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A foreign correspondent on the move often has to operate from some of the Bnest hotels in the world, enjoying not only its comforts but the communications facilities he needs for his job. But such hotels are not always quite so comfortable. especially when they are at the centre of civil war or revolution...
Angus McDermid reports. A Radio News production by KEVIN RUANt :
Doughnuts with Cinnamon by JANET KCCLES
Read by Sally Mates
' She and her sisters had had everything they ever wanted in Poland, before the war. She showed me photographs to prove it. There they were in their fox furs and smart hats, walking in the park they would never see again.
A Portrait of Sir William Herschel (1738-1822)
Two hundred years ago, on 13 March 1781,
WILLIAM HERSCHEL was systematically scanning the skies above Bath through his home-made seven-foot telescope, when he made the first planetary discovery since the dawn of history - Uranus. The discovery transformed Herschel from musician to piofessional astronomer and in his work as private astronomer to George III and first President of the Royal Astronomical Society, he was to revolutionise the science. In National Astronomy Week John Ebdon looks at the life and genius of the man who gave us the modern concept of the Universe.
Producer BRIAN COOK
When you see the children feeding the ducks on the local pond. do you realise that the mallard duck is a truly wild bird and many go as far as Russia to breed?
Introduced by Jim Flegg Producer JOHN harrison BBC Bristol
Introduced from Bristol by Jenni Murray
An Otter 's Tale: ' Bee ' the otter lives in Gloucestershire with DAPHNE NEVILLE , but how are wild otters faring in this country? Author KIT WILLIAMS joins a discussion on these endearing creatures.
Alone at Home ... with a Young Family: the National Housewives' Register aims to help.
CHERYL ARMITAGE reports on their organisation.
How Old are You,: . old as my tongue and a little older than my teeth.'
J. B. SMITH examines the imaginative art of the ' put off ' employed by adults in reply to children's persistent questions.
Up the Crossing
5: What are Little Girls Made Oft
You and the Night and the Floormop bv CHRIS ALLEN with Myra is a middle-aged office cleaner with a boring daily job and family. Her life is considerably brightened when a handsome security guard joins the firm but she finds, like many of us, that all that glisters is not necessarily gold.
Directed by CHRISTOPHER VENNING
John Russell Brown presents the second of eight programmes on drama in Britain since the War.
Breaking the Surface - Interior Drama
Samuel Beckett 's Waiting for Godut. which received its first London production in 1955, explored the interior life that exists behind spoken thought. It had a profound influence on young British dramatists of the period like Harold Pinter.
JOHN RUSSELL BROWN considers the similarities and differences between these two writers and the influence that Pinter has had, in his turn, on more recent British playwrights. Producer DENNIS SIMMONS
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A look at the news with David Jason. Bill Wallis
David Tate , Sheila Steafel and the music of DAVID FIRMAN. Written by GUY JENKIN , JOHN LANGDON , RICHARD QUICK,
ANDY WILSON , JEREMY BROWNE ,
BOB SINFIELD , BRIAN BETHLLL TONY SARCHET and PETER HICKEY. Producer PAUL MAYHEW-ARCIIER
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