Rachel Billington began her career as a television researcher, first in this country and then in America. She was moved to take up writing by her experience of investigating drug addiction in New York. This book was to be the first of eight novels that she has written so far.
She talks to ROY PLOMLEY about her career and chooses the eight records she would take to the mythical island.
Producer DEREK DRESCHER
by JAMES ROOSE-EVANS In 1819 the London Theatre was fast becoming a place of artistic debauchery. It became apparent that, If theatre was to survive, the intellectual and the well-to-do had to be coaxed back. The credit for doing this belongs to Madame Vestrls , the first actress to be manager of a London Theatre, and to her successor, Marie Wilton.
Narrator JOHN PULLEN
Other parts by EDWARD CAST, DAVID GOODERSON NIGEL GRAHAM , JAMES KERRY , STUART ORGAN HENRY STAMPER ,
DAVID TIMSON , PETER TUDDENHAM
ROSALIND ADAMS , JEAN TREND Music arranged by DAVID TIMSON
Producer GERRY JONES
'... It was black, it had a long snout, quite small ears and It had a short tall. It looked, in fact, like a very, big pig, but it wasn t a pig. It was my first real live tapir.'
Producer ANNE BLAIR GOULD BBC Bristol
A pan"; game devisedby TONY SHRYANE and EDWARD J. MASON Dllys Powell and Frank Muir challenge Irene Thomas and Dents Norden In the Chair
Questions compiled by PETER MOORE. Producers TONY SHRYANE , PETE ATKIN
12.55 Weather; travel; programme news
Introduced from Birmingham by Maureen Staffer
MARIAN FOSTER talks tO
Birmingham-born actress Julie Walters , star of the film Educating Rita, to be released later this year. Off the Beaten Track:
DYMPHNA BYRNE investigates something different in economical family holidays.
Producer ANN TENNANT BBC Birmingham
The Magic Apple Tree (8)
by ANTHONY TROLLOPE adapted for radio In seven parts by BARRY CAMPBELL
7: Veni, vidi, vici
In which marriages are made and the devil is cast out....
Directed by VANESSA WHITBURN BBC Birmingham
(Sorcho Cusack , Jeffery Dench and Derek Jacobi are members of the RSC)
Lady Selina Grey:
The Rev Armstrong:
To understand the silent clues from a dead body takes painstaking and unpleasant work by police surgeons and forensic pathologists.
That evidence must then be examined in court. But can legal truth, disputed by prosecution and defence, ever be the same as scientific truth? Geoff Watts investigates. Producer RICHARD ELLIS
Sir Campbell Fraser The Rt Rev
Hugh Montefiore , Bishop of Birmingham
Geoffrey Robinson, MP Katharine Whitehorn tackle the questions raised by the audience from Rugby. Warwickshire Chairman David Jacobs Producer ROY HAYWARD BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat 1.10 pm)
No 18 Folgate Street
Paul Allen , with Dennis Severs as his guide.
Journeys by candlelight through a house of both history and Imagination whenhevisitsthe1725 home of the Jervis family in Spitalfields, London. Four generations of Huguenot silk weavers are said to have lived through wealth and poverty, across two centuries in the five floors of this extraordinary house.
Producer JOHN POWELL
An irreverently critical look back at the week's news with Bill Wallis
David Tate , Tracey Ullman Written by JAMES HENDRIE JOHN REVELL , ANDREA SOLOMONS, IAN BROWN ROY APPS. BOB SINFIELD RICHARD QUICK, PETER HICKEY and others Producer
(Repeated: Sat 5.25 pm)
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