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Presented by Brian Redhead and Peter Hobday
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With BOB FINIGAN
7.0,8.0 Today's News
Read by PETER DONALDSON
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
With CHARLES COLVILE
7.45* Thought for the Day

Contributors

Presented By:
Brian Redhead
Presented By:
Peter Hobday
Unknown:
Bob Finigan
Read By:
Peter Donaldson

Having been a singer, newspaper editor, civil rights campaigner, Maya Angelou is now a university professor and a successful black woman writer. In this interview with Dr Anthony Clare , she talks about her attitudes to sex, race, religion and being an American. Researcher JENNY RIVAROLA Producer MICHAEL EMBER (R)

Contributors

Unknown:
Maya Angelou
Unknown:
Dr Anthony Clare
Unknown:
Jenny Rivarola
Producer:
Michael Ember

Phil Smith explores the remoter reaches of the North Yorkshire Pennines to look at life from the viewpoint of people who live and work there.
4: Elegy in a Country Signalbox Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester (R)

Contributors

Unknown:
Phil Smith

Double Divan by V. S. PRITCHETT
Read by George Parsons
Two men are carrying a double bed through the street.
Searching his memory for the address they are heading for, one of the men reveals a very fraught situation involving two sisters.
Producer BARBARA CROWTHER

Contributors

Read By:
George Parsons
Producer:
Barbara Crowther

Canals and ornamental lakes are nothing new and Chinese pagodas, three-headed snake fountains and ruined abbeys have all been used to enhance some of Britain's great gardens. Hannah Gordon takes the plunge in this week's programme - a plunge into 300 years oftheuseofwaterasa feature in the garden. Producer JOHN BELL

Contributors

Unknown:
Hannah Gordon
Producer:
John Bell

Patricia Carroll introduces and plays music from her Victorian collection of pieces composed by famous pianists of the day. This week: Charles Mayer
Producer ANDREW MUSSETT. Stereo

Contributors

Introduces:
Patricia Carroll
Unknown:
Charles Mayer
Producer:
Andrew Mussett.

by JOSEPH CONRAD dramatised for radio in six episodes by KEITH DARVILL
Episode 5
Although Jim is surrounded by threat, he believes his fate to be in his own hands and that he is master of it. However, although he is jealously guarded and loved, the things that make him master are making him a captive too.
Directed by GRAHAM GAULD
Stereo

Contributors

Unknown:
Joseph Conrad
Directed By:
Graham Gauld
Jim:
Simon Treves
Marlow:
David March
Jewel:
Moir Leslie
Cornelius:
Sean Barrett
Gentleman Brown:
Henry Stamper
Dain Waris:
Robin Summers
Doramin:
Davld Sinclair
Stein:
Ronald Herdman
Tamb 'Itam:
Christopher Douglas
Pirate:
Shaun Prendergast
Yank pirate:
Bernard Brown

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week: the Scottish writer Jessie Kesson , acclaimed for her novel The White Bird Passes and her film Another Time, Another Place. Serial: In a Beautiful Pea-Green Boat (2)

Contributors

Unknown:
Jessie Kesson

by John Wainwright
In the interview room of a local police station Constable Roberts is being questioned by his superiors. The interrogation always comes back to the same issue: race.
(R)

Contributors

Writer:
John Wainwkkiht
Directed by:
Michael Heffernan
Constable Roberts:
Peter Woodthorpe
Inspector Palmer:
George A. Cooper
Sergeant Adams:
Christopher Fairbank

Poems selected by the poet and novelist John Wain Readers DIANA BISHOP
GEOFFREY COLLINS
Producer ALEC REID (R)

Contributors

Unknown:
John Wain
Unknown:
Readers Diana Bishop
Unknown:
Geoffrey Collins
Producer:
Alec Reid

In the last of six programmes Derek Parker talks to actress Janet Suzman about
Paul Scott 's Staying On Reader GARARD GREEN
Producer DENNIS SIMMONS (R)

Contributors

Talks:
Derek Parker
Unknown:
Janet Suzman
Unknown:
Paul Scott
Producer:
Dennis Simmons

John Amis and Frank Muir challenge
Ian Wallace and Denis Norden In the Chair Steve Race
Questions compiled by STEVE RACE Programme devised by TONY SHRYANE and EDWARD J. MASON Producer PETE ATKIN
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 12.27 pm) Stereo

Contributors

Unknown:
John Amis
Unknown:
Frank Muir
Unknown:
Ian Wallace
Unknown:
Denis Norden
Unknown:
Tony Shryane
Unknown:
Edward J. Mason
Producer:
Pete Atkin

In the first of three walks around various parts of Britain. Mike is joined by Christopher Somerville , author of Walking Old Railways. Together they follow a disused railway line from Sudbury to Long Melford in Suffolk which has been converted into a footpath. Producer JUDE HOWELLS (R)

Contributors

Unknown:
Christopher Somerville

by CAROLINE RAPHAEL
At the end of the 30s, with six Broadway hits behind him, playwright Clifford Odets moved from New York to
Hollywood, where his original promise was never quite fulfilled.
Kerry Shale plays Odets
Producer EU THOMASON. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown:
Caroline Raphael
Unknown:
Clifford Odets
Harold Clurman:
Mark Wing-Davey
Lillian Hellman:
Lolli Susi
Lee Strasberg:
Andy Lucas

Tom Salmon continues his journey around the Cornish coast. He's on board when the Padstow Lifeboat is launched, he finds out about gig racing in the holiday resort of Newquay, about the artists of St Ives and he goes under the sea at the Geevor tin mine at St Just. Producer ANTHONY SMITH
BBC Bristol (Re-broadcast tomorrow at 11.0am) Stereo

Contributors

Producer:
Anthony Smith

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