Producers tm FRINEY, REBECCA POW
with Bernard Jackson
this week visits Ruth Griffiths at Duncote Farm in Shropshire. Miss Griffiths could have been a milliner, a furnisher, a singer or a vet but instead chose practical farming and, more recently, farming politics.
Presented and produced by Allan Wright
(Revised re-broadcast Monday 7.20pm)
with Rosemary Hartill
Mike Gilliam talks with Alan Titchmarsh
Sport of the day, sportsmen of note, and sportsmen surprising.
Presented by sportsman proved Ron Pickering Producer
Edited highlights of I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue with T.m Brooke-, Gra......a....n Wi...........n and Mike Har....g. Chairman Hump on Pianist
Producer PA... M - Stereo
by Anthony Smith (R)
Presented by David Walker Producer JENNY DANKS
The Challenge of Democracy With Parliament in recess
Geoffrey Goodman begins a four-part investigation into aspects of democracy in Britain. Today he asks whether the institutions of national government are democratic enough to reflect the will of the people.
Producer HARRY SCHNEIDER
unravelled, dangled or tied up by Ned Sherrin and the likes of Robert Elms, Victoria Mather and Stephen Fry.
Plus Nigel Farrell , who continues his Great Bus
Journeys of Our Time and the Occasional Diary of Mat Coward Additional material by ALISTAIR BEATON
Producers IAN GARDHOUSE
SIMON SHAW and CATHIE MAHONEY
(Details on Monday at 10.0am)
The last in the present series, and what could prove to be the deciding contest between the Punch and Private Eye teams. Only one thing is certain, that chairman Barry Took knows less about the week's news than they do.
Written and compiled by JOHN LANGDON and the producer HARRY THOMPSON. Stereo
(Re-broadcast on Monday at 6.30pm)
Tom Salmon travels through the heartland of Devon, from Tiverton to Starcross. Stereo
Nettle Beer by WILLIAM GRANT with and Philip's redundancy proves very trying on his family: a former skilled engineer, he finds it difficult to fill his time. But the strain on him and his family takes a darker turn when their middle-class values meet today's black economy.
Directed by TIM SUTER. Stereo
Nerves of Silicon
Modern robots lead a dull life because most of them are deaf, dumb and blind. But recently some machines have begun to acquire the senses necessary for perceiving and exploring their environments. How close are these faculties to rivalling the powers of human sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch?
Alun Lewis switches off his carbon-based prejudices and experiences the silicon sensations of today's thinking machines. Processor
Cerebral Cortex Type 2000 Programmer JULIAN BROWN
(Re-broadcast on Wednesday at 11.0 am)
4.0 Ray Gosling Gets a Taste of.... Four languages of universal importance spoken in Britain 4: Spanish Spanish will soon be the world's second most widely spoken language. In Latin America it is the language of every country except Brazil, but in Spain there are now four official languages. And in south-east England some
60.000 people speak Gallego. Ray Gosling visits a Gallego corner shop in Shoreditch - and listens to JOHN butt of King's College, London, for a world view. Producer JENNY LO (R) For free information leaflet send sae (81 12) to: [address removed]
4.30 Not Another Diet Programme Six programmes presented by DR ALAN MARYON DAVIS 3: Gone to Lunch! Alan lifts the lid off the British lunch-box to find more than a pinch of salt, and cookery writer JACKIE APPLEBEE shows us tasty ways of cutting down. Producer SARAH ROWLANDS BBC Birmingham (R)
5.0 Modern European Authors 5: Christa Wolf Christa Wolf is the only writer living in East Germany whose works have found an enthusiastic audience in the English-speaking world. Recently she has been moving towards a new concern with feminism and the peace movement. KARIN MACPHERSON , a lecturer in German at Edinburgh University, considers her work. Reader HEATHER BELL Producer MICHAEL LAWTON (R)
5.30 Back on Course All over Britain, mature people of all ages are 'going back to school' to pick up new skills and improve job prospects. MARGARET KORVING meets some of them.
Dr Alan Maryon
Keith Allan meets Douglas Clayton , Keeper of Saltwell Park at Gateshead.
Presented by Peter France
With PETER DONALDSON including Sports Round-up
Dr Anthony Clare is back with his much-praised probings, this time of the psyche of six well-known mavericks. In the first of these reflective interviews,
Sir Michael Tippett , the distinguished English composer, talks about the major influences on his unconventional private and professional life.
Researcher LOUISE HIBBINS Producer MICHAEL EMBER
(Re-broadcast on Wednesday at 9.5 am)
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The Dark River by RODNEY ACKLAND
During the long hot summer of 1937, guests assemble at a house on the Thames. It should be idyllic. But the distant echoes of the Spanish Civil War and the threat of a greater conflict are reflected in the private agonies of the household.
The critic Hilary Spurling has described this play, written in 1942, as 'perhaps the one indisputably great play of the past half century in English'.
Directed by MATTHEW WALTERS Stereo
Presented by Richard Baker Producer JANE BEVAN. Stereo
A Very Private Enterprise by ELIZABETH IRONSIDE , abridged in seven parts by BRIAN GEAR Read by Lewis Fiander
7: The Truth About Hugo
Producer PAMELA HOWE. BBC Bristol
Jesus, where'er thy people meet (BBC HB 263); How lovely are the messengers (Mendelssohn); Acts 14, vv 8-20; Glory to thee my God this night (BBC HB 414). Stereo
Presented by Brian Redhead Zion's Watchmen
In the sixth of this 13-part series he confronts the prophets - the wild dreamers of the opposition. Were they any different from soothsayers? Has their message been hijacked by Christians? Has prophecy stopped? Reader GARARD GREEN
Researcher MICHAEL WAKELIN Producer FRANCES GUMLEY
(Re-broadcast Thursday 10.0am)
A series of six programmes. Colin Tudge reports on leading laboratories
1: International Centrefor
Theoretical Physics, Trieste
Stereo (Details on Friday at 12.27pm)