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7.25*, 8.25* Sport
With GARRY RICHARDSON
7.45* Thoughtfor the Day
'These Chachkas look like foot-long black cockroaches with little pink hands,' said Chuck. 'Yes, and you humans look like great soft gop-worms,' said the Chachka. 'Now let's drop the racial slander.' Stereo
Cattle and yams or gazelles and gorillas? Which are more important? Nick Davies talks to Sandy Harcourt about the attitudes of African farmers to their wildlife and discovers that their views aren't so different from our own, and Fergus Keeling investigates the great Victorian fern fetish. Producer MILES BARTON
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)
Presented by Paul Nicholas with plays, songs and quizzes
9.10* Asterix and the Big Fight
9.20* The Iron Man
9.35* Playwriting Competition The Great Big Jelly Warmer in the Sky by BEN HALES with Colin Baker
9.40* Dr Jekyll and Mr Hollins Stereo (Your last chance to catch 'Cat's Whiskers 'tomorrow 9.5 am VHF/F M)
Shopping with Mrs Riley by K. E. ROWLANDS
Read by Judy Bennett
'Miss Potter ate her solitary lunch feeling vaguely uneasy, as if she were about to do something improper. Certainly, Mother would not have approved ... but then. Mother had disapproved of so many things in which Miss Potter could see no harm. She had simply been too timid to argue.' Producer DIANE CULVERHOUSE BBC Birmingham
Bob Symes on a gastronomic tour through Europe in search of some traditional dishes and the tales which garnish them. 5: Cornish Pasty.
A Phoenician legacy or a poor man morsel?
Producer MARY PRICE. BBCBristol
Introduced by Jenni Murray A geological walk down the High Street.... in the company Of ANNA GRAYSON and DR ALAN TIMMS to discover the 'Stony' history of Britain in the facades of local buildings. Serial:
Stories by Women Writers 7: The Saint by ANTONIA WHITE
Twister by RONALD FRAME with and 'Twister' is the movie that will make or break the career of its
Hollywood director. He has cast an unknown actress in the lead, a 'perfect English rose'. But why did he cast her? Where's the twist... ?
Directed by PATRICK RAYNER BBC Scotland. Stereo
Bards and Buckaroos
Tip your hat to these old boys
If they come ridin ' by your way They never really die, you know They just all smell that way. Christopher Frayling proves that the Great American
Cowboy is alive and well when he saddles up and rides West to Elko, Nevada, to join working cowboys and their wives and families, who have gathered together to celebrate America's century-old love affair with the man on horseback - not with spectacular displays of roping, riding or shooting as you might expect, but with verse at the 1986 Cowboy Poetry Gathering. Introduced by Hunter Davies Producer JOHN POWELL Stereo
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm) Written by HELEN LEADBEATER Cast for the week:
by MICHAEL FF1NCH with
Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) wrote almost 100 books on almost every subject under the sun. He was an English eccentric, a wit, a raconteur and a controversialist with such a gift for friendship that he never made an enemy.
Directed by SHAUN MACLOUGHLIN BBCBristol. Stereo
W R Titterton:
Fr Ignatius Rice:
Roy Johnston tells the story of a famous Irish marriage between a well-bred girl and the Italian singer Giusto Ferdinando Tenducci.
Reader MARCELLA RIORDAN Producer DAVID BYERS Stereo
(First broadcast on BBC Radio Ulster)
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Holding Therapy for Autistic Children
In the past five years, interest has grown in this method of 'breaking into'the strange closed world of the autistic child. But despite claims of success, the idea of parents trying to rebuild bonds by forced holding and eye contact has encountered stiff opposition.
Tonight John Mills visits a London centre to see the technique in action and hear first-hand accounts of its effects. Producer MARLENE PEASE
Correspondence and enquiries to: BBC. Broadcasting House. London W1A 4WW Phone [number removed]
(Lines open from 10.0am to 5.0pm)
('A World of Their Own' next Sunday reports on how autistic children see the world)
John Got it Right
Trevor Barnes plays detective and examines the evidence presented by the late Bishop John Robinson , that John's Gospel is the most accurate record of the life of Jesus. Defence and prosecution witnesses are cross-examined about this remarkable claim that stands New Testament scholarship on its head. Researcher CAROLINE DONNE Producer DAVID COOMES (R) Revised
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