Simon Brett presents diary extracts for 15th May; Virginia Woolf tests her new pen; Barbara Pym tries out the storyline for a new novel; and a wartime Mass-Observation diarist experiments with synthetic butter. Readers are Sean Barrett and Lin Sagovsky. Producer Kate McAII. Stereo
The King of Love
(Dominus Regit Me, BBC HB 475); John 10, vv 7-17; Sing of the Lord's
Goodness (Sands); Kyrie Eleison (Taize); 0 For a Thousand Tongues to
Sing (Richmond, BBC HB 278).
Director of Music
The Expedition of Humphry Clinker
A four-part dramatisation of Tobias Smollett 's boisterous tour by coach and four around Georgian Britain, in search of curatives, clean air and conjugal bliss.
2: From Bristol to Bath. Stereo
Peter Ackroyd talks to
Nigel Forde about his new novel, English Music, which, apart from the complex relationships between fathers and sons, explores our cultural inheritance of music, literature and art.
And Nicholas Humphrey traces the development of a force behind it all, in A History of the Mind.
Producer Sally Marmion. Stereo
Tim Marlow is in Glasgow for the exhibitions devoted to the work of Ken Currie and British printmakers; and playwright
David Hare translates the work of Pirandello in The Rules of the Game, a dissection of the marriage state.
Producer Adrian Washbourne
Gravity by David Leavitt.
Shopping in New York City. Theo is ailing. But
Mother is on hand - especially so in the strange gift shop. Thanks be for mothers!
Read by Garrick Hagon. Producer Duncan Minshull
The panel includes
Tariq Ali , writer and film-maker; John Harris , Chairman of the Federation of Small
Margaret Beckett , Shadow Chief
Secretary to the Treasury. From Normanton, West Yorkshire.
Chaired by Jonathan Dimbleby.
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