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6.30,7.30,8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With PETER DAY
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
Read by PETER DONALDSON
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
With CHARLES COLVILE
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament
8.50* Your Letters
If you had broken a world record or won the Nobel Prize or been crowned Miss World, would you remember that date as 'the best day of your life'?
Elfrieda Fallowfield talks about the day she was presented at Court in 1958 with the last of the debutantes.
Producer SANCHIA BERG BBC Pebble Mill
1.55 Listening Comer Today's story: Bad Harry and Mrs Cocoa 's Art-Pot Stereo (R)
2.5 Let's Join In The Old Man and His Three Daughters (Russian folktale) Producer colin SMITH (e)
2.25 Popalong With ROY CASTLE
1: Getting Ready to Dance Written by ROBERT PENMAN
2.40 In the Picture With MURIEL GRAY
1: Every picture tells a story Written by ANTHEA PEPPIN Producer DICKON READ (e)
Introduced from Cardiff by Sian Roberts
What do you tell a child who asks if there's going to be a nuclear war? The truth, decided Deidre Rhys Thomas , but first she had to find it. From her cottage in the Welsh countryside she wrote letters to world leaders and public figures. The resulting correspondence, with people as diverse as Indira Gandhi and Dr Spock, Lynn Redgrave and Senator John Glenn , is funny as well as moving.
Pregnancy can be risky if you're diabetic, and may mean spending months in hospital. Woman's Hour visits an antenatal clinic in Cardiff which specialises in treating women with diabetes, helping them to lead normal lives for as long as possible.
Producer LIS EDWARDS BBC Wales
Serial: In the Springtime of the Year (9)
Father and Daughter
A series of four programmes in which women whose fathers were leading figures of their day talk to June Knox-Mawer about their relationship and reveal the private side of these public men. This week: Sheila Lochhead , daughter of the first Labour Prime Minister, Ramsay MacDonald
Producer BRIDGET CARTER
(Re-broadcast on May Day Bank Holiday)
BBC Pebble Mill
The Rt Hon Nicholas Ridley , mp Secretary of State for the Environment
The Rt Hon Shirley Williams , President of the SDP
Brenda Dean, President of SOGAT82
Gilbert Gray. Qc
Chairman John Timpson from Southam, Warwickshire Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol
Frank McGuinness was named as 'Most Promising Playwright' last year for Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme.
Born in Donegal, his plays explore the different emotions and influences of the Puritan and Catholic traditions. With his translations of two classic European dramas opening in London and Dublin, he talks to Paul Allen about his work. Producer CHRIS SPURR BBC Northern Ireland
(Re-broadcast on May Day Bank Holiday)
A satirical review of the past week's news and events with: Bill Wallis , David Tate
Sally Grace and Jon Glover Written by PAUL B. DAVIES
STUART SILVER. RICHARD QUICK STEVE PUNT. MIKE COLEMAN
ALISON RENSHAW. PETER HICKEY PETE SINCLAIR. KEVIN MANDRY GED PARSONS. MAX HANDLEY BILL MATTHEWS and others Producer HARRY THOMPSON Stereo
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