The third of eight political dramas by Christopher Lee. 'Look what happened in the Chamber today.Juliet. You had Dougal Baxter dribbling and choking. Of course the PM hadn't consulted him about the new policy adviser. We knew that. But you were the one who put him on the spot.' Resignation is on the cards ... unless Dougal's counter-plot pays off. Producer Neil Cargill. Stereo
The Hermit and the Lady Fountainsfont Abbey is a romantic ruin and park, owned by Ronald de Gaunt. But his guided tours go awry when his fake hermit becomes love-sick.
Written by Dorothy Osbome.
Director Richard Wortley. Stereo
Conducting may look easy, but there's much more to it than meets the eye. Colin Metters and Brian Wright teach many young conductors, and they talk to Richard Baker about the tricks of the trade.
Producer Michael Emery. Stereo
Paul Vaughan discovers a cornucopia of new words, reviews Paradise News, the latest novel by David Lodge , and reports on the opening night of Waiting for Godot, with Adrian Edmondson and Rik Mayall. Producer Nicki Paxman. Stereo (Revised repeat at 9.30pm)
2: Slaves to the Mushroom
'The floor was awash with suds and stalks and bits of mushroom. The crumbly dark compost smelled of mildew and nothing worse, but Sylvia imagined it was shovelled out from battery houses where chickens were kept in cruel and grotesque captivity. It wasn't unlike this place, she thought.'
from Brook Cricket Club, Surrey, Brianjohnston umpires another test of wit and general knowledge. Captains Tim Rice and Willie Rushton with Stephen Fry and Rachael Heyhoe Flint.
Producer Jon Magnusson. Stereo
Four programmes in which Michael O'Donnell explores shifting social attitudes through the lives of different families.
3: Pat and Judith met at college and began a friendship which seemed unlikely at the time.
Pat preferred a quiet, independent life-style, Judith was gregarious, and loved children. Thirty years on, they're still together - and bringing up two teenage girls.
Producer Sharon Banoff. Stereo
Six writers talk to
Christopher Bigsby about the novel that has pride of place on their bookshelves. 3: Margaret Atwood and A Jest of God by Margaret Laurence.
Reader Margaret Robertson. Producer John Theocharis. Stereo
In the first of four programmes on languages, Ray Gosling looks at the origins of 'kitchen Dutch' and discovers whether, in a rapidly changing Republic of South Africa, Afrikaans will survive. With Hildegard Reid (nee Botha), Nizam Hussein , Nhlanhla Maake and Isabel Hofmeyer. Producer Jenny Lo
In the fourth of five programmes on the traditional jazz revival in Britain, Alyn Shipton surveys bands and musicians from various areas of the country. Producer Derek Drescher
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