A Concise History at the Frying Pan. R 1 . Sat 23. 2pm. is not a documentary about the thing you fry eggs in. btit a piece tracing the history of the electric guitar and where rock music would be without it. John Lennon. George Harrison. Pete Townsend and Paul Weller are amongst those for whom the Rickenbacker electric guitar. (aka ‘the frying pan‘ becaUse ofits shape) was a seminal influence and Mike Read assess its impact on rock 'n' roll and pop music.
Going even further back into the history of music R4 begins a 6 part series on the gramophone called Revolutions in Sound. R4. Sun 24. 3.30pm and among the rarest reCords discovered by producer Jeff Link is an early chocolate record. If you didn't like it you could eat it.
An Upstart Crow. R3. Sat 23. 9. 10pm. was Robert Graves‘ dying epitaph for Shakespeare. Britain's greatest living director Peter Brook for one wouldn’t agree with Graves. but according to this anthology it scents Shaw. Byron and Tolstoy did. Rough stuff for the Bard on this. the anniversary of his birthday. But compiled by Geoffrey lieptonstall and produced by Piers Plowright the programme should include a few good quotes at the very least — includingthe ‘Friends. Romans and Countrymen' speech from Julius Caesar as recited by a budgerigar on the Today programme.
Glaswegian writer Ronald Frame isthe author of a number ofexcellent plays for radio. a talent which has been acknowledged by several literary awards. His latest play Rendezvous. produced by BBC Radio Scotland. R4 R Scotland Wed 27. 3pm is a delicate comedy ofmanncrs about two couples — a pair of old school friends and a divorced couple — who arrive at a London restaurant for their separate rendezvous. The scenario is perhaps more contrived than some of his earlier radio plays but the impressive cast — Jane Asher. Eleanor Bron. Martin Jarvis and Sarah Badel should be able to pull it offwith considerable style.
‘A riddle. wrapped in mystery. inside an enigma‘ was how Churchill described Russia. Erik de Mauny. the BBC'sfirst
Moscow correspondent. attempts to solve.
unwrap. and generally penetrate this mystery in Inside the Englma. R4.Thurs 28. 8. 15pm which looks at 25 yearsof reporting from the USSR.
Are You Now or Have You Ever Been'I. R4. Sat 16. 3pm. by Eric Bentley and Arthur Miller‘s The Crucible. R4. Mon 18. 8.15pm. are performed by the Los Angeles Classic Theatre Works company as part of the UK LA Festival. Both reﬂect aspects of the Macarthy ‘witch hunt' era in 1950s America and Richard Dreyfuss heads a well-known cast which also includes Michael York. Arthur Miller can be heard later in the week in conversation with Christopher Bigsby about his recent autobiography Timebends. on R3. Sun 24. 6. 15pm.
Finally two new series and a profile. each about an entirely different sort of writer. First is Richard Mayne‘s profile of the formidable Czech poet and novelist Milan Kundera. My Enemy is Kitsch. Fri 15. 9.45pm. His book The Unbearable Lighrness of Being has been filmed and shortly goes on general release (see feature elsewhere in this magazine); a new series about the inexhaustible Dickens with Martin Jarvis in the title role. begins on R4. Sun 17. 7pm; and on Tues 19.9pm. R2 begins a four part documentary. Sayit Vllttl Music. about one of America‘s best loved and most prolific songwriters. Irving Berlin.
I Sport is listed as diary: by sport. then by day. then by event.
I Whitbread Sporting Club 1 lospitality lnn. Cambridge Street. Glasgow. 041 332
331 1. Members Only. Membership enquiriestollelen Smith at l lospitality [on (direct line 041 332 5024). Professional Boxing.
I Commonwealth Title Fight: Gary Jacobs v WiliGentzen Kelvin llall Arena. Argyle Street. Glasgow. 7. 15pm. Tickets £10—£30. from venue and Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. Jacobs gets an unexpected shot at the Commonwealth title. offered by Gentzen‘s voluntary defence. It will doubtless be a great relief to allconcerned to see the various w rangles surrounding this fight finally laid aside. allowing everyone to concentrate on this important step in the promising career of the Scottisl‘ welterweight. New British light-weight champion Steve Boyle takes on American Joe Medina in the main support bout.
I St Andrews Sporting Club Albany I lotel. Bothwcll Street. Glasgow. 041 248 2656. Members Only. Membership enquiriesto Mrs Arthur at Albany Hotel. Scottish Featherweight champion Dave Adam front Kirkcaldy takes on Blantyre'sCraig \Vindsor at the top of the bill.
CRICKET Tuesday 26
I Scotland v Derbyshire t lamilton Crescent. Peel Street. Glasgow. 10.30am. Benson 6'; Hedges Cup. The home side will be led by the great South African all-rounder Clive Rice in the one-day competitions this season. courtesy of a sponsorship from CALA Homes. Scotland will be hoping that the presence of such a major figure will greatly increase their prospects of improving upon a single victory over a county side in the national competitions.
I Race Days Tuesday. Thursday and Saturday. Powderhall Stadium. Beaverhall Road. Edinburgh. Race meetings are for 10 races. startingat 7.30pm. £2.20 Stand; £1 .30Ground. Glasgow
I Race Days Tuesday. Thursday and Saturday. Shawfield Stadium. Rutherglen Road. Glasgow. Race meetings are for 10 races. starting at 7.45pm. £2.
FOOTBALL Saturday 16
I Dunfermline V St Mirren East End Park. Dunfermline (15 mins from Stations). 3pm.
