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Cooking for Christmas
With less than eight weeks to go, it's time once again to think about festive food. Will it be turkey or goose? What can you offer your vegetarian guests? How much can you prepare now and freeze? What will you serve on Boxing Day? In the studio to offer advice and ideas on Christmas catering are two expert cooks, Mary Berry and Glynn Christian.
Sue MacGregor in the Chair
Produced by the Woman's Hour unit
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A plague of daddy-long-legs: dolphins at play; the nightjar; animals, yawning and the Mystery Sound competition - these are some of today's topics. Presented by Derek Jones Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol
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with Sue MacGregor Motherland: ANGELLE
BRYAN-KANE hears from a group of West Indian mothers and daughters who share their experiences of Britain in words and music.
Pick of the Paperbacks PRANCES DONNELLY and SEBASTIAN FAULKES choose. The Book of Ebenezer Le Page (7) long wave only
For five years Prime
Minister H. H. Asquith corresponded with Venetia Stanley , nearly 35 years younger than him. sometimes writing several times a day. He wrote with great franknessaboutnational events before and during the First World War. Mark Bonham Carter talks about how these letters came to be written by his grandfather and assesses their historical significance.
What's new in medical science? How well are the doctors looking after us? Is our money being spent to best effect?
Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care - from the research laboratory and the operating theatre to the dentist's chair and the GP's surgery.
Producer ALISON RICHARDS
The fifth of six programmes about people who have come to
Britain seeking shelter from persecution. 5: Ugandan Asians
When General Idi Amin was President of Uganda. he declared that immigrants from India and Pakistan were sabotaging his economy. So he froze their bank accounts and expelled about 40.000 from the country. Uganda's economy never recovered. But what of the men and women he dispossessed? Ten years on, Robert Rowe investigates whether the ' made-good ' myth i.; actually true.
Producer ANDREW VIVIAN
News, views and information for people with a visual handicap. This edition includes a description of some of the braille writing frames that are now available. Producer THENA HESHEL Listeners can phone in queries and comments relating to the programme on [number removed], 8.30-10.0 pm Handbook of aids and services, 12.95, from BBC Publications, PO Box 234, London SEl 3TH
Includes reviews of the film version of the Broadway musical The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, starring Dolly Parton and Burt Reynolds ; and an exhibition of the 18th century landscape painter Richard Wilson at the Tate Gallery, London. Presenter Edwin Mullins Producer
Maxwell Boyd chairs the final of this new motoring contest, at the Motor
Show in Birmingham. The four finalists face a wide selection of questions set bv Autocar magazine. Producer JANE MARSHALL BBC Birmingham
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