with Peter Hobday and Alison Leigh
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
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7.0, 8.0 Today's News
Read by PAULINE BUSHNELL
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Savings and Investment
How to invest your hard-earned money profitably and without risk is the perennial$64,000 question and never more so than now, when the opportunities for the small investor are enormous and sometimes baffling.
In the studio to help you through the money maze are the investment editor of The Observer, John Davis , and writer on family finance Maggie Drummond.
Judith Chalmers is in the Chair. Produced by the Woman's Hour unit
Lines open from 8.0 am
The Principles of Rocketry by BOB couttie
Clare has a tyrranical mum, a dim boyfriend and a dead-end job. There is a way out, but first she must build herself a space rocket.
Directed by JEREMY MORTIMER long wave only
Why do starlings and sparrows flock together while robins prefer to remain in the solitary state? The naturalists form a small group to answer your questions.
Presenter Derek Jones Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat 3.5 pm) long wave only
A new series of the nationwide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete to become this year's Brain of Britain. Chairman
Robert Robinson 1:LONDON
(photographer and lecturer)
Robert Carley (retired teacher) Dennis Byers
Philip Cowen (lawyer)
Including Beat the Brains Devised by JOHN p. WYNN Questions set by IAN GILLIES
Producer RICHARD EDIS
(Repeated: Thurs 6.30 pm) Quiz answers: 1: 40
2: Brunei University, Uxbridge 3: Macaws
by Valerie Barker
Mary and Lawrence find themselves with an autistic child, Polly, whose awakening seems hopeless, until the intervention of an unlikely catalyst....
For some 800 years the Irish have been the butt of many a joke. Images of 'the stupid Irish Paddy' are handed down from generation to generation. But just why is so much leg-pulling committed against the Irish? Denys Hawthorne examines some of the myths and asks why the British feel the need to belittle the Irish.
Written by MARY CAMPBELL Producer ANGELA HIND
The effects of 1997 on Hong Kong's religious communities.
From temple to tower block, the length and breadth of the Colony, the sound of fortune sticks and religious rituals is in the air. Eighty-five per cent of Hong Kong's population claims religious or superstitious beliefs of some sort - beliefs which have been the source of considerable conflict and pain in China itself since 1949. Rosemary Hartill , the BBC's Religious
Affairs Correspondent, seeks out the religious believers of Hong Kong, and looks at the problems facing them as 1997 approaches.
Producer SUE DAVIES
Six programmes of recollections of working-class childhood 60 years and more ago, selected by Stephen Humphries with music arranged and performed by SANDRA KERR and with additional recordings from the BBC's Sound Archives. 4: Work
Producer ALAN HAYDOCK
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