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7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament
Clay Jones calls on the expertise of Dr Stefan Buczacki , Sid Robertson and Geoffrey Smith to answer listeners' gardening queries sent in by post.
Questions, on postcards only please, to: Gardeners' Question Time,
BBC. PO Box 27, Manchester M60 1SJ Producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester
Someone from the Old Days by BRENDAN J. MURPHY
Read by Denys Hawthorne The famous author is at a book-signing. Film rights are in the air. But who is the man in the old mac, and why is his presence so disturbing? Producer MITCH RAPER
11.0 Music Workshop The Great Numbers Shenanigan (3) with IAN HUMPHRIS Stereo
11.25 Junior Drama Workshop 3: Barley Street Dump Decision day! Written by ALAN LAMBERT Stereo
11.45 Singing Along (3) Presented by david HYDE and BARBARA SWEENEY Producer KATE WALKER Stereo
In this series of six programmes Suzanne Burden reads from the journals and letters of the 19th-century actress Fanny Kemble. 5:Bound for America
Compiled by MONICA GOUGH Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester
1.55 Listening Comer Today: Bright and Breezy by JOHN BETT (R)
2.5 Looking at Nature Woodland Stereo
2.20 Discovery Food by BOB DOCHERTY Presented by FLOELLA BENJAMIN Stereo
2.40 Pictures in Your Mind (Poetry) Gunderstridge by R. C SCRIVEN (R)
2.50 Something to Think About It Makes Me Laugh by PETER BOND
and Sue MacGregor invite you to join them for an action-packed session of ideas and emotions; paradigms and practicalities; fellowship and fun; news and views - some of them your own. Serial:
Watcher in the Shadows (2)
In His Hands by PAUL BOND Robert Silvermann is an eminent and much-respected surgeon. He lives for his work. One day he notices that his hands show all the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. For months he keeps the secret to himself, unable to face the future without his work.
Finally, one of his patients provides the solution, and at last he faces up to his problem.
Directed by CAROLINE SMITH BBC Manchester. Stereo
The programme for anyone interested in the English language
Jemima. Daniel, Spot,
Dunroamin', Red Rum, North Utsire, SS Britannia - we have names for everybody and almost everything.
David Crystal looks at how we choose names and talks to Leslie Dunkling , author of The Guinness Book of Names. Producer ALAN WILDING
Not the Edinburgh Festival
The Glasgow Mayfest is into its fourth year, and what started as an idea from the trade unions has built into a three-week festival of street theatre, international companies, dance, art - a community celebration. Joyce McMillan reports.
Producer RICHARD BANNERMAN
Robert Cushman presents his personal view of the British theatre during his period as drama critic of The Observer from 1973 to 1984. 4: Playwrights
He talks to Michael Blakemore David Edgar , Michael Frayn Simon Gray , Trevor Griffiths Peter Nichols , Michael Rudman. Tom Stoppard with performance extracts from Privates on Parade (DENIS QUILLEY)
Clouds (TOM COURTENAY and MARK KINGSTON)
Producer JONATHAN JAMES-MOORE Stereo
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 12.27pm)
Peter Smith goes into the world of business to report on the initiatives being taken and the problems being faced in all areas of activity across the country.
Producer PETER SMITH
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 9.5 am)
Wildlife or whisky? Geese or jobs? That was the argument last year on the Scottish island of Islay after Friends of the Earth was accused of caring more about peat bogs than the islanders' livelihoods.
But not everyone stands to lose if whisky distilling and farming give way to nature conservation. Big subsidies could come flying in on the wings of those Greenland geese and some of the people making the loudest protests know it very well.
Groundswell investigates. Presenter Hugh Sykes Producer GAYNOR SHUTTE
(Re-broadcast nert Saturday)
Higher education in this country is now in jeopardy, according to university vice-chancellors. But. is it? Or are they, for the first time, being asked to face up to the costs of teaching and research as government demands more accountability and better value for money?
John Eidinow reports on morale, funding and standards in the universities and polytechnics as they prepare for more cuts.
Producer ANNE WINDER
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 11. 0 am)
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