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7.45* Thought for the Day Editor JULIAN HOLLAND
Behind the glitter and thrill of the Big Top, the circus is in difficulties -audiences are falling and competition is stiff. Yet the old-style troupe, travelling the country with artists and animals, still exists -as in the Roberts Brothers' Super Circus.
The Roberts family has brought this form of entertainment to the public for generations. They perform and organise a show containing tigers and elephants, clowns and magicians, ringboys and grooms- week by week, town by town, rain or shine.
Circus people are closely-related and close-knit. Margaret Percy goes 'behind the curtain' to reveal how - and why - they live as they do, and contrasts the 'secret life' with the public face. Producer SHARON BANOFF
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3: Crime and Punishment featuring Tom Watson as Mr Holliday (the Deputy Head)
A simple case of vandalism - and Eric Brown discovers that there is more to a teacher's life than standing in front of a class.
Producer JOHN FAWCETT WILSON
Mr Beeston, the Headmaster:
A portrait for her 40th birthday with contributions from
IRIS DU PRE, DANIEL BARENBOIM
WILLIAM WORDSWORTH ,
THE EARL OF HAREWOOD.
LADY BARBIROLLI, WILLIAM PLEETH
PAUL TORTELJER , YEHUDI MENUHIN
ANTONY HOPKINS, CHARLES BEARE and SUVI RAJ GRUBB
Presented by Roger Snowdon Producer RAY ABBOTT Stereo
Last year the author and broadcaster Alun Richards travelled out to Japan on an oriental container-ship. In five letters home he reflects on his first experience of life among the Japanese and the pleasures of a long sea voyage.
1: Mysterious Oriental spices Grown Here
Producer ADRIAN MOURBY BBC Wales
The second of two plays based on the Titus Groan novels by MERVYNPEAKE dramatised for radio by BRIAN SIBLEY
Clarice and Cora:
Titus aged 7:
Titus aged 17:
First of four programmes The Moment in Time
Thousands of cameras taking millions of Pictures.
Photography can be either a consuming hobby or a fascinating profession. With the help of resident expert
Ron Spillman , this first edition of radio's picture programme looks at the bewildering array of camera equipment available. Also in the viewfinder, a close-up of the professional press photographer.
Written and presented by Ken Blakeson
Producer GEOFFREY HEWITT BBCBirmingham. Stereo ●HELPLINES:page 77
In 1952 a young violinist,
Audrey Napier-Smith , wrote a fan letter to the Poet Laureate John Masefield. So began an extraordinary correspondence which was to continue without a break until his death at 88. June Knox-Mawer talks to
Audrey Napier-Smith about their relationship and discovers in the letters a very different
Masefield from his public image. Reader DAVID GARTH
Producer CLARE SELERIE GREY
by Harry Barton
July 1940: following the fall of France the French Admiral in Alexandria is confronted with the most difficult decision of his life - to fight his way past the British fleet or to surrender, scuttle or demobilise his ships. Lt John Sandwich is seconded as interpreter to the British Admiral during the tense negotiations.... a situation complicated by his love for a young Frenchwoman.
Master at Arms:
Whistle Test, The Tube, Other
Side of the Tracks, Oxford Road Show, Top of the Pops.... Over the last two years television has found a new growth area -pop television programmes. During this period nine series have been shown using videos, interviews and live bands, and the audience is still growing, with Top of the Pops regularly netting over ten million viewers.
Mark Ellen investigates the reason for television's expansion into pop music and talks to directors, presenters and groups, including
John Taylor , Adam Ant,
Malcolm Gerrie , Michael Hurll , Paul Gambaccini , Pete Murray and Mike Mansfield. Producer JOHN BOUNDY
Editor THOMAS SUTCLIFFE
The Story of the Rector of Stiffkey
Having spent 20 years 'saving young women from sin', in 1932 The Rev Harold Davidson was unfrocked for alleged 'immoral conduct' after a spectactular nine-week trial. The rector's subsequent antics made headlines throughout the 1930s. Ray Gosling examines his extraordinary career.
Producer ALASTAIR WILSON
BBC Manchester (Revised repeat)
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