The world this morning: Britain at breakfast-time and the news from anywhere on earth introduced by John Timpson and Robert Robinson
7.40 Today's Papers
7.45 Thought for the Day
7.50-8.0 Regional news, weather and programme news
A second chance to hear the personal anthology of prose and verse presented by the eminent scientist and Nobel Prize-winner who died last month.
Sharing the readings with OLIVE GREGG and HUGH DICKSON , Sir Lawrence plays the part of Sherlock Holmes 's companion Dr Watson.
Producer LAURIE JOHN
with Gerry Marsden
Things to collect, to cook, to grow competitions.... jokes ... thrills and spills.... letting off steam.... and the extra-ordinary exploits of Dangerous Dr Macloon.
Producers GILLIAN HUSH and TONY CLIFF (from Manchester)
Derek Cooper presents the Radio 4 series that tackles topics of direct concern to you. Today's main feature:
Your Home and Family
What Do Children Read? Does it matter if they see the classic on the TV and never read the book? LESLIE smith talks to schoolchildren, a headmistress and a schoolmaster,
Other topical items too, and a selection from your letters in What's On Your Mind?
(Write to You and Yours, BBC. Broadcasting House, London, W1A 1AA; or phone [number removed], extension 3030, and record your letter)
VHF South West: see column 5
based on the book by HENRY CECIL
in In Reverse with GERALD CROSS, WILLIAM FOX GARARD GREEN and This week's special guest star
This week Roger Thursby comes up against Judge Boyle , who has the formidable reputation of biting your head off for no reason at all and, if given any reason, eating it slowly.
Written by HENRY CECIL and BASIL DAWSON
Producer DAVID HATCH
(Repeated: Thurs, 6.15 pm)
12.55 Weather, information and news for your area
A novel-sequence (1914-1968) arranged for radio in 29 parts 23: The Vote
1958. Roger Quaife 's views on Britain's future nuclear policy are at last brought to the crucial Parliamentary test. The result has far-reaching consequences for all those who. like Lewis Eliot , have been closely associated with Quaife.
Producer ROGER PINE. Executive producer NORMAN WRIGHT
Sir Francis Getliffe:
Lady Caroline Quaife:
Sir Hector Rose:
A year of Gardeners' Question Time
FRANKLIN ENGELMANN recalls some of the places visited and some of the questions asked during the past year
With FRED LOADS , BILL SOWERBUTTS and ALAN GEMMELL
Producer KENNETH FORD
The comedian's comedian talks about his craft, with illustrations and appraisals from
George Burns , Denis Goodwin Phil Harris. Bob Hope
Gregory Peck , John Pritchard Research by MICHAEL FREEDLAND Producer JOHN CASSELS
(Repeated: Friday, 9.5 am)
In the last decade new techniques have transformed the art of medicine.
Certain diseases have developed new strains which are proving resistant to known drugs. Other diseases which were believed to be vanishing are proving surprisingly persistent. Professor Maurice Backett believes we should consider these as ' new diseases.'
In this programme leading consultants talk about the diseases in which they specialise and how medical science is combating them. The specialists also advise how we should protect ourselves against these ailments, while patients describe their experiences. Among the diseases discussed are coronaries, bronchitis, lung cancer, ulceration, mental illness and venereal disease. Compiled and narrated by TONY VAN DEN BERGH
Producer ALAN BURGESS
van Den Bergh
Most of us think of protest songs as a recent phenomenon. But such familiar American songs as Yankee Doodle and The Bluetail Fly were originally songs of protest.
Harvey Matusow takes a look at 200 years of protest songs-and discovers something about American history on the way. Producer DANIEL SNOWMAN
(Radio Times People: page 4)
2: Measuring Health
How would you define and then measure ' good health ' or ' illness '? Indeed, is it any longer possible completely to separate the two?
GORDON SNELL talks to GEORGE TEELING-SMITH , director of the Office of Health Economics
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