'The experience of a lifetime' is promised the passengers of the cruise ship Romanza.
From an early morning climb to the Acropolis on Rhodes, to the Greek dancing class after lunch; while 'Tea for two' echoes through the Corinth Canal, an astrologer predicts in the ballroom. Should it be Crete this afternoon, the treasure hunt or preparing for the Wild West night? By the time a new 'Mr Romanza' is elected each week, the passengers have lost count of the days (let alone the meals) and the crew stopped trying long ago.
Nigel Farrell goes aboard to see how they all cope with the rough and tumble of a calm Mediterranean cruise - and each other.
Producer SHARON BANOFF
The First Day by OSWALD STACEY
Read by Sean Barrett
It's a very important day for the young boy who sets off for the coalmine at dawn. Everything is new and everything is strange. But the end of the day brings its own reward.
Producer MITCH RAPER
Once a year, BBC News correspondents get together to peer into a collective crystal ball. Linked together from their bases around the world, they try to predict the main issues of the year ahead.
Producer ADAM RAPHAEL
In the last of the present series Neil Landor. with his specialist experts and the help of the BBC Reference Library, sorts out your queries.
Questions, on a postcard please, to: Enquire Within, BBC Broadcasting House, London WL4 1AA Producer ANDY PARFITT
The final: Last year a celebrity team from Wales became
'Consumer Champions', but will they repeat their success this year? The other three home countries sharpen their wits for a lighthearted test of consumer rights and wrongs.
Questionmaster John Howard Producer BILL MORRIS
A Woman of No Importance by ALAN BENNETT
Margaret Schofield , middle-aged spinster, may be unwell, but she reminisces cheerfully about her world of office work and canteen gossip. As she says, 'we did laugh'...
Directed by RICHARD WORTLEY Stereo (R)
The Sting of Comfort
The last in a series of six programmes compiled and presented by Anne Stevenson For the Love of Man and in Praise of God
Readers JOHN CHURCH and BONNIE HURREN
Producer MARGARET BRADLEY BBC Bristol. Stereo
Brian Eno , former rock star turned composer, producer and video painter, talks to Michael Oliver about Obscure Records, Discreet Music, Frippertronics, and his latest product for video and compact disc, 'Thursday Afternoon'.
Producer KEVIN JACKSON
A further series of high kicks and pirouettes by the Brains
Trust Formation Display team, in the persons of Irene Thomas and John Julius Norwich , who challenge a United States team, writer Shana Alexander and Brendan Gill , theatre critic of The New Yorker. Questionmasters
Gordon Clough , Louis Allen Researcher BERNICE COUPE Producer ALASTAIR WILSON BBC Manchester
One hundred and fifty years after his first fairy tales were written, Denmark celebrates
Hans Christian Andersen year. Born the son of a shoemaker, he left home at the age of 14 to try to become a dancer, convinced that God planned a great destiny for him. As we now know, his destiny lay elsewhere. He was a complex and interesting character: overanxious for praise, despondent when criticised; writing about the poor while courting the rich and aristocratic; a traveller
(who always carried a stout rope for escape in the event of fire).
Lynn ten Kate looks at the life of the author of some of the best-known tales for children. Producer SUSAN SNAILUM
1: Getting There
'Singing is an addiction'
(the late ALFRED ALEXANDER , throat specialist)
In the first of two programmes on the career structure of the singer, operatic bass Robert Lloyd talks to some of his colleagues and asks what got them started, what they hoped to get out of singing, and how they adjusted to changing perspectives as their respective careers began to unfold - or to fold.
Producer DANIEL SNOWMAN. Stereo
The last of seven programmes in a history of the British teenager Don't You Want Me?
'Young people have decided that if there's no future for them, they've got to live for today.' 'It's about being different and having a laugh. That's all it's ever been about.'
Researcher MICHELLE ROWLAND Producer PETER EVERETT BBC Manchester
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 11.0am)
Allan Smith visits the last of five groups of assorted devotees, trying to find out what spurs them on. The Mighty Wurlitzers
Meet the folks who lovingly rescue, restore and play again the once great cinema organs, even if it means building their house around one.
Producer SUSAN SNAILUM
The Art of the Computer
The computer has become an increasingly versatile tool for the arts - theatre design, architectural drawings, television graphics and animation have all been affected, while in music, the synthesizer can imitate a hundred-voice choir or a bank of violins. But the applications go deeper - Pierre Boulez has just marked up ten years of the experimental music centre IRCAM in Paris; and David Hockney has recently met up with the computerised 'paintbox'.
Lisa Appignanesi reports on the state of the art.
Producer RICHARD BANNERMAN
(Rev broadcast tomorrow at 4.35 pm)
Killer whales are the most powerful of the dolphin family and the only whales to take warm-blooded prey. Baby seals are plucked from beaches, penguins are tipped off icebergs in the Antarctic, turtles, squid and sharks are taken in tropical seas, and one orca, lost up a Scottish river, developed a penchant for ducks.
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