Presented by John Timpson and Brian Redhead
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With BOB FINIGAN
7.0,8.0 Today's News Read by BRIAN PERKINS
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
With CHARLES COL VILE
7.45* Thoughtfor the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament
Clay Jones and his team of Geoffrey Smith , Daphne Ledward and Dr Stefan Buczacki answer listeners' queries sent in by post and give their choice of gardening gifts and books for Christmas. Producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester
Questions, on postcards only please, to: Gardeners' Question Time, BBC PO Box 27, Manchester M60 1SJ
Pictures by RAHILA KHAN
Read by Shireen Shah
Amina wanted her painting up on the classroom wall with the others. Her teacher said she could take it home as a special treat. When her mother saw it, she was angry and tore it to shreds ... Why?
Producer BARBARA CROWTHER
A Portrait of Mark Twain 'I came in with Halley's comet in 1835, and was born on 30 November in the almost invisible village of Florida, Missouri. The village contained a hundred people and I increased the population by one per cent. It is more than many of the best men in history could have done for a town.'
Mark Twain is probably the best known and most loved
American writer in Britain. A master folk-writer of the pioneering days, he has left us unrivalled pictures of the Middle West a hundred years ago, poetic in feeling and rich in colour.
Narrator Brian Gear Script by JAMES MUNSON
Producer JOHN KNIGHT. BBC Bristol
(James Grout is in 'Sweet Bird Of Youth' at the Haymarket Theatre, London)
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1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: The Train by DAVID MCPHAIL (R)
2.5 Looking at Nature Phone-in Children put their questions to a panel of experts Stereo
2.20 Discovery Light by BOB DOCHERTY
2.40 Pictures in Your Mind (Poetry) The Christmas Cave by LESLIE NORRIS (R)
2.50 Something to Think About The Shepherd's Tune by MAX BOLLINGER adapted for radio by PADDY BECHELY
A Status Passage byj.C.WILSHER Des and Alaric Cotter
Intelligent, high-minded people are never at a loss when it comes to defending their own best interests, and fraud, forgery, and more sinister offences are a small price to pay in defence of a civilised lifestyle.
Directed by GRAHAM GAULD Stereo
The English Vision
'And did those feet ...?'
William Blake and his modern admirers have painted the English countryside in visionary colours, as a land haunted by the spirits of King Arthur and the old gods. Other artists, like Rowlandson, have taken a more sardonic view.
Michael Oliver examines some current books and exhibitions that illustrate these conflicting views of the English landscape. Producer KEVIN JACKSON
A musical game in which
John Amis and Frank Muir challenge
Ian Wallace and Benny Green In the Chair Steve Race
Questions compiled by STEVE RACE Programme devised by TONY SHRYANE and EDWARD J. MASON -Producer PETE ATKIN
(Re-broadcast tomorrowat 12.27pm) Stereo
Innocence and Design
Six talks about the influence of economic ideas on policy by David Henderson , Head of the Economics and Statistics
Department in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
5: DIYE Plus the Lobbies: Counting the Cost
'For the past half-century, economics has been dominated by a view of the subject and of the world as a whole which I would call "macro-supremacist" ... This concentration on macroeconomics has had two natural results. The extent to which other economic policies are dominated by intuition, rather than more distinctively professional ideas, has often gone unobserved; and even when observed, it has not necessarily been seen as a matter for much concern.'
(Re-broadcast on Sunday at 9.30 on R3) (The final lecture next Wednesday on Radio 4)
(The Reith Lectures are printed weekly in THE LISTENER)
A history of the British teenager 4: Instant Karma
'The underground people are fun people; they're not long-faced revolutionaries.'
'The great thing about the God that I've discovered under LSD is that he's hip.'
'Hendrix was a Heathcliff, a wild maniac figure. The era was full ofheroes.'
'A love-in just happens because you feel lovely ... sort of peaceful with everybody.'
Researcher MICHELLE ROWLAND Producer PETER EVERETT BBC Manchester
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 11.0am)
The Great British Enthusiast is alive and well and dotty as ever. Allan Smith visits five groups of assorted devotees, trying to find out what spurs them on. 2: The Bookworms
Burrowing between the covers with the bookworms, you learn that a book doesn't have to be readable, just collectable. Producer SUSAN SNAILUM
Christopher Cook presents tonight's edition which includes interviews, news and reviews of books, film, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions. Producer KEVIN JACKSON
(Rev broadcast tomorrow at 4.35pm)
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