Nigel Fountain on key moments in popular culture. 2: Having It All In 1972 Helen Gurley Brown declared war on British women's magazines and set up Cosmopolitan, a good read "for the sexy girl". It came with male pin-ups, offers for the "Man Trap scent" and an article called "I was a sleep around girl", yet now claims it's a feminist magazine. Producer Wendy Pilmer. Stereo
Just As I Am (Saffron Walden, BBC HB 292); Show Me Your Hands
(Heronpark); James 5, vv
13-16; We Cannot Measure How You Heal (Ye Banks and Braes); The King Of Love My Shepherd Is
(Dominus regit me, BBC
HB 475). Director of Music Alan Wilson.
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Dramatised in two parts by Greg Snow.
2: The simplest of shapes - the letter "A" - is the portent seen in the sky. There are those who believe it stands for "Angel".
Arthur Dimmesdale , the Puritan community's own special angel, is striving to bury a secret deep in his heart, but there is someone who has already discovered it. Stereo
Author John McGahem , whose novel Amongst
Women was shortlisted for the Booker Prize, talks to Nigel Forde about his
Collected Stories (four of which were broadcast on Radio 3 this week, starting on Tuesday at 9.05pm).
Nigel Forde also discovers a forgotten science fiction classic which is about to be re-published. Editor
Nick Austin explains how he tracked down The Death Guard, first published in 1939, which describes an apocalyptic vision of war and was rumoured to have been withdrawn by the British Government. And a selection of the autumn's paperback reading.
Producer Sally Marmion. Stereo
Tim Marlow walks through Andrew Sabin 's installation at the Battersea Arts Centre, and talks to the black
American dance group Urban Bush Women as they begin their tour of Britain.
Producer Nicki Paxman. Stereo
Gynae by Dilys Rose.
"He was so young to be left in charge. Just a boy, white-faced under the light, unruly red curls falling into his eyes. Not exactly Dr Kildare."
Read by Patricia Ross. Producer Bruce Young
A return match at Home
Written by Simon Frith
Director Keri Davies. Stereo
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