Paul Eddington , the actor of Yes Minster and The Good Life fame chooses the eight records he would take to a desert. island and discusses them with ROY PLOMLEY.
Producer DEREK DRESCHER
Poul Eddington is a National Theatre Player)
A series of six readings by Professor Galbraith adapted from his new book A Life in Our Times which has just been published in Britain.
In 1944 President Roosevelt commissioned ground surveys as soon as was practical, of what had been accomplished by the strategic air attacks on Germany and Japan, which were described as enormously expensive. J.K. Galbraith helped direct the survey in Germany, and was then sent to Japan.
Tim Sebastian , the BBC s
Correspondent in Warsaw, looks back at one of the most important years in Poland's history. The new trade union has produced a bloodless revolution in the Communist world, but Poland is still stricken by food shortages and in danger of economic collapse.
A Radio News production by TIM MABY
Introduced from Bristol by Sandy Marshall
The New Techniques of Microsurgery : ANDY
As the new term approaches,
Cheryl ARMITAGE finds out how parents' evenings fit into school life. BBC Bristol
Kidnapped by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON abridged by ELIZABETH BRADBURY in 12 instalments Read by JOHN SAMSON (12)
Picture Beyond the Canvas by GERALD KELSEY with An art historian is summoned to Paris because some paintings are suspected of being fakes. He realises that he knew the artist in question years before, and now he learns the story of how the pictures came to be painted.
Directed by GRAHAM GAULD
'He said he wanted a Puccini sound.'
Nelson Riddle, American song arranger and composer, talks to Robert Cushman about his great partnership in the 50s with Frank Sinatra when the Sinatra-Riddle sound launched countless hits, and goes on a musical journey from his early days with Tommy Dorsey to such singers as Ella Fitzgerald and Nat 'King' Cole, up to the rock rhythms of today.
(First broadcast in Kaleidoscope)
A London Girl of the 1880s by M. v. HUGHES. abridged in 11 parts by ZOE BAILEY Read by Avril Elgar (1) For a well brought up girl of the late 19th century obliged to earn her living, teaching seemed the obvious choice, but in order to qualify she would have to go to school. The North
London Collegiate School under the famous and formidable Miss Buss was the establishment chosen, and was followed by pioneering days in the first ladies' training college in Cambridge. Molly Hughes portrays her younger self with great charm and sympathy and paints an engaging picture of the manners and customs of the time.
Producer MARGARET ETALL
with Clive Jacobs bringing you stories of the world of travel and transport.
Tom Boswell tests the Rover 3500 Van den Plas. including Continental Travel Information
Producer STEPHEN PHELPS Editor ROGER MACDONALD
For thousands of children all over the world, their first taste of music-making is synonymous with learning to play the recorder. To one family - the Dolmetschs of Haslemere - belongs the rediscovery and renaissance of this early music instrument. The present head of the family, Carl, is 70 this week. Helen Palmer samples the Dolmetsch tradition of scholarship performance and instrument making.
Producer WILL BAYNES
(Repeated: Sat 4.10 pm)
Leonard Rossiter presents his personal choice of poetry and prose. with James Grout and Gillian Raine
' As soon as I started to make my choice I realised that the majority of pieces were those I had read when I was quite young.' Producer BRIAN PATTEN BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat 1.10 pm)
- Edinburgh Festival - The Fringe
Michael Oliver picks his way through the attractions of the Edinburgh Fringe; more than 450 companies present everything from Sticky-Backed Plastic to Lysistrata. Paul Allen joins him on and off the Royal Mile. Producer RICHARD BANNERMAN
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