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7.45* Thought for the Day
Last November, The Week in Westminster celebrated its Golden Jubilee. During these 50 years. British politicians and broadcasters have developed a remarkable and unique relationship. Occasionally, as at the time of the Suez crisis this has almost amounted to open warfare. Robert Carvel has been tracing the ups and downs of what he calls ' the odd couple ', with the help of those involved, including the Home Secretary. The Rt Hon William Whitelaw , MP, and the BBC's Director-General, Ian Trethowan. Producer
Today Jim Flegg 's choice is the herring gull whose long call brings to mind high cliffs and salt-laden breezes, although few inland rubbish tips are without this bird! BBC Bristol
Bird Sounds and Their
Meaning, book, 14.95, and record from bookshops
Introduced from Bristol by Jenni Murray
The Olympic Challenge: Robin Cousins. British Figure Skating Champion, discusses his career which has taken' him from his home town of Bristol to Denver, USA, where he now trains rigorously for the 1980 Olympics.
Cornwall's First Lady of the Fishing Industry DAPHNE LAWRY , tells of the struggle to preserve the livelihood of the Cornish inshore fishermen.
Standing By for a Crisis: CHERYL ARMITAGE looks at Avon's emergency services network and its role in protecting the public in the event of a localised disaster.
A Taste for Tea: BILL DAVIES talks to famous names in the tea trade. BBC Bristol
The Grass Harp (4)
A Woman of This Description by RACHEL WYATT with Eve Pearce as Gladys Higgins and Peter Baldwin as Det-Sgt Farnsworth
' In one of the worst snowstorms on record, thousands of people are stranded far from their homes this evening. All the roads across the Pen-nines are blocked, and the Al, the A4 and parts of the Ml are closed.'
Gladys Higgins leaves Goole on her way to Nottingham and from that moment on. her family hear no more of her.
Directed by LIANE AUKIN
When a writer sits down to face that blank white page where do the creative ideas come from? June Knox-Mawcr has been talking to a group of distinguished writers including Kingsley Amis, Malcolm Bradbury. Mollie Hardwick , Ian McEwan and Dick Francis to find out about the curious rituals that writers seem to go through before they can actually bring themselves to write-the right fountain pen, the correct size paper-and beyond that the origins of the impulses for stories, plots and characters. With thoughts on the matter from other literary ' greats' such as Henry James and Hemingway, read by David Ashford.
Producer FRANCES DONNELLY
David Lay presents a portrait of Sultan Qaboos of Oman, one of the world's last absolute rulers. The West relies on Oman, strategically placed opposite Iran at the entrance to the Gulf, for the safe passage of oil supplies from the Middle East. Producer WILLIAM HORSLEY
Glcnda Jackson Lord Hill Lord Cudlipp Auberon Waugh tackle the issues raised by the audience in Long-leat House, Warminster, Wilts
Chairman David Jacobs Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol
(Repeated; Sat 1.10 pm) Review: page 90
with Bill Wallis, David Tate, Sheila Steafel, Chris Emmett and THE DAVID FIRMAN TRIO
Written by GUY JENKIN, JOHN LANGDON, JEREMY BROWNE, ANDY WILSON, RICHARD QUICK and BRIAN BETHELL
(Repeated: Sat 5.25 pm)
Militaria by J.C. WILSHER with Norman Rod way as Mr Burgess and Gordon Dulieu as the reporter
' The name of the business is " Passage of Arms" - we're in the market for all manner of military items and memorabilia but my particular speciality is German militaria 1933-1945.'
Directed by IAN COTTERELL
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