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The Last Pub in the Docks by JOHN HARRISON
Read by Philip Rowlands
'It was one of the old sort, a big barn of a bar with little snugs and smokerooms off it. It had stained-glass windows to shame a church, and showy mirrors to embarrass a bawdy house....' Producer HERBERT williams BBC Wales
Cess and Tot by JAMES ROBSON
Cess and Tot are refuse collectors - they do not consider themselves gravediggers. When they are detailed to dig the grave of the recently deceased gravedigger, they are not happy and things go dreadfully wrong.
Directed by CAROLINE SMITH BBC Manchester. Stereo
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 9. 0pm)
A nationwide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete to become this year's Brain of Britain. Semi-final 1:
London and South
Chairman Robert Robinson Mary Ann Ebert
Ted Gatt (museum archivist) Richard Pennicard (research chemist) Stephen Gore
The programme includes Beat the Brains, in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants.
Programme devised by JOHN P. WYNN Questions set by IAN GILLIES Producer RICHARD EDIS Stereo
(Re-broadcast on Thursday at 6.30pm)
and Sue MacGregor invite you to join them for an action-packed session of ideas and emotions; paradigms and practicalities; fellowship and fun; news and views - some of them your own. Serial:
The Custom of the Country (12)
Will and Lou's Boy by ROSE TREMAIN
Will and Lou and their boy
Dougie live in a prefab. Their aspirations are small: to win the gardening competition; to get a flat with a dinette. It is 1948, a time for hope.
Directed by PENNY GOLD . Stereo
A current moral or religious topic is examined.
Satan and All His Works
A crucial consideration at a recent headline-hitting trial was whether the accused was a Satanist. Respected clergy and other leading Christians testified in court that they believed in the Devil. Does
Satan really exist or has evil some other source?
Presented by Ted Harrison Producer CAROUNE DONNE Series editor JOHN NEWBURY (R) revised
One Man and His Choirs
This year marks an important anniversary for two of Richard Williams 's choirs: the Gentlemen Songsters, formed 35 years ago, and the children's/ladies' choir formed 21 years ago. Tonyrefail in South Wales boasts not only two but four choirs. Mums, dads, uncles and aunts and their children sing in individual choirs all under the baton of Richard Williams.
Brian Kay recently talked to him and members of his choirs at his home in Tonyrefail. Producer ALUN JOHN BBC Wales. Stereo
The popular music on radio that has caused eyebrows to be raised over the past 50 years - does it still make us blush or otherwise offend our sensibilities in today's 'enlightened' society?
Compiled and presented by Gerry Davis. Stereo
The first of four programmes
Orthodoxy: a Church Entrenched The Greek Orthodox Church is defending its traditions fiercely against the three Ss of the late 20th century - socialism, secularisation and sin.
In Greece itself, in Turkey, and in Yugoslavia the battles rage - and the fight is surprisingly even.
Julian Hale reports from the front lines.
Producer ANNE HOWELLS
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4. 15pm)
The Man, the Dog and the Worm Within
South Wales has long been famous for its valleys, mines and male-voice choirs, but now it is also known as a haven for an unpleasant parasitic disease. Geoff Watts goes to Brecon to meet some of the unfortunate hosts, both human and animal, and attempts to unravel the story of the men who own the dogs which eat the sheep which have the worm.
Producer MILES BARTON
News, views and information for people with a visual handicap. Presented by Peter White Producer THENA HESHEL
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A series often short stories from different parts of the world 5: Grandma's Earrings by the Indian writer MITAMUKHOPADHYAY
Read by Shireen Shah
Set in a village in Bengal before Independence, the troubles of one family are seen through the eyes of a child.
Producer JANE DAUNCEY. BBC Wales (First broadcast on BBC World Service)
Gwyn Thomas - A New Reputation
Brilliant word-spinning and biting wit in public performance remain, for many, the lasting impressions of Gwyn Thomas , who died five years ago.
But Professor Dai Smith argues that it's now time to assess and to celebrate the writer's literary achievement.
Producer RICHARD THOMAS
(First broadcast on BBC Radio Wales)
It is unlikely that any other artist, excepting only Paganini, has the power to lift, carry and deposit an audience in such high degree. (ROBERT SCHUMANN) To mark the centenary of Liszt's death, on 31 July 1886,
John Amis explores the achievements of the great virtuoso with the help of Liszt's biographer Alan Walker , and asks two modem virtuosi, Alfred Brendel and Jorge Bolet , how they take up the challenge of recreating the music of the great pianist.
Reader Sylvestra Le Touzel Producer PHILIP JORDAN
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