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A five-part dramatisation of Ellis Peters 's novel. 2: The Inheritance
Narrator Michael Hordern.
Dramatised by Bert Coules
Producer Lissa Evans. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown:
Ellis Peters
Narrator:
Michael Hordern.
Dramatised By:
Bert Coules
Producer:
Lissa Evans.
Brother Cadfael:
Philip Madoc
Sergeant:
Ian Hogg
Richildis Bonel:
Pat Heywood
Prior Robert:
Geoffrey Whitehead
Brother Mark:
Ian Targett
Aldith:
Jane Whittenshaw
Edwy Bellecote:
Stephen Garlick
Edwin Gurney:
Richard Pearce
Meurig:
Kenneth Price

The Hermit and the Lady Fountainsfont Abbey is a romantic ruin and park, owned by Ronald de Gaunt. But his guided tours go awry when his fake hermit becomes love-sick.
Written by Dorothy Osbome.
Director Richard Wortley. Stereo

Contributors

Written By:
Dorothy Osbome.
Director:
Richard Wortley.
Giles:
Dale Rapley
lucy:
Jane Slavin
Ronald:
Timothy Carlton

Conducting may look easy, but there's much more to it than meets the eye. Colin Metters and Brian Wright teach many young conductors, and they talk to Richard Baker about the tricks of the trade.
Producer Michael Emery. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown:
Colin Metters
Unknown:
Brian Wright
Unknown:
Richard Baker
Producer:
Michael Emery.

Paul Vaughan discovers a cornucopia of new words, reviews Paradise News, the latest novel by David Lodge , and reports on the opening night of Waiting for Godot, with Adrian Edmondson and Rik Mayall. Producer Nicki Paxman. Stereo (Revised repeat at 9.30pm)

Contributors

Unknown:
Paul Vaughan
Novel By:
David Lodge
Unknown:
Adrian Edmondson
Unknown:
Rik Mayall.
Producer:
Nicki Paxman.

2: Slaves to the Mushroom
'The floor was awash with suds and stalks and bits of mushroom. The crumbly dark compost smelled of mildew and nothing worse, but Sylvia imagined it was shovelled out from battery houses where chickens were kept in cruel and grotesque captivity. It wasn't unlike this place, she thought.'

from Brook Cricket Club, Surrey, Brianjohnston umpires another test of wit and general knowledge. Captains Tim Rice and Willie Rushton with Stephen Fry and Rachael Heyhoe Flint.
Producer Jon Magnusson. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown:
Tim Rice
Unknown:
Willie Rushton
Unknown:
Stephen Fry
Unknown:
Rachael Heyhoe Flint.
Producer:
Jon Magnusson.

Four programmes in which Michael O'Donnell explores shifting social attitudes through the lives of different families.
3: Pat and Judith met at college and began a friendship which seemed unlikely at the time.
Pat preferred a quiet, independent life-style, Judith was gregarious, and loved children. Thirty years on, they're still together - and bringing up two teenage girls.
Producer Sharon Banoff. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown:
Michael O'Donnell
Producer:
Sharon Banoff.

Six writers talk to
Christopher Bigsby about the novel that has pride of place on their bookshelves. 3: Margaret Atwood and A Jest of God by Margaret Laurence.
Reader Margaret Robertson. Producer John Theocharis. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown:
Christopher Bigsby
Unknown:
Margaret Atwood
Reader:
Margaret Laurence.
Reader:
Margaret Robertson.
Producer:
John Theocharis.

How will blind children and their families be affected by the Children Act? Peter White reports. Producer Thena Heshel
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9.30pm and 10.30

Contributors

Unknown:
Peter White
Producer:
Thena Heshel

Afrikaans
In the first of four programmes on languages, Ray Gosling looks at the origins of 'kitchen Dutch' and discovers whether, in a rapidly changing Republic of South Africa, Afrikaans will survive. With Hildegard Reid (nee Botha), Nizam Hussein , Nhlanhla Maake and Isabel Hofmeyer. Producer Jenny Lo

Contributors

Unknown:
Ray Gosling
Unknown:
Hildegard Reid
Unknown:
Nizam Hussein
Unknown:
Nhlanhla Maake
Unknown:
Isabel Hofmeyer.
Producer:
Jenny Lo

In the fourth of five programmes on the traditional jazz revival in Britain, Alyn Shipton surveys bands and musicians from various areas of the country. Producer Derek Drescher
(First broadcast on Radio 3)

Contributors

Unknown:
Alyn Shipton
Producer:
Derek Drescher

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