Producers MARTIN SMALL and ALLAN WRIGHT
A note from Religious Affairs correspondent, Rosemary Hartill
Producer ANTHONY PARKIN BBC Birmingham
Mike Gilliam asks
Alan Titchmarsh about jobs in the garden this weekend.
Presented by Tony Lewis The Canon Football League season starts. Ninety-two clubs begin the quest for glory with only a few destined for honour and the rest having to be content with mere survival. Meanwhile the Sri Lankan cricketers play in their first ever Test Match in this country. Lord's plays host and witnesses an English attempt to salvage some pride after the last series against West Indians. Producer DAVE GORDON
Introduced by Bernard Falk with help from SUSAN MARLING , PATRICK STODDART and ROBIN DEWHURST , including What's On with ERIC TOBrrr.
Producer JENNY MALLINSON DUFF Editor ROGER MACDONALD
with Francis Wheen
Producer SUSAN SNAILUM
The Young Socialists In the second of three programmes on the youth sections of the main political parties, Dr Robert Waller goes to Liverpool and takes a socialist holiday in the Forest of Dean.
Why do Young Socialists join? What do they do? Is there a social side to YS politics? What of the senior party? And who wants to be an MP?
Producer JUUAN COLES
Producer ZAREER MASANI
Jeanine McMullen continues her journey through the remoter parts of the British countryside in search of those who earn their living from traditional rural work. She meets the characters who tell the tales, the breeders who nurture stock and the craftspeople who sell their wares all in the name of a small country living.... Producer MARY PRICE BBC Bristol
Nigel Rees invites
Beryl Bainbridge , Richard Ingrams , H.R.F. Keating and Sylvia Syms to identify quotations, famous and obscure, and to share their favourites. Quotations read by RONALD FLETCHER
Producer JOANIE BLAIKIE
Frank Delaney 's personal choice of poetry and prose. Stereo
Mr Norris Changes Trains Part 1 by CHRISTOPHER ISHERWOOD Dramatised by ERIC EWENS
In celebration of Christopher Isherwood 's 80th birthday with and In 1930 William Bradshaw , a young teacher of English, is on the train to Berlin. As he nears the German border he asks his fellow passenger for a light. The older man opposite him reveals an obvious state of nervous anxiety. This chance meeting leads to a strange and bizarre friendship. '
Directed by DAVID SPENSER
(Part 2: next Saturday) Stereo
Baron von Pregnitz:
Frank Muir and Alfred Marks begin a series in which they investigate the humour of Education....
Education is the process of casting false pearls before real swine with the voices of JIMMY EDWARDS , ULY TOMUN, WILL HAY, TONY HANCOCK and JOYCE GRENFELL Written by FRANK MUIR and SIMON BRETT
Producer GEOFFREY PERKINS Stereo
(Details: Wednesday 8.45 pm) 0 HELPLINES: page 63
'One of the best parts was the great build-up to the holiday and seeing all the things being unpacked from the previous year. The nanny would get the bathing dresses out and there would be that glorious smell of the sea that still appeared to be stuck to the sand-shoes, and sometimes if you were lucky, a grain of sand might come out.' A montage of memories evoking the pleasures and pains of a seaside holiday on the south coast between the Wars. Producer PETER HOARE
Stereo. Woddis On: page 69
by Anthony Smith
Presenter Derek Jones
A four-part investigation into the Shifton Scandal. David Lander concludes his investigation with a look at the arrests, the trial and the disturbing aftermath.
with CUVE ROSUN including Sports Round-up
The writer Ved Mehta with ROY PLOMLEY
(Details: Fri 9.5 am) Stereo
Dr Anthony Clare continues his series of interviews with 'high-achiever' Americans. The editor-in-chief of the biggest publishing house in the US, Michael Korda , tells him about the childhood influences of his famous, Jewish-
Hungarian family - his father and uncle, Sir Alexander Korda , were the founders of the British film industry-on his difficulty in establishing a personal identity and his desire for power and success.
Researcher JENNY RIVAROLA Producer MICHAEL EMBER
Richard Baker presents a selection of words and music on record.
Producer JILL ANDERSON. Stereo
The Old Ladies by RODNEY ACKLAND adapted from the novel by HUGH WALPOLE with and Narrated by jon STRICKLAND
When Lucy Amorest decides to organise a Christmas party, she has no idea of the strange events that are to follow. One of her guests is so terrified of the other that she fears for her life. Why?
Directed by MARTIN JENKINS
The pirate Roberts has driven shipping from the seas. By this spring of 1721 there is not a sail left in the Caribbean ...
(governer, LEEWARD ISLANDS TO
Black Bartholomew Roberts was a legend in his own lifetime, but a most unusual pirate. A dandy and a music-lover, but also a strict Sabbatarian and teetotaller, he drank his reckless toast to the hangman's halter in finest China tea. His career, as unlikely and colourful as any boys' adventure story is traced by Roger Worsley.
Producer KATE FENTON
(Repeated: Wednesday 11.0 am) Stereo
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God, that madest earth and heaven (a&mr 26); Jesu the very thought of thee (Anthems for Choirs); Luke 19, w 41-48;
Abide with me; fast falls the eventide (A&MR 27) Stereo
Five talks in which playwright Brian Thompson attempts to catalogue random memories as preparation for an autobiography. 4: Lambeth
The Lady and the Double-bass Case adapted for radio by ARNOLD HINCHUFFE from ANTON CHEKHOV 'S short story Romance with a Double-bass with and 'The terrible story began when a certain Smichkov, who played the double-bass, was walking beside a lake carrying his instrument. It was very, very hot....' and who could blame Smichkov for removing his clothes and taking a swim?
Seeing the beautiful Princess asleep was a bonus. Finding his clothes had been stolen was not.
Double-bass played by ADRIAN BEERS
Directed by GLYN DEARMAN Stereo
Ivan Sergeivich Smichkov: