Allergy by ELSPETH DAVIE
Read by Fraser Kerr
'"Yes. that is interesting," she said. " I've known of the strawberries and the shellfish and the cat's fur. And of course, I've heard of the egg, though I've never met it. Though I've heard of eggs disagreeing! " '
Producer MITCH RAPER
A special programme examining the sensitive area of how a doctor tells a patient that they; are dying.
A recent survey in a British medical journal found that couples facing the prospect of separation by death endure considerable suffering because of poor communication with their doctors. Andy Price visits Michael Sobell House in Oxford, where the survey was conducted, and spoke to staff and patients who had taken part.
Producer JENNY AINGE
with Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week:
Michael Bond , creator of Paddington Bear.
In Front of an Audience: last summer, a packed
Fairfield Hall heard some of the country's best junior music groups - and SO did BOB PRIZEMAN. A Start in Life by ANITA BROOKNER abridged in 11 parts by ANN REES-JONES
Read by Sarah Badel (1) ' Dr Weiss, at 40, though an authority on Balzac, nevertheless knew that her life had been ruined by literature, It had started in early infancy, when her nurse breathed the words, " Cinderella shall go to the ball." The ball had never materialised ...
(Music: Ravel's String Quartet)
Night Duty by CHRIS HAWES
' These things happen.
They are part of the life, and we have to try to learn from them.' But for student nurse Julie Brothers on her first night duty in a geriatric ward, the learning does not come easily.
Directed by DAVE SHEASBY BBC Manchester
0 stranger from England why stand so aghast?
May the Lord in His mercy be kind to Belfast
(M. J. CRAIG)
Leon Rubin , who has just moved from co-directing Nicholas Nickleby at the rsc to be artistic director of the Lyric Theatre, Belfast, recounts first impressions of his new home.
BBC Northern Ireland
The great Swedish soprano describes, with gramophone records. some of the occasions in opera when she is seen but not heard.
' The part of Melisande is the kind where on stage everybody talks about you ... but you don't say much. These passive parts are more difficult than the kind where you sing and sing and sing ... ' Producer
A panel game devised by TONY SHRYANE and EDWARD J. MASON Dilys Powell and Frank Muir challenge Antonia Fraser and Denis Norden In the chair
John Julius Norwich
Questions compiled by PETER MOORE
Executive producer BOBBY JAYE
(Repealed on New Year's Day at 12.27 pm)
Smoking - the myths and the reality.
In the New Year. BBC1 begins a new series to help people who want to Rive up smoking. But are the risks of smoking any greater than others to which we are daily exposed? Do we need a ' prop ' to cope with modern living? And what does it feel like to stop? Frank Ledwith looks at some of the facts.
Producer IRIS SPRANKLlNG (So You Want to Stop
Smoking? BBC1 3 January)
Street preaching - crying in the wilderness, shouting the word in the highways and byways - is the oldest tradition in the Christian world.
Libby Purves has been listening to those who continue to try to get passers-by to stop. listen and consider. Clowns, critics, preachers, priests, music-makers. Mister Men and even a hyperactive banana all appear in this conglomeration of Christians. But what is the message from the soapbox and what kinds of people do the preaching?
Producer JOHN NEWBURY
On the night of 3 September 1943, Wynford Vaughan Thomas flew in the Lancaster bomber ' F for Freddie ' on a raid over Berlin. In this programme he makes another flight and with the aid of recordings made 38 years ago recalls some of the impressions and experiences of one night during the last war. Producer TELERI BEVAN BBC Wales
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