With months of long, dark evenings ahead perhaps now is the time to be thinking about taking up a hobby. Crochet, patchwork, maerame, embroidery are some usual ones. But what about etching, or poker-work, marquetry or batikwork? Two experts and enthusiasts Laye Andrew and Sally Tarrant Willis will answer, encourage and advise on any craft you think you may be interested in.
Sue MacGregor is in the Chair.
Produced by the Woman's Hour unit
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Professor David Nichols , Dr Ernest Neal and Tony Soper tackle questions put to them by members of the Devon Trust for Nature Conservation, presented by Derek Jones Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol
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Quotations ranging from the sublime to the gorblimey identified and provided by Charles Causley Susan Hill
Isabel Lucas and Russell Davies
Devised and presented by Nigel Rees
Quotations read by RONALD FLETCHER
Producer ALAN NIXON
12.55 Weather; programme news
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Barbarita: MARGARET PERCY talks to 1940s Rumba singer and pianist barbarita about her music then and now.
Spiders - ' Fascinating and Successful ': JANE fennis finds out more about the creatures we love to hate. Catriona (4)
Editor WYN KNOWLES long wave only
A centenary portrait of A. A. Milne
(born 18 January 1882) by BRIAN SIBLEY
This programme is based on A. A. Milne 's autobiographical reminiscences. While it traces his career in publishing and the theatre, it also highlights those famous lictional characters that came to haunt his reputation. with Hugh Dickson as Milne and MICHAEL TUDOR BARNES PAULINE LETTS , JOHN LIVESEY ANTONY MIALL , BRIAN SIBLEY and PATIENCE TOMLINSON Producer GRAHAM gauld
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Pay as You Learn
Some universities in Britain are now facing the prospect of bankruptcy - most will suffer severe cuts in staff and resources. At the same time, university students have asked for a 17-percent increase in their grants. Do they have any right to such "free handouts ' or should they pay their own way?
Lord Harris of High Cross, economist and council member of Britain's first private university, believes that students should pay as they learn - relying on holiday jobs and loans to get them through.
At Exeter University, before an audience of students and their parents, lecturers and politicians, he has just ten minutes to put his case. Desmond Wilcox referees the ensuing debate.
Research VIRGINIA HENRY Producer SHARON BANOFr
A Place of my Own
When Primrose Aldred lost her sight at the age of 77, she agreed to move 200 miles to live in a house specially adapted for her needs. She describes her new home and its special features to Hannah Wright.
Presenter Peter White Producer thena heshel
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