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The sap is rising, the earth is warming up-in other words, the garden is on the move once again. The gardener has no choice but to get outside and get on with the jobs which mark the arrival of spring.
The studio experts, armed with advice and helpful hints, are gardening writer Alan Titchmarsh and Peter Robinson ,
Principal of the Capel Manor Institute of Horticulture. Jill Burridge is in the Chair. Produced by the Woman's Hour unit.
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Jill Bennett and Peter Gilmore in Café Society by ALUN OWEN
A divorced couple meet for an arranged lunch at a restaurant which has been a regular ' haunt '. The lady in question is determined to make things difficult for her ex-husband, but he has come to a decision that will put an end to her constant demands.
Directed by ENYD Williams BBC Wales ([(epeat)
Where does an electric eel get Its electricity?
What is a sand-mole and does it live in Britain?
Why do some small birds constantly wag their tails? Stephanie Tyler , Ian Linn and Tony Langford answer more of your questions.
Presenter Derek Jones
Producer ANNE BLAIR GOULD BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat 3.5 pm)
with Sue MacGregor Going it Alone (2): continuing the series on small businesses.
SONIA BEESLEY visits LIZ PHILIP at the wine bar she has set up underneath the arches on the South Bank. Pots of Plants: JOCK
DAVIDSON and JANE FINNIS begin their monthly series on plants in the home.
The Consul's File 2: Loser Wins
Ann Bell as Kay in Dear Veronica by TESSA KRAILING. With Adam Bareham as Nicky Much. married Kay has iled domesticity to find sunshine and peace on the Isle of Wight. But out of sight doesn't necessarily mean out of mind and strangers at the seaside can prove a great deal more disturbing than the family at home.
Directed by JOHN CARDY
Margaret Horsfield visits the remains of the civilisation of Great
Zimbabwe. This ruined city was the residence of the most powerful ruler in the south-eastern interior of Africa. Now it is the symbol of a new nation.
Producer JANE MARSHALL BBC Birmingham
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Producer ALISON RICHARDS (Repealed: Sat 2.35 pm)
A strand of commonsense and rural wisdom stretches between the 16th-century farmer
THOMAS TUSSER , author of 500 Points of Good
Husbondrie, and Tommy Purdham. sheep farming today in the high fells of Cumbria . Eric Robson has compiled an impression of Tommy Purdham 's farming year with its ever-present echoes of Tusser. ' The theme would have been the same. To produce stock and a livelihood and maintain the land.
And I think that ought to be every farmer's religion.'
DAVID FLEMING-WILLIAMS Producer Gillian HUSH BBC Manchester
Peter Hobday with the magazine that goes to the shop doors and board rooms across the country, where work is done and decisions taken that affect the wealth of the nation. Producers JOHN SKRINE and ROSALIND BEW
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News, views and information for people with a visual handicap. Presenter Peter White Producer TlIENA 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, £2.95 from [address removed]
Includes reviews of The Little Drummer Girl, a new novel by John le Carré; and The Black
Light Theatre of Prague, presenting a programme of colour, music, puppetry and magic at the Lyric Theatre,
Presenter Jeffrey Richards Producer PHILIP JORDAN
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