Presented by Peter Hobday and John Humphrys in London with Brian Redhead at the Labour Party Conference in Blackpool
6-30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With PETER DAY
7.00,8.00 Today's News
Read by LAURIE MACMILLAN
7.25*. 8.25* Sport With JULIAN TUTT
7.45* Thoughtfor the Day
Which approaches to health promotion keep people away from the doctor? 6: Age No Limit
These days it seems it's never too late to take up healthy pursuits. Georgina Ferry listens to a doctor giving advice during a pre-retirement session in London, and watches the Over-50s dashing around a leisure centre in Watford. Producer DEBORAH COHEN
The Homecoming (1)
' by LEIGH JACKSON
Cast for the week:
Directed by MARILYN IMRIE
(Part 2 on Thursday at 11.00am LW)
A synopsis of current events in 'Citizens is on Ceefaxpage 144
11.00 Time and Tune Time Flies (3) by BARRY GIBSON Presented by CILLA FISHER ARTIE TREZISE and DAVID MOSES with the TIME FLIERS and Singers from Havering, Wroughton and Baddesley Ensor Stereo (R)
11.20 Time to Move 3: Jumping, Turning Everywhere! Written by KATE HARRISON Stereo (e)
11.40 Pictures in Your Mind (Stories)
3: Two Donkeys and a Bridge by RALPH STEADMAN dramatised by DAVID CALCUTT Stereo (e)
The last of six programmes. John Parkinson endures the flies of Australia to launch a rocket and watch the launch of a wedge-tailed eagle. He meets the apostle bird, but can't find Matilda anywhere.... BBC Bristol (R)
1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: Captain Crab's Birthday. Stereo (R)
2.05 History Lost and Found Before My Time. Stereo (R) (e)
2.25 Mainstream GCSE Presented by SIMON MAYO and SUSIE GRANT GCSE pupils grill chief examiners. There's a careers service and reports far and wide on good practice in schools, with advice from the Secondary Examinations Council. 2: Sciences. Stereo (e)
Six 30-minute plays 5: The Sky Is Falling by Raymond Hartshorne
Edgar suffers from depression and his wife Gladys finds it hard to deal with. He's particularly affected by an old friend's death. Her brisk response is to take him out to get a new suit for the funeral, which only adds to his problems.
BBC Manchester. Stereo
Reporters David Clayton and Neil Walker link up with BBC Local Radio stations in search of Britain's most eccentric gardeners. Odds and Sods
From a northern village show offering prizes for the biggest weed, to a Japanese Zen garden in deepest Gloucestershire.
Also the gardeners who grow plastic flowers, concrete giraffes and musical toilets. Producer GLYN JONES BBC North East
9 YOURS LOCALLY: page 86
starring Tim Brooke-Taylor John Cleese , Graeme Garden David Hatch , Jo Kendall and Bill Oddie
Written by JOHN CLEESE , HUMPHREY BARCLAY. GRAEME GARDEN.
ALAN HUTCHINSON , ERIC IDLE. JOHN CAMERON and BILL ODDIE Music from the DAVE LEE GROUP Producer HUMPHREY BARCLAY
Both Australia and the oldest biological society in the world, the Linnean Society of London, celebrate their bicentenaries this year. Appropriately the Linnean Society and the Royal Geographical Society joined forces to investigate one of the last wilderness areas on earth - Kimberley, in Western Australia.
Louise Dalziel joins the British and Australian scientists to sample expeditionary science. Producer LOUISE DALZIEL
A series of 12 programmes. 10: The Sibyl of the Rhine
In his journey through the Middle Ages, Brian Redhead goes to a convent on the Rhine where he rediscovers a musician, ecologist, dramatist, apothecary, herbalist, cosmologist, poet, preacher, prophet, visionary, artist and trades union leader: not the whole community of nuns, but one remarkable woman -
Abbess Hildegard of Bingen.
He also looks at one of the most celebrated love affairs of history, some incredibly violent monks, an abbot with a face like a dried-up leaf and a baby called Astrolabe. Reader EVA STUART
Researcher JENNY COOK
Series producer FRANCES GUMLEY
Alec Guinness reads The Love Song ofJ. Alfred Prufrock and The Waste Land. These two poems established T.S. ELIOT'S position as the foremost poet of his age.
Sir Stephen Spender introduces the poems and provides an introduction to the poet's life. Producer JEREMY MORTIMER
News, views and information for people with a visual handicap.
Presented by Peter White Producer THENA HESHEL
The 'In Touch' handbook, a comprehensive guide to services and equipment for blind people, £5.95 from: [address removed]
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