It's Speech Day at Bolton School for Boys. Among the prizewinners are Pathak Minor and Lejeunne of the lower-fifth. Also present: old boy Henry Noblett , now in his 60s and retired, and another old boy,
Sir Robert Haslam , now
Chairman of British Coal. Four programmes in which Eric Robson traces the histories of their four families in a detective story which leads to parts of Europe, Africa, the Middle East and North America, encountering some of the major events of world history on the way.
Producer GAYNOR SHUTTE
Fergus Keeling and Jessica Holm investigate what is happening in the world of nature and hear how to get more milk from the ship of the desert. Producer PENNY BOREHAM BBC Bristol (Revised repeat next Sunday at 9. 15pm)
Seven novelists in conversation with Rosemary Hartill about their ideas and beliefs. 1: John Mortimer - think judgment is one of the worst weaknesses in human nature. If we could get away from judging people, I think we would be infinitely better off.' Producer DAVID COOMES
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Introduced by Jenni Murray
Serial: Diana's Story (1) written and read by Deric Longden and abridged and produced in 11 episodes by PAT MCLOUGHLIN.
In 1971 Diana Longden fell ill with a mysterious disorder. It was the beginning of years of chronic pain and increasing paralysis, which only ended with her accidental death. Yet her story is not one of gloom and despair. Instead it is the wonderfully moving - and frequently hilarious - portrait of a marriage. (Music: Andy Fairweather -
Low's 'Wide-Eyed and Legless')
The Dirt Under the Carpet by RONA MUNRO. With and The early-morning routine of two Aberdeen office cleaners is disrupted by a bizarre event. From this emerges a wry whodunit.
Directed by STEWART CONN BBC Scotland. Stereo (R)
Early this century,
C. T. Studd gave up test cricket for missionary work in the Belgian Congo.
Andrew Green talks to Studd's contemporaries and discovers a man of his time: sincere, devout, but also - some would say - fanatical and intolerant. Producer DAVID COOMES (R) revised
With a Little Help from their Friends
With the Brady Plan the American administration has outlined its approach to easing Latin America's debt burden. But does it go far enough and can the countries themselves throw off the burden without threatening their fragile democracies?
Presenter Roland Dallas Producer FRANK SMITH
Editor CAROLINE ANSTEY
Alan Ayckbourn embarks on a new theatre experiment; playwright
Howard Brenton publishes his first novel; and the Guildhall String Ensemble makes its debut on record.
Presenter Paul Allen Producer JUUAN MAY
On the day of the European elections, the voters in Glasgow Central and Vauxhall in South London have also been going to the polls in by-elections for the Westminster parliament. James Naughtie brings you reaction to the results of these two key by-elections, David Butler analyses the voting figures, and BBC political correspondents report from the constituencies. David Walter considers the turn-out and the exit polls in the European elections and a panel of politicians discuss the day's voting. Producer MARGARET HILL
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