First of a new series devised by Sarah Dickinson in which she indulges her reporting fantasies. Today she interviews Marie Lloyd on 1 July 1912, the date of the first Royal Command Variety Performance - from which Marie has been omitted. Marie Lloyd is played by Elizabeth Mansfield. * Ladbroke Radio production.
Last in the series by Gary Brown.
Past, Present and Future. "It's all coming together isn't it? What with Sophie starting school, and your Promotion, and me getting my work noticed."
Producer Ann Jobson
The first of a new three-part series by Elaine Feinstein. With Jenny Agutter as Katya and Jennie Stoller as Lena. immersed in her Cambridge life and preoccupied with her divorce, Lena has almost forgotten her childhood friend, Katya. Then an unexpected letter stirs up memories of their Jewish upbringing in Leicester in the early 1970s.
Director Marion Nancarrow
Miles Kington discovers what makes people laugh around the world.
1: Ireland Irish humour is characterised by a great sense of the ridiculous which they say the English misunderstand. Producer Anne-Marie Cole
Quentin Cooper reviews the latest
Merchant Ivory film, The Remains of the Day, and the rest of the week s releases. Mike Harding , author of The Virgin of the Discos is in studio.
Producer Jerome Weattierald (Revised repeat 9.15pm)
by Jonathan Treitel.
"The original plan was to build a ziggurat - a jagged, winding monument of baked clay spiralling up to the heavens ..." This story has something to do with Babel, lots of hot air and a reluctant adventurer called Bes. Read by Peter Jeffrey. Producer Duncan Minshull
Four writers give a personal view of today's Britain.
1: The Sins of Little England. Dave Hill tweaks the net curtains to reveal Ann
Summers parties in the Home Counties, spanking in Surrey and bizarre crimes in Tunbridge Wells. Why do we cling to collective views of respectability when our actions belie them?
Producer Wendy Pilmer
Six telling trials from the last century. 3: Beautiful Forever. Nicholas Stewart , QC, tells the story of Mary Tucker Borrodaile who was persuaded to part with her entire fortune in return for beauty products which didnt work.
With John Baddeley , John Evitts and Jillie Meers
Mr Digby Seymour:
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