Even on a short ferry crossing, there is a good chance (weather permitting!) of seeing the birds that earn their living at sea, the puffins, gannets. guillemots. razorbills and shearwaters.
Roger Lovegrove and Derek Jones cross the Irish Sea. Producer
JOHN HARRISON. BBC Bristol long wave only
Each summer in the Hartz Mountains on the border between West and East Germany, 'the finch manoeuvres ', a contest of song birds is held. Erik de Mauny penetrates the mysteries of this jealously guarded ritual.
Producer HARRY SCHNEIDER long wave only
We all have queries. quibbles and quandaries which we mean to resolve, but which always lie unanswered at the back of our minds.
Let Nell Landor together with his specialist experts and the help of the BBC Reference Library sort out the answers. Producer SIMON ELMES
Questions, on a postcard please, to: Enquire Within, BBC Broadcasting House, London W1A 4WW long wave only
Introduced by Chris Mohr
Miss Carter Wore Pink: the story behind Northern Ballet Theatre's new work based on Helen Bradley's famous character.
Talking Point: opinions
Reading Your Letters.
When is Mummy Coming? Jill Cochrane finds out what happens when a sick child is in hospital, away from its parents.
Love for Lydia by H.E. Bates, abridged in 12 parts by Madge Hart. Read by Roy Spencer
It was on a snowy day in February 1929 that young Richardson first saw Lydia Aspen, sitting between her aunts, the two Aspen sisters. In the factory town of Evensford the Aspens were the nearest thing to an aristocracy there was.
(Music: Ravel's String Quartet in r major)
(long wave only)
Bogeyman by MICHAEL JUDGE
An ambulance screams through the crowded streets of Dublin. The men who risk their lives to save others have enough on their minds when the emergency call is genuine, but when it's the work of a bogeyman ...
Directed by ROBERT COOPER BBC Northern Ireland
Introduced by Jeanine McMullen
The last in a series which looks at many aspects of country life. offers practical advice to smallholders. and hears from those who use their skills to make a Small Country Lit'ing a reality.
Producer SARAH PITT BBC Bristol
direct from the Royal Festival Hall,
James Galway (f lute) Philharmonia Orchestra leader CARL PINI conductor Riccardo Mutl Part 1 Mozart
Symphony No 31, in D major (Paris (K 297)
Flute Concerto no 2, in D major (K 314)
' The dream is one of the most interesting of all mental phenomena. It can be demonstrated that all human beings dream, even if they are unable to recall their dreams; and there is also evidence to suggest that dreaming occurs in other mammals, though not in creatures lower down the evolutionary scale. Yet the function of dreams is still a matter of controversy; and there is a great deal about them which we do not fully understand.'
Dr Anthony Storr looks at some of the current thinking and recent publications on the meaning of dreams.
Producer FRANCES DONNELLY
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