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The Other Opposition 'A sanctuary for the superannuated, an assembly of exes, a gilded sepulchre for the meritorious aged.'
The House of Lords has long been a target for the satirist and the reformer. Yet today it is this very 'assembly of exes' which threatens to inflict defeat and delay on aspects of government legislation - over education, housing and the community charge. Does the enhanced relevance of the House of Lords call for new approaches to the question of reform? Will the House of Commons permit the creation of a real rival?
Peter Hennessy examines the power and the potential of the second chamber with Lord Whitelaw, Lord Cledwyn, Lord Hailsham of St Marylebone, Lady Young, The Rt Hon Tony Benn , mp, and The Rt Hon Enoch Powell. Producer CAROLINE ANSTEY
The children's book programme presented by Penelope Lively. How are children's books published and marketed?
Are they more expensive than general titles, and are they given less attention?
Sebastian Walker , of Walker Books, Judith Elliott , founder of Orchard Books, and Liz Attenborough , Editorial Director of Puffin, share their experiences.
Producer SALLY FELDMAN
1.55 Listening Corner Let's Play It Again Presented by JANE HARDY and ROY CASTLE. Stereo (R)
2.05 Let's Join In with Soundbox Peskybogle by JANETTA BOWIE (R) (e)
2.25 The Song Tree Huff and Puff Presented by HILARY JAMES and SIMON MAYOR with PYEWACKETT Written by BARRY GIBSON Stereo (e)
2.40 Country Dancing Stage 3 Presented by JOHN TETHER (6) (R)(e)
Introduced from Birmingham by Marjorie Lofthouse
To Surname - with Love?
Margaret Thatcher and Molly Parkin did it, but Maureen Lipman and Margaret Drabble didn't. If you decide not to take your husband's name, what are the legal and social implications?
LucyLunt reports. Producer LUCY LUNT BBC Birmingham Serial:
Where Angels Fear to Tread (4)
A six-part series recalling life on the English canal system. 5: The View from the Bank
'What I didn't like was when that boat sailed away. I felt as if I'd lost a part of my life. Once you've made that boat, you missed it when it had gone.' Interviews collected and presented by Arthur Wood. Producer FRAN ACHESON (R)
(Re-broadcast next Monday) Written by JULIET ACE and TAMSIN REES
Cast for the week:
BBC Pebble Mill
Nairn Attallah , publisher Phillip Whitehead , writer,
Chairman of the New Statesman Rosie Barnes , mp and Graham Dowson , industrialist, Chairman of the Migraine Trust tackle the issues raised by the audience in Derby
Chairman Jonathan Dimbleby Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol
Makers of law, legal practitioners and those who serve the administration of justice all contribute to this topical weekly magazine about issues thrown up by the Courts and by Parliament.
Presented by John Eidinow Producer ANTHONY MONCRIEFF
Soap opera has constantly to evolve to keep storylines in touch with the preoccupations of its 1980s audience, hence the current new radio soap Citizens and a revamped Brookside.
But are social issues the real reason why people follow soaps or do they fulfil a more basic human need?
Sue Summers investigates.
Producer EDWINA WOLSTENCROFT
A satirical view of the week's news with Bill Wallis
David Tate , Sally Grace and Jon Glover
Written by RICHARD QUICK STEVE PUNT, MIKE COLEMAN
ALISON RENSHAW , PETE SINCLAIR KEVIN MANDRY. GED PARSONS BILL MATTHEWS , MAX HANDLEY MARK BURTON , JOHN O'FARRELL
ROBERT LINFORD , LES PETERS ROWLEY PETER HICKEY and others
Producer PAUL SPENCER Stereo
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