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Sleep and Dreams
You might think that the principal function of sleep is to provide rest and relaxation, but many scientists think that one of its main purposes is to allow us to dream. What for, you might think, and what do these dreams (or nightmares) mean? And is It a myth or can we actually sleep on ' a problem and solve it in our dreams?
You can put your questions to science broadcaster Peter Evans and psychotherapist
Morton Schatzman , who have been doing research on patterns of sleeping and dreaming.
Sue MacGregor Is in the Chair.
Produced by the Woman's Hour unit
The Corner Shop by JEANNE FEASEY
Read by Lesley Nicol ' It was infuriating waiting to be served and listening to the endless talk full of self-righteous bigotry. At last she could stand it no more.
Producer GILLIAN RUSH BBC Manchester
' We share our riverside warden with water-rats gut are these delightful creatures vermin? Should they be destroyed? '
Mike Stoddart , Peter Ferns and Mike Madelin answer more of your natural history questions.
Presented by Derek Jones Producer ANNE BLAIR could BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat 5.0 pm) long wave only
Six contests between teams in London and in New York. Round Five NEW YORK
Anthony Qulnton (Chairman) with Brendan Gill , author and theatre critic of the New Yorker and Shana Alexander. journalist and author LONDON
Louis Allen (Chairman) with Irene Thomas
John Julius Norwich Question researcher BERNICE COUPE
Producer TREVOR HILL BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Thurs 6.30 pm)
August Rose by JOHN KIRKMORRIS with Since her husband's death, Rosemary has ably coped with taking over the running of his business and bringing up their son, William.
But her courage is really put to the test when she discovers that the company is in severe financial difficulties because someone is trading on their own account....
Directed by CHERRY COOKSON
Last March Douglas Byng celebrated his 90th birthday. One of the great pantomime dames, a leading man for
C. B. Cochran and Andre Chariot , he talks to Glyn Dearman about a career spanning 69 years in revue, variety, musical comedy, wartime concerts and cabaret and introduces some of the songs that have made him famous. RICHARD HOLMES (piano) Research by GORDON DICKERSON
Producer GLYN DEARMAN
by ANTONY JAY and JONATHAN LYNN and with in The Writing on the Wall In which, by and large it is probably true that at the end of the day in general terms, there really isn't very much in it one way or the other.
Producer PETE ATKIN
Six lurches through England by Ray Gosling, not quite in the wake of J. B. Priestley
A swathe of a journey from the Irish Sea to Withernsea - on the M62 motorway; with occasional pauses to examine trouble at t'mosque in Lancashire; a soggy Shangri-la in Yorkshire ... and Priestley's Bruddersford, where the good companions are now truly happy, free and gay....
News, views and information for people with a visual handicap. Presenter Ian MacRae 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, £2.95 from [address removed]
' Bastian liked books that were exciting or funny or that made him dream.
He couldn't stand it when a writer tried to convince him of something.' The hero of Michael Ende 's million-selling fantasy The Neverending Story (just published in this country), lays down his challenge.
Chris Powling talks to authors, illustrators, publishers, booksellers and critics about the season's new children's books In the run-up to the peak
Christmas period, including Brian Alderson. Roald Dahl ,
Michael Foreman. Julia MacRae. Margaret Mahy , Michael Rosen and Fiona Waters. Producer
Editor ROSEMARY HART
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