The River Torridge in Devon was filthy - now the local water authority and farmers are helping to clean it. A report on the return of the fish. Producer TIM FINNEY
With THE REV TREVOR HUBBARD Stereo
A selection of seasonal music Stereo
Presented by Sue MacGregor and Peter Hobday
7.00, 8.00 Today's News Read by EUGENE FRASER
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
With GARRY RICHARDSON
7.30,8.30 News Summary
7.45* Thoughtfor the Day
The End of a Chapter
'The status quo does suit me rather well.'
In 1970, adventurer
John Ridgway set out to explore the Apurimac river in Peru. His pilot was Elvin Berg , a young Norwegian.
Some years later. Elvin was murdered by Maoist guerrillas, and his 6-year-old daughter, Elizabeth, was left an orphan without hope.
Anne Brown tells how John and Marie-Christine Ridgway set out to adopt Elizabeth. Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Pebble Mill (R) revised
5: Outside Looking In
A patient with a suspected liver problem is investigated swiftly and painlessly by ultrasound. Does the future look more comfortable for patients and more efficient for the NHS? Stereo (R) revised
Last of five episodes Beside the Seaside.
What cheer (Walton); New Year Carol (Britten); Revelation 21, vv 1-7; Joy to the world (Rutter) Stereo
with Daniel Massey as Verdi Act 3: The Maestro with Clifford Norgate ,
Crawford Logan. Manning Wilson and Nigel Graham Technical presentation by ROBIN CHERRY with MARTIN HOLLISTER and ANNE-MARIE WARMINGTON Stereo
5: A Wine Merchant's in Shipston-on-Stour run by Tom Abel
Producer NICK UTECHIN
4: The Rehearsals
Presented by Brian Widlake
The Snow Queen Storyteller HANNAH GORDON 5: Gerda Saves Kai Stereo
Introduced from Belfast
Celebrate New Year's Day with an Irish blend of good humour and good music.
Story: Mr Bostock 's Backsliding by ARTHUR MORRISON abridged by PAT MCLOUGHLIN Read by Robert Lang
'Mr Bostock was a person of that peculiar stainlessness which is only to be observed in a London suburb of the highest respectability. Every admirer of the female sex will at once perceive that there was a Mrs Bostock to whom much of this perfection was due....' BBC Northern Ireland
A Matter of Principle
Last of eight episodes. Stereo
Lesson 39: Repeat Yourself the Burkiss Way... the Burkiss Way... the Burkiss Way... Stereo (R)
Kaleidoscope shakes itself up and takes a lighthearted look at the arts with Paul Allen. Producer JOHN BOUNDY
Presented by Gordon Clough
From Favela to Farm Street A portrait of the Jesuit,
Fr Michael A. E. Campbell -Johnston, SJ
Presented by Julie Loyd Producer FRANCES GUMLEY
With LAURIE MACMILLAN
Last of seven episodes
The Hundred and Oneth Dalmatian. Stereo
Clive Jacobs and the team monitor the movements in the worlds of travel and transport and examine the implications for you, the customer. Producer IRENE MALLIS
(Re-broadcast next Monday)
Margaret Howard presents her selection of extracts from BBC radio and television programmes over the past seven days. Producer ANNE HOWELLS. Sterpe
Esther Rantzen Jeffrey Archer Lady Phillips and Arthur Marshall answer questions raised by an audience in Pangbourne, Berkshire
Chairman Sue MacGregor
An appreciation of Sandy Powell by Peter Tinniswood
Sandy Powell can rightly claim a unique place in broadcasting history with the creation of the first radio catchphrase. It was coined in the days before the Great War when the 16-year-old Rotherham lad formed a music-hall duo with his mother Lillian. For writer Peter Tinniswood , Sandy Powell was a particular inspiration. He was one of the great northern comedians who married the broad weft and warp of working-class comedy with the subtle, refined, surrealistic comic insights of Pirandello. lonesco and Stoppard.
Producer GEOFF SARGIESON BBC North East
Alistair Cooke's weekly talk on American life, history and politics.
by Alistair Cooke
Love it or loathe it, Ravel's Bolero is one of the most performed pieces in the concert repertoire.
For conductor Bramwell Tovey it's full of great moments; Jack Brymer thinks it's like being hit behind the ear with a sock full of wet sand.
Producer RICHARD BANNERMAN
The Story of My Life (5)
Presented by Richard Kershaw
Mitsuko Uchida plays piano music by Mozart. Stereo records (R)
by Stephen Sheridan.
Settle down by the fire and prepare yourself for this rib-tickling, toe-curling tale of orthodontic outrage. Learn of the ghastly secret that lies behind a set of wooden false teeth.
Also featuring Phil Nice, John Baddeley, Caroline Gruber and Stephen Tompkinson.
Producer Don Patterson. Stereo
followed by an interlude