with 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
8.35. Yesterday in Parliament
Once again it is time for the cook to make plans for the festive season and get ahead where possible. Mary Berry and Glynn Christian join
Sue MacGregor with advice, new ideas and hints to make the preparations go smoothly and allow time for the cook to enjoy the celebrations along with the rest of the family. Produced by the Woman's Hour unit
Lines open from 8.0 am
Driftwood bv ROBIN R. TAYLOR
A peaceful garden In which, on a beautiful April day, two people meet. But the garden belongs to a hospital - and the two people are strangers.
Directed by DAVID SPENSER long wave only
Keith Corbett , Jim Flegg and David Streeter tackle questions from members of the Kent Trust for Nature
Conservation as part of their Silver Jubilee celebrations.
Presented by Derek Jones Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat 5.0 pm) long wave only
A new series of the panel game devised by TONY SHRYANE and EDWARD J. MASON Dilys Powell and Frank Muir challenge Antonia Fraser and Denis Norden In the Chair
Questions compiled by PETER MOORE
Producers TONY SHRYANE and PETE ATKIN
(Repeated: Thurs 6.30 pm)
with Sue MacGregor including
Have you ever wondered what life is like for young people in prison? Bullwood Hall in Essex is one of the new youth custody centres for girls which have been brought in to replace Borstals.
TESSA SHAW went along to talk to staff and Inmates about life on the inside. A Tiger for Malgudl (4) long wave only
by Roger Wood
with Christian Rodska as William Varley and Marlene Sidaway as Margaret Varley
A village on the Lancashire/Yorkshire border in 1820. William Varley, a handloom weaver, tries to make a living in his cottage, but there is more money to be made at the local mill.
(Paul Webster is a member of the RSC)
Penny whistle player:
Take a Spare Truss 1: Equipment
' Those who are afflicted with a rupture should take a spare truss with them.' So advised
Dr William Kitchener in 1827 to people who were contemplating a trip abroad. But apart from a truss, what else did the dedicated traveller take? How did he get there? Where did he stay and what did he eat?
Simon Brett recalls some intriguing 19th-century travel tips.
Producer ANGELA HIND
How did Shakespeare's Othello develop into the hero of Verdi's opera
Otello? And which of the two works is the greater masterpiece? Opinions differ as do interpretations. Jonathan Miller , who has recently produced both the play on television and the opera, at the Coliseum, gives his own analysis of the character, illustrated by a few recorded extracts from the two works.
Producer MADELINE JAY
by Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn
[Starring] Paul Eddington as Jim Hacker and Nigel Hawthorne as Sir Humphrey
with Derek Fowlds as Bernard
In which the significance of 'significant' is signified most signally.
(Repeated: Thurs 12.27 pm)
Sir Humphrey Appleby:
Six lurches through
England by Ray Gosling , not quite in the wake Of J. B. PRIESTLEY.
In the final chapter of his English Journey of 1933, Priestley divided the country into three: guide book ' merrie England industrial ' sooty pig
England '; and the new electric ' Blackpoolised England
No traveller of England has bettered Priestley's
Judgment, argues Gosling. What he saw in 1933 is the same in 1983. For all the talk of change and progress, almost nothing is different....
Producer ALASTAIR WILSON BBC Manchester
News, views and information for people with a visual handicap. Presenter Peter White 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 [address removed]
Presenter Paul Allen includes reviews of Young Blood, an exhibition of the talents of young designers from 60 art and design colleges around the country, at the Barbican Art Gallery,
London; and At the Jazz Band Ball - A Memory of the 1950s, the third volume of a trilogy by Philip Oakes.
Producer BRIAN BARFIELD
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