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The artist John Piper , who will be 80 next Wednesday is a man of many talents. Not only is he a distinguished painter, but also he is particularly interested in tapestry and stained glass, and he has done windows for cathedrals at Coventry and Liverpool. In conversation with ROY PLOMLEY he talks about the many facets of hie life, especially his designs for many of the operas of Benjamin Britten , and he chooses hi. eight records. Producer DEREK DRtSCHER
In the mid-70s remote tribesman in South East Asia told stories of a mysterious substance sprayed from the sky or dropped in canisters that causeddeathanddiseasein plants and people. They called it 'yellow rain'.
The US State Department suspected it was chemical warfare waged by Communists, but some sceptical scientists believe it is just pollen and that bees and natural toxins are responsible. Who is right?
DavidWneelerreportsonthe evidence in the 'yellow rain' mystery with people who have spoken to the victims. scientists who have tested samples and those who say it is all a myth.
Producer ANNE WINDER
High on the list of Australian natural wonders is the lyre bird—a bird with a glorious voice, an amazing ability to mimic and a spectacular lyre-shaped tail.
Introduced by Jim Flegg Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol
Introduced from Mancheater by Lesley Judd
Tonight in the Village
Hall ... PAT wilson has been a successful playwright for nearly 30 years, with 70 titles tohercredit—allforthe amateur stage. Now blind. she talks to HELEN PICKLES about her life and continuing work.
Producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester
The Ladies of Lyndon (13)
written and presented by Ivan Rendall
The story of some of the people who have made aviation history, told in six programmes to mark the 80th anniversary of powered flight.
Test pilots of the jet age, featuring John Cunningham and Charles Yeager.
A Kind of Treason by GEORGE MACBETH and JOHN BEEBY abridged in 12 parts by DONALD BANCROFT
Read by FRANK DUNCAN (12) Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol
(Starting on Monday: 'The Shepherd' by Frederick Forsyth )
An irreverently critical look back at the week's news with Bill Wallis , David Tate ,
Jon Glover and Sally Grace Written by IAN BROWN , RICHARD QUICK. JOHN LANGDON. ROY APPS.
JOHN COLLEE , ROGER PLANER , PAUL DA VIES. MARTIN BOOTH. DAVE DIXON , BARRY FAULKNER. PETER HICKEY and others
Producer JENNIE CAMPBELL
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