Les Dawson invites you to join him in listening to some entertainers and comedians who make him laugh, including the Voices Of JACK BENNY , ROBB WILTON.
TONY HANCOCK , NORMAN EVANS , GERARD HOFFNUNG and W. C. FIELDS.
Producer Phyllis ROBINSON (B'cast New Year's Eve) long wave only
Seven years ago when Alun Wigley was 3, his parents learned he and his younger brother
Geraint were both dying of a rare genetic disease. Ever since,
Dafydd Wigley , mp, and his wife Elinor Bennett. an international harpist, have worked to give their two healthy children a normal upbringing, whilst making life as happy as possible for Alun and Geraint.
Reporter David Williams Producer MEGAN EMERY long wave only
Introduced by Sue MacGregor , including Talkina point on columnists,CLARE
SHEPHERD and VAL MARRIOTT , discuss the suggestions they give to correspondents with this problem.
Give a Dog a Bad Namer RON ALLDRIDGE reassesses some animal reputations. 4: The Rat Catriona by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON abridged in 14 parts by ELIZABETH BRADBURY
Read by John Samson (1) A sequel to Kidnapped, being ' Memoirs of the Further Adventures of David Balfour at Home and Abroad....'
(Music: Arnold's Tam o Shanter Overture) long wave only
The Wise Woman of Bayswater by STEPHEN WYATT with Joyce Carey as Evelyn and Robert Glcnister as Roger
A trouble shared is a trouble halved and sometimes the most unlikely people can be the most helpful. When 20-year-old Roger, obsessed with adolescent angst, is introduced to a sprightly woman in her 80s, he discovers to his delighted surprise that he has found a real friend and confidante.
Directed by CHERRY COOKSON
Written by JAMES ROBSON BBC Birminoham
(Repeated: Fri 1.40 pm) Cast for the week:
To help prepare for the New Year.
Simon Brett presents a selection of useful verse. The first in this programme is concerned with cookery. Headers ukather BELL DAVID URIKRI. EY STKLLA FORGE
DAVID GOODERSON WENDY MURRAY and JOHN rye
Producer ALEC REID
' We may come to posh tastes by not very posh routes at all. Heavy Metal isn't the only music for rebellion
Halla Beloff reflects on the way that for young promenaders, balletomanes and others, the arts can be a useful means of establishing personal identity.
The 1914-18 war has been recalled mainly in the writings and reminiscences of the men who fought in France. But women too shared the suffering, the heartbreak and the loss.
This programme attempts to put the record straight, with readings from Scars Upon My
Heart, a new anthology of women's poetry and verse of the First World
War, and from Vera Brittain 's recently published war diary, Chronicle of youth.
Readers ELIZABETH BELL ANNETTE CKOSBIE ANNE HARVEY
Researched by ANNE HARVEY
Producer ANNE HOWELLS
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