The Singing Toads of St Pantaleon by Peter Mayle.
'My brother-in-law told me there is a man in St
Pantaleon with many toads. He is training them for the Bicentenaire.' The author scours Provence for the toads that sing ... Read by Trevor Nichols. Producer Duncan Minshull
The Story of Chewing Gum and Bubble Gum
Nick Baker presents a musical history of mass production and mastication. Sophocles did it to calm his nerves, so did Tom Sawyer. But were it not for the Battle of the Alamo, Lonnie Donegan would be a poorer man today. Producer Fiona Couper Stereo
The accuracy of the mayday signal, the cleverness of smart credit cards and 100 years of British invention. The first of a new series in which
Carol Vorderman loosens the nuts and bolts of today's technology.
Producer Deborah Cohen
The last of a three-part adaptation of Graham Greene 's thriller set in 1938. Discredited, his mission in ruins, Droeschke has taken refuge in an empty house where he confronts the double agent Korpe.
Other parts played by Kim Wall , Victoria Carling , Stephen Tompkinson , Stephen Rashbrook , John Samson and Michael Deacon.
Director Matthew Walters Stereo
In Clive Benson 's furious comedy, the Devil offers a hack writer the chance to become as great as Chekhov and brings chaos to his household.
Jehovah's Witness ALAN BARKER Director Ned Chaillet. Stereo
Sound pictures of what six cities have meant to six people.
Christopher Hogwood , conductor of the Academy of Ancient Music, went to Prague in 1964 and spent what he calls 'the most musical year of my life'. In the fifth programme of the series, he reflects on life, culture and politics in Prague at a time when the Iron Curtain was firmly in place.
Producer Martin Buckley Stereo
Nigel Andrews discusses the new film Everybody Wins, directed by Karel Reisz and scripted by Arthur Miller ; and actor
Simon Callow 's directorial film debut The Ballad of the Sad Cafe, starring Vanessa Redgrave. Producer Kate Wilkinson
Anton Chekhov - a life reflected in his own writings, the words of his family and friends and the characters who people his plays, in seven programmes. 5: The Temptation of St Antony
'Silk nightgowns only spell pleasure to me in that they are soft to the touch.
Comfort has its appeal for me, but debauchery no allure.' With John Baddeley, David King, Marcia King, John
Moffatt and Simon Treves.
Director Rosemary Hart Stereo
A Seat on the Board
It sounds like the ultimate career step - but what exactly is the role of a company director? Is it a privileged and easy ride - or have the responsibilities begun to weigh heavily around the necks of the fat cats?
Presented by Peter Day. Producer Ann Gilmartin. Stereo
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