Thoughts on JAMES HOGG'S masterpiece. with its study of fanaticism and possession by the devil.
Written and presented by Edwin Morgan
Illustrative excerpts read by JEAN FAULDS , PATRICK MALAHIDE IAN STEWART and FINLAY WELSH Producer STEWART CONN
(Thomas Wilson 's new opera based on the novel will be broadcast on Friday 7.40 pm)
by Donald Bull
New stories about the characters created by A.J. Cronin
Broadcast by arrangement with Graham Stewart
Producer Edward Taylor
An impression of the life and work of Lilian Baylis, who managed the Old Vic for a quarter of a century and paved the way for The English National Opera, The Royal Ballet and The National Theatre.
Edited and produced by val may
This charity Gala performance was given by members of the National Theatre Company on behalf of the Royal Victoria Hall (Old Vic) Foundation on Saturday 28 February, The National Theatre's last performance at the Old Vic before moving to its new home on the South Bank.
The Company: Polly Adams, Peggy Ashcroft, Anna Carteret, Robert Eddison, Frank Finlay, Albert Finney, Susan Fleetwood, John Gielgud, Gawn Grainger, Angela Lansbury, Denis Qullley, Ralph Richardson, Daniel Thorndike with the recorded voices of Laurence Olivier and Lilian Baylis
Of Peggy Ashcroft as Lilian Baylis the OBSERVER wrote:
"She has not knocked me so completely out since The Wars of the Roses, and never before has she made me laugh. Here she overflowed with comic energy. (Her) sense of liberation pervaded the occasion."
During the interval 8.5-8.35. a gramophone record of Joan Cross singing the Willow Song and Ave Maria from Verdi's opera Otello, with orchestra conducted by Lawrence Collingwood
by KEITH HINDELL
A reconstruction of the last Parliament of Scotland, which in 1707 approved the Union with England.
' My Lord, I think I see our ancient mother Caledonia like Caesar sitting in the midst of our senate attending the fatal blow and breathing out her last.' (LORD BELHAVEN) Produced and directed by STEWART CONN BBC Scotland
by JOHN PREBBLE
You are hereby ordered to fall upon the rebels, the Mac-Vonalds of Glencoe, and to put all to the sword under 70 ... You are to secure all avenues that no man escapes ... This by the King's special command, for the good and safety of the country, that these miscreants be cut off root and branch.
Directed by GORDON EMSLIE BBC Scotland
This month: Achtung Minen !
The work of Ian Hamilton Finlay
William Feaver introduces the latest work of this unique and controversial artist, known since the 60s as our foremost concrete poet. We visit Finláy's remote home in Scotland, where he has constructed his garden as a poem, a submarine noses its way through the bushes, an aircraft-carrier functions as a bird bath, and the sign on his front lawn tells us to beware of mines - Achtung Minen !
Plus Cleveland Brown a truly original naive painter from North London whose subjects include the Spaghetti House Siege and the Queen's Jubilee.
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Directors JOHN HOOPER and DIANA LASHMORE Producer LESLIE MEGAHEY
New stories about the characters created by A. jr. CRONIN
This week: The Wine o] Youth by DONALD BULL
Producer EDWARD TAYLOR
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This month Arena Theatre looks at the hard facts and the familiar cliches behind a new British Musical revival. A bitter-sweet story - with song and dance-as told by ex-'trouper' Glyn Worsnip. With sneak previews from The Travelling Music Show, Kings and Clowns, Kismet, and featuring Bruce Forsyth, Lionel Bart, Anthony Newley, Leslie Bricusse, Frank Finlay, Tim Rice, Andrew Lloyd Webber
New stories about the characters created by A. J CRONIN with This week:
Lot'e's Sweet Old Song by DONALD BULL
Broadcast by arrangement with GRAHAM STEWART
Producer EDWARD TAYLOR
New stories about the characters created by A. J. CRONIN Patterns by DONALD BULL broadcast by arrangement with GRAHAM STEWART
Producer EDWARD TAYLOR
(Repeated: Wed 12.27 pm)
(AndrewCruickshank is National Theatre player)
by ROBERT CRICHTON , dramatised in six parts by BILL CRAIG
5: Sam has won all the major events at the Pitmungo Games-the last before Lord Leitch closes the Sportin' Moor. As industrial unrest grows, the miners are laid off and Maggie introduces strict economies to protect the money in the ' kist It looks like being a bleak Christmas until Gillon, remembering his first adventure with Maggie, goes off to poach a salmon for the Cameron table.
Film cameraman STUART WYLD Film recordist CHARLES CLARK Film editor LOUIS MILLER Designer ALEX GOURLAY
Producer PHARIC MACLAREN Directed by PETER MOFFATT BBC Scotland
by Alison McLeay
'Sir James and Lady Miller request the pleasure of the company of...'
