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The last in a series in which Harry Thompson climbs into his Bullnosed Morris and recalls motoring between the wars. 4: The Road to Spaghetti Junction. As Singer Sixes and Austin Sevens nosed their way along the tracks of Britain, a new map of the nation was being forged. Secret places and absolute quiet were found and lost as motoring grew. Producer Amanda Mares
A four-part serialisation of A S Byatt's novels The Virgin in the Garden and Still Life, dramatised by John Harvey.
Stephanie gives up teaching in anticipation of the birth of her first child. Her sister Frederica's horizons, however, are expanding as she finally realises one of her long-cherished ambitions.
When author Muriel Spark 's first novel appeared, following her conversion to Roman Catholicism in 1954, she had already established a reputation as a poet and biographer. The Comforters was warmly received and was followed by many novels, including her best known, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. She is about to publish a volume of autobiography. Nigel Forde examines her particular talent for elegant, comic and eccentric stories.
Nigel Williams talks about his new comic novel, They Came from SW19, and Kate Figes selects the pick of the summer's paperback reading.
Producer Sally Marmion. Stereo
A major retrospective of the impressionist painter Alfred Sisley ; and Pete Davies , author of Storm Country, ventures into small-town America.
Natalie Wheen's guest is the conductor
Producer John Goudie. Stereo
Nigel's childhood comes up trumps at Lower Loxley.
Written by Graham Harvey Director Vanessa Whitburn
From South Ascot, Berkshire.
Panel: Bryan Gould , MP, Shadow Environment
Secretary; Sir Simon Hornby , Chairman of W H Smith ; Peter Lilley , MP; Judy Weleminsky , Director, National Council for Voluntary Organisations. Chairman
Jonathan Dimbleby. Producer Nick Utechin
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