While matters of state are often forgotten after the breakfast-time news, some subjects can still rouse even the quietest people to passion. Live every Thursday morning, and broadcast simultaneously on BBC1 and Radio 4, an audience of 150 start their day with a chance to say what they think about issues which guarantee a good argument long after the headlines have faded.
Paul Sieghart puts their opinions to the test. Research JUDY HILL and ANN CHANCELLOR DAVIES Producers JULIET MAY and ELAINE BEDELL
Executive producer JOHN WILCOX A Radiovision Unit production BBC Birmingham
9.5 A Service for Schools Sallinka and the Golden Bird (RV) by ARTHUR SCHOLEY Read by JOHNNY MORRIS (2)
9.25 Secondary English (11-14) 10: First Come, First Served (2) by KARA MAY
9.50 First Steps in Drama The Romans
5: The Return to Rome by JANET YOUNG and SHEILA FRASER Presented by TONY AITKEN
10.25 In Your Own Time Presented by ANNE NIGHTINGALE
11.0 Noticeboard An end-of-term round-up of news for teachers in primary and middle schools Presenter TONY BARNFIELD
11.5 In the News What's new, what's in the news and what the news is all about. Presented by JOHN HEDGES
11.30 Wavelength Presented by ANDY PEEBLES
What's happening to the idea of 'love', now that romance has been declared dead and the sexual revolution proclaimed? In the first of four programmes, Laurie Taylor meets the love-sick and the love-worn, in an attempt to pin down what's both elusive - and everywhere.
Producer SHARON BANOFF
1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: The Machine Band by LEE PRESSMAN
2.5 Music Box Written and presented by MICHAEL BURNETT and SANDRA KERR
2.20 Living Language Speak Up With GEORGE LAYTON and A Pair of Sinners by ALLAN AHLBERG
2.40 Newscast A current affairs series for schools and colleges. Presenter ubby FAWBERT
From a Great Height by MARTIN LUCAS
With his wife's enthusiastic support, Peter Fuller has given up accountancy and together they have moved into the gentle tranquillity of the country. Peter is going to be a writer. But the Fullers soon discover the rustic peace is an illusion - they have neighbours.
Directed by DAVID SPENSER Stereo
Written by GRAHAM HARVEY (Repeated: Friday 1.40 pm)
Det Sgt Barry:
A series of five programmes which profiles the nations of the United Kingdom 3: Scotland
To many people, Scotland is still a land struggling to escape from its past: dying industries and faded hopes of nationhood, draped overall in the inescapable myth of heather and tartan chauvinism. Others point to the wealth created there by North Sea oil and the jobs generated by the new electronics industries in 'Silicon Glen'.
In this fresh assessment of State of the Nation, Scots men and women from all fields of achievement reflect on their own feelings about their homeland and its future.
Presenters Donald MacCormick and Mary Marquis
Written and compiled by JOHN KERR Research DOREEN STEWART
Producer GEOFFREY CAMERON
'The metaphor I like to use about writing comes from coastal piloting -in dead reckoning one determines where to go by determining where one is, by reviewing where one's been - that's the self-consciousness that I find in my fiction which is simply imitative of life.' The
American novelist John Barth , author of Giles Goat-Boy , The Sot-Weed Factor and Sabbatical, in conversation with Christopher Bigsby , talks about his life and childhood on the coast of Maryland; the consequences of being a twin; the impact of an academic career on his prose; and the nature of Scheherazade, who had to tell stories or die. Producer CARROLL MOORE
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