Sylvia Horn reports from the front line of the new
British invasion of the Dordogne.
1: On the Job. The partners from Newhaven are trying to build a four-star campsite; the Scots couple are staging spectacles in schools and town squares; while the accountant from
Newbury is now the local estate agent. And, for the past year at the Prince
Noir restaurant, reporter Sylvia Horn and her family have been soldiering on. Producer Joy Hatwood
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Jesu, Lover of My Soul (Aberystwyth, BBC HB
145); Spirit of Faith (Little Stanmore); Romans 3, w 20-26; Here in This Holy Place (Kendrick); I Will
Sing the Wondrous Story (Hyfrydol). Director of Music James Whitboum.
with Alison Hilliard.
They have brains very like ours, and have built an utterly harmonious matriarchal civilisation.
Jean Snedegar explores the world of bees and their keepers.
Story: Loulou; or, the Domestic Life of the Language by Margaret Atwood.
From William Caxton to P G
Wodehouse - a conducted tour by Frank Muir. 1: First Things First
Including the first printed joke, a doctor's first ward-round and a baby's first appearance. Readers
Prunella Scales ,
Richard Briers and Timothy West. Adapted by Mike Barfield from The Oxford Book of Humorous Prose
Producer Colin Swash. Stereo
It's Better to Travel
Marianne Carey 's first play for radio is all about finding the right recipe for romance, as Lizzie slaves in the kitchen to spice up her marriage to stick-in-the-mud Ron. Director Patrick Rayner Stereo
Newspaper stories about the private lives of the Prince and Princess of Wales provoked a vigorous response from the new Press Complaints Commission - but that didn't stop them appearing. Would those and other stories have been treated differently if the reforms proposed in 1977 had been acted upon? Rewriting history this week are
Lord Blom Cooper , the last Chairman of the Press Council, and the Ombudsman for the Guardian, Prof Hugh Stephenson.
Producer Ian Bell
As a new biography is published, Paul Vaughan investigates the importance of Hubert Parry as a composer. Also a review of Polish sci-fi novelist Stanislaw Lem 's novel Memoirs Found in a Bathtub.
Producer Alasdair Cross. Stereo (Revised repeat at 9.15pm)
The Cowboy by Lamorna Hutchison.
Read by Stuart McQuarrie. "He wore a waistcoat, bright red, and a black boot-lace tie, and slung casually round his hips was a gun in a holster.
And it was that gun that made us all look at him." Producer David Jackson Young
Questionable quotes and quotable quips from a quintessential quartet of Brian Glover , Maureen Freely, Peter Wood and Frederic Raphael. With Nigel Rees in the chair.
Quotations read by Ronald Fletcher.
Producer Jon Naismith. Stereo
The second in a series of late-night conversations about poetry.
Andrew McAllister invites Jackie Kay , Alan Jenkins and Peter Porter to take a look at what's happening on the poetry scene - and to read some of their latest work.
Readings by Kathleen Jamie , Simon Armitage , Ian Duhig and Paul Muldoon.
Producer Susan Roberts
Chris Kelly hosts the quiz in which a starter for ten is a very expensive prawn cocktail.
This week: Oz Clarke, Josceline Dimbleby ,
Michael Bateman and Susan Brookes. Recorded at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London.
Producer Richard Wilson. Stereo
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