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Presenter Brian Redhead With LIBBY PURVES
6.45. Prayer for the Day THE REV RICHARD HARRIES
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by BRIAN PERKINS
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45' Thought for the Day

Contributors

Presenter:
Brian Redhead
Presenter:
With Libby Purves
Unknown:
Richard Harries
Read By:
Brian Perkins

Unload your query on to Neil Landor and let the BBC Reference Library and other experts find the answer for you.
Producer BARBARA CROWTHER Questions, on a postcard, to: Enquire Within, BBC, London WlA 4WW long wave only

Contributors

Unknown:
Neil Landor
Producer:
Barbara Crowther

Portraits of five women writers - some respected, others ridiculed - all prolific, immensely popular and legends in their own lifetimes.
4: Elinor Glyn (1864-1943) with ' She lay on the Tiger Skin. Between her lips a rose not redder than they.'
Elinor Glyn's novel Three Weeks created a sensation when it was published in 1907, and was considered to be 'emphatically not pour les jeunes filles '. The most daring novelist of the Edwardian period, she was every bit as notorious as her most notorious heroine.
Directed by GERRY JONES long wave only
(Gwen Watford is now in I Bodies at the Ambassadors Theatre, London)

Contributors

Directed By:
Gerry Jones
Elinor Glyn:
Gwen Watford
Narrator:
John Pullen
Sir Cecil Beaton/Govern or of Nevada/Male reader/Bioscope voice:
John Church
The Lady/Female reader/ Haughty woman:
Penelope Lee
Anthony Glyn/Paul/The onlooker voice:
Nigel Lambert
Mark Twain:
Leonard Fenton
Sam Goldwyn/Millionaire/Daily Telegraph voice:
Lee Harrington

Introduced from Birmingham by Maureen Staffer
A Young Red Devil in the Chinese Liberation Army: ESTHER SAMPSON , brought up in Staffordshire, recalls the remarkable days of 1949 when, as a teenager, she marched with the troops of Mao Tse tung.
A Little Bit of Old England: MARGARET HORSFIELD visits Victoria, British Columbia, where residents take cream tea in the afternoon, By Union Jacks in their gardens, and take pride in being ' more English than the English.' What Colour is Februaryf: do you associate names, letters, or numbers with colours? HELEN LLOYD investigates an intriguing area of psychology. BBC Birmingham
The Lost Stradivarius by JOHN MEADE FALKNER abridged in eight parts by ELIZABETH BRADBURY Mr Gaskell 's Note Read by JOHN WESTBROOK (8)
(Music: Prokofiev's First Violin Concerto) long wave only

Contributors

Unknown:
Maureen Staffer
Unknown:
Esther Sampson
Unknown:
Mao Tse
Unknown:
Margaret Horsfield
Unknown:
Helen Lloyd
Unknown:
John Meade Falkner
Unknown:
Elizabeth Bradbury
Unknown:
Mr Gaskell
Read By:
John Westbrook

Story: Abigail's Blue Monster by MOIRA MILLER Presenters
ALISON MCMORLAND and GARY TAYLOR
Written by MOIRA MILLER Producer DAVID BELL

Contributors

Unknown:
Moira Miller
Presenters:
Alison McMorland
Unknown:
Gary Taylor
Written By:
Moira Miller
Producer:
David Bell

by IVAN TURGENEV translated and dramatised by JOAN O'CONNOR with Simon Cadell Rosalind Ayres John Carson and Hugh Dickson
Vladimir was only 16 when he first fell in love, but the memory of that love stayed with him all his life. He was teased, he was encouraged, and he was used with a ruthlessness which he couldn't begin to understand.
Music for guitar arranged and played by ERIC HILL JOHN FRASER (piano)
Technical presentation by DAVID GREENWOOD
Directed by JANE MORGAN

Contributors

Dramatised By:
Joan O'Connor
Unknown:
Simon Cadell
Unknown:
Rosalind Ayres
Unknown:
John Carson
Unknown:
Hugh Dickson
Played By:
Eric Hill
Piano:
John Fraser
Presentation By:
David Greenwood
Directed By:
Jane Morgan
Vladimir Voldemar:
Simon Cadell
Maria Voldemar:
Penelope Lee
Piotr Voldemar:
Hugh Dickson
Fyodor:
Alan Mason
Vonifaty:
John Boit
Princess Zasyekina:
Antonia Pemberton
Zinaida:
Rosalind Ayres
Bielovzorov:
Brian Carroll
Philipp:
William Nighy
Count Malievsky:
Michael Cochrane
Dr Lushin:
John Carson
Captain Nirmatsky:
Michael McStay
Maidanov:
Philip Sully

The Tree by JULIET DEANE Read by Ysanne Churchman
' Her sister was looking out at the old tree, it's massive branches spreading wide and comforting. No one would ever guess it was worn out and dangerous.' Producer JANE MARSHALL BBC Birmingham

Contributors

Unknown:
Juliet Deane
Read By:
Ysanne Churchman
Producer:
Jane Marshall

Richard Hudson-Evans brings you stories behind the scenes in the world of travel and transport. Producer GEOFF DOBSON Editor ROGER MACDONALD

Contributors

Unknown:
Richard Hudson-Evans
Producer:
Geoff Dobson
Editor:
Roger MacDonald

Lord Thomson of Monifieth The Bishop of Winchester William Douglas Home and Gloria Hooper, mep tackle the issues raised by the audience at the Theatre Royal, Winchester. Chairman
David Jacobs
Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol

Contributors

Unknown:
David Jacobs
Producer:
Carole Stone

Regional Variations (2)

Letter from America by Alistair Cooke

Carter's ultimatum under fire

Duration: 14 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

President Carter's Olympic boycott threat over Soviet invasion comes under fire. Show more

An irreverently critical look back at the week's news with Bill Wallis David Tate
Sheila Steafel David Jason and the DAVID FIRMAN TRIO Written by GUY JENKIN , JOHN LANGDON JEREMY BROWNE , ANDY WILSON RICHARD QUICK and BRIAN BETHELL
Producer JIMMY MULVILLE

Contributors

Unknown:
Bill Wallis
Unknown:
David Tate
Unknown:
Sheila Steafel
Unknown:
David Jason
Written By:
Guy Jenkin
Written By:
John Langdon
Written By:
Jeremy Browne
Written By:
Andy Wilson
Written By:
Richard Quick
Written By:
Brian Bethell
Producer:
Jimmy Mulville

A series of plays for late-night listening.
The Man Who Invented Yesterday by JAMES FOLLETT
Like so many scientists before him. Sir Max is delighted when his experiments come to fruition. His most recent, however, takes him slightly by surprise.
Directed by CHRISTOPHER VENNING

Contributors

Unknown:
James Follett
Directed By:
Christopher Venning
Sir Max Flinders:
Alan Rowe
Jerry:
Graham Faulkner
Sally:
Jenny Twigge

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