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The London Coliseum
- from Vesta Tilley to Wagner. The extraordinary history of a great theatre, from its opening in 1904 as a music hall to its current success as an opera house. Over the years it has hosted everything from horseracing and ballet to King Kong and the Highland Games. With the help of Clive Dunn , Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies ,
Dolores Gray , Stubby Kaye , Peter Penrose and Max Wall , Denis Quilley traces the Coliseum's chequered fortunes. Written and researched by MICHAEL POINTON
Producer SONIA BELDOM
11.00 Singing Together (19) Presenter ANDREW SHORE Stereo (R) (e)
11.20 Junior Drama Workshop The Five Omens of Hang Do by ALAN RUSSELL
2: The Omens Are Revealed Stereo (e)
11.40 Talk to Me 5: Riddle Me Ree by ANITA HEWETT. Stereo (R) (e)
11.50 Poetry Corner Spring Green Compiled and written by CYNTHIA MITCHELL. Stereo (e)
Q: Why is Simon Bates , along with six ladies and gentlemen of the press, in the upstairs bar of a Fleet Street pub?
A: He is hosting the first of a seven-part knockout contest between eight national newspapers.
Today's teams, from the Daily Mirror and The Daily Telegraph, exercise natural rivalries as they face questions from the past. Q: Which year?
A: It was the year when a British Dansette transistor radio would have cost £6 19s 6d, and an official body did away with 400 million seconds!
Producer ANDREW PARFITT. Stereo
by DON HAWORTH.
1943: young men in their 20s are flying on bombing raids over Germany, some questioning more than others the morality of bombing certain populations. Through it all shines their courage, their humour and their youth.
Directed by KAY PATRICK BBC Manchester. Stereo
Sgt Harry Johnson, navigator:
Jill, his girlfriend:
Crew of Qfor Queen Fit Lt Bill Haydon, DFC, pilot:
Sgt Taffy Jones, rear gunner:
Sgt Joseph Downs, flight engineer:
Crew of A for Able Pit Off Arthur Mitchell:
Sgt Fatty Buchan, bomb aimer:
Sgt Walter Bright, rear gunner:
Sqdn Ldr Felix Jackson, DFC, Fit Cdr:
A Testament to Hilda
The murder of 78-year-old Hilda Murrell occurred five years ago and has never been solved. A well-known rose grower, Hilda Murrell was also an anti-nuclear campaigner, and the mystery of her death has inspired two plays, numerous poems and a novel. Paul Allen finds out why writers have chosen to keep alive the issue of her death.
Producer CHRIS ELDON LEE. Stereo
The Man in Black,
Edward de Souza , introduces
13 plays of horror and suspense. 8: Hand in Glove by ELIZABETH BOWEN , dramatised by ELIZABETH TROOP With . and The one thing Ethel Trevor needed to get her man was a pair of white gloves which are the mark of a lady, but there was a price to be paid for them.
PETER BOND (guitar)
Directed by PETER FOZZARD . Stereo
The life of writer and publisher William Plomer is chronicled in a new biography; and the Cheek by Jowl Theatre
Company rediscovers a classic 17th-century Spanish play. Presenter Nigel Andrews
Producer CAROLINE YOUNG . Stereo (Revised repeat tomorrow at 4.35pm)
Spring Day at Slater's End by MALACHI WHITAKER.
The first of three short stories read by Stephanie Turner. An old man and his grand-daughter retrace a momentous walk from his youth. Producer TONY CLIFF
BBC Manchester. Stereo
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