Sue MacGregor crosses the Channel for a spring trip to Paris, capital of our nearest, but not always dearest, European neighbour.
My Life and Times by JEROME K JEROME abridged in seven parts by PAT MCLOUGHUN. Read by Jeremy Nicholas (1) 'I was born in Staffordshire on 2 May 1859.'
Thus begins Jerome K. Jerome 's autobiography, first published in 1926, the year before his death. (Music: Alschausky's Waltz Aria No 2 for trombone and orchestra) Editor SANDRA CHALMERS
Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Next Sunday thousands of otherwise ordinary people will take to the streets of London to try to run 26 miles. FRANCES DONNELLY has been finding out why. My Life and Times by JEROME K. JEROME abridged in seven parts by PAT MCLOUGHLIN ; read by JEREMY NICHOLAS (7) long wave only
A romantic comedy by IVAN TURGENEV Translated by CONSTANCE GARNETT starring Eleanor Bron
Ian Charleson , Richard Briers Phyllis Calvert
Norman Rodway Shaun Scott and introducing Amanda Waring Natalya Petrovna is a lucky woman. She has a good husband and a handsome admirer. But she is also
'of a certain age' and when a young tutor arrives for the summer her romantic feelings get the better of her, threatening everyone with disaster.
Music composed by JEREMY NICHOLAS Lighting JOHN SUMMERS Designer JAN SPOCZYNSKI
Script editor STUART GRIFFITHS Producer LOUIS MARKS Directed by BILL HAYS
by Charles Dickens dramatised in 12 episodes by Jack Davies
starring Nigel Stock as Mr Pickwick with Clive Swift as Mr Tupman, Jeremy Nicholas as Mr Winkle, Alan Parnaby as Mr Snodgrass and Colin Douglas as Mr Wardle, Patrick Malahide as Mr Jingle
Charles Dickens was still only 24 when, in his own words, "I thought of Mr Pickwick..."
The Pickwick Papers soon became a national craze. Mr Pickwick, his friends Tupman, Winkle and Snodgrass, and his cockney servant the immortal Sam Weller, have been among the most popular characters in fiction ever since.
This week they begin their travels through the England of stage-coaches and coaching inns - in a new version of Dickens's first and most-loved bestseller.
(Nigel Stock visits "Pebble Mill at One" tomorrow)
A BBC Enterprises Illustrated Classic, Â£1.95 from newsagents
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