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7.45* Thought for the Day
The pen may be mightier than the sword, but what of the tongue? Hunter Davies , Jeffrey Archer and Jill Tweedie join up to form a team of novelists hosting today's programme. They test their mastery of language in conversation with guests for whom the week ahead holds something special. Producers ROD MACRAE and JULIA BICKNELL. Stereo
A series of four programmes.
Derek Cooper looks beyond the flavours and fragrances of Singapore and Malaysia to the nutritional problems, the agricultural breakthroughs and the time-honoured beliefs which add the real spice to eating in the tropics.
3: Dustbin of the West
Fast food, pesticides, high sugar consumption.... a local consumer group campaigns against Western imports and the harm they do.
Producer VANESSA HARRISON
A 100-foot cliff and the River Severn separate the two communities that make up the Shropshire market town of Bridgnorth. They're linked by seven sets of steps - and the country's only inland cliff railway. The town also boasts a church built by an engineer, and the remains of a Norman castle that leans more than Pisa. It's the birthplace of Old Moore and the headquarters of Scotcade - a multi-million pound business in a half-timbered home.
In another of their radio walkabouts, Tim Schadla-Hall , John Grundy and Stanley Ellis seek out the people and places that make Bridgnorth unique. Producer GRAEME ALDOUS BBC North East
by IVAN BENBROOK
During the Napoleonic Wars
Britain was also at war with the USA. With the ebbing of that conflict in 1815 there were large numbers of American prisoners of war - mostly sailors and merchant seamen - held at
Dartmoor. Their restive desire to return home led to bitter conflict with the local administration - and to tragedy. Narrator NICK CHILVERS
Producer BRIAN MILLER. BBCBristol
In most European countries parents are entitled to take up to three months off if their child is ill In France the maternity grant is E842. In Finland every new mother gets a 'baby box' as a present from the state, full of the sort of things babies require. In this country only half the women who work are entitled to maternity leave.
You and Yours looks at the rights of working parents - how we compare with the rest of Europe, and how we could improve the difficult business of managing the world of work at the same time as bringing up a family. Today's programme examines the provision of leave for working parents.
Presented by Susan Rae Editor KEN VASS
A trivia game based on the rules of cricket
Umpire Brian Johnston Team Captains Tim Rice and Willie Rushton
Spinners Michael Aspel and Robin Bailey
Statisticians PETER HICKEY and MALCOLM WILLIAMSON Groundsman PAUL SPENCER Stereo
(Re-broadcast Wednesday at 6.30pm)
Introduced by Jenni Murray Growing, Growing, Stopped:
Jill Burridge looks at the way children's growth should be monitored and the help that can be given to those smaller than average.
Serial: Just You Wait and See by STAN BARSTOW abridged in ten episodes by DELIA PATON
Read by Shirley Dixon (1)
Ella Palmer 's affections are torn between the romantically presentable outsider, Howard Strickland, and the solid reliability of Walter Lindley, who works for the local Co-op. Added to Ella's uncertainties are national ones - for war is imminent.
(Music: Kent's 'The white cliffs of Dover')
Editor SANDRA CHALMERS
The Admirable Crichton by JAMES BARRIE with and The natural order of an aristocrat's household - the lord superior to his butler, the butler disdainful of the odds and ends in the scullery and kitchen - is humorously disrupted when master and servant are shipwrecked on a desert island.
Adapted and directed by CAROLINE RAPHAEL. Stereo (R)
Countess of Brocklehurst:
Tony Staveacre joined Cannon and Ball at the City Hall,
Sheffield, for the start of his journey across the landscape of great British comedy from
Billy Bennett to Victoria Wood. Others helping him to draw the connections are Ken Dodd , Henry Livings , Jeff Nuttall ,
Jimmy Casey , Arthur Marshall and Mike Craig.
Wedding Song by JAMES ROBSON with and Keith is married to Polly. He loves Vivienne too. Is setting up a ménage a trois 'just a piece of cruelty, stupid male fantasy'?
Directed by PENNY GOLD
Stereo (Re-broadcast next Saturday)
First of six programmes.
One of this country's leading chamber ensembles, Fine Arts Brass take the opportunity to remove their tail-coats, loosen their bow ties and show off their metal, by displaying the lighter side of their repertoire.
Producer RICHARD EDIS. Stereo
Cannery Row by JOHN STEINBECK abridged in ten parts by DAVID BUCK
Read by William Roberts (1)
To some people Cannery Row on the outskirts of Monterey,
California, in the 1930s might have seemed nothing more than a down-and-out, wrong-side-of-the-tracks slum. But to the sensitive eye and wry pen of Steinbeck, winner of the 1962 Nobel Literature Prize, it was a small universe of colourful and valued humanity.
Producer BRIAN MILLER. BBC Bristol
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