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6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With BOB FINIGAN
7.0,8.0 Today's News
Read by PETER DONALDSON
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
With CHARLES COL VILE
7.45* Thought for the Day Editor JENNY ABRAMSKY
Written and read in ten episodes by Garrison Keillor (1)
A loving re-creation of small-town America by that country's 'tallest radio humorist'.
Afairly sensational radio coup....
Radio 4 should find a way of repeating these marvellous readings as soon as possible.... (THE LISTENER) (First broadcast as 'A Book at Bedtime')
The Other Side of the Wall by EVE SANGSTER
Read by William Eedle
The site was still a green wilderness when the building contractors arrived. There was a violation to be done and the man wished he had no part in it. He wanted to tell the woman living beyond the wall that there was nothing personal in it.... but what about his own feelings towards her?
Producer BARBARA CROWTHER
visits Newhaven in East Sussex. Behind the cranes and derricks of one of the south coast's busiest modern ferry ports, Brian Johnston explores a Victorian fortress and finds out why 'the pen is mightier than the sword'. He delves into the history of the local bonfire societies, and meets a man who every night for the past 50 years has gone to sleep in the middle of a cemetery.
Producer JILL MARSHALL BBC Bristol
Some of the poetry requested by Radio 4 listeners
Presented by John Mole Readers ANGELA DOWN and TIM PIGOTT SMITH
Producer MARGARET BRADLEY BBC Bristol. Stereo
Requests to: Poetry Please! BBC, Bristol BS82LR
A general musical knowledge quiz in three movements, featuring anything from Bach to the Beatles
Chairman Ned Sherrin First Round: Heat 4 Peter Hollies
(retired history lecturer) Barbara Hall (housewife)
Sara Low (freelance journalist) Programme devised and questions set by EDWARD COLE
Producer RICHARD EDIS Stereo
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 6. 30 pm)
Introduced by Jenni Murray Sid, Nancy and the Others.... Just another decadent punk extravaganza - or a powerful statement about the horrors of drug abuse? Tessa Shaw goes to see Sid and Nancy and canvasses opinions about the film's real message. Serial:
The Custom of the Country by EDITH WHARTON , abridged in 15 episodes by MEG CLARKE
Read by Gayle Hunnicutt (11) Editor SANDRA CHALMERS
The first often reports on the Welsh arts scene
'Trystan and Essyllt' The myths, music and traditional dance of two cultures meet in a unique theatre project. Theatr Taliesin Wales joins Cardiff Asian community to retell the Celtic love story of Trystan and Essyllt.
Compiled and presented by Jane Dauncey BBC Wales
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A series of six programmes. Good ideas, plus pencil and paper, j ars of chemicals or greenhouses of plants are no longer enough to make a scientist. To carry out research today, nearly all scientists, from theoretical physicists to experimental psychologists, need the support of an institute or university.
Colin Tudge passes through some of the leading laboratories, here and abroad, and discovers what makes them and their staff tick.
1: International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy
Producer DEBORAH COHEN
(Re-broadcast next Saturday)
Nettle Beer by WILLIAM GRANT with Derek Newark as Philip Tessa Worsley as Ethel Elaine Claxton as Louise and Keith Drinkel as Martin Philip 's redundancy proves very trying to his family: a former skilled engineer, he finds it difficult to fill his time. But the strain on him and his family takes a darker turn when their middle-class values meet today's black economy.
Directed by TIM SUTER. Stereo (Re-broadcast next Saturday)
Actors who can sing, singers who can mime, dancers who do all three. All this and a resident composer who believes traditional opera should be in a museum ...
Peter Stead investigates the ideas behind St Donat's Music Theatre, the burgeoning new composers from Wales, who tour the Principality and beyond preaching the gospel that music theatre is alive and well.
Producer ELAINE WILLIAMS BBC Wales
The first in a series of five programmes on famous people who made it against all the odds This week, how Maurice Micklewhite , a porter at
Smithfield Market, became millionaire superstar Michael Caine
William Davis talks to Caine in his Californian home, a haven from British weather and tax collectors.
Producer HELEN ROBSON (R) revised
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