Programme Index

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Introduced by John Timpson and Desmond Lynam
Including at 6.50 and 7.50 VHF Regional news and weather; at
6.55 and 7.55 Weather and programme news.
At 7.0 and 8.0 News and more of Today with Sports-desk at 7.27 and 8.27; Today's Papers at 7.35* and 8.35* and Thought for the Day 7.45-7.50. English Regions: see column 5

Contributors

Introduced By:
John Timpson
Introduced By:
Desmond Lynam

Gifted Children - a Bright Future
What is a 'gifted child'? And what is it like, as a parent, to find your child prefers The Times to the Beano? How do we treat the gifted child in society - as a freak or a genius? Barbara Myers reports on the problems and pleasures of being a gifted child.
Producer MARY REDCLIFFE

Contributors

Unknown:
Barbara Myers
Producer:
Mary Redcliffe

Cupid in the Lift by MARTIN ARMSTRONG Read by Jill Balcon
The lift had just left the second floor when a very shocking thing happened. The severe, upright lady suddenly caught the moon-faced gentleman a smart smack on the left cheek....
(Jill Balcon is in 'A Family and a Fortune ' at' the Apollo Theatre, London)

Contributors

Unknown:
Martin Armstrong
Read By:
Jill Balcon
Unknown:
Jill Balcon

The Heathcliff Data by ANNE LEATON with
Jessie Bane feels deeply that American society has ' buried its soul in the grave.' Romance, which the novel Wuthering Heights evokes so vividly for Jessie, has no place. But Heathcliff is as real to her as her psychiatrist.
Producer KAY PATRICK

Contributors

Unknown:
Anne Leaton
Unknown:
Jessie Bane
Producer:
Kay Patrick
Jessie:
Penelope Lee
Psychiatrist:
Don Fellows
Heatheliff:
Geoffrey Collins
Nelly:
Anne Jameson
The Mother:
Mary Griffiths
Howard Flax:
Paul Gaymon

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week:
Marjorie Proops of the Daily Mirror
2.0-2.2 News
Reading your letters.
In and Out of School: PAT CALLAGHAN joins children delivering meals on wheels at Gates-head.
Peace City: a visitor's view of Hiroshima, 30 years after thphnmh
Resonant Rubbish: JOHN BRUNE makes musical instruments from unwanted containers, Sanditon (13)

Contributors

Unknown:
MacGregor Guest
Unknown:
Marjorie Proops
Unknown:
John Brune

End of the Over by MAUREEN DONEGAN jim: I'm going to miss her.
MARIAN: You're going to miss her! How do you think it's going to be for me?
JIM: It's going to be hard. MARIAN: Hard! Yes. jim: Alan's a nice boy,
MARIAN: But they're so young.
Producer DAVID H. GODFREY

Contributors

Unknown:
Maureen Donegan
Producer:
David H. Godfrey
Marian:
Madi Hedd
Jim:
Trader Faulkner
Joe:
Garard Green
Ruth:
Norma Ronald
Alan:
Michael Deacon
Ken:
Clifford Norgate

A traditional part of the English scene, fun-fairs are the oldest form of outdoor entertainment. But who are these travelling showmen who are here today and gone tomorrow? Are they a unique brand of nomads leading carefree lives on the fringe of conventional society? Or a diminishing group of workers clinging to an outmoded way of life?
Brenda Kidman has been behind the sideshows to hear about the good old days and the complications which now threaten the future of travelling fairs.
Producer MARY RED CLIFFE

Contributors

Unknown:
Brenda Kidman
Producer:
Mary Red Cliffe

Fairy Tales and Stories of Hans Andersen translated by ERIK HAUGAARD abridged and read by DAVID DAVIS
The Shadow
You don't recognise me. now that I have a body of my own. You never would have believed you would meet your old shadow again. Things have gone well for me since we parted.

Contributors

Stories Of:
Hans Andersen
Translated By:
Erik Haugaard
Read By:
David Davis

by P.G. Wodehouse
starring Michael Hordern as Jeeves and Richard Briers as Bertie Wooster
Adapted by Chris Miller from the book "The Mating Season"

(Kenneth Fortescue is in "No Sex, Please, We're British" at the Strand Theatre, London)

Contributors

Author:
P.G. Wodehouse
Adapted by:
Chris Miller
Producer:
David Hatch
Jeeves:
Michael Hordern
Bertie Wooster:
Richard Briers
Corky Pirbright:
Jo Kendall
Catsmeat Pirbright:
Kenneth Fortescue
Gussie Fink-Nottle:
David Valla

Charles Causley , holder of the Queen's Medal for Poetry, introduces and reads, with JILL BALCON and GARY WATSON a programme of Ballads and Spells, including:
ANON, Helen of Kirkconnell w. H AUDEN Miss Gee
KATHLEEN RAINE Love Spell
KEATS La Belle Dame sans Merd THOMAS HARDY The Ruined Maid Producer GEORGE MACBETH
Recorded before an invited audience in ihe BBC Concert Hall in London)
(Jill Balcon is in ' A Family and a Fortune ' at the Apollo Theatre, London)

Contributors

Unknown:
Charles Causley
Unknown:
Jill Balcon
Unknown:
Gary Watson
Unknown:
Kathleen Raine
Producer:
George MacBeth
Unknown:
Jill Balcon

The sixth of eight programmes in which John Ebdon introduces a potpourri of recordings taken from the BBC Sound Archives, in which famous literary and artistic people talk about themselves, their work. their inspirations - and each other.
Producer NATALIE WHEEN

Contributors

Introduces:
John Ebdon
Producer:
Natalie Wheen

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This data is drawn from the Radio Times magazine between 1923 and 2009. It shows what was scheduled to be broadcast, meaning it was subject to change and may not be accurate. More