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7.10 South-East News
7.15 Today radio's breakfast-time look at life around the country and across the world introduced by JACK DC MANIO
7.45 Today's Papers
7.50 Ten to Eight Heroes
Talk by SEAMUS HEANEY
7.55 Weather; programme news

Contributors

Introduced By:
Jack Dc Manio
Talk By:
Seamus Heaney

Marie Mallet's letters from Court, 1887-1901, edited by the late SIR VICTOR MALLET, GCMG, cvo, whose recorded voice introduces the programme.
with
Compiled and written by THEA HOLME
Produced by DAVID DAVIS
Sir Victor Mallet , one of Queen Victoria's many godchildren, served with distinction in the Diplomatic Service until he retired in 1954. His account of life at Court in the later years of Queen Victoria is based on the letters of his mother, Marie Adeane, and on family papers.

Contributors

Unknown:
Queen Victoria Marie Mallet
Unknown:
Sir Victor Mallet.
Produced By:
David Davis
Produced By:
Sir Victor Mallet
Unknown:
Marie Adeane
Marie Mallet:
Celia Johnson
Queen Victoria:
Thea Holme
Bernard Mallet:
Codfrey Kenton
Narrator:
John Richmond

6: The Portugal Lady
Queen Catherine of England
Narrator NEIL FREEMAN
With MARAII STOHL , DAVID MAHLOWE ROY BARRACLOUGH and GEOFFREY WHEELER

Contributors

Narrator:
Neil Freeman
Unknown:
Maraii Stohl
Unknown:
David Mahlowe
Unknown:
Roy Barraclough
Unknown:
Geoffrey Wheeler

A medical magazine introduced by JOAN YORKE
What are human virus infections and why do they seem to be more prevalent than they used to be? What can a housewife do if her skin is allergic to detergents? Can the tablets given to dry up breast milk be harmful ... ? These are some of the questions sent in by listeners which doctors will be answering today.
Produced by THENA HESHEL

Contributors

Introduced By:
Joan Yorke
Produced By:
Thena Heshel

Information and encouragement for women at home whose domestic responsibilities leave time for other work
Presented by CAROLINE NICHOLSON and MICHAEL SMEE
Produced by EVELYN GIBBS and JUDITH BUMPUS

Contributors

Presented By:
Caroline Nicholson
Produced By:
Evelyn Gibbs
Produced By:
Judith Bumpus

I Only Want an Answer
A play by FRED DENGER English version by BASIL ASHMORE starring Edith Evans as Amy Amy is 65. She lives on her own. She works as a charwoman in a food shop. It is her birthday. As a present she wants a lobster for her lunch - and she wants to share it.
Produced by JOHN TYDEMAN

Contributors

Play By:
Fred Denger
Unknown:
Edith Evans
Unknown:
Amy Amy
Produced By:
John Tydeman

A family magazine introduced by STEVE RACE and including: A Lament for Youth: the New Year makes Boa THORPE nostalgic
Don'-do-it-yourself: FRANCES BERTHELSEN talks to some of the people who cater, cook, and cope for you
To beam or not to beam: the panto season reminds MARGARET WILLIAMS of when she was a lady limelighter
' The Golden Salamander DAVID GEARY on some of the unexpected difficulties he had in producing this afternoon's Story Time adventure

Contributors

Introduced By:
Steve Race
Talks:
Frances Berthelsen
Unknown:
Margaret Williams
Unknown:
Salamander David Geary

The Golden Salamander
An 18th-century adventure in eight parts by AUBREY FEIST with Frederick Treves Gretta Gouriet
Clifford Norgate. Ian Dewar 1: The Blys of Muscovy
There have been Blys at Muscovy, that great house in Rye's Church Square, for centuries. Many a tale could be told of their exploits - but none more strange than that remarkable affair of the Golden Salamander.
Produced by DAVID GEARY

Contributors

Unknown:
Aubrey Feist
Unknown:
Frederick Treves
Unknown:
Gretta Gouriet
Unknown:
Clifford Norgate.
Unknown:
Ian Dewar
Produced By:
David Geary
Storyteller:
Charles Simon
Roger Bly:
Frederick Treves
Peregrine Bly:
Ian Dewar
Mrs Bunch:
Hilary Mason
Sheba:
Jane Knowles
Diana Quilter:
Gretta Gouriet
Charles Quilter:
Clifford Norgate
Angelo:
David Spenser

Problems from listeners' letters discussed by RENÉE HOUSTON
TEDDY BEVERLEY, CHARMIAN INNES HILARY BAMFORD
In the chair ANONA WINN
Devised by ANONA WINN and IAN MESSITER
Produced by CHRISTOPHER SERLE

Contributors

Unknown:
Charmian Innes
Unknown:
Hilary Bamford
Produced By:
Christopher Serle

An illustrated portrait of the great
Italian tenor by RICHARD BEBB
Stylistically the aristocrat among Italian dramatic tenors, and the supreme interpreter, as a singer, of Verdi. Martinelli was 83 when he died early in 1969. Richard Bebb. who knew him well.- says: ' He was quite the most remarkable-human being it has been my privilege to know at all well.' Produced by CHARLES LEFEAUX

Contributors

Unknown:
Richard Bebb.
Produced By:
Charles Lefeaux

A personal choice introduced by RICHARD MAYNE
TERRY COLEMAN : The Prophecies of St Malachy and St Culumbkille with commentary by Peter Bander
ANTONY JAY: Theatre of the World by Frances Yates - a study of aspects of the Renaissance piLYS POWELL: The Profound Attachment, a fragment of autobiography by Eileen Hunter ERIC RHODE: Elizabeth Bowen 's most recent novel Eva Trout
PAT WILLIAMS: The Mineral Kingdom by Paul Desautels Produced by ALAN HAYDOCK

Contributors

Introduced By:
Richard Mayne
Introduced By:
Terry Coleman
Commentary By:
Peter Bander
Unknown:
Frances Yates
Unknown:
Eileen Hunter
Unknown:
Elizabeth Bowen
Unknown:
Paul Desautels
Produced By:
Alan Haydock

by JUDITH LISTOWEL Kenya under Jomo Kenyatta 's leadership seemed one of the most stable of the new African nations. But since the assassination of Tom Mboya underlying tribal rivalries have begun to reappear. In the light of the elections of 6 December, Judith Listowel looks at Kenya's prospects,

Contributors

Unknown:
Judith Listowel
Unknown:
Jomo Kenyatta
Unknown:
Tom Mboya
Unknown:
Judith Listowel

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