David Rendall , the tenor, is singing in the new production of Madame Butterfly at the London Coliseum, just one of the many engagements around the world which fill his diary until 1988. In conversation with Roy plomley. he recalls how, in only six years, he jumped from being a clerk in the BBC Gramophone Library to singing principal roles at Covent Garden, and he chooses the eight records he would take to the mythical island.
Producer DEREK DRESCHER
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The fish-eagle's cry stands out among the sounds of the Dark Continent and its fishing skills make our osprey look like an amateur.
Presented by Jim Flegg Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol
Introduced from Birmingham by Marjorie Lofthouse
A home for war victims, a holiday chalet, a garden shed and now a museum piece! The common factor - a Victorian tram. DEBBIE FISHER traces its history.
Producer ANN TENNANT BBC Birmingham
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Hugh Sykes concludes his examination of the lives of some 20th-century people who rebelled against society's conventions with a portrait of the American comedian Lenny Bruce.
My concept of a comedian is an individual who's got a funny bone. There are a lot of good comedy actors around, but very few comedians.
Lenny Bruce helped to reshape the concept of comedy, forcing his audience to look critically at themselves and their society. Increasingly he became an angry moralist, persecuted by the 'respectable' society he satirised. He died at the age of 40 in his bathroom with a syringe embedded in his arm.
Research MIKE WOOLF
Producer GAYNOR SHUTTE
with Clive Jacobs bringing you the stories behind the scenes in the world of travel and transport with help from ALANAH MARTIN , TOM BOSWELL and RICHARD HUDSON-EVANS . Producer IRENE MALUS
Editor ROGER MACDONALD
Frances Morrell , leader of the Inner London Education Authority
Bel Mooney, writer and broadcaster
The Rt Hon Edward du Cann , mp Robert Worcester , Managing
Director of Market and Opinion Research International (MORI) from Lyme Regis in Dorset Chairman John Timpson
Producer CAROLE STONE. BBC Bristol
11.0 Herbs, Useful Plants 5: Cooking with Herbs ROBERT EAGLE finds out about the more unusual uses of herbs in cooking and picks up tips about drying, freezing and preserving them.
11.30 Por aqul Second-stage Spanish Twenty programmes based on interviews recorded in Santiago de Compostela 5: El tiempo With ISABEL SOTO and MIGUEL PENARANDA (Book £5.50, three cassettes £4.31 each or records £4.03 each, from booksellers)
An irreverently critical look back at the week's news with Bill Wallis David Tate Sally Grace and Royce Mills
Written by IAN BROWN
RICHARD QUICK, PAUL B. DAVIES MARTIN BOOTH, PETE SINCLAIR STUART SILVER, DAVID COHEN PETER HICKEY , JEREMY HARDY and others.
Producer PAUL SPENCER
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