Clay Jones calls on the expertise of Dr Stefan Buczacki, Geoffrey Smith and Les Jones to answer listeners' queries.
Questions, on postcards only please. to: Gardeners' Question Time, BBC, [address removed]
Nothing to Worry About by M.W. JACKSON-COX
Read by John Westbrook
When the children fail to turn up at the end of the day, the parents are frantic. Then they return with a simple explanation ... but how simple is it? Producer MITCH RAPER
by Agatha Christie, dramatised in six parts by Michael Bakewell
With Maurice Denham as Hercule Poirot, Janet Maw as Katherine Grey and Robert Beatty as Rufus Van Aldin
The Blue Train takes the rich and the famous to their beloved Riviera and is one of the great romantic trains in the world.
But on this particular journey it could also be the most exciting and mysterious, for on board are a set of legendary rubies... and the legendary Hercule Poirot!
(Boradcast on Sunday at 7.0pm)
Rufus Van Aldin:
1.55 Listening Corner VICTORIA WOOD reads Captain Betty and the Pirates (3) by JOE DUNLOP
2.5 Looking at Nature Winter World (RV) Stereo
2.20 Quest Jesus
1: Jesus Through the Ages (RV) Presenter ROSEMARY HARTILL Producer GEOFF MARSHALL-TAYLOR Stereo
2.40 Pictures in Your Mind (Poetry): Marvellous Birds by PADDY BECHELY Music by DOUGLAS COOMBES (R)
2.50 Something to Think About The Caretaker's Story by COLIN DAVIS (R)
Fairly Uncertainly Ever After How should books for children introduce them to the harsher realities of life? Michael Rosen and Pat Triggs discuss new books with Chris Powling.
Producer RICHARD BANNERMAN (R)
More high kicks and pirouettes from the Brains Trust
Formation Display Team. Irene Thomas and John Julius Norwich challenge a United States team of writer Shana Alexander and Brendan Gill , theatre critic of The New Yorker. Questionmasters
Gordon Clough and Louis Allen Researcher BERNICE COUPE Producer ALASTAIR WILSON BBC Manchester
(Re-broadcast tomorrowat 12.27pm)
A series in which Bernard
Rutherford talks to two people with a common link about what's influenced their lives.
Today he's in conversation with Jeffrey Archer and The Rt Hon Roy Hattersley , mp. 'It's interesting how we're both influenced by our parents. One does wonder if we'd literally swapped places, whether I would have ended up a Socialist Member of Parliament and Roy would have ended up
Conservative.' (JEFFREY ARCHER ) Producer CAROLE STONE BBCBristol Stereo
(Re-broadcast tomorrowat 9. 35am) 0 HEAR THIS! page 13
2: Staying There
Operatic bass Robert Lloyd continues his investigation into the careers of singers and, with a little help from his friends, considers the hazards of success. Producer DANIEL SNOWMAN. Stereo
To any parents a first child is very special, but to the Johnsons of Los Angeles their three-month-old son is also very superior. He's the 'product' of an extraordinary genetic experiment designed to enhance the number of highly-intelligent people in future generations. The story is set in California
(where else?) at the Repository of Germinal Choice, a sperm-bank holding contributions from Nobel Prize-winners and other outstanding men.
Marjorie Lofthouse meets Dr Robert Graham , the eccentric millionaire who founded the Repository, and examines its operations.
Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 11.0 am)
First often programmes A variation on the theme
Lives of the Great Composers, presented by Fritz Spiegl
This not wholly frivolous look at the role played by the spouses of some of the great composers speculates on whether their music might have turned out differently, had it not been for the woman at their shoulder. Among those appearing:
Mrs Gesualdo , the two Mrs Bach , Mrs Mozart ,
Mrs Schumann (Clara Wieck),
Mrs Elgar , the two Mrs Wagner , Mrs Alma Mahler ,
Mrs Percy Grainger. ...
Producer PIERS BURTON PAGE (First broadcast on BBC World Service)
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. (R)
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