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7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by EUGENE FRASER
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
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The pianist Jorge Bolet , who was born in Havana, Cuba, was first given lessons by his sister. He went on to study at the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia and made his debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra. He is now hailed particularly for his interpretations of Liszt's music. In conversation with ROY PLOMLEY , he talks about his long career, which includes conducting the first performance of The Mikado in Tokyo, and chooses his eight records.
Producer DEREK DRESCHER
The Kindness by jill NORRIS Read by Shirley Dixon
Growing up in America, a small girl is obsessed with the desire to be a ballet dancer. But there are problems to be faced ... her ballet teacher for one!
Two years ago this week one of Britain's most distinguished composers,
Sir William Walton , died at the age of 80. In 1948, while in Argentina, he met and subsequently married Susana Gill who was more than 20 years his junior. In conversation with RICHARD BAKER , Lady Walton recalls their life together, how they created their beautiful home on the Italian island of Ischia, and the circumstances surrounding the composition of some of Sir William's best-known works.
Producer ANDREW MUSSETT
In the last of six programmes John Parkinson endures the flies of Australia to launch a rocket and watch the launch of a wedge-tailed eagle. He meets the apostle bird but can't find Matilda anywhere.... BBC Bristol
1.55 Listening Corner Let's Play it Again
2.5 Let's Join In Clever Polly and the Stupid Wolf by CATHERINE STORR
2.25 Sounds, Words and Movement The Ice Dragon (1) based on a story by OLIVER POSTGATE
2.40 Listen! Armada Rock by CHRISTOPHER RUSSELL 7: Intruders
Introduced from Birmingham by Marjorie Lofthouse
Woman's Hour celebrates
International Women's Day with contributions from around the World.
Producers ANN TENNANT and SALLY FELDMAN BBC Birmingham
Shadows on Our Skin (4)
by ECA DE QUEIROZ
The last of five episodes dramatised by MARTIN STANIFORTH with Moir Leslie as Luiza John Rowe as Jorge Linda Polan as Juliana and Scott Cherry as Bazilio Rescue
JORGE: Luiza's terribly run down. Out of spirits. No life, no strength in her. She just lies in bed and stares at the wall.
Music composed by STEPHEN HANCOCK
Directed by VANESSA WHITBURN BBC Birmingham
'Live' comedy from nowhere near the Ideal Home Exhibition Steve Brown , Helen Lederer
Clive Mantle and Nick Wilton demonstrate how to boil an egg using just one gag, a song and four cans of laughter. Music by STEVE BROWN
Written by ARNOLD BROWN , PAUL B. DA VIES, KIM FULLER , JEREMY HARDY , HUNTER AND DOCHERTY,
HELEN MURRY , GEOFFREY PERKINS , VICKY PILE, ROGER PLANER , SMITH AND KYAN, NICK WILTON and the producer JAMIE RIX
Judges, magistrates, barristers, solicitors, academic lawyers and others contribute to this topical magazine examining issues thrown up by the courts and by Parliament, and considering the administration and practice of justice.
Presented by Joshua Rozenberg Producer ANTHONY MONCRIEFF
The Rt Hon Cecil Parkinson , mp; Kate Losinska , President, Civil and Public Services Association; The Rt Hon Tony Benn , mp and Ann Leslie , journalist, tackle the issues raised by the audience in Bracknell, Berkshire.
Chairman John Timpson
Producer CAROLE STONE. BBC Bristol
11.0 LocaUy Speaking A series on dialects and accents in England today 3: Town Dialects If you think that people who live in towns don't speak dialect, you'd be wrong! BRIAN REDHEAD sets OUt to discover why.
11.30 Por aquf Second-stage Spanish
19: Midicos y curanderos with ISABEL SOTO and MIGUEL PENARANDA
An irreverently critical look back at the week's news with Bill Wallis , David Tate
Sally Grace and Jon Glover Written by LAN
BROWN RICHARD QUICK, PAUL B. DA VIES MARTIN BOOTH. PETE SINCLAIR STUART SILVER, DAVID COHEN JEREMY HARDY , PETER HICKEY and others
Producer JENNIE CAMPBELL
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