From the Belles of St Trinians to Just William and the "girl who smelt of spam", Jenny Eclair takes a look at how children are portrayed in comedy, in the first of two programmes. Fortunately for all of us, she guarantees that the programme is cutsie-pie free zone, and includes clips from such comedians as Harry Enfield, Rik Mayall , Morwenna Banks , Lee and Herring.Gina Yashere and Kenneth Williams. Producer Graham Frost
John Suchet concludes his exploration of Vienna, which was the cultural capital of Europe for 150 years and is still at the centre of classical musical life today. Today he focuses on the Vienna State Opera and its association with Wagner, Mahler and Richard Strauss. Producer Rosie Boulton
By Alison Joseph. A play about love and art and the telling of stories. In 1894 Henry James tried to drown a boatload of dresses in the Venetian lagoon. They had belonged to the writer Constance Fenimore Woolson. In this play, fiction and reality begin to overlap as Henry struggles to make sense of his loss.
Director Gaynor Macfarlane
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By Frank O'Connor. 2: First Confession. "It was pitch dark in the confessional and I couldn't see priest or anything else. Then I really began to be frightened. In the darkenss it was a matter between God and me, and He had all the odds." Read byTP McKenna For details see yesterday
A series of reminiscences by well-loved personalities. This week poet, writer and broadcaster Pam Ayres entertains an audience with stories, poems and anecdotes about her life and career. Producer Claire Jones
Rosamond Stacey has become pregnant after her first sexual encounter with an urbane and distant BBC Third Programme announcer. Now she must tell her friends and face an uncertain future.
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In his poem Church Going, Philip Larkin ponders on the future of the church and church buildings in an increasingly secular age. As Dr Rowan Williams prepares to take over as Archbishop of Canterbury, Jeremy Vine assesses the state of the Church of England, its strengths, divisions and future. In the first of two programmes, he looks at what it means to be the established church and asks whether its ties to the State are strangling it before our eyes? Producer Amanda Hancox Repeated on Sunday at 5pm Faith in the Nation: page 135
Connie St Louis continues her review of health and wellbeing in the early adult years. These should be the healthiest times of our lives, but they are also a period when decisions made about I ifestyle and parenthood can have far reaching consequences. 2: TimeforaBaby? Has the fertility revolution fundamentally changed our attitude to parenthood? EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org Producer Anna Buckley
3: Geoffrey Wheeler revisits the scene of the Manchester Playhouse, which was host to some of the BBC's best-loved comedy and variety programmes from the 1940s to the 70s. Ken Dodd , Sandy Powell , Harry Worth and Bill Waddington are among those featured in this nostalgic trip through the BBC's archives. Producer Libby Cross
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