Read Any Good Books Lately?
,th 26 shopping days to
Christmas, this programme is devoted to recently published books about wildlife, which you might like to give - or receive!
Introduced by PETER FRANCE Producer DILYS BREESE BBC Bristol
Help or Hindrance?
People who need mechanical assistance with the everyday function of living have. on the whole, to accept what the National Health Service has to offer in the way of orthotics: deaf aids, spectacles, surgical shoes and corsets. In many cases the recipients feel that a better service could be offered. Are they right?
Nancy Wise has been investigating. Producers SUSAN SNAILUM and PAT TAYLOR
Frank Muir gives an irreverent commentary on our social history. 3: Art
Readers Alec MeCowen Norman Shelley and Valerie Murray
Adapted by SIMON BRETT in seven episodes from The Frank Muir Book.
Producer HALLAM TENNYSON
The traditional ceremony In which Queen, Lords and Commons come together for the Government's intentions for the new session of Parliament to be announced.
David Holmes , the BBC's Political Editor, describes the arrival of the Royal Procession in the Chamber of the House of Lords and the summoning of the members of the House of Commons by the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod.
The Speech from the Throne by HM The Queen is followed by a discussion of its political implications.
Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week:
Carla Lane , television script-writer
Reading your letters.
Friends and Neighbours - 4: JUNE ROSE talks to SALMA QURESHI who is a Pakistani.
Craft Books: Christmas present suggestions from WENDY JAMES.
Planning and People: PETER WINDOWS reports on a congress which plans to improve our environment.
FAITH BROOK reads Tisha (Final instalment)
(Music: Hoist's Japanese Suite)
The BBC Drama Repertory Company in The Renaissance Man by JOHN LLOYD FRASER
' People like him have certain standards of patriotism, modesty, loyalty, good manners and so on. He thinks all this nonsense we're having to put up with here is just part of a phase we'll pass through. He's really something of a Renaissance man: in his book one view is opposed by another and- the truth is bound to emerge. The student body will just have to learn to live with that.' and PETER CRAZE , TERRI LANG and WALTER HALl Produced and directed by MARGARET ETALL
Dr John Mallory:
Professor Douglas Porter:
Dr Peter Gilpin:
WINIFRED GERIN , long acknowledged as the definitive biographer of the four Bronte children, talks about her lifelong interest in the family at Haworth Parsonage, her impressions of how they reacted to each other, and the new material that her 30 years of research has brought to light. Presented and produced by Frances Donnelly
A panel game whose unruly members are occasionally kept in disorder by the Chairman: Nicholas Parsons and in which Clement Freud Patrick Moore. Derek Nimmo and Kenneth Williams endeavour to prevent each other from talking for just a minute on this - or that. Devised by IAN MESSITER Producer JOHN BROWELL
Mechanics of the Mind
Six talks by Dr Colin Blake more. Fellow of Downing College, and Royal Society Locke Research Fellow at Cambridge University.
3: An Image of Truth
Between the turmoil of the moving lights that fills the image within our eye and the credible world of external objects that we build from that image, there is a miraculous transformation. DR BLAKEMORE argues that the brain cells which work this transmogrification have knowledge and intelligence; the neurons themselves could be considered Cartesian souls.
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