Fay Weldon , the novelist and playwright, who was responsible for the recent BBC2 adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, chooses her eight records and discusses them with ROY PLOMLEY
Producer DEREK DRESCHER long wave only
Imagine you are held hostage. You are tied up, blindfolded. denied food and drink. What happens to your mind under those conditions? What effects linger after your release? Geoff Watts examines the psychological effects of captivity, and assesses the value of psychiatric advice in siege-breaking. Producer GEOFF DEEHAN long wave only
Jim Flegg today turns to the ' bird watcher's barometer ' - the lapwing, or maybe you know it as the peewit or green plover, whose appearance in large flocks often portends severe weather. BBC Bristol long wave only
A You and Yours Special Prescription charges are going up, hospitals face closure, staff" cuts seem unavoidable. How will we cope? Should we put more emphasis on prevention of sickness? Is more ' Community Care ' the answer - and if so, who will do the caring?
Bill Breckon tries to find some of the answers
Producer ROBERT ROWS
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Introduced from Manchester by Marjorie Lofthouse The Herd of the Tankervilles: LADY TANKERVILLE talks to KEITH ALLAN about her special charges, the unique herd of cattle that has roamed the parkland of Chillingham Castle for 700 years.
Queen of the Road: WENDY LLOYD puts the brakes on a theory that it's a simple matter to drive a 26-ton lorry and load.
Without These Walls: JOE WHITTY , recently appointed as first male Governor of Askham Grange , talks to LIZ AMBLER about his new post at this women's open prison with its own mother and baby unit. BBC Manchester Stepsons (10) long wave only
Running Down by MIKE WALKKR
When Chris's mother dies be finds himself facing a new life. Should he act on advice from his Spiritualist friend, or do what Graham suggests? A serious comedy in which two men finally come to terms with life and, perhaps, themselves.
MARY NASH (piano) Directed by CHRISTOPHER VENNING
African/Man in the street:
Jocelyn Ryder-Smith talks to a young Englishwoman who left her comfortable Home Counties background to live in a Tibetan community in India, and eventually to become a Buddhist Nun with the name Shen Pen . ' of service to others.'
Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham
with Richard Hudson-Evans
This year the major ferry operators have abandoned their policy of uniform fares and are undercutting each other in an effort to attract more customers. Going Places plots a path through the fares jungle and tries out the P & o Jetfoil from London to Ostend.
Producer GEOFF DOBSON Editor ROGER MACDONALD
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Vladimir Bukovsky has spent a third of his life in Soviet prisons and mental institutions. His crime - not conforming with the system. Eventually. in December 1976, the Soviet authorities bowed to Western pressure and agreed to release him in exchange for the Chilean Communist. Luis Corvalan. Now a student in Cambridge, Bukovsky continues to fight the Soviet regime and manages to keep in touch with the dissident groups in Russia. Erik de Manny profiles Vladimir Bukovsky , a dissident in exile.
Producer MARIFI CRICOTE
The Rt Hon Dame Judith Hart , mp
Dr Magnus Pyke and Graham Dowson tackle the issues raised by the audience in Cranfield Institute of Technology, Bedford
Chairman David Jacobs Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat 1.10 pm)
Listeners' views for use in Any Answers?, Thursday 4.15, to: Any Answersf BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR
An irreverently critical look back at the week's news with Bill Wallis David Tate
Sheila Steafel David Jason and THE DAVID FIRMAN TRIO Written by GUY JENKIN , JOHN LANGDON JEREMYER OWNE , ANDY WILSON RICHARD QUICK and BRIAN BETHELI ,
Producer JIMMY MULVILLE
Crucial Division A comedy by LAURENCE MCDERMOTT with Richard Briers as an MP
A vote of no-confidence - the House divides at ten o'clock - the ayes and noes seem equal - the government could fall - every member's presence is vital ... Certain individuals are suddenly aware of the power they hold.
Another MP.PETER BALDWIN Directed by TYDEMAN JOHN
(Richard Briers is in ' Middle Age Spread ' at the Lyric Theatre, London)
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