Producers MARTIN SMALL and ALLAN WRIGHT
A note from Religious Affairs Correspondent Rosemary Hartill
Producer ALLAN WRIGHT BBC Birmingham
with Norman Tozer
Presented by Tony Lewis It's the half-way stage of the Coral UK Snooker
Championship. How has reigning champion Terry Griffiths fared at the Guildhall, Preston, this week?
Newbury stages the first major race of the National Hunt Season, the Hennessy Cognac Gold Cup. Plus the issues making the headlines.
Producer EMILY MCMAHON
Introduced by Bernard Falk , with help from
SUSAN MARLING and ROBIN DEWHURST , taking a critical look at the holiday, travel and leisure scene.
Producer CHERYL GARNSEY Editor ROGER MACDONALD
Max Hastings presents a personal review of the weekly magazines.
Producer SUSAN SNAILUM
Adam Raphael , Political Editor of The Observer, views the past week.
Producer MARGARET BODY
New Every Morning, page 93; 0 praise ye the Lord! Praise him in the height (BBC HB 279);
Psalm 84; Matthew 7, vv 13-23; Love divine, all loves excelling (BBC HB 329)
Radio and Tv extracts with Margaret Howard
BBC correspondents throughout the world talk about the countries they work in - the politics and the people.
Editor PADDY O'KEEFFE
Presented by Louise Botting
The programme that keeps you in touch with what's happening in the field of personal finance.
Kenneth Williams Clement Freud
Gyles Brandreth and Barry Cryer submit themselves to the unhesitating, undeviating and unrepetitious discipline of Nicholas Parsons (or not).
Devised by JAN MESSITER Producer PETE ATKIN
Sir Campbell Fraser
The Rt Hon Len Murray Harold Evans and Detta O'Cathain from Shoreham-by-Sea. Sussex
by Lester Powell
Fred, recently retired, and Teresa move into a new West Country home, but from the start they suffer inexplicable power failures as well as a strange sweet smell in their drawing room. It is rumoured that a new nerve gas is being manufactured locally.
Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care.
A series of 12 programmes
9:Families in Faith- Control or Freedom? Arranged marriages, contraception, the upbringing of children - the whole of family life is influenced by religion. John Bowker listens as a young Hindu couple describe how their marriage was arranged - and how it worked out in practice.
Producer DAVID CRAIG
BBC correspondents look at a contemporary issue.
A magazine of special interest to disabled listeners.
Presenter John Mills Editor MARLENE PEASE
Correspondence address: BBC, Broadcasting House, London WlA 4WW Tel: [number removed]
(Mon-Fri 10.0 am-5.0 pm)
Keith Corbett , Jim Flegg and David Streeter tackle questions from members of the Kent Trust for Nature Conservation.
Presented by Derek Jones
A critical look back at the week's news.
with DAVID HITCHINSON including Sports Round-up
Thomas Keneally with ROY PLOMLEY
Amiably competitive conversation inspired by current public and private preoccupations.
Music by JEREMY NICHOLAS Producer MICHAEL EMBER
with Richard Baker Producer RAY ABBOTT
Arson in Berlin by ALLEN SADDLER
27 February 1933: a pane of glass shatters in the parliament building, the Reichstag. Within seconds flames emerge and a case of arson is apprehended. But who is guilty? Was it a Communist conspiracy as the German government urged throughout the long show trial of Bulgarians
Dimitrov, Tanev, Popov and the mysterious Dutchman?
Directed by ALEC REID BBC Bristol
Van der Lubbe:
Often seems just crass ... clumsy
Puzzling mixture of literalness and bleak, ineffective abstraction
The Bayreuth Festival production of Wagner's The Ring of the Nibelungen, staged by Sir Peter Hall with designs by William Dudley and conducted by Sir Georg Solti , was one of the most eagerly-awaited events in this year's operatic calendar. This new production, to mark the 100th anniversary of Wagner's death, was to be a ' romantic ' staging which remained faithful to Wagner's text.
Paul Vaughan talked to some of those involved in this production, plagued by technical problems and cast changes which perplexed the critics and the Bayreuth audience.
Producer BRIAN BARFIELD (A revised Kaleidoscope repeat)
(The Ring is on Radio 3 tomorrow at 3.0 pm)
A evening meditation led by Willie McDade
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 the tiny African state of 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