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7.0,8.0 Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
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7.45* Thought for the Day
visits the county of Durham, where members of the Derwentside Federation of Allotment Associations put their gardening queries to Dr Stefan Buczacki ,
Fred Downham and Geoffrey Smith. Chairman Clay Jones Producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester
The Yellow Meads of Asphodel by HE. BATES
Read by Fleur Chandler
The affection between John and his sister Virginia is deep and long-standing. Nothing can spoil its tranquillity.... or so, at least, it seems....
Producer MITCH RAPER
11.0 Singing Together Presented by FERGUS O'KELLY (7) Stereo (E)
11.20 Junior Drama Workshop An Adventure in Ancient Egypt 3: The Boy King Written by Fiz COLEMAN . Stereo (E)
11.40 Reading Corner 7: The Tooth-ball by PHILIPPA PEARCE Storyteller MICHAEL Williams Stereo (E)
11.50 Poetry Corner 7: Mums and Dads by GEORGE TARRY (E)
Marian Foster looks behind the Hollywood image of the legendary frontierswoman to the tragic heroine and the daughter she gave away.
For 25 years, Calamity wrote numerous letters to her, but never sent any of them.
Beth Porter as Calamity JaneProducer RONALD ASTLE
BBC Pebble Mill. (R) revised
Coverage direct from the Palace of Westminster of the traditional ceremony in which
Her Majesty The Queen,
Lords and Commons assemble for the formal announcement of the Government's intentions for the next session of Parliament. John Hosken describes the arrival of the Royal Procession in the Chamber of the House of Lords, and the summoning of the House of Commons by the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod. The political implications of Her Majesty's speech will be assessed by the BBC's Chief Political
Correspondent, Brian Curtois.
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1.55 Listening Corner Story: Learning to Rain (R)
2.5 Looking at Nature Woodland Floor Where do all the leaves go? TIMMY MALLET finds out with the aid of his pooter. Stereo (E)
2.20 Let's Make a Story!
7: The Jewels of the Sea King Storyteller ANNE ROSENFELD Written by RON JAMES. Stereo (E)
2.30 Pictures in Your Mind (Poetry): Invisible Fire by KATHY HENDERSON (R) (E)
2.40 Using Unemployment Presented by CHRIS SERLE 7: Getting Qualified (R) (E) For tutors' notes send sae to: Using Unemployment. [address removed]
Saying Goodbye to Sylvia by GILLIAN SLINN
Sylvia and Henry have been happily married for 35 years but now face their biggest crisis. Sylvia has always been the dominant partner and when she is admitted to a hospice Henry cannot cope with the prospect of life without her.
Directed by MARY CLYNE BBC Pebble Mill. Stereo
When literary editor
Charles Monteith first saw
William Golding 's manuscript of Lord of The Flies it was a good deal longer and less focused. He pruned it and reshaped it together with the author and the book launched Golding's career. Kate Figes talks to
Monteith and to Liz Calder , one of the new generation of editors, as well as to authors themselves, about that vital link between them and their work and how it is changing in the modem publishing world.
Gordon Clough and Louis Allen preside over a further series of cerebral callisthenics and aerobics for the lobes.
Irene Thomas and Eric Korn challenge crime- writer
Jessica Mann and Bill Russell from Reading University Researcher KAREN OSTLE
Producer ALASTAIR WILSON BBC Manchester
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 12.27pm)
Six talks about
Law, Justice and Democracy by Lord McCluskey
Scottish High Court Judge,
Solicitor-General for Scotland 1974-9
2: The Clanking of Medieval Chains
'Law is a tool used by men to sculpt justice out of the raw material of life ... [but] how do judges, with precisely the same starting materials in terms of fact and legal tradition, end up crusading for diametrically opposite conclusions?'
(Re-broadcast next Sunday on Radio 3) (Lecture 3. 'Hard Cases and Bad Law', next Wednesday on Radio 4)
The Reith Lectures are printed weekly in THE LISTENER
Mary Goldring raises trade union and employment issues with John Edmonds , General Secretary of the General,
Municipal, Boilermakers and Allied Trades Union; and Eric Hammond ,
General Secretary of the Electrical, Electronic,
Telecommunications and Plumbing Union
Producer FRASER STEEL
(Re-broadcast tomorrow 11. am L W)
Christopher Cook presents tonight's edition, which includes interviews, and news and reviews of films, books, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.
Producer JOHN BOUNDY
(Rev re-broadcast tomorrow at 4. 35pm)
A House for Mr Biswas by v. S. NAIPAUL abridged in 15 parts by MICHAEL VOYSEY
Read by Garard Green (1)
For Mohun Biswas , success means the wonder and audacity of having a house and portion of the earth all his own. But the odds seem all against him and as he moves from job to job, as he acquires a wife and four children, as he struggles to escape from the household of his in-laws, Mr Biswas 's ambition becomes ever more remote.... Producer MAURICE LEITCH (R)
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