Presenters John Tlmpson and Brian Redhead
1.45. Prayer for the Day THE REV RICHARD HARRIES t 55, 7.55 Weather forecast 70 8.0 Today's News
Read by PETER DONALDSON 7 25* 8.25* Sport
730, 8.30 News headlines
7.45. Thought for the Day
8.35. Yesterday in Parliament
8.57 Weather; travel
The famous musical "The Sound of Music" was based on the life of Baroness Maria von Trapp and her family. In conversation with Roy Plomley, the Baroness describes what actually happened to them in Austria and how the family went on to achieve fame in America as the Trapp Family Singers, and she chooses eight records she would take to the mythical island.
(long wave only)
Baroness Maria von
from the Chapel of Unity Methodist College, Belfast NEM, P 106; The Lord's my shepherd (Brother James's Air); Psalm 95 (Plainsong); John 6. vv 14-27 (AV); Praise to the Lord. the Almighty (BBC HB 534)
BBC Northern Ireland
Called ' frightfulness in 1915 - today in Afghanistan called Yellow Rain. Despite their uniquely terrifying nature and international efforts to ban them, chemical weapons are still with us; whether weapons of war or of civilian control, are they here to stay?
Professor John Erickson of the Department of Defence Studies at
Edinburgh University; David Summerhayes , Britain's former
Ambassador to the Geneva Conference on Disarmament; and Julian Perry Robinson of the Science Policy
Research Unit at Sussex University, are among those who take part in the programme.
Presenter Peter Evans
Producers MELINDA BARKER and PETER KESTERTON BBC Bristol long wave only
What has a pouch, a sticky tongue, a pair of ankle spurs and no teeth? The Echidna, or Spiny Anteater. lays eggs, has fur and behaves like a reptile under the scorching Australian sun. Presented by Wilma George
Producer ANNE BLAIR GOULD BBC Bristol long wave only
Introduced from Manchester by Marjorie Lofthouse
A Change o/ Heart: KEITH BROOK has just returned to work after a heart transplant 12 months ago. He and his wife
Colette look back at their lives during the last year. The odd thing is after finishing a book I can't imagine how 1 thought it up ': CATHERINE COOKSON has lost count of her published novels but 27-million copies have been sold. With another new title on the bookstalls and five more in the pipeline she talks to KEITH ALLAN. Producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (7) long wave only
' Generally, to my taste. BBC poetry reading is pretty awful.'
Marghanita Laski airs her views and illustrates some alternatives.
Readers JOHN FRANKLYN -
ROBBINS and PETER WHEELER Producer FRASER STEEL BBC Manchester
(John Franklyn-Robbins is a member of the RSC)
Sir Monty Finniston lllve
Jenkins Derek Robinson and Polly Toynbee tackle the issues raised by the audience at Mcrtbyr Tydfil
Chairman David Jacobs Producer ROY HAYWARD BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat 1.10 pm)
includes reviews of The
Citadel, a new adaptation of A. J. Cronin 's classic novel by Don Shaw , starring Ben Cross on BBC1; and David Pountney 's new production of Tchaikovsky's The Queen of Spades for the English National Opera at the London Coliseum.
Presenter Richard Mayne Producer PHILIP JORDAN
with Bill Wallis David Tate Tracey Ullman and Christopher Godwin Written by JAMES Hendrie JOHN REVELL , ANDREA SOLOMONS, IAN BROWN , ROY APPS, BOB SINFIELD, RICHARD QUICK, JOHN LANGDON , JOHN COLLEE , PETER HICKEY and others Producer
(Repeated: Sat 5.25 pm)
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