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7.0, 8.0 Today's News
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7.25*, 8.25* Sport
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7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament
Suddenly Unlike Bach by LEE GALLAGHER with and After the unexpected death of Bach, his two closest friends seem lost without him. An unlooked-for meeting finds them grasping at obsessive memories and unrequited passions. And Bach's grip on the present is as unrelenting as his hold on the past.
Directed by CLIVE BRILL
BBC Northern Ireland. Stereo
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 9. Opm)
Brave New World?
Britain is on the verge of a new biological invasion.
After public concern over the release of genetically altered organisms in the States, Jeremy Cherfas talks to those with the blueprints for British made-to-measure microbes, insects and plants - and finds out just how much an engineered countryside should concern us. Producer MELINDA BARKER BBCBristol
(Re-broadcast next Saturday)
A nationwide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete to become this year's Brain of Britain
Chairman Robert Robinson First Semi-Final:
London and South
Robin Gordon Walker
(government information officer)
Ray Ward (librarian) Brian Evans
Philip Evans (mathematician) The programme includes Beat the Brains, in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants. Questions set by IAN GILLIES
Programme devised by JOHN P. WYNN Producer RICHARD EDIS. Stereo
(Re-broadcast on Thursday at 6.30pm)
Introduced by Sue MacGregor Front Page Kids: what does it feel like to hit the headlines - just once in your life? Jenny Cuffe talks to children who became famous for a day - the daring, the brave and the just plain outrageous.
Serial: Just You Wait and See (2)
The British Abroad Package Bwanas by GUY SLATER with and Erica and Tom think of themselves as compassionate liberals. A 'winter sunshine' holiday on the west coast of Africa brings them up against the confusing realities of Third World societies.
Directed by PENNY GOLD . Stereo
Presented by Anthony Smith 4: A Bite from the Jungle
The Brazilians punching holes in the forests of the Amazon
Basin find that holes are being punched in them. The insects that bite them often carry diseases, such as the dreadfully disfiguring leishmaniasis. Anthony Smith follows the medical pioneers of the Amazon and takes a few bites from the extraordinary produce that makes the forest a little healthier than it otherwise might have been.
Producer GEORGE MONBIOT BBC Bristol (R)
Five programmes eavesdropping on the wards, clinics and corridors of London's Middlesex Hospital 1: A Family Affair
'You're involved with their parents, their brothers and sisters.... their schools.... you may even be involved with getting them employment.'
Children with growth disorders come from all over the country to be seen as outpatients.
Meanwhile, among the children up on the ward, are those with cancer. Both situations make very special demands on the staff and families concerned. Producer ALISON RICHARDS. Stereo
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One hundred and fifty years ago the first missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints landed at Liverpool and began spreading their new-found faith, based on the Book of Mormon. They established a church in Preston which is now the oldest continuous Mormon congregation in the world.
Ian Bradley visits that church and talks to contemporary servants and officers of the national Church to discover and assess the distinctive beliefs and life-style of this fast-growing group in today's religious community.
Researcher RACHEL CASE Producer NOEL VINCENT
News, views and information for people with a visual handicap Presented by Ian Macrae Producer SUSAN DENNY
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