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7,00,8.00 Today's News Read by PETER DONALDSON
7.20*, 8.20* Olympic Sports Desk with GARRY RICHARDSON in Seoul and CHARLES COLVILE in London
7.45* Thoughtfor the Day
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11.00 Singing Together Presenter FERGUS O'KELLY (2) Stereo (R) (e)
11.20 Junior Drama Workshop Sherlock Holmes and the Screaming Tower
2: Dr Elinvar's Elizir with CRAWFORD LOGAN as Holmes and MICHAEL TUDOR BARNES as Watson by JOHN TAYLOR. Stereo (e)
11.40 Listening and Reading The Wolf and the Seven Little Kids from Grimms' Fairy Tales Read by DEREK GRIFFITHS (R) (e)
11.50 Poetry Corner Paddling in the Puddles by BERLIE DOHERTY. Stereo (e)
The Countryside in Autumn Mollie Harris introduces a selection of seasonal stories about the countryside. There's a demonstration in Somerset of ancient and modern ploughing methods and a visit to the New Forest, where the owls are now being released. Also, reflections on the life of the miners who worked Stonesfield slate. Producer CAROLINE ELLIOT
The Age for Retirement
The last in a series of seven plays by JOHN MORTIMER.
Neither Old Bailey hacks nor south London villains grow any younger, and Rumpole receives a reward for long service in the Courts of Crime. With and The signature tune arranged by PETER HOWELL from Trial by Jury by SIR ARTHUR SULLIVAN
Directed by IAN COTTERELL Stereo (R)
Det Insp Broome:
Mr Justice Vosper:
Judge George Frobisher:
1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: Down the Clyde Stereo (R)
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Joyce has been directed by the women's committee of the local council to explain to Ralph, the Punch and Judy man, that
Punch is too sexist and not a suitable learning experience for today's children. The trouble is that while Ralph understands children he doesn't understand committees.
Directed by SHAUN MACLOUGHLIN BBCBristol. Stereo
Tuesday 9 August, 20.00.
A warehouse has erupted into flames. While the fire-crews fight to control the blaze, an investigation has already begun. In the middle of the smoke, flames and noise, 'the fire detectives' are trying to discover what, or who, might be responsible. Moments later the evidence may be destroyed for ever.
Producer BRIAN KING BBC Pebble Mill
North Side Story
Opera North reaches its tenth anniversary this year, and Malcolm Singer reports on the progress of the Leeds-based company whose work has ranged from the opera classics to a huge community production of West Side Story. Included in the programme are artistic director David Lloyd -Jones, administrator Nicholas Payne and Richard Jones , producer of their latest venture The Love for Three Oranges. Producer LIS EDWARDS
Clement Freud , Peter Jones , Derek Nimmo , and Kenneth Williams try to stop each other talkingfor just a minute on subjects flung at them by Nicholas Parsons.
Devised by IAN MESSITER Producer EDWARD TAYLOR Stereo (R)
Written by GILLIAN RICHMOND Cast for the week:
BBC Pebble Mill
by Ian Brown and James Hendrie.
Starring Dorothy Tutin as Miss Walcott, Peggy Mount as Mrs Pidgeon, and Hugh Paddick as Sir Courtney Massingbird.
The two lady detectives visit Massingbird Hall, where they are surrounded by a sequence of queer events.
(Broadcast on Saturday at 11.00pm)
Sir Courtney Massingbird:
A history in seven reels
Reel 1: The Birth of a Nation With the opinions of Kevin Brownlow and John Kobal and the voices OfDW. GRIFFITH,
TOM MIX . WILLIAM S. HART ,
LILLIAN GISH. CECIL B. DE MILLE and ROBERT ALTMAN Narrated by Christopher Frayling with Research and compilation by PAUL WELLS.
Script by CHRISTOPHER FRAYLING
Directed by JOHN POWELL. Stereo (R)
B. de Mille
Frederick Jackson Turner:
From Boston to San Diego,
Sally Hardcastle travels across the USA talking to Americans about the last 25 years of their lives.
In this six-part series, they focus on the effect of the six men who occupied the White
House during the last quarter of a century.
1: A Time to Be Young
The final Kennedy months when the long summer of 63 was ended by a bullet. Producer DAVID POWELL
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