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A warm bran bath, a dusting of talcum powder and a polish with a chamois leather.... just some of the behind-the-scenes preparations for the big day at the Lancashire Cat Club Show. But who enjoys it most?... the cats purring and preening under the public eye.... the owners as they proudly pamper their pets.... or the judges assessing the very best in feline perfection?
This, the first of five programmes, observes the events of the big day at Belle Vue in Manchester.
Producer MARJORIE LOFTHOUSE BBC Pebble Mill
The Sahara is now spreading at a rate of up to 40 kilometres a year. Vivid ochre-coloured dunes have swamped vast areas of fertile pasture in Burkina Faso. Fergus Keeling talks to
Mark Newman , recently returned from the region, about the effects the desert is having on the people and wildlife.
Producer MILES BARTON . BBC Bristol (Re-broadcast next Sunday)
Roshan Seth concludes the other side of the Raj story - what Indians thought of the British and their legacies.
The inheritors muse on the colonial institutions and attitudes which have survived 40 years of independence.
(R) (Starting next Wednesday: 'From Raj to Rajir')
What I remember from childhood are the admonitions of my parents alternating between 'Is your light still on? Put it out this minute and go to sleep!' and 'Are you in the house on a day like this with your nose in a book? Go outdoors!'
Robert Taylor's collection of books and rare manuscripts is housed at the Princeton University Library in New Jersey. Containing some 6,000 items, it is one of the world's finest private collections commemorating authors from Chaucer to Virginia Woolf and reflecting the personal taste of one man. In an interview, given shortly before he died recently, Robert Taylor talked about his passion for collecting the great works of English literature. With Richard Pasco and Barbara Leigh Hunt
Narrator Brian Gear
Script by RICHARD MULLEN
Producer JOHN KNIGHT. BBC Bristol
Collecting Insects and Ideas
In the second of his series on the great butterfly collectors,
Martin Wainwright looks at two great Victorian scholar-adventurers. Alfred Russel Wallace and Henry Walter
Bates carried out research in South America and the Far East which led them to develop theories that underlie much of natural science today.
Readers MICHAEL TUDOR BARNES and ALAN DUDLEY
Producer JENNY HARGREAVES
Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Crossing the Divide: the massive difference in property prices between the south east and the rest of Britain has reinforced the so-called north-south divide. Anne Taylor talks to women who have crossed the divide and discovers that the problems are not all to do with property.
Serial: Travels with Charley (4)
Shades by EVE WARD
Summer 1918 and Matthew Cranstone - a famous composer - awaits with some trepidation the arrival of his young nephew, who has been wounded in the war. Yet Matthew, now old and something of a recluse, finds that he and Kit can each gain from the other's horrifying experience.
KATHLEEN UREN (piano)
Directed by KAY PATRICK BBC Manchester. Stereo
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm) Written by GRAHAM HARVEY Cast for the week:
A series of conversations in which Ian Skidmore talks to people whose lives have been ones of extraordinary achievement and interest
2: Lady Williams, Russian-born widow of a British diplomat, talks about working as an interpreter in Vienna after the war, and about life in the foreign service around the world. Producer ANNE HOWELLS
The second of two documentaries about science in Brazil.
Until recently Cubatao, two hours' drive from Sao Paulo, was considered to be the most polluted place on earth. Even now, the stench of oil refineries and chemical plants fills the air and untreated waste fouls the rivers. Pollution is rife in the whole of the heavily industrialised south-east of Brazil. Meanwhile, up north, huge tracts of Amazonian forest disappear each year as land is developed and peasant farmers slash and burn their way through the region.
Geoff Watts reports on how, after emerging from 20 years of military dictatorship, Brazil is at last beginning to respond to some of the gravest environmental problems caused by man.
Producer JUUAN BROWN
For 30 years until his death in 1985, Philip Larkin was
Librarian of Hull University and the big cheese of English poetry. Over the years, he cultivated the image of a curmudgeonly old recluse at the end of the M62. But long-standing friends and colleagues tell a different tale.... Producer ALASTAIR WILSON BBC Manchester (R) revised
presents the last in its current adoption series.
Charlene, an inquisitive 2-year-old with muscular dystrophy, is looking for a permanent family of her own. Although she has poor muscle tone, and isn't talking yet, she's eager to try new things for herself, and enjoys playing and looking at books. Could you give her a home? Presented by Kati Whitaker Producer MARLENE PEASE
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