RONALD FRANKAU, MIKE HARDING , FLANDERS AND SWANN, VICTORIA WOOD, GEORGE FORMBY , NOEL COWARD, GRACIE FIELDS,
JAKE THACKRAY , BENNY HILL,
ARTHUR ASKEY , MAX MILLER , LESUE SARONY, RICHARD STILGOE , THE BONZOS and CHARLES PENROSE are just some of those likely to turn up, as Jeremy Nicholas takes an affectionate look at 100 years of comic song-writing. Producer IAN GARDHOUSE
International Consumer Quiz Teams of consumer broadcasters from the four home countries compete for the title of Champion of the Champions. Round 1:
NORTHERN IRELAND V SCOTLAND Chairman Paul Heiney Producer BILL MORRIS and JOHN WATKINS
by Wally K. Daly
Starring Donald Hewlett as Charles and Michael Knowles as George
also featuring Dilys Laye and Norma Ronald.
Theme music by Jim Parker
Producer John Fawcett Wilson
(Repeated: New Year's Day 6.30 pm)
Theme Music By:
Introduced by Sue MacGregor Woman's Hour reflects.... and refracts.... and takes a sideways, backwards glance at the sounds and thoughts of 1984. Flush by VIRGINIA WOOLF abridged in six episodes by JANET QUIGLEY
Read by Penelope Keith (1)
'Everything is the proper stuff of fiction', said Virginia Woolf, and proved it with this life of Flush, Elizabeth Barrett Browning's spaniel.
(Music: Poulenc's Aubade) Editor SANDRA CHALMERS
The Happiest Women by M. J. READ with
Marjorie Dennis has been a much-neglected writer. She lives quietly with a budgerigar called Ottoline. But when after many years, she suddenly publishes a book, she finds herself part of a strange and passionate triangle.
Directed by DAVID SPENSER. Stereo
Just So Stories by RUDYARD KIPLING
Read by David Davis
1: The Elephant's Child
Kipling told these amazing and funny tales first of all to his own children, who always asked that they were told 'just so', without any changes - hence their name.
Producer GRAHAM GAULD
Miss Julie by AUGUST STRINDBERG translated by MICHAEL MEYER with Janet Maw as Miss Julie David Rintoul as John and Terry Cavers as Kiisty A new production of this intense study of a woman's sexuality related to her social position at the turn of the century, placed in a Scottish context.
Directed by JAMES RUNCIE BBC Scotland
(Repeated: next Sunday) Stereo
Miss Julie David
Empire of the Sun by J. G. BALLARD abridged in 15 episodes by JOHN SCOTNEY
Read by Kenneth Haigh (1) In the horrifying and often bizarre world of his Shanghai internment camp, 11-year-old Jim is a cool and unsentimental observer of the adults around him. Unlike most of them he discovers within himself a ruthless instinct for survival.
This highly acclaimed novel was short-listed for the 1984 Booker/McConnell Prize and has been hailed as 'the great British novel about the last war'.
Producer MAURICE LEITCH
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