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A pleasant meal in a Greek tavema can be made a misery by the unwelcome attentions of mosquitoes. So it is now the practice to install executors which attract and kill flying insects. But, as Fergus Keeling discovers, these devices also kill harmless moths and beetles - and the appearance of a half-singed mole cricket in the soup can also spoil the holiday atmosphere. Producer MILES BARTON BBC Bristol
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)
Brian Redhead continues his investigation of the world's number one bestseller.
The Furnace of Affliction
In the seventh of this 13-part series, he follows the Jewish exiles from the ruins of the Temple to Babylon - the sweet smelling city of music, waterways and paganism. What clues to the future of Judaism are offered by three fireproof civil servants? How can doom-laden graffiti, a valley of dry bones, and a virtuous Gentile point to a 'remembered future'? Reader GARARD GREEN
Researcher MICHAEL WAKELIN Producer FRANCES GUMLEY
by MILDRED SPRAGG
Read by John Hewitt
' "You tell me it's automatic, this water, you don't need a tank?"
"Naw, naw, nae tank wi this stuff. The pipe comes right to your tap you see. All you do is turn her on." "Is that a fact now?" said Dan, obviously impressed.
"Oh, this is the whole go now.
They're all getting it - you're all behind the times." Dan's face hung in thoughtfulness for some time. This was the second year running his own water supply had threatened to run out on him.'
Producer CHRIS SPURR BBC Northern Ireland
The second of seven programmes from Belfast in which Paul Muldoon makes a personal choice reflecting the best of Irish poetry written over the last 20 years.
Readers STELLA MCCUSKER
KEVIN FLOOD and PETER QUIGLEY Producer CLIVE BRILL BBC Northern Ireland
Introduced by Susan Marling Guest of the Week:
Crime writer, P. D. James
Serial: The Rising of the Moon by GLADYS MITCHELL , abridged in nine episodes by PAT MCLOUGHLIN Read by Trevor Nichols (9) Music: Franck's Piano Quintet in F minor
(Starting tomorrow: Stories by Joan Aiken )
Simple Pleasures by JANE GERSON with and When Hannah learns that she needs an operation she expects sympathy from her friends. But the message is clear - look after yourself. Or rather, give up worrying about love, health and the meaning of life and stick to simpler pleasures.
Directed by JEREMY MORTIMER. Stereo
Written by SIMON frith Cast for the week:
Tourism is the world's biggest growth industry - but at what cost?
Susan Marling reports on the economic, social and environmental impacts of tourism at home and abroad. Researcher ANDREA GRAHAME Producer CHRIS LONGLEY
The first of four specials.
This week, John Mills discusses with four members of PHAB (Club for Physically
Handicapped and Able-Bodied People) pertinent issues of everyday life.
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by CHARLES SALE
Read by Christopher Godwin 'There's a lot of fine points to puttin' up a first-class privy that the average man don't think about. It's no job for an amachoor, take my word on it.' In this minor American classic of 1931. Lem Putt, champion privy-builder of Sangamon County, talks about his art.
Producer NIGEL ACHESON
Paul Vaughan presents tonight's edition, which includes interviews, and news and reviews of films, books, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.
Producer RICHARD DUNN
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4. 30pm)
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