What is life like in the People's Republic of China? Dr Jung Chang , a Chinese woman now living in London, and The Guardian's China expert, John Gittings , join Sue MacGregor to answer your questions.
Produced by the Woman's Hour unit Lines open from 8.0 am
In 1956 a small group of people interested in raising driving standards in Britain founded the Institute of Advanced
Motorists. Today the LAM has 75,000 members, all of whom have passed its advanced driving test. Derek Parker looks at the work of the Institute, and hears from its President, HRH The Duke of Gloucester, about his own experience of taking the test.
Producer DENNIS SIMMONS
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11.0 Religious Education Explaining Belief
2: Forming a Belief
11.20 Web of Language
3: My Lord, Your Peasants are Revolting by TONY PENMAN and at 11.30 4: Sorry, I Didn't Catch You by GEOFFREY EGGINS
11.40 Listening to Music (1) Haydn Trumpet Concerto in E flat (Part 1)
A special edition with subjects suggested by you, the listener. Reading your letters, playing your favourite sounds and giving you a chance to win the Mystery Sound competition.
Presented by Derek Jones Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol
A panel game devised by TONY SHRYANE and EDWARD J. MASON
Dilys Powell and Frank Muir challenge Antonia Fraser and Denis Norden
In the Chair Michael O'Donnell Questions compiled by PETER MOORE Producer PETE ATKIN
(Repeated: Thursday 6.30 pm) Stereo
1.55 Listening Comer Adelaide's Naughty Granny 2: Spring Cleaning
2.0 Education Now Phone In [number removed]What are We Paying for? LIBBY PURVES talks to JOHN tomlinson , Director of Education, Cheshire
2.30 Books, Plays, Poems Julius Caesar (2)
The Dragon Box by UNA FLETT with Maureen Beattie as Marian
'What I really want to show you is my lacquer box. My dad brought it back specially for me, from Burma. It's red, with gold dragons breathing curly flames all over it. I bet you've never seen anything like it - I never had.'
This was a gem of a piece
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Directed by STEWART CONN BBC Scotland Stereo
In 1946 'Sentimental journey' was one of the tunes played daily on the radio and in the dance halls, but for 70,000 young British girls that song had a special significance. They heard it on the ships taking them on a journey of a lifetime to join their GI husbands in America.
Jean Metcalfe remembers that amazing time with the help of GIs and their brides. Producer ANNE BROWN BBC Birmingham
Monster of the Rain Forest
Are there dinosaurs, alive and well, stalking the impenetrable swamp-jungles of the Congo
Basin? Roy Mackal , University of Chicago, and Marcellin Agnagna , Zoological Park of Brazzaville, tell of their encounters with the mokele-mbembe, perhaps a relict species of giant reptiles that have survived the 63 million years since the 'time of great dyings'. Producer MICHAEL BRIGHT BBC Bristol
3: Letter from Beirut
The BBC's Middle East correspondent, Gerald Butt, reflects on the 'heart of Lebanon', as one author described the Lebanese family in the late 1950s. He finds that ten years of continuous bloodshed, with thousands of men killed or kidnapped, have left women to cope as head of the household, increased divorces and separations, and bred a generation of children who tend to reject all authority, including that of their parents.
Series producer ZAREER MASANI
The Chip Shop Presented by Barry Norman What is happening in the world of computers and does it matter? Producer TREVOR TAYLOR Chipline: London [number removed]Liverpool [number removed]Bristol [number removed] Birmingham [number removed] Stereo
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