In 1970, adventurer
John Ridgway set out to explore the Apurimac river in Peru. His pilot was Elvin Berg , a young Norwegian.
Some years later. Elvin was murdered by Maoist guerrillas, and his 6-year-old daughter, Elizabeth, was left an orphan without hope.
Anne Brown tells how John and Marie-Christine Ridgway set out to adopt Elizabeth. Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Pebble Mill (R) revised
5: Outside Looking In
A patient with a suspected liver problem is investigated swiftly and painlessly by ultrasound. Does the future look more comfortable for patients and more efficient for the NHS? Stereo (R) revised
with Daniel Massey as Verdi Act 3: The Maestro with Clifford Norgate ,
Crawford Logan. Manning Wilson and Nigel Graham Technical presentation by ROBIN CHERRY with MARTIN HOLLISTER and ANNE-MARIE WARMINGTON Stereo
Introduced from Belfast
Celebrate New Year's Day with an Irish blend of good humour and good music.
Story: Mr Bostock 's Backsliding by ARTHUR MORRISON abridged by PAT MCLOUGHLIN Read by Robert Lang
'Mr Bostock was a person of that peculiar stainlessness which is only to be observed in a London suburb of the highest respectability. Every admirer of the female sex will at once perceive that there was a Mrs Bostock to whom much of this perfection was due....' BBC Northern Ireland
An appreciation of Sandy Powell by Peter Tinniswood
Sandy Powell can rightly claim a unique place in broadcasting history with the creation of the first radio catchphrase. It was coined in the days before the Great War when the 16-year-old Rotherham lad formed a music-hall duo with his mother Lillian. For writer Peter Tinniswood , Sandy Powell was a particular inspiration. He was one of the great northern comedians who married the broad weft and warp of working-class comedy with the subtle, refined, surrealistic comic insights of Pirandello. lonesco and Stoppard.
Producer GEOFF SARGIESON BBC North East
Love it or loathe it, Ravel's Bolero is one of the most performed pieces in the concert repertoire.
For conductor Bramwell Tovey it's full of great moments; Jack Brymer thinks it's like being hit behind the ear with a sock full of wet sand.
Producer RICHARD BANNERMAN
by Stephen Sheridan.
Settle down by the fire and prepare yourself for this rib-tickling, toe-curling tale of orthodontic outrage. Learn of the ghastly secret that lies behind a set of wooden false teeth.
Also featuring Phil Nice, John Baddeley, Caroline Gruber and Stephen Tompkinson.
Producer Don Patterson. Stereo
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