The Bank of England started operating in Threadneedle Street 250 years ago on 5 June 1734. It had opened 40 years earlier in the reign of William and Mary. What began as a commercial concern developed into a supreme example of a Bank with a national conscience.
The programme looks back to the dramatic beginnings of this famous institution that is still so much of a mystery to so many. with contributions from
C. W. McMahon , Deputy Governor
D. H. F. Somerset , Chief Cashier
John Keyworth , Curator, Bank of England Museum Raymond Wood, Senior Gate Keeper
Narrator Nigel Anthony Guide Carole Boyd with PETER ACRE. JOHN BOTT. BERNARD BROWN. ARNOLD
DIAMOND. WILLIAM EEDLE.
ANTHONY HALL. CLIVE PANTO.
MARK ROLSTON. HILDA SCHRODER and DAVID
Research by ERIC KELLY Compiled and directed by JOHN THEOCHARIS
D. H. F.
A serial in six parts by JOHN FLETCHER with 2: A top secret file belonging to the Department of Internal
Security has been leaked to a left-wing magazine. Terry Prince has been despatched to retrieve the file - only to discover the editor of the magazine dead and himself suspected.
Directed by BRIAN MILLER BBC Bristol
with Sue MacGregor including
Guest of the Week:
Tracey Ullman , actress, comedienne, singer and scriptwriter
Vanished with the Rose by EILEEN HUNTER abridged in nine episodes by ANN REES-JONES
Read by PAULINE LETTS 6: Harriet Richmond
Marigold by MARGARET MILES with A successful young pop singer's sudden death in a car accident has left her husband shattered. He has an unusually close relationship with his mother-in-law and over the next difficult months, they struggle to come to terms with their very different senses of loss....
Radio compere...JAMES BRYCE Directed by CHERRY COOKSON
Many people have responded in this way to an Evangelistic appeal by Billy Graham. In this, the last of a series of 'snapshots' of people who did 'go forward', the BBC's Religous Affairs
Correspondent Rosemary Hartill tells of the experience and the effect it had on her then and now.
Producer CHRIS REES
Lois the Witch by MRS GASKELL abridged in three parts and read by Valerie Windsor (1) Set in Salem,
Massachusetts, at the end of the 17th century,
Mrs Gaskell explores the psychology of those who were responsible for the terrible Salem witch hunt. Producer KAY PATRICK BBC Manchester
A musical panel game devised by TONY SHRYANE and EDWARD J. MASON John Amis and Frank Muir challenge
Ian Wallace and Denis Norden
In the Chair Steve Race Questions compiled by STEVE RACE
Producer PETE ATKIN
with Peter Hobday who goes to the shopfloors and boardrooms across the country.
Software Piracy. Britain's software is among the best in the world and supports a vigorous industry but like the video business it is now being threatened by illegal copying. How serious is the threat and what is the industry doing to protect itself?
Producer ROSALIND BEW
A ten-part series in which Jeremy Siepmann casts a generally benign but occasionally cynical eye on the history of music-making in the home. 4: Cherchez la Femme M is for Music and Maidens and Marriage, and Men who want one or the other or all.
Producer RAY ABBOTT
Lawrence Eagleburger in conversation with Michael Charlton.
Mr Eagleburger , who, after 27 years in the US Foreign Service, has just stepped down as Under Secretary for Political
Affairs in the Department of State, reflects on the issues arising from US foreign policy.
Producer ANNE WINDER
There was plenty of hearsay evidence, the sort of family gossip a child half-hears. Then last year I came across his reminiscences, describing a person and an era a thousand times more fantastic than anything the family could invent.
Kenneth McLeish traces the life history of his great-grandfather Herbert Williman, who started work when he was seven, became a boy preacher, emigrated to Canada and returned to fulfil his destiny in Watford. with Peter Tuddenham Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester (Revised repeat) long wave only
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