A serial in live parts by CHRIS BOUCHER with Patrick Mower and Helen Atkinson Wood 3 Ruth Cobb 's brother has died in mysterious circumstances while on a sea voyage from
Australia to England. Now someone wants something that Ruth has got and her own life is suddenly in danger.
Partridge Patrick MOWER
Landlord.PETER TUDDENHAM Directed by GERRY JONES
12.55 Weather: programme news
Driver in Norfolk:
Introduced by Sue MacGregor , including Guest of the Week: Dorothy Webster ,
President of the Royal College of Midwives. Ghost Writers (1):
SONIA BEESLEY seeks out the anonymous speech writers, whose clients range from best men to Prime Ministers.
Gadgets Galore.': DAPHNE METLAND picks her way through the range of electrical implements now available to the cook. 4: Electric Frypan Winter Garden (2) long wave only
Madam's Good Girl by JACK KLAFF with Estelle Kohler as Margaret Margaret has lived a comfortable life in South Africa. It comes as a shock to find she is poor. She can only just afford to keep her servant
Directed by PETER KING
Robert Fox visits four of the great cities of northern Italy to see how much of their past glory lives on today. 2: Ferrara
The first planned city of modern Europe, whose renaissance walls still guard the delights of her secret gardens and orchards.
Andrew Cruickshank in Saints and Sinners with Joe Dunlop
Nancy Mitchell , John Kane Sandra Clark , Fraser Kerr Written by DONALD BULL Producer EDWARD TAYLOR (Repeated: Fri 12.27 pm) (Andrew Cruickshank is a National Theatre player)
The Two-Edged Sword
Six talks by Professor Laurence Martin, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, on armed force in the modern world.
5: Not for the Sake of Their Blue Byes
'Perhaps the bete noire of the enthusiast for disarmament is the so-called arms race.
However, we are far from certain there is any persistent phenomenon deserving that name and we certainly have a very imperfect grasp of the psychological and political mechanisms at work. This suggests a little caution in endorsing a cure.'
(This lecture will appear in the LISTENER, 10 Dec)
On Sunday, BBC2 will show A Midsummer Night's Dream, the third play in this season's BBC Television Shakespeare series.
Frances de la Tour, who played Helena in Peter Brook 's 1970 production, introduces the play and its characters.
Frances de la
Dr FitzGerald's Crusade
Since his election in the summer, the Irish Prime Minister, Dr Garret FitzGerald , has been moving cautiously towards a new initiative on Northern Ireland. Can he amend the Republic's constitution on contentious subjects like divorce? Would the changes influence the North? What are the implications of the new Anglo-Irish Council?
Robert Kee reports on Dr FitzGerald's chances of success.
Producer CAROLINE THOMSON (Repeated: Thurs 11.5 am)
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