One of the ten most spoken languages is Malay - the mother tongue of the Malays and the national language of Malaysia and Indonesia. But before the Second
World War, fewer than ten per cent of Indonesians spoke it at home.
Ray Gosling investigates the past, present and future of Malay with Tengku Aziz , Eka Budienta and Dr Nigel Phillips. Producer Jenny Lo
Male bitterns can be identified from their distinctive booming calls, helping ornithologists to count their numbers and conserve Britain's 'most important breeding bird'. Presented by Fergus Keeling and Nick Davies. Producer John Ruthven
Something about a Soldier Wilfrid Hyde White and Richard Murdoch star with Warren Mitchell , Norma Ronald , David Nettheim and David Graham.
Written by Johnnie Mortimer , Brian Cooke and Edward Taylor. Producer Edward Taylor Stereo
Bruce Stewart 's drama is based on a true story. In 1982 in Guatemala, the army told the Indians of a small market town that unless 'subversive' teachers and nurses were killed within 24 hours, the town and surrounding villages would be razed to the ground.
Singer and composer Richard Connolly
Flautist Melanie Smith
Director Shaun MacLoughlin
Michael Longley discusses Gorse Fires, his first collection of new poems for over ten years, and Nigel Forde talks to Ben Elton , who exposes the turbo-charged enemy of the environment in Gridlock, his new comic thriller. And what is the role of the writer in shaping society? Nigel Forde canvasses the views of novelists and politicians who write. Producer Sally Marmion
* TICKETS: Maya Angelou will present her choice of poetry and prose With Great Pleasure before a live audience in the Paris
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Paul Allen is at the new
Paines Plough production of Augustine which evokes the life of a young 'hysteric'; and Radio 3 celebrates the life and work of writer and producer Alfred Bradley. Producer Ariane Koek
Five portraits of radio greats.
4: JB Priestley
His wartime Postscript broadcasts raised the nation's morale. A natural broadcaster, prolific novelist, essayist and playwright, the gruff outspoken Yorkshireman was also a shy mystic.
Ronald Eyre explores the multi-faceted John Boynton Priestley.
Producer Penny Lawrence. Stereo
Not in My Backyard
With housing needs set to grow in the 90s, David Walker asks why the government has not applied market principles to land use and development. Will it soon have to insist on building in somebody's backyard? Producer Frank Smith
The last in a series of four plays based on Maeve Binchy's ironic view of London life.
An illicit weekend in London teaches Lisa some home truths about men.
Dramatised by Kate Binchy Director Eoin O'Callaghan Stereo
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