Music selected by Michael Ford BBC Birmingham. Stereo
Producer ALLAN WRIGHT
with Bernard Jackson. Stereo
This week visits the Goodmans who run Walsgrove Farm at Great Witley near Worcester. Caught in the milk quota trap, they've been diversifying into new crops and enterprises. Producer ALLAN WRIGHT
(Revised re-broadcast on May Day Holiday at 7.20pm)
with The Rev Roy Jenkins
Mike Gilliam asks
Alan Titchmarsh about jobs in the garden this weekend.
Presented by Tony Lewis
On the final Saturday of the football League season, as Rugby League fans make their annual pilgrimage to Wembley for the Challenge Cup Final between Castleford and Hull KR, the snooker faithful in Sheffield are anticipating another nail-biting final to the Embassy World Professional Championship.
Producer GORDON TURNBULL
A traveller's guide to
Singapore and Malaysia. Bernard Falk is at the 'crossroads of Asia',
Singapore - a shoppers' and gourmets' paradise.
Susan Marling explores
Malaysia from the cool Cameron Highlands to the tropical 'Pearl of the Orient', the island of Penang.
Producer JENNY MALLINSON DUFF
Alan Rusbridger presents a personal review of the weekly magazines.
Producer SUSAN SNAILUM
James Naughtie , Chief Political Correspondent of The Guardian, presents a personal review of a week in the parliamentary life of MPs and peers.
Producer SHEILA COOK
with Ned Sherrin , studio guests and contributions from
Angela Gordon , Robert Elms and Stephen Fry
Together they pick over some of the week's loose ends. Plus 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
CATHIE MAHONEY and JENNY DANKS
Reflections on life and politics abroad from the BBC's team of foreign correspondents. Producer GUDRUN DALIBOR
(Details on May Day Holiday at
(Details on May Day Holiday at
The Rt Hon Kenneth Clarke ,
John Mortimer , or General Sir Anthony Farrar-Hockley Dick Taveme , Qc
Golden Girls by LOUISE PAGE
An adaptation in two parts of the stage play. Part 1
Five girls train for the 4 x 100 metres relay. They are aiming for the Athens Olympics. Can Ortolan's sponsorship help, or do the girls need something more? Is it impossible to run clean and free in a world where sexism, racism, sponsorship and drugs have already taken their toll on good sportsmanship?
Music by ILONA SEKACZ Technical presentation by MARK DECKER , assisted by TONY WASS and DAVID PAGE
Directed by VANESSA WHITBURN BBC Birmingham
(Jimmy Yuill is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company)
(Part 2 on May Day Holiday at 3.0 pm)
Bebe and Ben Hubert Gregg tells the true story of Life with the Lyons.
Bebe Daniels and Ben Lyon were perhaps best known in this country for the first radio situation comedy to feature a real family, but their careers began in the pioneer days of the American silent cinema.
They married in 1930, having successfully graduated to talkies, and were soon big stars. In 1936 they came to Britain for a few months, but they actually stayed here throughout the War, working with Vic Oliver on BBC's Hi Gang! series. When they returned to the USA for a short period, as head of casting for Twentieth Century Fox, Ben discovered and named Marilyn Monroe. Producer PETER HOARE
(Re-broadcast on Wednesday 11.0am)
4.0 The Music Makers EDWARD SECKERSON meets five of the best of British. 5: SIMON RATTLE 'You don't just buy a Stradivarius orchestra. You have to build an orchestra: that's the business I'm in.' Producer DANIEL SNOWMAN. Stereo
4.30 Spain - Ten Years On A series of six programmes presented by ROBERT GRAHAM 5: The Cultural Revolution Franco's economic boom was never matched by a relaxation of social controls. But with democracy came an explosion of cultural freedom. Producer CHRISTOPHER STONE (R)
5.0 So You Want to Be a Writer Ten programmes written and introduced by DEREK PARKER 1: Can Do That How easy is it to become a writer, what are your chances of success, and what makes people write anyway? With MARGARET POWELL MALCOLM BRADBURY , DICK FRANCIS PENELOPE LIVELY Producer DENNIS SIMMONS (R) •INFO: page 69 New Series
5.30 Groundswell HUGH SYKES begins the new series of Groundswell with an examination of motorways and their impact on the environment.
Episode 20 with Other parts by CAROLE BOYD. DONALD DOUGLAS and PHIL NICE Adapted (from the Daily Mirror cartoon) by BILL TIDY , JOHN JUNKIN Producer ALAN NIXON
(First broadcast on Radio 2)
With BRYAN MARTIN including Sports Round-up
Saturday evening table talk Music by DILLIE KEANE
Producer MICHAEL EMBER. Stereo
Dear Octopus by DODIE SMITH adapted by CYNTHIA PUGHE with and To mark Dodie Smith 's 90th birthday, a radio version other delightfully nostalgic stage play, set in the home of Charles and Dora Randolph on their
Golden Wedding anniversary.
Directed by DAVID H. GODFREY Stereo (R)
Richard Baker presents words and music on record. Producer JANE BEVAN. Stereo
A Judgement in Stone by RUTH RENDELL ,abridged in six parts by DONALD BANCROFT Read by Paul Daneman
5: The Evening of February 14th Producer PAMELA HOWE. BBC Bristol
Look, ye saints (BBC HB 127);
Te lucis ante terminum (TaUis); Luke 26, w 36-49; Thine for ever! God of love (BP 89). Stereo
The last of five studies in talent and perversity Horatio Bottomley
From a Birmingham orphanage to national fame as an MP and editor of the influential, though scurrilous, magazine John Bull , Bottomley became probably the second most popular man in Britain during the First World War. His spectacular public career eventually ended when he was sentenced to seven years in prison for fraud.
Frances Farrer investigates the intriguing life of this gambling, womanising, reckless, thoroughly dishonest, but attractive figure, with the help of Julian Symons and Alan Hyman (biographers), Lord Brockway, whom
Bottomley tried to persuade to join John Bull, Walter Southgate and Percy Attwood who campaigned for him in his Hackney heartland.
Readers MICHAEL POOLE and JOHN TALBOT
Producer GRAHAM TAYAR
Presented by Georgina Ferry
Stereo (Details on Friday at 12.27pm)