Presenters John Timpson and Peter Hobday
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8.45* Prayer for the Day
7.0. 8.0 Today's News
Read by PETER DONALDSON 7*251, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day Editor JULIAN HOLLAND
Brian Johnston delves into the history of Chatham when he meets Mr Pickwick , climbs a Napoleonic fort. tours the dockyard. Is arrested by the Sheriff of Rochester (usa) and learns to be a one-man band.
Producer MARY PRICE BBC Bristol
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Introduced by Sue MacGregor will include during the week some Talking Point discussions, Your Letters and other topics.
Among these today: Rhyme and Reading:
MOYRA BREMNER looks at how rhyme can help In learning to read.
The Third MissSymons (6) Editor SANDRA CHALMERS
Pudd'nhead Wilson by MARK TWAIN
Abridged in ten parts by NEVILLE TELI.ER Read by Michael J. Shannon (1) 1830: Dawson's Landing on the Missouri side of the Mississippi river. David Wilson arrives seeking his fortune. Producer BRIAN DEAN
Somewhere Else by GILLY FRASER with How will society develop? Many writers have looked into the future. George Orwell among them.
Somewhere Else is the dream of Jo. aged 124. but old for her years. She wants to escape to
'somewhereelsefroma country that is now fragmented and filled withhateandfear.Then she meets Alma and discovers that the future has to be faced, not run away from -the future must rest with her.
Directed by KAY PATRICK BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Sun 2.30 pm)
Radio 4's classic serial The King Must Die Is based on two of Mary Renault's novels set In ancient Greece. At her home in Capetown. Mary Renault talks to Sue MacGregor about her lifetong fascination with the world of Socrates,
Pericles and Alexander the Great. Reader
Producer BRIAN BARFIELD Editor ROSEMARY HART
The Pledge by FRIEDRICH DURRENMATT translated by RICHARD AND CLARA WINSTON
Abridged In five parts by NEVILLE TELLER Read by Bernard Hepton (1)
One wet April afternoon Police Inspector MatthU is called out on a case of murder. The place - a remote village, the victim a young schoolgirl. It is the Inspector's last day. before an overseas posting, but instead of boardinghisplane
Matthal sacrifices his career in an obsessive hunt for the killer.
Producer MAURICE LEITCH long wave only
Nine programmes in which Jeremy Slepmann recounts, with the help of letters, diaries and memoirs, the adventures and reflections of composers abroad. 1: Berlioz in Italy 'I loaded a pair of double-barrelled pistole, examined and replaced in my pocket two bottles of those Invaluable cordials. laudanum and strychnine - and, reassured as to my arsenal. went out Into the streets of Florence.' with John Woodvlne as Berlioz
Producer CATHY WEARING long wave only
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