It wind-filled sails, the rush of the water and the cool of the open sea, appeal to you, then Sue Brown , sailing instructor with the National Sailing School, and John Driscoll , National Sailing Coach with the Royal Yachting Association, join Teresa McGonagle to answer your questions. Ring in and navigate a steady course. Produced by the Woman's Hour unit Lines open from 8.0 am long wave only from 9.30
' In the bitter cold of a winter's night, some birds huddle together on a bare branch for warmth. Why don't they use their nests? '
A heated discussion prompted by your wildlife questions.
Presented by Derek Jones Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat 2.5 pm) long wave only
with Sue MacGregor
(2): MARY BERRY 'S custard tart and caramel custard. Personal View: DINAH
BROOK speaks her mind. Reading Your Letters.
Forthcoming Attractions: GORDON cow previews films on BBCtv.
Unwanted Pets: JANE FINNIS reports on an urgent problem.
Close to Home (6) long wave only
by MARY WEBB , dramatised for radio in three parts by MIClIELENE WANDOR. With Miriam Margolyes as Pru Terry Molloy as Gideon Peter Davidson as Kester Penelope Lee as Mrs Sarn 3: Harvest Home
The reaping of the hard-won corn begins and everyone turns out to help. Kester takes the opportunity of wooing
Pru, but Wizard Beguildy is far from happy about the approaching wedding of Jancis and Gideon.
Traditional folk music sung and played by SUE HARRIS, JOHN KIRKPATRICK and ANN WELLER. Directed bv VANESSA WHITBVRN BBC Birmingham
in conversation with Libby Purves , remembers a lifetime of writing. Stella Gibbons wrote stories as a child, became a reporter on the London Evening Standard and achieved international fame 50 years ago with her novel Cold Comfort Farm, Since then she has published many novels and almost 400 poems, but rarely talks of her work and avoids a public life.
Producer HELEN FRY (Cold Comfort Farm begins on Sunday 9.3 pm)
Chairman Robert Robinson 13: Scotland James Traill
Sheila Woods (housewife) Peter Symms (lecturer) Struan Case Robertson (retired engineer)
The programme includes Beat the Brains
Programme devised by JOHN P. WYNN. Questions set by IAN GILLIES
Producer Richard EDIS
(Rptd: Thurs 12.27 pm)
An epic adventure in 12 fiarts in time and space including some helpful advice on how to see the Universe for less than 30 Altairian dollars a day. Fit the sixth:
Will the Ultimate
Question to Life, the Universe and Everything (to which the answer is 42) be discovered? Will our heroes be able to control their newly stolen space-ship and the enormous fleet of black battle cruisers that is following them? Will all end happily or in the certain death that has threatened them so persistently? Special effects by the BBC
Radiophonic Workshop Written by DOUGLAS ADAMS and JOHN LLOYD
Producer GEOFFREY PERKINS
Captain of the ' B Ark:
his Number One and management consultant:
Number Two and hairdresser:
Eight million visitors each year ' trespass ' upon it. Hundreds of farmers are making a living out of it. ' The Army's knocking the stuffing out of it.'
' It's the greatest living museum in North West Europe.'
The Dartmoor National Park Authority has the task of reconciling many conflicting interests.
Rene Wyndham finds out how they manage to do this while maintaining ' an illusion of wilderness
Producers CLIFF KITNEY and MICK WEBB
(Repeated: Fri 11.5 am)
In the hope that the coming weeks will bring some sunshine, this edition looks at glasses that will shield eyes sensitive to glare; and MARGARET FORD advises on tableware that might be particularly easy for elderly blind people to handle.
Presented by Peter White Producer THENA HESHEL
Includes reviews of Private Schutz by the late Jack Pulman. starring
Ian Richardson and Billie Whitelaw , Wednesdays on BBC2; and John Carey 's book JohnDonne: Life, Mind and Art.
Presenter Michael Oliver Producer
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