The Flight of tile Condor South America - the land of torrent ducks, vampire bats and monkey-eating butterflies. Wildlife film-makers
Michael Andrews , Keenan Smart and Hugh Miles explored islands. deserts and jungles and came face to face with the bright orange metre-long giant leech.
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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 Tiekell. Chris shows how to beat the system and avoid costly mistakes.
Producer STEPHEN PHELPS Editor ROGER MACDONALD long wave only
Introduced by Sue MacGregor , including Chattanooga Choo-Choo in Chinal: SUSAN MARLING hears about a musical trip to the East. Talking Point on , Stepping ': looks at some of the emotional and practical difficulties facing step-parents and children.
An Owl Came to Stay by CLAIRE ROME abridged in three parts by JANET HICKSON
Rpadbv Caroline Blakiston (1)
When Claire Rome agreed to look after a young tawny owl found by some boys in a park, It was the beginning of a unique experience.... (Music: Addison's Divertimento) long wave only
Before the Cock Crows by MARIAN CAMPBELL
Laurie is the youngest of Steven and Pegs four sons. The elder three have now all left home and it will not be long before Laurie will leave school. His brothers have entered the world with varying degrees of success but what does the future offer Laurie, a pleasant, considerate teenager with a mental age of 8? Laurie is a mongol. What can society do for him?
Directed by ROGER PINE BBC Birmingham
Frank Delaney talks to Victoria Glendinning about the specific problems that she had to face when researching and writing her new award-winning biography of Edith Sitwell. He also visits the Northumberland home of one of this country's most popular novelists Catherine Cookson.
Producer JEREMY BIRCHALL
Written by TERRY JAMES (Repeated: Fri 1.40 pm) Cast for the week;
The novelist, Benedict Kiely returns to his native Omagh town which he left 40 years ago. He talks about the features of the town and the people who helped shape his life.
Producer MARTIN dillon (First broadcast on Radio Ulster)
includes reviews of Christopher Hampton 's new play The Portage to San Cristobal of A. H., based on a novel by George Steiner , starring Alec McCowen as Adolf Hitler , which opened at the Mermaid Theatre.
London, last night; and the British premiere of Edward Cowie 's fantasy opera Commedia at
Sadler's Wells Theatre in London.
Presenter Paul Vaughan Producer
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