Programme Index

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on BBC Radio 4 FM

with Peter Hobday and Chris Lowe.
Including:
6.45 Business News
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Rabbi Lionel Blue.

Contributors

Unknown:
Peter Hobday
Unknown:
Chris Lowe.
Unknown:
Lionel Blue.

Memories of an eccentric childhood by Use, Countess Von Bredow , read by Penelope Wilton.
Final part: The Fair
Adapted by Sandra Willingham and Gareth Gwyn-Jones Director Janet Whitaker

Contributors

Unknown:
Countess Von Bredow
Read By:
Penelope Wilton.
Adapted By:
Sandra Willingham
Adapted By:
Gareth Gwyn-Jones
Director:
Janet Whitaker

Four eminent Victorians are trapped in Woman's s Hour's sinking balloon: Queen Victoria (Edwina Currie ), George Eliot
(A S Byatt), Dr Elizabeth Garrett Anderson (Wendy Savage) and Mrs Beeton (Prue Leith) fight for their place in history. Introduced by Jenni Murray.
Producer Hazel Castell. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown:
Edwina Currie
Unknown:
George Eliot
Unknown:
Dr Elizabeth Garrett Anderson
Unknown:
Mrs Beeton
Introduced By:
Jenni Murray.
Producer:
Hazel Castell.

The Cutteslowe Wall stood dividing a housing estate in Oxford for 25 years. Ten feet high and surmounted by spikes, it was a social as well as a physical divide. Neil Walker and David Clayton report. Producer Nick Clarke

Contributors

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

The Paradise Hotel by Michael Carson.
Read by Irene Sutcliffe and Ann Windsor.
Producer Matthew Walters
Stereo

Contributors

Unknown:
Michael Carson.
Read By:
Irene Sutcliffe
Read By:
Ann Windsor.
Producer:
Matthew Walters

from Christ Church,
Clifton, Bristol. Led by Alison Bogle. King of the Universe; Matthew 14, w 22-33; Psalm 41; Christ Is the World's Light. Director of Music
Berj Topalian. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown:
Alison Bogle.

There Are No
Gentlemen Any More In the first of two programmes, Humphrey Carpenter examines the state of British publishing and finds an industry that has changed out of all recognition.
Producer Nick Utechin

Contributors

Unknown:
Humphrey Carpenter
Producer:
Nick Utechin

Recorded at the Highcliffe Hotel in Bournemouth. Simon Rae introduces your poetry requests, with readers
Barbara Jefford and Anthony Hyde. Producer Susan Roberts. Stereo 0 REQUESTS to: Poetry Please!. BBC. Bristol BS8 2LR

Contributors

Readers:
Barbara Jefford
Readers:
Anthony Hyde.
Producer:
Susan Roberts.

The Scottish team of Colin Bell and Joyce McMillan meet the London-based
Irene Thomas and Eric Korn. Chaired by Gordon Clough and Louis Allen.
Producer Paul Z Jackson. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown:
Joyce McMillan
Unknown:
Irene Thomas
Unknown:
Eric Korn.
Unknown:
Gordon Clough
Unknown:
Louis Allen.
Producer:
Paul Z Jackson.

Presenter Jenni Murray. Do children need to eat their greens?
Suzanne Levy investigates some controversial research about children's diet.
Serial: The Shrimp and the Anemone, Book One of L P Hartley's Eustace and Hilda. The third of 12 parts read by Alan Bennett. Abridged by Ann Rees Jones Editor Sally Feldman

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray.
Unknown:
Suzanne Levy
Read By:
Alan Bennett.
Abridged By:
Ann Rees Jones
Editor:
Sally Feldman

by Alun Richards.
Miss Probert is a fiercely respectable librarian, but retirement threatens to reveal the one guilty secret in her impeccable career.
Director Jane Dauncey. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown:
Alun Richards.
Director:
Jane Dauncey.
Miss Probert:
Rosemary Leach
Capt Probert:
Glyn Houston
Capt Ryan:
Denys Hawthorne
Winifred:
Melanie Walters
Vincent Pulford:
Gerald James
Victor Pulford:
David Garfield
Gail:
Tessa Gearing

A view of three different occupations as seen from the BBC Sound Archives.
2: Farmers
Derek Lomax , self-styled 'Lancashire peasant', digs through the archives in search of a happy farmer. Producer Tessa Watt

Contributors

Unknown:
Derek Lomax
Producer:
Tessa Watt

Natalie Wheen talks to the leading American minimalist composer
Philip Glass; the Royal
Shakespeare Company's production of Romeo and Juliet is reviewed; and a report on the latest performance extravaganza by rock musician Prince. Producer John Goudie
Stereo

Contributors

Talks:
Natalie Wheen
Producer:
John Goudie

The second of four
'alternative futures'.
In the 1951 election
Clement Attlee's Labour
Party won more votes but fewer seats than the Conservatives.
Christopher Andrew asks, 'What if Labour had won?'
Lord Jay and Peter Hennessey re-create the 50s and describe a socialist decade that never was.
Producer Ian Bell

Contributors

Unknown:
Christopher Andrew
Unknown:
Peter Hennessey
Producer:
Ian Bell

From the age of 4, Catherine was brought up by nuns. But it is only now, as Mother Superior, that she starts to attend to echoes of her early life.
In David Zane Mairowitz's play, the sounds from an 'inner courtyard' speak of a different culture and the unification of two different religions.
(Stereo)

Contributors

Writer:
David Zane Mairowitz
Director:
Jeremy Mortimer
Mother Catherine:
Frances Tomelty
Monsieur Lacroix:
Hugh Dickson
Sister Marie-Marthe:
Emma Hewitt
Sister Germaine:
Jane Whittenshaw
Bishop Barbier:
Brett Usher
Cardinal Mornay:
Timothy Bateson
Mother:
Paula Jacobs
Father:
Henry Goodman
[Actor]:
Norman Jones
[Actress]:
Petra Markham

Black Lamb and Grey Falcon by Rebecca West.
The sixth of ten parts read by Diana Rigg.
Adapted by Rosalind Bayley Producer Stuart Griffiths

Contributors

Unknown:
Rebecca West.
Read By:
Diana Rigg.
Adapted By:
Rosalind Bayley
Producer:
Stuart Griffiths

Four programmes in which Joanna Buchan presents a collection of compelling tales first heard on Friday Lives. 2: A Clean Sweep
Producer Simon Elmes. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown:
Joanna Buchan
Producer:
Simon Elmes.

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