with Brian Redhead and Peter Hobday
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Prayer for the Day
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by HARRIET CASS
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament
Happy Jack by JOHN GODBER
This play, about the life story of a Yorkshire miner and his wife, won the National Student Drama Festival Outstanding
Production Award in 1982 and subsequently won a 'Fringe First' at the Edinburgh Festival.
Directed by MARTIN JENKINS
Did you know that Joss Ackland was a tea planter?
Find out more about the famous with Chairman Gyles Brandreth
Panellists Roy Kinnear June Whitfield and Brian Johnston
Guests Tony Blackburn Anne Diamond and Magnus Pike
Producer PAUL SPENCER
(Repeated: Fri 12.27 pm)
FIEORGE WALKER was a Billingsgate porter, an East End boy who became a champion boxer and made money. Now he is the guv'nor of a vast leisure empire.
Which is why Ray Gosling chose the story because it's an old-fashioned rags to riches tale - with luck, hard work and the backing of a close-knit family. Series producer JOY HATWOOD
Pure Angelic Trebles The second of two programmes in which
Boris Ford investigates the differences between boys' and girls' voices, and examines differences between Anglican and Catholic Church traditions. Producer JILLIAN M. WHITE BBC Birmingham
with Mine has not been a life of consistent efforts towards a single end. It seems to me that I have been like a shuttlecock bandied to and fro by lunatics.
Arthur Ransome was 46 when he published
Swallows and Amazons. He'd lived the Bohemian life of a struggling writer in Chelsea and to escape an unhappy first marriage fled to Russia, where he became embroiled in the Revolution.
But his abiding passion was the Lake District and in his effortless prose he opened up for children the world he himself loved best - fishing, sailing and camping.
Ion Trewin presents a portrait of Arthur Ransome who was born 100 years ago today. Producer JOHN KMGHT BBC Bristol
Of course there had been changes while my back was turned. The old port of Shellal had been shifted. And as plain as rust and smoke and dirt can be, the vessels were not the same. Or rather they were precisely the same, but decayed, battered, antique remnants of their former selves ... If this was the Sudan, the Sudan was plainly in a bad way.
Anthony Smith continues the story of his motorcycle journey from Cairo to
Cape Town last year.
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