Plus Libby Purves with a birthday interview of the week, and familiar and unfamiliar figures to enliven and enrich your Wednesday morning with live conversation and confrontations.
Producer JENNY BANKS
Alice Buchan and the Milk of Human Kindness by FRED URQUHART
Read by Fraser Kerr
Another episode in the life of Alice Buchan, baby-sitter extraordinary. Today's story involves a furious confrontation with a most unexpected rival - Tiger McGill , the local road-sweeper.
Introduced by Sue MacGregor , including guest of the Week: Rachel Waterhouse Chairman of the Consumers Association. The University of the Third Age: LINDSAY MACKIE reports on the trial run of a study facility for the elderly.
Blithe Thuu Never Wert
A comedy by ALAN melville When Arthur Bodsworth 's discovery of a cheap alternative to petrol becomes public knowledge, the world descends on his modest suburban semi-detached. Everyone wants to buy the rights to his invention - but for varying reasons. As if this were not enough to contend with, Arthur IS surrounded by an extraordinary, not to say bizarre, family.
Arthur . lockwood west
Directed by GLYN DearmaN
PC Tarquin Law:
Kifly years ago this week a militant group of walkers organised a mass trespass on Kinder Scout in the Peak District. It was part of a long and eventually successful campaign to gain access 10 many acres of open country all over Britain.
Stanley Williamson tracts the history of the struggle and finds that walkers today claim that there arc still too many places where ' trespassers will be prosecuted '.
Producer cillian hush TiDe Manchester
Frank Muir and Alfred Marks skip through the comic literature of the subject. with recorded humour from
Kenneth Williams, Hugh Paddick, Stanley Holloway, Woody Allen, Flanders and Swann, Peter Cook and Dudley Moore.
"Life is a railway, and the cook is the stoker." (Anon)
(Repeated: Fri 12.27 pm)
A series of weekly investigations into the problems of listeners, which can include being the victims of unfair dealings, sharp practice, injustice and even fraud. Presenter Roger Cook
(Kepcatcd: Thurs 9.5 am)
Eight documentary programmesexamining the relationships between the richer and the poorer countries of the world. 1: Is Your End oj the Boat Sinking?
Although it sometimes doesn't feel like it, Britain is one of the rich and developed countries of the ' North '. As a nation we earn more, eat better and live far longer than two-thirds of humanity. Are we and the other countries of the ' North ' really in the same boat as Bolivia, Botswana or Bangladesh? What should the North do to help the South - and how far is the ' South ' in a position to help itself? Written and presented by Emanuel de Kadt and Daniel Snowman Series consultant
Producer DANIEL snowman
Marian Foster presents the showcase for amateur choirs.
St Cecilia Singers conductor
ANDREW MILLINGTON and the School Choir of St Mary and St Anne conductor
Both are accompanied by JAMES WALKER (piano) Producer IAN Carson BBC Bristol
Ten years ago J. Edgar Hoover, director and founder father of the FBI. died. As head of the bureau for nearly half-a-century he became the most powerful policeman in the Western world.
In the 30s his G-men were popular heroes in their battle with the gangsters. In the 40s and 50s he was the scourge of Nazi and Communist spies.
Idolised by Hollywood, his power and influence was so great that it was said no president dared get rid of him.
Ten years after his death, that towering reputation has collapsed under a welter of charges of illegal bugging and blackmail.
Presenter Anthony Howard Producer DAVID POWELL
(Repeated: Thurs 11.3 am)
includes reviews of London Silver 1680-1780, an exhibition at the Museum of London which traces the styles of three generations of the Courtauld family of goldsmiths; and Much Ado About Nothing,
Terry Hands ' new production for the RSC in Stratford which stars Derek Jacobi and Sinead Cusack.
Presenter Paul Vaughan Producer BRIAN BARFIELD
Francis Pericord and Jeremy Brown had been partners in many an invention. in which the creative genius of the one had been aided by the practical abilities of the other. It was an ideal association, until professional jealousy intervened.
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Sir Arthur Conan
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