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The sayings of the famous and obscure recalled and celebrated by Canon Don Lewis, Julian Mitchell, Elaine Morgan and Myfanwy Talog
Quotations read by Ronald Fletcher. Devised and presented by Nigel Rees
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Contributors

Presenter/Devised by:
Nigel Rees
Panellist:
Canon Don Lewis
Panellist:
Julian Mitchell
Panellist:
Elaine Morgan
Panellist:
Myfanwy Talog
Reader:
Ronald Fletcher
Producer:
Alan Nixon

With stereotypes in his knapsack and a hipflask full of the spirit of adventure, Christopher Matthew sets out on a fresh collection of travellers' trails. Today, in the first of five programmes, he observes the rich getting quick at the Concorde Lounge, Heathrow.

Contributors

Presenter:
Christopher Matthew

In the first of five programmes in the sequel to Crowdie and Cream, Finlay J. Macdonald continues the story of a growing crofting community in the Hebrides.

As the Depression of the 30s lifted, the tourists and entrepreneurs began to take 'the road to the Isles' in droves. One made a dramatic impression on the new village.
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Contributors

Speaker:
Finlay J. MacDonald

by R.D. Blackmore
Dramatised for radio in five parts by Brian Gear
Narrated by Jack Watson
with Cornelius Garrett as John Ridd

Young John Ridd's schooldays end abruptly one November day in 1673 with the arrival of John Fry bearing a fateful message ...
(For cast see page 101)
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Contributors

Author:
R.D. Blackmore
Dramatised by:
Brian Gear
Narrator:
Jack Watson
John Ridd:
Cornelius Garrett

26 December 1943
A documentary by WENDY LLOYD Narrator Geoffrey Banks Forty years ago, in the icy seas of the convoy route between Britain and the Russian ports of Murmansk and Archangel, the German battle cruiser Scharnhorst was steaming north in search of the enemy. Suddenly, at about
9.30 am, in the darkness of the Arctic winter, she was attacked by a British Naval force. The ensuing battle ended that evening at 7.45 pm. Of the 1,900 officers and men of the Scharnhorst only 36 survived. In this programme some of the British seamen who took part in the action tell the story of what proved to be the last epic sea battle in the history of naval warfare.
Producer ALAN HAYDOCK

Contributors

Narrator:
Wendy Lloyd
Producer:
Alan Haydock

Book by Aubrey Woods
Music and lyrics by Julian Slade
adapted from Arthur Wing Pinero's "Trelawny of the Wells" by Aubrey Woods, George Rowell and Julian Slade

Contributors

Book by:
Aubrey Woods
Music and lyrics:
Julian Slade
Based on the play "Trelawny of the Wells" by:
Arthur Wing Pinero
Adapted by:
Aubrey Woods
Adapted by:
George Rowell
Adapted by:
Julian Slade
Conductor:
John Owen Edwards
Adapted for radio by:
Aubrey Woods
Orchestration:
John Owen Edwards
Orchestration:
Philip Edwards
Vocal Arrangements:
Neil Rhoden
Technical Presentation:
Peter Novis
Technical Presentation:
John Whitehall
Music Producer:
Chris de Souza
Director:
Ian Cotterell
Theatrical:
Folk of the Sadlers Wells Theatre -
Mr James Telfer, manager and leading actor:
Peter Pratt
Mr Ferdinand Gadd, leading juvenile:
Aubrey Woods
Mr Augustus Colpoys, low comedian:
Ronnie Stevens
Mr Tom Wrench, general Utility:
Gary Bond
Mrs Telfer, leading lady:
Dilys Laye
Miss Rose Trelawny, juvenile leading lady:
Ann MacKay
Miss Avonia Bunn, walking parlourmaid:
Jan Waters
Mr Mossip, stage manager:
Peter Tuddenham
Mrs Mossip, wardrobe mistress:
Jane Wenham
Barker, link man:
Wllliam Eedle
Albert, call boy:
Alex Jennings
Of:
the Princes Theatre -
Mr Denzil, character leading man:
Nigel Graham
Miss Brewster, character leading lady:
Hllda Schroder
Mr Palmer, stage manager:
William Eedle
Non-theatrical:
folk -
Vice Chancellor Sir William Gower, Knt:
Nigel Stock
Arthur Gower, his grandson:
Geoffrey Collins
Clara de Foenix, his granddaughter:
Carole Boyd
Miss Trafalgar Gower, Sir William's sister:
Joyce Carey
Captain de Foenix, Clara's husband:
Clive Panto
Charles, Sir William's butler:
Michael Bilton
Mr Ablett, a greengrocer:
Timothy Bateson
Members of both theatrical companies:
James Bryce
Members of both theatrical companies:
Mark Straker.
Members of both theatrical companies:
Jon Strickland
Members of both theatrical companies:
Moir Leslie
Members of both theatrical companies:
Eileen Tully
Members of both theatrical companies:
The BBC Singers

Every year Brian Johnston travels thousand? of miles on his journeys Down Your Way. His memories include two fascinating characters, a man who makes music on the most unlikely objects and another who claims to have averted an invasion of Britain during the last war.
Producer ANTHONY SMITH BBC Bristol

