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Presented by John Timpson and Chris Lowe in London and Brian Redhead in Hong Kong Today HM The Queen arrives in Hong Kong where there is much uncertainty over the colony's future. China assumes control there in ten years' time. Today examines the fears ot the community and how the free-market economy is adjusting to the prospect of the Communists.
6.30,7.30,8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With BOB FINIGAN
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by CLIVE ROSLIN
7.20* Your Letters
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
With CHARLES COL VILE
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament

Contributors

Presented By:
John Timpson
Presented By:
Chris Lowe
Presented By:
Brian Redhead
Unknown:
Bob Finigan
Read By:
Clive Roslin

Those Who Can't by JUDITH CUTLER
Read by Ann Aris
'Julia had been blocked for years now, unable to write anything since those two novels in her 20s, which had been phenomenally, if briefly, successful.'
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester

Contributors

Unknown:
Judith Cutler
Read By:
Ann Aris

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A Son from Soho by TONY MCHALE
She met him on Wardour Street, the mysterious man who changed her life. Karen catches echoes of a familiar story in Mary's words, but surely it cannot be true.
Directed by JEREMY MORTIMER
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 9. Opm)

Contributors

Unknown:
Tony McHale
Directed By:
Jeremy Mortimer
Mary:
Anne Kristen
Karen Gibson:
Karen Ascoe
Graham:
Stuart Organ

Growing a National Park
Rain forest gets all the publicity, but even more threatened is tropical dry forest. This week an ambitious plan is being announced to multiply one of the few dry forest parks sevenfold.
Dan Janzen , Professor of Tropical Ecology at the University of Penny sylvania, has spent more than 20 years getting to know Santa Rosa National Park inCosta Rica. He tells
Jeremy Cherfas about his dramatic plans.
Producer MICHAEL BRIGHT BBC Bristol
(Re-broadcast next Saturday)

Contributors

Unknown:
Dan Janzen

byGUYJENKIN
'Commercials' written by JON CANTER with GUY JENKIN and featuring the voices of SALLY GRACE. MIRIAM MARGOLYES
ENN REITEL , ANTON RODGERS
JOHN SHRAPNEL and DAVID TATE Producer PETE ATKIN. Stereo
(Re-broadcast on Thursday at 6.30pm) (Christopher Godwin is in 'Noises Off' at the Savoy Theatre, London)

Contributors

Written By:
Jon Canter
Unknown:
Sally Grace.
Unknown:
Miriam Margolyes
Unknown:
Enn Reitel
Unknown:
Anton Rodgers
Unknown:
John Shrapnel
Unknown:
David Tate
Producer:
Pete Atkin.
Ken Handley:
Martin Jarvis
Sandy:
Christopher Godwin
Freddie:
With Lockwood West
Ambrose:
Paul Jesson
April:
Shelley Thompson
Larry Childs:
William Hootkins
Loretta-Jane Duff:
Toni Coyne
Mr Cheater:
James Giffiths

1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: The Clever Apple Pie by FRANCIS MOSLEY Stereo
2.5 History Long Ago Ancient Egypt The Golden Chariot of Tutenkhamun Written by JOHN TAYLOR Stereo (E)
2.25 Contact Esther Written and presented by CHRISTOPHER LILLICRAP (E)
2.40 Radiovision History of Britain Early this Century (RV) by DAVID STARSMEARE (R) (E)

Contributors

Unknown:
Francis Mosley
Written By:
John Taylor
Unknown:
Esther Written
Presented By:
Christopher Lillicrap
Unknown:
David Starsmeare

Passing Away by ELLEN FOX
There are three fixed points in Jean's life. Her mother, her daughter Susan and her job. But when she is made redundant it looks as if her whole world is coming to an end.
Directed by JEREMY MORTIMER Stereo
(Patricia Hayes is in The House of Bernarda Alba' at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, London)

Contributors

Directed By:
Jeremy Mortimer
Jean:
With Marian Diamond
mother:
Patricia Hayes
Norma:
Kate Binchy
ISObel:
Mona Hammond
Iris:
Natasha Pyne
Susan:
Susie Brann
Matron/Canteen woman:
Sheila Grant
Bert:
Eric Stovell
Len:
John Church

Four poets of the past seen through the eyes of poets of the present
2: Something Understood
Anthony Thwaite looks at the poetry of George Herbert Reader PAUL WEBSTER ProducerFRASER STEEL BBC Manchester (R)

Contributors

Unknown:
Anthony Thwaite
Reader:
George Herbert
Reader:
Paul Webster
Producer:
Fraser Steel

Major issues, changing attitudes, important events at home and abroad
Reporter Max Easterman Producer BRENDAN MCCARTHY Editor BRIAN WALKER BBC Manchester
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.5pm)

Contributors

Reporter:
Max Easterman
Producer:
Brendan McCarthy
Editor:
Brian Walker

What's new in medical science? How well are the doctors looking after us? Is our money being spent to best effect? 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
(Re-broadcast on Thursday at 10.0am LW)

Contributors

Unknown:
Geoff Watts
Producer:
Julian Brown

Aberfan: 1966-86
When a coaltip collapsed on a village school in a South Wales valley, 144 people were killed, 116 of them children.
Vincent Kane reported the disaster for BBC Radio and he has returned there to meet the survivors and those who still mourn.
Producer GARETH BOWEN BBC Wales
0 FEATURE: page 23

Contributors

Unknown:
Vincent Kane
Producer:
Gareth Bowen

News, views and information for people with a visual handicap Presented by Peter White Producer THENA HESHEL
Listeners can phone with enquiries and comments relating to the programme on [number removed]Linesopenfrom 8.30 to 10.0pm Free quarterly bulletin from: In Touch BBC
London WIA 4WW
(Send four saes (81 x 12) for a year's supply)

Contributors

Presented By:
Peter White

Paul Allen presents tonight's edition, which includes a report on Het
Muziettheater, the new opera house in Amsterdam which was opened recently to much critical acclaim.
Producer HANS PIETSCH

Contributors

Unknown:
Paul Allen
Producer:
Hans Pietsch

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