Most people living near factories accept them as part of their environment. Until events proved otherwise, the inhabitants of Seveso in Italy had no apparent cause for concern either. Could such a disaster happen in Britain? If so, what plans are there to protect us? Steve Bradshaw investigates. Producers SUSAN SNAILUM and PAT TAYLOR
The Kneeling Woman by ARTHUR APPLETON
Read by Penelope Lee
' As she held the door his hand searched for her free hand ... " I want to talk to you, Eva." " About what? " ... " Say hello to mother " ... '
Frank Muir gives an irreverent commentary on our social history
Readers Alec McCowen and Norman Shelley
Adapted by SIMON BRETT in seven episodes from The Frank Muir Book.
Producer HALLAM TENNYSON
in Things Could be Worse with John Baddeley , John Graham and Frances Jeater 13: All at Sea 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:
Rosemary Anne Sisson , novelist and screenwriter.
Rights and Obligations: RONALD IRVING and CHARLES ANTHONY untangle some legal knots.
*Att Ants is Black': rose GAMBLE remembers how younger brother Joey's collection of ' pets ' got him into trouble. A Home in Boy's Town: from Southern India LYN TEN KATE reports on an unusual town, founded by a British school-teacher.
RICHARD LEECH reads
The Way of All Flesh (10)
An Ergonomist about the House
A comedy by JOHN PORES
NORMAN: You realise that the biggest waste of energy is going on in your own kitchen ... human energy.
HARRY: How is scientifically saving Brenda's energy going to cut the electricity bills?
But Norman persuades Harry to apply Ergonomics - the science of arranging work and its environment to the best advantage of the worker - to his wife, Brenda ... and chaos ensues.
Produced and directed by SHAUN MACLOUGHLIN
David Scott Blackhall presents his personal selection of poetry - ranging from an English translation of a Sanskrit poem written 1,900 years ago to a parody of Ogden Nash. He also includes his choice of the worst line in English poetry, and quotes from his favourite poets who include some little-known 20th-century writers. The poems are read by FRANCES BOROVITZ and GARY WAT-SON. Producer THENA HESHEL
A panel game whose unruly members are occasionally kept in disorder by the Chairman: Nicholas Parsons and in which Ray Alan, Clement Freud, Peter Jones and Kenneth Williams endeavour to prevent each other from talking for just a minute on this - or that.
(Repeated: Friday 12.27 pm)
Mechanics of the Mind
Six talks by Dr Colin Blakemore, Fellow of Downing College, and Royal Society Locke Research Fellow at Cambridge University.
5: A Burning Fire
Man, it has been suggested, is unique through his gift of language. Yet around the world there are 'academies for apes' where animals have learned a language which, Dr Blakemore argues, is not fundamentally different from our own.
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