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7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament
What's new in medical science? How well are the doctors looking after us? Is our money being spent to best effect? Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care - from the research laboratory and the operating theatre to the dentist's chair and the GPs surgery.
Producer PETER CROASDALE
A synopsis of current events in "Citizens" is on Ceefax page 144
11.00 Time and Tune Time Flies (5) by BARRY GIBSON Presented by CILLA FISHER ARTIE TREZISE and DAVIE MOSES with the TIME FLIERS and singers from Havering, Wroughton and Baddesley Ensor. Stereo (e)
11.20 Time to Move
5: Creatures of the Night by KATE HARRISON. Stereo (e)
11.40 Pictures in Your Mind (Stories)
5: Nowhere to Play by KURUSA dramatised by BARRY SIMNER Stereo (e)
A series of six programmes 3: The Intelligence Test
Presented by John Gribbin
Intelligence has evolved. Are we therefore more intelligent than our ancestors, and do we owe our success as a species to that intelligence? BBC Bristol (R)
What was sinister about CREEP, and what do the letters TARDIS actually stand for? This week's guests ponder acronyms and plunder quotes in the last of the present series.
With Beryl Bainbridge Sir David Hunt
Mavis Nicholson and John Julius Norwich Devised and presented by Nigel Rees
Quotations read by RONALD FLETCHER Producer LISSA EVANS Stereo (R)
1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: Andrew McAndrew and the Red Bike by BERNARD MACLAVERTY. Stereo
2.05 History Lost and Found The War Years Stereo (R) (e)
2.25 Mainstream GCSE Presented by SIMON MAYO and SUSIE GRANT Parents and teachers - record this! GCSE pupils grill chief examiners. There's a careers service and reports far and wide on good practice in schools. 3: Music Stereo (e)
Jenni Murray and guests invite you to share a dazzling cocktail of finance, fashion and fantasy; history, heroism and humour. Serial: Lovers of Africa by VICKERY TURNER abridged in 11 episodes by MEG CLARKE
Read by Anna Massey (1)
Lili Smith is a 'resting' actress doing part-time secretarial work (badly) for Edmund Dartey. He is a famine-aid worker recently returned from Africa to London. Both spikily awkward, they conduct a bumpy love affair....
(Music: Bax's Piano Sonata No 2)
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by Hattie Naylor
Narrator Ian Dury
'Once upon a time there was a family who lived high, high above the city in a box.' Stephanie has problems, Grandma tells stories about cheese, Mother wants her to wear the catalogue dress and Father says she shouldn't flop over the edges.
Music by Stephen Warbeck Directed by Hilary Norrish Stereo
with Richard Baker
Musical talent may be something you are born with, but it still needs nurturing by the right kind of teaching. Cellist William Pleeth and pianist Fanny Waterman have had many aspiring young performers through their hands. They discuss the rewards and responsibilities of their difficult work.
Producer NIGEL WILKINSON. Stereo
Last programme of the series, starring Tim Brooke-Taylor Graeme Garden , John Cleese David Hatch , Jo Kendall and Bill Oddie
Written by GRAEME GARDEN BILL ODDIE and DEREK FARMER
Music from the DAVE LEE GROUP Producers PETER TITHERADGE and DAVID HATCH
A vignette of Hilaire Belloc 'You need stamina to get to grips with Belloc - it's like being confronted by an enormous hill. There is simply so much of him. Spiritually and morally, intellectually and emotionally, there is something gigantic about him. He lived life on an epic scale. He reached the age of 82, had a large family, and has more than 150 publications to his name.'
Compiled and narrated by Sue Limb
Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Pebble Mill
Next Friday, 4 November, HM The Queen attends a service of dedication for the restored south transept roof of York Minster, destroyed by fire four years ago.
Margaret Phillips, personal assistant to the Chapter Clerk at York, tells the story of the fire and reveals the human side of the tragedy. It's the tale not only of the engineers who scoured the land for English oak trees and the craftsmen who carved and gilded them, but also of the primate and the puncture, of the commonsense of the deanery cat and of the burser who returned from holiday to a telephone call at 2.30am which simply said 'Welcome home, Ken, the Minster's on fire'.
BBC North East
Tonight the winner of the Booker Prize for Literature will be announced and Prabhu Guptara will be talking to the judges. At the National Theatre, Richard Eyre 's production of Bartholomew Fair fills the Olivier stage with Ben Jonson 's gallery of 17th-century rogues.
Producer CARROLL MOORE
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