Whatever the season. there's always a succession of jobs awaiting the amateur handyman. whether it routine maintenance or some major alteration. How ambitious can the home handyman be?
What tools make which job easier? Are there any short cuts?
Put your questions to Tony Wilkins , editor of Do it yourself magazine. In the Chair
Sue MacGregor Produced by the Woman's Hour unit
Lines open from 8.0 am
Distant Relations by MICHAEL SNELGROVE with Alan Rowe as Bernard and Geoffrey Bayldon as Geoffrey Bernard and Geoffrey have been friends for years. They are kept together by their love of cricket, but gradually they discover that perhaps that is not the only love they shared. Directed by CHRISTOPHERVENNINO
' ... Are the centipedes living off the woodlice in much the same way that we herd cattle? '
More solutions and surprises from this week's bevy of biologists.
Presented by Derek Jones Producer BRIAN LEITH BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat 2.5 pm)
investigates the changing face of department stores. As the pace of modern shopping quickens, the traditional department store is being left in the cold. They are forced to close altogether, or dramatically revamp their image.
Jenni Mills reports. Producer JULIA PIPER
More bon motley with Nigel Rees and guests Douglas Adams Jill Craigie
Frank Delaney and Henry Livings Quotations read by RONALD FLETCHER
Producer ALAN NIXON (Rptd: Wed 10.30 pm)
12.55 Weather: programme news
Introduced by Sue MacGregor , including Games People Play:
6: Mahjong. LUCIA WOODS and friends explain the fascination of this oriental game.
Not Drounino. But
Waving: JAMES MCGIBBON remembers the poet Stevie Smith.
The Price of Light <2)
by Henry Fielding.
Adapted for radio in six parts by Hallam Tennyson.
With Anton Lesser as Tom Jones, Kathryn Hurlbult as Sophia Western, Peter Jeffrey as Squire Western, Jill Balcon as Lady Bellaston, Hannah Gordon as Mrs Fitzpatrick, Annette Crosbie as Mrs Waters, and Martin Jarvis as Henry Fielding.
In which Sophia is mistaken for a Jacobite; a Gypsy King metes out his kind of justice; Tom Jones disarms a robber; Lady Bellaston arranges a 'conversation' with Tom; and Tom and Sophia are thwarted in a passionate embrace.
(Martin Jarvis is in "Caught in the Act" at the Garrick Theatre, London)
The last of five recollections of a professional traveller. Two Ladies of Athens
1 Katy Law and Sophie, Duchess of Plaisance, were two richly eccentric ladies whose stories cried out to be unravelled and told.' Scries producer PADDY O'KEEFFE
by VIVIAN ELLIOT
A lighthearted look at the letters which many ordinary people wrote to Bernard Shaw and how he replied to them, with Richard Pasco as tire Narrator Allan McClelland as Bernard Shaw and the voices of Barbara Leigh Hunt and Hugh Ross Producer
VANESSA WHITBURN BBC Birmingham
Written bv TERRY JAMES Script editor
(Repealed: Wed 1.40 pm) Cast for the fortnight:
What s new in medical science? How well are the doctors looking after as? Geoff Walts reports on the health of medical care - from the research laboratory and the operating theatre to the dentist's chair and the cp's surgery.
Producer GEOFF DEEHAN
Robert Foxeroft looks at the role of the Virgin
Mary in Christian history, devotion and controversy, and asks what connection there is between the young Galilean's mother of the Gospel records and the ' Mother of God ' whose veneration has dominated popular
Catholic piety since the Sth century.
Producer DAVID WINTER
Snowdon reviews the effects of The International Year of Disabled People and discusses with blind youngsters some targets for future improvements. 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 WIA IAA
Alan Hacker - Musician Extraordinary
' I don't want people to get the usual kind of polite thrill from music. I want them to feel disturbed. I want them to feel the anguish and sadness of the Brahms Clarinet Quintet. I want them to be shaken, the way that Bob Dylan could shake people ...' Paul VauKhan presents a profile of the virtuoso clarinettist Alan Hacker. whose exceptional career has embraced working with contemporary composers such as Alexander Goehr and Peter Maxwell
Davies: researching and performing classical music on authentic Instruments; and playing jazz with the Dankworths and Tony Coe He now lectures in music at York
University, organises the York Early Music
Festival and still finds time to give concerts with the newly-founded ClassicalOrchestra.
Producer BRIAN BARFIELD
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