Presenters John Timpson in London and Brian Redhead with the TUC in Blackpool
6 45* Prayer for the Day THE REV JOHN CONGDON
7.0,8.0 Today's News ReadbyHarrietcass
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45' Thought for the Day
' The short story for the novelist is often a form of escape from having to live with a character for years on end ... 1 can look at them quickly as I would look at an album of snapshots taken on many different holidays.'
1- The End of The Party Read by Richard Pasco ' I'm afraid of going. I won't go. I daren't go.
They'll make me hide in the dark '.
Producer JANE MARSHALL BBC Birmingham
with Sue MacGregor
Alligators in Assembly: LYNN TEN KATE visits a school with more animals than usual on the curriculum.
I Can See it Now: ALAN MELVILLE recalls two Incidents from his schooldays.
A Forgotten Season (6)
Are You Listening? by JACQUELINE WILSON with Jacqueline Tong
* Are you listening to me? Hey, are you listening?
I wish I knew your name now, then I could call you.'
Eileen needs to reach her daughter, to explain, to make her understand how she came to exist at all. But can telling the story release Eileen from her own past?
Directed by MARGARET ETALL
Series ofnine programmes 6:Isobel and Harry Cooper
Isobel and Harry Cooper have become travelling people. After a lifetime of conventional living with a job and a mortgage and two children, they have sold up and taken to the road. Presented by Anne Brown Producer JANE MARSHALL BBC Birmingham
Frank Muir and Alfred Marks investigate the humour of the subject ...
' When I was a boy I was told that anyone could could become President. I'm beginning to believe
It.' (CLARENCE DARROW ) with the voices of Peter Sellers. Peter Cook Bob Newhart and Ronnie Barker
Written by FRANK MUIR and SIMON BRETT
Producer GEOFFREY PERKINS
' Boundaries ' both of landscape and of the mind are the subject of seven programmes chosen and presented by the East Anglian poet Edward Storey. 3: The Borders
Readers LIANE AUKIN and GEORGE PARSONS
Producer MARGARET ETALL
... It's the one red rose the soldier knows. It's the work of the master's hand;
For in the War's great curse, stood the Red Cross Nurse, She's the rose of ' No Man's Land
This is not just the story of British nurses in the First World War, compiled from interviews with more than 200 of them, but the story of a generation of young women, a generation that grew up in innocence, endured terrible sufferings and then achieved a toughness of spirit with which to enter a different world ... Narrator Gabriel Woolf
Compiled and written by LYN MACDONALD with the voices of BAVID ASHFORD, PHILIP BRETUERTON ,
GAVIN CAMPBELL , ALISON CHRISTIE -MURRAY, JUDY FRANKLIN and KARINA KNIGHT
A production distinguished by its superb use of sound ... truly a labour of love.
A moving, excellently constructed documentary ... Radio 4 has given us so many fine programmes about that War, including this author's prizewinning documentary. But I listened again, absorbed by the mixture of small personal detail and the horrifying magnitude of the destruction.
Producer HUGH PURCELL followed by an interlude
Includes The Love Girt and the Innocent, the British première of a play by Solzhenitsyn directed by Clifford Williams , with the RSC at the Aldwych Theatre, London; and Egyptian Sculpture, the newly-designed exhibition at the British Museum. Presented by Paul Vaughan Producer
Hundreds of years ago, a Shamanist sect in Tibet perfected the art of making singing bowls. They are made of precious metals in a way which defies modern technology and each one has a distinctive
individual ' voice '. They have a mystical significance for followers of the old Bon religion, as well as being used as an aid to meditation. Dr Alain Presencer demonstrates his unique collection of these bowls and engages in speculative conversation around some of the issues involved, with Colin Wilson.
Presented by Eric Lister Producer IAN GARDHOUSE long wave only
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