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Martin Luther King was assassinated 20 years ago this week. Gordon Clough travelled to King's home city of Atlanta to talk to his four children about life in pursuit of their father's 'dream'.
Today, Gordon Clough talks to Martin Luther King 's youngest son, Dexter, who works in the media industry. Stereo
A season of morning stories for Easter
The Other Woman by FRANK BARRIE
Home wrecker? Whore? Hardly. An old lady looks back and remembers a life spent in the worst sort of servitude - being 'the other woman' in a selfish man's life.
Read by Thora Hird
Britain has an enviable record for the brilliance of its original scientific research, i but now large sections of the - scientific community say that > a spending squeeze is causing - serious damage.
[ Is basic research under threat? ; Should efforts be directed at more commercial proj ects? How
1 can the economic potential of scientists best be exploited?
- Presented by David Wheeler
Producer MARK LAITY (R)
The children's book programme Penelope Lively talks to Russell Hoban , author of over 50 books for children including The
Mouse and His Child, widely acclaimed as one of the great classic children's books. Producer SALLY FELDMAN
by N. J. WARBURTON with When 14-year-old Fleur is researching the Second World War for school history, she decides to ask her remote and crusty neighbour for his personal memories. But Mr Hammond's reminiscences are not what she expects.
Directed by MATTHEW WALTERS (R) A sympathetic portrait of an essentially unsympathetic man: and the late Patrick Troughton , in his last performance, made a beautiful job of the prickly Mr Hammond. GUARDlAN
Supermarkets and chain stores may dominate the high street, but some small businesses still survive.
John Waite reports on the nous and know-how, the personality and perspicacity, which enable five particular shops to thrive in a highly competitive market place. 4: A Boutique in Barnsley: Pollyanna
Run by Rita Britton
Producer SALLY THOMPSON (R)
Written by ROB GITTINS Cast for the week:
BBC Pebble Mill
The Rt Hon Cecil Parkinson , mp, Secretary of State for Energy The Rt Hon Tony Benn , mp Ann Leslie , journalist and Jonathon Porritt , Director, Friends of the Earth tackle the issues raised in Sellafield, Cumbria
Chairman Jonathan Dimbleby Producer CAROLE STONE. BBC Bristol (Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 10pm) Send your letters to: Any Answers? BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR
Maria Ewing , the American-born soprano described as 'the most interesting singing actress on the stage', tonight makes her debut at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, in the title role of Strauss's Salome.
'Marvellously outrageous' was what the critics said of her performance in Los Angeles.
Sonia Beesley presents a profile of the singer to mark tonight's occasion.
Producer ANNE HOWELLS
The weekly satire show that's performed before the ink dries on the script.
With Bill Wallis , David Tate and Sally Grace
Written by MARK BURTON
JOHN O-FARRELL , PAUL B. DAVIES MIKE COLEMAN. BILL MATTHEWS ROBERT LINFORD , MAX HANDLEY GED PARSONS. PETER HICKEY DAVID BADDIEL. ROB NEWMAN
ALISON RENSHAW. SIMON BULLIVANT MARK BRISENDEN and others Producer BILL DARE. Stereo
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