Ten programmes about people who are successful against the odds.
Caroline De Sausmarez The more expensive a dress, the less often it's likely to be worn by the buyer ... such is the world of high fashion. Once she realised that, CAROLINE DE SAUSMAREZ saw a business opening. She buys these high-priced once-worn clothes and resells them in up-market sales around the country.
Marjorie Lofthouse talks to her about the delicacies of buying and selling these high-fashion clothes.
Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham
An Idea of Heaven by BRIAN THOMPSON
Read by Alan Rothwell ' It would never have occurred to him to visit the house under normal circumstances: it was exactly because things were no longer normal that friends suggested that a short period of retreat would be a helpful and healing arrangement.'
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester
Introduced by Sue MaeGregor , including Take One Dozen Blooms ... : GYN
FREEMAN catches up on the world of flower arranging.
Science Simplified: PETER EVANS visits
British Telecom to look at recent developments in telecommunications. Winter Garden (3) long wave only
Cardboard Christmas Cut-Outs by BRIAN THOMPSON
Ron has to find a Santa Claus for the toy department of the big store where he works. Instead of choosing a merry old actor for the part, he picks Stanley Chattermole who takes the job seriously.
Directed by ALFRED BRADLEY BBC Manchester
' It's a terrible handicap to be a woman. It's s the endless, frightful interruptions. I've never had the time to do all the work I've wanted.'
Frank Delaney presents a portrait of Dame Rebecca West with contributions from Bernard Levin.
Producer ALASTAIR WILSON
Written by DEBBIE COOK
(Repeated: Fri 1.40 pm) Cast for the week:
John Julius Norwich keeps a ' commonplace book ' from which, each year, he compiles a Christmas gift for his friends. He presents, with Artemis Cooper , some of his favourite poems from the collection.
Producer BRIAN PATTEN BBC Bristol
Cantata: Machet die Tore weit
Passion Oratorio: Der Tod Jesu
PATRIZIA KWELLA (soprano) SALLY BURGESS
MARTYN HILL (tenor)
STEPHEN ROBERTS (baSS) RICHARD HlCKOX SINGERS CITY OF LONDON SINFONIA leader SIMON STANDAGE conductor RICHARD HICKOX (A public concert given on 10 April in the Queen Elizabeth Hall ,
London, presented by the City of London Sinfonia in association with the BBC)
(First broadcast on R3) A BBC Digital recording
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