Crime and Society
In the fight against the rising level of crime, the balance between the rights of the individual and the protection of society is a very delicate one. Join in the public debate about the criminal law and its administration; the increase in juvenile crime; police powers and the efficiency of the Force; and the ways individual* can do more to protect themselves and help in the prevention of crime. In the studio Lord Elwyn-Jones, Lord Chancellor in the last Government, 1974-79, and John C. Alderson , Chief Constable of Devon and Cornwall. In the Chair
Teresa McGonagle Produced by the Woman's Hour unit
Lines open from 8.0 am
(Repeated: Wed 7.45 pm) long wave only
The Spare Room by BOB LENG
Billy and Tiny have just Pulled a job and Billy knows the ideal piace where the stuff can be stashed: his kindly old father's spare room. But is it really the safest Place?
Other parts CHAS BRYER and BARKLEY JOHNSON
Directed by BRIAN MILLER BBC Bristol long wave only
'Why is it that some birds of prey can digest bones, whilst others must regurgitate bones in their pellets?'
Tony Soper ,
Mike Stoddart and John Cooke chew over more of your wildlife questions
Presented by Derek Jones Producer ANNE BLAIR GOULD BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat !.5 pm) Questions to: Wildlife, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR. long wave only
Introduced by Chris Mohr Talking Point.
Persona! View: CLARE
TOMALlN speaks her mind. Reading Your Letters.
Happiness Is ... : Playing with other children's toys: getting your first mortgage: sitting in the sun - some definitions given to ANNE SUTER. An Open Book (5) long wave only
- or in Danish, Dutch,
English, French, German and Italian? With so many official Common Market languages, communication is a major headache for the Eurocrats. It's a major cost too - one third of the staff and nearly half the total administrative expenditure are absorbed in overcoming the language barrier. It's a barrier that is getting bigger too, as more countries join the Market. How do the Eurocrats cope? And isn't there an easier, and cheaper, wayT Bill Breckon reports. A World Service production
A nationwide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete to become this year's Brain of Britain.
Chairman Robert Robinson 1: London
Patrick Burke-Scott (retired chartered accountant)
Ray Sopher (housewife) Julian Baughan (lawyer) Patricia Erridge (civil servant)
The programme includes Beat the Brains in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants.
Programme devised by JOHN P. WYNN. Questions set by IAN GILLIES
Producer RICHARD EDIS
(Repeated: Thurs 12.27 pm)
On 16 October 1846, in the amphitheatre of the Bullfinch Building of the Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr John Warren performed the first operation to be carried out under anaesthetic.
The hospital now admits nearly 30,000 patients a year and is one of the most intensive users of medical technology in the United States.
Geoff Watts recently visited Massachusetts General Hospital and reports on some medical discoveries and developments, and the problems facing American health care.
Producer GEOFF DEEHAN (Repeated: Sat 3.25 pm)
For young couples, buving their first home should be one of the most exciting times of their lives. But, with rising property prices and the complications of getting to grips with solicitors, estate agents and mortgages, it can turn Into a bewildering nightmare.
Anne Brown negotiates the hurdles with two young couples, ROBERT and DEIRDRE. OWEN and DONNA, both eager to buy a home of their own. Researched by PAM RELTON Producer
BBC Birmingham .
(Repeated: Fri 11.5 am)
A for Apple; B is for
Basic: blind people can learn the same computer languages as their colleagues, but how do their job and career prospects compare with sighted programmers? Jane Finnis reports.
Presenter Peter White Producer THENA BESHEL
A ten-part adventure serial in time and space by James Follett
Telson and Sharna, two of the crew of Challenger, have entered the floating hulk of the sister ship and discovered it houses a population that has no knowledge of anything outside their own small world. To them Earth is eternity and a request to be directed there is speedily agreed to.
Directed by Glyn Dearman
(At the time of recording, the cast were members of the BBC Radio Drama Company)
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