There can have been few more sumptuous housewarmings than the Grand Ball given to celebrate the completion of Manderston House in the Scottish Borders. With its silver-plated staircase, and silk-hung walls, the house was a monument to uninhibited Edwardian luxury.
Manderston still stands almost exactly as it did then. The stables, with their rosewood harness-room, are said to be among the finest in Europe, and from the massive French kitchen range to the magnificent ball-room and Sir James's own silver-plated bath, it is virtually unchanged since the day of the Grand Ball on 7 November 1905.
This dramatised impression of that day was recorded on location at the house and on the estate.
With the voices of VIVIENNE DIXON, GWYNETH GUTHRIE, MARY RIGGANS , JOHN SHEDDEN , FINLAY WELSH and PAUL YOUNG
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(The full binaural effect of this programme can be achieved by listening with stereo head phones)
Written, produced and directed by MICHAEL POWELL and EMERIC PRESS-BURGER, continuing a season of distinguished films celebrating one of the most successful partnerships in British cinema. starring
Wendy Hiller Roger Livesey
From the age of nine, the head-strong Joan Webster knew exactly where she was going. But stranded on the Isle of Mull on her way to marry a wealthy, elderly business-man, she's no longer so sure. For there she meets and falls in love with the impecunious Laird of Kiloran ...
The Archers scored another bulls-eye with this beautifully-made romance, infused with ancient Celtic legend and a dash of humour.
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My Dear Palestrina by BERNARD MACLAVERTY
' In our darkness, Danny, there is love, there is caring, there is art. One of your Popes had a great thing to say once. He had been listening to some music by Patestrina with the composer himself. He said to him: "The law, my dear Palestrina, ought to employ your music to lead hardened criminals to repentance." Do you think this town would do this to me if they had truly heard one bar of Palestrina? Listen.'
Directed by MARILYN IRE Land. BBC Scotland
(Repeated: Sun 2.30 pm) (Ian Henderson is a member of the Scottish Youth Theatre)
by ALISON MCLEAY
' Sir James and Lady Miller request the pleasure of the company of ...' There can have been few more sumptuous housewarmings than the Grand Ball given to celebrate the completion of Manderston House in the Scottish Borders, and Manderston is virtually unchanged since that day on 7 November 1905.
This dramatised impression of the Grand Ball was recorded on location at the house and on the estate, with the voices of VIVIENNE DIXON, GWYNETH GUTHRIE, MARY RIGGANS , JOHN SHEDDEN ,FINLAY welsh and PAUL young
Technical presentation by KEN STEWART and IAN COWIE Directed by PATRICK RAYNER
BBC Scotland (Repeat)
by WILLIAM GRANT with and Time was, I could remember every single livin' second that had ever acted on me, I saw instant movin' pictures inside here. Now there's nothin' but a grey jog ... Songs performed by MARY MCGOOKIN ,
ALISON FORSYTH , CLUNIE MACKENZIE , ANN LOUISEROSS ,
JANIS TALLIS , ROBERT HANDLEIGH , FINLAY MACLEAN ,
JOHN MCGLYNN and DAVID PEATE. JOHN SAMPSON
Technical presentation TOM ANDERSON , IAN COWIE
Directed by STEWART CONN BBC Scotland
(Swan Song, directed by Patrick Sandford , was first performed at Perth Theatre on 20 February as part of the BBC/Arts Council scheme to commission new work for radio and the theatre)
A play in three parts by WILLIAM TREVOR. Part 2 with Barbara Ferris
Gawn Grainger , Doreen Mantle David Neal and Ian Marter
As Elizabeth recovers in hospital after her operation, Henry is busy setting his house in order and looking for a new job. But neither can easily shake off the past.
Music arranged and played by PETER BITHEIL
Lighting HOWARD KING Sound JOHN DELANY
Designer MARTIN COLLINS Producer ANN KIRCH
Directed by BRIAN PARKER (Final part next Friday)
My Dear Palestrina by BERNARD MACLAVERTY Winner of the 1981 Scottish Radio Industries Club Award for Best Drama Production
' One of your Popes had a great thing to say once. He had been listening to some music by Palestrina with the composer himself. He said to him: " The law, my dear Palestrina, ought to employ your music to lead hardened criminals to repentance." Do you think this town would do this to me if they had truly heard one bar of Palestrina? Listen.'
Directed by MARILYN IRELAND , BBC Scotland
by NEIL GUNN , adapted in five parts by TOM MCGRATH
1: For the poverty-stricken people of Caithness the herring fishing means sudden wealth, but the Silver
Darlings exact their price in hardship and death.
Directed by TOM KINNINMONT BBC Scotland
by AUGUST STRINDBERG in version by ingmar BERGMAN , translated by MICHAEL MEYER
Music by ILONA SEKACZ
•in this dream play the author has attempted to imitate the inconSequent yet transparently logical shape of a dream The characters split, double, multiply, evaporate, condense. disperse, assemble. But one consciousness rules over them all, that of the Adapted for radio and directed by MARTIN JENKINS