Presenters John Timpson and Peter Hobday
6.30, 7.30, 8.30
6.45* Prayer for the Day
7.0. 8.0 Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7.20* Your Letters
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
Over half-a-mllllon 5-year-olds will face their first day at school this autumn. How can teachers reassure anxious parents? How will the difficult child at in? Is social behaviour as important as the three Rs?
In the studio to answer your questions are educationist Julia Knight and Vinnette Melbourne. headmistress of a London junior school. Sue
MacGregor is in the Chair. Produced by tire
Woman's Hour unit
Lines open from 8.0 am
The Chair by SHIRLEY BORK
Read by Catherine Gibson ' At last she was out of the wind noise inside the sale room ... A man in a flat cap who looked like a dealer was jotting down lot numbers and likely prices In a dog-eared note-book. He kept licking his pencil to aid his concentration.
" Excuse me. Who do I see about selling something? " '
Producer KATHRYN PORTIR BBC Northern Ireland
How could toadspawn have appeared In the upstairs gutter of my house, some 18 feet from the ground? '
Keith Corbett , Penny Anderson and Roger Lovegrove answer more of your natural history queries.
Presented by Derek Jones Producer
ANNE BLAIR GOULD BBC Bristol
with Sue MacGregor Including:
A Visit to Herstmonceux Castle: JUNE KNOX-MAWER talks to the Director of the Royal Greenwich
Observatory, PROFESSOR ALEC BOKSENBERG and his wife ADELLA.
Exploring Parenthood: workshops for parents are a new idea, FRANCES RATCHFORO looks at the way they help or hinder parents in the everyday challenge of bringing up children.
The Plague Dogs (15)
Before I Am Old by TONY FLAIIERTY , With
It is the summer of 1857 and a young English writer goes to Connemara, meets Mary and discovers a way of life which he can never be part of. Directed by MARILYN IRELAND
BBC Northern Ireland
The Story of Krakatoa The bottom of the sea seemed to have cracked open and subterranean fires belched forth. Between the twin cataracts rose a great wall o/ fire. Down this chasm the waters of the straits were pouring with a tremendous hissing sound.
(SEAMAN R. DALBY )
On 27 August 1883 the Island volcano of Krakatoa erupted In arguably the most catastrophic natural disaster known to man -
36.000 people were killed and the explosions were heard 3,000 mites away.
Sean Maffett re-creates the events of that August morning 100 years ago when, it is recorded, the moon turned blue.
Producer JOHN KNIGHT BBC Bristol
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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 GEOFF DEEHAN
(Repeated: Sat 2.35 pm)
One hundred and fifty years after Wilberforce every government in the world sets its public face against slavery. The last to outlaw the chains was Mauritania, but that was only three years ago. Today human-rights campaigners are no less anxious about the millions of victims of forced-labour than were their 19th-century predecessors concerned about legal slaves because, as the Secretary General of the Commonwealth says. there Is still ' an unbroken line of servitude
Adam Raphael investigates examples of debt-bondage, child-labour,serfdom,women sold into prostitution and men press-ganged into sweated-labour camps.
Producer jock GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham
includes reviews of Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence , Nagisa Oshima 's film, based on a novel by Sir
Laurens van der Post and set in a Japanese POW camp during World War II, which stars
David Bowie ; and the New York City Ballet at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
Presenter Natalie Wheen Producer ANTHONY CHEEVERS
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