The argument about
Foreign Aid. always a sore topic has been made more acute by the current economic crisis. The richer countries of the world can claim to have less money to give away. But the case for and against aid. is not just a matter of money, it's also a matter of principle. The BBC't Economics Editor, Dominick llarrod , presents the arguments plus reports on how aid works in practice. A
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The tall, graceful heron, so silent when feeding in the shallows, is one of the noisiest birds at breeding-time. Jim Flegg cocks an ear to the heron and its close cousin, the bittern. Producer JOHN HARRISON. BBC Bristol
Introduced from Birmingham by Maureen Staffer
Royal Weddings Surveyed: RICHARD MULLEN of Oxford has made a special study of royal marriages through history. With this year s wedding in mind, he recalls notable occasions of the past.
Recognising a Need: ANN TENNANT reports on the growing concern for elderly members of ethnic communities whose problems of isolation and loneliness have been largely overlooked.
An Admission of Anxiety: going into hospital for an operation may be a confusing and frightening experience.
DR DAVID DELVIN has some words of comfort and explanation.
BBC Birmingham Up the Crossing byKENAUSDEN abridged in ten parts by JANET HICKSON. Read by GEOFFREY MATTHEWS
10: Me and Humphrey Bogart (Music: Jerome Kern 's ' Look for the silver lining ')
The Kamikaze Ground Staff Reunion Dinner by STEWART PARKER with , and ' You've done your damnedest to deride and defile the historic spirit of the Kamikaze Special Attack Force ... well, let me tell you that spirit is not dead ... and by God I'm going to demonstrate it to you this very night! '
Directed by ROBERT COOPER BBC Scotland/
BBC Northern Ireland
Stewart Parker takes the basic ingredients of middle-aged war-nostalgia and sets them in Japan, brilliantly ...
(First broadcast on R3)
' Exploratory ' Drama John Russell Brown presents the third of eight programmes on drama in Britain since the war.
I think a healthy theatre will be dangerous to prevalent public values, it will attack them, because it's disruptive.
The concern of some modern dramatists for the problems of our culture has prompted them to represent political and social issues in novel and challenging ways.
JOHN RUSSELL BROWN considers six such writers - John Arden. Howard Barker. Edward Bond ,
Howard Brenton , Trevor Griffiths and David Hare. Producer DENNIS SIMMONS
Chief Gatsha Buthelezl, the Zulu leader, is the subject of this week's Profile. He is at the head of Inkatha, South Africa's largest internal Black political organisation. Using the colours of liberation of the African National
Congress, and sometimes the words of the South
African government - like Kwazulu, the Zululand homeland itself - he is the most ambiguous and little-understood leader in South Africa. He told
John Parry how he treads this path between radical Blacks and equally radical White Afrikaners, disliked, yet heeded by both groups.
Producer GWYNETH WILLIAMS
(Repeated: Sat 4.10 pm)
includes a report on the recently formed Scottish Theatre Company and reviews their production of a new play by 'Bill Bryden. Civilians.
Presenter Sheridan Morley Producer THOMAS SUTCLIFFE Sheridan's Films: page 10
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, JEREMY BROWN. BOB SINFIELD , BRIAN BETHELL TONY SARCBET and PETER HICKEY Producer
The People of the Sea by DAVID THOMSON abridged in ten parts by the author. Read by DENYS HAWTHORNE (10)
Producer MAURICE LEITCH long wave only
(Starling on Monday: ' The Life and Extraordinary Adventures of Private Ivan Chonkin by Vladimir Voinovich )
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