A view of three different occupations as seen from the BBC Sound Archives.
The portrait painter
Humphrey Ocean on the haphazard, non-structured world of the career artist. Producer Fiona Couper Stereo
from the Chapel of Loretto School, Musselburgh. Led by the Rev
Andrew McLellan. Reading:
Romans 8, vv 18-25
Hymns: Lord of All Being (Omberley); At the Name of Jesus (Camberwell); God Is Working His
Purpose Out (Purpose). Organist John Riley Director of Music
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 0 REQUESTS to:
'Poetry Please!', BBC, Bristol 858 2LR
Introduced by Jenni Murray.
Flexible working can be ideal for women with children - but there are drawbacks. Maggie Meade-King points out the perils of part-time employment. Serial: Mary Reilly by Valerie Martin.
The sixth of 12 episodes read by Mia Soteriou.
Abridged by Elizabeth Bradbury Editor Clare Selerie-Grey
by J B Priestley. A happy family celebration is shattered by the arrival of a mysterious inspector enquiring about a young woman who has committed suicide. Even though none of the people present appear to have known her, he suggests that they are responsible for her death ...
Director Alfred Bradley Stereo (R)
Paul Vaughan finds out if playwriting can be taught by the likes of Alan Bennett , David Edgar ,
John Godber and Willy Russell in a new MA course at
Birmingham University; Roy Porter reads the letters of Alfred Lord
Tennyson; and Nicholas Kenyon discusses
Bach and the violin. Producer Nicki Paxman
The Flight of Fellowship
John Brook is a high flier whose security business is about to expand globally. But all great men have their enemies.
Written by Chris Allen.
Director Matthew Walters Stereo
Ved Mehta's extraordinary autobiographical account of his childhood as a totally blind boy sent away to a mission school in Bombay.
Home for the Holidays The sixth of eight parts read by Sam Dastor. Producer Penny Gold
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