Here I feel like a newborn baby. I'm going to live a new life, but just now I feel as if 1 am between two societies, between two lives
Sara is 30 and one of
55.000 people who left the Soviet Bloc last year to seek freedom in the West. For most, their country of first asylum is Austria, and their first taste of the new life a state-run refugee camp at Traiskirchen, near Vienna. As they wait for the offer of a permanent home, sometimes crowded 20 to a room, doubts and disappointments creep in. David Henshaw reports from Austria on the growing tide of East European refugees - and the conditions that drive many to risk everything to get across the border. A File on 4 report
Producer MAX EASTERMAN BBC Manchester long wave only
Introduced from Wales by Noreen Bray
Welsh Guest: Craig Thomas - teacher turned thriller writer.
Steet-A Change of Life: how the coming redundancies have already affected South Wales.
After the Flood: the waters of the Rhondda have receded; the problems have only begun.
You're not Going to Believe This: tall stories from Pembrokeshire, told by GWYN GRIFFITHS. BBC Wales
Sense and Sensibility (10) long wave only
Hush, Hush by JACKY GILLOTT
* Hush, hush, whisper who dares, old Harold Sutcliffe 's not saying his prayers ... I'd rather talk to you. Anyway, there's no one to say prayers to. Pathetic spectacle I'd make talking to myself ... Talk to yourself and they take you away. Well, I'm not going. Not yet. I've things to attend to.'
Directed by BRIAN MILLER BBC Bristol
(First broadcast in 1978)
Tommy Steele has just been awarded the Show Business Personality of the Year Award by the Variety Club of Great Britain. This crowns a career from Britain's first rock 'n' roll star through film star, actor, cabaret artist and theatre director. He talks to Sheridan Morley.
Producer JOHN BOUNDY
(Revised repeat) (Tommy Steele is at the Prince of Wales Theatre, London)
of Linton Kwesi Johnson The experience of young Blacks in Britain today is given forceful expression in the poetry of Linton Kwesi Johnson. The powerful imagery and compelling rhythm of his verse, often read to the backing of a reggae band, speaks of disenchantment and frustration, but also of hope for the future. Janet Cohen investigates the personality of this poet and musician who clings fiercely to his roots among London s Black community.
Producer IAN MILLER
Sir Rov Shaw Elaine Stritch Antony Jay and Derek Jameson tackle the issues raised by the audience in Amcrsham, Bucks.
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 Answers? BBC, Bristol BSS 2LR
with Bill Wallis
David Tate. Sheila Steafel David Jason and THE DAVID FIRMAN TRIO Written by GUT JENKIN , JOHN LANGDON. JEREMY BROWNE , ANDY WILSON , RICHARD QUICK and BRIAN BETHELL
Producer JIMMY MULVILLE (Repeated: Sat 5.25 pm)
by Grant C. Eustace
A series of plays for late-night listening
When Gus, the captain of a Duty Rescue Helicopter spots a vague shape that might be a ship in distress, it looks like he's got another job on his hands. But this was to be far from just another job!
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