.
Introduced bv Alun Evans Producer KATE FENTON BBC Wales long trat-e only
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