Three programmes of stories by American humorist James Thurber. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
" 'We're going through!' The Commander's voice was like thin ice breaking." Read by Edward Asner. Producer Paul Schlesinger Stereo
The seventh of eight political dramas by Christopher Lee. "What on earth can the PM want from me?" "I warned you, Charles. Your head." Producer Neil Cargill. Stereo
From flights of ducks on walls and pictures of wide-eyed children weeping, to "Victorian" video cases and themed patios-how do you determine what is or is not good taste?
Jenni Murray attempts to find out.
Serial: Saint Maybe (12)
An adaptation of John le Carre 's novel in seven parts.
1: An old man is murdered on Hampstead Heath. ... and a voice from the past disturbs George Smiley 's retirement.
Adapted by Rene Basilico
Producer John Fawcett Wilson Stereo
Det Chief Supt Smith:
Two teenagers on a station platform swap stories about children's homes - some funny, some grim. Kenny is also doing a bunk....
Written by Alan Dapre.
Director Richard Wortley. (Stereo)
CHOICE: Alan Dapre would not be writing for this festival if he were old enough to remember the golden days of the comedy crosstalk act. But although it would probably be misrepresenting his play to see it as an attempt to capture a flavour of the cut-and-thrust routines of old, this station platform conversation between two teenage lads making a break from a children's home does stir memories of those music hall duos whose humour kept touching raw nerves of truth. The Times
Paul Vaughan goes in search of Joseph Conrad with the help of author
Gavin Young ; and sets off round the USA tracking down the music that inspired singers from Elvis Presley to James Brown. Producer Hamish Mykura. Stereo (Revised repeat at 9.30pm)
A Hall of Mirrors by John Ward.
"It is strange how, after 40 years of marriage, he knows so little about her.
Or is it? Unless disaster strikes publicly, who knows what goes on under the skin of a marriage?" Read by Brian Trueman. Producer Gillian Hush
from Sevenoaks Cricket Club in Kent.
Brian Johnston umpires another test of wit and general knowledge. Captains Tim Rice and Willie Rushton, with Robin Bailey and Bob "The Cat" Bevan.
Producer Jon Magnusson. Stereo
A magnificent ship is about to start a two-week cruise. There are over 1,000
American passengers on board, including many single women. Some are worried that they'll have no one to dance with. But they are about to meet some carefully chosen men ... the Royal Cruise Line hosts. Jennifer Holden follows them from the first singles night to the final parting.
Producer Emma Kingsley Stereo
Peter White reports on the way in which the needs of blind consumers are taken into account by those who provide services for people with visual handicaps. Producer Thena Heshel
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