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7.45* Thought for the Day
The Piano Lesson by PAUL R. HYDE
Read by Patrick Malahide A Polish piano teacher in a cold Edinburgh room - a student who has to learn Liszt and Schubert -and an old forgotten mazurka - light beneath the shadow of loneliness. Producer PATRICK RAYNER BBC Scotland
from Birmingham Introducedby
Charity and Commerce : JAN BROOKES talks to a man who is attempting to revolutionise the traditional idea of a charity.
Telford's Change: ANN TENNANT listens in to a community radio station which has recently been set up in Telford.
Sing a Song of England: ROY PALMER 'S collection of ballads spans the years from the Armada to the Great Train Robbery. BBC Birmingham
Kestrets In The Kitchen
The story of Bob and Pat Ratcliffe as told to Meg Elizabeth Atkins. abridged by PAT MCLOGH-LIN in ten parts. Read by Frank Windsor (10)
(Music: Vaughan Williams Suite for Pipes)
20th Birthday Issue
On 3 April 1959 a new programme appeared on the Home Service which presented extracts from BBC programmes you might have missed or might like to hear again. They called it Pick of the Week. It was started by Gale Pedrick who made the selection and John Ellison who read the script. It's still going strong and 20 years later Margaret Howard presents her selection of the best in BBC radio and television. Research by BARBARA PHILLIPS Producer
with Direct Elections to the European Parliament only a couple of months away, tonight's Any Questionsf comes from the Chamber of the European Parliament in Luxembourg with Colette Flesch
The Rt Hon Sir Richard Marsh
Gwyneth Dunwoody. mp Douglas Hurt , mp
Chairman David Jacobs Producer CAROLE STONE
Let's Show an Opera
Does grand opera work on the small screen? This is one of the questions Paul Vaughan discusses with John Cox , Brian Large and Henry Pleas-ants. in a month when eight operas are shown on BBC television.
JOHN BOUNDY and JOHN POWELL .
An irreverently critical look back at the week's news with David Jason. Bill Wallis
David Tate. Sheila Steafel and the David Firman Trio Written by GUY JENKIN . JOHN LANGDON , RICHARD QUICK , ROGER WODDIS. JEREMY BROWNE. BARRY BOWES and GEOFFREY ATKIN -
(Repeated; Sat at 5.25 am) Woddis on ... page 14
A series of plays for late-night listening
Bodies Beautiful by PETER WHALLEY with John Shrapnel and Fiona Walker
Vincent and Cheryl are getting ready to go to a party. It is a familiar ritual for them but this evening things don't go entirely to plan ...
Directed by TONY curr BBC Manchester
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