Music and the Brain
Recent research suggesta that music might affect our sex hormones, relieve stress and play significant part in improving both health in old age and literacy skills in young children. Just how does music affect our bodies through our brains? How do we hear, and why are some sounds ' musical ' and others not? How is it we can distinguish the sound of one instrument from another, the music of one composer from another.... and can personal preferences be explained? Why do some people seem more musical than others?
Educationist Dr Audrey Wisbey and neuro-biologist Professor Noel Dilly will, with Sue MacGregor , be listening for your questions. Produced by the Woman's Hour unit
Lines open from 8.0 am
' I've just been nipped by a spider who objected to sharing my washing-up gloves! Are many of our spiders aggressive to man? ' The naturalists answer your questions.
Presented by Derek Jones Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat 2.5 pm) long wave only
Have His Carcase by DOROTHY L. SAYERS
Adapted in six episodes by ALISTAIR BEATON with Ian Carmichael as Lord Peter and Maria Aitken as Harriet Vane Nigel Stock as Inspector Umplety
4:The Snake in the Grass
Narrator JOHN WESTBROOK Producer MARTIN FISHER
(Repeated: Wed 10.30 pm)
12.55 Weather; programme news
Introduced by Sue MacGregor Including
Stop-Starts: A quiz series to test - and improve - your knowledge of your car.
Dear Father Christmas: FRANCES PERRY and ROY LANCASTER suggest some gardening books.
The Waiting Game:
MAUREEN GALVIN looks at the facilities of antenatal clinics.
Secret Places (6) long wave only
The letters of a boy soldier, 1915-16
Compiled by ROGER KITCHEN with David Timson as Albert French and Nicholas Courtney and Patience Tomlinson Narrator PAULINE LETTS Albert French enlisted in the British army in October 1915. He was only 16 and had lied about his age. Eight months later he was killed by German machine-gun fire on the Western Front. In 1975 when his sister Mabel died, several of his letters were found. They tell the story of his life as a soldier. ' Once I start going.' he wrote, ' that is after I've been made a lance-corporal, I shall rise like the early-morning dew.'
This programme is based on those letters and on the recorded memories of his brothers George and William French.
Producer ALAN HAYDOCK
Wild Strawberries by ANGELA THIRKELL abridged in nine parts Read by Elizabeth Proud (1) Lady Emily Leslie presides over her family in a state of benign muddle. The arrival of a niece, and then of a French family, ensures a long hot summer of confusion and comedy. Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol
Second Round 9: Scotland
GIRVAN ACADEMY, Girvan v North 1
BEDLINGTON HIGH SCHOOL,
TIM GUDGIN and PADDY FEENY Questions set by PAUL LIVESEY , NIGEL RICHARDSON and PADDY FEENY Producer
(Rptd: Thurs 12.27 pm)
A programme about the life and writings of the poet Alun Lewis Introduced by Emlyn Williams
' I need at least ten years to work out my spirit in writing. Time is so short.'
So wrote Lewis, only a short while before his untimely death in 1944 at the age of 28. with the voices of GWENNO LEWIS , MARY JONES GLYN LEWIS , SION PROBERT
JEREMY HOOKER , RICHARD
MILLS and EMLYN WILLIAMS Compiled for radio by MARY JONES
Producer ENYD WILLIAMS BBC Wales
(Repeated: Fri 11.5 am)
talking about music A new series of ten programmes in which each week, ANTONY HOPKINS explores a different musical work or topic, explaining his thoughts at the piano and illustrating them with records.
Producer PATRICK LAMBERT
A Model Kitchen for the Blind
Margaret Ford and Hannah Wright describe the prototype kitchen they designed for the In Touch Exhibition in London last week, and the reactions of blind and partially-sighted visitors. Presenter Peter White Producer THENA HESHEL
Blind listeners can phone in suggestions and comments relating to the programme on [number removed]8.30-10.0 pm Free quarterly bulletins summarising information broadcast, available from Room 816, Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA
includes reviews of A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens , adapted for the stage by Chris Bond and the Playhouse
Company at the Liverpool Playhouse; and the 25th London Film Festival.
Presenter Natalie Wheen Producer CARROLL MOORE
1: Mr P can Seriously Damage Your Health The six-part mad-cap sit-com is back. starring Tom Mennard and Anthea Askey with Ballard Berkeley as Winston David Ross as Mr Pettigrew
Gordon Salkilld as Arnold Nick Maloney as Lewis and special guest appearance of Candice Barker (age 71) Written by ROB GRANT and DOUG NAYLOR
Producer MIKE CRAIG BBC Manchester
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