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The Pickwick Papers: 11: Errands of Mercy

by Charles Dickens
dramatised in 12 parts by Barry Campbell and Constance Cox

"I have never ceased to think how great your sufferings must have been in this shocking place. But I hoped that what no consideration for yourself would induce you to do, a regard for our happiness might. If my brother hears of my marriage to Mr Winkle from you, I feel certain we shall be reconciled". And so Arabella Allen succeeded where others had failed and persuaded Mr Pickwick to leave the Fleet Prison at last.

(Repeated: Tuesday 3.5 pm)
(Stereo)
BBC Radio 4 FM

Call for the Dead

by JOHN LE CARRE adapted for radio In five parts by RENÉ BASILICO starring
Part 4
Despite the Department's apparent complacency. Smiley perseveres with his investigation into the Fennan case. The key to this affair is elusive, but with the knowledge ef an agent at large - an agent with a ' death-list ' - that key must be found. And quickly.
Producer JOHN FAWCETT WILSON BBC World Service production
BBC Radio 4 FM

Call for the Dead

by JOHN LE CARRE adapted for radio in five parts by RENÉ BASILICO
Part 5: A chance incident - the memory of a defecting agent's tradecraft - the baiting of a trap. And always the unexpected - before Smiley finally meets up with an old friend from the past.
Producer
JOHN FAWCETT WILSON A BBC World Service production. (Alec Guinness plays Smiley in Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy: starting tomorrow
9.0 pm
BBC2)
BBC Radio 4 FM

Call for the Dead

by JOHN LE CARRE adapted for radio in five parts by RENÉ BASILICO starring
Part 2
Did Samuel Fennan commit suicide or was he murdered' The Department would like to think it was suicide, but Smiley is not inclined to sacrifice truth to political expediency. And he finds in Mendel a willing ally.
Producer
JOHN FAWCETT WILSON
A BBC World Service production
BBC Radio 4 FM

Call for the Dead

by JOHN LE CARRE adapted for radio in five parts by RENE BASILICO
Part 1: Smiley is asked to carry out a security check on a newly-promoted member of the Foreign Office. Apparently, a routine assignment- but one that leads to unfortunate and unforeseeable consequences.
Producer JOHN FAWCETT WILSON
BBC World Service production
BBC Radio 4 FM

Call for the Dead

by JOHN LE CARRE adapted for radio in five parts by RENÉ BASILICO starring with and Part 4
Producer JOHN FAWCETT WILSON. A BBC World
Service production
BBC Radio 4 FM

Thirty-Minute Theatre

Marking Time by JILL HYEM with Build a bonfire, build a bonfire,
Put Old Crabby on the top With his Greek and Latin grammars
Then burn the flaming lot. A senior teacher at a boys' private school finds himself a figure of fun and becomes the victim of a cruel prankster ...
(With the children of ST BARNABAS AND ST PHILIP 'S CHURCH OF ENGLAND PRIMARY SCHOOL)
Directed by CHERRY COOKSON
BBC Radio 4 FM

Saturday-Night Theatre: The Girl Who Didn't Want To Be

with Simon Cadell, Joanna David, Christopher Benjamin and Angela Pleasence as...
A serious comedy for radio by Frederick Bradnum
"Do you know about the crowns? Virgin crowns. Unique to this church, you know. If a person is born, baptised and dies in the parish, above the age of puberty, and is a virgin, then the next of kin ask for a virgin crown. There is a sort of calling of the banns, so that if anyone wants to object they can."
When Maggie Bell died, no one did actually object, though there were several who should have done. But Maggie herself objects quite strongly.
Technical presentation by JOCK FARRELL, assisted by DAVID HITCHINSON. Directed by JANE MORGAN
BBC Radio 4 FM

Afternoon Theatre

Journey's End by R. C. SHERRIFF adapted by PETER WATTS with Martin Jarvis as Captain Stanhope
The play is set in a dug-out in the British front line, before St Quentin, in March 1918. In it a young officer, fresh from school, finds himself -facing the reality of war, and the tension and strain of life in the trenches.
Directed by CHRISTOPHER VENNING long wave only
BBC Radio 4 FM

A Dance to the Music of Time

A dramatisation in six parts by FREDERICK BRADNUM of The Valley of Bones, The Soldier's Art and The Military Philosophers, from ANTHONY POWELL 'S sequence of 12 novels. with and 3: The Soldier's Art (1) Ge
Title music composed by ANTONY MIALL
Directed by GRAHAM GAULD
BBC Radio 4 FM

Afternoon Theatre: Tristram Shandy

A dramatisation by Peter Buckman of Laurence Sterne's comic novel, with music by James Walker
The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy together with divers reflections on Life, Death, Love, Religion and Art.
Our hero Tristram Shandy endeavours to tell us the story of his life but is much hampered bv his delight in irrelevant anecdote and his love of humorous serendipity.
BBC Radio 4 FM

Pay Any Price

by TED ALLBEURY
The last of ten parts adapted by the author from his latest novel
Directed by CHRISTOPHER VENNING
(Barry Foster is a National Theatre player)
BBC Radio 4 FM

Afternoon Theatre: A Fair Exchange

by Grant Eustace
with Martin Jarvis as Scott Mortimer

A car is found apparently abandoned on the Forth Bridge Road and a fishing boat finds a young naval officer's body washed up on Inchkeith. Was his death an accident, suicide, or something more sinister?
(Repeat)
BBC Radio 4 FM

Saturday-Night Theatre

Logic and Futility by CHRISTOPHER RUSSELL with Victorian Inventor of a calculating engine which proved to be the forerunner of the modern digital computer - a man 100 years ahead of his time. How very differently he would have been treated today.
Directed by GLYN DEARMAN
BBC Radio 4 FM

Saturday-Night Theatre

The Day of the Screech-owl
A play for radio by CARLO ARDITO from the novel by LEONARDO SCIASCIA
The age of technology had not yet reached Sicily in 1961. There were no sophisticated weather stations. They told the prevailing wind by wetting an index finger and sticking it up in the air. They relied on the swallow for signs of summer-and on the screech-owl for signs of impending death.
Directed by GLYN DEARMAN (Repeated: Mon 3.0pm)
BBC Radio 4 FM

Journey's End

R C Sherriff's classic story of life in the trenches in the First
World War.
Director Christopher Venning (R)
BBC Radio 4 FM

Playhouse

Tristram Shandy A dramatisation of Laurence Sterne 's novel. Tristram Shandy endeavours to tell the story of his life, but is much hampered by his delight in irrelevant anecdote and his love of humorous serendipity.
Dramatised by Peter Buckman Music by James Walker , played by Roger Hellyer and Julia Vorhalik Director Penny Gold






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