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BBC Radio 4

18th January 1980

14.02 - 15.00 Woman's Hour

Introduced from Birmingham by Maureen Staffer

  • Midlands Guest: Simon Rattle. who at the age of 24 as been appointed principal conductor of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
  • Mixed Marriages:ANN TENNANT discusses the pressures and benefits of inter-racial marriage with three couples from mixed backgrounds. backgrounds.
  • JOCELYN Child 's and teacher JENNY PEACOCK assess some mail-order schemes that offer activities at home for mothers with preschool children. How useful is the material tney send out? Do they give value for money?
  • The Grass Harp by TRUMAN CAPOTE abridged in nine parts by DOREEN ESTALL. Read by WILLIAM ROBERTS (9) (MUSIC: Hoddinotts Concerto Grosso No 2) long wave only


  • Unknown: Simon Rattle.
  • Unknown: Ann Tennant
  • Unknown: Jocelyn Child
  • Unknown: Jenny Peacock
  • Unknown: Doreen Estall.
  • Read By: William Roberts