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The first of six programmes Missing a Lot in the River
'A skilful angler should be a general scholar. She should have a sweetness of speech to persuade and entice others to delight in an exercise so much laudable.'
Enticed by the sweet speech of members of the Jubilee Ladies' Fishing Club, Susan Marling found herself indulging in the abundant fruits of Evesham with less than scholarly results. Producer MARY PRICE BBC Bristol
by Pamela Hansford-Johnson
Read by Hugh Dickson
The ghost of Mr Dunbow could hardly be called hair-raising.
He plays the organ and is quite a talking-point for visitors. But for one guest, Mr Dunbow 's ghost is more than a match!
The Valley of Trelamia by PETER REDGROVE
John writes books about unusual phenomena around the world, but has never penetrated 'our own mysterious Celtic back-yard': Cornwall. Here he finds Trelamia's Valley and a girl who lives at one with it ...
Directed by BRIAN MILLER BBC Bristol. Stereo
Journalist Ferdi Dennis comes to the end of his five journeys in Mozambique. Maputo
Once an impressive Portuguese colonial trading-post, now the capital of a young Marxist state uneasily sharing a border with its powerful capitalist neighbour, South Africa.
Producer MARINA SALANDY-BROWN
In the first of six programmes
Suzanne Burden reads from the journals and letters of the 19thcentury actress, Fanny Kemble. 'That Devil of a Kemble!'
Compiled by MONICA GOUGH Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester (R)
The Demon of Creativity
The brilliant, rambling drunk is a stock character of Welsh writing from early days.... but it's also a model followed by writers themselves!
Patrick Hannan takes a wry look at the links between alcohol and creativity in Welsh literature.
Producer JANE DAUNCEY. BBC Wales
A trivia game based on the rules of cricket
Umpire Brian Johnston Team Captains Tim Rice
Spinners Martin Jarvis William Franklyn
Statisticians PETER HlCKEY and MALCOLM WILUAMSON
Groundsman PAUL SPENCER. Stereo (Re-broadcast tomorrow at 12.27pm) (Martin Jarvis is in 'Woman in Mind' at the Richmond Theatre. Surrey)
A word or two before you go with Sean Casey , Esther Clarke Len Clarke , John Fry
Michael Jack , Ivor Leverton Ray Rossen , Frank Sugg Jill Tweedie , John Tyrrell Alison Waley and Francis Watson
Compiled and produced by MALCOLM CLARKE and PIERS PLOWRIGHT in the BBC Radiophonic Workshop Stereo (R)
We found that Section 2 was a mess. (THE FRANKS COMMITTEE, 1972) It was August 1911 when a new Official Secrets Act went through Parliament in half an hour. Since then there has been a long string of celebrated cases bringing the Act into disrepute, and there is now almost universal opposition to Section 2. Lord Scarman has said, 'I'd like to see it repealed lock, stock and barrel.'
James Naughtie marks a notorious 75th anniversary by looking at the Act and considering alternatives that might offer more freedom of information. Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 11.0 am)
Not Mother Tongue
What does the Welsh language mean to the writers in Wales who write in English? Why are so many of the younger ones learning Welsh? And yet, however fluent they become, is it impossible for them to write creatively in Welsh?
Wyn Thomas puts these points to some young poets, and discusses them with poet R. S. Thomas and novelist Emyr Humphreys.
Producer LENNA PRITCHARD JONES BBC Wales
Five studies in talent and perversity
1: Baron Corvo (Fr Rolfe )
Frederick Rolfe managed to turn most of his friends and would-be helpers into implacable enemies. He spent his last years living in poverty and squalor in Venice, writing pornography and engaging in a publicly exhibitionist and sexually dissolute existence.
And yet this priest manque was a dedicated artist and a writer of near-genius.
Alec McCowen reads from his works, while Julian Symons
(whose brother wrote The Quest for Corvo), Donald Weeks and Peter Luke (who dramatised Hadrian VII) help Margaret Howard to trace the tragic life of this greatly talented, deeply flawed man.
Producer GRAHAM TAY AR (R)
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