Presenters Brian Redhead and Peter Hobday
6.30, 7.30, 8.30
6.45* Prayer for the Day
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
Read by PETER DONALDSON
7.25*, 8.25*. Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day Editor JULIAN HOLLAND
Brian Johnston is in Abergavcnny in Gwent. He visits the castle, learns about standing stones, meets Colonel Sir Harry Llewellyn of Foxhunter fame and goes down the Big Pit.
Producer ANTHONY SMITH BBC Bristol
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In the first of eight programmes 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 Peter Sellers, Joyce Grenfell, Peter Cook and Noel Coward
"Success is simply a matter of luck. Ask any failure." (Earl Wilson)
Written by Frank Muir and Simon Brett
Producer PETE ATKIN
(Repeated: Tues 10.30 pm)
with Sue MacGregor will Include during the week some Talking Point discussions, Your Letters and other topics.
Quality on the Doorstep: HELEN PICKLES visits a unique dairy.
The House of Women by CHAIM BERMANT abridged in 13 parts by ELIZABETH BRADDURY
Read by Marilyn Finlay (1) ' Father wanted a small family, but he also wanted an heir, and he had four daughters and two wives before he eventually had a son.' (Music: Reigger's Movement for two trumpets, trombone and piano)
Editor SANDRA CHALMERS long wave only
The ebullient Sir Peter Parker , British Rail Chairman for seven years. officially resigns this month. Now aged 57, he returns to the City where he has had a long career. Born in France. brought up in Shanghai, Shakespearian actor. historian. Japanese speaker - and jogger.
SIR PETER talks about his life to John Hosken , BBC Transport Correspondent.
Producer John WILLIAMS
After Leaving Mr Mackenzie by JEAN RHYS dramatised for radio by DAVID MARSHALL
' Like a frightened bird, she fled Paris ... into the arms of yet another lover."
Directed by DEREK HODDINOTT
(Repeated: Sun 2.30 pm)
An occasional series of four programmes.
Scotsman Bill Campbell, alias Villi the Clown lived for 45 years in the Soviet Union, having gone to Leningrad at the age of 16. He worked in factories, discovered his vocation as an entertainer and married a Russian ballerina. In 1977 he returned with his wife to Britain, having experienced the war, the Stalin purges, the cold war.
In these talks he recalls life as experienced by his friends and neighbours in the Moscow apartment house 'Bolshoi Tyshinsky No 26' - and their ways of circumventing bureaucracy.
The tale of honest Andrei Petrovich, craftsman extraordinary.
'I saw that the political commitments one felt boiling up were going to be overwhelming and if I stayed I was going to get Into trouble. I thought "I'm too young to go to prison", also the other half of me was saying if I want to be an actor.
"this ain't the place to do it," I mean you know that London is the Mecca.'
Janet Suzman left her native South Africa in 1959 and has received great critical acclaim as an actress in roles as varied as Hedda Gabler, Clytemnestra and Helen in The Greeks, Masha In Chekhov's The Three Sisters and Shakespeare's Kate, Beatrice and Cleopatra.
She talks to Michael Billington about her approach to acting and her recent appointment as a visiting professor In Drama at London University.
Stranger in the House by GEORGES SIMENON translated by ROBERT BALDICK abridged in ten parts by NEVILLE TURNER
Read by Jim Norton (1) Late one night, Loursat, a small-town barrister, discovers the body of a young stranger in one of the bedrooms of his rambling house. The mystery of the corpse, and how it got there, forces Loursat out of a drunken decline and changes his life.
Producer MAURICE LEITCH long wave only
Jeremy Slepmann recounts, with the help of letters, diaries and memoirs, the adventures and reflections of composers abroad. Gottschalk
' Life in the tropics, in the midst of a halfcivilised and voluptuous race, cannot be that of a London cockney, a Parisian idler, or an American Presbyterian. I can well understand why the deml-savages of the savanna prefer their own poetic barbarism to our barbarous progress.' with Greg Hicks as Gottschalk Producer
GRAHAM SHEFFIELD long wave only
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