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celebrates its 40th birthday at The Old Palace of Hatfield, Hertfordshire.
Daphne Ledward, Geoffrey Smith , Fred Downham and Dr Stefan Buczacki answer the horticultural queries of the famous who are better known in other roles than that of Keen gardener.
Chairman Clay Jones
Producer DIANA STENSON °BC Manchester
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People think we've got bars on the windows and locks on the doors - that we've done something terrible to be there. At the edge of a Hampshire village, you can catch a glimpse, through an avenue of trees, of a large Victorian house - 'Southdowns'. The front door is always open but not many people know what lies behind it. If they did, they'd discover a remarkable community, a children's home.
Nigel Farrell looks behind the stern facade of life in care, to spend a week with the children and the staff, to learn of the problems and the joys, the routine and the unexpected - to share the 'secret life at Southdowns'.
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, easy pickings for those with jackdaw minds. Producer ANDREW PARFITT
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The Prickly Bush by NEIL MCKAY with 'Mother have you brought me gold or silver to pay my fee.
Or have you come to watch me hanging, from the gallows tree?' Julie's family love her but can they persuade her to save herself from 'The Prickly Bush'?
Directed by SUSAN HOGG BBC Manchester. Stereo
The Oldest Language
I found I could play music very easily, so I decided, oh, I'll do this.
For Ornette Coleman music is the oldest language and his performances have been an important part of the jazz world for over a quarter of a century. His appearance at this year's Camden Festival is a highlight in a programme which also features shows from Carla Bley, Charlie Haden and the Monk Project, a tribute to the late Thelonius.
Paul Vaughan reports. Producer WILL CANTOPHER
4: LiWe Langtry
I resent Mrs Langtry , she has no right to be intelligent, daring and independent as well as lovely. It is a frightening combination of attributes. (BERNARD SHAW) Adored by Oscar Wilde , painted by Millais and the mistress of the Prince of Wales, she was one of the most famous women of her generation. In her attitudes to social conventions, clothes and sex she was a creator and setter of fashions. As her granddaughter Mary Malcolm says, 'She was a woman in advance of her time. Although she was no suffragette, in a male dominated society she stood for the right of women to lead an independent, unshackled life'. Presented by Hugh Sykes Researcher MIKE WOOLF Producer GAYNOR SHUTTE
4: The Public Servants
Caring parents don't, according to the Analysis opinion poll, advise teenagers to try for jobs in the Civil Service - or local government - any more.
The policy of cutting public spending, cutting Civil Service numbers and cutting controls has also cut the power and prestige that went with being a public servant.
Do we live in a better-run country as a result? Has public spending really been cut?
Has the role of Government been reduced or is power being pulled back into Whitehall as friction and frustration build up between central and local government? Is privatising more than the sale of family silver?
In the last of four special programmes Mary Goldring looks at the change wrought by the Thatcher Effect upon the men who run the country. Producer DAVID MORTON
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