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In the last of the current series of interviews, the award_ winning novelist Susan Hill talks to Dr Anthony Clare about the most significant influences which have shaped her life.
Researcher RONNI DAVIS Producer MICHAEL EMBER
(Re-broadcast next Saturday)
Like her most famous character, the irreverent and anarchic Pippi Longstocking , the Swedish children's writer
Astrid Lindgren refuses to grow up. 'I write for the child in me,' she says with a smile.
Chris Powling profiles this
80-year-old writer whose books have delighted children all over the world.
Producer HANS PIETSCH
tackles your problems and explains how events and issues of the day will affect you and your family.
Presented by John Buckley For information about this week 's programme, write for Factsheet No 35 to: You and Yours. BBC. London W1A 1AA
The Dear Departed The third in a series of seven plays byJOHN MORTIMER with and
Horace Rumpole , barrister-at-law, forsakes his normal stamping ground to appear in a disputed-will case. He learns how to address an empty jury box and cope with a client who has passed over.
Directed by IAN COTTERELL Stereo (R)
Mr Justice Venables:
by DAVID STAFFORD with '... The only thing I ever remember him saying that makes enduring sense is
"Winkle-pickers may come and go but the classic black Oxford will go on for ever".'
When his father dies Roger has to work out what his true destiny is - and whether or not he can evade it.
Directed by ANNETTE OGDEN Stereo
Andy de la
Last of five anthologies From the Fields
'A beanfield full in blossom smells as sweet
As Araby, or groves of orange flowers.'
Hannah Gordon and Richard Pasco go through the fields, hunting for mushrooms and blackberry-picking, in poetry and prose.
Producer JULIA PARKER BBC Pebble Mill
Esther Lamandier refreshes the repertoire other singers fail to reach. From the songs of travelling minstrels to 20th-century tangos, from hymns to the Virgin to tales of courtly love, Lamandier has made a virtue of half-forgotten works in medieval Latin, high German and ancient Provencale.
Christopher Page talks to the French singer about the repertoire she has made her own.
Producer SIMON BROUGHTON
The 1988 world tour continues at Uxbridge Cricket Club.
Brian Johnston umpires the proceedings and captains Tim Rice and Willie Rushton are ably assisted by Robin Bailey and Robert Powell
Written by PETER HICKEY and MALCOLM WILLIAMSON Producer PAUL SPENCER Stereo (R)
The Strange Tale of the House of Big Fun by CHARLES DICKENS adapted in 238 parts by PAUL MERTON and JOHN IRWIN 35: What is the mysterious secret lying in the dusty safe of Messrs Phibbs , Grunty and Squabbcrumm.....?
With additional material by the cast, and songs various by MR HAWKS
Producer DAVID TYLER Stereo (R)
The promotion of good health is an expanding industry in the late 1980s. Which approaches to health promotion are most successful in keeping people away from the doctor? Home, Safe Home
From birth to the age of 5, the causes of disease and injury lie mainly in the home. Georgina Ferry takes a look at ventures aimed at this age group and its parents: from a car-seat loan scheme in Sheffield to the trial of a new vaccine against measles, mumps and rubella in Rosyth.
Producer DEBORAH COHEN
The Programme with Listener Power
You, the punters, report on your own stories with the help and support of Susan Marling and Nigel Farrell.
You ask the questions and investigate an intriguing range of life's injustices, problems and quirks. Join the Punters chase for answers and share the informative, entertaining and often unexpected results.
Produced by the PUNTERS TEAM Editor MARY PRICE BBC Bristol
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 9.05am) If you would like to take part in Punters write (with address and telephone number) to: Punters,
Radio 4, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR or telephone Bristol (0272) [number removed]
Paul Allen presents this edition live from the Edinburgh Fringe. There's a report on the best of this year's comedy acts and some of the dramatic highlights and oddities featuring in the Festival.
Producer SIMON BROUGHTON
(Rev re-broadcast tomorrow at 4. 35pm)
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