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Face to face with Dr Anthony Clare is the controversial
Labour MP Ken Livingstone. reflecting on the most significant influences which have shaped his personality. Researcher RONNI DAVIS Producer MICHAEL EMBER
(Re-broadcast next Saturday)
... his poison garden has become the most desirable site for suicides in the whole of Japan.... IAN FLEMING
(You Only Live Twice)
A chance to check your knowledge of gardening and related subjects against two teams led by Irene Thomas and Norman Painting. This week's guests are
Jean Boht , Johnny Morris Edna Healey and Rosalind Runcie. Question master
Dr Stefan Buczacki j Producer IAN STRACHAN ' BBC Manchester. Stereo
The Memory of Troy
The poet Tony Harrison discusses how and why he returns obsessively to ancient Greek myths and literature to confront his very modem preoccupations.
Was the tragedian Euripides bribed to suppress a more feminist version of the story of Medea? What is the role of the poet today in trying to prevent a nuclear war destroying even the memory of Troy?
Readings by ROBERT EDDISON
GLENDA JACKSON. BARRIE RUTTER and MICHAEL TUDOR BARNES Producer BEATRICE RUBENS (Re-broadcast next Sunday) 0 HEAR THIS! page 13 and WODDIS ON: page 81
and the Man of God
The second in a series of seven plays by JOHN MORTIMER with and
Horace Rumpole , barrister-at-law, has to defend a man of the cloth, and produces a miraculous result from his old enemy Judge Builingham (known as the Mad Bull).
Directed by PETER KING. Stereo (R)
Judge George Frobisher:
The Rev Skinner:
Mrs Thatcher has around four hours a night. Others are not satisfied with less than ten. Marriages founder over it, sanity is threatened without it. In the programme that explores the details of your days and nights, Jean Snedegar investigates sleep: why people need it, how much they need, and what to do if you can't get enough!
Serial: The Colour of Murder (11) Presenter Jenni Murray
Ted's down at the betting shop, just like every Saturday. But this one's a bit special; it's his 55th birthday. This particular anniversary isn't like any before, so he indulges in a dream bet - an accumulator...
A series of five anthologies 4: From the Kitchen
'I eat my peas with honey I've done it all my life
They do taste kind of funny
But it keeps them on the knife.' Hannah Gordon and Richard Pasco with poetry, prose and hints for the cook! Producer JULIA PARKER BBC Pebble Mill
The last of four programmes in which Jenni Mills traces critical periods in family life.
Raj and Alison met in 1982, but there was much conflict with their families before they married.
Producer SARAH ROWLANDS BBC Pebble Mill (R) revised
at the Neighbours Hall, Great Milton.
Brian Johnston umpires the proceedings and captains
Tim Rice and Willie Rushton are ably assisted by Michael Parkinson and Bill Pertwee Written by PETER HICKEY and MALCOLM WILLIAMSON
Producer PAUL SPENCER. Stereo (R)
presents Beyond the Ultrasilence A neo-Lermontovian radio piece examining the critical pain of being, and unbearable darkness of the soul's primal torment. Written and presented by Paul Merton and John Irwin with Neil Mullarkey
Josie Lawrence and Tony Hawks and featuring Julian Clary. Song by TONY HAWKS
Additional material by the cast
Produced to conform with current British Big Fun standards by DAVID TYLER. Stereo (R)
Michael Berkeley presents tonight's arts magazine, which reports on an exhibition of Howard Hodgkin's work and celebrates Leonard Bernstein 's 70th birthday.
Producer CARROLL MOORE
(Rev re-broadcast tomorrow 4. 35pm)
7: Patriots. Xenophobes, Exiles ... impersonated by JULIETTE GRECO. JACQUES BREL. BETOVE,
ALEXANDER GALITCH. HERMANN LEOPOLDI and BETYA MILSKAYA. GEORG KREISLER. HELMUT QUALTINGER and GERHARDBRONNER
(sung in French, German and Russian) Records
(First broadcast on Radio 3)
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