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Presenter John Timpson with LIBBY PURVES
6.45* Prayer for the Day With FR MICHAEL HOLLINGS
7.0. 8.0 Today's News Read by COLIN DORAN
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45*Thought for the Day

Contributors

Presenter:
John Timpson
Unknown:
Libby Purves
Unknown:
Fr Michael Hollings
Read By:
Colin Doran

Aldabra Atoil
A colony of 150,000 giant tortoises, the flightless white-throated rail and the brush warbler are all to be found on the Seychelles atoll of Aldabra. So far, Aldabra has survived undisturbed by man. With the Royal Society's research programme coming to an end, what will the future be for this unique ecosystem?
Presenter Peter France Producer MICHAEL BRIGHT BBC Bristol
long wave only

Contributors

Presenter:
Peter France
Producer:
Michael Bright

The fifth of an eight-part series about education.
Barry Turner and Maureen O'Connor purvey news about educational issues, respond to listeners' letters, and explore ways of getting the best out of the education system. This week in particular: how to become a parent governor, and how to be effective once on the board.
Producer SALLY THOMPSON
Correspondence to: Parent power, BBC, Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA long wave only

Contributors

Unknown:
Barry Turner
Producer:
Sally Thompson

A series of 13 programmes Written by ROBERT BARK
8: The Birthday Party (2)
Producer MARTIN FISHER
12.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only

Contributors

Written By:
Robert Bark
Producer:
Martin Fisher
Det-Sgt Brook:
Ray Brooks
Det-Con Maxton:
Christopher Blake
Det-Insp Mannock:
Maurice Colbourne
Thorn:
Alan Lake
Neale:
Tony Anholt
Barman:
Adrian Egan

with Sue MacGregor Talking Point.
Reading Your Letters.
Any Other Business: a review of some of the more domestic issues recently raised at Westminster.
The Music of Everyman: baritone BENJAMIN LUXON and pianist DAVID WILLISON demonstrate and discuss the Victorian ballads they enjoy performing. Stepsons (4) long wave only

Contributors

Baritone:
Benjamin Luxon
Pianist:
David Willison

Molly Fisher and Her Donkey by MICHAEL DAVIES
--Old Molly Fisher is one of a dying breed of cockle gatherers, living out her life with her family on the Loughor Estuary, South Wales. Over the past years the cockle beds have been reduced to almost nothing, and the end of this way of life is near for the Fisher family. Eleven-year-old Rhiannon, however, has other plans - and these plans can lead to tragedy.
Directed by GERRY JONES

Contributors

Unknown:
Molly Fisher
Unknown:
Michael Davies
Directed By:
Gerry Jones
Molly:
Elizabeth Morgan
Rhiannon:
Elizabetii Proud
Huw:
Siôn Probert
Gwen:
Nerys Hughes
Meredith:
Ian Thompson
Mr Williams:
Douglas Blackwell
Mrs Price:
Josie Kidd
Helicopter pilot:
Michael McStay
Woman at meeting:
Sonia Fraser
Chairman:
Derek Pollitt

(Repeated: Fri 1.40 pm) Written by HELEN LEADBEATER
BBC Birmingham

Contributors

Written By:
Helen Leadbeater
Dan Archer:
Edgar Harrison
Jennifer Aldridge:
Angela Piper
Brian Aldridge:
Charles Collingwood
Lilian Bellamy:
Elizabeth Marlow
Tony Archer:
Colin Skipp
Pat Archer:
Patricia Gallimore
Philip Archer:
Norman Painting
Jill Archer:
Patricia Greene
Shula Archer:
Judy Bennett
Tom Forrest:
Bob Arnold
Mrs Perkins:
Pauline Seville
Sid Perks:
Alan Devereux
Jethro Larkin:
George Hart
Clarrie Larkin:
Heather Bell
Neil Carter:
Brian Hewlett
Eva Lenz:
Hedli Niklaus
Jim Coverdale:
Leon Tanner

Faint and sickly winds for ever howl around
Desmond Hawkins explores ways in which poets have written about the desert.
Readers Pauline Wynn and Douglas Leach
Producer BRIAN PATTEN BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat 4.30 pm)

Contributors

Unknown:
Desmond Hawkins
Readers:
Pauline Wynn
Readers:
Douglas Leach
Producer:
Brian Patten

Peter White takes a quizzical look at the way in which the noble art of boxing has inspired poets and writers.
Readers Kenneth Shanley and Garard Green
Producer THENA HESIIEL

Contributors

Unknown:
Peter White
Readers:
Kenneth Shanley
Producer:
Thena Hesiiel

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