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The Dance of the Little Swans by JENNY HURSELL
Read by Valerie Windsor
'The girls had been sworn to secrecy. Ideas were precious. One misplaced word on a street corner and the Red Shoes Ballet Academy would poach their routine.'
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester
Mrs Donaldson at 60 by CONSTANCE COX with If you woke up and found yourself a poverty-stricken widow at 60, no one would blame you for giving in. But that's just when Mrs Donaldson decides to put up a fight.
Directed by DAVID JOHNSTON
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 9.0pm)
Woman in shelter:
11.0 Time and Tune Scenes from The Wind in the Willows (18) Presented by DOUGLAS COOMBES Stereo
11.20 Time to Move Imaginary People (2) Presented by TIM MUNRO (R)
11.40 Musicianship: Early Stages (18) Presented by DOUGLAS COOMBES Stereo c
The sperm whale is the largest and most powerful predator in the sea. It dives deeper than any other whale; locates and zaps its prey with ultrasound; and communicates across a school of up to a hundred animals using individually patterned 'clicks'. Scientists in the Indian and Pacific Oceans are slowly revealing the secret life of the sperm whale, but have yet to record the titanic battles that take place in the deep sea when the sperm whale encounters a giant squid.
Presented by Peter France Producer MICHAEL BRIGHT BBC Bristol
(Re-broadcast next Saturday)
A panel game devised by TONY SHRYANE and EDWARD MASON
Dilys Powell and Frank Muir challenge
Antonia Fraser and Denis Norden
In the Chair Michael O'Donnell Questions compiled by PETER MOORE Producer PETE ATK1N. Stereo
(Re-broadcast on Thursday at 6.30pm)
1.55 Listening Comer Today: Andrew McAndrew and Grandad's Fiddle by BERNARD MACLAVERTY Stereo
2.5 History: Not So Long Ago Homefront (RV) (R)
2.25 Contact: Friendship by CHRISTOPHER LILLICRAP Presented by PAUL MCDOWELL
2.40 Pictures in Your Mind (Stories) Little Stick and Big Who by PAMELA ROGERS adapted for radio by PADDY BECHELY (R)
The Penrhyn Summer by ALISON LEONARD with The legacy of Britain's longest industrial strike hangs over an idealistic university student as she goes about her holiday job. Eighty years on, the scars are still evident in Penrhyn, but they are starting to infect Madeleine, too.
Other parts played by DEREK RICHARDS
Directed by ADRIAN MOURBY BBC Wales
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A series of four programmes. What is it that holds a community together? It is only in a crisis that the skeleton of a community is exposed.
Margaret Percy looks at how communities have coped with very different types of crisis. 1: Shutdown
The development of steel production in Corby had turned a small village into a thriving town. When the steelworks were shut down in 1980, thousands were thrown out of work and the future looked bleak.
But Corby proved resilient; there were those who could see a future for the town. Producer BRIAN KING BBC Birmingham
Working abroad is often not as wonderful as those who stay at home may like to believe. For instance, one in three
Americans and one in seven Europeans fail to complete their tour of duty. Repatriation is very costly, yet many companies seem unwilling or unable to make the comparatively small capital investment required to prepare their staff for foreign postings. But, for the victims of culture shock, the costs are in more human terms.
'Half the wives there were showing some form of tension ... infidelity was rife.'
Molly Price-Owen reports. Producer SUSAN SNAILUM
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