Presenters John Timpson and Brian Redhead with Gerald Williams at the Olympics in Los Angeles
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6.45* Prayer for the Day
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
Read by PAULINE BUSHNELL
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7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
Mammals of the Sea
Unlike man, who left the sea to take to the land, dolphins went the other way millions of years ago. Who made the better choice? How do whales find their way underwater when the sea is murky? Do these underwater mammals communicate with one another? How can anyone who is interested in studying dolphins become involved?
Dr Horace Dobbs , honorary director of International
Dolphin Watch, is with Sue MacGregor to answer your questions.
Produced by the Woman's Hour unit
Lines open from 8.0 am
It was music-hall in those days - a different theatre every week. I'm sorry for the youngsters today - where can they learn their trade?
Maudie Edwards recalls her days as a bill-topping comedienne.
Compiled and produced by HERBERT WILLIAMS
(First broadcast on Radio Wales)
Defensible Space by J. C. WILSHER
Tim and Sarah have recently moved into a Victorian terrace house and are happily restoring it; happily, that is, except for the fact that they feel overlooked by the house at the bottom of the garden....
Directed by RICHARD imison
Malcolm, the barman:
Mrs Ericson, social worker:
21: MIDLANDS -Second Round Chairman Robert Robinson Arthur Thomas
(retired office manager)
Clive Evans (cost clerk) Graham Hunt (teacher) The Rev Ian Walker (team vicar)
Including Beat the Brains Devised by JOHN p. WYNN
Questions set by IAN gillies Producer RICHARD EDIS
(Repeated: Thursday 6.30 pm) Stereo
with Sue MacGregor
'This is how I see it....':
In the first of a series about the place of women in Britain's non-Christian religious communities, JEAN SNEDEGAR discusses Buddhism with writer PATRICK SOOKHDEO , and hears the story of Noy Thomson , brought up as a Buddhist in Thailand, but who rediscovered her faith in later life at a monastery in Sussex.
The Greengage Summer by RUMER GODDEN , abridged in 12 parts by DOREEN ESTALL
Read by FIONA MATHIESON (12)
Model Answers or Tarzan and the Cross-eyed Baby by JULIET ACE with and Jane is the invigilator and Harry an examinee at an A-level sociology examination. They never talk to each other but both of them relate the questions on family life and behaviour patterns to their own home lives.
Directed by SHAUN MACLOUGHLIN BBC Bristol. Stereo
by MISS CLEONE KNOX abridged by GERALD ROBERTS
Reader Marcella O'Riordan In 1764, Cleone Knox , heir to the wealthy estate of Castle Kearney in Ireland, nearly succeeded in eloping with an unsuitable young admirer. Her father, in a vain attempt to keep his attractive and mischievous daughter out of harm's way, sent her on the Grand Tour of Europe.
Other parts by PETER ACRE
Directed by SHAUN MACLOUGHLIN BBC Bristol. Stereo
A six-part series
1: The Troubled Brotherhood On the face of it, the British trade union movement is in a mess. Its membership is failing, it is under attack from the Government, and it's short of money. The question posed by a TUC General Secretary 20 years ago - what are we here for? - is being asked today with even greater urgency. Peter Paterson asks whether 19th-century ideals and structures are relevant to the problems facing the unions in 1984, and looks at the changes some of them are now making. Music performed by SAM RICHARDS and TISH STUBBS Producer MARGARET BUDY
Series editor CAROLINE MILUNGTON ● HELPLINES: page 62
Written and presented by Vincent Kane
A motley crew of Britons are stranded in Rome Airport. To pass the time, each traveller tells a story about himself and gradually a vivid picture emerges of life in Britain. The Poet's Tale
Producer RICHARD THOMAS BBC Wales
Man of Aran
A portrait of the pioneer documentary film-maker Robert Flaherty
Robert Flaherty was born in Iron Mountain, Michigan, on 16 February 1884. He became one of the great pioneers of documentary cinema with such films as Nanook of the North and Louisiana Story. But perhaps he is best known for his finest film Man of Aran, a starkly realistic portrayal of life on the Aran Islands, off the west coast of Ireland, made 50 years ago in 1934. Flaherty is rightly regarded as one of the founding fathers of film documentary, but what were his particular achievements, and can his influence still be felt on today's documentary director? Christopher Cook assesses Flaherty's influence on the cinema, with contributions from his biographer
ARTHUR CALDER-MARSHALL , his cameraman JOHN TAYLOR , his editor JOHN MONCK and the film critic
Producer JUDITH Elliott
(First broadcast on R Ulster)
Lending a Hand A six-part series 2: A Special Commitment Some types of voluntary work require a long-term commitment from the volunteer, and sometimes specialist training. MAUREEN GALVIN talks to some of the volunteers.
Each week with the help of songs, poetry, letters and contemporary documents, Ann Kirch evokes a vivid moment from Britain's long and eventful history.
1: Knights of the Road
Producer PATRICK LAMBERT (First broadcast on World Service)
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