The potential of the human brain is enormous - but we aU underuse it, perhaps by as much as 99 per cent. Research into its workings suggests many ways we can improve its functioning in areas like memory, concentration, creativity and learning. To find out what scientists have discovered about the brain so far and how you can apply that knowledge, put your questions to Tony Buzan. In the chair
Produced by the Woman's Hour Unit.
Lines are open from 8.0 am long wave only from 9.40
A Rip-off at St Moritz by DOUGLAS RAILTON
Read by Barry Warren
The prize for the downhill ski-race that year was 50,000 marks; and not many doubted that Eddie Wagner the American entrant had the event in his pocket. long wave only
Barrable's Caper by PETER RUSSELL with Barry Evans as Dave Young Dave is having a lean spell, so he gets a job. He's quietly building this wall in this garden when the lady of the house asks him in for this drink; and before he knows where he is, he's blackmailed into helping out with the perfect robbery. But there is also this dog, a basenji, that can' bark. The alibi is impeccable. Or is it?
Directed by DAVID SPENSER
Whenever a couple of farmers get together, they tend to talk shop. David Richardson , who grows crops and keeps pigs in Norfolk, and Michael Clark , who milks cows and tends sheep in Avon. are no exception. The first of four opportunities to eavesdrop as they lean over a gate.
Producer ANTHONY PARKIN BBC Birmingham long wave only
Joan Fontaine , the star who has appeared in many films including Rebecca, Jane Eyre and Tender is the Night, chooses the records she would take to a desert island and discusses them With ROY PLOMLEY.
Producer DEREK DRESCHER
12.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only
Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Small is Beautiful?: HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and others talk to DAVID HAWKSZORTH about the practical and genetic aspects of breeding miniature animais.
Reading Your Letters.
Good Taste: Reflections by ANNE JONES.
Night Owls: JENNY THOMP SON goes shopping at midnight.
Answering Your Questions: Replies to some of those received but not aired in recent Tuesday Call programmes.
The Tiger In the Smoke (7) long wave only
A novel without a hero by WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY with and and Alec McCowen at Thackeray
9: Changed Fortunes
In which the Manager of our Performance, the Puppet Master, brings back two of his major puppets from the mysterious East, the good William Dobbin and the Fat Collector of Bogley Wollah. Fortunes change for our two heroines. Becky receives a severe warning in Naples; and Vanity Fair looses one of its most brilliant ornaments. with and Henry Knowles as the Observer and the memory of George Osborne
Directed by DAVID SPENSER
1 I never expected to hear a coxcomb ask 200 guineas for flinging a pot of paint in the public's face.' (JOHN RUSKIN ) 'What greater sarcasm can Mr Ruskin pass upon himself than that he preaches to young men what he cannot perform? '
(JAMES MCNEILL WHISTLER )
One hundred years ago this week, Whistler sued
Ruskin for libel over his criticism of Nocturne in Black and Gold - The Falling Rocket when it was exhibited in London at the ' Greenery-yallery Grosvenor Gallery '. The two-day trial was a tragicomedy which emphasised the breach that was being driven between the avant-garde artist and the public - a breach which has continued to this day.
The story is told by Eleanor Bron , with David March as Whistler John Franklyn-Robbins as Ruskin and Julian Glover as The Attorney General Other parts played by: PETER WILLIAMS , HAROLD KASKET , PHILIP SULLY , GAVIN CAMPBELL , TIMOTHY BATESON , ANDREW BRANCH, ROY SPENCER, GREGORY DE POLNAY, BRUCE BEEBY , BILL MONKS and MALCOLM GERARD.
Written by DAVID THOMPSON Producer PATRICIA BRENT
(Julian Glover is a member of the RSO
One in ten of the old people in the United Kingdom suffers from dementia - a progressive disease of the brain that causes erosion of personality and eventually leads to death.
Richard Fisher examines the biological nature of the dementias and investigates the effects they induce in the brains of the sufferers.
Contributors include PRO
FESSORS THOMAS ARIE , ALAN DAVISON , A. N. EXTON-SMITH , J. A. N. CORSELLIS and DR W. A. LISHMAN
Producer DAVID PATERSON
(First broadcast on Radio 3)
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