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Morning Story

The Enniskeltie Marathon by JOYCE BEGG
Read by Mark Mulholland
The original plan to hold the Enniskeltie Games was the brainchild of the Community Council, and while it seemed in essence a splendid idea, several inhibiting factors became apparent as time went on. Producer KATHRYN PORTER BBC Northern Ireland
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Study on 4

Crisis in Education In the second of four programmes PROFESSOR TED WRAGG turns his attention to the curriculum and the examinations system, and looks to the Scottish experience of new 16-plus exams for a hint of what the future holds.
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'Let there be no more war'

A major appraisal of what
Russians think of the West, as the USSR holds its own commemoration of the end of the Second World War. The words of the programme title are used in a Russian toast, often drunk in front of foreigners. These words recall the devastating impact of the War on the Soviet Union, which suffered 20 million dead.
Do the Russians believe the toast can have any meaning in these days of nuclear confrontation?
Gordon Clough is in Russia to talk to ordinary people about the impact of war on their lives and to observe the elaborate preparations for the 40th anniversary of the end of what they call the 'Great Patriotic War'.
And. as the Geneva talks on arms control resume, Professor John Erickson , Britain's foremost authority on the Soviet Union, assesses the motives behind Russian hopes for a revival of the old wartime co-operation between East and West.
Producers in the Soviet Union
PAUL CAMPBELL. MAX EASTERMAN Editor BRIAN WALKER A File on 4 special
BBC Manchester. Stereo
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Who Burnt the Reichstag?

On a February night in 1933, the German parliament building in Berlin was set on fire. The Nazis accused the Communists, but many blamed the Nazis themselves. And
Marinus Van der Lubbe, the Dutchman who was caught inside holding the firelighters, claimed to be acting alone.
Whoever caused it, the fire at the Reichstag marked the start of a new stage in the Nazi reign of terror.
James Joll looks back at the fire and its awful consequences, and discusses why the bitter controversy over its causes continues today.
With Karl-Dietrich Bracher , Lord Bullock, F.L. Carsten ,
David Caute , Hans Mommsen and Richard Overy Producer ALAN WILDING
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Explorers Extraordinary

The third of seven programmes written by JOHN KEAY Paddling for Christ
Narrator John Rowe with John Rye and Brian Smith The unique approach of John MacGregor to the business of exploration was that he did it all in his own purpose-built canoe, the Rob Roy. It served both as his home and his means of transportation. He also on his travels distributed evangelical tracts; he was, unashamedly, a man with a mission, and before setting out to explore the Middle East in 1868 he had in London founded the Ragged Schools
Shoeblack Society to help solve the problem of youth delinquency. His climactic journey to explore the sources of the River Jordan brought him close to death; 'English one, Arabs many,' he cried as an Arab took aim with his rifle.
But MacGregor survived to hold audiences spellbound with a dramatised account of his adventures.
Producer ALAN HAYDOCK Stereo
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Study on 4

4.0 Victorian Values A series of six programmes 2: Cleanliness is next to GodlinessVictorian Britain smelt. During Victoria's reign many steps were taken to try and clean up the newly developing cities and the homes of the people who flocked to them. TERRY JONES talks tO KENNETH HUDSON about the attempts made to cleanse 'the great unwashed'.
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4.30 Inside Information A ten-programme course 7: Computers in Control Computers are now being used to control all sorts of equipment - for business, industry and leisure. PAUL HEINEY takes a ride in the Isle of Man TT, travels on Birmingham Airport's high-tech train and lands a plane - all with the help of computers. There's also a report from DAVE LEE TRAVIS on a computer-controlled camera.
5.0 In All Fairness The last of four programmes. In conversation with GEORGINA ASHWORTH of Change, ANN CLWYD , mp, Labour member for Cynon Valley, JANE FINLAY ofthe Equal Opportunities Commission and EMMA NICHOLSON , Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Party, SUSAN MARLING looks forward to what chance the future holds of a fairer deal for women. Series producer CHRISTOPHER STONE
5.30 Euromagazine Edizione italiana (1) ANGELA virdo illustra una giomata nella vita di una piazza romana, la piazza del Panteon. Presentatori denise DE ROME e ENRICO VERDECCHIA Regia di ALAN WHITING
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Music from the People

The folk song revival in England 4: No More Folk Songs
'No Nation has a richer store of traditional music than England, and none is more prone to undervalue its heritage.'
(CECIL SHARP)
In 1922 Cecil Sharp , who had been in poor health for many years, died. Ralph Vaughan
Williams, although still deeply involved in folk music, ceased his collecting activities. Many of the young men who would have replaced them had been killed in the First World War.
The Folk Society struggled on, with most members holding the view that all the best folk songs had been collected.
With Douglas Kennedy Bob Arnold
Ursula Vaughan Williams
Bob Copper. Shirley Collins and Peter Kennedy
Written and presented by Jim Lloyd
Producer GEOFFREY HEWITT BBC Birmingham Stereo
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Explorers Extraordinary

