The Saturday Feature

Episodes

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19880102The Frock and the Falsie

A backstage rummage in the skirts of the pantomime dame. For many years variety artist Ronnie Coyles has been involved in pantomime.

During a recent performance of Humpty Dumpty - in which he plays the Queen of Hearts - he was wired for sound ... Producer ALASTAIR WILSON BBC Manchester

19880109Perchance to Dream....

Sleep that knits up the ravell'd sleave of care,

The death of each day's 's life, sore labor's bath,

Balm of hurt minds, great nature's second course.

Chief nourisher in life s feast.

MACBETH, Act II, Sc 2

An exposition of sleep in verse and prose with Prunella Scales and Timothy West

Producer MAJORIE LOFTHOUSE BBC Pebble Mill

19880116Tobacco Battered

The impact of tobacco on 17th-century English society. Compiled and presented by Larry Harrison , medical sociologist.

'Jackson has died suddenly and, being opened, it was judged by the surgeons that it was from the smoke of tobacco, which he took insatiably.' 1601 'In tobacco there is nothing which is not medicine. It cures asthma. It heals an old cough. It stops migraine. It is a help against arthritis, gout and the stone in the bladder.' 1614 'It is like Elias's cloud in the Bible, which was no bigger than a man's hand, that hath suddenly covered the face of the earth.' 1658 With John Baddeley

John Church , Paul Gregory and Manning Wilson

Directed by JOHN THEOCHARIS. Stereo

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19880123The Domestic Mistake

It clears the brain, this business of washing-up, and is more useful than a game of liver-bestirring golf....

GENTLEMAN WITH A DUSTER, 1912

Christina Hardyment reflects on 400 years of housekeeping manuals, in search of an ideal of domesticity that works today. Readers DIANA OLLSON and JOHN ROWE

Producer ELIZABETH BURKE

19880130Stepchildren of the Dragon Rewi Alley, David Crook Talitha Gerlach ,

Sidney Shapiro and Gladys Yang are five Westerners who went to

China before liberation, either out of curiosity or because of their political beliefs. They tell Gordon Bowker how they joined the struggle of the Chinese people and why they stayed on through 60 years of social and political unheaval. Producer BRIDGET CARTER

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