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The Dawn Chorus
As darkness yields to light, so does silence give way to song.
Jim Flegg and Caroline Parsons enjoy the first sounds of the day on the edge of a Kent wood. Producer JOHN HARRISON BBCBristol
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Jim Flegg
Caroline Parsons
John Harrison

talks, for the Week's Good
Cause, about the help available for people suffering the effects of language breakdown after a stroke or head injury. Donations to:
Action for Dysphasic Adults
[address removed]

from the Old Parish Church, Melrose conducted by the Minister, THE REV ALISTAIR BENNETT
Readings (NEB): II Corinthians 4, w 1-11; StJohn 14. vv 1-11
Hymns (ch3): Give praise and thanks unto the Lord (101);
Thou art the way (121); All my hope on God is founded (405); Rejoice, the Lord is king (296) Organist JAMES MARSHALL Conductor JAMES LETHAM BBC Scotland


Alistair Bennett
James Marshall

by ROGER DAVENPORT with When their daughter leaves home, Richard and Clare realise that they have a whole new life to look forward to It'll be a second honeymoon. There'll be money to spend on exotic holidays. Clare can take an Open University course. But, left on their own. there will also be the time to confront the truth about their marriage.
Directed by MATTHEW WALTERS Stereo (R)


Roger Davenport
Directed By:
Matthew Walters
Patricia Garwood
Edward de Souza
James Warwick
And Amanda Garwood

A series of six programmes in which Robin Ray celebrates 100 years of the gramophone. 2: Music, Music, Music
'In the studio one is playing entirely for oneself for the music' SIR YEHUDI MENUHIN From the first recorded nursery rhyme, the gramophone has increased its influence on the music world and is now the piper calling the tune Producer JEFF LINK. Stereo


Robin Ray
Sir Yehudi Menuhin

Regional Variations (2)

The Myth of an American National Theatre

BBC Radio 4 FM

4.00 Dealing with Drugs Six programmes on how to help the problem drug-taker. 4: Coming Off Detoxification is only one step along a difficult road. (R)(e)
4.30 On Course In the fourth of six programmes, CORINNE JULIUS and ANNA PERRY explore the fast-developing world of education and training for mature people - and talk to students and tutors about the realities of 'going back to school'. (e)
5.00 When in Spain With ANDREW SACHS. MIGUEL PENARANDA and CRISTINA LAGO. 4: Andrew goes shopping in a noisy fruit market - and buys some vino rosado straight from the barrel. Written by ALAN WILDING (R) (e)
5.30 Language Extra Nine programmes on language 6: Elocution The actual sounds we make when we speak tell people all sorts of things about us. But how much importance should be attached to them? FRANCIS HALLAWELL finds OUt. (e)
5.45 Ganz spontan! Third- stage German in 20 parts 17: Welche Probleme treten am haufigsten auf? (1) Join SABINE MICHAEL. PETER SAHLA and people in Vienna for a look at the world of work. Script by PHILIPPA GOODRICH (e)


Corinne Julius
Andrew Sachs.
Written By:
Alan Wilding
Francis Hallawell
Sabine Michael.
Peter Sahla
Script By:
Philippa Goodrich

Surburbia in the 1980s: mock Georgian dream homes with double-glazed lead lights, double garages and ankle-deep fitted carpets.
Photographer Daniel Meadows celebrates the suburban ethos in three short talks.
2: Nameplates and Lifestyles


Daniel Meadows

A seven part series compiled by MICHAEL BAKEWELL with 3: So Young - So Beautiful - So Good
'I broke my heart into the smallest pieces many times between thirteen and three and twenty. Twice I was horribly in earnest and once I really set upon the cast for six or seven long years, all the energy and determination of which I am owner. But it went the way of nearly all such things at last.'
Other parts played by ALAN DUDLEY. POLLY JAMES
Directed by ROSEMARY HART. Stereo


Michael Bakewell
Played By:
Alan Dudley.
Played By:
Polly James
Played By:
Peter Marinker
Played By:
Emily Richard
Melissa Bakewell
Directed By:
Rosemary Hart.
Charles Dickens:
Martin Jarvis
John Forster/Narrator:
Phil Daneman
Maria Beadnell:
Zelah Clarke
Mary Hogarth:
Victoria Carling
Eleanor Christian:
Caroline Gruber
Flora Finching:
Eva Stuart
Dick Swiveller:
John Baddeley
Miss Havisham:
Joan Matheson
Young Pip:
Elizabeth Lindsay
Mrs Crupp:
Gwen Cherrell
Anthony Jackson
Garard Green

Presented by Stanley Ellis 5: Dialects in Decline - the Isle of Man
'We have a little saying in Manx, "no language - no country", and when you're talking to the old people you suddenly go back in time and you live as they did ...' Research WALTER CLARKE
Producer WILL CANTOPHER . Stereo


Presented By:
Stanley Ellis
Walter Clarke
Will Cantopher

For the Love of God
In this series. Canon Colin Semper talks to people who have experienced major changes in their lives.
3: The Leprechaun in a Prom A tragic accident confined show-jumping champion Helen Larkin to her 'pram'. Although she is now in constant pain, she inspires many with her humility and courage. Producer JULIA BROSNAN BBC Manchester. Stereo


Canon Colin Semper
Helen Larkin
Julia Brosnan

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