A Life in Welsh
Die Jones practises a thousand-year-old craft. His poems are carved on tombstones, sung at weddings and laughed over in pubs. He is a bardd gwlad, the local versifier, and his work is celebrated throughout Welsh-speaking Wales. Kate Fenton visits the bard on his farm in Cardiganshire. Stereo
(First broadcast on Radio Wales)
Oil-rig platforms - the unlikely and innovative solution to the nesting problems of the little tern at Gibraltar Point
National Nature Reserve on the Lincolnshire coast. Fergus Keeling and Jessica Holm report. Producers John Holmes and Paula Grant
A six-part series
NEW in which playwrights talk to
Rosemary Hartill about how their ideas and beliefs influence their work. 1: David Hare - 'The minute you're shackled to pretending that problems can be solved by one party or ideology, you're no longer intellectually alive.' Producer David Coomes. Stereo
with Jenni Murray.
From ether to ethics, bedpans to blood pressure, Nancy Durham celebrates 75 years of professional nursing.
Serial: The Franchise Affair: final part.
Music: Bush's Music for Orchestra
In Tom Hadaway 's raucous, passionate play set in turn-of-the-century Tyneside, the Robinsons are a family famous for their boxing sons. In young Johnny they have a proud new champion. But when he falls for local lass Francie Nichol , he finds in her a woman with strength of mind and independence of spirit to match him and his brawling family.
Director Dave Sheasby. Stereo
Children's Books Grow Up A discussion on the current debate over the DES reading list, which omits fairy tales and children's classics. What are the implications for literature and reading standards in selecting the modern in place of the traditional?
Zinovy Zinik describes the Russian/British links in his novel, The Lord and the Gamekeeper, plus a paperback review.
Presented by Nigel Forde. Producer Vivien Devlin
Paul Allen considers the international success of the non-stop dancing show Tango Argentina, and the local dialect version of Michel Tremblay 's play The Good Sisters; plus playwright John Godber in the studio.
Producer John Goudie
Five portraits of radio greats.
1: Only a Little Lamb? For 40 years
Derek McCulloch - Uncle Mac - was the beloved voice of wireless for children: he was Children's Hours first official head, inventor of the immortal
'Goodnight children ... everywhere' and, most enduringly, Toytown's little lamb, Larry. Off-air, though, Derek McCulloch could often also be
Mr Growser and Mr Mayor. Trevor Hill , Children's Hour's last North
Regional Organiser, investigates.
Producer Simon Elmes. Stereo
The first in a series of four plays based on Maeve Binchy's ironic view of London life.
Sandy discovers that taking a flat in Brixton provides a whole new learning experience.
Dramatised by Kate Binchy Director Eoin O'Callaghan Stereo
A Sentimental Journey As one of the BBC's foreign correspondents, Erik de Mauny travelled the world. One place he never set foot in was the country of his youth - New Zealand. Last summer, after an absence of 45 years, he went back. Producer Harry Schneider
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