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9.10 Together: An Assembly for Schools Choices (2) by MICHAEL BARTLETT Presented by NICK PAGE Stereo (e)
9.30 Living Language The Haunting (2) by MARGARET MAHY adapted by zoe BAILEY (e)
9.50 First Steps in Drama Mrs Olliphant 's Travelling Fair 3: The Big Blue Bag Storyteller PAUL COPLEY With MAGGIE STEED as Mrs Olliphant. Stereo (e)
10.10 Something to Think About: Turn on the Tap by KATHY HENDERSON (e)
10.20 Discovery Bravery and Courage 1: A Child of Courage by ELIZABETH PEIRCE Presented by IAIN LAUCHLAN Stereo (e)
10.30 Talkwaves Supercar 's Ghost Hunt 2: Headstone House by JOHN TAYLOR. Stereo (e)
Presented by Fergus Keeling
The pressure group BANG wants to ban things that go bump in the night. Not the spooky kind, but gas cannon bird-scarers which in some agricultural areas are so common they can become a servere noise nuisance. This week's programme explores the problem and looks at other more silent scarers. Producer TIM HAINES. BBC Bristol (Re-broadcast next Sunday)
What's new in medical science? How well are the doctors looking after us? Is your money being spent to best effect? Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care - from the research laboratory and the operating theatre, to the dentist's chair and the GP's surgery. Producer DEBORAH COHEN
A Monopoly of Power
Problem for the Government and particularly the Secretary of State for Energy,
Cecil Parkinson : how to reassure a tetchily suspicious public that the imminent privatising of electricity isn't merely going to substitute a private for a public monopoly.
Solution: create new competitors for the old, nationalised giant. But how, who and where?
Mary Goldring reports on too much haste, too many questions, too few answers. producer DAVID MORTON
11.00 Teachers' Talk The New National Curriculum 3' SIR WILFRED COCKROFT , Chief Executive, Secondary Examinations Council, talks to GRAHAM TAYAR (e)
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11.30 Stories from Our Street 3: Peasie and Beansie (RV) (k)(e)
11.50 Listening and Reading The Surprise by BRENDA WALKER Read by MONA HAMMOND (R) (e)
starring with and Paul Sirr as Rod in Guilty Secrets
'She does have her sensitivities. And this.... for a woman ... any woman ... even my mother - I'd have thought it would strike at the whole image she has of her entire marriage.'
Written by SIMON BRETT
Producer PETE ATKIN. Stereo
1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: Andrew McAndrew and the Tap Tops Stereo (R)
2.05 Looking at Nature Fruits and Seeds TIMMY MALLETT becomes a seed and learns how to leave home. Stereo (e)
2.20 Let's Make a Story! The Firefighters Storyteller JOE DUNLOP Written by JOHN GRIFFIN. Stereo (e)
2.30 Pictures in Your Mind (Poetry) / Wish My Granny Was a Witch (R) (e)
2.40 Listen! Return to Badlidrempt (3) by DEREK FARMER. Stereo (e)
Introduced by Jenni Murray The Shape of Things to Come
Are skirts going up, or coming down? Has feminine and floral finally given way to slick and snappy? And what is happening to waists? Find out in a preview of London Fashion Week. Serial:
The Fashion in Shrouds (4)
Downstarts by ELAINE MORGAN with and son, George Bernard Shaw
The abrupt departure of Bessie Shaw from her family home in Dublin had a devastating effect on both husband and children, but it liberated young George and offered him a route to conquer the world.
Directed by ADRIAN MOURBY BBC Wales. Stereo
his wife Bessie:
'Listen Rupert cries in glee. 'They're plugging my biography!'
Radio 4's good books programme begins a new season, with Nigel Forde introducing writers and books of all kinds and for all ages.
Maeve Binchy sets the scene of her new novel, Firefly Summer. Plus: Rupert: A Bear's Life
George Perry talks about his 'biography' of Britain's favourite bear.
Producer NIGEL ACHESON
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)
Shanghai 1934: the evening tide already bobs with the corpses of the newly dead: babies, beggars, the starved. Flooding down from Nanking Road, a cavalcade of international glitter throngs the waterfront hotels, the banks and the teeming shops. But in the back lanes, a new-born child cries: his mother is not home; she's a prostitute on the game. His father is not home; he's a US seaman on duty aboard ship. And yet, in spite of his beginnings, Johnny Wei rose to become a Chinese hero, only to lose all at the hands of the Red Guards; all, except the dim memory of the father from across the water who held the keys to his triumph, his tragedy and his true identity. Producer SIMON ELMES Stereo
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Crippled by a spinal infection, the poet William Soutar
(1898-1943) spent the final 13 years of his life confined to bed at his parents' home in Perth. There he read, wrote, received friends and - until the day before he died - kept a series of extraordinary diaries in which he explored his physical and spiritual conditions with insight and an unselfpitying humour. lain Agnew reads from Soutar's diaries, with personal recollections from
George Bruce and William and Norah Montgomerie. Presented by David Jackson Young
Producer DAVID JACKSON YOUNG BBC Scotland
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Four Indonesian woodcarvers arrived in Britain earlier this year having travelled 16,000 miles for a first-ever glimpse of western civilisation. Escorting them was anthropologist Nigel Barley - friend, interpreter and their guide through the pitfalls and pleasures of our so-called 'civilisation'.
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