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Jeremy Nicholas presents a kaleidoscopic impression of the highways, and some of the byways, where Latin still flourishes.
Featuring Martin Jarvis as Nigel Molesworth.
Producer Ian Gardhouse. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown:
Jeremy Nicholas
Unknown:
Martin Jarvis
Unknown:
Nigel Molesworth.
Producer:
Ian Gardhouse.

Geoff Watts visits
Liverpool - one of several cities across the world taking part in a pioneering project to make the urban environment a healthier and happier one.
Producer Alison Richards

Contributors

Unknown:
Geoff Watts
Producer:
Alison Richards

Written by Shelagh Stephenson Director Tracey Neale. Stereo

Contributors

Written By:
Shelagh Stephenson
Director:
Tracey Neale.
JJ:
Adjoa Andoh
Suzi:
Hetty Baynes
Trevor:
Norman Beaton
Zena:
Maria Charles
Sally:
Avril Clark
Mireille:
Tara Dominick
Alex:
Kate Duchene
Mike:
Scott Farrell
Cliff:
Jeffrey Gear
Toby:
Christopher Godwin
Charles:
Michael N Harbour
Julia:
Beverley Hills
Hugh:
James MacPherson
Rose:
Carmen Munroe
Colin:
Ben Onwukwe
Neville:
David Richard-Fox
FrBrabourne:
Philip Sully

with Nigel Rees.
This week's guests: Glenda Jackson , Dan Jacobson , Peter Jones and Alan Plater.
Reader Ronald Fletcher. Producer Armando lannucci Stereo

Contributors

Unknown:
Nigel Rees.
Unknown:
Glenda Jackson
Unknown:
Dan Jacobson
Unknown:
Peter Jones
Reader:
Alan Plater.
Reader:
Ronald Fletcher.

Jenni Murray talks to women who are going to go far in 1991 and predicts the trends and styles of the coming year. Short story:
Goodness and Mercy by Alice Munro. Read by Margaret Robinson. Abridged by Meg Clarke

Contributors

Talks:
Jenni Murray
Unknown:
Alice Munro.
Read By:
Margaret Robinson.
Abridged By:
Meg Clarke

The Bluer Sea A comedy by Amanda Swift.
When Betty and May arrive on board the liner 'Song of Hawaii', equipped only with plimsolls, a rebellious nature and an obsession with Angela Rippon , their horizons open up in the most unexpected way.
Director Paul Schlesinger. Stereo

Contributors

Comedy By:
Amanda Swift.
Unknown:
Angela Rippon
Director:
Paul Schlesinger.
Betty:
Elizabeth Spriggs
May:
Liz Smith
Lucy:
Emma Gregory
Sister:
Liz Kelly
Odette:
Danielle Allan
Delores:
Jane Whittenshaw
Red:
Danny Schiller
Gregory:
Vincent Brimble
Captain:
Timothy Carlton

People are becoming more fitness conscious, but where does the exercise finish and gimmick start? Reporters
David Clayton and Neil Walker try aquaerobics, cardiofunk and martial moves.
Producer Nick Clarke

Contributors

Unknown:
David Clayton
Unknown:
Neil Walker
Producer:
Nick Clarke

Michael Billington talks to Vanessa and Lynn Redgrave , who are currently appearing in the West End production of Chekhov's play, Three Sisters.
Producer Anthony Denselow Stereo (R)

Contributors

Talks:
Michael Billington
Talks:
Lynn Redgrave
Producer:
Anthony Denselow

A musical panel game. John Amis and Frank Muir challenge Ian Wallace and Denis Norden.
In the chair Steve Race.
Producer Richard Edis. Stereo (R)

Contributors

Unknown:
John Amis
Unknown:
Frank Muir
Unknown:
Ian Wallace
Unknown:
Denis Norden.
Unknown:
Steve Race.
Producer:
Richard Edis.

The Woman and the Writer
Anna Vaux presents a view of the woman described by A Alvarez as 'one of the finest English writers of this century'. With Diana Athill, Carole Angier , Diana and George Melly , Francis Wyndham , A Alvarez, and extracts from her work read by Anna Massey.
Producer Susan Roberts. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown:
Anna Vaux
Unknown:
Carole Angier
Unknown:
George Melly
Unknown:
Francis Wyndham
Read By:
Anna Massey.
Producer:
Susan Roberts.

A far from everyday story of country folk.
Gillian Reynolds reflects on the magic moments and the behind-the-scenes machinations of the world's longest running radio serial - The Archers.
Producer Ian Bell t FEATURE: page 18

Contributors

Unknown:
Gillian Reynolds
Producer:
Ian Bell

John Hull discusses his personal account of becoming blind, Touching the Rock, with Tony Barringer and Hannah Wright , who have also lost their sight. Presented by Peter White.
Producer Thena Heshel
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Contributors

Unknown:
John Hull
Unknown:
Tony Barringer
Unknown:
Hannah Wright
Presented By:
Peter White.
Producer:
Thena Heshel

Six programmes in which Rosemary Hartill explores the relationship between God and the poets.
1: Medieval England: The Quest
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Read by Nigel Forde and Ronald Waldron.
Producer Amanda Hancox Stereo (R)

Contributors

Unknown:
Rosemary Hartill
Read By:
Nigel Forde
Read By:
Ronald Waldron.
Producer:
Amanda Hancox

Liz Lochhead , Norman MacCaig ,
Catriona Montgomery and William Neill present a personal selection of their poetry for Ne'erday. Presented by Joy Hendry.
Producer Michael Shaw

Contributors

Unknown:
Liz Lochhead
Unknown:
Norman MacCaig
Unknown:
Catriona Montgomery
Unknown:
William Neill
Presented By:
Joy Hendry.
Producer:
Michael Shaw

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This data is drawn from the Radio Times magazine between 1923 and 2009. It shows what was scheduled to be broadcast, meaning it was subject to change and may not be accurate. More