Contributors

Unknown:
Brian Johnston
Producer:
Anthony Smith

In a series of six talks,
Michael Elkins , plots his own course through the history of modern Israel.
1: Sunlight and Shadow
In 1948 Elkins arnved in Israel as the country, after her victory over five Arab states, embarked upon the even more difficult struggle of building the first Jewish state in 2,000 years.
Series producer PADDY OKEEFFE

Contributors

Unknown:
Michael Elkins
Producer:
Paddy Okeeffe

A selection of plays from the series Simenonsmaigret, based on the novels of GEORGES SIMENON with Maurice Denham as Jules Maigret and Michael Gough as Georges Simenon 1: Maigret Goes Home translated by ROBERT RALDICK and adapted for radio by FREDERICK BRADNUM with Brian Haines as Lucas and Sean Barrett as Janvier
Maurice St Fjacre MICHAEL, SPICE Dr Bouchardon...... HECTOR ROSS Jean Metayer .. CLIFFORDNORGATE Gautier ......................CYRIL SHAPS Emile Gautier. ... ANTHONY DANIELS Priest MICHAEL DEACON Directed by CLYN DEARMAN

Contributors

Unknown:
Georges Simenon
Unknown:
Maurice Denham
Unknown:
Jules Maigret
Unknown:
Michael Gough
Unknown:
Georges Simenon
Translated By:
Robert Raldick
Unknown:
Frederick Bradnum
Unknown:
Brian Haines
Unknown:
Sean Barrett
Unknown:
Hector Ross
Unknown:
Jean Metayer
Unknown:
Cliffordnorgate Gautier
Unknown:
Cyril Shaps
Unknown:
Emile Gautier.
Unknown:
Anthony Daniels
Unknown:
Michael Deacon
Directed By:
Clyn Dearman

by Anthony Trollope, adapted by Ray Jenkins
With Timothy Bateson, Alan Bennett, Jenny Seagrove, John Rye, Simon Hewitt and Freddie Jones as Anthony Trollope

A pleasant house, £800 a year, and nothing to do but care for the 12 old men who live in Hiram'e Hospital - is that what the founder of the charity intended for the Warden? The tranquility of Mr Harding's conscience is greatly disturbed by a campaign to restore the full amount of the benefactor's legacy to the elderly residents.

Contributors

Author:
Anthony Thollope
Adapted by:
Ray Jenkins
Cello:
Christopher van Kampen
Director:
Margaret Etall
Anthony Trollope:
Freddie Jones
The Rev Septimus Harding:
Timothy Bateson
Eleanor:
Jenny Seagrove
Archdeacon Grantly:
Alan Bennett
John Bold:
Simon Hewitt
Mary Bold:
Wendy Murray
Susan Grantly:
Rosalind Adams
Tom Towers:
John Rye
Sir Abraham Haphazard:
Anthony Newlands
Chadwick:
Alex Jennings
Cox:
Stuart Organ
Cummins:
Crawford Logan
Bunce:
Peter Tuddenham
Handy:
Nigel Graham
Moody:
James Kerry
Skulpit:
Ronald Herdman
Spriggs:
Jim Reid
Gazy:
Michael Bilton
Crumple:
John Bott
Bell:
Lionel Taylor

The champagne's flat, the girls have gone home and worse, the jolly old Bachelor's Club has shut for the season. What a bore! So those Handsome Cads, Reggie Biffen and Freddie Fortescue-Smythe , cut off down to the country for the festivities.
Derek Beard is Freddie, David Timson is Reggie, accompanied charmingly at the pianoforte by MISS HELEN CRAYFORD
Producer GWYN RICHARDS BBC Birmingham

Contributors

Unknown:
Reggie Biffen
Unknown:
Freddie Fortescue-Smythe
Unknown:
Derek Beard
Unknown:
David Timson

The Poison Belt by SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE abridged in five parts by DONALD BANCROFT
Read by Peter Pacey (1) Producer MAURICE LEITCH

Contributors

Unknown:
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Unknown:
Donald Bancroft
Read By:
Peter Pacey
Producer:
Maurice Leitch

Highlights of the Ambridge Christmas Revue of 1982 recorded in the Village Hall with Charles Collingwood , Bob Arnold , Sara Coward , Kathryn Hurlbutt , Arnold Peters , Graham Roberts , Haydn Jones and Trevor Harrison with TOM STEER
Written by DIANE CULVERUHOUSE Producer PETER WINDOWS
Directed by WILLIAM SMETHURST BBC Birmingham (Rev rpt)

Contributors

Unknown:
Charles Collingwood
Unknown:
Bob Arnold
Unknown:
Sara Coward
Unknown:
Kathryn Hurlbutt
Unknown:
Arnold Peters
Unknown:
Graham Roberts
Unknown:
Haydn Jones
Unknown:
Trevor Harrison
Unknown:
Tom Steer
Written By:
Diane Culveruhouse
Producer:
Peter Windows
Directed By:
William Smethurst

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