An Exciting Time to be Alive? 1976 has been Age Action Year; action is certainly needed but who should be taking it? Now that we have managed to prolong life, are we able to cope with the growing number of elderly people, financially, socially and medically?
Bill Breekon has been looking at some of the problems of old age. Producers susam SNAILUM and PAT TAYLOR
Frank Muir gives an irreverent commentary on our social history.
1: Food and Drink
Readers Alec MeCowen and Norman Shelley
Adapted by SIMON BRETT in seven episodes from The Frank Muir Book.
Producer HALLAM TENNYSON
by J. P. Bean
'In the common market... part of Europe, a bilingual parrot will be a symbol of international goodwill. A Euro-Parrot! First Churchill's Famous Speeches - then French!' But Charlie's efforts to teach his parrot, Long John, to talk, receive a less than enthusiastic response from his wife.
in Things Could be Worse with John Baddeley , John Graham and Miriam Margolyes 9: The Wedding by DAVID MCKELLAR and DAVID RENWICK
Producer SIMON BRETT
(Repeated; Friday 6.15 pm)
Weather, programme news
VHF Regional news and weather
Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week:
David Holbrook , poet and educationist.
Reading your letters.
Friends and Neighbours (2): JUNE ROSE talks to INDIJIT SINGH , who is a Sikh.
Red, White, Sweet or Dry (1): ANNE SUTER looks at how we buy wine today. FAITH BROOK reads Tisha (6)
The final programme of the series in which we have been paying tribute to
Dame Sybil Thorndike, who died in June aged 93. 5: First Lady
An anthology of Dame Sybil's many performances compiled and presented by Sheridan Morley as a celebration of the career of the first lady of the English theatre and, in John Gielgud's words, ' the most greatly loved and admired English actress since Ellen Terry. '
Producer GRAHAM GAULD
A panel game whose unruly members are occasionally kept in disorder by the Chairman: Nicholas Parsons and in which
Clement Freud Graeme Garden Peter Jones and Kenneth Williams endeavour to prevent each other from talking for just a minute on this - or that. Devised by IAN MESSITER Producer JOAN BROWELL
(Repeated: Friday 12.27 pm)
Preview by Kenneth Williams : page 15
with Roger Cook and Nick Boss Windscale at War
A major expansion to the world's most advanced nuclear complex has divided the Cumbrian community; it includes facilities to deal with Japanese radioactive waste. The cost - £600 million. The prospect - 1,000 new jobs. The fears - 'Cumbria, a nuclear dustbin'.
NICK ROSS (for) and ROGER COOK (against) take sides on the issue.
Compiled by ROGER COOK , NICK ROSS and SALLY DIPLOCK Producer RITCHIE COGAN
(Repeated: Thursday 11.5 am)
Mechanics of the Mind
Six talks by Dr Colin Blake more, Fellow of Downing College, and Royal Society Locke Research Fellow at Cambridge University.
1: The Divinest Part of Us
In his opening lecture Dr Blakemore chronicles the development of man's ideas on the location and function of the mind. He argues that it was Descartes's view of brain and soul as being distinct entities that allowed ,/ men, even devout men, to study the work- ings of the brain without fear of treading in the footsteps of God.
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