The world this morning: Britain at breakfast-time and the news from anywhere on earth introduced by Robert Robinson and Douglas Cameron
7.40 Today's Papers
7.45 Thought for the Day
7.50-8.0 Regional news, weather and programme news
Few creatures are more universally hated than the rat, yet it can rely on man for food and shelter. Rats are widely used in medical research, but the diseases they carry have killed millions of human beings.
It's a great success story-from the rat's point of view! Introduced by DEREK JONES Producer DILYS BREESE (from Bristol)
Robin Day presents highlights from Radio 4's weekly telephone series It's Your Line. Today's edition features past 5uests:
James Callaghan , mp
Enoch Powell , mp
Geoffrey Rippon , mp Dr Ralf Dahrendorf Michael Foot, mp
Producer WALTER WALLICH
Send us those science questions your parents stumble over. Paddy Feeny will be phoning the lucky ones and putting them on the line to the panel of resident scientists.
You can talk to Patrick Moore about space travel and astronomy, and to Professor Richard Gregory about inventions and how the brain works.
This week's guest is Professor Eric Laithwaite , who will answer questions about highspeed transport, electric motors, magnets and engineering. HaVe fun trying out for yourself ARTHUR GARRATT 'S experiments in the second instalment of ' You and Your Senses.'
If you would like a chance to talk on the telephone to the experts, send your question on a postcard, giving your name, age and telephone number to: Dial a Scientist. BBC. Broadcasting House. London WIA 1AA Producer ALISTAIR BROWN
Derek Cooper presents the Radio 4 series that tackles topics of direct concern to you. Today's main feature: Your Rights and Responsibilities
Lost Documents: what can be done about them? Some advice from LAURIE SAPPER
Other topical items too, and What's On Your Mind?
VHF South West: see col 2
by R. D. WINGFIELD with Kenneth Williams RICHARD CALDICOT as Sir Charles Prattle
JOSEPHINE TEWSON as Maisie CAROLINE HLAKISTON as MiSS GibbS and LESLIE HERITAGE as Tomkins with GRAHAM STARK as the Armourer Chapter 3: Harem Nights Other parts: EVA HADDON
RONALD HERDMAN , HAROLD KASKET JON ROLLASON , JOANNA WAKE and JO MANNING WILSON
Scripts edited by GERRY JONES Producer KEITH WILLIAMS
(Kenneth Williams is in ' Captain Brassbound's Conversion' at the Cambridge Theatre, London; Richard Caldicot in ' No Sex, Please - We're British ' at the Strand Theatre)
12.55 Weather; programmenews
A play for radio by DAVID WADE with William Fox
' You see, Edwards, my organisation is retained by some, if not all of the country's industrial leaders to find what they in their simple-minded way are pleased to call " men of outstanding ability," men, that is, dedicated to the job in hand with no other thought than to live it, eat it, sleep it.'
Producer DAVID h. GODFREY
Sir Alistair Mackenzie:
Sir William Boulding:
by KEITH DARVILL adapted from JOHN COLEMAN 'S 50 Years of an Actor's Life with Timothy West as John Coleman
' Some of these young actors have not, I'm afraid, the same spirit as we of the old brigade - too pretty, lisping hawthorne buds. cricket and Oxford degrees. But I am grateful for their loyal assistance in making the project for long so dear to my heart such an outstanding success. The climax of one life's devotion to the traditions of the art It loves. The rest is silence.,
Producer MAURICE LEITCH
by SAMUEL SELVON with Jan Edwards and Rudolph Walker
Things are not always what they seem ...
Producer BETTY DAVIES
Presented by JOHN DONAT , who makes a personal choice and introduces
MICHAEL PODRO on The Sovereignty of Good, three essays by Iris Murdoch , and PHILIP STEADMAN on Circle, edited by J. L. Martin , Ben Nicholson and Naom Gabo. and Architecture 2000 by Charles Jencks. DAVID PIPER and LIONEL MARCH discuss with JOHN DONAT some favourite books available between soft covers
Producer LEONIE COHN
MARGARET DRABBLE talks about the predicament of people with speech impediments whose careers nonetheless require them to speak in public.
The speaker herself, a well-known novelist and broadcaster, has an intermittent speech impediment,
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