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7.0,8.0 Today's News
Read by CHARLOTTE GREEN
7.25*. 8.25* Sport
With JOHN INVERDALE
7.45* Thought for the Day Editor JENNY ABRAMSKY
The confessions of an unwaged metropolitan househusband.
Written and read in five parts by Brian Wright
1: 'Personally I like living in a comic ghetto. I feel I'm in touch with something mysterious, profound, beyond myself. For me, Wigan and Penge are holy places: Glastonbury and Lindisfarne, smothered in custard pie.'
Very dry. Very funny. Cult stuff.
Radio could do with a few more voyeurs (THE OBSERVER) Producer MATTHEW WALTERS
The Old Eternal by H E . BATES
Read by Mary Wimbush
It's an odd way to celebrate - and an even odder place to do it. But it's how Miss Rigby and Miss Pinkerton like it, especially the blast on the euphonium! Producer MITCH RAPER
The last of five programmes narrated by Roshan Seth , telling the other side of the Raj story - what Indians thought of the British and their legacies. Imperial Hangover
The inheritors muse on the institutions and attitudes the British left behind.
Series written and produced by ZAREER MASANI
Although there are strict controls governing the emissions from factory chimneys there is little research to show what happens when two apparently 'safe' substances combine in the air. Fears are increasing that a deadly cocktail may result and statistics now tend to endorse that view. Jon Devitt has been investigating. Producer JOHN EDWARDS
The footballers are limbering up in Mexico; runners worldwide are getting their wind back after yesterday's global jog, but how easy is it for the rest of us to enjoy the sport of our choice?
Carolyn Hartman investigates whether we have enough facilities of the right kind for the sports which keep us fit. Producer CHRIS VAN SCHAICK Editor PAT TAYLOR
and Jenni Murray 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: Among the Quiet Folks by JOHN MOORE abridged in seven parts by DELIA PATON
Read by Douglas Blackwell 1: Sunfish
'Tom knew what it was; it was a sunfish. If he could get it home alive perhaps he'd be able to sell it to an aquarium....'
(Music: Sumer is 'icumen' in) Editor SANDRA CHALMERS
A farce by ARTHUR WING PINERO
The Dean, who is a paragon of dignity and decorum, is driven by an indiscreet act into a most undignified dilemma. A horse and 'racing folk' are also involved.
Directed by JOHN TYDEMAN Stereo (R)
Sir Tristram Mardon, Bt:
The grand old man of Private
Eye, Richard Ingrams , is woken from his winter slumbers to do battle with the aggressive young lion of Punch, Alan Coren , over the doings and sayings of the week's news.
John Wells and Valerie Grove join them for the first of a new series and of course Barry Took will be in the chair to see unfair play.
Written and compiled by JOHN LANGDON and the producer HARRY THOMPSON Stereo
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The Spring of the Beast by HALLAM TENNYSON withand
It was to be one of the most extraordinary of literary friendships - a fitful, secretive, relationship of admiration, respect and unspoken love. It ended violently and James's dismay was later reflected in his famous tale The Beast in the Jungle.
Directed by CAROUNE RAPHAEL Stereo
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Constance Fenimore Woolson:
A Sussex farmhouse called
Charleston was the home of the artists Duncan Grant and Clive Bell and Vanessa Bell , but more importantly, it was the spiritual home of the Bloomsbury Group. John Jacob visits the recently restored house which was a meeting place for
Virginia Woolf , Maynard Keynes and the luminaries of Bloomsbury and talks to Quentin Bell and others who have worked to restore this memorial to a vital part of English artistic society. Producer CARROLL MOORE Editor THOMAS SUTCUFFE
Recently Scottish politics have been more turbulent than at any time since the Devolution debate of the 1970s. But few people, the Scots included, realise that Scotland is already administered separately from Whitehall.
James Naughtie, Chief Political Correspondent of The Guardian, has been looking at the development of the Scottish Office, which last year celebrated its centenary. Producer NEIL FRASER
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