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6.45* Business News With JEREMY BOWEN
7.0,8.0 Today's News
Read by PETER DONALDSON
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
With CHARLES COL VILE
7.45* Thought for the Day
S.35* Yesterday in Parliament
This week the team visits the Tenants Hall at Tatton Park,
Cheshire, where members of the Tatton Garden Society put their gardening queries to Dr Stefan Buczacki , Fred Downham and Geoffrey Smith.
Chairman Clay Jones
Producer DIANA STENSON
The Gates by L. A. G. STRONG Read by William Eedle
The gates at the level-crossing are supervised by Sam Henniker. He has an unblemished record, stretching back for 30 years. Then disaster strikes....
Producer MITCH RAPER
As a tribute to the late Wynford Vaughan-Thomas , a repeat of a Countryside programme first broadcast in 1982. Tom Salmon goes to the Dunsford Nature Reserve in Devon to investigate daffodils in danger, while Lynn ten Kate introduces Penryn farrier
'Little Dickie Dunstan', and Mollie Harris evokes childhood memories of watercress gathering on the River
Windrush in Oxfordshire. Presented by Wynford Vaughan-Thomas Producer TRISHA LOWCOCK (R)
11.0 Singing Together Presented by FERGUS O'KELLY (17) Stereo (e)
11.20 Junior Drama Workshop The Plague Village
3: Siege by ALAN LAMBERT Stereo (R)(e)
11.40 Reading Corner 7: The Tooth-ball by PHILIPPA PEARCE Storyteller MICHAEL WILLIAMS Stereo (R) (e)
11.50 Poetry Corner 7: It's Hard to Say by GEORGE TARRY (e)
From the apparently obvious to the downright obscure, Dilly Barlow, together with specialist experts and help from the BBC Reference Library, attempts to answer your questions.
Questions, on postcards only, please. to Enquire Within,
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Producer ANDREW PARFITT
Presented by John Howard including the first of three weekly features following the progress of a heart transplant patient (a Deputy Chief
Constable) through the operation, the immediate postoperative period and a year-and-a-half later.
1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: The Magpie's s Nest by MICHAEL ROSEN. Stereo
2.5 Looking at Nature Animals How much water does a gerbil drink? Do snails see? More primary science projects from TMMY MALLETT and ROBIN ROBBINS Stereo (e)
2.20 Listening and Reading 7: The Surprise by BRENDA WALKER (e)
2.30 Pictures in Your Mind (Poetry): Talking Secrets by GARETH OWEN (R) (e)
2.40 Real World 7: Anniversary Self-development skills-analysing problems and planning action (e)
by Michael Robartes
with Colin Jeavons as Len Purvis and Peter Jeffrey as Charles Purvis
"That's the difference between us. You take life lying down, I have a real good kick back at it. Oh, I don't have to win, nobody beats life. But I tried. I gave it a whirl. I didn't stay curled up with my nose safely under my stomach, like a hamster."
Women of Note
Composer Elizabeth Maconchy is 80 this month. In the late 1920s she was turned down for the Mendelssohn Scholarship and was told it didn't matter because 'you will only get married and never write another note'. Over 40 years later, her daughter Nicola LeFanu did win the Scholarship. But have things really improved for women composers?
Natalie Wheen investigates. Producer EDWINA WOLSTENCROFT
We all share the same jokes
(THE FOREIGN SECRETARY, UK)
The influence of Shakespeare is not about to be destroyed by Mrs Thatcher
(CIVIL SERVANT, BARBADOS)
Recent waves of Raj nostalgia have obscured the fact that the legacy of Britain is a daily reality in its former colonies - often in surprising ways.
Nick Clarke investigates that legacy - from language and law to cricket and the civil service - and assesses its consequences for countries themselves and their relations with Britain. Producer ANNE SLOMAN
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 9. am L W) 9 HEART THIS! page 17
A History of the Crusades Last of eight programmes presented by Malcolm Billings With the loss of Acre in 1291, crusading moved offshore. The main base was Cyprus, although Rhodes and, later, Malta were home to the Knights Hospitaller of St John. These warrior-monks remained a powerful presence in the Mediterranean, raiding Muslim shipping from their well-preserved fortress city of Valletta, until their defeat by Napoleon in 1798. Even so, their spirit lives on in the work of organisations such as the St John Ambulance Brigade. Elsewhere, too, the crusading spirit inspires contemporary Christian movements and provides a continuous link with those who first heard the Pope's call back in 1095. Series consultant
PROFESSOR JONATHAN RILEY-SMITH Producer CHRISTOPHER STONE Stereo (e)
If the CAP Doesn't Fit....
With its own costs high and rising, but world prices low,
Europe's agricultural policy is under unprecedented pressure to change. But what measures are needed to solve the problem - and can the member states agree on them?
Richard Mayne considers the prospects for reform of the Common Agricultural Policy and their implications for the future of the EEC itself. Producer FRASER STEEL (Postponed from 4 March)
(Re-broadcast tomorrow 11. 0 am L W)
Paul Allen presents tonight's edition, which includes interviews, and news and reviews of films, books, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.
Producer RICHARD BANNERMAN
(Rev re-broadcast tomorrow at 4. 35pm)
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