From the traditional Suzy Wong-type stand-up collar to the one on the Maojacket, the Chinese collar and neckline could either be plain or richly decorated. In the fourth of the series looking at collars and the cultures behind them, Rosie Goldsmith finds out how the designs evolved and what they reveal about Chinese society.
Producer Arlene Gregorius
In his look at comedians who pioneered the use of radio as a medium for subversive, spontaneous comedy, Ned Sherrin examines the career of Coyle and Sharpe. Wandering the streets with a concealed microphone for a San Francisco radio station in the early 1960s, Mal Sharpe and Jim Coyle revealed the ability of radio to spread confusion, puncture civic pomposity, and expose public ignorance-as well as to entertain in a way which had hardly been attempted before. Their style went a long way towards shaping the edgy, unpredictable presentation techniques of more recent figures like Sam Kinison and Howard Stern. Producer Paul Bajoria
What is the etiquette when it comes to applauding at concerts? Mozart approved when a Paris audience clapped while his music was in progress. In Indian classical music and in flamenco, expressing approval during the music - at the right moment - is fine. And at pop concerts, anythinggoes. Pianist and broadcaster David Owen Norris examines how styles and traditions of applause have developed down the centuries and in different cultures, and speculates on the future of showing appreciation. Producer Andrew Green
Mind and body: page 30
Afirst play for radio by the novelist William Bedford.
Set in the 1950s, a pianist's marathon performance in a seaside town provides the evocative soundtrack for a tale of young love and first heartache.
Piano played by Mia Soteriou Director Ned Chaillet
Presented by Brother Guy Consolmagno.
2: TheBigCrunch. Ifthe Big Bangthrew everything outwards, will gravity pull it all back in again? Egyptiar religion and some modern scientific theory hint that the universe will end in devastation. For details see yesterday
The last of this gentle satire of the Sunday colour supplements is a special African edition, with lifestyle advice, celebrity columnists and pull-out features. Starring Alexander Armstrong ,
Alice Arnold , Ewan Bailey , Rebecca Front, Tony Gardner , Simon Greenall , Emma Kennedy , Chris Langham , Alex Lowe , Martin Hyder and Tracy-Ann Oberman. Written by Simon Blackwell , Nick Revell , Dave Cohen , Ewan Bailey , Emma Kennedy , Danny Wallace , Beth Chalmers , Laurence Howarth and Tony Roche Producer Helen Williams
High blood pressure affects approximately ten million people in the UK and is the main contributory risk factor for strokes and a major factor in heart attacks. Dr Graham Easton offers advice on blood pressure treatments, from dietary changes to the latest drugs.
Producer Paula McGrath Repeated tomorrow at 4.30pm
The conclusion to the story about a man who can't stop himself breaking into song. Written by Andrew McGibbon and Nick Romero , and starring Suggs and Bob Monkhouse.
4: After getting ajob as a supermarket assistant, Tom finally proposes to Sadie, but before he can take her up the aisle, he must ask her father for permission. Will it all end with a song and a dance?
Director Chris Neill Producers Andrew McGibbon , Torquil MacLeod and Julian Mayers Sound design Andrew McGibbon
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