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In 1635 Charles I opened the Royal Mail to the public. His postboys rode five routes from London to Dover, Edinburgh, Falmouth Milford Haven and Holyhead: Today 28,000 vehicles carry letters to 23 million addresses nationwide. The modern Post Office also operates Datapost, a same-day courier service; a parcel service delivering two million packages a year; postbuses which carry mail and passengers along country roads, and trains that sort letters automatically as they run.
John Hosken reports on 350 Years of Royal Mail.
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No one is a patch on us! Steve BlackneU takes over the airwaves with continuous entertainment, including: Top 40 album tracks Jingles from The Mint Juleps Doctor Who: two episodes of Slipback by ERIC SAWARD Music and special effects by the BBC RADIOPHONIC WORKSHOP Adrian Mole in Moscow Written by SUE TOWNSEND Read by Nicholas Barnes Three more episodes of the comic strip Lill the Biker written by CLIVE RICHE all characters played by Miriam Margolyes Short features on the music scene, including Hip Hop Clips from current comedy shows. Spoof one-man movies by Paul B. Da vies A visit to The Ariel Trust. direct from Liverpool Short features on teen magazines Phone-in on [number removed]to take part in quizzes Frank Tubbs at the Arts Desk Live guests in the studio Stereo
Langleeford Peter Evans and Tony Tynan follow the fresh waters of a Cheviot burn, with its dippers and sandpipers and, lower down In the wooded valley, flycatchers and tree pipits. Presented by Derek Jones Producer JOHN HARRISON BBCBristol
Because he lived in the days before Channel 4, very few people have heard of Hercules and even fewer about his labours. So imagine a latterday Hercules arriving in Britain in the summer of 1985 - cleaning out the stables, wrestling with the lion and startling the birds of prey. Over the nextfew months Vincent Kane will be following the adventures of Hercules in Britain. BBC Wales
Introduced by Sue MacGregor Don Forget the Corkscrew!
From hampers and champers on the lawn at Glyndeboume, to bread and butter and sand on the beach, to the delights of lunch al fresco on a lay-by on the M43 - the English are the world's most passionate and most eccentric picnic-lovers. RON ALLDRIDGE investigates.
Serial: Murder, Mr Mosley (4)
All Packed Up by ANGLE FARROW with and Mabel and Ivy are two women in their late 70s, whose friendship goes back to their teenage years. Both are lively with a wicked sense of humour. Mabel, however, has long harboured the dream of going to Africa, but cannot persuade Ivy to accompany her. She decides to go anyway, but will she actually succeed? At any rate, she is all packed up ...
Directed by ALEC REID BBCBristol. Stereo
Mabel as a young woman:
Ivy as a young woman:
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Written by JOANNA TOYE Cast for the week:
4: This is not a Death-house
A portrait in sound of 24 hours at St Luke's Hospice, Plymouth. Ten patients with terminal cancer are cared for at St Luke's, a converted boarding-house in Plymstock. Medically their needs are met by doctors and nurses with a specialist approach to pam control. But St Luke's is a charity and behind the scenes are all the tensions of money-raising and planning for the future needs of cancer sufferers in Plymouth.
Technical assistant PETER SMITH Producer STEPHEN LYNAS BBCBristol
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Forty years ago this week saw the start of the Light
Programme. With the aid of the BBC Sound Archives, Glyn Worsnip recalls the kind of programmes you would have been listening to on 1500 metres long wave in August 1945. Producer ANGELA HIND
The Players of the Western World
From their base in Galway, the Druid Theatre Company produce the most westerly professional theatre in Europe. Under their director
Garry Hynes , they are regarded as one of the most exciting and innovative of Irish theatre companies, and they have received critical acclaim in Edinburgh and London.
Seamus McKee presents a tenth anniversary portrait of Druid, the company sceptics said would not survive beyond their initial summer season in 1975. Producer CHRIS SPURR BBC Northern Ireland
Few technological developments have spread across the world so totally or so quickly as electronics....and in particular, the transistorised radios and cassette players which have flooded the markets of rich and poor countries alike. In this series of six programmes Roger Wallis traces this development and its impact on the ethnic music of some of the world's smaller nations. Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham
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