South Africa goes to the polls - the outcome a certain victory for the Nationalist Party. But what is the mood of the ruling Whites - and the millions of ruled Blacks? Is the world more hostile i.ow to apartheid - or are the Whiles in fact, more confident? Today seeks the answers. with Brian Redhead and the BBC's Southern Africa
Correspondent. John Thorne. direct from Johannesburg.
John Timpsun is in London. including
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This week: Janet Reger
In the fiercely competitive world of fashion.
JANET REGER has made her name by designing and producing a range of expensive, high quality underwear which has become a byword for luxury
Gill Pyrah has visited her and her factory in Derbyshire.
Producer PETER WINDOWS BBC Birmingham
Coming First by JAN DEAN
Read by Delia Corrie
' Never had water been so easy to subdue; it offered no resistance. I scythed through wave and backwash like a seal, coiled and sprang from the turn like a greased torpedo. I would win I would be first. Everything would change.'
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester
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Within, BBC, Broacastinp House, London W1A 4WW
with Sue MacGregor
In spring we clean away cobwebs. refurbish and redecorate. How about taking a cool look at ourselves, mentally and physically, in the hope of becoming more like the people we'd like to be? Up the Crossing
9: Arsenal v Sheffield Wednesday
A Good Loser by ALAN MCDONALD with Fact and fantasy so mix in an old man's mind that he does not know whether or not he murdered his wife.
Gradually the facts begin to dominate the fantasy.
Directed by KAY PATRICK BBC Manchester
Comedy Harmony and Parody Melody
An anthology introduced by Frilz Spiegl. This week more ethnic send-ups and put-downs: with RED INGLE AND HIS NATURAL SEVEN and LES QUATRE BARBUS indulging in some fun at Ravel's expense.
Producer GRAHAM SHEFFIELD
The Beloved Vagabond by w. J. LOCKE abridged in seven parts and read by Aubrey Woods (1) When Paragot. the ' beloved vagabond ' of the title, discovers that his washerwoman's scruffyurchinsonreads
Paradise Lost in secret, he decides to take him into his service and show him the world.
Producer DAVID JOHNSTON
D. M. Thomas presents his fourth house:
' Sooner or later, we all visit The House of Mourning; and it's not a visit - we have to stay there.'
We are shown why through the poetry of Wordsworth, Siamanto and Donne.
Readers DAVID COLLINGS
SONIA FRASER ,GERARD MURPHY Producer PENNY LEICESTER (Gerard Murphy is a member of the Royal
SIMON STANDAGE and MONICA HUGGETT (Violins) TREVOR JONES (viola)
ANTHONY PLEETH (cello) KEITH MARJORAM (double-bass)
STEPHEN PRESTON (traverse flute) TREVOR PINNOCK ( harpsichord)
Purcell Suite from Theatre Music
Handej Trio-Sonata No lb, in B minor for flute, violin and continuo
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 5, in »
Does the ghost of George Bernard Shaw haunt the Malvern Festival Theatre. or is it merely the central heating? The Man in Grey at Drury Lane is seen only before smash hils, so how did he manage to miss My Fair Lady?
Margaret Robertson visits some haunted theatres and meets actors, producers and staff who have had unnerving experiences in them.
Producer BENNETT MAXWELL ( Repeat)
includes reviews of the Robert Rauschenberg retrospective exhibition at the Tate Gallery; and theBritishpremiereof The forest by Ostrovsky at the RSC's Other Place in Stratford.
Presenter Paul Vaughan Producer ANNE WINDER
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