selected by Thelma Bailey and Michael Ford
BBC Birmingham. Stereo
ALLAN WRIGHT and UZ RIGBEY
A note from Religious Affairs Correspondent,
Mike Gilliam asks
Alan Titchmarsh about jobs in the garden this weekend
Presented by Tony Lewis
Semi-final day at the Pretty
Polly Classic, Europe's richest indoor tennis tournament for women. TONY ADAMSON reports from the Brighton Centre.
England's touring cricketers leave for India next week - what are their prospects? Producer EMILY MCMAHON
Introduced by Bernard Falk with help from SUSAN marling , PATRICK STODDART and ROBIN DEWHURST taking a practical look at the holiday, travel and leisure scene.
Producer JENNY maixinson DUFF Editor ROGER MACDONALD
Prabhu Guptara presents a personal review of the weekly magazines and assesses their coverage of recent events.
Robert Carvel, Political Editor of the London Standard reviews the past week. Producer JIM GRAY
with Margaret Howard Stereo
BBC correspondents throughout the world talk about the countries they work in, the politics and the people. Producer ZAREER MASANI
Presented by Louise Botting The programme that keeps you m touch with what's happening in the field of personal savings and the financial problems of everyday life.
Address: Money Box, Room 4058 BBC, Broadcasting House, London WlA 4WW
Phrase detectives with the humorous touch
The Rt Hon Roy Hattersley , mp Jessica Mann , Sally Miles and Brian Sibley
Quotations read by RONALD FLETCHER
Devised and presented by Nigel Rees
Producer JOANIE BLAlKlE
The Rt Hon Enoch Powell , mp Ann Mallalieu , Charles Moore
The View from the Hill by MARGARET STEWARD with John Phillips as Tom His family, friends, publisher all prepare to celebrate the 70th birthday of that distinguished poet, Thomas Fennel. But Tom is not in a mood for rejoicing. His muse has failed him; he has written nothing for years. Now he has reached his allotted life-span, is it likely that the sap will rise again? That inspiration will return?
Directed by JOHN CARDY Stereo
Bella, Tom's wife:
Andrew, his son:
Henrietta, his daughter:
Donald, his son-in-law:
Anna and Bevis, his grandson:
Anna and Bevis, his grandson:
Martin, his publisher:
In conversation with Leonard Pearcey , violinist
Yehudi Menuhin talks about his love of humour in music and illustrates it with some of his favourite recordings. Additional research TIM JOSS
Producer PAUL SPENCER. Stereo
Now that Dr Janet Morgan's authorised biography is published, the puzzle of how and why a reserved, dignified upper-middle-class lady became "the undisputed queen of crime" is more or less solved. But the enigma of Agatha Christie's life and personality will continue to be as fascinating as her own ingenious murders.
Frances Donnelly follows the clues, with the aid of Dr Morgan, Harry Keating, Christianna Brand and others.
(Details: Tues 11.0 pm VHFjFM) Stereo
- some are written for children by adults for their edification, some spontaneously pass through the community of childhood for scores of years. Kevin Crossley-Holland examines the world of children's songs with examples chosen from all over the world
Producer LAN GARDHOUSE
Viv Billingham hardly lives up to the traditionally bucolic image of the shepherdess.
She's a busy housewife and mother, a trainer of working border collies and one of the few women to achieve international status in the male-dominated world of sheepdog trials.
Angie Storey went to Scotland to spend a few days with Viv Billingham , her family, her friends and the sheep and sheepdogs which play such an important part in her life.
Producer BLAIR THOMSON
An irreverently critical look back at the week's news. Stereo
With BRYAN MARTIN including Sports Round-up
with David Rendall
Music by FASCINATING AIDA Producer MICHAEL EMBER Stereo
Richard Baker presents a selection of words and music on record, reviving old favourites, introducing the less-familiar and including some recent releases. Producer JILL ANDERSON Stereo
The Maroon Cortina by PETER WHALLEY
A few domestic problems mar the birthday celebrations of theJanice Clark - such persistent belief the police seem to have that her son,
Alan, murdered his girlfriend. Of course nobody really believes that, certainly not Barry, her husband, who insists it's all a plot to hit back at him. Then her best friend Pauline seems to suspect Janice of playing around with her husband. Ron. and on top of all that none of her guests seem to fancy pizza.
Directed by PHILIP MARTIN BBC Birmingham
Privatisation is a new word which expresses a revolution taking place in Britain. The Government has already raised about E3,000 million by selling off nationalised industries, and city merchant bankers and stockbrokers have reaped tens of millions in fees and commissions.
The flotation of British Telecom is imminent. This is bigger than all previous privatisations put together and indeed it will be the biggest ever sale of shares anywhere in the world. As political arguments rage about state ownership versus private enterprise and whether taxpayers have got a fair price for national assets,
John Roberts has been finding out what happens to a public service when it becomes a profit-motivated company; what happens when the civil servant has to work hand in glove with city dealers and financiers. And how they are trying to recruit a million new investors to the stock market. Written and narrated by JOHN ROBERTS
Producer PETER DAY
Thou who sentest thine
Apostles (EH 248); 0 Lord my God (Church Anthem Book; Wesley); John 15, w 17-27:
Thine for ever! (bp 89) Stereo
In Britain's Heritage Year,
Nick Page considers the lives and achievements of 12 men and women who have shaped our Christian heritage.
8: John Knox - a Heroic Fanatic Researcher RACHEL VINEY Producer DAVID COOMES
starring Christopher Barrie Nick Maloney and Nick WUton
Written by ROB GRANT and DOUG NAYLOR
Music by PETER BREWIS Producer ALAN NIXON