A programme for children at home
Today's story is "Farmer Cake and Farmer Rake" by Judith Miles
and in the story chair today Julian D'Albie
(Repeated on BBC1 and BBC Wales at 4.20 pm)
Author (Farmer Cake and Farmer Rake):
The story of how a baby grows in the womb and how the mother's body adapts to its needs
Introduced by Joan Bakewell with two consultant obstetricians
Reporting the world tonight
John Timpson and Peter Woods
A weekly programme which focuses on people and the situations which shape their lives.
Reporters Jim Douglas Henry, Jeremy James, Jeanne La Chard, John Pitman, Gillian Strickland, Desmond Wilcox, Harold Williamson
Tonight: The Few
Whatever became of Basher, of 'Ginger'; of 'China'; of 'Hawk-eye'
To an outsider, now, they look like a group of middle-aged family men: some balding, some putting on weight. To one another they are still the fresh-faced bunch of flyers - enthusiastic amateurs - who as 501 County of Gloucester Squadron, fought, and helped to win, the Battle of Britain. In 1940 they were the heroes that we needed then; serving at RAF Kenley, one of the hardest-hit airfields of the Battle of Britain.
Today, 29 years later, the airfield is non-operational and very, very quiet. And the men whom we called the glorious few? Some have gone home to Poland, some have become prosperous, others disillusioned. But for almost every one the Battle of Britain was the most important part of their lives. How long did they remember, how quickly did the rest of us forget?
Moira Lister and Clement Freud test their knowledge of food and wine in a kind of game with Zena Skinner and Tony Bilson
Host Nicholas Parsons
This week's star guest James Garner
and featuring Judy Carne, Arte Johnson, Ruth Buzzi, Henry Gibson, Goldie Hawn, Dave Madden, Gary Owens, Alan Sues, Jo Anne Worley, Chelsea Brown and The Wiere Brothers
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The thoughts and attitudes of a contemporary songwriter with special guests Francoise Hardy and Fat Mattress
with Joan Bakewell, Michael Dean, Tony Bilbow, Sheridan Morley