by Sam Jacobs.
The Silver Slipper
Dancing Academy was David's home. In bleak post-war Birmingham he danced away his childhood to the sounds of Jo Stafford and Vera Lynn. To him it was paradise. But his mother had different ideas.
Director Ruth Patterson BBC Pebble Mill. Stereo
Nigel Forde discovers the trials of a Northumbrian farrier as depicted by author and cartoonist
Henry Brewis ; Feminist Book Fortnight kicks off with a discussion; Romanian poet Nina Cassian visits Britain; and Ken Livingstone reveals his bookshelf to the world. Producer Belinda Sample
Business is brisk at
Big Pit, Blaenavon, but today's output is measured in people not coal, because the pit has become a museum.
The South Wales valleys are turning green again, and ex-miners now guide tourists round the underworld.
Producer Kate Fenton BBC Wales (R)
More and more parts of the Civil Service are becoming commercial agencies, with greater independence from Government.
Peter Hennessy asks if this process heralds freedom for the bureaucrats or merely disguises
'business as usual'. Producer Simon Coates Editor Caroline Anstey
Kaleidoscope in Venice Venice may be threatened by erosion but once again it is host to leading international artists as it mounts the Venice Biennale.
Scottish artists are represented for the first time and England has despatched
Anish Kapoor 's huge stone sculptures. Preserving Venice for the 21st century is also under discussion, and there's a musical reminder of its 16th-century splendour. With Nigel Andrews.
Producer John Boundy. Stereo
by Colin Watson dramatised in six parts by Christopher Denys.
3: The clients of the Handclasp House Marriage Bureau come under police scrutiny.
Director Tony Cliff BBC North. Stereo
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