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Into the Third World:
Morning Story Through the Looking Glass. City Column by OLIVER BAYLDON.
He wasn't over-sensitive No way. Yuppies can't afford to be.
No. He was definitely in control. Conscience strapped down.
Likewise heart. No place there for starving children. Right.' Read by Alfred Molina Producer SHEILA FOX
11.00 Singing Together Presenter ANDREW SHORE (13) Stereo (R) (e)
11 20 Junior Drama Workshop 3: The Plague Village Seige by ALAN LAMBERT Stereo (R) (e)
11.40 Talk to Me
3: What Can you Do? Doofy Goes to the Seaside by ANITA HEWETT Stereo (R) (e)
11.50 Poetry Comer Bathtime byMARYHAYDON Stereo (e)
The Countryside in Winter Mollie Harris presents a seasonal selection of items about the countryside.
January is osier-cutting time on the Somerset levels, for the process of making the willow into baskets is about to begin.
Also, there is a trip on a postbus in the Lake District which passes through beautiful countryside, providing transport and a postal service for local people, and an investigation into how birdlife is encouraged on an artificial lake.
Producer CAROLINE ELUOT
The Political Quiz
Two teams, captained by Austin Mitchell, mp, and Julian Critchley , mp, compete in a light-hearted test of political knowledge.
Patrick Hannan is in the Chair. Written and compiled by BOB SINFIELD
Producer HARRY THOMPSON. Stereo
Are you a giggler or a chuckler? Do you heave, titter, gasp or guffaw? Jean Snedegar investigates why we laugh, when we laugh, what makes us do it, and whether it does us any good.
Serial: Breathing Lessons (8) Presenter Jenni Murray
Leslie Latchmoor lives alone, except for the memories of his sad, hilarious life. He asks you to share for a while his life, and his loves.
Directed by GERRY JONES. Stereo (R)
The Singing of the Choir
Cathedral and college choirs, the heart of the ecclesiastical choral tradition, are treasured contributors to Britain's cultural heritage.
Paul Vaughan finds out how they see their role in a changing society and a changing musical climate. Producer JOHN BOUNDY. Stereo
In the third of four programmes exploring the relationship between English landscape and literature,
Christopher Nicholson looks at the new industrial cities ofthel9th century - where the rivers were black as jet, and the sound of birdsong was replaced by the whirring cacophony of the cotton mills. Producer NICOLA BARRANGER (First broadcast on BBC World Service)
The tongue of Babylon and Nasser: of the Koran and Marrakesh. Ray Gosling reports from Beaconsfield,
Buckinghamshire, where the British Army has a unit to train 'our boys' for the souks of Muscat in Oman.
Additional material provided by Damascus-born K. Shamaa , editor-in-chief of Ad Dhastoor magazine.
Producer JENNY LO
Margaret Atwood 's new novel Cat Eye is published this week; Shakespeare's Lear becomes an opera; and Cardiff becomes host to a clowns' workshop.
Presenter Anne Theroux
Producer SIMON BROUGHTON. Stereo
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