Music selected by Michael Ford
BBC Birmingham. Stereo
Producers ALLAN WRIGHT and TIM FINNEY
* arming folk describe their lives and discuss the issues which confront them in the 80s. "oducer LIZ RlGBEY "Be Birmingham
A note from Religious Affairs Correspondent
Mike Hollingworth talks to Alan Titchmarsh
Cricket and motorcycling provide the sporting highlights of the weekend: the Fourth Test. ENGLAND V AUSTRALIA, at Old Trafford; and the British
Grand Prix at Silverstone.
Gerald Williams is your host and he also casts an eye over the Davis Cup at Eastbourne,
GREAT BRITAIN V SWITZERLAND. Producer ROB BONNET
1: The Moment in Time
With the help of resident expert Ron Spillman , this first edition of radio's picture programme looks at the bewildering array of camera equipment available. Also in the viewfinder, a close-up of the professional press photographer. Written and presented by Ken Blakeson Producer GEOFFREY HEWITT BBC Birmingham (R)
Forty-one years ago in China, at the height of the war with Japan, Florence Tim Oi Li was ordained an Anglican priest - the first woman ever. The decision was a controversial one and rocked the Anglican church to its foundation.
Now 71, Florence reflects on her life. Presenter Ted Harrison Producer MARIF1 CHICOTE (R)
Florence Tim Oi
Angela Gordon presents a review of the weekly magazines. Producer SUSAN SNAILUM
What do politicians talk about when they're not talking politics? How do they relax when they can escape from the pressures of Westminster? Anthony Howard. Deputy
Editor of The Observer, revives this occasional series of conversations with leading politicians about their lives outside politics. This morning he talks to the Leader of the House of Commons.
The Rt Hon John Biffen , mp. Producer JUUAN COLES
with Margaret Howard
Reflections on life and politics abroad from the BBC's worldwide team of foreign correspondents. Producer ZAREER MASANI
Presented by Jeanine McMullen (Details on Monday at 10.0am)
(Details on Monday at 6.30 pm) Stereo
Story-telling is as old as the hills, but it tends to get a bit overlooked these days.
Frank Delaney has been in search of tales, wherever they are told.
1: The Dinner Party Producer ANNE BROWN BBC Birmingham (R)
Polaris by FAY WELDON Grass widows:
The attack team:
On board the Polaris Missile Submarine Christmas Eve dinner is eggs a la greque, goose with prune stuffing, and chocolate mousse. At home in her inaccessible crofter's cottage Meg is enjoying sausage and mash and contemplating several months' separation from her newly-married husband.
Directed by SHAUN MACLOUGHUN BBC Bristol Stereo (R)
Tim, the navigator:
with Helen Atkinson Wood Angus Deayton
Geoffrey Perkins , Philip Pope
3.0 Regional Arts
Last year's Arts Council report "The Glory of the Garden' focused attention on the arts outside London, and promised to divert funds from London-based organisations.
In a series of eight programmes DEREK PARKER looks at the implications of this policy for the arts in the regions.
1: The Gardeners
Entrusted with much of the work of tilling the regional garden are the Regional Arts Associations. What sort of job do they manage to do? Producers DENNIS SIMMONS and MICHAEL LAWTON
0 HELPLINES: page 71
3.30 Back on Course
MARGARET KORVING visits people who are learning new trade skills in Aberdare, training for social service in Stevenage and nursery work in Camden Town. Producer GORDON HUTCHINGS
4.0 New for Old STUART TODD goes to Newcastle to investigate the impact of small business on the regeneration of the north east's economy. The new wave of self-employment, it is thought, will have only a small effect on the 100,000 unemployed; new arrivals like Nissan are still rare events. Who will take the middle ground? Producer GORDON HUTCHINGS
4.30 Euromagazine Edition francaise (3)
'La hantise du routier, c'est la douane, la douane, la douane.'
DANIEL PAGEON passe une journée avec JULIEN TROLUER , un routier qui voyage toutes les semaines entre Valence et Londres. Presente par NICOLE CHURCH Realise par MICK WEBB (R)
Presented by Roger Worsley
Compiled and presented by Andrew Whitehead
A visit to a corner of the East
End which, 90 years ago, was the most notorious criminal slum, 'the blackest pit in London'. Social historians
Raphael Samuel , Stan Newens , MEP, and William Fishman describe the squalor and hopelessness of a way of life captured in a classic novel by Arthur Morrison. Readers STEVE HODSON and LEONARD FENTON
Producer JOHN THEOCHARIS
(A Child of the Jago is serialised this weekfrom Monday at & 43 am)
0 HEAR THIS! page 13
with Elspeth Bryce Smith
Presented by Derek Jones
An irreverently critical look back at the week's news
With DAVID HITCHINSON including Sports Round-up
Kit McMahon presents his choice of poetry and prose.
talks to Martin Jenkins about her early days in the theatre and her friendship with Bernard Shaw , especially in connection with St Joan , Pygmalion and Major Barbara.
Producer IAN COTTERELL (R)
with Richard Baker
Producer JANE BEVAN. Stereo
by Wally K. Daly
A Mafia plot to defraud the Bank of England is foiled by the amazing escapades of two city gents, a group of prisoners and a prison governor. Anything might happen and does....
Through all the changing scenes of life (BBC HB 481); My soul, there is a country (Parry); Ruth 4. vv 1-6, 1317; The duteous day now closeth (BBC HB 427) Stereo
6: Instrumental Chorus
David Aidley , University of East Anglia: Henry Bennet Clark and Martin Birch , Oxford
University: Arthur Ewing , Edinburgh University;
Brian Lewis , City of London
Polytechnic, and David Ragge , British Museum (Natural
History), reveal how cicadas. crickets, grasshoppers, bark beetles and fruit-flies communicate with sound.
Narrator David Attenborough Written and produced by MICHAEL BRIGHT
BBC Bristol (R) Stereo
Presented by Peter Evans
with Andy Hamilton and Nick Revell