Music selected by Michael Ford BBC Birmingham. Stereo
Farming, food and countryside news, market trends, weather
Producers ALLAN WRIGHT , TIM FINNEY
In this weekly programme farmers and other country dwellers tackle the topics which are most on their minds. Producer LIZ RIGBEY BBC Birmingham
with Kevin O'Kelly
Mike Hollingworth asks
Alan Titchmarsh about jobs in the garden this weekend.
8.10 Today's Papers (Broadcastat 7.10am)
Is the shortest route from Old
Trafford to Edgbaston via north east England, Bulgaria and the Fastnet Rock? Clearly not, but try telling that to Tony Lewis. He's determined, in between
Test matches, to fit in the Kodak Classic Invitation Athletics meeting at Gateshead, the European Swimming
Championships in Sofia, and the climax of the Admiral's Cup. Robin Aisher reports from
Cowes as the yachts prepare for the 605-mile Fastnet Race. Producer DAVE GORDON
2: The Calculated Photograph
Traditionally stationary objects such as mountains and seated people can prove awkward to photograph, results can often be dull and lifeless. Landscape photographer
Fay Godwin and portrait specialist lain McKell pass on some of their expertise and flair.
Ron Spillman looks at the new breed of computerised cameras. Written and presented by Ken Blakeson
Producer GEOFFREY HEWITT BBC Birmingham (R)
The painter and puzzle master of Masquerade and Beyond the Comb - a book about bees - talks to Nicola Phipps about his life and work.
Producer WILLIAM BAYNES (R)
Alan Rusbridger presents a personal review of the weekly magazines and assesses their coverage of recent events. Producer MAGGIE REDFERN
Anthony Howard , Deputy Editor of The Observer, continues this occasional series of conversations with leading politicians about their lives outside politics with the Opposition Health and Social Services spokesman. Michael Meacher , mp, at his north London home.
Producer JULIAN COLES
with Margaret Howard Stereo
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 6.30pm) Stereo
Frank Delaney has been in search of tales, wherever they are told.
2: The Pub
Producer ANNE BROWN BBC Birmingham (fi)
Random Moments in a May Garden by JAMES SAUNDERS
A middle-aged couple have bought a country cottage. They give a dinner party to celebrate. In the cottage they discover an old photograph of another family group....
James Saunders 's haunting radio play was first broadcast in 1974 and subsequently has been performed both on the stage and television.
Directed by RICHARD WORTLEY (R) Stereo
with Helen Atkinson Wood Angus Deayton
Michael Fenton-Stevens Geoffrey Perkins Philip Pope
3.0 Regional Arts A series of eight programmes presented by DEREK PARKER 2: Instrumental Music Symphony orchestras in the town hall, and string quartets in the village church - what are the problems in getting music out to the regions? Producers DENNIS SIMMONS and MICHAEL LAWTON
3.30 Back on Course This week MARGARET KORVING visits the Colchester Institute, meets adult students in Taunton, and hears about a new course in guest-house management.
4.0 New for Old In the last of six programmes ANNA PERRY meets people who are carrying on into retirement with both voluntary and paid work, including members of Probus who have formed an engineering group to design and make aids for the handicapped. Producer GORDON HUTCHINGS
4.30 Euromagazine Deutsche Ausgabe (1) Bremen als Kaffeestadt mit LUTZ UEBELT Und SABINE MICHAEL In der Bundesrepublik wird etwa dreimal soviel Kaffee getrunken wie in GroBbritannien. Jede zweite Tasse davon geht uber die bremischen Hafen. JOACHIM KOTHE spricht mit Kaffee-Experten und Kaffeetrinkern in Bremen Manuskript LUTZ LIEBELT Regie IRIS SPRANKUNG (R)
with Hannah Gordon
(Details on Wednesday at 11.0am) 0 FEATURE: page 8 and HELPLINES: page 69
In Britain there are more than a thousand different brands of beer offering the widest range of stouts, ales and lagers in the world. Many brewers employ processes that have remained virtually unchanged for the last 500 years, but some are adopting a more scientific approach to improving the quality and consistency of their products. Colin Tudge examines what is in store for the traditional pint of ale by talking to the scientists and industrialists who are trying to change it.
Producer JULIAN BROWN
9 HELPLINES: page 69
(Details on Tuesday at 9.30pm)
Presented by Derek Jones
With CLIVE ROSUN including Sports Round-up
with Professor Anthony Clare (Details on Friday at 9.5 am) Stereo
First of two programmes in which Marjorie Lofthouse traces the origins of Laurie Lee 's Cider with Rosie. 1: Poet's Prose
Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham (R)
with Richard Baker
Producer JANE BEVAN. Stereo
by P. G. WODEHOUSE
Poor Bill 's life is rather hectic at the moment, what with the luscious Lottie in full chase. That's when jolly old Cupid decides to complicate matters by using him as target practice - hitting him fair and square in the whatever! Can even a first-class medico save Bill now? Listen to this space.
Adapted and directed by DAVID JOHNSTON
(Re-broadcast on Monday at 3. Opm) Stereo
Sir Hugo Drake:
Jesu, thoujoy of loving hearts
(BBC HB 323); God be in my head (Rutter); Luke 12, vv 22-32; How sweet the name of Jesus sounds (BBC HB 142) Stereo
7: Screams in the Night
Tim Clutton-Brock , Cambridge University; Gillian Sales , King's College, London; and David MacDonald. Oxford University, attempt to understand when and why red deer stags, foxes and rats use sound for communication.
Narrator David Attenborough Written and produced by MICHAEL BRIGHT
BBC Bristol (R) Stereo
A fifth of humankind relies for food on crops grown in some of the world's most hostile conditions - the tropics. Colin Tudge investigates
Yes! You too can receive one million pounds. Just send this billing, three milk bottle tops and ten original Rembrandts to Writer/Presenters
Andy Hamilton and Nick Revell Assisted by Penelope Nice and Jasper Jacob Not assisted by producer PAUL MAYHEW-ARCHER
(Re-broadcast on Friday at 6.30pm) Stereo