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Pregnancy and Childbirth
Is there an ideal pregnancy diet to ensure a healthy baby? Is it all right to play sports during pregnancy? What are the safest pain-relieving drugs? Is it possible to have natural childbirth in any hospital? Should children be present at the birth? How do you arrange a home delivery? Put your questions to childbirth educator and social anthropologist Sheila Kitzinger and Ron Taylor , Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, United
Medical School of Guy's and St Thomas '
Judith Chalmers is in the Chair. Produced by the Woman's Hour unit
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featuring the finalists in a 110,000 competition. 5: Straight Lines
Marjorie Lofthouse talks to Martin Phillips who set up his jewellery design and manufacturing company in Newtown,
Powys, after winning an award from the Development Board for Rural Wales.
Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham
Charlie Chaplin and the Ballymena Man written and read by Sam McAughtry
Producer KATHRYN PORTER BBC Northern Ireland
NEM, p 50; The winter's sleep was long and deep
(EH 221); Psalm 3; James 1, vv 1-12; Praise to the Lord (BBC HB 534)
Shaggy Sokolov by BOB FORREST-WEBB
'Are fossils a thing of the past?'
Should we fit fossils to theories, or theories to fossils? Derek Jones and the team of naturalists assess the future of the fossil.
Producer MELINDA BARKER BBC Bristol
with Paul Heiney
A nationwide general knowledge contest 7: WEST OF ENGLAND Chairman
Robert Robinson Jane Cowling (housewife)
Daphne Hudson (secretary)
(local government officer) Georgina Jolliffe
(administration assistant) including Beat the Brains devised by JOHN p. WYNN Questions set by IAN GILLIES
Producer RICHARD EDIS
Presenter Sir Robin Day
by the Labour Party
with Sue MacGregor Girls at School: JENNY CUFFE investigates why girls don't always realise their potential, and what could increase their chances.
My Life and Times (2)
by Janet Howorth
A rifle shot in London and a visiting head of state falls dead. Iris Allsop in her retirement bungalow on the south coast hears of the assassination on the radio. 'Poor man,' she thinks, 'but there, it's nothing to do with me, is it?'
America, for so long regarded as the land of the young, is rapidly ageing. Teenagers are now outnumbered by the over-65s. Within 40 years it is estimated that 60 per cent of the population will be over 70 and the country's the first in the world to push up the retirement age to 67 for men and women.
Marjorie Lofthouse examines our reaction to what is seen as one of the more difficult social and economic problems of the 21st century. She talks to social workers and politicians and looks at the psychology of the body's ageing process.
Producer JOCK GALLAGHER
Time After Time (4)
with Valerie Singleton and Richard Bath
with PETER DONALDSON including
(Repeated: Wed 1.40 pm)
Three programmes on literary life in Hungary
Written and presented by Norman di Giovanni 1: Writers
As a child, Otto Orban was encouraged to write poetry to help him get over the trauma of three weeks' imprisonment in a Budapest basement. The life stories of many contemporary Hungarian writers mirror the country's violent history. This has influenced how and what they write, but it also has a great impact on how the writer views his job. with OTTO ORBAN.
FERENC JUHASZ. FERENC KARINTHY ,
ARPAD GONCZ , ISTVAN VAS and MIKLOS VAJDA
Reader ANTHONY HALL Series adviser GEORGE CUSHING. Producer
Compiled and presented by John Carroll A series of three programmes of poetry and prose evoking famous people and famous events. 1: Admiral Lord Nelson
Readers CHRISTOPHER SCOTT and cuve PANTO
Producer MARGARET BRADLEY BBC Bristol
What's new in medical science? How well are the doctors looking after us? Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care from the research laboratory and the operating theatre to the dentist's chair and the gp's surgery.
Producer Julian BROWN
News, views and information for people with a visual handicap. Presenter Ian MacRae Producer THENA HESHEL Listeners can phone with enquiries and comments relating to the programme on [number removed] 8.30-10.0 pm Book, 12.95, from [address removed]. Free quarterly bulletin from: [address removed]
by Anthony Smith
Paul Allen presents tonight's edition which includes interviews, news and reviews of films, books, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.
Producer BRIAN BARFIELD
Naples 44 (7)
An hour of national, international and financial news, background analysis and comment.
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