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6.30,7.30,8.30 News Summary
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7.25*, 8.25* Sport
With GARRY RICHARDSON
7.45* Thoughtfor the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament
8.50* Your Letters
11.00 Earth Search With TOMMY BOYD Somewhere to Live by ELERI JONES (e)
11.20 Playtime. Stereo(e)
11.35 Music Workshop Bowater Merryweather and the Chemifizz Catastrophe (6) with IAN HUMPHRIS. Stereo (e)
The Third Age
Fewer babies and a smaller work-force, but more people living longer in the third age of retirement; this appears to be the future for much of the developed world. Is it necessarily a problem?
Will old people be able to take advantage of their longevity?
How will Britain support those who are no longer in paid employment?
Professor A. H. Halsey examines the implications for policy and society in Britain. Producer CAROLINE ANSTEY
Professor A. H.
In this six-part series, John Timpson takes a wry look at this green and pleasant land. 4: Towering Tales
England's first lighthouse was probably built by the Romans at Dover, and since then the more treacherous comers of the coastline have become a pharologist's paradise. Tall stories, too, of the country's scattered water-towers.
Producer MARJORIE LOFTHOUSE BBC Pebble Mill
John Howard presents the third of four programmes looking at the radical changes in the social security system which come into effect in April.
Today You and Your Benefit looks at the difference it will make to old people.
Producer BRIDGET OSBORNE
1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: The Giant Pot Plant. Stereo
2.05 Let's Join In Bram Meets the Fones byFRANCESCAZEISSL and The Man Who Loved Pancakes by JEAN KENWARD Stereo (e)
2.25 The Song Tree
6: The Amazing Secret Music-Maze by BARRY GIBSON Presented by HILARY JAMES and SIMON MAYOR With PYEWACKETT Stereo (R) (e)
2.40 Scottish Traditional Dancing Presented by BILL TORRANCE This week: A Harvest Kim, Dirleton, East Lothian BBC Scotland. Stereo (e)
by ARNOLD BENNETT dramatised in six parts by PETER MACKIE
Sophia has survived the siege of Paris, but begins to wonder at what cost. While in Bursley, Constance devotes herself to the upbringing of her beloved son, Cyril.
Directed by PHILIP MARTIN BBC Pebble Mill. Stereo
A maverick edition of Tony Wilkinson 's tour of local newspaper Britain.
Leeds sees a demo against the City Council - and a visit by Prince Charles. Is there an alternative way of reporting these events? And what happens when the TV critic doesn't watch television? And a poet is the Rugby League reporter? 4: The Leeds Other Paper
Five hundred editions and still championing the underdog. Producer JULIAN HALE
The Rt Hon Lynda Chalker, MP Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Diane Abbott, MP John Bercow, Lambeth councillor and banker
Sheila McKechnie , Director of Shelter from Stafford
Pardon My French
The use of strong language is one of the most shocking and controversial aspects of contemporary writing. Why do writers use it so freely - and what do they expect to achieve? Michael Billington talks to writers and audiences about the narrow lines between shock and offence, realism and decency, and freedom and licence. Producer CARROLL MOORE
(Re-broadcast next Monday)
with Bill Wallis , David Tate
Sally Grace and Matthew Devitt Written by MARK BURTON
JOHN OFARRELL , PAUL B. DAVIES STEVE PUNT, MIKE COLEMAN
BILL MATTHEWS , ROBERT LINFORD MAX HANDLEY , GED PARSONS PETER HICKEY , DAVID BADDIEL ROB NEWMAN , ALISON RENSHAW and others
Producer BILL DARE. Stereo
(Re-broadcast tomorrow 5.25pm L W)
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