Farming, food and countryside news, market trends, weather
With THE REV STANLEY BMNKMAN Stereo
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
Listeners express views and question the experts on a subject of current interest
Produced by the Woman's Hour unit Lines open from 8.0am
Reflections on life and politics abroad from the BBC's
Worldwide team of foreign correspondents
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
NEM, p 110; Jesus, Lord, we look to thee (BBC HB 374); Psalm 96; Proverbs 21, w 1-13; Help us to help each other Lord (BBC HB 378). Stereo
Regional Variations (2)
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)
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)
News and advice for consumers
'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)
Presented by Sir Robin Day with news and topics in and behind the headlines
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)
Presented by Sue MacGregor
Women in Public Life: Woman's 's Hour reports on the launch of a new campaign to increase the number of women serving with public bodies.
Serial: Gal Audrey (2)
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)
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)
Presented by Valerie Singleton and Robert Williams continued on VHF/FM 5.50-5.55 pm
With BRYAN MARTIN
Half an hour of reports from the BBC correspondents around the world' including Financial Report
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 40 pm)
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)
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)
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
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News, views and information for people with a visual handicap Presented by Peter White Producer THENA HESHEL
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In the first of three programmes, John Ebdon offers some more oblique reflections on present-day fife in the Greek islands.
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
Hangover Square (12)
Presented by Alexander MacLeod
National and international news, background, analysis and comment
Radio 4's international business report; market trends
followed by an interlude
French E: Horizons de France 2: La France urbaine (E)