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An anthology of baby books
Almost as soon as printing was invented, doctors began to write advice for parents on the upbringing of their children. The first known English baby book appeared in 1545 and the flow of advice to parents has not stopped since.
JOAN YORKE has been looking through some of the baby books written over the past 300 years and presents a selection of their (often contradictory) advice on child care.
Produced by THENA HESHEL
A majority - big or small?
Your verdict at the polls
Results flashed from the counts
With 200 or more constituencies still to declare their results on the day after polling, the nation may be in for a 'cliff-hanger' climax determining the size of the next Governments overall majority. The odds are that one or other Party will pick up the magic 315th seat sometime after midday.
Whether on your domestic set, a car radio, or a transistor where you work, Radio 4 invites you to keep in touch with the latest results with the least possible disturbance to what you have to do.
As in the overnight operation, Radio 4's special Election team concentrates on flashes from constituencies of special interest and interviews with leading Party spokesmen.
(A combined News, Current Affairs, and Outside Broadcasts presentation)
12.55 Weather; programme news
The news magazine that sums up your day-and starts off your evening
Including the latest news, the evening press, what's on tonight, the City, and the people and talking points of the day. Presented by William Hardcastle and Steve Race
Deputy editor DEREK LEWIS Editor ANDREW BOYLE
5.50 Weather; programme news
5.55 South-East News
A nation-wide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete for this title
Chairman FRANKLIN ENGELMANN Semi-Final (i)
MRS OLGA EVANS , London
ANTONY BARRINGTON BROWN Wiltshire: builder
PETER WATTS , Cornwall: writer Including Beat the Brains in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants Devised and written by JOHN P. WYNN
Produced by JOAN CLARK
by CHARLES DICKENS with Peter Woodthorpe as Fagin John Hollis as Bill Sikes and Stephen Bone as Oliver 11: Flight
Relates how a murderer is haunted by his evil conscience and how Mr Brownlow confronts Oliver's most bitter enemy.
A spontaneous discussion by BARONESS STOCKS
Chairman DAVID JACOBS
Produced by MICHAEL BOWEN from Henbury School. Bristol
(Repeated: Saturday, 1.15 pm) Listeners' views for use in Any Answersr should be addressed to Any Answers?, BBC, Bristol, BS8 2LR.
Madame at Court
First of two programmes in which Miriam Karlin reads from the letters of the Duchess of Orleans, the German wife of ' Monsieur,' younger brother of the Sun King, Louis XIV. Compiled by TERENCE COOPER Introduced by CORMAC RIGBY
Throughout her 50 years at the French Court this tough and witty German Princess was known by the grand title of ' Madame.' Her letters are among the most extraordinary documents about European Court life in existence.
' I consider myself so ugly that I have never been tempted to use much ornamentation. It was a good thing that I felt like this because Monsieur, who was extremely fond of dressing up, would have had hundreds of quarrels with me as to which of us should wear the most beautiful diamonds.'
Produced by HALLAM TENNYSON
The Government We Deserve
As the dust settles,
Analysis tests some theories on why the Election went the way it did
PAUL foot, political journalist
T. E. UTLEY , leader writer to the Daily Telegraph
BRIAN WALDEN, Member (Labour) for Birmingham All Saints in the last Parliament
ESMOND WRIGHT, Member (Conservative) for Glasgow Pollok in the last Parliament Chairman IAN MCINTYRE
Produced by GEORGE FISCHER
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