Serial: The Bourgeoisie by Natalia Ginzburg.
The first of four parts read by Paola Dionisotti.
Translated by Beryl Stockman Abridged by Jack Singleton
Music: Joltvet's Concerto for
F7ute and Stnng Orchestra
Eric Williams 's classic wartime escape story, adapted in six parts. 2: The God in a Box Peter and John have devised a plan for getting back to England. But
Stalag-Luft III isn't called escape-proof for nothing.
Adapted by Mark Power
Director Adrian Bean. Stereo
The last of six stories of heroism.
Saving of the Saluto
In 1911, the crew of the Newlyn lifeboat undertook a rescue which is still remembered as an act of extreme courage. Melville Jones recounts the story of the saving of the Saluto.
Narrated by Keith Drinkel and Siriol Jenkins.
Director Gerry Jones. Stereo
Nigel Andrews reviews the latest film releases including the new
Julie Walters movie Just Like a Woman. Plus a report on the issues confronting writers in the Middle East, post-Rushdie.
Producer Paul Quinn. Stereo (Revised repeat at 9.15pm)
The Death of Daffy Ducky by Peter Goldsworthy.
The two couples enjoy all the pleasures of those with very disposable incomes. Then one evening, at dinner, something happens to change things.
Read by Dermot Crowley. Producer Duncan Minshull
John Waite and his team of investigators peer under official carpets, behind company smoke-screens and through bureaucratic red tape on the trail of your complaints. Producer Graham Ellis
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Dear Boss. You're Fired....
The radical process where staff are asked to rate their managers' performance has been in use in the US since the 60s - and now it's catching on in Britain. Peter Day meets the workers who are now able to tell their bosses what they think of them, and he asks the bosses how brave companies need to be to introduce the scheme. Editor Stephen Chilcott
Four programmes in which
Christopher Matthew exhumes late-lamented publications for dissection. The Children's Newspaper was started by Arthur Mee in 1919 "to make goodness into news". In its heydey, children were fed a weekly diet of homilies from the Chief Scout, the doings of the League of Nations and articles on "the improvability of the African". The paper died in 1965, unmoumed by generations of children to whom it was the journalistic equivalent of castor oil ...
With Anthony Buckeridge , Keith Waterhouse and E S
lain Johnstone hosts the last in the current series of the celebrity panel show that brings you magic movie moments.
This week's panel is:
Dick Vosburgh , Lionel Blair , David Lodge and Robin Ray.
Producer Andy Aliffe. Stereo
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