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The team visits Hampstead
Garden Suburb, where members of the horticultural society put their queries to Dr Stefan Buczacki , Fred Downham and Sue Phillips.
Chairman Clay Jones producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester
0 CEEFAX: plant list and topical tips from Gardeners Question Time are displayed on page 188
Two documentaries about the political history of Tibet in the 20th century, written and presented by John Keay. 1: A Himalayan Fastness
British interest in Tibet at the beginning of this century was promoted by fears of Russian expansion in Central Asia. Tibet's obscure legal status made the country a hostage to fortune and eventually it was the Chinese Communists, suspicious of British and Indian intentions, who were poised to invade in 1950. Contributors include
Hugh Richardson , Alistair Lamb , Robert Ford , Amar Rashir Singh and voices from the BBC Sound Archives. Producer DAVID PERRY
11.00 Singing Together (14) Presenter ANDREW SHORE Stereo (R) (e)
11.20 Junior Drama Workshop Escape from Sector 7
1: City Life by CECILY AND HUGH O'NEILL. Stereo (R) (e)
11.40 Talk to Me 4: What's It Like? Doofy Plays in the Garden by ANITA HEWETT. Stereo (R) (e)
11.50 Poetry Corner Paper and Paint by MARY HAYDON. Stereo (e)
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
Jenni Murray talks to experimental psychologist
Dr Alice Heim - a leading expert in intelligence testing.
Serial: Breathing Lessons (13) by ANNE TYLER , abridged in 13 episodes by PAT MCLOUGHUN. Read by Shelley Thompson and William Roberts
by PETE SADLER.
Jack Pitts is a factory philosopher, a man who looks at industry from his work bench and sees that all is not well. But what would his workmates and employers think of his solutions if he had a chance to put them into practice?
Directed by TONY CLIFF BBC Manchester. Stereo
Jamaica faces its first contested election since the bloody campaign of 1980. Can the socialist Michael Manley return to power, and how far will
Washington allow him to go? Reporter David Levy
Producer KATHLEEN CARRAGHER Editor GERRY NORTHAM BBC Manchester
Back to Basics
Music can be made nowadays by pressing switches and operating computers. But many musicians have returned to live playing on conventional instruments. Folk music is booming, and blues, cajun and jazz are finding new audiences. Natalie Wheen investigates.
Producer ANTHONY DENSELOW. Stereo
The last of four programmes in which Christopher Nicholson explores the relationship between English landscape and literature. Dreamland
English poets and novelists have indulged in endless fantasies about the beauty and serenity of the countryside. How far have their versions of the rural idyll matched up to reality?
Producer NICOLA BARRANGER (First broadcast on BBC World Service)
In 1902, Tippu Tip dictated his autobiography in Swahili, but it was written down in Arabic. In 1962, Julius Nyerere translated Shakespeare's Julius Caesar into Swahili, although it was not his mother tongue.
Ray Gosling learns that Swahili is the first language of scarcely more than a million people in coastal Mombasa, Lamu and Zanzibar - yet it has spread throughout the African hinterland.
An adventure into 'African' with John Kelly at
York University, Nasur Malik and Mohammed Adam. Producer JENNY LO
The evergreen Ealing Comedies appear for the first time on video; a new exhibition celebrates the big picture; and German singer
Dagmar Krause sings the songs ofHanns Eisler.
Presenter Christopher Cook Producer CAROLINE YOUNG. Stereo
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