6.27 Farming Today presented by ROBIN HICKS
6.45 Prayer for the Day
The world this morning introduced by John Timpson and Robert Robinson
6.50 Travel news, What's on, and Keep Fit with EILEEN FOWLER VHF: Regional news, weather
6.55 Weather, programme news
7.0 News and more of Today including at 7.25 Sportsdesk; at 7.40 Today's Papers
7.45 Thought for the Day LEONARD NEAL
7.50 Travel news
VHF: Regional news, weather
7.55 Weather, programme news
8.0 News and more of Today including at 8.25 Sportsdesk; at 8.35* Today's Papers
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Does your child keep you awake, at night? Are you anxious about feeding? How should you deal with tantrums?
Phone in your questions on child care to Dr Hugh Jolly, a consultant paediatrician.
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In the chair George Scott
Producers WALTER WALLICH, ELIZABETH SMITH
recalls some memories of childhood Christmas-times 1: Breaking Up
NEM p 22: Blessed Jesus, at thy word (BBC HB 257); Psalm 27, part 1: Isaiah 51, vv 4-16 (RSV); Thou art the Way (BBC HB 338)
LONDON STUDIO ORCHESTRA leader REGINALD LEOPOLD conducted by ERIC WETHERELL including Glinka's Overture: ' Ruslan and Ludmilla, and music by Ravel, Grieg. Bizet WILFRID PARRY at the piano accompanies JOHN BOULTER In songs including ' Faery Song '
3: The Buroo by SEAN MCCARTHY with Tom Watson
Time stretches out when you're waiting in the Buroo, a Glasgow labour exchange.
Producer R. D. SMITH
Alex, Scots hippie:
Jim, a hippie:
Bella, fantasy siren:
Presenter John Edmunds Health and Welfare
The Tip of my Tongue: NANCY WISE looks into the world of speech therapy, how and whom it helps, its triumphs and tribulations.
VHF South West: see Variations
12.55 Weather, programme news VHF : Regional news, weather
Story: The Tiddler by LEILA BERG
RADIO BIG BAND conducted by MALCOLM LOCKYER with BARRY KENT and the WILLIAM DAVIES QUARTET
Introduced by BRIAN EMPRINGHAM
A mixture of the skittish, the sceptical and the scurrilous: never, we hope. the snobbish, the self-righteous or the soporific. Producer MICHELL RAPER
The Worst Journey in the World read by Geoffrey Beevers
4: Winter Quarters
William Hardeastle and PM's reporting team
5.50 VHF: Regional news, - weather
(Repeated: Friday, 1.30 pm)
A selection of listeners' letters Introduced by DAVID JACOBS Producer ROY HAYWARD
(Repeated: Friday. 4.0 pm)
with In the summer of 1919 Elgar completed his Cello Concerto. From then until his death 15 years later he composed scarcely at all. However he continued to conduct at the Three Choirs Festival and elsewhere and. in fact, recorded most of the music he had written earlier.
This account of these years includes readings from the correspondence between Elgar and Bernard Shaw. who was one of his most ardent champions, as well as recollections of Elgar by SIR ADRIAN BOULT , ASTRA DESMOND , DAME EDITH EVANS , SIR BARRY JACKSON. YEHUDI MENUHtN , IVOR NEWTON and ALAN WEBB. Extracts from the recordings conducted by Elgar himself include the Violin Concerto with the 15-year-old Menuhin as soloist. Producer ALAN HAYDOCK
A weekly magazine of the arts Presented by Barry Norman
Alice's Adventures in Wonder-land: JONATHAN MILLER discusses this film musical and the various interpretations of the original book.
The Amazing Mr Blunden : LIONEL JEFFRIES talks about his latest ' family ' film.
And two major theatrical premieres this week: John Os borne's new play A Sense of Detachment at the Royal Court Theatre and The Island of the Mighty bv John Arden and Margaretta D'Arcy at the Aldwych Theatre. London. Producer ROSEMARY HART
PAUL VAUGHAN takes a look at new inventions, new ideas and new discoveries in the world of science and technology and introduces some of the people concerned with them.
Producer MICHAEL BRIGHT
Douglas Stuart reporting
Travels with my Aunt
Read by TIMOTHY WEST (4)
Radio 4 stays open late to bring you the results of today's by-elections in Sutton & Cheam and in Uxbridge.
These contests are the first real test of public opinion since the freeze on pay and prices was announced a month ago.
The results will represent a verdict on the Government halfway through the present Parliament.
Chairman Hardiman Scott , the BBC's Political Editor
Inshore forecast 11.45-11.48)