Lord Harewood has been involved with music for most of his life in various capacities, including that of Artistic Director of the Edinburgh
International Festival, editor of Kobbe'.s
Complete Opera Book and now as Managing Director of the English National Opera. In conversation with ROY PLOMLEY , he chooses the eight records he would most like to take to a desert island.
Producer DEREK DRESCHER
Saihnaker by ALAN SPENCE
Read by Fraser Kerr ' My father was a sailmaker. The fact that he was working as a credit collector instead, made no difference to that.
To others he might be no more than the tick man. But that was no part of my reality. He was my father, and if anyone asked me what he did, I would tell them proudly that he was a sailmaker, in much the same way I would have answered if he had been a pirate or an explorer.'
Producer MITCH RAPER
What was it like to be British 50 years ago today? ALISTAIR COOKE reviews the music, personalities and the events of the time.
Producer ALAN OWEN
(Repeated: Sun 10.15 pm) Book, Alistair Cooke 's
America, hardback £12.00, paperback 17.75, from booksellers
Every year millions of people are injured in their own homes and over a million of them need hospital treatment. This makes the home a more dangerous environment than either the roads or the workplace. What are the causes and consequences of this frightening statistic? Do we need to adopt a new approach to home safety? Bill Breckon investigates Producer JOHN GETGOOD Editor DAVID HARDING
Introduced from Glasgow by Mary Marquis This year will be important for The Rt Hon David Steel , MP, Leader of the Liberal Party, who talks about his personal and political life.
DEE MCINTOSH Visits ScOtS in Hong Kong who keep the home fires burning. CLIFF HANLEY casts a jaundiced eye over his New Year resolutions. Ski-ing for all: MURIEL
CLARK finds you can break a leg at any age!
Producer ROSALIND BEW BBC Scotland
A Start in Life (3)
Shakespeare on Five Dollars a Day by DOUGLAS KENNEDY Visiting American academics usually arrive in Dublin with intense enthusiasm and a set of skeletal keys to
Finneaan's Wake ... not so Bradshaw, whose main reason for accepting his present post was to meet alimony payments to his ex-wife in Florida, and whose social mobility among the female students cuts no ice with his new employers.
Directed by ROBERT COOPER BBC Northern Ireland
Compiled by Joan Bakewell
To start keeping a diary is probably one of the most common New Year resolutions. It also seems to be one of the first to be abandoned. Yet for some people, it becomes a habit they can hardly break. Why do they keep a diary? How frank dare they be in it? What therapeutic or other purpose does it serve?
JOAN BAKEWELL looks into the world of the regular diarist by kind permission Of PETER BARKWORTH , SIR HUGH CASSON , LADY ANTONIA FRASER , CLIVE JENKINS , R. D. LAING , ERIN PIZZEY, MARY WHITEHOUSE and KENNETH WILLIAMS
Producer JOHN THEOCHARIS
Above and below the tiles of one of London's finest 18th-century churches, Eddy Stride is working for renewal. Below the floor, Hawksmoor's magnificent Christ
Church, Spitalfields, is a fully-residential unit for the recovery of alcoholics in vagrancy. Above, a £1-million scheme of restoration goes on. Until recently. the REV EDDY.
STRIDE was chairman of the Nationwide Festival of Light, yet at tea in the Rectory, you could well
'meet drug addicts and prostitutes.
Presenter Oliver Scott Producer WILL BAYNES
Get the new year off with a thwerrkh!
Wild comedy written and performed by Robert Bathurst Jimmv Mulville Rory McGrath
Emma Thompson and Griff Rhys Jones
Producer GEOFFREY PERKINS
(Repeated: Sat 5.25 pm)
CECIL B. DEMILLE , the legendary movie director and producer, was born on 12 August 1881. Film critic and writer John Baxter both celebrates and re-evaluates the career of a man whose name was a byword for fast action, heavy melodrama and opulent spectacle. with a cast of thousands including ELMER BERNSTEIN , DE WITT BODEEN,
YUL BRYNNER , AGNES DEMILLE , KATHERINE DEMILLE ,
WILLIAM K. EVERSON , EBITB HEAD. CHARLTON HESTON , CORNEL WILDE,
CHARLES IIIGHAM , DOROTHY LAMOUR JESSE LASKY JR ,
ROBERT PARRISH , GLORIA SWANSON FRANK WESTMORE , HENRY ' WILCOXON and CECIL b. DEMILLE Hollywood research
Producer JOHN POWELL
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