Music selected by Michael Ford BBC Birmingham. Stereo
Producers ALLAN WRIGHT , TIM FINNEY
Farmers and country dwellers tackle the topics most on their minds.
Producer LIZ RIGBEY
with Rosemary Hartill
Mike Gilliam asks
Alan Titchmarsh about jobs in the garden this weekend.
On a day when the Irish Rugby Union team entertains the Fijians, Great Britain's Rugby League team tackles New
Zealand in the first of three
Tests. Football league leaders Manchester United take on Liverpool and golfs Dunhill Cup moves towards a climax. Tony Lewis rises early to catch the mood of the sporting weekend. Producer PETER GRIFFITHS
Bernard Falk presents a practical guide to holidays, travel and leisure with help from Robin Dewhurst , Susan Marling and Patrick Stoddart. Producer JENNY MALLINSON DUFF Editor ROGER MACDONALD
Ian Hislop presents a personal review of the weekly magazines and assesses their coverage of recent events.
If no political party wins a clear majority at the next general election, HM The Queen may be faced with some hard choices.
What are her powers? What are the precedents? And how best can the Monarchy maintain its tradition of being above politics? Anthony Howard ,
Deputy Editor of The Observer, chairs a discussion on the constitutional role of the Monarchy.
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 Louise Botting and featuring The 1984-85 Unit Trust Investor of the Year (Details on Monday at 10.0 am)
(Details on Mon at 6. 30pm) Stereo
Sir Peter Hall
The Rt Hon Christopher Chataway
The Albatross and the Elephant Eggs by HARRY BARTON
In early 1945 the war on the seas around Japan was at its height and Purbright, an officer on a British aircraft carrier, was kept busy looking after 500 elephant eggs, dodging Kamikazes and finishing his pantomime. But
Purbright's letters home take on a sombre quality after news of the apocalyptic bomb.
Other parts played by GEOFFREY COLLINS , MARK ROLSTON
MICHAEL JENNER , SCOTT CHERRY and MARK STRAKER Pianist MARY NASH
Directed by ROBERT COOPER BBC Northern Ireland (R) Revised Stereo
3.0 Ellison Street Revisited In 1956 GORDON COOPER was among the youngsters at Ellison Street Junior School photographed after passing the 11-plus exam. This year they are 40, having lived their lives in the welfare state introduced by the 1945 Labour government. In the second of four programmes Gordon talks to his classmates about their education, and asks a former teacher from Ellison Street, NEVILLE WEST, how typical their experiences have been. Producer SARAH ROWLANDS (R)
3.30 France Extra! 2: L 'Auvergne Ou est situee Chaudes-Aigues? JULIETTE MOLE and JEAN MICHEL DUFFRENE explain how to describe where you live and discover why the majority of Chaudes-Aigues inhabitants don't need a boiler. Also, CHANTAL CUER finds that the Auvergne is rich not only in natural mineral water but in French politicians too. (Book £5. 50; pack of three cassettes £8.95 plus VAT)
4.0 iDigame! A 20-part radio and television course for beginners in Spanish 2: Where Is It? with ISABEL SOTO and MIGUELPENARANDA Script by ALAN WILDING (R) (Book, £4. 95; tutors' notes. £2.75; cassettes 1, 2 and 3, 93.74each; records I and 2, £2.88 each; record 3, E3.39)
4.30 Deutsch direkt! A 20-part radio and television German course for beginners based on conversations and interviews recorded and filmed in West Germany and Austria. 2: Volltanken, bitte With SABINE MICHAEL and PETER SAHLA
(Book. £5.95; three cassettes, 75 each, from booksellers)
The Oldest Profession
(Details on Wednesday at 11.0am)
considers the kitchen, makes points on the plumbing and looks at the lagging, as well as dealing with other DIY problems brought by the audience at Settle in Yorkshire. The team of experts are
Peter Harper , lecturer in art and design; Jack Widgery , colour consultant for ICI/Dulux; and John Armitage , architect. Introduced by Marjorie Lofthouse
Producers JOCK GALLAGHER and MICHAEL FORD BBC Birmingham
(Details on Tuesday at 9.30pm)
Presented by Derek Jones Stereo
An irreverently critical look back at the week's news
with LAURIE MACMILLAN including Sports Round-up
A series of montage documentaries Going Red
'You have to be a bit of an idiot really to be a redcoat ... you've got to make a wally of yourself.' 'Fifteen hours a day, six days a week for five months, trying to be the life and soul of the place does take its toll.'
'If there's a perfect job for me, this is it ... if I could just get my feet to stop aching.'
The hi-de-hi's and low-de-lows of new redcoats at Butlin's Skegness.
Producer JULIE SIMMONS BBC Manchester (R)
Saturday evening table talk inspired by current public and private preoccupations. Music by JEREMY NICHOLAS
Producer ELAINE BEDELL. Stereo
Richard Baker presents a selection of words and music on record, reviving old favourites, introducing the less-familiar and including some recent releases.
Producer JANE BEVAN
(Rev broadcast on Friday at 9.5 am) Stereo
by Alick Rowe
What really happened to Odysseus? Why did he take so long sailing home? And what did Penelope really think of her 112 suitors?
(Re-broadcast on Monday at 3. 0 pm) Stereo
Through all the changing scenes of life (BBC HB 481); Magnificat;
II Timothy 2, vv 11-21;
The God of love my Shepherd is (BBC HB 474) Stereo
The series which examines a topical, religious or moral issue. Presented by Ted Harrison Producer DAVID COOMES
Series editor JOHN NEWBURY
Presented by Peter Evans
(Details on Friday at 12.27pm) Stereo