In the hands of budding authors, dog roses become symbols of 'unsullied antiquity' amid the broken concrete of city wastelands and stoats are dubbed the 'erotomaniacs' of the north Pennines.
Some of the winning entries from the BBC
Wildlife magazine's Awards for Nature Writing 1991.
Presented by Jessica Holm and Michael Scott.
Producer John Ruthven
A series of reminiscences by the doyen of British showbusiness
J Kingston Platt.
1: Brian Allington
The common image of the breed of actors as selfish, chameleonic and unreliable is almost always quite unjustified. After all, to be realistic, what sort of professional future could someone like that possibly expect to have? Performed and written by Peter Jones.
Producer Pete Atkin
0 CASSETTE: J Kingston Watt, from retailers
Paul Allen is at the Buxton Festival for
Mozart; at the Royal
Court Theatre for the hit
American play Spunk; and at the Whitechapel
Gallery for the latest manifestations of artist
Cindy Sherman. Producer Tessa Watt
Evelyn Waugh 's novel adapted in three parts. 1: Hollywood, 1947. Failed poet and screenwriter
Dennis Barlow has disgraced the English community by taking a job in a pets' cemetery. He is given the chance to redeem himself by arranging a colleague's funeral, but love rather than redemption looms at the Whispering Glades Funeral Home.
Dramatised by Bill Matthews
Producer Ussa Evans. Stereo
Sir Ambrose Abercrombie:
Sir Francis Hinsley:
A light-hearted look at what the British have said about the Americans - and vice versa - over the last two hundred years.
Starring Hector Elizondo , Martin Jarvis , Madeline Kahn , Joanna Lumley , Prunella Scales ,
Sam Wanamaker , Paul Winfield and Tom Garvin (piano).
Presented by BBC Radio Drama and KCRW (Los Angeles' premier public radio station) at Irvine
University as part of the Festival of Britain, Orange County, California.
Director Martin Jenkins. Stereo
A six-part crime series set in 1830, a year after the Metropolitan Police Act created the 'Peelers'.
Lord Trowle and PC Quin meet in Court and Mr Morley meets his match in Mrs Gascoygne.
PC Martin Quin:
Sir Robert Peel:
Peter the Screever:
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