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8.35* Yesterday in Parliament
Good Losers by MAUREEN FITZSIMMONS Read by John Basham
'My Dad reckoned the Jacksons had raised unluckiness to the status of a performing art. Even the horseshoe they put on the door didn't help; it fell off and cracked three tiles in the porch.' Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester
Hidden Depths by ALEXANDRA MELNICK
Christine, single parent and divorcee, is the sort of woman who needs Y-fronts on her washing-line to make her feel secure. When her son leaves home she is determined to find a husband, a kindly, caring man, preferably with hidden depths.
Directed by CAROLINE RAPHAEL Stereo
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 9. 0pm)
A nationwide general knowledge contest.
Second Round: Scotland,
Wales and Northern Ireland Chairman Robert Robinson Robert Close
(architectural historian) George Beggs
(retired civil servant) Evelyn Peachey (former teacher) Jane Morton
(pensions investigation assistant)
Including Beat the Brains
Programme devised by JOHN P. WYNN Questions set by IAN GILLIES
Producer RICHARD EDIS. Stereo
(Re-broadcast on Thursday at 6.30pm)
Ring of Truth by MICHAEL DAVIES
The only way 9-year-old Ben Kenney can stay living next door to his cousin Dodi is by tracking down his father. But when the two children turn detective the results are both comic and disastrous.
Directed by ADRIAN MOURBY BBC Wales. Stereo
The Moral Meal
Trevor Barnes looks at the morality and politics of food.
How much can individuals do to help preserve world resources? Researcher AMANDA PHILLIPS Producer SHIRLEY PENROSE Series editor JOHN NEWBURY (R) Revised
Christina Reid was bom in Belfast and left school at the age of 15. After office jobs she studied for a university degree and then became a full-time writer. Since then she has written three successful plays: Tea in a China Cup, which has been performed at London's Riverside Studios; a play for
BBC radio, The Last of a Dyin ' Race; and Joyriders, which was given a nationwide tour this spring by the leading fringe theatre group Paines Plough.
She talks to Lynda Henderson. Producer JUDITH ELLIOTT
(First broadcast on BBC Radio Ulster)
Mary Webb was a writer who lived 'betwixt and between', half in the world and half out of it. Her countryside novels, which made subtle use of legend, were set in the borderland between England and Wales - but equally they dealt with the border between myth and reality.
This programme, based on the biography of Mary Webb , The Flower of Light by GLADYS MARY COLES, looks at her struggle against illness and disillusion. With Sue Jones Davies and Gareth Armstrong Narrator John Darran Reader DILLWYN OWEN
Written by HERBERT WILLIAMS Producer ROBIN C. ROLLINSON BBC Wales
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.5pm)
The last of three celebrations of the animal world. 3: Birds Within a thick and spreading hawthorn bush,
That overhung a molehill large and round,
I heard from morn to morn a merry thrush
Sing hymns to sunrise, and I drank the sound with joy
Presented by Jill Balcon Patricia Gallimore and Richard Pasco
Producer MARJORIE LOFTHOUSE BBC Birmingham
The Griffiths Guide to Gardening
The afternoon was hot, and Joe Griffiths lay back in his deckchair and dreamed of what his plot could become. With just a little knowledge and application, he could build a dream garden - couldn't he?
In words and music he explores the national obsession with planting things.
With Paul Arden-Griffith
Nigel Bradshaw , Mitch Dalton Gareth Hale ,
Geoff MacCormack ,
Maryanne Morgan , Anna Nicholas , Steve Pearce , Juliette Oppenheimer
Graham Ward and Simon Webb Producer GEOFF DEEHAN. Stereo
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A series of ten short stories from different parts of the world 4: Heroes by MICHAEL LANGAN , Washington DC
A small boy goes on an adult outing with his hero. Cousin Mick.
Read by Stewart MiUigan
Producer JANE DAUNCEY. BBC Wales (First broadcast on BBC World Service)
Brian, Flann and Myles Brian O'Nolan of Strabane is remembered by the world as Flann O'Brien , author of At
Swim- Two-Birds and The Third Policeman, and also as Myles na gCopaleen, whose Cruiskeen
Lawn newspaper column gave Ireland a wealth of comic characters.
His death 20 years ago was marked in Dublin by an international symposium earlier this year, and participants at the gathering give their memories and impressions of O'Nolan,
O'Brien and na gCopaleen. Producer CHRIS SPURR
(First broadcast on BBC Radio Ulster)
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