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Dr Anthony Clare , Russell Davies , Fran Morrison in Edinburgh and Gerry Monte in Cardiff taking part in a live talk show that each week features a celebrity birthday interview as well as intriguing personal stories and musical interludes.
Producer SALLY THOMPSON
The Virgin of the Motorways by LESLIE GARDINER Read by Bob Trotter
' A girl on a highway. late at night, accepting lifts is a phenomenon in Italy. " Did you miss the last bus? " "My trouble is worse than that, she said.'
Producer PATRICK RAYNER BBC Scotland
6: The Story of John Wood with Paul Young as John Wood
Narrator John Rowe with Garard Green
In December 1837 John Wood , a young Scottish marine surveyor, found himself in the remote Uzbeg capital of Kunduz on the banks of the Oxus. The idea occurred to him that there was a chance of following this fabled river to its source. The idea became an obsession, . the great object of my thoughts by day and my dreams by night
By the following February Wood had reached his goal. Or so he believed. He was. he wrote. the first European since Marco Polo to contemplate ' the noble but frozen sheet of water. from whose western end issued the infant river of the Oxus'. The hazards of the fearsome winter journey, alas, had been endured in vain.
This series, adapted by JOHN KEAY from his book When Men and Mountains Meet (Publishers John Murray ), recounts the adventures of the extraordinary hand of men who early in the 19th century were among the first Europeans to explore the Himalayas.
Producer ALAN HAYDOCK
Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Talking Point: opinions and ideas.
A Living Museum: GYN FREEMAN visits ' Finch-cocks ' near Goudhurst in Kent, where early musical instruments can be seen and heard.
Dordogne Diary: ANNETTE MASSIE recounts the events of her new life in south-west France.
I Don't Want to Live Like This ...: sufferers and doctors talk to PETER EVANS about eczema. Sabrina (8)
5: But Whitby's still a thriving place
And proud of her ancient ways.
Poets and painters and writers too
Have fallen under her spell
For Whitby binds u. to herself
We folk who love her well. (TOM STAMP)
Tom Vernon discovers some of the people who have fallen under the spell of the coast of North Yorkshire - among them Alan Ayckbourn Anne Bront ë, the Sitwclls and Count Dracula. Readers SHEILA ALLEN and PETER TUDDENHAM
Producer FRANCES DONNELLY
Toria Fuller and Peter Marinker in When Wings Have Roots by SHIRLEY BARRIE
Her life in England a mess, Angela returns home to her parents in Canada. But before long she realises that hiding in the past solves nothing.
Directed by PETER KING
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Written by SUSAN HILL Cast for the week:
Thirteen programmes on the theme of childhood to mark the International
Year of the Child
Compiled and introduced by David Davis
8: Superfluity of Naughtiness
Readers Patricia Hayes and Kenneth Williams Producer GRAHAM GAULD
A sequence of dramatisations by BILL MORRISON of four Philip Marlowe novels 1939-1949
3: The Lady in the Lake (1943) with and A body found in a mountain lake connects mysteriously with the case of the missing wife. Three more corpses litter the stage before Murder-a-Day Marlowe comes up with the answer.
Musical research ADRIAN EDWARDS
Directed by JOHN TYDEMAN
Lt Al Degarmo:
Every year hundreds of thousands of pilgrims flock to the shrine of Fatima in Portugal. But lately, a woman in a nearby village is proving to be a counter attraction with her claims to possess supernatural powers. Bernard Jackson investigates.
From earliest times talking about oneself has been seen as helpful in solving problems or at least making one feel better about them. During the last 50 years doctors, psychologists and others have attempted to harness the beneficial effects of talking in the practice of psychotherapy.
In a series of six programmes Dr Anthony Clare gives his personal assessment of the present state of psychotherapy in its many forms.
A documentary in words and music compiled by Robert Leach ' Beside the seaside, beside the sea ', the lure of the Punch and Judy Show is as great as ever it was. Children - of all ages - still enjoy the villainy and violence of Mr Punch , who kills the baby and ends up unrepentant on the scaffold.
In this programme Punch and Judy men talk about their odd and obsessive way of life.
Musicians MARTYN BRIGGS and SANDRA KERR
Producer ALAN HAYDOCK
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