May 29th marks the restoration of Charles II in 1660, a newly-crowned Queen Victoria in 1838 and the arrest of Lord Haw Haw in 1945 - all recorded in diaries of the day. Presented by Simon Brett. Readers are Sean Barrett and Lin Sagovsky. Producer Kate Whitehead. Stereo
with Derek Cooper.
As writs fly between restaurateurs and food critics in Dublin and Paris, the programme asks: how much power do restaurant reviewers have and how useful a service do they provide? Are some fashionable critics concentrating too much on the decor and not enough on the duck?
Producer Marie Helly
A small market town at the foot of the Black Mountains on the England-Wales border has become the home for one of Britain's most exciting literary festivals.
Nigel Forde reports from Hay-on-Wye on the legacy of local writers Kilvert and David Jones , and with international stars Amos Oz and Simon Schama discusses the role of history in writing.
Producer Anthony Denselow Stereo
A 17th-century story by L'Abbe Bourdelot in a Victorian translation by the Rev Sabine Baring-Gould .
The farcical history of the superstitious and weak-headed M Oufle who believes he has been betwitched and turned into a werewolf ...
Read by Timothy Bateson. Producer Sarah Kilgarriff
From Stockton on Tees.
The panel includes:
Virginia Bottomley MP, Secretary of State for Health;
Jonathon Porritt , environmental consultant; Tony Blair MP, Shadow Spokesman on Employment. Chairman
Just before he volunteered for active service in the First World War, Ralph Vaughan Williams completed The Lark
Ascending for violin and orchestra, an evocation of the peaceful Britain he was leaving behind, and a fiendish challenge for a violinist. Violinist
Iona Brown performs it, with memories of the composer from Ursula Vaughan -
Williams and Sir Neville Marriner , and the sounds of the larks recorded by Richard Margoschis. Stereo
Let's Go Somewhere
Forty years ago, Saturday nights were action packed for Brian Johnston. Each week, live on air, he would perform stunts which shocked, thrilled and scared the millions of listeners to
In Town Tonight.
Producer Cathy Drysdale. Stereo
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