visits Cheshire, where members of the Brooklands Gardening Society put their questions to
Professor Alan Gemmeu and Geoffrey Smith
Questionmaster Ken Fora BBC Manchester
Book, Down the Garden Path, £3.50 from booksellers
Introduced by Sue MacGregor including
Guest of the Week;
Tim Sebastian , the BBC's Eastern Europe
Correspondent, Television Journalist of the Year and winner of the Richard Dimbleby Prize for his reporting from Poland.
Crannies - Old Style and New: CINDY SELBY takes an affectionate look at them. Home Before Night by HUGH LEONARD abridged in four parts by DELIA PATON
Read by T. P. McKenna Hugh Leonard 's richly humorous autobiography tells of his growing up in the 30s, on the outskirts of Dublin, as an adopted child.
The Serang by VINCENT MCINERNEY with andOn Merchant Navy steamers, the Serang was the man in charge of the Indian crew. It was the custom that any unofficial profits were shared between him and the European crew. If this did not happen there was bound to be trouble.
Directed by SHAUN MACLOUCHLlN BBC Bristol
First of two programmes compiled by MAVIS WALKER with At a time when most women stayed safely in their homes, Isabelle Bird rode on horseback through landscape and mountainous terrain.
Through her informative and entertaining letters to her sister, Isabelle recounts her fascinating adventures.
Narrator RONALD HERDMAN
Voice SPENCER BANKS
Producer DAVID SPENSER
Frank Muir and Alfred Marks skip through the comic literature of the subject, making notes in the margin of jokes, quotes, newspaper clippings and recorded humour from
ALAN BENNETT , PETER COOK , JACK BENNY.
KENNETH WILLIAMS , STAN FREBERG , JOHN CLEESE and TONY HANCOCK
1 There is so much nastiness in modern literature that I like to write stories which contain nothing worse than a little innocent murdering.'
Written by FRANK MUIR and simon BRETT
Producer PETE ATKIN
What makes a good night out?Inanattemptto discover, Laurie Taylor , Professor of Sociology at York University. nervously tries out some of the less usual ways in which people enjoy themselves. This week:
A Medieval Banquet
Producer JENNY DE YONG
(Repeated: Thurs 9.5 am)
Six programmes in which Manan Foster presents the showcase for amateur choirs.
Merry madrigals and soulful spirituals are examples from the repertoire the choirs sing to the highest standards for their enjoyment and yours. This week:
Exeter University Singers conductor Donald James With CHRISTOPHER NORTHAM (piano)
Producer IAN CARSON BBC Bristol
Last year. Margaret Perey presented a radio portrait of Roslea, a border village in Northern
Ireland. She called It
Landscape with Bandits, and it won a Pye Radio, Award.
This programme is an urban counterpart: a radio portrait of the notorious
- Divis Flats in Belfast, a desolate and violent Republican enclave.
Producer HUGH PURCELL
includes reviews of The Marvellous Boy. a new play by John Fletcher about the tragic romantic poet Thomas Chatterton , at the New Vic Theatre in Bristol; and Song and Dance, a concert for the theatre by Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on Variations and Tell Me on a Sunday, at the Palace Theatre, London. Presenter Chris Powling Producer
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