Presented by Brian Redhead and John Humphrys
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With PETER DAY
7.00,8.00 Today's News Read by clive ROSLIN
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
With GARRY RICHARDSON
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament
This week the team visits Gloucestershire, where members of the Wotton-under-Edge Horticultural Society put their queries to Dr Stefan Buczacki , Daphne Ledward and Fred Downham. Chairman Clay Jones Producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester
Plant lists and topical tips on Ceefax page 188
11.00 Singing Together Presented by FERGUS O'KELLY (10) Stereo (e)
11.20 Drama Workshop The Legend of the Jabberwock 2: Hunting the Jabberwock by JOHN TAYLOR Stereo (e)
11.40 Reading Corner
20: Mother of the Waters Written and told by DIANE WOLKSTEIN Stereo (e)
11.50 Poetry Comer
10: In a Manger, Long Ago Stereo (e)
The Making of Medee
Last August at the Sydney Opera House, international soprano Elizabeth Connell had a huge triumph in a production (in the original French) of Cherubini's Médée, a work rarely performed since Callas made the title role her own in the 1950s.
How does a prima donna learn a new role? How is serious study sandwiched between performances in America, Italy, Paris, Vienna and Covent
Garden? And what kind of work goes on before the glamour of an operatic first night? Producer DANIEL SNOWMAN (Re-broadcast next Sunday) ● HEAR THIS! page 25
'Spring 1957. Headmaster's Report: Good - but would be better if she were less talkative and noisy.'
In the last of the present series, Robert Booth summons Glenys Kinnock to his study for a quiet word about her school reports. Producer NIGEL ACHESON
1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: Lizard's Song by GEORGE SHANNON (R)
2.05 Wavelength Plus WPFM The weekly radio magazine for under-20s, with news, reviews, information and music. Tune in from home, college, workshops or training centres. Stereo (e) Ring [number removed] during the programme for free referral service
by NIGEL BALDWIN
A world-weary, middle-aged newspaper editor sends a young and pretty reporter on a muck-raking mission. He feels guilty because he loves her and has led her into danger.
Directed by RICHARD WORTLEY
The Art of Subsidy
The Dutch Government has subsidised artists by buying the work that they cannot sell on the private market. That policy has ended - the 'painting heaps' and 'sculpture mountains' must stop growing. Artistic quality will be the criterion for grants in the future. But who decides? And do subsidies produce good work? Christopher Cook reports.
Producer RACHEL YORKE
Alexander Walker recalls the screen careers of the cinema's brightest stars.
6: Elizabeth Taylor This is the story of a turbulent lady. A sexy lady.
A resilient lady.
An enormously wealthy lady. A much, much married lady.
A lady whose life off-screen has been of more consuming interest to millions of people than many of the roles she has played on it.
Producer WENDY CLAY (R)
Canaletto, old bones, a stuffed dodo and the French Impressionists have aU inspired poets visiting Cardiff s main gallery.
The actors William Roberts and Sue Jones-Davies read some of the verse that's been produced there, and take a look for themselves.
Compiled by DOUGLAS BASSETT Producer ADRIAN MOURBY BBC Wales. Stereo
The Survival of the Symphony Six talks by the composer
Alexander Goehr , Professor of Music at the University of Cambridge, about what musicians have done to music. 3: Past and Present
More and more music crops up in more and more places, some where it is most unwelcome. This creates employment for composers and performers of all kinds, yet stultifies live concerts and may undermine the ability to listen closely to any of it.
(Re-broadcast next Sunday on R3) ('A Licence for Licence', next Wednesday on Radio 4)
'The Reith Lectures' are printed weekly in the 'Listener'
12.30 Monoclonal Antibodies (rv) The development of a high-street pregnancy testing kit Written by TIM HAINES Stereo (R) (e) and at 12.50 Job Prospects Presented by LIZ WICKHAM Qualifications and opportunities for young biologists, chemists and engineers. Stereo (R) (e)
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