Presented by Michael Pickstock Producer ALLAN WRIGHT BBC Pebble Mill
Hope Sealy in conversation with a special guest
Presented by Jenni Murray and Peter Hobday
7.0,8.0 Today's News Read by SIMON VANCE
7.25* Sport with CLIFF MORGAN
7.30,8.30 News Summary
7.40*, 8.47* Today's Papers
7.45 In Perspective with ROSEMARY HARTnx , the BBC's
Religious Affairs Correspondent
8.25 The Weeklies
With LINDA CHRISTMAS
8.35 Yesterday in Parliament Editor JENNY ABRAMSKY
Presented by Cliff Morgan
If you live in the UK, you'll have to leave the country to get to one of today's Five Nations
Championship games: France play Wales in Paris, and Ireland take on England in Dublin. Producer EMILY MCMAHON
Bernard Falk reports on holidays and travel. Susan Marling and Nigel Coombs join the team that makes sense of the world of travel.
Producer JENNY MALUNSON DUFF
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Ned Sherrin , with studio guests, and regular and irregular contributions from the likes of Victoria Mather, Stephen Fry ,
Craig Charles and Robert Elms. Plus the Occasional Diary of Mat Coward.
Additional material by WOLFGANG PLOCKER
Producers IAN GARDHOUSE and CATHIE MAHONEY
Presented by James Naughtie , Chief Political Correspondent of The Guardian
Producer SHEILA COOK
Producer JULIAN COLES
(Details on Monday at 10.0am)
Stereo (Details on Monday at 6.30pm)
Jeffpey Archer , Andrew Neil Tim Clement-Jones Siobhain McDonagh
A series of 13 programmes 4: The War
Pray propose to me the measures necessary to stop this foolish production before it goes any further.
(Memo from WINSTON CHURCHILL)
The foolish production was
Michael Powell 's The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1942). Like many others, Churchill failed to stop Powell from getting his own way.
Dilys Powell recalls the war years in British Cinema with David Lean , Michael Powell , Deborah Kerr , John Mills and Margaret Lockwood. Producer DAVID PEET BBC Wales. Stereo
by Andrew Tyrrell
Stephen has been fascinated by exotic fish since childhood and now owns a tropical fish shop, where he lives with his mother Molly, a former opera star. But then Delia arrives to trouble the uneasy tranquillity of their strange world...
(Stereo) (Broadcast last Monday)
Andrew Joynes meets a fabric designer who has lived on the island of St Lucia for 20 years. She has just bought the old
Victorian gun battery which overlooks the harbour.
'Can you imagine them, the gun crew, with their Mutt'n'Jeff whiskers, sweating away down here?'
4.0 Inside Information
6: Designed by Computer PAUL HEINEY discovers how computers are used in the world of design, with a visit to an animation studio and an exploration of the world of computer graphics. (R) (e) Further details of the 'Inside Information ' learning package and the City and Guilds assessment scheme are available from: Inside Information. BBC Education, Villiers House, London W52PA
4.30Franc-parler CORINNE BAUDELOT et GREGOIRE CAREL presentent Ie theme de la semaine et deux etudiants britanniques participent a un jeu radiophonique. 6: Ici et Id (e) Book, £5.95; set of two cassettes, £7.95, from retailers
5.0 Deutsch Express!
5: Staufen - ein Tag im Leben einer Kleinstadt (e) Quiz entries to be sent to: BBC Language Quiz (103 HWH), London WIA 4WW before 11 February
5.30Poraqui A 20-part series of second-stage Spanish With ISABEL SOTO and MIGUEL PENARANDA 16: Elfuturo (R) (e) Book, £5.95; three cassettes, £4.31 each, from retailers
Presented by Peter Evans
A Winter in Wales
Presented by Nick Davies
Roger Worsley digs into the Celtic secrets of fertility.
With BRYAN MARTIN including Sports Round-up
Saturday evening conversation inspired by current public and private preoccupations Music by DILLIE KEANE
Producer MICHAEL EMBER. Stereo
The Persian Lesson by MICHAEL CAMPBELL
Charlie Parker , who is studying Persian poetry while in jail, is murdered. Detective Inspector Tanner realises that one of the poems in Charlie's book contains a clue to a proposed gold bullion robbery.
Directed by SHAUN MACLOUGHLIN BBC Bristol. Stereo
Presented by Richard Baker Producer JANE BEVAN. Stereo
SS-GB by LEN DEIGHTON , abridged in 13 parts by NEVILLE TELLER Read by Paul Daneman 6: The House of Death Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol
A reflection led by The Rev Richard Harries. Stereo
And Drama Comes First
Young performers from the Kingsdale Youth Centre in South London describe how they devise a new play from the first rehearsal to the first night. Compiled and presented by Veronica Cecil
Producer ED THOMASON. Stereo
In the first of four programmes David Bean reports on his encounters with animals and those who cherish them. 1: The Blackie Men Producer GD.UAN HUSH BBC Manchester (R)
The last of six parts written by Ian Brown and James Hendrie
starring Timothy Spall as Thomas Sturdy
Rosalind Ayres as Jess
Oliver Cotton as Storm
Nicholas Clay as Azreal Beech
and Royce Mills as The Hon Clarence Green
Thomas Sturdy finds a map of Wessex and goes to the station to buy a ticket to Casterbridge. They finally give him one to Dorchester, where his tale unfolds.
The Hon Clarence Green:
Clive Anderson introduces fringe entertainment, almost live from The Comedy Store, Leicester Square, London Producer DAVID TYLER. Stereo