The fourth programme in an eight-part series on matters of interest and Importance to everyone concerned with the education of their children.
Barry Turner and Maureen O'Connor purvey news and opinion about educational issues, respond to points raised in listeners' letters, and explore some of the ways of getting the best out Of the education system. This week in particular they look at the right of Parents, confirmed by both major political parses, to select their children's schools, and ask ls parental choice a myth Or a reality?
Correspondence to: Parent Power, [address removed]
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Towards Two Million
Unemployment in Britain is edging upwards: some forecasters say it will reach two million next year, yet it is not a hotly debated political issue. Does the number of jobless matter now that be"ig unemployed no longer means hunger and destitution? Are the unemployed the casualties of progress, or those of a slack economy? What solutions can be offered?
Presented bv John Eidinow Producer CAROLINE THOMSON long wave only
Stories of crime and detection in London
A series of 13 programmes Written by ROBERT BARR with and 7:The Birthday Party (1)
12.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only
Chief Inspector Roach:
with Sue MacGregor
A Teacher's Lot....: LUCY PARKER gathers further views from the classroom floor.
Talking Point: what is this thing called love?... A Visit to the Viking Exhibition: with GYN FREEMAN
The Lost Stradivarius (7) long wave only
Korsakoff's Psychosis A comedy by GEOFFREY PARKINSON with Margot Boyd as Auntie
Mabel John Rye as Dr Fowler Michael Harbeur as Frank Cocker and Steve Hodson as Gregory Blow
When Auntie Mabel decides to leave her not inconsiderable fortune to Dr Fowler's Clinic for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Korsakoff's Psychosis, Frank and Gregory, who had hoped to be her beneficiaries, are curious to find out what Korsakoff's Psychosis is. The dictionary, they discover, defines it as ' a mental disorder, often producing a proneness to exaggerated boasting and deception'. Auntie Mabel considers that her late husband died of this condition.
Directed by SHAUN MACLOUGHLIN
Dr Fowler Michael
First medical student:
Second medical student:
A nationwide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete to become this year's Brain of Britain.
Chairman Robert Robinson
1: London (1) David Shenkin Civil servant; Michael Seltser , Solicitor; Mary Hodgkinson , Poet; Nicholas Heoton, Arts administrator
Including Beat the Brains, in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants.
Programme devised by JOHN p. WYNN.
Questions set by IAN GILLIES
Producer RICHARD EDIS
Written by JAMES ROBSON
Dan Archer. EDGAR HARRISON Peggy Archer. JUNE SPENCER
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