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7 45* Thought for the Day
8 35* Yesterday in Parliament
Elizabeth Barrett Browning Recent discoveries of Barrett Browning 's letters and diaries sweep away the myth that the poet was a frail, terrified invalid. Margaret Forster , with access to this wealth of evidence, reveals the story of a warm, boisterous Victorian family in which the eldest daughter was encouraged in her talents and cared for in her illness.
Other parts played by DAVID GOUDGE.
Producer HELEN FRY
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11.00 Singing Together (16) Presenter ANDREW SHORE Stereo (R)(e)
11 20 Junior Drama Workshop Escape from Sector 7
3: The Outlands by CECILY AND HUGH O'NEILL. Stereo (R) (e)
11.40 Talk to Me
6: Oh No, You Don't Doofy Knows Best! by ANITA HEWETT. Stereo (R) (e)
11.50 Poetry Comer: How Many? Compiled and written by CYNTHIA MITCHELL. Stereo (e)
In the first of four programmes, Robert Booth takes Geoffrey Boycott back to the Senior
Mistress's room at Hemsworth Grammar School for a quiet word about his school reports. Producer NIGEL ACHESON (R)
'How likely is it that my child will be born with a serious disability?' 'Will my baby inherit my own illness?' These are questions that worry all would-be parents - and genetic counselling can now help provide some of the answers. Jill Burridge reports.
Serial: The Honey Ant (10) Presenter Jenni Murray
by MADELEINE FULLERTON.
Mrs Harris is 82 and she is finding looking after her mentally-handicapped daughter an increasing struggle. She doesn't think some of the activities at the Day Centre help either.
And what's going to happen to Margie when her mother dies?
Directed by TONY CLIFF BBC Manchester. Stereo
150 Years of Photography
Photography is still a young art, and the exhibitions celebrating its 150th anniversary are rolling in. At the Victoria and Albert Museum , London, the giant photo-works of the Starn twins are on display, while on tour will be the whole history of the art from Fox Talbot to the present day.
Presenter Christopher Page
Producer MIKE GREENWOOD. Stereo
by Gwen Cherrell
The Man in Black, Edward de Souza, introduces 13 plays of horror and suspense.
With Karen Archer as Lorna and Moir Leslie as Cass
Lorna is obsessed with a certain dream, a dream which becomes a nightmare and threatens to become reality.
(Broadcast on Sunday at 7.30pm)
The adoption of agriculture is generally seen as an essential step in human development, but it may have been the greatest mistake ever made.
It is now known that Kalahari bushmen have more leisure time and eat a healthier, more varied diet than their farmer counterparts. So Colin Tudge asks whether farming has led to the evils of disease, drudgery and overpopulation in the modern world.
The American rabbi
Jackie Mason , who became a stand-up comic, is visiting London; and the work of British Romantic artist Francis Danby is on display at the Tate Gallery, London.
Presented by Paul Allen
Producer SIMON BROUGHTON. Stereo (Revised repeat tomorrow at 4. 35pm)
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