Presenters John Timpson and Brian Redhead
6.45* Prayer for the Day With THE REV
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
Read by PAULINE BUSHNELL
7.30. 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day
Now is the time to start planning spring and summer wardrobes for yourself and your family, and the most economical way to provide them is to make the clothes yourself. Sportswear is at the height of fashion this year, but do fabrics like stretch towelling need special handling? Are there disadvantages in buying the new cut-out fabric kits? And how can you encourage your children to start dressmaking?
Betty Foster , fashion and sewing consultant, joins Jill Burridge to answer your questions. Produced by the Woman's Hour unit
Lines open from 8.0 am long wave only
Time to Kill by STEWART MACXAY
Read by Stephen Brennan ' Mr Wainwright had reached the end of his tether. This time she had definitely gone too far - much too far. And Mr Wainwright was determined to do something about it.'
Producer JUDITH ELLiorr BBC Northern Ireland
The Housekeeper by MIKE PARKER , with Eva Haddon as Mary-Ann Christopher Scott as David Irene Sutcliffe as Mrs Kelly
Mary-Ann, an attractive young woman, is confined to a wheelchair because of a serious illness.
Unable to cope on her own any longer she advertises for a housekeeper and finds that the only applicant is a man ... Directed by CHERRY COOKSON long wave only
Brian Johnston visits
Dorchester in Dorset. To Thomas Hardy it was ' Casterbridge ', to the Romans ' Durnovaria
Today it's a busy county town full of history. Here Judge Jeffreys presided over the notorious Bloody Assize and the Tolpuddle Martyrs were tried and sentenced.
12.55 Weather; programme news
with Sue MacGregor Losing Pounds: but which sort? JILL COCHRANE took up a mail order slimming pill offer and found out.
Reading Your Letters. Breakout: FRED LEMON describes his conversion from violent crime to Christianity.
Second Hearing: ANDREW DIPPER talks to
ANNIE ALLSEBROOK about restoring old instruments. Cousin Phillis (2) long wave only
Poland - Race Memories In the fifth of six talks Joseph Hone goes north to Gdansk on the Baltic coast As Poland suffers economic and social traumas, past nightmares surface at the former concentration camp - at nearby Stutthof.
Producer joy HATWOOD
Renaissance Libraries, a Picasso collage, and a set of 16th-century prints rescued from the north-polar ice all owe their present existence to the painstaking work of paper conservators.
Richard Fisher examines the aims and techniques of these specialists whose task it is not only to rescue such priceless articles as these, but also to prevent the ever-growing collections in our libraries and archives from simply crumbling away.
Producer ALISON RICHARDS
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 DEBORAH COHEN
Marian Foster introduces a choir who sing for their pleasure and yours. Share the exhilaration they find in singing a wide variety of entertaining music. This week:
Aldwyn Consort of Voices conductor
ANDREW MILLINGTON accompanist
ELAINE HUGH-JONES BBC Bristol
This year the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association celebrates its Jubilee. Kevin Mulhern reports on the work of the organisation and the way it is planning for the future.
Presented by Peter White Producer THENA HESHEL
Blind listeners can phone in with queries, suggestions or comments relating to the programme on [number removed]. 8.30-10.0pm Free quarterly bulletins summarising information broadcast available from Room 816, Broadcasting Bouse, London WIA 1AA. Book (same title), £1.50, available by post (address on page 3)
A ten-part adventure serial in time and space by JAMES FOLLETT with Sean Arnold as Commander Telson, Amanda Murray as Sharna, Kathryn Hurlbutt as Astra Haydn Wood as Darv, Sonia Fraser as Angel One, Gordon Reid as Angel Two 5:The Pools of Time
Darv and Astra, two of the crew of the starship Challenger, have been taken prisoner by the inhabitants of Zelda 5 â€” .a moon of one of the giant outer planets of the solar system from which the Earth has vanished. While Telson and Sharna pursue them in Challenger, Thorden,
Grand Emperor of the Solaric Empire, and Helan, the Imperial Prosecutor, have decided that Darv and Astra must die!
Directed by GLYN DEARMAN (At the time of recording the cast were members of the BBC Radio Drama Company)
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