With James Naughtie in Glasgow and Peter Hobday in London. This morning Colin Powell , who many believe will be the next American President, is live in the studio.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Angela Tilby.
Henry Gates reads the first of five extracts from his lively, provocative memoirs about growing up as a "coloured boy" in the small paper mill town of Piedmont, West Virginia. Abridged by Margaret Busby
Producer Pam Fraser Solomon
From St German's Church, Cardiff, led by the Rev Roy Jenkins with the Welsh Chamber Singers. Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness: God of grace and God of glory; Take my life. Matthew 19, w 16-24. Director of music Avril Harding
Organ ist Andrew Wi Ison-Dickson -
Anna Massey tells the story of Britain from the Romans to the 20th century, with the words of Sir Winston Churchill read by Paul Eddington. With David Timson and John Turner.
41: Chancery, Treasury and a 13th-Century Wedding Brawl. written by Christopher Lee
Producer Pete Atkin
Gordon Clough and Anthony Quinton chair the return of the intellectual hellraisers. This week - the Midlands v London. Taking part are Irene Thomas , Eric Korn , John Julius
Norwich and Peter Oppenheimer.
Producer Amanda Mares. Rptd Wed 6.30pm
By Helen Buhaenko. They say in Byelorussia, that if it rains for long enough the unicorn will come. But what's it got to do with Mr Solowei ? with Lynne Seymour , Robert Harper , Roiant Prys and Manon Edwards. Director Alison Hindell
Two new directions in classical music:
Tim Marlow reports on the premiere of Alexander Goehr 's opera Arianna at the Royal Opera House, and animators take on the classics in an adventurous new children's series Oscar's Orchestra.
Producer Jerome Weatherald. Rvsd rpt 9.30pm
By Beatrice Colin. Miss Colleen learns to drive with the intriguingly mysterious MrPodstovski. She isn't a very good pupil - but then he isn 't a very good teacher. Read by Siobhan Redmond. Producer Patrick Rayner
By Pearse Elliott. Joseph Loughran is a soft-hearted drunk with nothing more to look forward to than hard work on a building site and a bit of love and lust. with Simon McGill , Anthony Finigan , Carl Wright. Cathy Brennan , Claron McMenamin.
Grainne Cleary and Matthew Coyle. Director Pam Brighton
They were called Horatio, Vanguard, Victory. They were tower blocks in Burnley's notorious Trafalgar Gardens estate. "It's a nice address, isn't it,
Trafalgar Gardens, Burnley -to anyone out of town who doesn't know...
High Hopes. In the first of two programmes, Phil Smith tells the story of how Margaret, Audrey, Peter and others lived their lives on Trafalgar. Producer Simon Elmes
Crawford Logan reads the sixth part of P G Wodehouse 's classic comedy of potty dukes, erring nephews, stolen pigs and sundered hearts. Abridged in ten parts by Patrick Carroll. Producer Patrick Rayner Rpt
Dr Jonathan Steinberg leads, among others, Adrian Woolridge of The
Economist, Onora O'Neill of Newnham
College, Cambridge, and Homi Bhabha of Chicago University, in a live discussion about equality, meritocracy and fairness. Does egalitarianism breed inequality? Mary Ann Sieghart keeps the score. Editor Marina Salandy-Brown
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