Music selected by David Bellinger
BBC Birmingham. Stereo
Producers ALLAN WRIGHT , TIM FINNEY
with Bernard Jackson. Stereo
Many of us consider the church spire a vital part of the British landscape - but has the Church itself lost its importance in rural communities? The On Your
Farm team takes tea at a South Warwickshire vicarage and hears how the country parson is changing with the times. Producer LIZ RIGBEY
with The Rev Roy Jenkins
Mike Gilliam talks to Alan Titchmarsh
Presented by Tony Lewis
On St David's Day a win for
Wales against France in Cardiff will ensure them a share of Rugby Union's
Five Nations Championship. Meanwhile the bottom two teams in the Championship table, England and Ireland, meet at Twickenham.
England's cricketers have reached the fourth island of their Caribbean tour - Trinidad. And there's news of Frank Bruno as he prepares to take another step towards the World Heavyweight crown.
Producer PETER GRIFFITHS
Bernard Falk presents a practical guide to holidays with Robin Dewhurst ,
Susan Marling and Patrick Stoddart. Producer JENNY MALLINSON DUFF
Lee Rodwell presents a personal review of the weekly magazines. Producer SUSAN SNAILUM
with Michael Elliott of The Economist
Producer SHEILA COOK
Ned Sherrin , with studio guests and contributions from
Angela Gordon of The Times Robert Elms of The Face and Stephen Fry of No Fixed Abode. Including Nigel Farrell with Farrell's Travels and Making Yourself Totally Perfect - the Mat Coward course in self-improvement.
Additional material from ALISTAIR BEATON
Producers IAN GARDHOUSE
SIMON SHAW and CATHIE MAHONEY
Reflections on life and politics abroad
Producer OLIVIA SELIGMAN
(Details on Monday at 10.0 am)
Stereo (Details on Monday at 6.30pm)
Chris Patten , mp David Blunkett
Margaret Clay , Ned Sherrin
The Stranger in My Head by BILL LYONS with and Of course a husband wants to help a wife who suffers from depression, but when she disappears into hospital, it's understandable that he's a shade resentful and a bit irritated.
Directed by JANE MORGAN. Stereo (R)
3.0 View at the Top NICHOLAS KOCHAN talks to leading figures in British business and industry. This week: SIR NIGEL BROCKES of Trafalgar House Producer GORDON HUTCHINGS
3.30 Bricks and Mortgages 3: The Repair Bill The present cost of bringing Britain's housing up to scratch is estimated at E30 billion. What is the most effective way of tackling the problem of repairs? Presented by HUGH PRYSOR-JONES Producer MICK WEBB (R) Revised * INFO: page 7718
4.0 Ray Gosling Gets A Taste of.... 3: Yiddish A language without a country (Israel chose Hebrew), Yiddish is spoken by 16-year-old TAMARA HELD and her parents in north London. RAY GOSLING also meets CHRIS HUTTON who is doing research in Yiddish at Oxford and Columbia, New York, but who is not Jewish. Producer JENNY LO
18: Fasching und Festspiele
The Long Hour by JO ANDERSON
Narrated by Kenny Lynch Dawn: 3 April 1792.
William Pitt stands up in the House of Commons to set the clock ticking towards the hour when all slavery will end.
He did not live to see British
Abolition in 1833. Abolition was in no small part due to thousands of ordinary men and women and their desire for freedom of choice under the Chartist Movement. Since then, successive campaigners have kept up a continual cat-and-mouse struggle with slavers as the clock ticks on ... African music by drummers and singers from AKLOWA directed by FELIX COBBSON BRIAN SUPPLE (bagpipes) Directed by ALEC REID BBC Bristol
Capt James Lucas:
Capt Theophilus Conneau:
Anna Maria Falconbridge:
The Rev Nathaniel Paul:
The first of six programmes.
Dr Alan Maryon-Davis presents a practical guide to getting the best out of your food, especially the best of health. with Jackie Applebee , cookery writer
Not Another Diet!
Throw out all those crash diets! Just to prove it's not all lettuce leaves, this week Jackie prepares steak and kidney pie and rice pudding the healthy way, and the doctor puts them to the test.
Producer SARAH ROWLANDS
* INFO: page 77
(Details on Tuesday at 9.30pm)
Presented by Derek Jones
With EUGENE FRASER including Sports Round-up
The Scottish artist
Mary Armour , still painting at 83, talks to Sue MacGregor about her life and work. Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester (R)
Robert Powell reads
'The Sicilian's Tale' from
HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW 'S Tales of a Wayside Inn.
Producer MARGARET BRADLEY BBC Bristol
Saturday evening table talk Music by GARY HOWARD
Producer MICHAEL EMBER Stereo
with Richard Baker
Producer JANE BEVAN. Stereo
Three of Swords by MIKE DORRELL with If anyone did kill Rachel Evans then local hard man, Mal Rees , must be the chief suspect.
Nevertheless, the suspended policeman is determined to prove his mistress was murdered, his only clue being a tarot card that stands for chaos.
Directed by ADRIAN MOURBY
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Inspector Mal Rees:
Guide me, 0 thou great redeemer (BBC HB 140);
0 taste and see (Vaughan
Williams); Hebrews 11, v 32 - 12, v 2; God that madest earth and heaven (BBC HB 415). Stereo
Keith Ward , Professor of the History and Philosophy of Religion at King's College,
London, argues that a positive reassessment of the Christian intellectual tradition is now taking place.
3: Faith and Philosophy
After years in which it was assumed that 'God is dead', the possibility of His existence is once again taken seriously by leading philosophers. BBC Wales
Presented by Peter Evans
A sketchy look at life with The National Revue Company ARTHUR SMITH. PHIL NICE
MAXINE OSTWALD. BABS SUTTON and ADAM WIDE . Music by STEVE EDIS Written by ARTHUR SMITH , PHIL NICE IAN BROWN. JOHN DOWIE and others Producer PAUL MAYHEW-ARCHER