Four programmes reassessing sound-archive recordings on the British and their weather.
2: Climatologist Mick Kelly explores the archives for recollections of the Surge of 1953 in East Anglia. Might such terrible flooding occur again and how would people cope?
Producer Beaty Rubens
A nationwide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete to become this year's Brain of Britain. In the chair
Second semi-final - Midlands and North West.
Derek Andrews (schoolmaster)
(computer consultant) James Eccleson
(insurance broker) Philip Wharmby (clerical officer).
Including 'Beat the Brains' in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants. Producer Richard Edis
Jenni Murray meets the novelist
Elizabeth Jane Howard.
Serial: Love Among the Single Classes
The 11th of 13 episodes read by Maureen O'Brien and Sean Barrett.
Written by Angela Lambert
Abridged by Janet Hickson Editor Clare Selerie-Grey
Humphrey Carpenter looks at the members and activities of six literary societies.
3: The Arthur Conan
Doyle Society, devoted to the creator of Professor Challenger, Brigadier Gerard and, of course,
Cloud Cuckoo Land
Japanese girl Mitsuko falls in love with British boy Leon. In colour, race and custom, they are worlds apart.... Written by Catherine L Czerkawska.
Director Marilyn Imrie. Stereo
Tai Chi instructor:
'I heard people passing the gate say, "You know she's a millionaire" - the inference being no one in their right mind would let her live there if she weren't!'
In the third of four talks
Alan Bennett recalls how an unusual visitor took up residence in his garden and turned it into a long-stay car park. Producer Gillian Hush (R)
Kate Saunders backs into the future; Alberto
Moravia, author of Rome, publishes a new novel; and Pat Rowe reports on the schools whose theatre skills have taken them to the National Theatre.
Producer Mike Greenwood Stereo
Tales of an Old
Leroy Judson Daniels was born in 1882 in Iowa and, from the age of 10, horses and horse-trading were his life. When he was 100, he told his story to Helen S Herrick.
The fourth of five parts read by Karl Schmidt. Abridged by John Scotney
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