with Brian Redhead in Blackpool for the Trades Union Congress and LIBBY PURVES in London including at
6 45* Prayer for the Day with PEGGY MAKINS
7.0. 8.0 Today's News Read by COLIN DORAN
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* thought for the Day
The Year of the Planets
During 1979 all the planets between Venus and Saturn will have been examined at close range by spacecraft from
Earth providing us with higher resolution pictures than ever before. What have the pictures told scientists so far? The first sputnik was launched in 1957 - now there are an estimated 5,000 satellites orbiting the Earth for communications, for navigation, for weather forecasting, and for intelli, gence purposes. How do these various satellites work? What developments can we expect in the next ten years?
In the studio to answer your questions on space exploration and current knowledge of the solar system is Dr Garry Hunt , who is at present working with NASA on the Viking mission to Mars and the Voyager mission to Jupiter and Saturn. In the chair
Produced by the Woman's Hour Unit
Linesare open from 8.0 om
Tribute: a play for radio by JAMES GIBBINS
' understand your feelings, Mrs Ramsden , but he was a public figure. Just a few minutes of your time, that's all. I'd like to write a piece - a tribute - about your husband. With all respect, you owe it to him.'
Directed by CORDON EMSLIE
(First broadcast on Radio Scotland)
Peter Barkworth , the actor, chooses the eight records he would take to n desert island and discusses them with ROY PLOMLEY
Producer DEREK DRESCHER
(Peter Barkworth is in ' Can You Hear Me at the Back?' at the Piccadilly Theatre, London)
12.55 Weather: programme news: long weve only
with Sue MacGregor
A Sort of Swedish Kibbutz: in Stockholm DOREEN TAYLOR visited a new-style family hotel - run by the tenants.
Talking Point: opinions and ideas.
Cashing In: NICHOLAS GOODISON with some financial advice on buying your own home.
Entertainment Round-up: GORDON cow reporting. Sabrina (6)
Jeanine McMullen dispels the romantic myths of rural life with practical advice for smallholders, ideas on home food production, and tips from people, nationwide, who make ' a small country living' work.
Producer SARAH PITT BBC Bristol
by HENRY JAMES. Part 1 with JENNY TWIGGE
Directed by KAY PATRICK
Graeme Garden Peter Porter and Dick Vosburgh are quizzed on sayings funny and fatuous - taken from books, journals and walls, or simply overheard.
'I imagine that we're going to find that this is full of quotations.'
Quotations read by TtONALD FLETCHER
Devised and presented by NIGEL REES
How World War II Looks to Young Europeans Now 1: Five Countries, Five Wars
Richard Mayne has been investigating the impressions of young people in Britain, Germany, France, Yugoslavia and Sweden. and listening to teachers, parents and others who may have helped to shape their views.
From contemporary schoolchildren we learn, among other things, that Hitler' burned Paris ', bombed America ', and lifted Germany out of the dustbins of Europe '. Producer DANIEL SNOWMAN
A fresh look at the musical. Presented by Denis Quilley
With BLAIN FAIRMAN and ALAN TILVERN
6: The Rock Musical or How the Age of Aquarius Dawned and Then Went Back to Bed Written by ALISTAIR BEATON
Producer MARTIN FISHER (Shortened repeat)
In 1969 the Swann Committee on the use of drugs in farming recommended restrictions on the prescription of antibiotics. The aim was to curb the spread of drug-resistant bacteria from animals to men. Yet ten years later it has become clear that some bacteria - particularly the salmonellae, which are responsible for most food poisoning - can resist nearly all available drugs.
Geoff Watts examines the dangers British meat and milk pose for our health, and asks: what went wrong after Swann?
Researcher DEBORAH COHEN Producer GEOFF DEEHAN
Michael Oliver explores the Edinburgh Fringe with LOUIS ALLEN and TONY PALMER, who report on some of the 5,000 performances on offer in this, the largest arts festival in the world.
Producer chris SWANN
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