In 1988 Jeremy Isaacs took on the job of running the Royal Opera House, a position of international prestige and influence. However, his selection of poetry and prose reveals his deep love for his native
Scotland, in particular the works of Robert Louis Stevenson.
Readers John Betts and Geraldine McEwan. Producer Alec Reid. Stereo
Four programmes focusing on people who thrive on the subterranean lifestyle. 3: Andre and Eileen Heigel are the proud owners of a unique temple of pagan worship. Mark Burman goes underground to visit the Shell Grotto of Margate. Producer Mohini Patel
Peter Tinniswood 's six-part series.
4: Repeat After Me
In which William makes a fortune writing mucky books under the nom de plume 'Gerda Fortnoy ', and decides to bung Father into an old folks' home.
Director Shaun MacLoughlin Stereo (R)
'There's hell, there's darkness, there's the sulphurous pit, burning, scalding, stench, consumption.' King Lear rages while his wicked daughters are reviled as lecherous hags. With three major productions running this summer,
Margaret Horsfield looks at the links between sexual revulsion, madness and tragedy in King Lear. Presenter Jenni Murray. Serial: Love Among the Single Classes (the final part)
Home Boys and Fly Girls Yo, this programme is really chillin'
Rap music's on Kaleidoscope's billin'
So if you're confused
'bout words that fuse
Tune your box
To the programme that rocks
You bet we know what time it is.
Presenter Charlotte Greig. Producer Anthony Denselow Stereo
In the second of three programmes,
Brian Redhead chairs a debate from Leyhill Open Prison in Gloucestershire where prisoners, staff, prison reformers and the minister responsible for prisons consider the proposition that:
'Our present prison system cannot rehabilitate offenders.' Proposing: Vivien Stern (Director of the National Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders) and Professor Rod Morgan (Professor of Criminal
Justice, Bristol University).
Opposing: David Mellor , QC, MP (Minister of State at the Home Office) and Ian Dunbar
(Director of HM Prisons, South West Region). Producer Margaret Hill (R)
Actor Simon Russell-Beale is Edward II at Stratford; American Ballet Theatre hoe-downs at the Coliseum; and dramatist Don Taylor considers the television play.
Presenter Nigel Andrews. Producer Belinda Sample. Stereo
The View from the Ground
Martha Gellhorn 's account of her six decades as a foreign correspondent.
Read in eight parts by Liza Ross.
1: Justice at Night Mississippi, 1936.
A white woman raped and a negro lynched ... Abridged by Brian Miller
Producer Sue Wilson. Stereo
The first of five ! programmes in which
Nigel Fountain marks the moments when aspects of life today first came into being.
Such a Jolly Lot!
British TV soap opera began with the Grove Family in 1954. They were a far cry from the Ewings of today - plots involved them fitting security locks to windows and buying Grandma a new wheelchair.
The programme charts the progress of TV's ratings-grabbers through its actors, archives, producers and critics. Producer Wendy Pilmer
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