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Malawi One Bands on the Run Andy Kershaw travels to Malawi, the little-known former British colony where Dr Hastings Banda , now in his 90s, still rules with a Homburg hat and fly whisk. Rich in music and known as "Africa's warm heart", the panhandling and wayward life of its impoverished musicians brings to mind America's Deep South. Producer Noah Richler

Contributors

Unknown:
Andy Kershaw
Unknown:
Dr Hastings Banda
Producer:
Noah Richler

Jenni Murray meets the Shakespearean actress
Clare Higgins who is about to take on the role of Cleopatra. Serial:
A House in Flanders by Michael Jenkins.
Read in 11 episodes by David McAlister.
In 1951, when
Michael Jenkins was a 14-year-old schoolboy, he stayed in Flanders with a family of elderly aunts....
Music: Poulenc's Les Chemins de "Amour
Abridged by Janet Hickson

Contributors

Unknown:
Jenni Murray
Unknown:
Clare Higgins
Unknown:
Michael Jenkins.
Unknown:
David McAlister.
Unknown:
Michael Jenkins
Abridged By:
Janet Hickson

In the last programme of the series, Professor
Anthony Clare discusses liaison psychiatry, and there's a review of how I V and radio have been covering matters of the mind in recent weeks. Producer James Herbert

Contributors

Unknown:
Anthony Clare
Producer:
James Herbert

Nigel Rees with Malcolm Bradbury ,
Anthony Thwaite , Germaine Greer and Stephen Fry. The quotations are read by Ronald Fletcher.
Producer Jon Naismith

Contributors

Unknown:
Nigel Rees
Unknown:
Malcolm Bradbury
Unknown:
Anthony Thwaite
Unknown:
Germaine Greer
Unknown:
Stephen Fry.
Read By:
Ronald Fletcher.
Producer:
Jon Naismith

Where Bluebells Grew by Sally Worboyes.
A day in the life of two women in a psychiatric hospital, both "haunted" by the voices of their dead relatives.

Contributors

Writer:
Sally Worboyes
Director:
Cherry Cookson
Mrs White-Jones:
Pauline Letts
Emma:
Tilly Vosburgh
George's Ghost:
Norman Bird
Twin Ghost:
Oona Beeson
Ellen:
Jillie Meers
Nurse:
David Holt

Robert Dawson Scott reads Kate Saunders ' new novel and talks to the founder of Virago Press, Carmen Callil.
Producer Will Saunders
(Revised repeat at 9.15pm)

Contributors

Unknown:
Robert Dawson Scott
Unknown:
Kate Saunders
Unknown:
Carmen Callil.

Eye Contact by Claire Harman.
Watching his wife move crabwise with a trolley down the supermarket aisles, Ted could imagine her speed as a skater. Yes, she ought to have those lessons....
Read by Rosalind Thomas. Producer Anne-Marie Cole

Contributors

Unknown:
Claire Harman.
Read By:
Rosalind Thomas.
Producer:
Anne-Marie Cole

by Ellis Peters. The second series of The Chronicles of Brother Cadfael, narrated by Michael Hordem and starring Philip Madoc as the medieval sleuth. 1:Casualties of War
It is winter 1139 and amid a civil war Brother Cadfael sets out to find a missing boy and his sister....
With John Church, David Holt ,
Jonathan Tatler , Eric Allan , Steve . Hodson Ann Windsor and Julian Rhind-Tutt
Dramatised by Bert Coules Producer Phil Clarke

Contributors

Unknown:
Ellis Peters.
Unknown:
Michael Hordem
Unknown:
Philip Madoc
Unknown:
Brother Cadfael
Unknown:
David Holt
Unknown:
Jonathan Tatler
Unknown:
Eric Allan
Unknown:
Steve . Hodson
Unknown:
Ann Windsor
Unknown:
Julian Rhind-Tutt
Dramatised By:
Bert Coules
Producer:
Phil Clarke
Hugh:
Douglas Hodge
Olivier:
Raad Rawi
Ermina:
Moira Buffini
Ives:
Dean Magri
ieonard:
Leonard Fenton
Elyas:
Crispin Letts

5: Bank Managers
Derek Lamb joined the bank 40 years ago. He offered customers a current account, deposit account or a personal loan. His tools were blue and red ink. Maria Fellas is selling 300 financial services and can check any detail at the touch of a button. They compare notes.
Producer Lucy Lunt

Contributors

Producer:
Lucy Lunt

News, views and information for people with a visual handicap. With Peter White. Producer Thena Heshel
0 QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS: tel [number removed]between
9.15pm and 10.15pm
0 FACTSHEET: send large sae to [address removed]
0 HANDBOOK: £15.00, from [address removed]. New 1993/4 edition now available.

Contributors

Unknown:
Peter White.
Producer:
Thena Heshel

Andrew McAllister takes a look at poetry reading, talks to poets about bizarre venues and visits the Bete Noire in Hull which is renowned for its packed and enthusiastic audiences.
Producer Julian Wilkinson

Contributors

Unknown:
Andrew McAllister
Producer:
Julian Wilkinson

Niall Sean O'Casey 's youngest son Niall died of leukaemia a few weeks before his
21st birthday. For four years the great Irish playwright kept a private journal of his grief. Read by Denys Hawthorne. Producer Ned Chaillet

Contributors

Unknown:
Sean O'Casey
Read By:
Denys Hawthorne.
Producer:
Ned Chaillet

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