A colony of 150,000 giant tortoises, the flightless white-throated rail and the brush warbler are all to be found on the Seychelles atoll of Aldabra. So far, Aldabra has survived undisturbed by man. With the Royal Society's research programme coming to an end, what will the future be for this unique ecosystem?
Presenter Peter France Producer MICHAEL BRIGHT BBC Bristol
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The fifth of an eight-part series about education.
Barry Turner and Maureen O'Connor purvey news about educational issues, respond to listeners' letters, and explore ways of getting the best out of the education system. This week in particular: how to become a parent governor, and how to be effective once on the board.
Producer SALLY THOMPSON
Correspondence to: Parent power, BBC, Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA long wave only
with Sue MacGregor Talking Point.
Reading Your Letters.
Any Other Business: a review of some of the more domestic issues recently raised at Westminster.
The Music of Everyman: baritone BENJAMIN LUXON and pianist DAVID WILLISON demonstrate and discuss the Victorian ballads they enjoy performing. Stepsons (4) long wave only
Molly Fisher and Her Donkey by MICHAEL DAVIES
--Old Molly Fisher is one of a dying breed of cockle gatherers, living out her life with her family on the Loughor Estuary, South Wales. Over the past years the cockle beds have been reduced to almost nothing, and the end of this way of life is near for the Fisher family. Eleven-year-old Rhiannon, however, has other plans - and these plans can lead to tragedy.
Directed by GERRY JONES
Woman at meeting:
(Repeated: Fri 1.40 pm) Written by HELEN LEADBEATER
Faint and sickly winds for ever howl around
Desmond Hawkins explores ways in which poets have written about the desert.
Readers Pauline Wynn and Douglas Leach
Producer BRIAN PATTEN BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat 4.30 pm)
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