Music and diversion with Charles Colvile
including at 6.55 Weather
7.0 News summary
Presenters John Timpson and Michael Stewart including the result of the Man of the Year and the Woman of the Year Contest
7.30 News summary
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.0 Today's News
Read by DAVID HITCHlNSON
Slogans, catchphrases, cliche*, and sayings of every kind examined by Celia Haddon , Ludovic Kennedy , Dr John RaeandColinWelland Quotations read by RONALD FLETCHER
Devised and presented by Nigel Rees (Repeal)
Regional Variations (2)
Today the lore of legendary liners takes
Christopher Matthew to Liverpool to find only a forlorn ferry for Belfast.
Flnlay J. Macdoaald continues the story of a boyhood in the Hebrides u the Second World War approaches. 3: Taking the High Road and Tying Look Ends
Before leaving the village for High School, the young Finlay has to tie up fragments of the past; and finds a partner for Old Hector.
The Surprise by NANCV DALLAM SINKLER
Read by Errol MacKinnon
3: The Message of the Christ Child.. A celebration in words and music for the week of Christmas.
by R D BLACKMORE
3 Having given her his nng by way of a declaration of undying love, John Ridd must bide his time before seizing the right moment to claim Lorna from the Doones.... (Repeal)
(For cast see page 101)
The true story of 8 mysterious midsummer manhunt
August Bank Holiday, 1927. An ordinary little man in a trilby hat paces the promenade atGreatYarmouth.His picture is in the paper, his iameonhandbillsallover town: there is a reward on his head. The wanted man is Mr Lobby Lud.
Miles Kington tells the story of the sensational newspaper
.tunt which for yean turned the nation into seaside sleuths. Featuring the original Mr Lobby Lud W. T. Chinn Producer SIMON ELMES
More repeat repetitions, hesitations and deviations featuring Kenneth Williams with Nicholas Parsons in the Chair
Devised by IAN MESSITER
Presenter Gordon Clougb with voices and topics in and behind the headlines
by the Liberal Party
Twins have a place in literature and legend. There are myths surrounding the birth of twins in this country and in primitive societies. Jocelyn Ryder-Smith investigates the fact and the fiction and talks to doctors, parents and twins themselves about this special relationship. Producer ANN TENNANT BBC Birmingham (Repeal)
Experiences of friends and neighbours in a Moscow apartment house recalled by Bill Campbell , alias Villi the Clown.
As a boy of 16 he went to live in Leningrad, and stayed for 46 years in the Soviet Union. He worked in factories, discovered his vocation as an entertainer. experienced the War, the Stalin purges and the Cold War. In 1977 he returned to Britain and won a Pye and Society of Authors award for a radio talk about one of his adventures.
In the second of four programmes, he reveals more
Russian ways of circumventing bureaucracy.
2: Everything in the Garden
by Sarah Maxwell
with Miriam Margolyes as Cindy, Blain Fairman as Leroy Prince, Harry Towb as Hymie 'King' Kaplan, Norma Ronald as Queenie Kaplan, Helen Horton as Mama Pearl, Peter Marinker as Marvin Dandoni, Peter Whitman as Zep, the bellboy, Sarah Maxwell as Sadie Solomons, Girdler of the Stan
Hymie 'King' Kaplan and his wife Queenie live in a large run-down house in Brooklyn - a house with a ballroom. Their 35 year old unmarried nephew, Leroy Prince, lives with them. So, why not give a ball, invite as many heiresses as possible, marry Leroy off to one of them and so save the family fortunes? In a luxury hotel suite sits Cindy, the ugly duckling of the Pearl family...
RICHARD HOLMES (piano) PAT HALUNG (violin)
Directed by GLYN DEARMAN
(Harry Towb is in 'Little Shop of Horrors' at the Comedy Theatre, London)
Brian Johnston recalls some of the people he has met on his journeys Down Your Way including the lady who started theNationalFoalingBankand the Wag from Widecombe.
The Wind in the Willows (6)
with Robert Williams
In a series of six talks
Michael Elkins , who has lived in Israel since 1948 and was BBC Correspondent there for 17 years, plots his own course through the history of modem Israel.
3: War and the New Society In 1966, after less than ten years of existence, Israel is involvedinthesecondofher wars with the Arabs, this time in an uneasy partnership with BritainandFrance-and Elkins begins his career as a journalist.
with cuve ROSLIN
Half-an-hour of reporta from the BBC newsmen around the world.
A selection of plays from the series
Simenon's Maigret, based on the novels of GEORGES SIMENON 3: Maigret in Society translated by ROBERT EGLESFIELD and adapted for radio by EDWARD BRUCE
(Repeated: Thurs 1.40 pm)
From the St James's Club in the heart of sophisticated
London, three famous sporting personalities—Peter de Savary; award-winning columnist Hugh McIlvanney ; and Robin Marlar , former Captain of Sussex County Cricket Club, meet for dinner-and discussion-of sporting memories of 1983. Producerrobhastib
Hay Fever by NOEL COWARD with Peggy Ashcroft as Judith Bliss Tony Britton as David Bliss Millicent Martin as Myra Arundel Julia Foster as Jackie Coryton and Maurice Denham as Richard Greatham
'I wanted a nice restful weekend ... and now the house is going to be full of discord - not enough food, everyone fighting for the bath - perfect agony! I wish 1 were dead!' "This is going to be the blackest Saturday-till-Monday we've ever spent!’
Directed by GUY VAESEN
Shirley MacLaine does not like tolookback.Shepreferslive performance to films, she won't look at her past successes and she's always working on the next project.
Michael Billington talked to her about dancing, writing, her contact with the audience and the future.
Producer RICHARD BANNERMAN
John Morgan reporting and voicesandopinionsfrom around the world
The great Spanish tenor
Placido Domingo has already. at 42, given twice as many performances as Callas, recorded 50 complete operas and developed subsidiary careers as film star. pop singer and orchestral conductor. He iscurrentlyconductingDie
Fledermaus at Covent Garden.
Earlier this year in Spain
Daniel Snowman invited
Domingo to reflect upon his career so far, his repertoire and recordings, his attitudes towards film and video, and uponthewiderworldofmusic. In the first of two programmes, Domingo talks about some of his major roles and how he approaches them.
Producer DANIEL SNOWMAN
The Poison Belt (3)
Radio 4's international business report; market trends
The Weird Dimension starring Christopher Barrie , Nick Maloney and Nick Wilton This week 150 years of RADIO TIMES - as tribute to the professionalism all make this magazine dedication and attention to detail which is so popular.
Written by ROB GRANT and DOUG NAYLOR
Music by PETER BREWIS
Producer ALAN NIXON