Three programmes in which programme-makers, performers and writers remember some of the great radio shows of the past.
1: Mrs Dale 's Diary Charles Simon , who played Dr Dale for six years, remembers the popular radio serial which ran from 1948 until its sudden end in 1969. Producer Matt Thompson
He Said It with Arsenic by Ruskin Bond.
'Have you ever heard of the Agra Double Murder? It happened when Agra was a far-flung outpost of the British Empire.' Read by Geoffrey Whitehead. Producer Matthew Walters
from Chelmsford Cathedral. Ye Servants of God
(Paderborn, BBC HB 287); Luke 5, w 1-11; Come, My Way
(Rawsthorne); Lead Us,
Heavenly Father, Lead Us (Mannheim, BBC HB 307). Director of Music Dr Graham Elliott.
Organist Timothy Allen. Stereo
Simon Rae introduces your poetry requests, with readers Denys Hawthorne and Barbara Jefford , and guest Paul Muldoon.
Producer Susan Roberts. Stereo
0 REQUESTS to: 'Poetry Please!', BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR
Peter Tinniswood 's six-part serial. 3: Happy Days in Cawnpore
Winston declares his love for Nancy. He even asks her to marry him. But is this only a ploy to get rid of Roland, her new suitor?
Director Shaun Macloughlin Stereo
Jenni Murray talks to Joan Sallis , President of the Campaign for the Advancement of State Education.
Serial: A Country of Strangers by Susan Richards Shreve. The first of ten episodes read by William Roberts. Spencers' Farm in Virginia has been ownerless since
John Spencer disappeared in 1935. Then, in 1942, Charley Fletcher , a Washington journalist, brings his family to live there.
Abridged by Pat McLoughlin Music: Carl Davis 's The Searle Suite
Eighteen thousand feet above the Western
Front.... The true story of the highest-scoring
British flying ace of the First World War.
Written by Peter Roberts.
Director Nigel Bryant. Stereo (R)
Capt Simpson/Corporal Thomas:
Infantry corporal/Private Bevan:
'Grid ' Caldwell:
Lt Von Bartrap:
Natalie Wheen discovers the man behind the music of Bela Bartok ; playwright Sharman MacDonald writes frankly about All Things Nice at the Royal Court Theatre; and Caroline Swinburne reports on the power of the mbira. Producer Julian May. Stereo
The Lament for Arthur Cleary
A radio version of Dermot Bolger 's stage play which won the 1990 Samuel Beckett Award.
A Dubliner returns to the beloved city that he has carried in his head, and refuses to admit the new and harsh realities.
Music: Gerard Grennell
Director Pam Brighton
Age of Iron
J M Coetzee's haunting novel, set in a South Africa on the cusp of change, is in the form of a letter from a woman in Cape Town to her estranged daughter in America.
The first of ten episodes read by Yvonne Bryceland. Abridged by Brian Astbury Producer Stewart Conn
Starring Richard Murdoch and Kenneth Home.
With Sam Costa , Maurice Denham , Maureen Riscoe and Helen Hill. Plus the Dance Orchestra, conducted by Stanley Black.
Producer Leslie Bridgmont
(First broadcast on the Light Programme in 1948)
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