The Local Government Finance (No 2) Bill is on its way through Parliament, but do you know what it’s about or how
it’s likely to affect you? In ten weeks’ time, some of you will be voting for potential councillors – do you know what
they will do if they are elected? What does go on behind the Town Halls’ doors? How much say has central
government? Rita Hale, a former Local Government Officer and Tony Travers, who lectures on Local Government are
in the studio to tackle your questions. Sue MacGregor in the chair.
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' Do stoats always change to their white winter ermine or is it only in the extreme snowy conditions such as we've experienced this year? .
Some seasonal queries fur this week's team of naturalists.
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Producer BRIAN LEITH BBC Bristol
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Introduced by Sue MacGregor , including Curtain Up ...: on the world of arts and entertainment with TONY BARNFIELD.
Letter from Paris: Helen* VERET reports on current events in the French capital.
The Third Man by GRAHAM GREENE abridged in seven parts by MADGE HART Read by Bernard Horsfall (1)
Rollo Martins is invited by his schoolboy hero
Harry Lime to post-war Vienna. There he learns that Lime ' was about the worst racketeer who ever made a dirty living ' and that he has teen killed - by accident?
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After 29 years behind the Iron Curtain, Jimmy Cornell , a Romanian, came to England. But he found that a job and a mortgage became another sort of barrier to the freedom that he sought. So he gave up his job, built a yacht and, with his wife and two children, sailed round the world. They were so enchanted by the Pacific though, that they spent three years sailing from island to island, learning about the people, their customs and their music. He recounts some of his experiences and shares the music he recorded with June Knox-Mawer. Producer SUSAN snailum
In the 25th year of the BBC's Natural History Unit-a series
- in 26 parts
David Attenborough 4: Gentle Killers
By bouncing sounds off an underwater target, dolphins can accurately locate it, and if potential food, may be able to stun or even kill it with a high-intensity beam of sound. Professor Ken Norris of the University of California at Santa Cruz describes the remarkable echo-location capabilities of dolphins.
Producer MICHAEL bright BBC Bristol
In Australia, the Guide Dogs Organisation is training blind people to use long canes and sonic aids as well as dogs.
Elaine Harris reports.
Presenter Peter White
Producer THENA heshel
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Free quarterly bulletins summarising information broadcast, available from Room 816, Broadcasting House, London WIA 1AA
includes reviews of Reds, a new film written by Trevor Griffiths , which is directed by and stars Warren Beatty ; also Ian Carr 's critical biography of the jazz musician Miles Davis.
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