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7.45* Thought for the Day
by JENNY HURSELL
Read by Malcolm Hebden
'Henry turned the tap off so he could hear what the boy was up to. Singing? He squinted through the net curtains.
Justin was standing by the bin, a wary eye on the half-open door, singing just loud enough to be heard. And he was singing in tune, with a voice as sweet as a flute.'
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester
After 35 years as an office cleaner Vi has finished. She puts on the caftan her husband bought her on their last holiday together in Algeria and goes to her presentation.
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 9.0pm)
A nationwide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete to become this year's Brain of Britain. Semi-final 3:
North, Scotland and Wales Chairman Robert Robinson Martin Woodhead (wholefood grocer) Ian Wallace
(chartered accountant) Robert Close
(architectural historian) Evelyn Peachey (former teacher)
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)
by JAMES PETTIFER with and As long as they respect the Official Secrets Act no one questions what goes on among the families of those who work for government security. For Peter and Helen the strictures of such secrecy have become a way of life, pervasive, and now destructive.
Directed by CAROLINE RAPHAEL. Stereo
A six-part series in which Keith Ward, Professor of the History and Philosophy of Religion at King's College, London, challenges the popular assumption that Christianity in Britain is spiritually bankrupt and intellectually washed-out. Through conversations with leading scientists, philosophers and theologians, he argues that a significant rediscovery of the importance of Christian faith is now taking place.
1: Rationalism in Retreat
The institutional Church may be in decline, but what hope does the secular outlook offer? BBC Wales (R) revised
A series of five biographies Written and presented by HughSykes
1: Albert Luthuli
'To the government he was a peculiarly dangerous man. He, more than any other South
African leader in the country's history, had profoundly affected the whites.'
Schoolteacher, Christian, Zulu chief, politician - Albert Luthuli fought a lifelong battle against racialism in South Africa, yet he consistently resisted violence, combining black nationalism with a belief in a Gandhi-style resistance. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1960. He was my leader, my inspiration. (NELSON MANDELA) Researcher MIKE WOOLF
Producer GAYNOR SHUTTE (R)
The third of four programmes Split - Between Tourism and Industry
For Yugoslavia, tourism may be what's needed to rescue a dangerously rocky economy.
Julian Hale travelled to Split, on the Adriatic coast, a town where the dilemma is at its most acute. Should old industries be revitalised or should the decks be cleared for foreigners? Or can the two options work together? Producer ANNE HOWELLS
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4. 15 pm)
My Machine and I
For the last year Ted Harrison has spent two days a week attached to a kidney machine. He is one of the 3.350 patients currently awaiting a kidney transplant. He reports from the patient's point of view on the state of renal medicine, noting its undoubted achievements despite the politics of the Health Service and medical profession. And he asks, are all the people with kidney failure getting the treatment they need? Producer MARLENE PEASE
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A series of ten short stories from different parts of the world 7: Roboma by SUMAN KAPOOR
Read by James Benson
A Japanese computer expert tries to bring up his baby daughter with a robot mother.... Producer JANE DAUNCEY. BBC Wales
(First broadcast on BBC World Service)
Marjorie Lofthouse visits another of the small businesses featured in the 1986 RADIO TIMES/ Radio 4 Enterprise competition. 2: Mr Wood 's Fossils
Edinburgh-based Stan Wood has successfully adapted his hobby of fossil-finding into a thriving business. His customers include leading British universities and museums.
Producer ANNE HINDS BBC Birmingham (R)
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