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8.35* Yesterday in Parliament
This week Clay Jones and his team of Dr Stefan Buczacki , Fred Downham and Daphne Ledward answer gardening queries sent in by post. Producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester
Questions. on postcards only please, to: Gardeners' Question Time, BBC, POBox27. Manchester M60 1SJ
11.00 Singing Together Presenter FERGUS O'KELLY (14) Stereo (e)
11.20 Junior Drama Workshop Wunbula 's Stone
4: Riding the Wind An Australian adventure by ALAN RUSSELL. Stereo (e)
11.40 Reading Comer 14: Quaka Raja Written and told by GRACE HALLWORTH Stereo (R) (e)
11.50 Poetry Comer Favourites by PETER FOZZARD. Stereo (e)
A six-part review of a turbulent year, 1968, when the post-war generation shook the world by challenging the power and ideas of their elders.
3: Will Spring Return?
In Czechoslovakia, 20 years after the all-too-brief Prague
Spring was crushed by Russian tanks, yesterday's disgraced reformers are once again looking to Moscow. Hopes for the revival of their vision of 'socialism with a human face will have been encouraged by the end of the leadership of Gustav Husak , who ruled the country from the Soviet invasion to last December. Presented by Richard Davy Producers BRIDGET KENDALL and STEPHEN SACKUR BBC Manchester
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)
1.55 Listening Comer Today's story: Another Mouse to Feed by ROBERT KRAUS. Stereo (R)
2.05 WPFM Radical youth radio with a live mix of music, opinion, youth politics, innovative new courses, and training schemes, reviews, interviews, new scenes, new sounds and airtime for fresh new voices. Stereo Call [number removed] free from
2. 15-3. 15pm for more information on programme items
by JOHN OWEN and JAMES PARKINSON with and In which the intrepid hero finds himself mysteriously pursued by a young man - with extraordinary results.
Directed by DAVID JOHNSTON. Stereo
Twenty years after homosexuality in private was legalised, is it really any easier to 'come out'? Max Easterman reports on why there are now challenges to gay behaviour in Church and State.
Producer BRENDAN MCCARTHY Editor BRIAN WALKER BBC Manchester
The success of the musical in Britain's theatres ensures employment for the musicians who disappear nightly into the pit. But what kind of life is it, and do the demands of new musicals stretch the resources of the band? Paul Allen talks to musical directors, musicians and managements about the current state of harmony in the pit.
Producer RICHARD BANNERMAN
A series of 12 horror and suspense plays, introduced by Edward de Souza , the Man in Black
5: The Beast with Five Fingers by W. F. HARVEY dramatised by JOHN KEIR CROSS with James Laurenson as Eustace Kim Wall as Saunders and Cyril Luckham as Morton Horror arrives in a small box left to a distinguished scientist in a will.
Directed by MARTIN JENKINS. Stereo
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm) Written by JULIET ACE Cast for the week:
BBC Pebble Mill
A six-part inquiry into ownership today.
2: Blue Bloods on the Green and Pleasant
Ray Gosling sees the Scottish acres of the Duke of Buccleuch and hears from other owners of the great estates.
(Part 3 tomorrow at 9.30am L W)
Natalie Wheen presents tonight's edition, which includes interviews, and news and reviews of films, books, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions. Producer RACHEL YORKE
(Rev re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.35pm)
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