I Hearts V Celtic Tynecastle. Edinburgh (Buses 1.2. 3. 4. 33. 34. 44). 3pm.The visitors require only one point to ensure the inevitable. allowing them to celebrate their Centenary year as Champions. Celtic have played with a consistency (and avoided crucial injuries) which none of the
other challengers could match. and look set to create a Premier Division record. I Morton v Aberdeen Capptelow (as aboye ). 3pm.
I Motherwell v Dundee Utd t-‘ir l’ark. \Iotherw ell (All Motherw ell buses pass ground). 3pm.
I Rangers V Hibs lbrox. Glasgow ( 2 mins from Ibrox lindcrground ). 3pm.
' ll-‘IRST DIVISION
I Airdrie V Raithliroomfield.Airdrie(15 mins from Air‘drie Station). 3pm.
I Clyde v Kilmarnock I’irhill. (ilasgow (Buses 1.8. 21.57. 60. 61 ). 3pm.
I Clydebank v Meadowbank Kilbowic. Clydebank (2 mins from Singer Station). 3pm.
I Celtic V Dundee Celtic Park. Glasgow (Buses 61 . 62. 64). 3pm.
I Falkirlt v Morton Brockville. 1";ilkirk( loo yds from Grahamston Station). 3pm.
I Hibs V Motherwell liaster Road. Izdinburgh (Buses 4. 5. 15.42. 44). 3pm. I St Mirren v Rangers Loy e Street. Paisley ( 10mins from Gilrnour St Station). 3pm. ' 1151RST DIVISION
I Oumbarton v East Fife Boghead. Dumbarton l 10 mins from Dumbarton iiast Station). 3pm.
I Hamiltonv Fortar DouglasPark. Hamilton ( l5 mitts from Btis Station ). 3pm.
I Meadowbanlt v Clyde Meadow bank Stadium. lrdinburgh (Buses 4. 5. 26. 44). 3pm.
I Particlt V 008 Firhill (as above ). 3pm.
I Glasgow Lions v Leeds Cougars llelenvale Sports Centre. llelenyale Street. Glasgow. 3pm. £3 (£2.50). Budweiser League National Division. I Lothian Chieftains v K.L. Burners Craigswood Sports Centre. Livingston. 2pm. Budweiser League Division One.
Speedway returns to Glasgow city centre after a titteen-year absence, when Tlgers open their season against closest rivals Edinburgh at their new Shawtleld home. Previous Tigers teams raced at White City and Hampden, but more recently used Blantyre, and were
forced south of the border last year.
I Capital Bowl Meadow'bank Stadium. London Road. lidinburgh. lpm. l-‘inal 4pm. Tickets £3.50 (£2). available in advance from all 'l‘ltompsons Sports Stores. and venue. A new format for the Bowl. now in its fourth year. llolders ( and only w innersl Glasgow [ions are on League duty. but lidinburgh liaglesand Musselburgh Maguums are joined by Glasgow Diamonds and Clydesdale Colts in the draw for two semi-finals. with the winners meeting in the final. All matches are restricted to one hour duration with continuous play. rather than the ttsual mdetermirtate sprawl inherited trotu I 'S television .tdy er'tisiug needs.
I Glasgow Lions v Luton Flyers l lelcnvale Spor'tsCentre. llelenv .ile Street. Glasgow. 2pm. £3 ( £2.50). National
I Lothian Chieftains v lnverclyde Crusaders Craigswood SC (as abose ). 2pm. Division One.
I Abbey National Competition Blantyre Sports Centre. Glagow Road. Blantyre 1.30pm. Scottish heatsofthis inter-regional learn championship. with the victors going on to the British Championship Finals.
HOCKEY Saturday 16
I Women‘s International: Scotland v England Annfield Park. St Nrnians Road. Stirling. 2pm. £2 (75p). The auldcnemy clash on Stirling Albion's new synthetic surface.
Friday 15—Saturday 16
I Ayr Ayr Racecourse. 2 \Vhitletts Road. Ayr. Fri C1ub£l0. liglinton £6: Sat Club £12. liglinton £7: Carrick Craigie £2.50 both days first race l~iri2prr11 Sat2. 15pm. National llunt. Scotland's major race meeting ofthe season at Ay r. w ith the Scottish Grand National thecentrepicce on Saturday.
I Edinburgh Mitssclburgh Racecourse. Musselburgh (8 mls south of ladinburgh o the A l ). Club £7. Paddock £3.50. 2pm. Hat meeting.
ICE HOCKEY Saturday 16
I Fife Flyers v Murraytield Racers Kirkcaldy Ice Rink. Kirkcaldy (0592 52151 ). 7.15pm. £3.00 (£1 .75). British Championship Play ()ff. It should be clear by now which of the three clubs goes forward to Wemblcy. with only l’ife's visit to Solihull tomorrow night still outstandingin this qualifying group. British Championship Finals take place over 23—24 April— ticketsavailable in advance from the clubs.
'ICE SKATING Saturday 23—Sunday 24
I Scottish Figure Skating Championships Murrayfield Ice Rink. Riversdale Crescent. Edinburgh. 031 337 6399.
'INOOOR BOWLING Saturday 16
I Under 35 Scottish Cup League Final Blantyre Miners Welfare Indoor Bowling Club. Craig Street. Blantyre. 2pm. Admission free.
MOTOR SPORT Sunday17
I Ingllston Ingliston Racetrack. Royal
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