Page 6, 6th November 1981

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Page 6, 6th November 1981 — TV and Radio by Tom Castro

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Mastermind (BBCI, 7.05pm). The works of that odd woman Dorothy L. Sayers, the novels of Graham Greene, the novels of Kingsley Amis and Bath architecture suffer the incisive fangs of the inquisitor this week.


In Prison (BBC2, 7.15pm). Strangeways 25 years ago. Anything 25 years ago is pretty interesting, but these shots from an early BBC documentary compare fascinatingly with the

present day jug or quod as seen On the new TV study. shown the following day.

Norman St John-Stevas in Conversation (13130, 10.45pm). And with whom else but Sir Charles Forte, Catholic, hotelier (the largest in the world), moustache grower and father to Herald director, Rocco.


Behind the Scenes with ... John Wells (BBC. 10.20pm). These things are never as good as the productions they look behind. Mr Wells, the boyish middle-ager and Private Eye type, shows us how he puts on his make-up to play Denis Thatcher in the justly successful play, Anyone for Denis?

Brideshead Revisited (ITV, 9.00pm). Sebastian gets drunker and Lady Marchmain blames Charles. We'll soon be shot of this period and get on to the execrable Rex Mottram.

Radio Three

Under Milk Wood (Thursday, 7.45pm). Dylan Thomas, whom

Edith Sitwell did so much to boost, produced a poetic drama delightfully suited to the wireless. This is a 1978 production with Glyn Houston. Petra Davies, Aubrey Rielands.

Radio Four

The House of Learning (Monday, 8pm). When their lordships asked Bacon how many bribes he had taken he had at least the grace to get very red in the face. So said Edmund Clerihew Bentley. This play by Martin Wade has Freddie Jones as Bacon.

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