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The Scottish Highlands and Islands
Is there a knack to tossing a caber? How did Highland
Dancing originate? Is there any future for the traditional croft? Can Scottish Gaelic speakers understand Irish Gaelic?
Finlay J. Macdonald , author and broadcaster, and John Prebble , historian and author, answer your questions.
In the Chair Judith Chalmers
Produced by the Woman's Hour unit Lines open from 8. 0 am
The Running Rite by MICHAEL SPINDLER
Read by Philip Rowlands 'They returned to him in his dreams with the pad of feet on the grass, the movement, the gasps for breath, the weariness....'
Producer HERBERT WILLIAMS BBC Wales
A Million-to-One Chance by KEITH DEVLIN
When Tim loses a safe seat in a by-election, his mother, Sarah, threatens to disinherit him.
Goaded by constant misfortune, Tim challenges fate by planning to get rid of his jinx and his mother at the same time.
Directed by PHILIP MARTIN BBC Birmingham. Stereo
Hotel manager/Returning officer/Taxi driver:
A nationwide general knowledge contest
Semi-final 1: London and the Home Counties
Chairman Robert Robinson Robert Collier (civil servant) Peter Biggs (bank clerk)
Roy Searle (retired BA pilot) John Small
Programme devised by JOHN P. WYNN Questions set by IAN GILLIES Producer RICHARD EDIS
The Baby Alarm by PETER THOMSON with Karen Archer as Ros Bill Nighy as Tom Jim Barclay as Danny and Vicky Ireland as the child Bringing up baby is not quite the joyous task Ros expected. When a strange child is heard calling over the baby alarm, she feels threatened. But is it she or her baby who is in danger? Directed by CAROLINE RAPHAEL Stereo
(Bill Nighy is a National Theatre player)
Clifford Grey wrote his biggest hit during the First World War, when every soldier sang to his sweetheart, 'If you were the only girl in the world'. More than 60 years later, his name was back in the charts when the popstar, Sting, revived 'Spread a little happiness'.
Born in Birmingham, and a double Olympic gold medallist in 1928 and 1932, Grey went to America where he became the most successful of all British lyricists. He teamed up with both Jerome Kem and George Gershwin , and wrote songs for Fred Astaire ,
Maurice Chevalier , Joan Crawford and Jeanette MacDonald.
Mark Steyn celebrates the life and lyrics of Clifford Grey and among those he talks to is his daughter. Dorothy Kerr , who remembers all the stars who visited their house in search of new numbers.
Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham
In May this year, as part of the Isle of Man's Year of Sport, over 1,000 mentally handicapped athletes competed in the 1985 Special Olympics UK.
Toni Arthur attended the games and reports on the efforts being made to enable those who previously only watched from the sidelines to discover the simple joy of taking part in sport.
Producer FRANK WARWICK
In 1956 Gordon Cooper was among the youngsters at
Ellison Street Junior School photographed after passing their 11-plus exam.
This year they will be 40, having lived their lives in the welfare state introduced by the 1945 Labour Government.
In the third of four programmes Gordon talks to his class-mates about their working lives, and asks Robert Nathan , an occupational psychologist, how typical their experiences have been.
Producer SARAH ROWLANDS
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2: The Glasgow Citizens'
'Brilliant', 'provocative' and 'unique' -just some of the descriptions applied to the Citizens' Theatre.
Mary Brennan explores the ideas behind this enterprising company.
With contributions from
GILES HA VERG AL, ROBERT DAVID
MACDONALD, PHILIP PROWSE and MICHAEL RATCLIFFE. Producer BRUCE YOUNG
('Weave and Print' tomorrow at 9.45)
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