We have no choice over our parents, brothers and Sisters, but they affect us all our lives.
In three programmes Dr Anthony Clare explores the influence of blood relationships. 1: Fathers Speakers include Nicolette Devas Thomas Hinde Thetis Blacker Sydney Carter Producer SHIRLEY DU BOULAY
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Tropical Rain Forest is the richest, most productive, and most diverse ecosystem in the world, holding nearly half of the worlds species of plant and animal life.
Within 30 years it may disappear completely.
David Bellamy , Stephen Sutton and Anthony Smith talk of the fascinating forests and the dangers they face.
Producer BRIAN LEITH BBC Bristol
I Broadcast Sun 4.30 pm)
In debt, out of work, children in care.... What happens to families when they reach this state and the Social Services seem unable to help? Some of them are lucky enough to go to Frimhurst - an extraordinary, privately-run venture which seems to have an answer to family breakdown.
Anne Catchpole reports Producer JANE WOOD long wave only
Let Neil Landor , together with his specialised experts and the help of the BBC Reference Library, sort out your queries. Producer SIMON ELMES
Questions, on a postcard please, to: Enquire Within BBC, Broadcasting House, London W1A 4WW long wave only
with Sue MacGregor
Runes and Isms: FRANCES CAIRNCROSS on differences between manufacturing and service industries.
Talking Point: opinions and ideas.
Stories of a Plant Hunter: ROY LANCASTER On the treasures of Kashmir. Reading Your Letters.
The Custard Boys: ANNA PERRY talks to a film unit in school uniform.
An Unsuitable Job for a Woman (4) long wave only
Daydream Believer by HARRY DUFFIN
Sue is a 16-year-old who lives in a dream world inhabited by such film stars as Clint Eastwood. She believes that this is the sort of man who will take her away from the inevitable marriage and kids that she sees as her only future. One day a real ' Clint ' turns up.
Directed byCAROLiNE SMITH BBC Manchester
Written by JAMES ROBSON (Repeated. Fri 1.40 pm) Cast for the week:
direct from the City Hall. Glasgow leader EDWIN PALING conducted by Riecardo Chailly
Ida Haendel (violin) Part 1
Tchaikovsky, arr Stravinsky Pas de deux (The Bluebird)
Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor
The Story of a Postal Parent
What happens when a charitable sponsor in Britain wants to actually meet the Third World child she's helping? This is what a London woman. Clare McCarthy , wanted to do. For three years, she had been sending a pound a week through a charity to sponsor the education of a little Indian boy. As the bond grew, she decided she had to fly to India - to see him and his village.
Journalist Dennis Shutte accompanied Clare on her long trek to rural Andra Pradesh , recording her graphic impressions of childhood poverty along the way. And what of the encounter ... what did sponsor and child make of each other face to face?
Writer and narrator
Producer GAYNOR TANZER
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