A view of three different occupations as seen from the BBC Sound Archives.
Nurse Philip Derbyshire listens dutifully to
Florence Nightingale - recorded 100 years ago - and searches for more recent evidence of her influence.
Producer Nigel Acheson Stereo
Introduced by Shirley Scott in St Alban's Church, Highgate,
Birmingham, with the Birmingham University Liturgical Choir.
Director Ian Ledsham.
How Great Is Your
Name (Gelineau); Lord, Enthroned in Heavenly Spiendour (NEH 296); Isaiah 6, vv 1-8; Holy,
Holy, Holy (Darke in F); Bright the Vision (NEH 343)
from Northern Ireland.
Simon Rae introduces a special edition featuring works by Irish poets requested by listeners.
Readers Ruth McCabe and Ian McElhinney. Guest Paul Durcan. Producer Pam Brighton Stereo
49 REQUESTS to:
Poetry Please!, BBC, Bristol 858 2LR
Introduced by Jenni Murray.
Serial: Mary Reilly written by Valerie Martin.
Mary Reilly is housemaid in the home of a certain
The first of 12 episodes read by Mia Soteriou.
Abridged by Elizabeth Bradbury Producer Pat McLoughlin
(Music: Panufnik's Metasinfonia)
What else is there for an unemployed sociologist to do on a Saturday afternoon but to go to the pub and have a little flutter on the horses on the way home?
Ian doesn't expect the slip to win - or to lose it! Written by P Carroll and B Wasserman.
Director Janet Whitaker Stereo (R)
Bert, the boardmarker:
Alan, the barman:
Kate Saunders explores Jonathan Raban 's journey through America in his new book Hunting Mr Heartbreak ; and Nick Baker meets the guitar players and enthusiasts at the Merseyside Guitar Festival.
Producer Tessa Watt
A sharply observed play about a female relationship challenged by the intrusion of male sexuality. Written by Gillian Richmond
Director Sue Wilson Stereo
Ved Mehta 's extraordinary autobiographical account of his childhood as a totally blind boy sent away to a mission school in Bombay. How / Got There:
The first of eight episodes read by Sam Dastor.
Producer Penny Gold
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