Spring Gardening The days are lengthening and even the laziest gardener can't escape the knowledge that, whatever the weather, spring is here. What are the jobs you should be doing now? What should be going into the vegetable patch? How can you improve the look of the lawn after the ravages of winter? Is it too late to prune the roses? Two gardening experts, Ann Sonar and Peter Robinson , are in the studio to field your questions. Jill Burridge is in the Chair.
Produced by the Woman's Hour unit
Lines open from 8.0 am
(Repeated: Wed 7.45 pm) long wave only
The Diaries of Edith Douglass
The first of two extracts from the diary of Dougie ' who was housekeeper at the Old
Vie in 1911, and continued in that position throughout Lilian Baylis 's period of management.
Read by Prunella Scales Producer UN COTTERELL (Part 2: Wed 10.45 am)
Taurus by SAM SMITH Mike thinks that horoscopes are nonsense until he meets Sandra, whose life seems to be ruled by the stars.
Directed by ALFRED BRADLEY
Why? by ROBERT DAVIS A new slant on the eternal triangle. A comedy where the wife, husband and mistress all ask ' why? '.
Directed by Richard WORTLEY : long wave only
' Do bread and milk give hedgehogs tummy-ache?' Pat Morris, Tony Soper and Jim Flegg ponder over this and other Wildlife questions.
Presented by Derek Jone * Producer ANNE BLAIR GOUI ,ID BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat 2.5 pm) long wave only
with Kay Alexander
In the Mind's EueT : 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, 2: In My Opinion .. Reading Your Letters. Birth and Death: leela CRESWELL finds out how mothers are being helped to come to terms with the loss of their babies at, or soon after, birth.
Behind the Green Baize Door: ADELINE HARTCUP describes to JOAN YORKE the running of some great country houses.
A Friend of Mary Rose (2) long wave only
by EDITH WHARTON dramatised for radio in five parts by 2: Educated solely towards the end of making a brilliant marriage for herself,
Lily Bart is conscious that too many years have passed for her to delay achieving success for much longer. Thus, as there is danger in her growing intimacy with the eligible but penniless Lawrence Selden , she must concentrate all her energies on millionaire
Percy Gryce. But is it now too late even for that?
Directed by brian MILLER BBC Bristol
Mrs Bertha Dorset:
Gwen Van Osburgh:
Mrs Van Osburgh:
2: Theory and Practice David Jones looks at the gap between a scientist's original intentions and what he eventually discovers; how William Henry Perkin started a crazy chemical experiment, which went wrong, and instead of throwing away the rubbish he had produced, he went on to found the dye industry!
Producer MARTIN GOLDMAN
On 7 March, April MERRIN , the 21-year-old mother of two small boys, threw herself from the window of her tower-block flat. Neighbours and friends say she couldn't stand living there a day longer. The council say they couldn't move her.
Andrew Jennings talks to those who knew her and reconstructs the life - and death - of April Merrin. Producer JENNY DE YONG
A sequence of six programmes
4: Affections and Distractions
' Love is enough,' wrote William Morris - but sometimes it's too much of a good thing. The perils of misguided affections form the subject of much of today's verse. Some of the most popular ballads of Victorian times are sung by Stuart Burrows , and the readers are Ray Smith and Elizabeth Proud. Research by ELAINE WILLIAMS. Producer HERBERT WILLIAMS BBC Wales
This week: Integrated education. How do blind children feel about being educated in ordinary schools, and how does integrated education work in the USA and Australia? Presenter Peter White Producer THENA beshel
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