Frank Muir and Alfred Marks skip through the comic literature of the subject. with recorded humour from WOODY ALLEN. MICHAEL FLANDERS , DONALD SWANN ROY DOTRICE and the MONTY PYTHON TEAM
Written by FRANK MUIR and SIMON BRETT
Producer PETE ATKIN
(Repeated: Tues 10.30 pm)
with Sue MacGregor including during the week some Talking Point discussions, Your Letters and other topics.
Among these today: In the first of four demonstrations recorded on the Women's Institute exhibition bus. MARY BERRY talks about presents for children to make.
I Start Counting by AUDREY ERSKINE LINDOP abridged in 13 parts by PAT MCLOUGHLIN Read by Carole Hayman (1)
' When schoolgirl Wynne Kinch is frightened she always starts counting. And with a strangler loose in the Midlands town of Dalstead who might be a member of her own family, she's counting quite a lot!' Editor SANDRA CHALMERS long wave only
' And he's bound to appear ', they say. An anthology for
Hallowe'en on the life and times of HRH the Prince of Darkness, conjured for radio by Brian Sibley and read by ROBERT EDDISON. JUDY PARPITT and BRIAN CARROLL. Producer GRAHAM GAULD
Thursday's Child by MARGARET SIMPSON with Samantha McNulty was battered as a baby and Is put in a children's home until suitable adoptive parents can be found. This is no easy task for social worker Eric Framley , but the situation is complicated when the natural mother's circumstances change and Rose wants her daughter back.
Directed by VANESSA WHITBURN BBC Birmingham
(Repeated: Sun 2.30 pm)
Children of the Night Always popular, yet never quite respectable, horror fiction from Poe's elegant tales of terror to the video nasties is the subject of this Hallowe'en edition.
Why in a world full of real horror do we need to invent vampires, werewolves, witches. devils and hobgoblins? Why in the last 30 years have we abandoned the spine-tingling in favour of the stomach-turning? Peter Nicholls engages the help of such masters of the malevolent as STEPHEN KING.
PETER CUSHING , JAMES HERBERT RAMSEY CAMPBELL. JACK CLAYTON , GENE WOLFE
DAVID CRONENBERG and VINCENT PRICE to shine a little light Into the darkness.
Reader VALENTINE DYALL (The man In black)
Producer RICHARD DUNN Editor ROSEMARY HART
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