Brian Redhead , John Humphrys , Sue MacGregor and Peter Hobday recall the past year, and look forward to 1988, with some of the people who have become familiar voices on Today. Producer ROD POUNSETT including at 8.00 News and at 8.10 Today's Papers
Written and read by Arthur Marshall (2)
'In my last winter term at Stirling Court something happened that was profoundly to influence my life. I made everybody laugh....'
Producer PAT MCLOUGHLIN
(First broadcast in 'Woman's Hour')
Andrew is 14 years old, but was officially adopted only one year ago. So now he celebrates his first birthday with his new parents, Mr and Mrs [text removed]. Jenny Cuffe tells the story of Andrew from the time he was abandoned by his mother at the age of 2 1/2 through his experience of fostering, to the advertising process which led to his adoption.
Producer SUSAN DENNY
Five programmes eavesdropping on the wards, clinics and corridors of London's Middlesex Hospital. 1: A Family Affair
Children with growth disorders come from all over the country to be seen as outpatients.
Meanwhile, among the children up on the ward are those with cancer. Both situations make very special demands on the staff and families concerned. Producer ALISON RICHARDS Stereo (R) revised
by PETER TINNISWOOD
The first of five parts
Carter was given a week off work. So he decided he would spend the time taking day trips in his car. Uncle Mort went with him. This is what happened. 1: Par for the Course
Narrator Christian Rodska Producer PETE ATKIN. Stereo
An operatic life in three acts
Act 1: The Life of a Galley Slave with Geoffrey Matthews
Crawford Logan , John Rye Manning Wilson and Rosalind Shanks
Researcher MICHAEL OLIVER
Directed by JOHN POWELL. Stereo
Supermarkets and chain stores may dominate the high street, but some small businesses still survive. Throughout this week John Waite reports on the personality and perspicacity which enable five particular shops to thrive in a highly competitive marketplace. 1: A Pet Shop in Stockport Wings and Fins run by Alan and Wendy Towe Producer SHARON BANOFF
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In the programme that's topical and timeless, practical, personal and political, find out how to get your money back on unwanted presents and broken toys - and discover what items are most frequently returned.
The smash-hit TV series from the 70s now in five seasonal bits. Starring the Intermission and, from the four corners of Croydon, Jo Kendall , Nigel Rees Chris Emmett and Fred Harris Lesson 42:
The Man from the Burkiss Way Written by ANDREW MARSHALL and DAVID RENWICK Producer
DAVID 'HATCH OF THE BBC' HATCH Stereo (R)
Kaleidoscope shakes itself up and takes a lighthearted look at the arts with special commissions, reviews from listeners and a quiz.
Each afternoon this week Paul Allen talks to artists on the way up and to people in the arts who are never interviewed, and David Roper follows up news stories of the year. Producer JOHN BOUNDY
by Michael Gilbert, dramatised by Nesta Pain
With Hywel Bennett as Inspector Hazelrigg, Dominic Guard as Henry Bohun, John Rye as John Cove and Jill Simcox as Miss Cornel
At first, Marcus Smallbone's disappearance causes irritation in that eminent firm of solicitors, Horniman, Birley and Craine. But when his body is found in one of their deed-boxes, irritation turns to fear as the staff come under suspicion....
("Inspector French and the Starvel Tragedy" by Freeman Wills Crofts, tomorrow at 7.45pm)
Miss Tasker/Mrs Mullett:
The Story of My Life by AUGUSTUS HARE (1834-1903) arranged in five parts by JAMES ROOSE EVANS
Read by Richard Vernon
A dapper little man, a snob, a confirmed bachelor, an excellent travel-writer, a witty storyteller. His autobiography has been described as 'the best of bedside books'.
Producer JOHN THEOCHARIS
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