It's Bank Holiday Monday. Bernard Cribbins , P.J. and Mary Mulch are going to have a nice restful day out at
Matticombe Bay. However, it happens that the particular beach they have chosen is renowned as a place where very curious things occur.
Storyline by DAVID CREGAN
The programme also includes a quiz, a competition, features by NICHOLAS FISK and CHRIS REASON , a story from GRACE HALLWORTH and The Magic Finger by ROALD DAHL adapted by ALFRED BRADLEY Taking part JUDITH BARKER
SOPHIE BUCKLEY. BERNARD CRIBBINS EDWARD DE SOUZA . CHRISTOPHER GOOD CUFF HOWELLS , MARK KINGSTON JENNY LUCKRAFT. ELIZABETH MANSFIELD. STEVEN RENDALL
Flute played by SARAH HARRISON Producer CAROLINE SMITH BBC Manchester. Stereo
from St Andrew 's and St George's Parish Church, Edinburgh
Presented by Willie McDade
Seek ye first (Music for the Mass 71); You are near (Glory and Praise 59); We are your people 132)
Organist TOM LAING-REILLY
Choir director PETER DOUGLAS BBC Scotland
direct from the Northern Ideal
Home Exhibition in Manchester Susan Rae reports on the more unusual aspects of the north-south divide and looks at how tastes and lifestyle can be affected by where we live. Producer GRAEME THOMPSON Editor KEN VASS
Introduced by Jenni Murray Desert Miracles: who would imagine that a simple tree could provide life for so many people, but then it is a miracle tree. Lynn ten Kate reports from Tamilnadu, southern India. Reading: Malgudi Days by R. K NARAYAN. Three stories abridged by JANET HICKSON Read by Sam Dastor 1: Engine Trouble
Some years ago there came to Narayan's imaginary town of Malgudi a show called the Gaiety Land. It provided all sorts of sideshows and gambling - even the chance to own a steamroller!
(Music: Mayer's Sri Krishna) Editor SANDRA CHALMERS
The Miser by MOULIÈRE translated by MILES MALLESON
Moliere's enduring and hilarious comedy about a greedy old skinflint who tries to dash his children's wedding plans and increase the content of that moneybox he keeps hidden at the bottom of the garden....
Directed by PETER KAVANAGH Stereo (R)
High Flight by CHRIS ALLEN
Named in the popular press as 'The brightest young man in Britain', Jonathan's path to the very top looks assured. It's merely a question of choosing between politics, literature, the arts.... and Jonathan can't wait to be rich and powerful.
Directed by MATTHEW WALTERS
Stereo (Re-broadcast next Saturday) (Douglas Hodge is a National Theatre Player)
Mrs Attwood/Delia Godsall:
A Funny Thing Happened.... / think a comedian dominates you with his weakness. Comedians represent immaturity, their weakness is their strength.
Frankie Howerd 's comic weakness has dominated shows from Variety Band Box on radio and Up Pompeii! on television, to Shakespeare and Sondheim in the theatre. His style, born in the music-hall, has transferred remarkably well to other stages. David Roper talks to
Frankie Howerd , his writers and his fellow performers, about the strength of his weakness. Producer SIMON BROUGHTON Editor ANNE WINDER
In the second of two programmes Nick Ross explores Hua Shan , the village of Flower Hill, and draws a sound picture from dawn to dusk in a typical village in central China. Consultant SHIO-YUN KAN Producer JANET WHTTAKER Stereo (R)
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