Knowing what to do, and when, and how, is all-important in the garden-and this is an especially busy time of the year for planting and transplanting, storing crops and preparing for next year's growth.
In the studio to share their expertise with you are Beth Chatto , who specialises in unusual hardy plants, and Peter Robinson , Principal of Capel Manor Institute of Horticulture. Jill Burridge is in the chair
Produced by the Woman's Hour Unit
Lines open from 8.0 am long wave only
Getting Through by JEREMY TREGLOWN with It's a funny business really, sitting here talking to you, but Sister Ashton says you never know what might be getting through. It's like when we were kids saying our prayers " Gentle Jesus, meek and mild ". Who were we talking to? ' Mr Wheeler. .. CHRIS .GITTINS Debbie PATRICIA GALLIMORE
Directed by ROGER PINE BBC Birmingham long wave only
The waves of modern technology are sweeping us towards the turn of the century. What can we make of these new tools which are coming to hand? How will they shape our lives?
Reporter George Luce Producer JOHN EDWARDS long wave only
Introduced by Sue MacGregor Talking Point.
Reading Your Letters.
Enriching Life: the collective thoughts of MARGARET DRABBLE , JOHN DRUM-MOND and MYRTLE SIMPSON. JOANNA HICKSON reports on the theme of the annual conference of Soroptimist International in Glasgow.
Other Peoples' Children: for the International Year of the Child NOREEN RIOLS reports from France. The Age of Innocence by EDITH WHARTON , abridged in 16 parts by JANET QUIGLEY Read by Daniel Massey (1) Newland Archer was a typical product of old New York society in the 1870s and his engagement to May Welland, herself a typical product - ' the young girl who knew nothing and expected everything ' - was regarded as the apogee of what that society represented. But then May's cousin, the Countess Olenska, returned to New York fleeing from a disastrous marriage abroad ... (Music: Schumann's Adagio and Allegro for horn and piano): long wave only
The Gambling School by IAN MCALPINE
Read by Fraser Kerr
' Forty or 50 men were standing in a wide ring down in the valley. The four boys crouched to watch them from the top of the hill.
' Two men stood in the middle. Their faces were serious with a greedy concentration that Archie had never seen before.'
Eleanor Summerfield Gillian Reynolds and Tim Rice
Tune Twisters from Steve Race In the chair Roy Plomley
Devised and written by IAN MESSITER Producer
(Repeated: Thurs 12.27)
A programme of special Interest to people with visual handicaps.
Presented by David Scott Blackball and Jane Finnis Today's edition has advice on how to train your memory: how do you remember your shopping list when you can't see well enough to read or write? It also includes a review of some detective stories and thrillers available on tape.
Producer THENA HESHEL
(If you haue any queries or comments, phone [number removed]after the broadcast, from 8.30-9.30)
Handbook (same title), £1.50 by post from [address removed]
4: Madrid: 'Put Money in thy Purse '
In the fourth of six talks about his journey through Spain and Portugal this summer, novelist Joseph Hone comes to Madrid in high summer, a ferociously burnt race-track of a city, largely given over to Mammon. The centre still holds in Spain today; while the old kingdoms imagine their freedoms, only the leafy Retiro gardens and a sea-haunted cellar bar seem real ... Producer JOY HATWOOD
starring Nigel Anthony
The first of four novels based on episodes in the life of C. S. FORESTER'S immortal character, Horatio Hornblower, adapted for radio by VAL GIELGUD.
Book 1: Mr Midshipman Hornblower
Part 2: The Cargo of Rice
Location recordings by CHRIS WEBB and DAVID FLEMING-WILLIAMS aboard the ketch I. P. Thorsoe
Music score composed and conducted by JOHNNY PEARSON
Directed by TREVOR HILL
Admiral Lord Hornblower, the Narrator:
Mr Midshipman Hornblower, a youth:
Capt Sir Edward Pellew of HMS Indefatigable:
Capt Neuville of the privateer Pique:
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