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"An intellect disciplined, lucid and relentlessly logical." (Charles Colson, special counsel to President Nixon - after reading "Mere Christianity")
"A private man." (PETER BIDE)
C.S. Lewis is popularly known as a writer of Christian books. He was also known by many generations of Oxford and Cambridge students as a Tutor and Lecturer in English literature and as a brilliant debater. Vernon Sproxton draws together the many strands of Lewis's life and thought, through his writings and the memories of some former pupils and old friends:
Stella Aldwinkle, Peter Bide, Austen Kark, Dr John Lawlor, Dr Eric Mascall, John Wain
BBC Bristol

Contributors

Presenter:
Vernon Sproxton
Reader:
Brian Gear
Reader:
Douglas Leach
Producer:
Peter Firth

medium only
A book you loved in childhood -how well do you remember it now? The Rt lion Dr David Owen. hp, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, recalls one of his own favourites with JEAN DAVIS
Producer BARBARA CROWTHER

Contributors

Unknown:
Dr David Owen.
Unknown:
Jean Davis
Producer:
Barbara Crowther

medium only from 2.0
Introduced from Birmingham by Maureen Staffer
Denying Their Nature!: in six months last year 453 women were sterilised by one Birmingham agency alone. ANN TENNANT investigates an increasing demand.
2.0-2.2 News
Flutter in the Loft!: pigeon-fancying, traditionally a man's world, is being infiltrated by women - CHRIS PHIPPS talks to PAULINE ALLEN.
Black Joy: attendance at St Godwald's Church, Bromsgrove, is thriving. DAVID TONGE , who's been vicar for two years, is a remarkable man in many ways - as JAN BROOKES discovered. BBC Birmingham
Emma by JANE AUSTEN (15)

Contributors

Unknown:
Ann Tennant
Talks:
Chris Phipps
Unknown:
Pauline Allen.
Unknown:
David Tonge
Unknown:
Jan Brookes
Unknown:
Jane Austen

Living Private
A savage comedy by JEREMT SEABROOK and MICHAEL O'NEILL with Eva Stuart as Sheila
A South London family, urged on by a socially ambitious mother, is moving from the grey slabs of a housing estate into leafy suburbia - with disastrous results.
Directed by Richard WORTLEY

Contributors

Comedy By:
Jeremt Seabrook
Comedy By:
Michael O'Neill
Unknown:
Eva Stuart
Directed By:
Richard Wortley
Alan:
Eric Allan
Joanie:
Jane Knowles
Peg/Nurse/Householder's wife:
Heather Bell
The householder:
Jonathan Scott
Maisie:
Karen Archer
Glen ,:
Alaric Cotter
Karen:
Sarah Golding
Martin:
Simon Howe
Pop:
Timothy Bateson
Doreen/Matron:
Elizabeth Bell
James:
Michael Harbour
Mrs Wentworth/Laura/Woman:
Jo Manning Wilson

The fighting in the summer of 1974 tore apart the Mediterranean island of Cyprus. With its two communities of Greeks and Turks, this one-time ' island of Aphrodite ', is divided not only politically and spiritually but physically as well - from the Bay of Morphou in the west, te Famagusta in the east.
In the fighting some 6,000 people were killed and many more thousands lost their homes and their livelihoods. But the recent consultations by the UN Secretary-General Dr Kurt Waldheim with Turkey, Cyprus and Greece have raised hopes for an eventual reunion of the now separated communities. At the same time Doreen Taylor has been to Cyprus to find out what it's like to live on an island that is almost two separate countries with a legacy of bitterness stretching back over 25 years.
Producer PETER ESTALL

Contributors

Unknown:
General Dr Kurt Waldheim
Unknown:
Doreen Taylor
Producer:
Peter Estall

Overture and Beginners Please The first of two programmes in which Gillian Reynolds looks at the training and career prospects for dancers. This week she concentrates on Ballet.
Producer DAVID RAYVERN ALLEN
5.55 medium only
Weather and programme news VHF Regional news; weather

Contributors

Unknown:
Gillian Reynolds
Producer:
David Rayvern Allen

with Barry Norman
A programme for people on the move that tries to give you more miles for your money.
The stories behind the scenes in the world of travel and transport.
Producer GEOFF DOBSON Editor ROGER MACDONALD

Contributors

Unknown:
Barry Norman
Producer:
Geoff Dobson
Editor:
Roger MacDonald

A spontaneous discussion by Michael Heseltine , MP Peter Parker
Germalne Greer
Jonathan Steinberg
Chairman David Jacobs from Oxfordshire
Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Saturday 1.15 pm)

Contributors

Unknown:
Michael Heseltine
Unknown:
Peter Parker
Unknown:
Germalne Greer
Unknown:
Jonathan Steinberg
Unknown:
David Jacobs

Regional Variations (2)

Duration: 14 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

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An irreverently critical look back at the week's news with David Jason, Bill Wallis
David Tate, Sheila Steafel and the keyboards of Bill McGuffie
Written by ANDY HAMILTON , BARRY PILTON and others
Producer GRIFF RHYS JONES
(Repeated: Saturday 5.30 pm)

Contributors

Unknown:
David Jason
Unknown:
Bill Wallis
Unknown:
David Tate
Unknown:
Sheila Steafel
Writer:
Andy Hamilton
Writer:
Barry Pilton
Producer:
Griff Rhys Jones

BBC Radio 4 FM

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