The Earth's Crust
You may think that you re standing on terra firma. but in fact large sections of the earth's crust are in constant movement, giving rise to earthquakes. volcanoes and mountain ranges - sometimes leaving fossils of sea creatures imprisoned in rocks thousands of feet above the level of the oceans. Beneath the soil lie valuable mineral deposits, including precious metals. oil. coal and natural gas. How did they get there? How are deserts formed? Will England sink into the sea?
Professor Ian Gass , geologist, and Fred Dunning , Curator of the Geological Museum, join Sue Mac Gregor to answer your questions. Produced by the Woman's Hour Unit Lines open from 8.0 am long wave only
The Bomb by JAMES DOUGLAS with Sylvia Coleridge
MISS JENNY: Nobody seems to like bombs. Yet people makebombs.People make them and throw them at each other.
EDDIE: Because they re scared, that's why.
Directed by ROBERT COOPER long wave only
The special edition with topics suggested by you -the listener. We read your letters, play your favourite sounds, and puzzle you with the mystery sound competition.
Presented by Derek Jones Producer BRIAN LEITH BBC Bristol
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Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Talking Point: opinions and ideas....
Reading Your Letters.
What Did You Do in School Today!: BARBARA MYERS talks to JULIA KNIGHT about the new series which starts tomorrow.
Viking Dig: how the Vikings came to Derby-shire. DENNIS MCCARTHY reports on an international dig.
Pied Piper by NEVIL SHUTE abridged in 12 instalments by JANET HICKSON
Read by John Westbrook (1) For personal reasons, though the times were unpropitious, John How ard wanted badly to go for a fishing holiday in France. He went fishing for the first time in the hamlet of Cidoton on 29 May. He came back that evening tired and happy, had dinner and went to bed. In that way he missed the first broadcasts of the evacuation of Dunkirk. For it was the early summer of 1940. (Music: Sibelius's 5th Symphony) long wave only
Britain and Portugal: The Oldest Alliance
In the last of six talks about his Iberian journey last summer, novelist Joseph Hone reflects on the long British association with Portugal; visiting the Anglican cemetery in Lisbon, and going north to Oporto to sample liquid reasons for this cordial alliance. Series producer
A general knowledge contest between schools in Great Britain. Second Round 12: North East HORNSEA SCHOOL, Humberside c Home Counties
WYCOMBE HIGH SCHOOL, High Wycombe Questionmasters Tim Gudgin and Paddy Feeny
Questions set by PAUL LIVESEY and NIGEL RICHARDSON. Producer PAUL MAYHEW-ARCHER tRptd: Thurs 12.27 pm)
What's new in medical science? How well are the doctors looking after us? Is our money being spent to best effect?
Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care - from the research laboratory and operating theatre to the dentist's chair and GP's surgery.
Producer ALISON RICHARDS
Janet Hitchman, the author and broadcaster who died on 19 May 1980, talked to Hallam Tennyson about her attitude to her illness which she knew to be fatal. Her daughter, her surgeon and consultant also take part in the programme. 'Now that I'm 63 I think I'm a nicer person than I've ever been, simply because I have come to terms with life.'
Interviewer/Compiled and produced by:
In this edition, Peter White looks at the current situation of braille book publishing. Presented by David Scott Blackhall Producer THENA HESHEL
Blind listeners can phone in with queries, sugges-tions or comments relat-ing to the programme on [number removed], 8.30-10.9 pm
An epic fantasy in at least four parts by A.P.R. Marshall and J.H.W. Lloyd.
King Yulfric the Wise, the Third Lord of Albion:
Crown Prince Veganin of Albion:
Agar, Son of Athar:
Queen Elfreda of Albion:
Dyandetes, the Three Faced Sybil:
Radox the Green:
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