guying a Second-band Car
For most people buying a car is the second most important purchase they are ever likely to make. Yet not everyone can afford to buy a new car straight out of the local showroom; and the buying of a used car is full of pitfalls, especially if you are not a mechanical enthusiast. You may be worried about: the history of the vehicle; its roadworthiness; the integrity of the seller; what guarantees are available; where to go 'or assistance. For help with these and many other questions, phone in and speak to Sue Leggate, Editor of Motoring
Whichf and Les Sims of the AA. Judith Chalmers is in the Chair. Produced by the "Oman's Hour unit
Lines open from 8.0 am (Repeated: Wed 7.45 pm) long wave only
The Dead Image by JOHN P. ROONEY
It seems that Sam and Billy's striking resemblance to their grandfathers is purely superficial; Sam and Billy spend their unemployed time stealing lead, whereas their grandfathers died as loyal heroes on the Somme. But in Belfast history has a way of repeating itself, especiallY when you steal
Catholic lead instead of Directed by ROBERT COOPER BBC Northern Ireland long wave only
Why don't cuckoos hatch their own eggs like other birds do? How can I discourage moles from my lawn? Do ducks and swans ever get frozen in? Naturalists answer your Wildlife questions.
Introduced by Derek Jenes Producer JOHN HARRISON BBe Bristol
Questions to: Wildlife, BBC Bristol, BS8 2LR. (Repeated: Sat 2.5 pm) long wave only
with Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week: Alan Paton
In the Mind's Eyet : Mind Set determines how we see ourselves, others and the world we live in. MARK BROWN looks at ways we can set and unset our minds for the better.
1: Getting to Know You. Reading Your Letters.
Pick of the Paperbacks: chosen by JUNE KNOX-MAWER and ANDREW SINCLAIR
A Glass of Blessings (9) long wave only
1: Pure Technology
In this new series of six lighthearted talks, David Jones pursues some of the byways and meanders of science; unveils the humour, blind chance and even incompetence that lay concealed behind the gleaming, spartan edifice.
In today's talk he looks at invention for its own sake: the balloon, the Brabazon, the Concorde. And why did European armies abandon the longbow for the musket in the 16th century? The longbow was cheaper, more accurate, had a higher rate of fire - and was not extinguished by rain. Producer MARTIN GOLDMAN
A Portrait of Newmarket Would you pay 530,000 guineas for a horse which has never raced? The lucky few can make a fortune but, with the largest thoroughbred population in the world, Newmarket lives on the triumph of hope over experience.
Derek Robinson explores the see-saw centre of flat racing where Charles II once rode a winner. Contributors include Henry Cecil and Greville Starkey.
Producer JULIAN COLES
The Uses and Abuses of Social Statistics
The 1981 Census will be held next month. How does this census compare with those of previous decades and how do
British social statistics compare with those of other countries? Are there dangers when social statistics are counted and collected?
Muriel Nissel , herself a leading social statistician, discusses these and similar issues with the Director of the Central Statistical Office, the Registrar General and a number of distinguished social historians and analysts from Britain and abroad.
Producer DANIEL SNOWMAN
A sequence of six programmes
3: Country Matters
The lark soars in the clear air, the flowers of May flourish, and a young man's fancy lightly turns to the most enticing of thoughts. Stuart Burrows sings ' Linden lea ', ' Trees and other much-loved songs, and the poems are read by Ray Smith and Elizabeth Proud.
Research by ELAINE WILLIAMS. Producer HERBERT WILLIAMS BBC Wales
Able to Work People who lose their sight would usually prefer to stay in the job with which they are familiar. But how much help is there for white-collar workers who can still do their old jobs - but need some extra assistance because of their blindness?
Presenter Peter White Producer THENA HESHEL
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Today's unemployment figures will be felt particularly by disabled people. Sir David Steel ,
Chairman of BP, gives his views on how business can best meet its responsibilities towards the disabled.
Presenter Rodney Smith long wave only
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