A six-part series
NcW written by Peter Ling and Juliet Ace.
1: It is 1933 and Lord and Lady Minster 's family gather at Crown House for the Easter holiday, not knowing of the trials and tribulations that lie ahead.
Director Tracey Neale. Stereo
Alice, Lady Minster:
William, Lord Minster:
Richard, Viscount Ebony:
Polly, Viscountess Ebony:
Hon Nicholas Gaunt:
Hon Mrs Jenny Gaunt:
Lady Caroline Gaunt:
Hon Martin Gaunt:
Speaker in meeting:
Four plays based on the characters in Toulouse-Lautrec's posters, written by John Peacock.
2: Footitt and Chocolat
Footitt needs a new circus act but it's not likely that he'll ever be a success if he carries on drinking and gambling.
With Ronald Herdman, Brett Usher and Andrew Wincott. Music by Stephen Warbeck. Trevor Allen (banjo).
Director Jane Morgan. Stereo
Mark Steyn discusses the big films of the week including Kurosawa's
Rhapsody inAugustand Istvan Szabo 's Meeting Venus; and a Japanese version of Jesus Christ
Superstar opens in London. Producer Mike Greenwood. Stereo (Revised repeat at 9.30pm)
The third of five stories written by poets.
3: Ritual in the Olive Grove by Glyn Hughes.
'The service was too long for the patience of modern times, so out of consideration for others as well as for himself, the priest read as quickly as possible, swallowing whole words or running them together.'
Read by Geoffrey Wheeler. Producer Gillian Hush
The first in a series of three programmes in which Roy Strong searches for the heritage we will leave from the 20th century.
Restingon Our Laurels? The National Trust has more members than the three main political parties put together. Has Britain spent most of this century being governed by the past at the expense of the present and future?
Producer Jane Beresford
The Channel Tunnel: the Ultimate Pipe Dream? When former Prime
Margaret Thatcher gave the Channel Tunnel the final go-ahead, she assured the people of Kent and the Nord-Pas de
Calais that the project would encourage new enterprise in their areas. Five years on, Nigel Cassidy reports on who will benefit when the Channel
Tunnel finally opens.
Producer Neil Koenig. Stereo
Six programmes in which journalists remember the first faltering steps they took in their careers.
2: A Funny Old Universe It's 1984 and Mark Lawson , now a critic on The
Independent, is telling everyone he's'in publishing'. In reality, he's selling advertising space for an accounting magazine. Then he meets a man on a train.
Producer Caroline Adams
Power and Prestige - the Very First Goldfinger Why is gold so special?
Why do gold and jewellery give power and prestige? In the third of five programmes tracing the history of the Continent, Peter France discovers that metals contain a power which revolutionised
Producer Mary Colwell
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