The last of five programmes
The remarkable story of a iflan who left London in 1946 for a 20-acre holding in Cornwall which, at the age of 69, he still farms and on which he and his wife have brought up a family of seven children.
Presented and produced by Anthony Parkin BBC Birmingham (Revised repeat) long wave only
It is now possible to get equipment which allows Braille to be stored on a tape which can hold the equivalent of 400 pages, any one of which can be easily * retrieved ' to be read on a tactile display. Jane Finnis and Peter White have been examining this equipment, talking to blind people who are using it and discussing the future implications of its use.
Producer THENA HESHEL
Blind listeners can phone in suggestions and comments relating to the programme on [number removed]8.30 10.0 pm
Free quarterly bulletins, summarising information broadcast, available from Room 816, Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA
A further sequence of ribald reflections on life beyond our shores. This week, Dr Rob Buckman holds his stethoscope up to South Africa.
Ten programmes about people who are successful against the odds. Derek Birkin
In ten years,
DEREK BIRKIN has turned Tunnel Holdings-a conglomerate based on cement manufacture - into one of Britain's international successes. Frank Delaney analyses how he has managed it despite the economic climate.
Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham long wave only
' The Rastafarians. their faith and their aspirations, deserve more understanding and more sympathy than they get from the British people.'
(LORD SCARMAN, 1981)
Paul Boateng. black lawyer and Greater London Councillor, examines the impact of one of the fastest-growing movements in the country. It has an estimated 50,000 adherents, mostly young and universally black. He asks what lies at the root of the success of the movement, and its search for a clearly-defined black identity.
What lessons does it hold for us all. black and . white, about the nature of our society and its values. and how should we respond to the challenge it represents? Producer SUE DAVIES
(Repeatcd: Sun 6.15 pm)
A five part series.
South Africa took control of Namibia in 1920 under a League of Nations' mandate, and despite United Nations' demands for them to withdraw, and a similar ruling by the International Court, they still maintain their presence with an army of occupation that is bigger than ever. It is trying to hold back the efforts of the South West African People's Organisation to take over a country which South Africans regard as the last buffer against what they see as the onslaught of Communism and the evil of Black majority rule. There's talk of cease-fire this year and elections in 1983, but the reality of the situation depends on events in Pretoria and the South African Prime Minister's struggle to maintain dominance over his right wing. Presenter John Parry
A small group of literary folk and their artistic friends who. during the earlier part of this century met regularly in each other's houses and when parted, however fteeHngly. wrote to each other, has retained a curiously strong hold on the imagination of the culturally inclined. A flourishing industry has grown up around their memory. Books by them have been far outnumbered by books about them, but they are celebrated, it might be supposed, as much for their style of living as for their creative skills. What is the allure of the Bloomsbury Group? Is their literary, artistic and historical significance overrated? Is the glamour of their social life a myth? Frances Donnelly asks the questions and the answers are supplied by Quentin Bell.
Anthony Curtis. Angelica Garnett Pansy Lamb.
John Lehmann and Lucy Norton Producer SALLY THOMPSON
with TIM BROOKE-TAYLOR The end of the trail. ALL is revealed - and more!
Find out if you are related to Aunty Maisie and why. What does the future hold - and will it drop?
The United States now has an operational space shuttle - what will it be used for? What is the role of satellites in monitoring our environment? What new information can we expect to receive from space observations above the Earth's atmosphere and how will they help our exploration of the solar system? What does the future hold in the way of space platforms or space stations? Dr Garry Hunt , Head of Atmospheric Physics at University College.
London, will be answering your questions on the subject of space exploration.
Teresa McGonagle is in the Chair. Produced by the Woman's Hour unit
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Holding on to Memories bv JILL NORRIS
Read by Elizabeth Proud Producer MITCH RAPER long wave only
Tony Lewis is your host before setting off ' Down Under ' to cover the ENGLAND cricket tour of AUSTRALIA. Appropriately enough, cricket holds centre-stage today.
There's the latest news from the second day's play in the Second Test at ' The Gabba ' ground in Brisbane. Plus, of course, a variety of off-beat items designed to ease you gently into the major sporting day of the week.
Producer ROB BONNET Editor DAVE GORDON
A portrait in sound of the amazing world of bells, direct from St James' Parish Church.
Wlnscombe. It's a village that nestles In a high valley on the Mendips and since 1490 its church bells have spreai the news of passing events around the neighbouring hills.
Join THE REV
BERNARD SALMON and the villagers In their church as the old year diss. And stay with them as they ring in the New Year and hold their Watchnight Service. Watchnight Address
THE REV CANON DAVID ISITT Written and presented by DIANE SHELLEY
Producers CHRISTOPHER MANN and PETER FIRTH BBC Bristol
includes reviews of Underground, a new thriller starring Raymond Burr at the Richmond
Theatre. about 12 people stranded In the London Underground on a train which has no driver - and as if that were not enough, one of them is shot: also The Hunger, starring David Bowie and Catherine Deneuve as lovers who meet in the 17th Century, but one of them Is losing their hold on eternal youth.
Presenter Chris Pawling Producer RICHARD DUNN
A weekly religious documentary series of ten programmes
4: The World Council of Churches Sixth General Assembly
Forthepastthreeweeks the World Council of Churches has been holding its sixth General Assembly in Vancouver. Its theme has been
' Jesus Christ - the Life of the World
More than 300 churches worldwide belong to the WCC and 50 British
Christians, Including the Archbishop of Canterbury, have been with around
1.000 other delegates at the Assembly in Canada. The World Council's agenda for the next decade will have been set. In the past the WCC has been no stranger to controversy.
Vancouver will have seen debates and decisions ranging from Internal church belief and practices to the gravest social concerns facing the world. So what has been decided. and on what religious basis'
Rosemary Hartill reports from the Assembly and assesses its performance. Prnducer and series editor JOHN NEWBURY
Each year a small number of girls under 16 years of age get pregnant and choose to keep their babies. How do they cope as mothers? How much do they rely on their own families for support? And does the young father literally leave the girl
' holding the baby '? Or does he face up to his responsibilities.
Anne Nightingale investigates.
Consultant PAUL lewis , of the National Council for One Parent Families
Throughout the west of Ireland, as September ncars its end, men on thousands of small-holdings are lifting their potatoes. On his own potato patch on the Atlantic coast of County Mayo. Michael Viney is harvesting his - and musing on the crop that for over 200 years spelt the life, and nearly the death, of the Irish nation. Producer PADDY O'KEEFFE
5: 'Fighting Chingers is bad enough, but on this planet they have the Venians on their side: mouldy newts with maybe just enough IQ to hold a gun and pull the trigger.'
visits two leaders of the 'new organic movement' on their holdings in West Wales. Producer ANTHONY PARKIN
The Seychelle Islands are over 5,000 miles away, but Eddie and Doreen Edmondson have brought the Seychelles to their own back garden in Lancashire. Each of the flower beds is in the shape and geographical position of one of the islands, with equivalent British flowers and plants. On summer evenings, Eddie and Doreen hold 'Seychelle Evenings' in their garden - playing music from the Seychelles and giving slide shows, while Doreen makes Seychelloise food.
Presented by Molly Price-Owen Producer SARAH ROWLANDS 9FEATURE: page 11
Indira Michael Robinson reports from Delhi and the Indian
States on the Union's chances of holding together after the assassination of Mrs Gandhi. Producer MAX EASTERMAN Editor BRIAN WALKER BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Wednesday 4.0 pm)