Schools are substitute parents for about 12,000 hours of your child's life. In this series of eight programmes Maureen O'Connor and Barry Turner (with your help) plot the crisis points of school days and arm you to make the best decisions along the way.
They tackle the question of how much control you have over what happens to your child in and out of school, the limits of parental choice, what you can expect from education, when and how to exert your rights. How much do end results depend on you, and how much on schools?
Parents' comments, questions. criticisms and contributions are a vital part of each 25-minute magazine.
Producer FRANCES BERRIGAN Preview: page 27
for the completion of Liverpool Cathedral, in the presence of Her Majesty The Queen
Conducted by the DEAN or LIVERPOOL, with words and music from the foundation and consecration services of the Cathedral. Preacher
THE ARCHBISHOP OP YORK The National Anthem
Reading: Micah 4, vv 1-5
Music - Rejoicings: All people that on earth do dwell (Old Hundredth); Christ is made the sure foundation (Westminster Abbey); Hail Sovereign Lord (Holst); Tell out my soul (Woodlands)
Benedicite (John Madden ), specially commissioned for this service by the Dean and Chapter
CHOIR OP LIVERPOOL CATHEDRAL Precentor CANON GORDON BATES Soloist LEONI MITCHEI. L Fanfare section of the MERSEYSIDE POLICE BAND
BRASS ENSEMBLE OF THE ROYAL NORTHERN COLLEGE OF MUSIC conductor CAPTAIN A. E. POTTLE Organist NOEL RAWSTRORNE Choirmaster RONALD WOAN
Commentary by Don Mosey , assisted by Professor John Tarn BBC Manchester
Captain A. E.
Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Guest of the Week: Andrew Sachs , actor, playwright and Fawlty Towers's own Manuel.
A Book a Day: BILL BRECKON reviews the latest books on health matters.
New York Report: HELENE BANFF . Inside Advertising: JENNY THOMPSON takes a look at advertising.
Every Man a King (3)
by Paul Allen
'I don't want to get slung out when I'm too old. Pubs and boutiques. A nice little player-manager's job, non-League at first if necessary and then the managers' circuit. It's not a big ambition, but it won't come easy to the stormy petrel of English soccer.'
from The Queen's Free Chapel of St George, Windsor Castle
Introit: Locus iste (Bruckner);
Psalm 119, TV 73-104 (Battishill, Noble, Harris, Havergal);
Readings: Ecclesiastes 3, vv 16-43 (NEB): Matthew 23. vv 1-12 (NEB);
Canticles (The Short Service: Hooper);
Anthem: Laetentur Coeli (Byrd)
Choir directed by:
A panel game devised by . TONY SRRYANE and EDWARD J. MASON
Dilys Powell and Frank Mulr challenge
Anne Scott-James and Denis Nordea In the Chair
John Julius Norwich
Questions compiled by PETER MOORE
(Repeated: Friday 12.27 pm)
as recorded in the unpublished diaries of Ellen Palmer with Judi Bowker as Ellen Narrator Stephen Thorne
Note from Archy; ' I fly like a moth into the flame that burns me. Ellen, I cannot live without you. What am I to do? ' In 1854 Ellen Palmer went sightseeing in the Crimea. The war was still going on. While she was there, she fell in love with Archy Peel , a nephew of the Prime Minister, Sir Robert Peel. The course of their affair Is described in dramatic and touching detail in Ellen's diary, discovered only in 1973 at the back of an old bureau in a Bouse in North Wales, and made public now for the first time. Compiled by BETTY ASK-WITH. Producer ALAN HAYDOCK
(Judi Bowker is a National Theatre player)
What are We Here for, Brothers?
Presented by Mary Goldring
The power and position of trade unions in Britain have increased dramatically in recent years. Union leaders now exercise a decisive influence on government policies and enjoy a special relationship with ministers. How far has all this changed the role of the trade unions? Are the men who run the unions losing touch with their membership on the shopfloor? Will recent changes at the top of the union leadership lead to any change of direction or purpose? Producer TOM READ
(Repeated: Thursday 11.5 am)
Sir John Gielgud , in the second of 11 programmes, talks to JOHN MILLER about his life in the theatre.
2: Why Dont I Go On The Stager
' I was then 17 - and I went to Lady Benson's little school, which was close to my grandmother's house in Cromwell Road, and recited there and got the scholarship and spent a year there and I played several important parts, including bits of Hamlet and Sir Peter Teazle ; and I seemed to be getting on rather well there, although she thought me rather mannered and rather effeminate - which I was, and very conceited - which I also was, so I was put in my place a bit. She was an admirable teacher and a very sort of pungent, witty woman, not a good actress herself. She used to come and do the Ophelia mad scene in a large Edwardian hat.'
Producer JOHN POWELL
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