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7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament
9.8 Together: An Assembly for Schools - Homelessness by JULIA BROSNAN (e)
9.30 Secondary English (11-14) The Poet Speaks: NORMAN MCCAIG Stereo (e)
9.55 First Steps in Drama The Secret of the Hill
2: The Ring-stone by JANET YOUNG Storyteller ALAN PARNABY Stereo (R)(e)
10.15 Something to Think About: What is Gold? Compiled by DIANA REED (e)
10.25 Country Dancing Stage 2 Introduced by JOHN TETHER (12) (R)(e)
Laurie Taylor presents an addict's guide to good listening Guest listener Rosie Barnes , MP Under Review: Call Nick Ross (Radio 4); The Brian Hayes
Phone-in (LBC); The Living Poel Irina Ratushinskaya (Radio 3) Producer JENNY DANKS Editor SALLY THOMPSON
(Re-broadcast nert Sunday) Letters should be sent to:
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VSO (2): Manila Calling
There are over a quarter of a million registered 'hospitality girls' in the Philippines.
Community worker Sophie Dick and her Philippina co-workers have set up a 'drop-in centre' in Manila's 'tourist' district.
This second programme on VSO follows Sophie through her work in Manila, and to Leyte, a poor rural province which many thousands of young girls leave each year for the bars and streets of the capital. Producer JULIE SIMMONS
BBC Manchester (R) revised
Ann Knowles loves cats, all kinds of cats from sad old Toms to superior Siamese. She has over 70, some just passing through for a good meal and a warm night, while others have come to stay.
Marjorie Lofthouse meets
Ann Knowles and her cats at their home in Surrey.
Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Pebble Mill
1.55 Listening Corner Up in a Big Balloon (4). Stereo
2.5 The Song Tree
2: The Instant Music Grow-bag Presented by HILARY JAMES and SIMON MAYOR With PYEWACKETT Written by BARRY GIBSON. Stereo (e)
2.20 Living Language The Wanderer (1) A retelling of the Odyssey by LEON GARFIELD With NICKY HENSON as Odysseus. Stereo (R) (e)
2.40 Make Up Your Mind on topical issues This week: Designer Genes Out of the lab, into the unknown? Presented by MARGARET PERCY Stereo (e) Your views would like to be heard. To take part in thepoll, write for the broadcast notes, sending sae to: [address removed]
Introduced by Sue MacGregor A Delicate Balance: learning through action involves teachers and children in a day-long exploration. But does it make the more usual kind of teaching seem boring?
Sara Parker has been to see the techniques at work. Serial:
With O'Leary in the Grave by KEVIN FITZGERALD abridged in 11 episodes by PAT MCLOUGHLIN
Read by Joseph O'Conor (1) 'My father was usually a rich man. But there were times when he was that strange phenomenon, a rich man without a penny.... My mother was the gentlest creature but always got her way in the end. People were always sending for her so that they could die in her arms....'
(Music: Rimsky-Korsakov's Quintet)
None So Rare by ALAN MEADOWS
Andrew looks back to the summer of 1959, when his faltering steps into manhood were hampered by giant cricket pads and the attentions of the wanton Abigail.
Narrator ALAN MEADOWS
Directed by PHILIP MARTIN BBC Pebble Mill. Stereo (R)
Susan Hill presents Radio 4's good books programme.
This week: Troublesome People A history of world pacifism; and war in the western desert, in PENELOPE LIVELY'S new novel
Moon Tiger. Plus some hip and groovy beat writing.
Producer ANDREW PARnTT
This second series takes a critical look at six more pillars of society. 3:
Oxford Simon Jenkins looks behind the idyll of the dreaming spires to discover how far our oldest university is still an unshakable bastion of the establishment. Producer MARGARET HILL
Dr Anthony Clare 's subject is
Jane Deknatel , the English-born daughter of a Communist trade union organiser, who has become one of the most powerful figures in the American film industry. Researcher LOUISE HIBBINS
Producer MICHAEL EMBER (R)
David Sells presents coverage of the results of today's local elections for approximately
12,000 seats on district councils in England and Wales. In some areas the whole council is up for re-election, and all the results will be closely studied by those looking for clues to the possible outcome of the General Election - the very date of which could be decided by tonight's events.
BBC regional correspondents and BBC Local Radio stations report the most significant results as they come in. In the studio: results analysis by Peter Kellner of The
Independent and political commentary by Robert Harris of The Observer.
Joining them to discuss the implications of the results for local and national government are David Williams (Liberal/ SDP Alliance), leader of Richmond Borough Council; Ken Livingstone (Labour), former leader of the GLC; and Nicholas Freeman
(Conservative), Leader, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. including at 12.30 L W Shipping Forecast
VHFIFM joins at 1.10 am
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