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What do the English do in their back gardens? What can you see from a suburban train? And why this passion for a plot of land, even in the shade of a prison house?
A journey round the 'estate' with 12 gardeners and a visitor.
Researched and compiled by SYLVIA COLLEY
Additional research by CATHERINE COLLEY
Producer PIERS PLOWRIGHT Stereo

Contributors

Unknown:
Sylvia Colley
Unknown:
Catherine Colley
Producer:
Piers Plowright

... in which we hear of the airline pilot who never wore trousers, and of passengers greeted by men who wore nothing but Coca-Cola bottle-tops. All this and more when Christopher South talks with three grand old men of Imperial Airways: Chopper Hatchett, Howard Fry and Hilary Watson.
Producer LES WOODLAND
BBC Manchester. Stereo (R)

Contributors

Unknown:
Howard Fry
Unknown:
Hilary Watson.

Alannah Martin talks to Sir Yehudi Menuhin and to some of the outstanding young musicians who had their first breaks through his organisation, Live Music Now!
Serial: Memento Mori (12) by MURIEL SPARK abridged in 12 episodes by DOREEN ESTALL
Read by Irene Sutcliffe Producer PAT MCLOUGHLIN
(Music: Stravinsky's Concerto in D for Strings)

Contributors

Talks:
Alannah Martin
Unknown:
Sir Yehudi Menuhin
Read By:
Irene Sutcliffe
Producer:
Pat McLoughlin

Apple Blossom Afternoon by DAVE SHEASBY.
Ted's down at the betting shop, just like every
Saturday. But this one's a bit special: it's his 55th birthday. This particular anniversary isn't like any before, so he indulges in a dream bet, an accumulator....
Directed by TONY CUFF
BBC Manchester (R) Stereo
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Contributors

Unknown:
Dave Sheasby.
Directed By:
Tony Cuff
Ted:
Malcolm Hebden
Jane:
Marlene Sidaway
Dave:
Ray Ashcroft
Wesley:
Louis Emerick
Povey:
Colin Meredith
Billy:
Philip Whitchurch
Tannoy:
Christine Cox

Music for Love
Every night in Garibaldi Square in Mexico City dozens of men bring their girls to be serenaded by a mariachi band. Natalie Wheen investigates the history of folk music in Mexico, from original
Aztec instruments to the modern nightclub.
Producer JOHN BOUNDY Stereo

Contributors

Unknown:
Natalie Wheen
Producer:
John Boundy

adapted by LYNN TEN KATE from the Diary of Thomas Dallam. With
In 1598 Queen Elizabeth I sent Thomas Dallam to
Constantinople to deliver an organ to the Grand Sultan which Dallam himself had built. It was a magnificent instrument, but to the Sultan, it was a splendid mechanical toy. Dallam kept a journal of his exotic adventure. With MARTIN RENSHAW (organ restorer) and SHEILA LAWRENCE (organ and virginals).
Producer JOHN THEOCHARIS Stereo (R)

Contributors

Adapted By:
Lynn Ten
Unknown:
Thomas Dallam.
Unknown:
Thomas Dallam
Unknown:
Sheila Lawrence
Dallam:
Paul Copley

Hannah's Story
Last October 7-year-old Hannah Rogers was awarded E625,000 in compensation for brain damage suffered at birth as a result of medical negligence.
Barbara Myers asks why Hannah was awarded a headline-grabbing amount, and why the case took so long to settle. Producer
MARJORIE LOFTHOUSE BBC Pebble Mill

Contributors

Unknown:
Hannah Rogers
Unknown:
Barbara Myers
Unknown:
Marjorie Lofthouse

The battle of the sexes is vividly pictured in the new film Women on the Verge of a Nervous
Breakdown; the newly-titled English National
Ballet dances Napoli; and composer Steve Reich jumps on Different Trains. Presenter Nigel Andrews Producer MIKE GREENWOOD Stereo (Revised repeat on Thursday at 4.35pm)

Contributors

Unknown:
Steve Reich
Presenter:
Nigel Andrews
Producer:
Mike Greenwood

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