with Brian Redhead with John Timpson and Gerald Williams at the Olympics in Los Angeles
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Prayer for the Day
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
Read by PETER DONALDSON
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament
In Due Season: Geoffrey Smith visits a North Yorkshire herb centre where Ted and Heather Bates provide a complete service for herb buffs. Plants, growing advice and cookery demonstrations on the spot. Producer KEN FORD BBC Manchester
dramatised in eight parts from his novel by ALLAN PRIOR
Harry Towb as Rossi 5: Not Exactly Vegas on New Year's Eve Danny Watson has been busy getting together his series of TV specials on the forthcoming Tricross Missile march. He's also managed to get his private life together thanks to journalist Alison Bowers. But can his incredible luck last? Members of the TV audience: CAROLE BOYD , MICHAEL JENNER , HELENA BRECK, COUN STARKEY, NARISSA KNIGHTS, MARK STRAKER , MOIR LESUE, JON STRICKLAND Directed by DAVID JOHNSTON
(Harry Towb is in 'Little Shop of Horrors' at the Comedy Theatre, London)
Going for Broke, a six-part comedy series by GEORGE BAKER with Andrew Sachs as John Morse Bryan Pringle as Bill Yates Miriam Margolyes as Wendy Dilys Laye as Ethel Denica Fairman as Anne and Terry Wogan as himself 2: The Key to the Door
John Morse has to 'cope' with the problems of an ex-wife, a front-door key and 700 Friesian cows.
HARRY PITCH (mouth organ)
Directed by GLYN DEARMAN. Stereo
devised by TONY SHRYANE and EDWARD J. MASON
John Amis and Frank Muir challenge Ian Wallace and Denis Norden
In the Chair Steve Race Questions compiled by STEVE RACE
Producer PETE ATKIN
(Repeated: Friday 12.27 pm) Stereo
Five poets of the past seen through the eyes of poets of the present. 2: Where the Early Pumpkins Blow
Charles Causley explores the singular genius of Edward Lear Reader HUGH DICKSON FRASER STEEL Producer
Narrated by Rene Cutforth
3: Blowitz: Ambassador of 'The Times' by PETER MELLORS with George Pravda as Blowitz A portrait of Henri Opper de Blowitz (1825-1903) a friend of princes and popes and the man who published the treaty of Berlin while its contents were still meant to be secret.
Producer PIERS PLOWRIGHT
Donald Mackenzie Wallace:
John Walter III:
A six-part series The Countryman
Mackerel sky, mackerel sky, Not long wet and not long dry ...
Country lore and rustic humour feature in this mixture of folk songs, poetry and prose. Ray Handy and Dilys Price read works by Laurie Lee , Thomas Hardy and others, while
Calennig provide the music.
The hosts are Llantrisant Folk Club, Mid-Glamorgan.
Compiled and produced by HERBERT WILUAMS
BBC Wales. Stereo
'Lack of planning, congested housing, crowded factories, air pollution and no green space' a traditional text-book picture of West Germany's industrial heartland which was probably true 30 years ago. Today it is not true. The last ten years have seen an enormous
'greening' of the Ruhr - parks, open spaces and a fight against pollution - you can even swim in the River Ruhr! The fight has been helped by industrial recession, a huge decline in the heavy iron and steel industry and coalmining - there are no mines left in the Ruhr. And yet until the recent strike for a 35-hour week, there has been little unrest and even then, the Ruhr stayed quiet.
David Smeeton reports on the huge industrial, social and education changes in the traditional heartland of West Germany's industry, the Ruhr Valley.
Producer GEOFFREY SHERLOCK (Repeated: Friday 11.0 am)
John Hugh Thomas talks to the distinguished Welsh composer about his life and work. Daniel Jones 's output is prolific - he's now working on his 12th symphony - but he obviously feels great sadness that his eloquent and varied music is not more widely performed. Producer PHIL GEORGE (First broadcast on Radio Wales) Stereo
War and Peace in Our Time Seven programmes 5: Iran-Iraq ADEED DAWISHA. Deputy Director of Studies at The Royal Institute of International Affairs, talks about the Gulf War which began in 1980, with series presenter GEOFFREY STERN
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