The world this morning: Britain at breakfast-time and the news from anywhere on earth introduced by Jack de Manio and John Timpson
7.40 Today's Papers
7.45 Thought for the Day
7.50-8.0 Regional news, weather and programme news
What happens when. by choice or necessity, the husband's and wife's roles in marriage are reversed and it's the man who sees his wife off to work at 8.0 o'clock, puts on an apron, and gets down to the housework?
John Tusa finds out. in conversation with a number of male housewives, including a writer, an actor, a retired advertising executive and a redundant worker from the Rhondda Valley.
Produced by ANNE DUNCAN-JONES
by STUART A. BLACK and FRANK SINGUINEAU
'They wouldn' make a silly mistake like trying to con you while you away. They knows yo' uncanny capacity fo' keep-in' one step ahead. Folks will be gettin' up very early in the morning if they going to catch vou. Yessir. Vtry, v-ery early. Zak ......TOMMY EYTLE
Produced by HARRY CATLIN †
Ken Sykora presents the Radio 4 series that tackles topics of direct concern to you Todays main feature: Your' Own Time
Spare: Slrike!: not a leftover industrial dispute but a visit to the world of ten pin bowling, by DAVID BELLAN.
And other topical items too.
VHF South West: see column 5
by EYNON EVANS with Ray Smith and Margaret John The news of a prison release for good conduct spreads panic through a small Welsh town.
Other parts played by RAY HANDY .CLIVE ROBERTS MICHAEL CUNNINGHAM
Produced by LORRAINE DAVIES
A chance to hear again some of the best one-hour plays broadcast in recent years.
by THOR HEYKRDAHL translated bv PATRICIA CRAMPTON adapted for radio in ten parts by NAN MACDONALD
10: Those last, all-important miles!
. A mighty crack. The harsh sound of timber breaking. A shock through oar-shaft and vessel, and Rci II. was rushing diagonally forward out of control, port side foremost. into the valley of water ... Reader JOHN JUSTIN .
Produced by BRIAN MILLER (from Bristol)
A spontaneous discussion by MALCOLM MUGGERIDGE, LADY ANTONIA FRASER, BARONESS STOCKS, PETER HALL
Chairman DAVID JACOBS
Produced by MICHAEL BOWEN from Bourne End Community Centre, Buckinghamshire
(Repeated: Saturday. 1.15 pin) Listeners' views for use in "Any Answers?" should be sent to Any Answers?, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR
Presented by David Wilson
Spring brought a smile to the face of Chinese diplomacy. easing relations with the United States and reviving the issue of the Peking Government's admission to the United Nations.
But what is the real nature and extent of the change? What caused it, and what does it imply?
ALASTAIR BUCHAN. Commandant of the Royal College of Defence Studies
WILLIAM P. BUNDY, former us Assistant Secretary of State for Far Eastern Affairs
JOHN GITTINGS , London School of Economics
THANAT KHOMAN, Foreign Minister of Thailand
COLONEL GEOFFREY WHEELER
Produced by ROLAND CHALLIS †
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