Brian Redhead reports live from the Conservative Party
Conference in Blackpool. In London. Libby Purves.
6.45* Prayer for the Day With FRANK TOPPING
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day
The Last Leaf by HENRY
Read by Sally Mates
' " She has one chance in, let us say, ten," the doctor said as he shook down the mercury in his thermometer. " And that chance is for her to want to live. Your little friend has made up her mind that she's not going to get well. Has she anything on her mind? " '
Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Guest of the Week: the poet, Roger McGough
Time to Savour: Arthur Coleridge talks to Jill Burridge about the pleasures he has found in retirement.
Blood on the Snow (2) (long wave only)
Sue MacGregor Guest: Roger
Kenneth More and Michael Kitchen in Chicken on the Road by BOB WILSON.
A young hitch-hiker gets a lift. As the journey progresses he reveals a knowledge of the driver's life. About his family, about his mistress. But there seems to be no question of blackmail.
Directed by PETER KING
The last in the series He sits. He drapes himself theatrically on the sofa. Lovely print material. The best-selling cook of the Western World (do they have them in the East?) is posing for German and French and American magazines. His Moroccan valet silently fixes us all White Ladies - to drink.
' You'll get better angles if you stand on that table, says Mr C (C for cooking). Who does the washing-up at Hintlesham Hall?
' " Oh, we have people in to do that." '
Series producer JOY HATWOOD
(Repeated: Thurs 9.5 am)
Compiled and devised by SHIRLEY GEE
' I met him as a soldier, I married him as a soldier, so in my mind he's always a soldier.' Life in the army as described by eight army wives.
Technical presentation by LLOYD SILVERTHORNE
Producer DAVID SPENSER
' Amid all the mysteries of life there is not one creature more full of interest than the honey bee! '
Mitchell Raper looks at the work of The Rev J. G. Wood , popular Victorian botanist. Reader JOHN KIDD
Alternatives to Thatcherism
Are there any workable alternatives to the Government's economic policy? Mary Goldring challenges a cross-section of Mrs Thatcher 's most trenchant critics to prove that they could do better. Producer
(Repeated: Thurs 11.5 am)
includes reviews of Flaws in the Glass - A Self
Portrait by Nobel Prize-winner Patrick White , about his life in England and Australia; and the New Zealand film
Goodbye Pork Pie directed by Geoff Murphy.
Presenter Paul Vaughan Producer
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