Oil is increasingly expensive, so what feasible alternatives are there? Are wind- and wave-power capable of fulfilling our energy needs? Could we heat our homes by solar energy - or by burning municipal waste? Is there any real possibility of an electric car that would do more than short journeys? Put your questions on substitute fuels to Ian Fells. Professor of Energy Conversion at the University of Newcastle, and Dr Nigel Lucas. Lecturer in Energy Policy, Imperial College, London. Sue Mac Gregor is in the Chair. Produced by the Woman's Hour Unit
Lines open from 8.0 am long wave only
Shadow Tick by LESLEY CLIVE
On her first-ever holiday Mavis, a 17-year-old girl from Liverpool, meets a young man who seems to offer her hope for the future. They enjoy an idyllic week. but what will happen when she has to go home?
Directed by MARTIN JENKINS long wave only
1 Can woodpigeons see in the dark? If not. how do these lunatic birds who belt out of the trees when disturbed at night, get back to mother earth?
The team sheds some light on your wildlife questions.
Introduced by Derek Jones Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol
(Repeated- Sat 2.5 pm) long wave only
Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Talking Point: opinions and ideas.
Dear Father Christmas: ANNE SCOTT-JAMES and GEOFF AMOS suggest some books for keen gardeners.
Reading Your Letters.
The Last Hindu Kingdom: marking the state visit of the King and Queen of Nepal, ANNE CATCHPOLE meets some of the people who know the country well.
The Opportunity of a Lifetime (6): long wave only
Madrid - Put Money In thy Purse.
In the fourth of six talks about his journey through Spain and Portugal last year, novelist Joseph Hone comes to Madrid in high summer, a ferociously burnt race-track of a city, largely given over to Mammon. The centre still holds in Spain today; while the old Kingdoms imagine their freedoms, only the leafy Retiro gardens and a sea-haunted cellar-bar seem real ... Producer joy HATWOOD
The man: Richard Sey mour. naval officer turned countryman; the river: the sparkling Hampshire chalk stream, the Meon. Martin Muncaster tells the story of Richard's 25 years of voluntary spare-time struggle in all weathers and conditions, to save nine miles of this delightful trout stream fiom dereliction.
Producer JOHN HASLAM
Second Round 10: Scotland
HOLY CROSS HIGH SCHOOL, Hamilton. v Midlands
SOUTHWOOD SCHOOL, CORBY Questionmasters TIM
GUDGIN and PADDY FEENY
Questions set by PAUL LIVESEY and NIGEL RICHARDSON Producer
(Rptd: Thurs 12.27 pm)
A programme of special interest to the visually handicapped.
In this edition Margaret Ford explains how the changes in supplementary benefitswillaffectblind people.
Presenter Peter White Producer THENA HESHEL
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