A series of seven programmes written by JOHN KEAY 3: Paddling for Christ
Narrator John Rowe with John Rye and Brian Smith
The unique approach of John MacGregor to the business of exploration was that he did it all in his own purpose-built canoe. His climactic journey to explore the sources of the River Jordan brought him close to death. But MacGregor survived to hold audiences spellbound with a dramatised account of his adventures.
Producer ALAN HAYDOCK (R)
(A book based on this series will be published next month by BBC
Publications in association with John Murray ) Stereo
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4.0 Measuring Up Six programmes in which MARGARET KORVING Seeks Out expert advice on how to assess and improve your employment prospects - whether you have lost a job, come to a dead end, or reached a turning point in your life.
5: Tackling the Job Market Producers NICOLE CHURCH and GORDON HUTCHINGS (R)
4.30 Get By in Arabic A six-part introduction to everyday spoken Arabic Presented by AHDAF SOUEIF and ALIX REFAIE
2: Eating and Drinking Written by HILARY WISE and SALAH EL-GHOBASHY Producer ALAN WILDING
5.0 Play for Tomorrow 5: The Theme is Leisure DILLY BARLOW visits Thorpe Park in Surrey, a former quarry that now lists a working farm among its attractions; tries the 'white-knuckle rides' at Alton Towers in Staffordshire; and reports on the newest leisure park in Britain, Britannia Park in Derbyshire. Producer FRANK WARWICK
5.30 In All Fairness The last of four programmes In conversation with GEORGINA ASHWORTH of Change, ANN CLWYD, mp. Labour member for Cynon Valley, JANE FINLAY of the Equal Opportunities Commission and EMMA NICHOLSON , Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Party, SUSAN MARLING considers what chance the future holds of a fairer deal for women. Producer CHRISTOPHER STONE (R)
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The Witch Report

Black-cloaked riders of the night; brides of Satan - some of the images that spring to mind when thinking of witches.
Were the witches of old really clinging to the vestiges of a long-forgotten pagan religion, or persecuted because the world was afraid of powerful women? Roald Dahl ,
Lady Antonia Fraser and Keith Thomas are among those who tell Jenny Cuffe why the figure of the witch still has such a hold on the imagination of both children and adults.
Producer SALLY FELDMAN
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The Afternoon Play

The Jail Diary of Albie Sachs by DAVID EDGAR abridged by MADELINE SOTHEBY
Albie Sachs , a young white
South African barrister who had made a name for himself defending people prosecuted under the apartheid laws, was arrested in Cape Town on 1 October 1963. He was held in solitary confinement under the 90 Days Law, which - in effect - allows police to hold subjects indefinitely....
Directed by GORDON HOUSE
A BBC World Service Drama production (R) Stereo
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4.0 Alternative Medicine A series of six programmes 3: All in the Mind Suggestion can be a powerful force in medicine. ROBERT EAGLE investigates how it is being harnessed by some alternative practitioners to help patients heal themselves. Producer JANE WOOD (R) Revised
4.30 Inside Information A ten-programme course on the world of information technology with PAUL HEINEY
7: Computers in Control Computers are now being used to control all sorts of equipment - for business, industry and leisure. Paul Heiney takes a ride in the Isle of Man TT, travels on Birmingham Airport's high-tech train and lands a plane - all with the help of computers. There's also a report from DAVE LEE TRAVIS on a computer-controlled camera. Researcher DAVE HARVEY Producer CHRISTOPHER STONE (R) Inside Information is a complete learning package and the accompanying book. computer software and audio cassettes are now on sale. Further details of these and of a special City and Guilds assessment scheme are available from: Inside Information, BBC Education, London W52PA
5.0 France Extra!
8: La parole est auxjeunes Qu'est-ce que tu vas faire? JUUETTE MOLE and JEAN-MICHEL DUFFRENE explain how to talk about career and holiday plans, and how to arrange to meet people. CHANTAL CUER reports on what the future holds for school-leavers. Script by ELSPETH BROADY (Re-broadcast next Saturday) Book £5.50; pack of three cassettes
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5.30Deutschdirekt! A 20-part radio and television German course for beginners based on conversations and interviews recorded and filmed in West Germany and Austria 7: Zweimal Bonn, bitte About numbers, the time and buying train tickets; and starting to talk about your work with SABINE MICHAEL and PETER SAHLA Written by MARGARET WIGHTMAN Producer IRIS SPRANKLING (Re-broadcast next Saturday)
Book £5. 95; three cassettes £3.75 from booksellers
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In One Ear

Short professional man, 46, in a rut, needs woman (no preference) for no-holds-barred relationship in office after hours. Hobbies - nylon shirts and stretching across the dinner table Reply: Box 4
With Helen Lederer ,
Clive Mantle , Nick Wilton and Steve Brown
Music by STEVE BROWN
Written by ARNOLD BROWN.
STEVE BROWN , PAUL B. DA VIES, JEREMY HARDY. HUNTER AND DOCHERTY, JOHN IRWIN. HELEN LEDERER , PAUL MARTIN. HELEN MURRY , GEOFFREY PERKINS. ROGER PLANER. SMITH AND KYAN NICK WILTON and the producer JAMIE Rix
('In One Ear' performed live each week at the Paris Studio,
Lower Regent Street, London Wl Doors open at 11.0pm)
(Re-broadcast on Fri at 12.27 pm) Stereo
BBC Radio 4 FM

