Cubans are rarely permitted to travel, and it is exceptional for them to wish to return. Herbert Perez is a Santiago academic whose wage is a laughable pittance, but who remains a committed Fidelista. With the help of the BBC Sound Archive, he discusses Fidel Castro and the Revolution with Simon Calder. Producer Noah Richler
Another chance to hear the six-part series in which John Cleese and his former psychiatrist Dr Robin Skynner discuss problems families may face and illustrate them with clips from comedy shows. 1: WhyDo We Fall in Love? Today they call on Basil Fawlty and Alf Garnett. Producers Jonathan James Moore and Rachel Yoite BBC RADIO COLLECTION: cassette of the series available
from All Saints Church, Lanchester.
God is working his purpose out (Benson); Exodus 15. vv 1-2, 7-10, 13. 17-18; Laudamus Te (Vivaldi); The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases (McNeil). Durham Youth Choir with BBC Radio 2 Choir Girl of the Year, Emma Trow. Director of Music Alan Woods.
Jenni Murray talks to Yvonne Brewster , artistic director of Talawa Theatre Company, about her new, all-black production of King Lear.
Part seven of Like Water for Hot Chocolate by Laura Esquival. Read by Mia Soteriou. Abridged by Pat McLoughlin Editor Sally Feldman
Another chance to hear Peter Tinniswood 's play written especially for Mary Wimbush. Lady Edith is sailing with her husband to a South Atlantic island of which he is about to become Governor. Her fellow passengers, the crew and the exuberant band on board produce an invigorating and far-reaching effect on Her Ladyship. and Director Enyd Williams
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To mark "Oscar" week, author and past-winner Frederic Raphael recalls five adventures in the film trade.
1: Jimmy. From rags to riches to swimming pools....
Series producer Duncan Minshull
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Recorded on location in HM Prison
Strangeways, this play is the result of months of writers' workshops and was written by John Stevens , Les May and Alan Midwood. Back in the studio immediately after recording, actors and writers discuss the making of the play.
Officer Porter, "the prisonerwith the keys", can be seen, but not always heard, as he wanders the wings and landings of the prison. Behind every locked door, in every cell, there is a Sammy, a West and a David with a different story to tell.
Music by James Mackie Director Kate Rowland
The final chapter in the confessions of a reluctant emigrant. It's their first Christmas in Perth and the rain buckets down. But Rosemary Greenham is beginning to find a sunnier side to life. Producer Gwyn Richards
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