The world this morning introduced by John Timpson and Douglas Cameron
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
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
Regional VHF: see Variations
Read by KERRY FRANCIS (2)
Is it true that adders swallow their young.... that hedge-hogs collect fruit on their spines ... that birds hibernater For years it was fashionable to scoff at the notion of birds hibernating, until it was discovered that some actually do. Today's programme looks for the truth behind the legends - or at least an explanation. Introduced by DEREK JONES Producer DILYS BREESE
Kenny Everett , Vivian Stanshall with BENNY GREEN and. from America. THE CREDIBILITY GAP in a midweek medley of music, humour and comment.
Producer RICHARD GILBERT
NEM p 15; All poor men (obc 34): Psalm 33, vv 13-21: John 1, vv 1-14 (av); 0 word of God incarnate (BBC HB 191)
BBC N IRELAND ORCHESTRA conducted by HAVELOCK NELSON including music by Mozart, Ethel Smyth and Faure with songs from the TAPIOLA HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR of Finland, conductor ERKKI POHJOLA , winners of the School Class and BBC Silver Rose Bowl in Let the People Sing 1971
John Dunn introduces morning programmes for the holidays. Geoffrey Banks reads Farmer Giles of Ham by J. R. R .TOLKIEN abridged by BERTHA LONSDALE Part 1
This story, by the author of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, is set in pre Arthurian Britain and tells how Farmer Giles deals with a giant and a dragon. (Part 2: Friday)
J. R. R
Presenter Derek Cooper Consumer Style
On the Spot: JANICE DICKERSON takes a critical look at door-to-door selling.
With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind? VHF South West: see Variations
A Question of Values written by MARTIN WORTH adapted by PAT DUNLOP
Broadcast by arrangement with GRAHAM STEWART
Producer TRAFFORD WHITELOCK
12.55 Weather, programme news VHF : Regional news, weather
and voices and topics in and behind the headlines introduced by William Hardcaslle
Story: That Little Cut by PHYLLIS TOD
BBC MIDLAND LIGHT ORCHESTRA leader JAMES DAVIS conducted bv MICHAEL MOORES JOHN BOULTER (tenor) WILFRID PARRY (piano)
Introduced by STUART FORSYTH
Samaritan: a play for radio by JOHN HYNAM with Wilfred Pickles as Stan Bates JOE: And she can make good soup, can Mother.... And didn'we agree some time ago that she was Mother to us both?
SUE: Something like that.... JOE: I wish you'd accept her ...
Producer DAVID B. GODFREY (Wilfred's Choice: page 5)
with her own inimitable songs and sketches
At the piano WILLIAM BLEZARD Producer BILL WORSLEY
Lady Susan by JANE AUSTEN with CAROLINE JOHN Part 2
The news magazine: presented by William Hardcastle and PM s reporting team
5.50 VHF: Regional news, weather
5.55 Weather, programme news
The questions and ideas you send are discussed this week by Renfe Houston. Mary Stocks Rachel Heyhoe
In the chair Anona Winn Devised by ANONA WINN and IAN MESSITER
Producer CHRISTOPHER SERLE
(Repeated: Friday, 12.25 pm)
Adam Raphael presenting world news and views
The Variety Artists Benevolent Fund Home. Twickenham Producer PHYLLIS ROBINSON
International Head-quarters Girls' and Boys' Brigade, London
by Hugh Walpole, adapted by John Ashe
[Starring] Richard Pearson and Geoffrey Beevers
Messrs Johnson and Chippet are a firm who provide a most unusual service: they eliminate bores. When they take on Mr Bumpus's problem they find it a most difficult case to solve.
Producer SUSANNA CAPON
(Repeated: Thursday, 3.0 pm)
Dowager Countess of Pruxe:
with Magnus Magnusson , who this week asks other regular chairmen of the programme - Jacky Gillott. Kenneth Allsop
Anthony Smith , Richard Mayne and John Julius Norwich each to recommend a book they've read with particular pleasure this year.
Producer PATRICIA BRENT
A well-known professional broadcaster talks about something in the recent news which has caught his attention. t.59 Weather
Douglas Stuart reporting
An examination of some of the world's trouble spots and their prospects.
The Indian Sub-Continent: hv EVAN CHARLTON. former Editor of The Stutesman of Calcutta and New Delhi.
Travels with my Aunt
Read by TIMOTHY WEST (18)
preceded bv Weather
11.31 Market Trends