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The sky's the limit as Neil Walker and David Clayton link up with BBC Local Radio stations, and take a look at Britain's smaller airlines. Fly Me, Try Me
One airline takes off from a pebble beach in the Western Isles and offers the shortest scheduled flight in the country " .just two minutes.
Despite the enthusiasm of the entrepreneur, why has air travel within Britain never really taken off?

Contributors

Unknown:
Neil Walker
Unknown:
David Clayton

from Whitton Baptist Church, Whitton, Twickenham led by The Rev Martin E. Smith Hymns: Christ triumphant (Mission Praise 28); Eternal ruler of the ceaseless round (Baptist Hymn Book 358);
Majesty (MP 151); Let there be love (mp 137); There is a redeemer (Songs of Fellowship III 499); One there is, above all others (BHB 214); Make me a channel of your peace (mp 153) Readings: Psalm 15; Matthew 7, w 1-5
Conductor IAN MCFARLANE Organist MARGARET MOSS

Contributors

Unknown:
Martin E. Smith
Conductor:
Ian McFarlane
Organist:
Margaret Moss

The Great Cathedrals of Britain In the Middle Ages Christianity filled people's lives and churches were the most important buildings in any community. They glorified not only God, but man, offering protection for all, ecclesiastical as well as lay, rich and poor.
Outstanding among churches are the cathedrals with their glorious sculpture, jewelled windows and magnificent architecture.
In a series of six programmes, Malcolm Billings and Tim Tatton-Brown tell the story of the development of British cathedrals from the arrival of St Augustine in 597 until the Reformation.
1: Early Fragments
Producer JOHN KNIGHT. BBC Bristol

Contributors

Unknown:
Malcolm Billings
Unknown:
Tim Tatton-Brown
Producer:
John Knight.

Leonard Barras reads two more of his fairly likely stories:
Worms Have Eaten Them and Quite Unlike a Singing Bird. 'It was Uncle Hal's hot contention that there was no ghost in the greengrocer's shop, and if there was it wasn't
Mrs Finnigan 's, and if it was Mrs Finnigan 's it would be a pretty substantial phantom, because in life she had weighed 17 stones.'
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester

Contributors

Unknown:
Leonard Barras
Unknown:
Mrs Finnigan
Unknown:
Mrs Finnigan

A series of eight programmes. Rummaging through an assortment of contemporary documents, Jeremy Siepmann takes an occasionally jaundiced look at the history of conducting and finds that all is not as it seems.
1: A Dream Come Truein which Bach hurls his wig, Handel throws a woman (or tries to), and Lully dispatches himself to his Maker, and all in the name of art.
Readers JOHN WESTBROOK and HUGH DICKSON
Producer RAY ABBOTT Stereo (R) revised

Contributors

Unknown:
Jeremy Siepmann
Readers:
John Westbrook
Readers:
Hugh Dickson
Producer:
Ray Abbott

Jenni Mills traces critical periods in family life and talks to families about how they weathered the crisis.
3: 'The very first I knew was early one morning the police came hammering on the front door.'
In 1979 Sue's husband, Steve, was arrested for receiving stolen property. He was sentenced to five years. Producer SARAH ROWLANDS BBC Pebble Mill

Contributors

Unknown:
Jenni Mills
Producer:
Sarah Rowlands

Chris Bonington has been one of the world's leading mountaineers for a quarter of a century.
While climbing a rock face a few miles from his home in the Lake District, he reflects on his years among some of the world's 's highest and most treacherous peaks and recalls what it meant to him to actually stand on the summit of Everest.

Contributors

Unknown:
Chris Bonington

Dame Edith Sitwell is remembered as much for her flamboyant eccentricity of manner and dress as for the technical virtuosity of her poetry. Drawing on the poet's letters and on recordings in the BBC's Sound Archives, her biographer
Victoria Glendinning reviews the memory of this English gentlewoman who was showered with honour, praise, and bitter criticism in her day. Producer ANNE HOWELLS (R)

Contributors

Unknown:
Dame Edith Sitwell
Unknown:
Victoria Glendinning
Producer:
Anne Howells

Words and music for Sunday night
Beyond the Sacred Page Myrtle Langley explores familiar episodes in St Luke's Gospel in the light of present experience.
3: One Thing Is Needful
A tale of two sisters. It's a question of the woman's place. Readers JENNY HOWE and ALAN SYKES
Producer NORMAN WINTER BBC Manchester. Stereo

Contributors

Readers:
Jenny Howe
Readers:
Alan Sykes

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