The Reith Lectures 1985

Innocence and Design
The last of six talks about the influence of economic ideas on policy by David Henderson. Head of the Economics and Statistics Department in the Organisation for
Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
6: Markets, States and Economics 'Those who are influenced by orthodox economic ideas have no pre-assigned place on the political spectrum - left, right or centre. Contrary to what is often supposed, my fictional orthodox colleague Mr MacQuedy , who favours market-oriented economic policies, is not a man of the right. He holds no firm party political allegiance, and in most, if not all, OECD countries he would have to be classed as a floating voter.'
(Re-broadcast on Sunday at 9.35 on R3) (The Reith Lectures are printed weekly in THE LISTENER)
BBC Radio 4 FM

The Afternoon Play

The Jail Diary of Albie Sachs by DAVID EDGAR abridged for radio by MADELINE SOTHEBY with
Albie Sachs , a young white
South African barrister who had made a name for himself defending people prosecuted under the apartheid laws, was arrested in Cape Town on 1 October 1963. He was held in solitary confinement under the 90 Days Law, which, in effect, allowed police to hold subjects indefinitely....
Directed by GORDON HOUSE. Stereo (First broadcast on BBC World Service)
BBC Radio 4 FM

Communities in Crisis

What is it that holds a community together? It is only in a crisis that the skeleton of a community is exposed.
The second of four programmes in which Margaret Percy looks at how communities have coped with different types of crisis. Oil
In 1971, oil was discovered under the North Sea to the east of Shetland. The traditional lifestyle of the remote rural community was threatened by the arrival of a massive multi-billion-pound industry. The fishermen and crofters of Shetland Island Council had to take on the might of the giant oil companies in what they saw as a battle for Shetland's future. Producer BRIAN KING BBC Birmingham
BBC Radio 4 FM

Children in Sport

Much has been made in the past of the value of sport in children's education and development. But do traditionally organised sports still hold an appeal for today's youngsters? Are there dangers in training to win at all costs and in the early introduction to intensive training for competition? Wendy Lloyd reports on the battle currently being fought on and off the school playing fields and Libby Purves invites you to join a discussion on the place of sport in our children's playing life. Producer FRANK WARWICK
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Does He Take Sugar?

Holding Therapy for Autistic Children
In the past five years, interest has grown in this method of 'breaking into'the strange closed world of the autistic child. But despite claims of success, the idea of parents trying to rebuild bonds by forced holding and eye contact has encountered stiff opposition.
Tonight John Mills visits a London centre to see the technique in action and hear first-hand accounts of its effects. Producer MARLENE PEASE
Correspondence and enquiries to: BBC. Broadcasting House. London W1A 4WW Phone [number removed]
(Lines open from 10.0am to 5.0pm)
('A World of Their Own' next Sunday reports on how autistic children see the world)
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4.0 The Mind in Focus The third of five programmes exploring current thinking in psychology Religious Belief Why do rational people hold non-verifiable beliefs? Is it possible to avoid a system of beliefs, or are they a necessary part of the human condition? PETER EVANS introduces the topic, and chairs a discussion between JOHN BOWKER , Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, JONATHAN RILEY SMITH , Professor of History at the University of London, and psychiatrist, DR ANTHONY STORR Producer DANIEL SNOWMAN (R)
4.30 Never the Same Again JENNI mills traces critical periods in family life and talks to families about how they weathered the crisis.
3: He thinks we're trying topoison him Jim was 21 when his family discovered he was a schizophrenic.
5.0 Brainwaves The education magazine presented by MARGARET PERCY Should acts of worship and the teachingof Christianity be removed from the classroom altogether? Also, the Maths Maze: the first in a series of guides for parents wishing to help their children with modern maths. Producer SIMON MAJOR (R)
5.30 Get By in German The first of five programmes An introductory course for travellers on business or holiday Getting Food and Drink Ordering breakfast; going to a restaurant; paying the bill; tipping the waiter. With GABI ENGLET and JURGEN ANDERSEN Course writer and series producer EDITH BAER (R) Book, £1. 75; two cassettes. £7.48 from retailers
BBC Radio 4 FM

Saturday-Night Theatre

Asking Charlie by CHRISTOPHER DENYS
Love may be blind but Josh Cartwright 's friends find his passion for Phyllis Ashford beyond comprehension. As well as being a virago and having a habit of holding conversations with the ashes of her late husband Charlie, she treats Josh shamefully. But in his campaign to win her, Josh will stoop to anything, even crime....
Directed by TONY CLIFF BBC Manchester. Stereo
(Re-broadcast on Monday at 3.0pm)






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