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Presented by Peter Hobday and John Timpson
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
7.0,8.0 Today's News Read by CUVE ROSLIN
7.25*, 8.25* Sport With ANDY SMITH
7.45* Thought for the Day

Contributors

Presented By:
Peter Hobday
Presented By:
John Timpson
Read By:
Cuve Roslin
Unknown:
Andy Smith

'The experience of a lifetime' is promised the passengers of the cruise ship Romanza.
From an early morning climb to the Acropolis on Rhodes, to the Greek dancing class after lunch; while 'Tea for two' echoes through the Corinth Canal, an astrologer predicts in the ballroom. Should it be Crete this afternoon, the treasure hunt or preparing for the Wild West night? By the time a new 'Mr Romanza' is elected each week, the passengers have lost count of the days (let alone the meals) and the crew stopped trying long ago.
Nigel Farrell goes aboard to see how they all cope with the rough and tumble of a calm Mediterranean cruise - and each other.
Producer SHARON BANOFF

Contributors

Unknown:
Nigel Farrell
Producer:
Sharon Banoff

The First Day by OSWALD STACEY
Read by Sean Barrett
It's a very important day for the young boy who sets off for the coalmine at dawn. Everything is new and everything is strange. But the end of the day brings its own reward.
Producer MITCH RAPER

Contributors

Unknown:
Oswald Stacey
Read By:
Sean Barrett
Producer:
Mitch Raper

Once a year, BBC News correspondents get together to peer into a collective crystal ball. Linked together from their bases around the world, they try to predict the main issues of the year ahead.
Producer ADAM RAPHAEL

Contributors

Producer:
Adam Raphael

In the last of the present series Neil Landor. with his specialist experts and the help of the BBC Reference Library, sorts out your queries.
Questions, on a postcard please, to: Enquire Within, BBC Broadcasting House, London WL4 1AA Producer ANDY PARFITT

Contributors

Unknown:
Neil Landor.
Producer:
Andy Parfitt

Consumer Quiz
The final: Last year a celebrity team from Wales became
'Consumer Champions', but will they repeat their success this year? The other three home countries sharpen their wits for a lighthearted test of consumer rights and wrongs.
Questionmaster John Howard Producer BILL MORRIS

Contributors

Unknown:
John Howard
Producer:
Bill Morris

A Woman of No Importance by ALAN BENNETT
Margaret Schofield , middle-aged spinster, may be unwell, but she reminisces cheerfully about her world of office work and canteen gossip. As she says, 'we did laugh'...
Directed by RICHARD WORTLEY Stereo (R)

Contributors

Unknown:
Alan Bennett
Unknown:
Margaret Schofield
Directed By:
Richard Wortley
Margaret Schofield:
Patricia Routledge

The Sting of Comfort
The last in a series of six programmes compiled and presented by Anne Stevenson For the Love of Man and in Praise of God
Readers JOHN CHURCH and BONNIE HURREN
Producer MARGARET BRADLEY BBC Bristol. Stereo

Contributors

Presented By:
Anne Stevenson
Readers:
John Church
Readers:
Bonnie Hurren
Producer:
Margaret Bradley

A further series of high kicks and pirouettes by the Brains
Trust Formation Display team, in the persons of Irene Thomas and John Julius Norwich , who challenge a United States team, writer Shana Alexander and Brendan Gill , theatre critic of The New Yorker. Questionmasters
Gordon Clough , Louis Allen Researcher BERNICE COUPE Producer ALASTAIR WILSON BBC Manchester
(Rebroadcasttomorrowat 12.27pm)

Contributors

Unknown:
Irene Thomas
Unknown:
John Julius Norwich
Unknown:
Shana Alexander
Unknown:
Brendan Gill
Unknown:
Gordon Clough
Unknown:
Louis Allen
Unknown:
Bernice Coupe
Producer:
Alastair Wilson

One hundred and fifty years after his first fairy tales were written, Denmark celebrates
Hans Christian Andersen year. Born the son of a shoemaker, he left home at the age of 14 to try to become a dancer, convinced that God planned a great destiny for him. As we now know, his destiny lay elsewhere. He was a complex and interesting character: overanxious for praise, despondent when criticised; writing about the poor while courting the rich and aristocratic; a traveller
(who always carried a stout rope for escape in the event of fire).
Lynn ten Kate looks at the life of the author of some of the best-known tales for children. Producer SUSAN SNAILUM
(Re-broadcasttomorrowat9.35am)

Contributors

Producer:
Susan Snailum

1: Getting There
'Singing is an addiction'
(the late ALFRED ALEXANDER , throat specialist)
In the first of two programmes on the career structure of the singer, operatic bass Robert Lloyd talks to some of his colleagues and asks what got them started, what they hoped to get out of singing, and how they adjusted to changing perspectives as their respective careers began to unfold - or to fold.
Producer DANIEL SNOWMAN. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown:
Alfred Alexander
Bass:
Robert Lloyd
Producer:
Daniel Snowman.

The last of seven programmes in a history of the British teenager Don't You Want Me?
'Young people have decided that if there's no future for them, they've got to live for today.' 'It's about being different and having a laugh. That's all it's ever been about.'
Researcher MICHELLE ROWLAND Producer PETER EVERETT BBC Manchester
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 11.0am)

Contributors

Unknown:
Michelle Rowland
Producer:
Peter Everett

Allan Smith visits the last of five groups of assorted devotees, trying to find out what spurs them on. The Mighty Wurlitzers
Meet the folks who lovingly rescue, restore and play again the once great cinema organs, even if it means building their house around one.
Producer SUSAN SNAILUM

Contributors

Unknown:
Allan Smith
Producer:
Susan Snailum

The Art of the Computer
The computer has become an increasingly versatile tool for the arts - theatre design, architectural drawings, television graphics and animation have all been affected, while in music, the synthesizer can imitate a hundred-voice choir or a bank of violins. But the applications go deeper - Pierre Boulez has just marked up ten years of the experimental music centre IRCAM in Paris; and David Hockney has recently met up with the computerised 'paintbox'.
Lisa Appignanesi reports on the state of the art.
Producer RICHARD BANNERMAN
(Rev broadcast tomorrow at 4.35 pm)

Contributors

Unknown:
Pierre Boulez
Unknown:
David Hockney
Unknown:
Lisa Appignanesi
Producer:
Richard Bannerman

Killer whales are the most powerful of the dolphin family and the only whales to take warm-blooded prey. Baby seals are plucked from beaches, penguins are tipped off icebergs in the Antarctic, turtles, squid and sharks are taken in tropical seas, and one orca, lost up a Scottish river, developed a penchant for ducks.
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