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In the Kent resort of Margate
Doris Pargeter looks back on 25 years of being a mum to the men no one wanted ...
A heartening and humorous tale told by Gordon Cooper. Producer JILL MARSHALL BBC Bristol (R)
2: A Tradition of Sympathy On the surgical ward is a gentleman who has undergone an amputation. In the intensive care unit lies a patient, apparently unconscious, her breathing taken over by machine. Both must be treated as people, not just as medical problems.
Stereo (R) revised
'Gong' is a Javanese word; and 'gamelan' is a traditional Indonesian orchestra, consisting mostly of gongs, metallophones and drums.
Ever since Debussy heard it in 1889, gamelan music has inspired many Western composers, both classical and popular. When Alec Roth first heard it as a music student at Durham he was so taken with the sound that he travelled to Java to study it. Now he is the Gamelan Programme Director at the South Bank Centre in London where, in a glass-walled room overlooking the Thames, he passes on his skill to school children, composers, rock musicians - anyone who falls under the garnelan spell. David Foil invites you to remove your shoes, discard any Western musical preconceptions and join him on the course for adult beginners. Producer NIGEL ACHESON. Stereo
A comedy in six parts by RAY COONEY and JOHN GRAHAM
Cast for the week:
1: The Play Music by BBC RADlOPHONIC WORKSHOP
Producer JONATHAN JAMES MOORE Stereo
the Butler,Mr Ray and Vernon Bradbury:
the Cashier himself, Ray Cooney:
Music and songs:
Cruella de Vil:
Mr de Vil:
by Freeman Wills Crofts, adapted by Alan Downer
With Edward de Souza as Inspector French and Jonathan Tafler as Detective Constable Tanner
On the night of 15 September, Starvel House burnt to the ground and its three inmates perished in the flames. An inquest brought in a verdict of accidental death, but Inspector French thinks differently!
(Miss Pym Disposes by Josephine Tey, tomorrow at 7.45pm)
Detective Constable Tanner:
Chief Inspector Mitchell:
Manager at Thomas Cook's:
Shazam! Not Just Kids' Stuff To George Orwell they were
'penny dreadfuls', offering little beyond 'bully worship and the cult of violence'. Yet how have comic books and cartoon characters endured to become so inextricably intertwined with the nation's culture, language and art? And why should they provide such a fertile ground of imagery and inspiration for poets, novelists and film-makers?
Jeffery Richards reports. Producer WILL CANTOPHER (R)
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