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 DA VIES Producers JULIET MAY and ELAINE BEDELL
Executive producer JOHN WILCOX A Radiovision Unit production BBC Birmingham
The Ghost and Mr Pugh by MARIAN VEEVERS
Read by Ray Handy
'Even Mr Pugh could not possibly have suspected this apparition of being human, she was much too transparent....'
Producer HERBERT WILLIAMS BBC Wales
The Walls of Jericho nem, p 118; Lo! he comes with clouds descending (BBC HB 35); Joshua fit the battle of Jericho (Spiritual); Joshua 6, w 6-16,
20; The Lord of heaven confess (BBC HB 478) Stereo
How long can love last: for a few ecstatic teenage weeks - or for a whole lifetime? And if it fades, can it be revived - or is it gone forever?
In the third of the series, Laurie Taylor meets the fleeting, and the long-term partners-on the road to enlightenment.
Producer SHARON BANOFF (Revised repeat)
featuring ASSO - Spanish Detective
I turned up my shirt collar against the rain. Somehow it formed a funnel channelling the rain down the small of my back and in through my underpants. starring Christopher Barrie Nick Maloney and Nick Wilton Written by ROB GRANT and DOUG NAYLOR Producer ALAN NIXON
1.55 Listening Corner
4: King Jolly Needs Help
2.0 Business French (Age 16-19) A new series for those interested in using French in the commercial world. Written and produced by TONY STAPLES 1: Travel and at 2.15
2: The Modem Factory
2.30 Books, Plays, Poems Hard Times (4)
The Barbary Angel by SARAH MAXWELL
The St Clement's Home for Children on East Side, New York, is threatened with closure if money is not forthcoming by Christmas Eve. The Rev Edmund Washington prays for help - and heavenly help promptly arrives in the shapely form of Evangelina Smith.
Directed by GLYN DEARMAN
(Claire Moore is in 'The Little Shop of Horrors' at the Comedy Theatre, London) Stereo
The Rev Edmund Washington:
Adelaide Van Der Pump:
We all have queries, quibbles and quandaries which we mean to resolve but which always lie unanswered at the back of our minds.
Let Neil Landor , together with his specialist experts and the help of the BBC Reference
Library, sort out the answers. Questions, on a postcard please, to: Enquire Within,
BBC Broadcasting House, London WIA 1AA
Producer NIGEL ACHESON
A chance to air your views on some of the subjects raised in last week's Any Questions?
Introduced by John Timpson Compiled by Laurie MASON Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol
Send your letters to: Any Answers? BBCBristolBS82LR
The last in a series of five programmes which profiles the nations of the United Kingdom in all their aspects
England - The Economic Struggle
Brian Redhead examines the problems facing the country which was once the 'workshop of the world'. Where has success been achieved? What has been the cost of failure? Is England heading for a more prosperous future or further decline? People with a wide variety of talents discuss their ideas and offer their insights into the state of the nation. Producer CHARLES SIGLER Editor ANNE SLOMAN
A magazine of special interest to disabled listeners and their families, with countrywide news and views on all matters of concern to them. Presenter John Mills Editor MARLENE PEASE
Correspondence and enquiries: BBC Broadcasting House, London WiA 4WW Phone [number removed](10.0 am -5.0 pm)
Joining In A series of six programmes on joining and running voluntary groups.
5: Sticking Together Once a group is well established, it's only too easy for the initial enthusiasm and novelty to wear off. SUSAN MARLING and MARK SMITH discover how groups can develop sticking power and how, in some cases, it can be worthwhile to go on and employ a worker. (Revised repeat)
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