Quentin Cooper flies into Las Vegas with young British ventriloquist Paul Zerdin to attend Vegas 97, the biggest-ever convention of ventriloquists. Zerdin's puppet, Sam, seems to have a rather jaundiced view of such gatherings and cannot understand why anyone should want to make a radio programme about ventriloquism. Producer Nigel Acheson Repeated Sunday 5pm
A special repeat broadcast of Reel Women. With film star Lisa Harrow , Producers Amanda Posey and Sally Hibbens , costume designer Sandy Powell , and others from both behind and in front of the camera. Jenni Murray is in the director's chair. With guest star the singer
Kim Cresswell. Short story: The Birds by Daphne du Maurier.
Producers Ariane Koek and Sarah Johnson
Last of six programmes in which Peter Snow presents newspaper stories from a date selected at random by computer. The Evening Standard for 30 May 1881. John Kettley looks at meteorology in the 1880s and Tony Benn extols
Charles Bradlaugh - like Benn himself, Member of Parliament Bradlaugh
Was at first denied entry to the House °f Commons.
Producer Andrew Green
By Jim Broad bent.
In keeping his family estate intact, the 23rd Earl has had to resort to the occasional murder and a degree of coercion, but for a breed "that came over with William the Conqueror," this is hardly something new.
Producer Eoin O'Callaghan
The 23rd Earl:
lain Burnside visits four houses with strong literary connections. He looks at the way each house and its surroundings influenced a writer's life and plays song settings of texts by the writers featured. 3: Bateman's,
Rudyard Kipling 's house in Sussex. Producer Adam Gatehouse
Paul Allen chairs two teams of presenters and critics as they answer questions on music, art, literature and performance posed by listeners and experts, and recall the highlights from the arts on Kaleidoscope this year. Producer Adrian Washboume
A six-part comedy series by Peter Kerry. 5: Marcia decides to inject a little culture into Paradise by starting a film club. But will French art triumph over Mad Max III ? Probably not. with Stephen Thirkeld and Niall Ashdown Repeat
Helmut Kohl - visionary statesman or sinister threat to European liberties? David Sells explores the motivation behind one of the most formidable of modern political leaders. He follows Kohl's journey from terrified Hitler
Youth recruit to cosy embodiment of postwar recovery, and shows how the drama of German reunification prompted Kohl's personal drive towards greater European unity. Producer Chris Bowlby
Editor Gwyneth Williams Revised repeat
In the final part of the An Artist in Sound series, Piers Plowright introduces a documentary which won the Prix Italia for Radio Documentaries in 1983. It is the story of a house and the family who lived in it - in spite of an estate agent's warning - for more than 50 years. Producer Piers Plowright Repeat
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