With SISTER MARION EVA. OHP Stereo
Presented by Brian Redhead with Jennie Bond
6.30, 7.30,8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With PETER DAY
7.00,8.00 Today's News Read by PETER DONALDSON
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
With JOHN INVERDALE
7.45* Thought for the Day
A journey through China, written by COLIN THUBRON and abridged by him in 12 parts Read by John Rowe
Ranging from the Burmese frontier to the Gobi Desert and from the Yellow Sea to the edge of Tibet, this book is a rich mosaic of scenes and encounters with the ordinary people of China. 1: Arriving
Producer JOHN THEOCHARIS Stereo (R)
Dr Anthony Clare 's subject is
Ken Russell , acclaimed by some as one of the greatest living film directors, while some of his critics regard him as a sadistic rapist of people's emotions. Researcher RONNI DAVIS Producer MICHAEL EMBER
by LEO ROSTEN abridged in six parts by NEVILLE TELLER
Read by Kerry Shale (3) Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol
A chance to check your knowledge of gardening and related subjects against two teams led by Irene Thomas and Norman Painting. This week's guests are
David Hicks , Jill Balcon Thomas Hinde and Nicholas Parsons Questionmaster
Dr Stefan Buczacki Producer IAN STRACHAN
Besieged by ROBERT EARNEST
Read by Michael Deacon Producer SHEILA FOX
NEM, p 54; Christ is our corner-stone (BBC HB 258);
God be in my head (Walford
Davies); I Peter 2, vv 4-10; Who are these, like stars appearing (BBC HB 236) Stereo
When Simon Lavery died from a rare metabolic disease at the age of 7, his parents were devastated.
During Simon's illness
Christine Lavery learned all about mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS disease) and its effects on both the victim and the family. To counter her grief she set up the MPS Children's Society.
Now, six years later, the society plays a leading role in funding research into a disease that affects only one in 30,000 children but which kills most of its victims before they reach their teens.
Marjorie Lofthouse visits Manchester Children's
Hospital, one of the key centres for treatment and research, and talks to families and doctors about the little progress that is being made.
Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Pebble Mill
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)
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The first of five programmes
The Lure of the Function Room Roy Fisher riffles through his early experiences as a jazz pianist, and does for Big Noise from Winnetka what Marcel Proust did for sponge fingers. Stereo
The only daily consumer programme on network radio. Presented by John Buckley
An unlikely adventure in five episodes by ERIC PRINGLE 5: A dramatic climax on the Lakeland Fells. Is this the beginning of the end for Jiffy and Burco?
Directed by LAN COTTERELL . Stereo
Presented by Nick Worrall
King Jolly at the Fair Stereo (R)
If Shakespeare had been a regular listener, he'd have known why the wives of Windsor were really so merry. New serial:
The Colour of Murder by JULIAN SYMONS abridged in 12 episodes by ELIZABETH BRADBURY
Read by Crawford Logan and Douglas Blackwell (1)
'The very first time I met Sheila I told her a lie, saying that May was an invalid and pretending she was my sister instead of my wife. I don't know now . why I did it.... '
(Music: Cooke's Concerto for Clarinet^? and String Orchestra)
Presenter Jenni Murray
by JOHN LATHAM with Skip has been the obsessive captain of the village cricket team for as long as anyone can remember. His word is law and he can brook no argument. But his powers are waning and with them his grip on life.
Directed by CLIVE BRILL
A series of five programmes 2:
From the Kitchen Garden Underneath their eider-robe Russet swede and golden globe, Feathered carrot, burrowing deep, Steadfast wait in charmed sleep!
Hannah Gordon and Richard Pasco find poetry among the carrots and cabbages. Producer JULIA PARKER
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A series of four programmes presented by Jenni Mills
2:'I was the third generation to work the farm, my son was about to take over, then the whole job went wrong.'
Two years ago Anthony had to give up the family farm, due to financial problems, and he now runs a ferry boat.
Producer SARAH ROWLANDS
Presented by Hugh Sykes and Frances Coverdale
5.00,5.30 News Summary
5.25 PM Letters
5.31 City News continued on FM 5. 50-5. 55
with LAURIE MACMILLAN including Financial Report
The 1988 world tour continues at Longparish village hall.
Brian Johnston umpires the proceedings, and captains
Tim Rice and Willie Rushton are assisted by Gerald Harper and Bernard Cribbins. Written by PETER HICKEY and MALCOLM WILLIAMSON
Producer PAUL SPENCER. Stereo (R)
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)
The first of four programmes starring Paul Merton and John Irwin with Tony Hawks Josie Lawrence and Neil Mullarkey and introducing Julian Clary of the Joan Collins Fan Club. Written by PAUL MERTON and JOHN irwin with additional material by the cast Songs by TONY HAWKS . Produced with big fun in mind by DAVID TYLER
(Details tomorrow at 9.05am)
Editor ALASTAIR OSBORNE
Paul Allen presents the arts magazine which tonight includes a review of a play by contemporary Soviet playwright Alexander Gelman at Edinburgh's Traverse Theatre.
Producer RACHEL YORKE
3: Uncle Mattie, Auntie Zena
with Alexander MacLeod
Regional Variations (2)
Professor H.C. Robbins Landon and Christopher Hogwood , in a discussion about the current 'early music' revival.
Producer JUDITH ROLES (R)
FM joins at 12.10