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Read by PAULINE BUSHNELL
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7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
What is archaeology? Is it just digging for ancient history and in this disposable age, what will be left for archaeologists of the future? Dr Margaret Rule ,
Research Director of the Mary Rose Trust, and Dr Henry Cleeve , Director of the Council for British Archaeology, join Sue MacGregor to answer your questions. Produced by the Woman's Hour unit
Lines open from 8.0 am
The BBC Radio Drama Company in Sixty Tons Through the Iron Curtain by DANIEL P. POSSUMATO
The new fully-computerised American 'miracle tank' has armour nearly eight inches thick, can do 60 mph and go straight through anything short of a mountain. The Russians have nothing like it. That's why, to get their hands on it, they're willing to pay Major Chambers 11 million.
Other parts PETER ACRE,
ARNOLD DIAMOND , MICHAEL JENNER , CUVE PANTO, DAVID SINCLAIR , COLIN STARKEY
Directed by JOHN CARDY Stereo
A nationwide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete to become this year's Brain of Britain. 23: SCOTLAND - Second Round Chairman Robert Robinson William Donnelly (sub-postmaster)
Dr Russell Hafter (teacher) Kitty Stephens (writer)
Hamish Henderson (lecturer) Including Beat the Brains in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants. Devised by JOHN p. WYNN
Questions set by LAN GILLIES Producer RICHARD EDIS
(Repeated: Thursday 6.30 pm) Stereo
with Sue MacGregor
Not Just a Potter:
Josiah Wedgwood had a canal built, developed the factory system and pioneered marketing techniques. Original Wedgwood designs remain in the product range 225 years after he founded his company. SUSAN
BOOTH discovers the impact this industrial pioneer still has in Stoke-on-Trent.
The Dancing Bear (10)
The BBC Radio Drama Company in The Money and the Chimney Pots by WILLIAM INGRAM
Doll retired from her glamorous stage life many years ago and finds old age too quiet. Then Jonah Jones , a penniless art student, happens along and nothing will be quite the same for anyone again.
Directed by ADRIAN MOURBY BBC Wales Stereo
As the 1984 polo season comes to a close, Peter Churchill looks at the evolution of the game from its beginnings in ancient times to the hard and fast professional sport of today. Since the days of the Raj, polo has been regarded as an elitist pastime. But this myth is exploded by the people from many walks of life who are involved in the modern game.
Leading players, team managers and trainers and some of the growing band of enthusiasts from the worlds of business and entertainment discuss the techniques, thrill and fascination of one of the oldest ball games in the world.
Producers ANDREA SCAGELL and KEITH WOOD Stereo
A six-part series
3: I'm All Right, Jack!
The emergence of the sunrise industries in Britain has led to new styles of worker representation, featuring, in some cases, the controversial 'no-strike' agreements. At the same time, other firms manage without any unions at all; either offering good pay and conditions or simply exploiting the workers. Nick Clarke looks at some of the alternatives to traditional organised labour, and at the trade unions' efforts to adjust to new management approaches.
Music performed by SAM RICHARDS and TISH STUBBS Producer GUDRUN DALIBOR Series editor
Six programmes in which
David Bean observes some branches of sporting life which don't make international - or even national - headlines, but which absorb the spare time and energies of their devotees. This week he falls in with Penrith Ladies hockey team.
2: Come on Joyce! Bad Luck Agnes! Producer Gillian HUSH BBC Manchester
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The last of ten programmes Written and presented by Vincent Kane
A motley crew of Britons are stranded in Rome Airport. To pass the time, each traveller tells a story.
10: The Lover's Tale
Producer RICHARD THOMAS BBC Wales
Lending a Hand A series of six programmes with MAUREEN GALVIN
4: A Better Place to Live A look at some of the ways in which volunteers in a number of urban settings are getting together to improve their local environment.
Each week, with the help of songs, poetry, letters and contemporary documents,
Ann Kirch evokes a vivid and colourful moment from Britain's long and eventful history.
3: The Great Exhibition 1851 Producer CHRISTINE HARDWICK
(First broadcast on World Service)
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