Presented by Sue MacGregor and Brian Redford in London with John Humphrys at the Conservative Party Conference In Brighton
6.30, 7.30,8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With PETER DAY
7.00,8.00 Today's News
Read by CHARLOTTE GREEN
7.25*, 8.25 Sport With JULIAN TUTT
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament
9.05 Preview 9-10 Together: An Assembly for Schools The Lost Son by GEOFFREY CURTIS storyteller JOHNNY MORRIS Presented by NICK PAGE from the Radio Show. Earls Court, London. Stereo (e)
9.30 Living Language The Whispering Mountain by JOAN AIKEN (3) adapted by JACKIE GRAYDON otereo (e)
9.50 First Steps in Drama The Silent Leopard by ALAN RUSSELL
1: The Village Is Threatened Presented by AUBREY WOODS Stereo (R) (e)
10,10 Something to Think About Buying Friends byjOEDUNLOP (R)(e)
10.20 Tales of Narnia by C.S LEWIS The Magician Nephew and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe adapted in ten parts by BRIAN SIBLEY (4) With MAURICE DENHAM as the Professor and ROBERT EDDISON as Uncle Andrew Stereo (R)(e)
John Waite and his team tackle another case from their postbag of your complaints about injustice, sharp practice and the abuse of power Producer GRAHAM ELLIS
you. have a case which deserves investigation, write to: Face the Facts, BBC, London WIA 4WW
From Boston by the Atlantic to San Diego by the Pacific,
Sally Hardcastle travels across the United States talking to Americans about the last
25 years of their country s life.
3: Washington under Siege The Nixon years, when a formerly silent majority won the White House. Outside in the streets, a loud minority still had influence.
Producer DAVID POWELL
Pets can be companions, pests or useful therapy; wildlife a bonus or a burden, depending on your point of view. James Serpell tells Jessica Holm and Fergus Keeling how attitudes to animals around the world compare with those in Britain. Producer KATE WHITEHEAD
11.00 Teachers' Talk What's New in the World of Education? (4) (e)
11.05 In the News A weekly look at what's new, what's in the news and what the news is all about. Presented by ROY SHEPPARD (e) Letters and tapes should be sent to: In the News, BBC School Radio. London WIA IAA
11.30 Pictures in Your Mind (Poems and Topics)
4: Making Poems about Friends Introduced by PETER CUTTS Stereo (e)
11.40 Listen! The Strange Case of Mr Jupiter An adventure serial by SUE LIMB 4: Run for Your Life Stereo (R) (e)
Television pictures of semi-recumbent figures slumped on the leather benches have done little to help the House of Lords shed the image of an elderly gentlemen's club but, in the last of six conversations,
John Timpson proves that there really is life after elevation to the peerage. The Duke of Somerset
(19th Duke): educated at Eton; chartered surveyor; succeeded his father, when aged only 32, to one of England's oldest dukedoms.
Producer STEPHEN LOCKWOOD BBC Pebble Mill
A series of talks from first-time broadcasters: new names, new voices - each with a story to tell. 3: Writer and poet
Amryl Johnson picks up the threads of half-remembered language to rediscover what she really means to say.
Alexander Walker recalls the screen careers of the cinema's brightest stars.
This week: Alec Guinness
Despite being dubbed 'the man without a face' by a critic, Guinness became the undisputed man of many faces in British films, and an international star in movies such as The Bridge on the River Kwai and Star Wars.
Producer WENDY CLAY (R)
1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: The Witch in the Cherry Tree by MARGARET MAHY Stereo (e)
2.05 Looking at Nature Wasps Safe wasp-watching science projects from TIMMY MALLETT and ROBIN ROBBINS. Stereo (e)
2.20 Slambash Wangs of a Compo Gormer (4) by ROBERT LEESON with REECE DINSDALE as Arnold and Dornal Stereo (e)
2.40 Science for All New for Old Written by JOHN TURTON This week, how water from Ben Nevis helps to make aluminium; whether the London Docklands could have been developed without new materials; kitchen equipment old and new. Stereo (e)
by KAY MCMANUS with Zelah Clarke as Joanna Philips and Anna Cropper as Mary Browning
Keeping a diary is sometimes a form of escape, and there's certainly a lot that Joanna wants to escape from: her relationship with her boyfriend, her mother, and the general noise of London. An isolated cottage in the country would seem to be the perfect retreat. Directed by JANE MORGAN. Stereo
What do today's students read for pleasure? Nigel Forde visits the University of Lancaster bookshop to find out. He also talks to Anthony Thwaite about the poetry of Philip Larkin , and to Emma Tennant , who has just published A Wedding of Cousins, the second novel in the Cycle of the Sun trilogy.
2: Outposts of Diplomacy
June Knox-Mawer collects and records the stories of those who represented Britain in Aden, Iraq and other desert stations of the Middle East. Whether of cricket in Mukulla, boating on the Tigris or dancing at Steamer Point, the British political officers and their wives retain vivid and touching memories. Producer JULIAN HALE (R)
The Land of Opportunity
All the figures agree: the trend in Britain since the Second
World War has been towards more even distribution of opportunities. Class and background have less to do with income, wealth and work than ever before. But there's a sting in the tail: the gap between haves and have-nots now seems to be widening.
Professor A. H. Halsey asks what the figures are telling us about the changing shape of British society, and explores the new problems they pose for policy-makers.
Producer FRASER STEEL Editor CAROLINE ANSTEY
Professor A. H.
Welcome to NAIDEXthe National Aids for the Disabled Exhibition at
Alexandra Palace, London.
John Mills looks at some of the aids listeners have requested more information about, and Patrick Moore launches a nationwide competition to find the most innovative idea for a simple gadget to help a disabled person. As well as a prize, the winner's entry will be made up. Producer MARLENE PEASE
Terence Davies 's prizewinning new film Distant Voices,
Still Lives explores his Liverpool childhood: and at the National Gallery the painting methods of Rembrandt are uncovered. Presenter Paul Allen
Producer SIMON BROUGHTON
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