Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Guest of the Week: Dr Ronald Davie, director of the National Children's Bureau.
A Bitten Baby: JILL BURRIDGE looks at a suspected case of rabies.
Stepping by NANCY THAYER abridged in 11 parts by PAT MCLOUGHLIN
Read by Anna Massey (1)
Charlie's first wife was born and raised in Kansas as I was, but she was born in 1931: I was born in 1943. She grew up wanting a secure conventional life. I grew up wanting anything but that. But perhaps we'll both end up being ex-wives of Charlie's.
(Music: Bolling's Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano)
long wave only
You're Laughing, Claud by MICHAEL TOFT
A tendency to giggle nervously might not seem much of a disability, but when the person afflicted hums inanely or whistles under his breath when he's not laughing, the odds against the sufferer being socially acceptable are mounting. And when his name's Daft he might just as well be swinging a leper's bell ...
Directed by TONY CLIFF
Bessie Wheeler/ Norma Rudge:
A collection of stories from the zoo.
From the depths of the Rhino House at the London Zoo, education officer Michael Boorer tells tales of lawnmowers and Greek horses - to the accompaniment of some very odd noises. Producer
ANNK BLAIR GOULD BBC Bristol
The life and poetry of Thomas Hood compiled and presented by Gabriel Woolf
Delicate, impecunious, impractical, Thomas Hood died before his time. lie raged at poverty but joked about his own sickness - was both angry versifier and punster. Like the poor man in his poem
Faithless Sally Brown ': ' His death, which happened in his berth,
At 40-odd befell:
They went and told the sexton, and The sexton loll'd the bell.' Poems read by MAUREEN O'BRIEN
Read and sung by DAVID TIMSON
JANE DODD (piano)
Producer JOHN CARDY
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
The second of three documentaries in which Dr Christopher Andrew looks at the history of British intelligence since the Second World War.
He describes how a series of gaffes led to the reform of M16, and how satellites and computers put the spies out in the cold.
Producer PETER EVERETT
reviews Some Sort of Epic Grandeur, a biography of F. Scott Fitzgerald by Matthew J. Bruccoli ; and Skirmishes, a new play by Catherine Hayes at the Hampstead Theatre. Presenter Paul Allen
Producer JANE STENNING
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