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.
"I taught Kenneth Galbraith to write. And I tell you I've certainly regretted it." (Luce to John F. Kennedy, 1960)
From the penguins of the Falkland Islands. to the thick jungle of the Amazon, the BBC's South America Correspondent, Harold Briley , beats a busy and confusing trail through one of the most populated and varied continents in the southern hemisphere.
A Radio News production by ADAM RAPHAEL
The Hurdle-maker by ROGER BURFORD MASON Read by Garard Green ' You know me John. alwavs an outside man. Can't remember the day when I wasn't mostly outside. The woods you know. over the fields and along the lane. I like to be in the open. I can't bear being too long indoors.'
Introduced from Manchester by Marjorie Lofthouse The Seventh Leeds International Piano Competition starts tomorrow. FANNY
WATERMAN. the Leeds piano teacher who co-founded it 18 years ago. talks about the part she has played in making it one of the most prestigious competitions of its kind.
The Truth About the Beauty Business:
MARGARET LANE reveals some of the ruthless methods used to make us buy cosmetics.
A Forgotten Season (2)
Covering End by HENRY JAMES adapted for radio by D. a. BRIDSON
In this, the second of three radio plays based on Jamesia-n short stories, Captain Yule is offered a rather difficult choice, when Mr Prodmore holds all the trump cards. But the Old World learns something from the New and Mrs Graccdew proves a good teacher.
Directed by CHRISTOPHER VENNING
A New Chapter
Margaret Kurving looks at some recent developments in the public library service, and talks to some of the people who are trying to change the traditional ' custodial image of libraries and to make them more lively and accessible, more responsive to what local people need.
Producer DENNIS SIMMONS (A series of four programmes. For
Librarians, begins next Sunday at 5.0 pm on Radio 4 VHF)
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with Clive Jacobs bringing you stories behind the scenes in the world of travel and transport.
Tom Boswell tests the Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit. Including Continental Travel Information
Producer JENNY MARSHALL Editor GEOFF DOBSON
At Bressingham Gardens on the borders of Norfolk and Suffolk steam engines and flowers flourish side-by-side. Meet the man who propagates puffers and plants on his doorstep - Alan Bloom Presenter Paul Barnes
(Repeated: Sat 4.10 pm)
Christmas Humphreys, QC presents his personal choice of poetry and prose with Paul Rogers and Diana Bishop
' Buddhism showed me a way, an explanation of life ... a purpose.... a means for the end of suffering and of war.' Producer BRIAN PATTEN BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat 1.10 pm)
includes reviews of Voices in the Garden, a new novel by Dirk Bogarde set in Cap Ferrat. London and Berlin; and Mourning
Becomes Electra. a five-part adaptation of Eugene O'Neills classic drama on BBC2 on Thursday evenings.
Presenter Sheridan Morley Producer JANE STENNING
The last show of the present series
Robert Bathurst Jimmy Mulville Rory McGrath
Griff Rhys Jones and Emma Thompson would like to thank all those behind the scenes who have helped make the show such an enjoyable experience - except
Producer GEOFFREY PERKINS (Repeated: Sat 5.25 pm)
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