Summer on the Rec In Stephen Dixon 's poignant story, the boastful rough and tumble boys are suddenly confronted one lazy summer afternoon with a girl's tears and the harsh realities of growing up. Read by John Graham Davies.
Producer Dave Sheasby. Stereo
Every child looks forward to that first trip abroad. When Michael Rosen escorted pupils from an East London school to
Paris - they met their first Europeans, spoke their first French, and performed a multi-cultural festival celebrating modern myths and fables. Reporter Jill Burridge. Producer Cathie Mahony Stereo
Sniffing out trouble at a sewage works, keeping thieves out of cars, and celebrating the golden anniversary of a leap forward in flight technology.
Carol Vorderman loosens the nuts and bolts of today's technology. Producer Julia Durbin
The quiz game that delves into the origins of well-known phrases and expressions.
Chairman: Chris Serle.
Panellists: Leslie Thomas , Sheila Steafel , Jeremy Hardy and Sid Waddell.
Producer Paul Z Jackson. Stereo (First broadcast on Radio 2)
Bennett and Stanley Gordon Bennett Junior was every bit as outrageous as his press magnate father.
Displeased with the service, he once bought an hotel and made a gift of it to a waiter. It was he who commissioned
Stanley to go in search of Livingstone. But as San Cassimally shows in the second of two programmes, the story did not end there ...
Director Peter Kavanagh. Stereo
As society becomes progressively non-religious, Chris Dunkley examines the secular alternative to divine rites, in three programmes.
1: The Funeral
'The old vocabulary is worn out. No one wants to hear about sin and judgment....'
Producer Fiona Couper. Stereo
Anton Chekhov - a life reflected in his own writings, the words of his family and friends and the characters who people his plays. The last of seven programmes.
Champagne and Oysters 'He took the glass, turned to me, and with his wonderful smile said, "It's a long time since I drank champagne".'
(Olga Knipper ) Reader John Rowe.
With Nicholas Farrell ,
David King , John Moffatt and Simon Treves.
Director Rosemary Hart Stereo
Two programmes in which Denys Blakeway unravels the myth from the reality of German propaganda broadcasting to Britain during the Second World War.
Did Lord Haw-Haw really say the town clock in Eastbourne was five minutes slow? Did he actually tell the people of Manchester to 'take your last look at Stretford Road' the day before the Luftwaffe bombed it?
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