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Alex Smith , 42, is agreeably surprised when he's invited to appear as Roy Plomley 's guest on Desert Island Discs.
Producer DAVID JACKSON YOUNG BBC Scotland
Why do people move from one religious commitment to another?
Bernard Jackson talks with four former Christians: a Greek Orthodox pop singer who has become a Muslim; an architect who, with his family, has become a devout Hindu; an occupational therapist who has taken vows as a Buddhist nun; and a woman who undertook the full yoke of the Jewish law on marriage.
Producer DAVID CRAIG
Introduced by Sue MacGregor Life after Liberation:
ANNIE ALLSEBROOK reports on a recent visit to Zimbabwe where the Civil War and five years of independence have brought great changes to women's lives The Summer of the Barshinskeys Part 2 (4)
On Blackpool Tower by PHILIP MARTIN
An impulse leads Dena to abandon both her hair appointment and her middle age. She leaves the Lancaster train to sample the delights of the Blackpool Tower. An unexpected encounter there with a figure from her past leads to some shedding of romantic illusions and, through a series of comic twists, Dena learns some surprising facts about her old flame.
Directed by RICHARD WORTLEY Stereo
Everyone has queries, quibbles and quandaries which they mean to resolve but which always lie unanswered at the back of their minds.
Let Neil Landor , together with his specialist experts and the help of the BBC Reference
Library, sort out the answers. Producer STEPHEN SHIPLEY
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Hi-tech can mean space shuttles, ceramic car engines, intelligent computers -or talking coffee-pots and electronic rodent disposal devices. Alun Lewis beats a path to the door of the latest technological developments. Producer GEOFF DEEHAN
One hundred and fifteen years ago, Lavinia Talbot witnessed the opening of Keble College and described university life in Victorian Oxford in her diaries. She took a very personal interest in the undergraduates, while also relaxing with her husband, the Warden, in the odd game of badminton! with Deborah Paige as Lavinia Talbot and ALAN MOORE , BRIAN GEAR and GRAHAM CALLAN
Producer MONICA ESSLIN BBCBristol. Stereo
If you ever go across the sea to Ireland....
... it's a very different world for disabled people. Welfare benefits are fewer and much more is expected of voluntary organisations than in the UK, as witnessed by the excellent services provided for mentally-handicapped people in Cork by the Cork Polio and General After-Care Association. In Dublin, Ireland's close involvement with other EEC countries has led to the creation of Roslyn Park National
Training College. The college provides training facilities for disabled people second to none and is now a show-piece throughout Europe. Kevin Mulhern and Marlene Pease report
Happily Ever After? It's easier to talk about death than it is to talk openly about step-families. One in three marriages in Britain today is a re-marriage -in 90 per cent there are children involved. The main focus of social concern and advice tends to be on the children. But what of the five million step-parents? What are their difficulties and anxieties? MAVIS NICHOLSON talks to some of the experts (sociologists and psychologists) and to the step-parents themselves who speak out intimately and frankly and offer some encouragement to others in a similar situation. Written by BRENDA MADDOX Producer GAYNOR SHUTTE
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