With THE VERY REV ALLAN WHITE Stereo
Presented by Sue MacGregor and Brian Redhead
6.30, 7.30, 8-30 News
6.45 Business News with PETER DAY
7.00,8.00 Today'S News
7.25, 8.25 Sport
7.45 Thought for the Day
8.35 Yesterday in Parliament
with Libby Purves producer ANGIE NEHRING. Stereo
Clay Jones calls on Dr Stefan Buczacki , Fred Downham and Daphne Ledward to solve gardening problems sent in by listeners.
Chairman Clay Jones Producer DIANA STENSON BBCManchester
England by JANE COLES Read by Julie Berry Producer SHEILA FOX
NEM p 42; Be thou my vision (BBC HB 316); Psalm 16;
Mark 10, w 17-27; Take up thy cross (BBC HB 369) Stereo
Regional Variations (2)
The Path of Virtue
While France prepared for revolution, England invented the Sunday school.
Trevor Bames revisits the Bury Sunday school he himself attended, founded in 1836 when 1,000 teachers and scholars walked out over the issue of Sunday writing; joins
Manchester's Whit walks, where they've been walking since 1800; joins children in Macclesfield's Sunday school for a Victorian lesson; and, as the Church of England debates the place of children in the Church, asks whether the Sunday school has a future. Producer NORMAN WINTER BBC Manchester
Robert Booth has a quiet word with Dame Edna Everage about her school reports. Additional research by BARRY HUMPHRIES
Producer NIGEL ACHESON (R)
Presented by John Howard 0 WRITE TO: You and Yours, BBC, London W1A 1AA
The Political Quiz
The last programme of the series. Two teams, captained by Austin Mitchell, mp, and Julian Critchley , mp, compete in a light-hearted test of political knowledge.
Patrick Hannan is in the chair. Written and compiled by BOB SINFIELD
Producer HARRY THOMPSON. Stereo
Presented by James Naughtie
1.55 Listening Comer Today's story: Morgan the Milkman 's Monsters. Stereo (R)
2.05 WPFM The live magazine for young people. Presented by jo WHILEY. Stereo (e)
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Would you rather create life - or art? Women who have managed both, including novelist A. S. Byatt and poet and playwright Jackie Kaye , tell Tess Woodcraft how they reconcile the demands of work and motherhood. Serial: Eight Months on Ghazzah Street (7)
Presenter Jenny Cuffe
by PAUL M. LEVITT.
Certainly there's a contract out on Ollie's life, but he's got lots of friends. The point is, though, when you've got friends like this, do you really stand a chance?
Directed by GERRY JONES. Stereo
In which George MacBeth talks with Sir Stephen Spender. Reader JOHN MOFFATT
Producer ALEC REID. BBC Bristol
Are Labour's activists ready for a radical shift in policy? David Levy reports from
Brian Gould 's constituency, Dagenham, Essex.
Peter Pan - the Ballet
Book, play, film, musical - Peter Pan has proved endlessly adaptable. Now James Barrie's story becomes a full-length ballet. Mark Steyn visits Scottish Ballet's new production, and considers the different audiences dance aims to attract.
Presented by Robert Williams and Frances Coverdale
5.00,5.30 News Summary
5.25 PMLetters; 5.31 City News continued on FM 5.50-5.55
including Financial Report
(Details tomorrow at 9.05am L W)
The last of four episodes written by Stephen Sheridan.
The latter half of the 19th-century produced many hard-hearted, corrupt businessmen, their twisted minds interested in nothing but profit. Still, the free market must prevail, according to financier Seebohm Longshaft and Dr Alan Woodcock, MP.
The Hound of the Cliffhangers
Producer MARK ROBSON. Stereo
More than 300 million people now have English as their mother tongue, and for a further 300 million it is a vital second language. What has happened to the English language as it has spread itself around the world? And are the national varieties converging or drifting apart? David Crystal investigates, with reports from Africa, Australia, the Caribbean, India, Ireland and North America, and looks into the future with Sir Randolph Quirk and Tom MacArthur. Producer ALAN WILDING
Tipped for the Oscars,
Dustin Hoffman has won rave reviews in America for his performance in Rain Man; and a new anthology looks at the way
American women are writing about love.
Presenter Natalie Wheen Producer JOHN GOUDIE. Stereo
(Revised repeat tomorrow at 4.35pm)
Opposite the Cross Keys (8)
Presenter Alexander MacLeod
Regional Variations (2)
11.30 Modem Art: Baudelaire
11.50 The Hydrogen Bomb Controversy
FM joins at 12.10