Some of the poetry requested by Radio 4 listeners.
Presented by Dannie Abse
Readers MARTIN JARVIS and DIANA BISHOP Compiled by MARGARET BRADLEY Requests to:
Poetry Please/ BBC Bristol
Bristol BSS 2LR
(Martin Jarvis is a National Theatre player) long wave only
Misunderstanding 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 JOHN CLEESE , DAVID FROST JONATHAN LYNN ,
WOODY ALLEN. MICHAEL FLANDERS and DONALD SWANN
It is better to understand a little than to misunderstand a lot
Written by FRANK MUIR and SIMON brett
Producer PETE ATKIN
Introduced by Sue MacGregor including during the week some Talking Point discussions, Your Letters and other topics.
Among these today:
The Hidden Army: with unemployment on the increase, so too is home-working - jobs such as stuffing envelopes or hand-knitting, are farmed out to the homes of a largely female and usually extremely low-paid workforce.
PAT ROWE reports. I Start Counting by AUDREY ERSKINE LINDOP abridged in 13 parts by PAT MCLOUGHLIN Read by CAROLE HAYMAN (6)
Editor SANDRA CHALMERS long wave only
In a series of letters published aa The Natural History of Selborne, the 18th-ceintury cleric
Gilbert White made the village of his birth famous. One of his chief interests were a tortoise called Timothy.
From White's letters and journals,
Michael Bakewell has compiled and presents a study of Timothy. with Producer JOHN CARDY
Another rhetorical extravaganza in which Kenneth Williams Clement Freud Derek Nimmo and John Junkin submit themselves to the unhesitating undeviating and unrepetitious discipline of Nicholas Parsons (or not).
Devised by IAN MESSITER
Producer PETE ATKIN
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