The final programme in which
Professor Theo Barker delves among the BBC Sound Archives.
In for a Penny ...
What did you do in your spare time, Grandad?
A century ago, youthful pastimes were often a lot more enterprising than today.
Producer Daniel Snowman
from the Cathedral
Church of St Nicholas,
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, led by Canon Noel Vincent. Choir directed by the Master of the Music, Timothy Hone , accompanied by David Cowen. Reading: Joel 2, w 28-32. Hymns: Filled with the Spirit's Power
(Farley Castle); There's a Spirit in the Air (Lauds). Anthem: If Ye Love Me (TaUis).
A nationwide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete to become this year's Brain of Britain. Chairman
First Round - Midlands. Stephen Terry (accountant);
Margaret Thomas (housewife);
(software consultant); and Tony Powell
The programme includes Beat the Brains, in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants.
Producer Richard Edis. Stereo
with Jenni Murray.
Sequins, sambas and sweat - ballroom dancing champions Karen and Marcus Hilton prepare to defend their British Open title in Blackpool.
Serial: The Franchise
Affair by Josephine Tey. The tenth of 13 parts read by Edward Petherbridge. Abridged by Pat McLoughlin Editor Sally Feldman
Poisoning by arsenic was the method used by Herbert Armstrong to rid himself of a troublesome wife. Written by John Peacock.
Pianist: Mary Nash.
Director Jane Morgan. Stereo
Herbert Rowse Armstrong:
Clerk to Court:
Paul Vaughan meets
Moondog, once a busker, now a musical superstar; is moved by a new recording of Verdi's Aida; and finds out what's rising to the top at the Cannes Film Festival.
Producer Julian May
The Fen Story
'An axe upon a skull. ! That's one way, brother.' The Danish invasion of England in 892 was only the ill-planned enterprise of an army that had been defeated on the Continent.
But a sentence in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle brings the chronicler,
Brother John , into direct conflict with the king's ealdorman. Written by Adam Thorpe.
With Andrew Wincott.
Anglo-Saxon Chronicle translated by G N Garmonsway.
Music composed and played by Martin Best .
Musician: Lucie Skeaping.
Director Jeremy Mortimer. Stereo
Heartstones by Ruth Rendell.
'In those days I had never given a thought to poisoning and I can be sure of this, I had nothing to do with Mother's death!'
The first of five episodes read by Oona Beeson.
Producer Matthew Walters. Stereo
The last in a six-part comedy written by Alex Shearer.
With heavy metal and dancing defectors,
MacKenzie and Surikov mix the oil and water of artistic detente.
Producer Neil Cargill. Stereo
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