Mitel Bees continues his investigation into the workings of local government. He asks what local councils do and how well they're doing it and, by talking to councillors, officials and ratepayers, discovers there's more to democracy than emptying dustbins. This week:
The Rate for the Job
Reporter Kevin Muthern Producer MAGGIE REDFERN long wave only
Chairman Robert Robinson WEST OF ENGLAND
Christopher Mackett (probation officer) Leslie Martin
Elizabeth Helghway (housewife) David Pugh
Including Beat the Brains Programme devised by john r. WYNN. Questions set by ian GILLIES
Producer Richard eois
(Tickets available from the Ticket Unit, BBC, Broadcasting House[address removed]
12.55 Weather; travel; programme news
Presenter Laura de Vere Skill Swap: midwife, mechanic, nurse tree surgeon - all oiler their particular skills to each other, without charge, in a scheme run by and for the unemployed in Croesyceiliog.
Catch a Craft:
SALLY TAnRANT-wiLLis describes découpage.
Get Ready for Battle ( 6) long wave only
Frank Delaney presents the magazine programme about the books you read, borrow and buy, including a profile of the Cornish poet Charles Causley and the poetry of Dylan Thomas considered by Dannie Abse.
Producer RAY ABBOTT
Professor Jim Magowan , of the Ulster Polytechnic, highlights the progress of computing during the 20th century.
Modern technology provides ' a solution in search of a problem
What problems are being posed and which solutions are available?
Written by WALLACE EWART and JIM magowan
Producer MARTIN smith BBC Northern Ireland
Richard Hoggart , who delivered The Reith Lectures: Only Connect in 1971, published The Uses of Literacy, 25 years ago and now a collection of essays, An English Temper, talks to Paul Vaughan about his ideas on culture, communication. education, class and standards in the arts.
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