In the House of Proverbs by BARBARA CROWTHER
Read by Sandra Clark it was definitely a picture of her as a young woman. Wild fancies of scandals and illegitimate children chased through my mind. Could Miss Proverbs really have harboured that sort of melodramatic secret? Producer mitch RATER
Introduced by Sue MacGregor , including Guest of the Week: author Madelaine Duke. Excellent Cases for Treatment:
DR peter ROWAN discusses thyroid problems and their treatment.
The Third Man (2) long wave only
Introduced by Wynford Vaughan-Thomas This month is the 30th anniversary of Countryside and Eric Simms looks back at the many and varied wildlife recordings he has made since the start of the series in 1952, While WYNFORD VAUGHAN-THOMAS and Martin Muncaster remember some of their favourite country tales broadcast ever the years. Also, Tom Barry looks at the end of the winter ploughing season in Scotland, and In Humberside David Taviner discovers why roe deer are straying
Into people's gardens. Bob Danvers Walker visits a trout farm in Oxfordshire and Pat Callaghan finds out how mountain rescue dogs are trained in the Lake District. Producer CAROLINE ELLIOT
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
Written by HELEN LEADBEATER
(Repeated: Thurs 1.40pm) Cast for the week:
with Angela Down as Adelina Patti
The story in words and music of the most celebrated prima donna of her day
Narrator Nigel Anthony with Douglas Blackwell John Livesey
David March, John Rye and Irene Sutcliffe
Patti was only seven when she was lifted on to a table and sang one of the most exacting arias in the repertoire - Casta Diva from Bellini's opera Norma. She was 16 when, In 1859, she made her operatic debut in New York in Lucia di Lammermoor and from then on she delighted audiences with the brilliance, purity and charm of her singing.
Her fees were exorbitant, her wealth vast and conspicuous. At the height of her fame, she bought a castle in Wales and it was there that she died in 1919 at the age of 76. Script PEGGY BRANFORD Producer ALAN haydock (Irene Sutcliffe is in ' Children of a Lesser God ' at the Albery Theatre, London)
includes reviews of Noises Off,
Michael Frayn 's new comedy at the Lyric Theatre,
Hammersmith; and Absence of Malice, Sydney Pollack 's film exploring investigative journalism. Presenter Paul Allen
Producer BRIAN BARFIELD
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