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1: Crossroads of Christendom
The Vatican is always in the news: the Pope gives an address to the crowds assembled in St Peter 's Square; an Italian banker with Papal connections goes to London and is found hanged; in St Peter 's Square there is an assassination attempt on the Pope himself.... What really lies behind the Visible face of the Holy See? And how did the Vatican become the tiny but controversial state that it is today?
Producer DANIEL SNOWMAN
by JOSEPH CONRAD dramatised for radio m six episodes by KEITH DARVILL with Episode 1
Perhaps it was indeed an act of God that had brought disaster to the SS Patna. From the moment the mysterious and horrifying cable reached the Harbour
Master's Office, the waterside talked of nothing else and an inquiry was set up. Would it, however, discover anything of Jim's tortured soul?
Directed by MARTIN JENKINS
Fogging by ARTHUR DEENY
Hugh McAnnally and Shamus Byrne were once schoolboy chums in Ulster and used to go fishing and 'fogging' orchards forapples. Now Hugh is a GP and Shamus a terrorist who falls through his door looking for treatment and shelter. Should Hugh help?
Directed by PETER KAVANAGH BBC Northern Ireland
Sgt Bennett/Mr Thompson:
Capt Hatton/TV announcer:
Wine for the Barbarians
'The men that tread the grapes must get into the press, having scrupulously cleaned their feet. None of them must eat or drink while in the press, nor must they climb in and out frequently. It is also proper to have the presses fumigated, either with frankincense or with some other sweet odour.'
In a series of four programmes Malcolm Billings and Barry Cunliffe trace the route of the Roman wine trade from the villa estates of Tuscany to an Iron Age settlement in Dorset. 1: Italy
Reader HUGH DICKSON Producer JOHN KNIGHT
BBC Bristol (Revised repeat)
8: The Song Makers
The folk movement in the 50s looked beyond the songs of rural England to include industrial song, which had been virtually ignored by the early collectors. With Ewan MacColl
Cyril Tawney , Vin Garbutt
John Tarns and Ralph McTell Written and presented by Jim Lloyd
Producer GEOFFREY HEWITT BBC Birmingham. Stereo
Between 1870 and 1930 nearly 100,000 children were sent from here to Canada by philanthropists like Dr Barnardo.
Some of them were orphans, some from poor families and others were the 'gutter-snipes' that Dickens wrote about - but to the Canadian farmers they were all the same, an extra pair of hands. Children as young as 8 or 9 were used as servants, some would say slaves - and they grew up in a world full of loneliness and hardship. Was this the better future that Barnardo and others had imagined for the 'Flower of their Flock'?
Robert Beatty tells the story of the Home Children, with the help of the children themselves. BBC Birmingham
Derek Hill at Home
Thirty years ago, enchanted by its position on a lake where it is surrounded by mountains and huge trees, Derek Hill bought St Columb's, his home at Church Hill in Donegal.
Today it houses his massive collection of paintings and objects from all over the world, gathered throughout his own distinguished career as an artist. Now he has handed St Columb's over to the Irish nation and converted his studio stables into a gallery where part of his collection is permanently on show.
Sean Rafferty travelled to
Donegal to meet Derek Hill. Producer KATHRYN PORTER
(First broadcast on Radio Ulster)
Many singers of the operatic stage and concert platform have been tempted by the popular music repertoire. Only a few weeks ago Jessye Norman took time off from performances at Covent Garden to autograph copies of her latest LP, a collection of songs by Gershwin, Jerome Kern and Cole Porter. In the first of six late-night programmes Derek Lewis , the BBC's Gramophone Librarian, introduces recordings of Joan Sutherland , John McCormack , Leontyne Price, Birgit Nilsson , Beverley Sills and others from their explorations of popular song.
Producer ALAN HAYDOCK
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