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The pygmy chimpanzee was discovered only this century: Jessica Holm and Fergus Keeling hear about the fourth great ape, plus the link between kangaroo paws and the courtship roles of Australian bush crickets. Producer John Holmes

Contributors

Unknown:
Jessica Holm
Unknown:
Fergus Keeling
Producer:
John Holmes

This week: Jenny Cuffe talks to Sheila Mottley who, in 1962, gave birth to a child affected by Thalidomide.
Producer Joy Hatwood. Stereo

Contributors

Talks:
Jenny Cuffe
Unknown:
Sheila Mottley
Producer:
Joy Hatwood.

Colleen McCullough discusses her new novel, The First Man in Rome; a look at a selection of Jane Austen 's letters to her sister Cassandra, and at an anthology of erotic writing by women.
Presenter Nigel Forde. Producer Vivien Devlin

Contributors

Unknown:
Colleen McCullough
Unknown:
Jane Austen
Presenter:
Nigel Forde.
Producer:
Vivien Devlin

Paul Allen sees director Peter Brook 's Tempest in Glasgow, and writer Keith Waterhouse 's Bookends in London; and counter-tenor James Bowman visits the studio. Producer Kate Wilkinson
Stereo

Contributors

Unknown:
Paul Allen
Director:
Peter Brook
Unknown:
Keith Waterhouse
Unknown:
James Bowman
Producer:
Kate Wilkinson

Jenny Cuffe visits
Windsor and its castle for the last programme in the series about towns that have become inseparable from the institutions at their heart. Producer John Watkins. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown:
Jenny Cuffe
Producer:
John Watkins.

Moneybags and Brains In the second of two programmes on Anglo-American relations,
Peter Hennessy asks: will British influence increase in Washington thanks to a Gulf dividend, or does the 'special relationship' now depend on the degree to which
Britain commits herself to
Europe?
Producer Caroline Anstey

Contributors

Unknown:
Peter Hennessy
Producer:
Caroline Anstey

A six-part adaptation of Nicolas Freeling 's novel. 5: An Infirmary in Auschwitz The seeds of the mystery of the missing landlady are found in the birth of a baby in a German concentration camp.
Dramatised by Michael Bakewell Director Matthew Walters. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown:
Nicolas Freeling
Dramatised By:
Michael Bakewell
Director:
Matthew Walters.
Castang:
Keith Barron
Vera/Nurse:
Edita Brychta
Marklake:
Clive Swift
Bishop:
James Greene
Ada:
Elizabeth Mansfield
Major:
Ian Lindsay
Second Lieutenant:
Simon Treves
Morosini:
Angus Wright

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