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A not-too-serious compendium, in four parts, of stories and poems centred on food.
Compiled by H. COLIN DAVIS and ROBIN HOLMES , and introduced by H. Colin Davis At the end of Hilaire Belloc 's cautionary tale about Henry King. given to ' chewing little bits of string', the poet writes: Oh my friends, be warned by me
That breakfast, dinner, lunch and tea
Are all the human frame requires.
With that the wretched child expires.
Readers ROBIN HOLMES ROWENA ROBERTS and DM'ID TIMSON
Producer BRUN MILLER BBC Bristol
(Lunch: tomorrow 10.5pm)
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(Tea: tomorrow 10.25 pm)
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' Tea is now firmly established as our national drink at all social levels, a drink which we claim with chauvinistic fervour no other country can brew so effectively, if at all.'
(Dinner: tomorrow 10.45)
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' Of the four meals which Hilaire Belloc deemed the human frame to require, dinner is the most evocative of pleasure, the most varied in its content and presentation... '
Readers ROBIN HOLMES ROWENA ROBERTS and DAVID TIMSON
Producer Brian MILLER BBC Bristol