A service of music and meditation led by THE REV STEPHEN OLIVER
Music: God of God (wrc 56); A great and mighty wonder
(HFTC 49); Thou whose almighty word (BBC HB 185); This is the truth from above (Carols for Choirs 2); The love that sang creation
Reading: John 1, w 1-14 Director of Music
NOEL TREDINNICK. Stereo
'I don't support the Crufts Dog Show school of literary criticism, which suggests you can choose the best poem in its class,'
The Rt Hon Roy Hattersley , mf, in company with Joss Ackland and Elizabeth Bell , presents a selection of his favourite poetry and prose before an audience in the BBC's Concert Hall in London. Stereo
with Diana Bishop and Richard Durden
In the early part of this century, the famous restaurateur, gourmet and wit,
Marcell X. Boulestin , strove to rescue the English palate from soggy cabbage and forlorn blancmange.
These poems are a tribute to his belief that food which is worth eating, is worth talking about. Written by DIANA BISHOP Producer JOHN THEOCHARIS
Fritz Spiegl ends his series by evoking the shade of Alma Mahler , as immortalised by TomLehrer:
The loveliest girl in Vienna
Was Alma; the smartest, as well! Once you 'd picked her up on your antenna.
You'd never be free from her spell....
3: Friendly Persuasion
Square piano (William Rolfe & Sons c 1810) played by KENNETH MOBBS
Directed by VANESSA WHITBURN BBC Pebble Mill. Stereo
Sir Walter Elliot:
Poet Roger McGough and comedian Pete McCarthy join forces for a seasonal special which combines festive fun and ill-natured mutterings in roughly equal proportions. Special guest John Dowie Written by ROGER MCGOUGH and PETE MCCARTHY
Music by ANDY ROBERTS and COLIN SELL with SIMON PIKE Producer DAN PATTERSON. Stereo
Introduced by Jenni Murray
Ten Years On: Jane Ewart-Biggs assesses the contribution which literature can make to our understanding of Ireland and the Irish, with past winners of the Christopher Ewart-Biggs Memorial Award.
And, as three young women cast off in their chosen careers, they look forward to what 1987 may bring for a musician, a writer and a football coach.
Story: The Orchard Walls by RUTH RENDALL , abridged by MONICA GREY . Read by Jan Carey 'I was 14. Bombs were falling on London. My parents were afraid for me and that was why they sent me to Inchfield.'
Dear Brutus by J M BARRIE with The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars,
But in ourselves, that we are underlings.
In a magic wood, on Midsummer's eve, a second chance is offered to those who believe they have taken the wrong turning in life; some will take the same path, some will have a precious glimpse of what can now never be
Original music by RICHARD ATTREE ,
BBC Radiophonic Workshop Adapted and produced by CAROLINE RAPHAEL
Directed by STUART OWEN. Stereo 0 HEAR THIS! page 23
Lady Caroline Laney:
Down at the Water-hole
In the dry sands of Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park any standing water has a continuing procession of visitors, from the largest elephant to tiny birds - and Chris Mead with Ian McDonald.
Presented by John Harrison BBC Bristol (R)
Larry Dodd sprang forward with open arms, and clasped in them - a woman, it is true - but a woman without any lips to kiss, by reason of her having no head!
'Murder!' cried he. 'Well, that accounts for her not speaking. '
A tale about the Irish Dullahan, a headless person, as recounted in 1823 by THOMAS CROFTON CROKER whose tales of the peasantry the Brothers Grimm found to possess 'a peculiar flavour which is not without its charms'.
Read by Aingeal Grehan Producer DAVID BYERS
(First broadcast on BBC Radio Ulster)
The last of nine programmes in which Johnny Morris recalls his childhood in Wales.
Cassettes of Johnny Morris 's series Around the World in 25 Years' are now available. Details from:
Johnny Morris Cassettes, BBC, BristolBS82LR
(Re-broadcast next Monday) written by DAVE DIXON and SIMON FRITH
Cast for the fortnight:
BBC Pebble Mill
The Rt Hon Enoch Powell , mp Mgr Bruce Kent ,
Vice Chairman CND Sir Alfred Sherman , writer and journalist Susan Thomas ,
Alliance County Councillor from Great Missenden Buckinghamshire
Chairman John Timpson Producer CAROLE STONE BBCBristol
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 10pm)
Winner of the 1986 Prix Italia for best radio documentary 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)
Recollections of the Jarrow March
In October 1936, 200 men marched to London from Jarrow on Tyneside as a protest against the devastation of their town by unemployment. The marchers, their wives and neighbours relive the legendary march, and their sons and grandsons describe the spirit of Jarrow half a century later. Compiled and produced by JENNY DE YONG (R)
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