Midwinter in Manhattan At the heart of New York City, amid the towers and traffic of Manhattan, lies Central Park - an oasis for nature in the man-made desert. How fares the downtown wildlife in the midst of winter? Presented by Jeffery Boswall
Producer BRIAN LEITH BBC Bristol
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Chris Serle investigates the agonising business of buying and selling houses - how to buy, occupy and improve a house for the smallest possible outlay and with the least possible trouble.
With the help of financial expert Tom Tickell , Chris shows how to beat the system and avoid costly mistakes.
Producer STEPHEN PHELPS Editor ROGER MACDONALD long wave only
As the Socialist bloc faces increasing economic problems because of events in Poland, one of Hungary's leading economists recently described his country as ' an island of relative content in a sea of misery '. Has Hungary anything to teach its neighbours and can it cope with the new pressures facing the whole of eastern Europe? Tudor Lomas reports from Budapest.
Producer MAX EASTERMAN BBCManchester
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We all have queries, quibbles and quandaries which we mean to resolve but which always lie unanswered at the back ofourminds.
Let Neil Landor , together with his specialist experts and the help of the BBC Reference Library, sort out your queries.
Producer JEREMY BIRCHALL Questions on a postcard to Enquire Within, BBC, Broadcasting House, London WW 4WW long wave only
Introduced by Sue MacGregor , including Hats not Allowed: HONOR WYATT recalls childhood visits to the opera.
How Much am I Bid?.:
KAREN DECO investigates an 18th- and 19th-century alternative to divorce: wife-selling. Stepping (2) long wave only
Tiger's Eye by CHRISTINE HARRISON
I This isn't a dirty old stone. It's a special stone. It's probably a magic stone. I wonder if it's got a name? Daddy would know what it was called. Daddy would know.' But Davy's daddy is dead - so how could he have told the child that the stone he has found is a ' timer's eye
Directed by MARGARET ETALL
Written by MARY CUTLER
(Repeated; Fri 1.40 pm) Cast for the week:
leader FELIX KOK conductor Simon Rattle Heinz Holliger (oboe) Ursula Holliger (harp) direct from the Town Hall, Birmingham Part 1
Haydn Symphony No 22, in E flat (The Philosopher) Strauss Oboe Concerto BBC Birmingham
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