Brian Redhead in Manchester and John Timpson in London At 7.0 and 8.0 News and more of Today, including at 7.17* and 8.17*. latest news of the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal, and the rest of the sports news; Today's Papers; at 7.25* and 8.25* VHF Regional News and Weather; and Thought for the Day at 7.45*
English Regions: see column 5
It's an Ill Wind by EVELYN HILARY
Read by Denise Bryer
' We're a reasonably normal family of five - that's counting the dog - Mum and Dad, my younger brother, Kevin, and me; but of course I've got problems ...'
Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol
Introduced by Sue MacGregor Talk bill Two.
Throw Away Those Tea-Cosies! : HELEN PALMER discovers some surprising secrets of brewing a proper British ' Cuppa '.to
AVisitortoLondon;HiMRS MAHNAZ AFKHAMI, Minister of State for Women's Affairs In Iran.
Don't Smother Me with Kindness: KATHLEEN GIBBERD objects to people's attitudes to the old. CLARE HORNE reads
The Gipsy in the Parlour by MARGERY SHARP abridged in 13 parts by ANN REES-JONES
(Final instalment) (Music: Suk's Serenade for Strings)
by Thomas Johnston
'Emma, it is a disappointment to me that you make no effort to join in any of our detective games. My mother and I have enjoyed them for years... Why don't you try tonight?
by Doris Ker
Six classic cases in the story of British criminal investigation as we know it today.
Narrator Trader Faulkner
From January 1883 until January 1885 a series of explosions took place in London which were to mystify, then terrify, the British public. The police 'Dynamite Department', as it was popularly known, succeeded in tracing certain substances found at the scene of each bombing back to an American source. But it wasn't until the contents of a trunk belonging to one James Gilbert Cunningham, a Fenian agent, were examined that the breakthrough occurred.
This particular case brought the Special Branch of Scotland Yard into existence. With the voices of: ANTHONY JACKSON, STEVE HODSON, MICHAEL FAWKES, DAVID BRIERLEY, WILLIAM EEDLE, KEVIN FLOOD, HAYDN JONES, SHIRLEY DIXON, DAPHNE ROGERS, IRENE SUTCLIFFE and FRANK GRIMES
Producer MAURICE LEITCH
(Repeated: Friday 11.5 am)
George Luce follows the fortunes of a spice company. C. C. Spice UK Ltd, which moved from the Port of London to Runcorn on Merseyside two years ago. What made the company decide to move, what kind of operation did it turn out to be, and, two years on, how successful has the whole operation been, not only for the company, but for the men who work there, their wives and families, and for the area the company moved into.
In the final assessment was it all worth it? Do the advantages of moving away from London to leafy Mersevside outweigh the many problems the whole idea produced? Producer MARLENE PEASE
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