According to some recent research, parents of primary school children are uncertain what and how their youngsters are being taught. Does anyone learn tables these days? And if you're playing post offices, can you really be learning to add and subtract?
In the studio to answer questions about your child's first years at school are educationalist, Julia Knight , and Ted Orsborn , obe, headmaster of a south London Primary School.
Barbara Myers is in the Chair. Produced by the Woman's Hour unit
Lines open from 8.0 am long wave only
A-levcls and the Private Eye by TERENCE o'brien When an eager young man casts himself on the job market these days he should be prepared to consider anything and, if his ambition is to be a gumshoe, he ought to expect it ...
Directed by TONY CLIFF BBC Manchester long wave only
. It was about the size of a cat, with a fawn tummy. brown back and head and reminded me of a little bear. What is it? '
Pat Morris , Keith Corbett and Jim Flegg this week answer more of your wildlife questions, and go on the trail of the ' lonesome pine
Presented by Derek Jones Producer ANNE BLAIR GOULD BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat 2.5 pm) Questions to: Wildlife,
BBC Bristol, BS8 2LR long wave only
Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Personal Wonders: chosen by ARTHUR MARSHALL
Talking Point: opinions and ideas....
Reading Your Letters.
Irregular Relations: SALLY THOMPSON reports on some parental attitudes to pre-marital cohabitation. The Spy's Wife (9) long wave only
Poland - Crooks and Crusaders
In the fourth of six talks about his travels last summer through Finland and Poland, Joseph Hone arrives in Warsaw just after the Gdansk agreements. On the one hand he finds social deprivation and corruption - on the other, the new Crusaders.
Producer joy HATWOOD
When Todmorden piano teacher Sylvia Forbes introduces a new piece of music to a young pupil she sings, dances, tells stories, and, as a 12-year-old pupil says, ' She'll kind of paint a picture with it, so it's not just notes like dots on a washing line, because when you come out you have a picture in front of you. and you know that's the way the music's going to be.' SYLVIA FORBES ' gift for inspiring children with a love of music is rare. Kate Fenton visits Todmorden and eavesdrops on one or two lessons. Producer KATE FENTON (First broadcast on Radio Wales)
In December the last of the great British literary magazines ceased publication. It started off as a vitriolic Tory rag making life uncomfortable for the Whigs. It matured to become a literary pioneer, giving many of the great names of Victorian literature
(Trollope, Reade, George Eliot , Conrad ...) their opportunity to establish a reputation. Latterly it became a bastion of the Empire, publishing stories of exploration and derring-do from all corners of the globe.
Leslie Gardiner takes a personal look at the evolution of what had seemed an immortal literary institution.
Producer MARTIN GOLDMAN BBC Scotland
The Royal National
Institute for the Blind's sub-committee was founded to give blind people a voice in the design and production of special aids and equipment. Jane Finnis investigates how far this is being achieved, Presented by David Scott Blackball Producer THENA HESHEL
A ten-part adventure serial in time and space by JAMES FOLLETT. 4:The Solaric Empire Two of the crew of the starship Challenger, searching for Earth which has vanished from the solar system, have landed in a neighbouring planet, Kyros. It appears at first to be uninhabited ...
Directed by GLYN DEARMAN
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