with Sue MacGregor
I Can See it Now: ALAN
MELVILLE recalls the night he decided to make the theatre his profession. They Don't Just Run Hostels: JANE FINNIS discovers the variety of projects the YWCA undertake.
My Cold Clear Time:
South African novelist NADINE GORDIMER talks about her recent work. A Forgotten Season by KATHLMEN CONLON abridged in nine parts by DOREEN ESTALL. Read by Patricia Routledge (1)
When the child Veronica was growing up in a northern seaside town in the 50s, ' The Major ' was a regular visitor to the house. Then there were Aunt Dolly, and Aunt Mu, and the feckless Spencers next door. Unknown to them, . The Major ' had a son,
Charlie, who was to affect all their lives ...
(Music: Planel's Trumpet Concerto)
Fringe Benefits by SHEILA HODGSON
All these years
Mrs MacKinnon has been a highly respectable
Edinburgh widow lady. Se what's she doing getting mixed up with the way-out Festival Fringe group the A to Z Vibes That's what her son,
James, would dearly like to know.
Directed by DAVID JOHNSTON
A series of nine programmes
5: Charles Tunbridge was a successful marketing executive on course for a powerful and lucrative career, when the textile mill in his village came up for sale. Five years later, he is mill-owner and local employer struggling to stay afloat in a business he has had to learn about from scratch.
Presented by Gill Pyrah Producer JANE MARSHALL BBC Birmingham
Frank Muir and Alfred Marks investigate the humour of the subject ...
History is too serious to be left to historians '
IAIN MACLEOD ) with the voices of Michael Flanders
Carl Reiner , Mel Brooks and Peter Cook
Written by FRANK MUIR and SIMON BRETT
Producer GEOFFREY PERKINS (First broadcast in 1979)
Written by JAMES ROBSON (Repeated: Fri 1.40 pm)
' Boundaries ' both of landscape and of the mind are the subject of seven programmes chosen and presented by the East Anglian poet Edward Storey. 2: The Hills
Readers GEORGE PARSONS and CHRISTOPHER SCOTT
Producer MARGARET ETALL
Sketches from an Italian Notebook
In the first of three programmes, Frank elaney makes a literary pilgrimage to Italy in search of the people and the places which captivated Hilaire Belloc , Elizabeth Bowen and Edward Lear.
1: BrotDn-Remembered Hills
Producer SIMON ELMES
(Repeated: 11 September)
includes a review of John Barton 's mammoth double bill of Shakespeare's The Two
Gentlemen of Verona and Titus Andronicus , both to be performed in one evening with a cast that
Includes Patrick Stewart and Sheila Hancock , by the RSC at Stratford-upon-Avon;
Matthew Arnold : A Life, the first detailed biography for more than 30 years of this 19th-century poet and critic by Park Honan ; and People, a new novel by Nadine Gordimer. Presented by Paul Vaughan
Producer BRIAN BARFIELD
The Queen's representative in the Channel Island of Jersey - the Lieutenant
Governor - is a traditional appointment that goes back to the time of William the Conqueror. Sean Maffett examines the role of the present Lieutenant Governor,
His Excellency General Sir Peter Whiteley , GCB, KCB, OBE, and discovers how important this historical post is in Jersey today.
Producer ROY HAYWARD BBC Bristol long wave only
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