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6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
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7.20* Your Letters
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament
Pigeons have been admired for hundreds of years, both for their beauty and for their homing instinct. How do you establish a loft? What do judges look for in show-birds? Do fancy breeds require more care than racing pigeons? How do you train birds to return to a new loft?
Albert Tarleton , racing pigeon keeper for over 30 years, and Rod Wright , Secretary of the National Pigeon Association, home in on your questions.
In the Chair Sue MacGregor.
Produced by the Woman's Hour unit Lines open from 8.0 am
'I was amazed and horrified when one of the pelicans in St James's Park suddenly swallowed a nearby pigeon, feathers, claws and all. Is this usual?'
Clive Catchpole ,
Michael Clegg and Denis Owen digest some more of your Wildlife questions.
Presented by Derek Jones Producer MELINDA BARKER 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
1.55 Listening Corner Today's songs: Favourite Things
2.5 History: Long Ago The Canal Builders by ARTHUR SCHOLEY
2.25 Listen and Read Radio Thin King (15)
2.40 Pictures in Your Mind (Stories): A Walk in Wolf Wood 3: The Broken Chain
Introduced by Sue MacGregor The New Women of Eritrea: JIM FISH reports on a recent visit to this famine-stricken land in the Horn of Africa, where women are playing a leading role in the struggle for independence.
Appointment with Venus (4)
A Tale of Miracles by ADRIAN MOURBY
It is 995. and Aldhun, exiled Bishop of Lindisfame, has been warned in a dream to flee Cunacaestir before it is destroyed by the Danes. He is to take with him the body of St Cuthbert, carried on a corsaint - a handcart stacked with treasure. But, for
Cuthbert to desert his own land is considered to be a bad omen....
Other parts played by BILLY FELLOWS , STEPHEN HANCOCK , ANNE JAMESON and ALAN MASON Music composed by STEPHEN HANCOCK
Directed by VANESSA WHITBURN BBC Birmingham Stereo
Seventy years ago this month the first St Dunstan's Home was opened to look after men who had been blinded at the front. The home was the idea of the publisher Sir Arthur Pearson, founder of the Daily
Express, and a blind man himself. He wanted to train men to overcome their blindness and return to as normal lives as were possible in his words: 'to learn to be blind'.
St Dunstan's has continued to train men and women blinded during service to their country, in the First World War, Second World War, Northern Ireland, and the Falklands Campaign, as well as in peacetime.
Presented by John Hosken Producer HELEN GILL
Frederick Forsyth used to be a reporter for the BBC. Like many reporters, he was always about to write 'the book'. But his book turned out to be The Day of the Jackal, and it set him on the path to becoming a millionaire. Just how rich is he? William Davis finds out. Producer HELEN ROBSON
Editor ROGER MACDONALD
In the last of the series,
The Rt Hon Michael Foot , mp, former Leader of the Labour
Party, explains his fascination with the letters and journals of the poet Lord Byron.
Presenter Frances Donnelly Producer MIRIAM NEWMAN
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