Making the Most of Your Local Council
Local Authorities are involved with people from cradle to grave but how much do you know about your councils' responsibilities, and the services they provide: and how can you make the best use of them? For instance, how can you find out what your rates are spent on? What say have you in choosing your child's school? How can you get a council house? Who's responsible for mending pot-holes in the road? What help can you get for the elderly? Brenda Borrett , Conservative councillor on Nottingham County Council; and John Reynolds. Labour councillor on Cardiff City Council, are in the studio to answer your questions.
In the chair
Sue MacGregor Produced by the Woman's Hour Unit
Lines open from 8.0 am
long wave only
Robinson by DEREK RABY with Clifford Rose as Banthrop Stephen Murray as Tom and Josie Kidd as Brenda 'Banthrop likes to think he is chairman of a great big family, until he judges that one of the staff has been too familiar ...
Directed bv MARGARET ET ALL long wave only
The waves of modern technology are sweeping us towards the turn of the cenfury What can we make of these new tools which are coming to hand? How will they shape our lives at home and at work?
Reporter George Luce Producer JOHN EDWARDS long wave only
Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Letters from Ummie (1): BRENDA KIDMAN reads from five years' correspondence with an old Indian friend. Ladies and Gentlemen, Don't Go Away: TONY BARNFIELD didn't, and met a motley crew of street entertainers.
Reading Your Letters.
The Gates of Death: what, if anything, can the experience of dying teach the living? A report from last weekend's historic Wrekin Trust conference. Look Back with Mixed Feelings (9) long wave only
The Strange Ways of the Japanese by RUSSELL BOYLE Scad by Sally Mates
' The only one here about her age was David. In the water the movement of his massive shoulders fascinated her. But he remained aloof, and aloofness is very provoking.'
Eleanor Summerfield Gillian Reynolds and Tim Rice
Tune Twisters from Steve Race
In the chair Rey Plemley Devised and written by IAN MESSITER. Producer PAUL MAYHEW-ARCHER
Steve Race 's Preview: p 27
How public spending cuts will affect you: a special enquiry.
Mary Goldrfng examines the way local authorities are meeting government demands to cut their spending. Where has the axe fallen and why? Will it mean fewer bureaucrats or worse services? What effect will it have on the rates?
starring Nigel Anthony
The first of an adventure series, based on the life of C. S. FORESTER'S immortal character, Horatio Hornblower, adapted for radio in ten parts by VAL GIELGUD
Book 1: Mr Midshipman Hornblower
Part 1: The Even Chance
The action takes place at Spithead in 1794.
Technical assistance by members of the Royal Naval Museum, Portsmouth
Music score composed and conducted by JOHNNY PEARSON
Directed by TREVOR HILL and CHRIS WEBB
BBC Manchester (Stereo)
Admiral Lord Hornblower, Rtd:
Hornblower as new Midshipman:
Lieutenant Masters of HMS Justinian:
Mr Midshipman Simpson:
Mr Midshipman Cleveland:
Lieutenant Chalk of HMS Goliath:
Mr Midshipman Caldwell:
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