Diagnosis: Flair or Science?
How do doctors decide what's wrong with their patients? Is diagnosis something that can be taught? Are machines better at it than humans? Presented by Bill Breckon
Medical adviser DAVID DELVIN Producers SUSAN SNAILUM and PAT TAYLOR
Scarlet Pants and Shirley Poppies by IRIS MACFARLANE Read by Fraser Kerr
'It's strange but I'll not believe the worst of her. They'll have blown away, that'll be the reason. I lost a pair myself that way.'
Roy Castle presents an affectionate tribute to what is probably the best-loved comedy duo the world has ever produced. illustrated with extracts from the soundtracks of some of Stan and Oily's many films. Written by MICHAEL POINTON Producer BOB OLIVER ROGERS
A general knowledge contest Chairman Robert Robinson 6: South of England (ii)
Richard SNAILHAM (Berkshire), lecturer; MISS BARBARA KIRBY (East Sussex), librarian: GERALD GREGORY (Hampshire), civil servant; ALAN WINTER (Berkshire), work study engineer including Beat the Brains
Programme devised by JOHN P. WYNN , Who, With IAN GILLIES , sets the questions. Producer TONY LUKE
(Repeated: Friday 6.15 pm)
Weather, programme news
VHF Regional news and weather
Introduced by Sue
MacGregor Guest of the Week: Roy Shaw , Secretary-General of the Arts Council of Great Britain,
Through the Eyes of a Child - 1: children. round the country. talk about their mums and dads.
Women Through the Pages - 1: ROSS DAVIES on Evelyn Waugh 's attitudes to the female sex as seen in his novels.
New Chances: VALERIE BETHELL visits a scheme in Sussex for helping disabled students. The Rainbird Pattern by VICTOR CANNING , abridged In 12 parts by JACK SINGLETON Read by EDWARD KELSEY (Final instalment)
(Music: Etude Symphonique by Nelhybel)
Delayed Reaction. A play for radio by CHARLES THOMAS with David Buck. Maureen O'Brien Michael Bates , Haydn Jones
4 That was Southern Command on the line. They've got two new patients for me. A couple of paratroopers from one of the airborne divisions. They went sick on the airfield, just before the take-off. The invasion planes had to fly without them. But later, when the Medical Officer at the Transit Camp took a look at them - nothing wrong.'
Producer JEAN BOWER
Pte 'Smiler' SIMS:
Bdr Ted Gillett:
Nurse Beryl Jones:
Nurse Gwen Warren:
Pte Frank Norris:
I never feared the critic's pen To live by my renown.
I found the poems in the fields And only wrote them down.
The poet John Clare found inspiration for many of his poems in the woods and fields near his Northamptonshire home. In this programme naturalist John Barrett looks at some of Clare's poetry and prose, and discovers that his observations of animals and birds and their behaviour were quite remarkable for a man who had no guidebooks, little education and no binoculars. Poems read by ROBIN HOLMES Producer SUE COATES
Five stories by PENELOPE MORTIMER 3: The Skylight
' She lay on the roof and looked down through the skylight. It was barely 18 inches wide - perhaps two feet long. She could no more get through it than a camel through a needle's eye .. !
starring Kenneth Williams with Lance Percival Miriam Margolyes and the Nic Rowley Trio
Script by PETER SPENCE , with additional material by DAVID RENWICK , COLIN BOSTOCK-SMITH , PHILIP MUNNOCH , JONATHAN BOOTON and KENNETH ROCK Producer SIMON BRETT
For the second of this series Tony Van den Bergh investigates some current developments in gynaecology and obstetrics. He examines one side-effect of The Pill, and ancillary sexual problems; looks at the new methods in tubal surgery with the Queen's gynaecologist; and hears about the latest technique in the operation for cancer of the cervix. Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham
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