Three programmes which recall great radio shows of the past.
2: A Life of Bliss
For over 100 episodes, I Percy Edwards , animal and bird impersonator, I played the one true love in batchelor
David Alexander Bliss 's life - s Psyche, his pet terrier. Producer Matt Thompson
The Dying Art of Letter Writing by Trevor Hoyle.
Malcolm wants to sell the family paper mill to an American conglomerate.
; 'Over my dead body!' says i Aunt Emmie.
Read by Joyce Gibbs.
Producer Philip Martin
Simon Rae introduces your poetry requests, with readers Ronald
Pickup and Diana Bishop and guest Gillian Clarke. Producer Susan Roberts and Viv Beeby. Stereo
0 REQUESTS to: Poetry Please!, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR
A nationwide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete to become this year's Brain of Britain. Chairman
First Round - Scotland and Northern Ireland. Angus Dunn (teacher); John Blake (librarian); Leslie Clarke
(retired civil servant); and Patrick McGarry (NHS administrator).
The programme includes Beat the Brains in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants.
Producer Richard Edis. Stereo
Jenni Murray invites you to take part in a radio maze. A puzzle (and palace) now lie on Crown Green, yet this palace lady is not quite a queen. Can you solve the riddle? There'll be more clues throughout the programme - so phone in with your answer: [number removed]. Serial: The Adultery Department by Paul Bryers.
The first of 13 episodes read by Philip Fox. Abridged by Meg Clarke Music: Boiling's Suite for Cello and Jazz Piano Trio Editor Sally Feldman
An adaptation of Elizabeth Jolley 's comic novel.
In Diana Hopewell's latest book, an Australian headmistress sets out on a 'grand tour' of Europe with a pupil and two female lovers. But events change the life of the avid reader, Miss Peabody, for ever.
Adapted by Elizabeth Proud
Director Sue Wilson. Stereo
Miss Peabody's mother:
Miss 'Prickles' Thorne:
In the secondof a six-part series, Tony Wilkinson reports from the Melbourne Times, on a week that features feminist theatre as well as Crackers Keenan 's tales of Aussie Rules football.
Producer Julian Hale. Stereo
Jumping the Rug
'What's the matter with Isabel? She's crying again and feels unwell.' The silence after Isabel ran away from home is finally shattered when she returns to confront her dying mother. Michael Crompton tackles the theme of child abuse in this powerful and moving drama.
Piano Bernard Robertson. Director Michael Fox. Stereo
Andy Croft investigates three northern English regions to find out how their traditional identities have been shaped by writers, and how these identities are standing up to the growing uniformity of the urban landscape.
1: Nottingham: Lace, Coal and Robin Hood
Producer Dave Sheasby. Stereo
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