Read by John Hollis abridged by ELIZABETH BRADBURY 1: The Mixer Meets a Shy Gentleman
'Looking back, I always consider that my career as a dog proper really started when I was bought for the sum of half a crown by the shy man.'
(Music: Lanchbery's Tales of Beatrix Potter )
Producer PAT MCLOUGHLIN
from the Parish Church of St Faith, Crosby, Merseyside led by THE REV NORMAN WINTER 0 Lord of heaven (BBC HB 14); Genesis 2, vv 4b-9, 15; Anthem God is Good; Lord, as we rise (HFT52)
Conductor GEOFFREY Williams Organist GEORGE GILFORD BBC Manchester
Surbiton - a Scandalous Suburb 'Trim little semis, tidy little gardens, bourgeois little minds ... Surbiton's image today is of classic suburbia - but in the 18th century Surbiton was synonymous with sex - and illicit sex at that!' Writer and journalist Stephen Pile meets some real Surbitonians who dispel the Good Life image.
Producer LYN HARTMAN. BBC Bristol
Some of the poetry requested by Radio 4 listeners
Presented by Sean Street Readers BONNIE HURREN and DENYS HAWTHORNE Producer SUSAN ROBERTS BBC Bristol. Stereo
Requests to: Poetry Please! BBC. Bristol BS8 2LR
Presented by John Buckley The ban on English clubs in Europe may soon be lifted.
But how much has been done to make soccer a family game? And can it ever escape from its recent history of tribal violence?
Editor KEN VASS
A nationwide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete to become this year's Brain of Britain Chairman Robert Robinson First Round: South
Rachel Leonard (housewife) Robert Gleeson
(publisher's representative) Caroline Hurlstone (teacher) Roger Smith
(chief immigration officer)
Programme devised by JOHN P. WYNN Questions set by IAN GILLIES
Producer RICHARD EDIS. Stereo
In a special Bank Holiday edition, Jenni Murray invites you
Out to Lunch for a food quiz to test your taste buds in the company of chef and restaurateur Roy Ackerman , cookery writer Sophie Grigson , astronomer Heather Couper and comic actress Susie Blake. Music is provided by String of Pearls, and on stage William Roberts reads the short story A Piece of Pie by DAMON RUNYON.
Devised and written by CHRIS KELLY with the producer MARY SHARP Editor CLARE SELERIE GREY
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Talking 'bout Regeneration
Roger Hill believes that drama has the power to enliven the community and give the younger generation confidence and social skills. He's leading a project involving 300 young people in St Helens, Merseyside, where unemployment is a severe problem.
Private Eye editor Ian Hislop and brand-new Listener supremo Alan Coren return in a battle of wits and sheer ignorance concerning the week's news.
Barry Took endeavours to keep them and their guests under control from the chair. Written and compiled by JOHN LANGDON and the producer HARRY THOMPSON Stereo
by CHRISTOPHER DENYS
The setting ... 1484, Alderley Edge , the Magpie - a place for assignations, robbery, murder and noisome cooking. The protagonists ... Tom, an old man with a past, those who love and follow him, a great and noble lady, an unknown traveller and the man who brought printing to England. The outcome ... mystery, intrigue, danger, a momentous literary event, and farce.
Directed by TONY CLIFF BBC Manchester. Stereo
Dame Judi - Director
Judi Dench , actress and Dame, has now made her debut as director. David Roper talks to her about her collaboration with Kenneth Branagh 's Renaissance Theatre in Shakespeare's Much Ado about Nothing, and about the new perspectives this has opened up for her, in a career which has been marked by spectacular successes, culminating in a shower of awards for her performance as Cleopatra, and, in the New Year Honours' List, theDBE.
Producer RICHARD BANNERMAN
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4. 30pm)
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William Trevor reflects on the history and traditions of the fair city of Dublin ... with a little help from earlier writers.
Additional touches of blarney are provided by Marcella O'Riordan and T. P. McKenna. Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Pebble Mill (R)
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