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6.45* Business News With TOM TICKELL
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Read by PAULINE BUSHNELL
7.20* Your Letters
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
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7.45* Thought for the Day
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Maps and Atlases
Where Am I and Where Are You? Maps originated thousands of years before Christ and pre-date writing. But parts of the Universe, like outer space and the bottom of the oceans, are still being mapped.
Helen Wallis , Map Librarian at The British Library, and H.A.G (Bunny) Lewis, consultant in mapping and surveying and co-editor of The Times Atlases, answer your questions on the changing shape of the world. In the Chair Jenni Mills
Produced by the Woman's Hour unit Lines open from 8.0am
'Why do some birds bob their heads when walking - or is it simply that the leg bone is connected to the head bone?'
The team answers your Wildlife questions.
Presented by Derek Jones Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol. Stereo
A nationwide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete to become this year's Brain of Britain First Round: South
Chairman Robert Robinson Richard Abbott
(computer manager) Anthony Dart
(business efficiency analyst) Richard Leathes
(educational consultant) George Little
(retired civil servant)
Including Beat the Brains, in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants.
Programme devised by JOHN P WYNN Questions set by IAN GILLIES Producer RICHARD EDIS
Introduced by Sue MacGregor New Geography: 'You're trying to explain the present from the past.' Geography is no longer just a list of capital cities or major exports. ANNA GRAYSON finds out how it is taught today. The Summer of the Barshinskeys: Part 2 (2)
An Adventure in Bed by MICHAEL ROBSON based on a short story by STACY AUMONIER
George believes philosophically that the best way to spend one's life is in one's bed, but suddenly George is galvanised into dynamic action. What - or who - has caused this amazing change?
Directed by DAVID SPENSER (First broadcast in 1981)
Rachel, Lady Wargrave:
The north-east ridge of Everest remains the last great unclimbed route on the highest mountain in the world. lain Macwhirter assesses the prospects for the latest expedition to the ridge, led by Scottish mountaineer Mal Duff. (First broadcast on Radio Scotland)
The Midgley Family
The late Walter Midgley was one of this country's great operatic tenors. His wife Gladys is a successful accompanist. Their son and daughter, Vernon and Maryetta Midgley have inherited the family musical talent and are acclaimed wherever they sing.
Marion Foster talks to Gladys Midgley and her son and daughter about their life together, and takes a peep inside the family album - a record album of course!
Producer DAVID WELSBY BBC Birmingham
'Lord, give me a long and healthy life, and may the roof-repairs fall to my son', is said to be the prayer of all owners of historic houses, 75 per cent of which remain in private hands. At first glance, both homes and owners appear to inhabit a world of untold wealth and splendour. But look behind the public display and you often find families short of cash and faced with bills they cannot pay. Should they sell up, take the millions and run - or should they struggle on for the sake of the family and the nation? Sandi Marshall talks to Viscount Scarsdale of Kedleston Hall and the Fursdons of Fursdon House, and learns some fascinating Home Truths.
Producer MARY PRICE BBCBristol
News, views and information for people with a visual handicap.
Presented by Peter White Producer THENA HESHEL
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From Coping to Confidence Work Experience The third of six programmes about students with learning difficulties now moving on from special schools to colleges of further education. MAUREEN GALVIN provides a context for new teaching materials about to be introduced and interviews teachers, parents, and the students themselves. Resource pack available from: Editorial Services, National Foundation for Educational Research, The Mere, Upton Park, Slough, BerkshireSL12DQ
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