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7.45* Thought for the Day
Continuing his current series of interviews, Dr Anthony Clare invites one of Britain's top industrialists,
Sir John Harvey-Jones , to reflect on the major influences which have shaped his
Private and professional life. Researcher RONNI DAVIS Producer MICHAEL EMBER
Written and read in five parts by Brian Wright
2: Seedcorn and Chips
Number two daughter has changed schools. A mixed infant she was metamorphosed to a mixed junior. Mixed sexes we're talking about. Victorian morality lingers.
Producer MATTHEW WALTERS
Jeanine McMullen with a programme full of the surprises to be found in the countryside.
There's up-to-date news on laws fashions and information affecting those who live in rural Britain, and What's On offers a guide to this week's shows and demonstrations. Producer MARY PRICE BBC Bristol
Forty Years of Indian Independence
A five-part series in which the BBC's Delhi correspondent, MarkTully, charts India s progress in the four decades since the British left. Ranging from the stately corridors of power to the teeming pavements and villages outside, his view of the sub-continent combines archive material and personal reminiscence with the sounds and voices of contemporary India.
1:Revolution by ConsentHow India's first Prime
Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru , tried to lay the foundations of a secular, democratic and industrialised nation-state amid the shambles of partition and the rapid British withdrawal. Series producer ZAREER MASANI
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Five forays beyond the farm gate in which Phil Smith catches a whiff of the everyday dramas of agricultural life - at livestock level.
2: A Chicken and Egg Situation Compiled by PHIL SMITH producer LIZ JENSEN BBC Pebble Mill
Alexander Walker recalls the screen careers of the cinema's brightest stars. 5: Spencer Tracy
'The finest screen actor of his generation' one critic called him, but all he claimed for himself as an actor was: 'Nobody else can bring Spencer Tracy to a role because they're not me. I'm the best Spencer Tracy in the world. If they want to give me an award for that, I've truly earned it.' Producer WENDY CLAY
Introduced by Sue MacGregor 'Lobola' - Sale or Symbol? Anne Catchpole gathers opinions in Zimbabwe about the 'bride price' - and discovers how modem life and legislation have affected this African tradition.
Serial: Travels with Charley (8)
The Unquiet Heart
The last of three very private stories....
Rhyme or Reason by ELIZABETH BAINES with In her search for a mutually-enriching, non-sexist, communal relationship with two boys and their 'biological' mother, Rebecca shows a rare talent for self-deception. It is a trait that is both comic and destructive.
Musical director CHRIS REASON Directed by ROBERT COOPER BBC Manchester. Stereo
The last programme in the series about some famous and some forgotten holders of the office, compiled and presented by Sean Street
10:Alfred Austin (1835-1913)Readers MARTIN JARVIS
ADRIAN CAIRNS and DAVID GOODLAND
Producer MARGARET BRADLEY BBC Bristol. Stereo
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote: 'I have wrought my simple plan if I give one hour of joy to the boy who's half a man and the man who's half a boy.'
The men and women of the Sherlock Holmes Society of London are still having their fair share of joy, 100 years on from 1887, when the first
Sherlock Holmes story was published. They celebrated the centenary in fine Victorian style, with a pilgrimage through Switzerland to the scene of Holmes's greatest triumph, at the Reichenbach Falls, where he vanquished Professor Moriarty. Susan Marling was there. Producer HELEN ROBSON
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Cooking the Books
Can cuisine be cultural?
Paul Vaughan digests some mouthwatering manuscripts to examine the art of writing about food. With bookshelves groaning under the weight of new cookery books, what's the recipe for the blend of information, anecdote and literary style that continues to make the art of food a bestseller? Producer MIKE GREENWOOD
A sitcom about four friends and their zany adventures!
Starring Kit Hollerbach and and 6: III Met by Moonlight....
'The National Health Service is safe with us.' But just who exactly are 'us'? When Kit has a little accident and Caroline gets fit for nothing, the friends uncover an unhealthy conspiracy.... Written by JEREMY HARDY
KIT HOLLERBACH and PAUL B. nAVIES With STEVE PUNT. CAROLINE LEDDY and PETE SINCLAIR Stereo (R)
The last in the ton-part story of Lord Byron's tempestuous romances in the years 1812-16, as told in the poet's own letters of the time.
With Robert Powell as Lord Byron Into Exile
Selected and introduced by Brian Gear
Producer MARGARET BRADLEY BBC Bristol
Jane Gardam takes
Christopher Somerville on a walk around Coatham Marshes, near Redcar, and to
Saltburn-on-Sea: areas which form the background to her novels Crusoe Daughter ,
A Long Way from Verona and God on the Rocks.
Readings by ROSALIE CRUTCHLEY Producer JUDE HOWELLS (R)
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