6.27 Farming Today presented by ROBIN HICKS
6.45 Prayer for the Day
John Timpson and Douglas Cameron introduce what Europe's getting up to, plus the news from anywhere else on earth
6.50 Travel news, What's on, and Keep Fit with EILEEN FOWLER VHF: Regional news, weather
6.55 Weather, programme news
and more of Today including at 7.25 Sportsdesk; at 7.40 Today's Papers
7.45 Thought for the Day
7.50 Europe Information Desk and travel news
VHF: Regional news, weather
7.55 Weather, programme news
and more of Today in Hamburg and London including at 8.25 Sportsdesk; at 8.35* Today's Papers
Regional VHF: see Variations
Read by KERRY FRANCIS (6)
Who will deny the beneficial influence which civilisation will experience when voices of dear friends and relatives long departed, the utterances of great men and women who have lived centuries before ... can be heard and reheard in every well-jurnished parlour
(EMILE BERLINER: 1888)
Jerrold Northrop Moore narrates a short history of the gramophone in England during its 75 years among us.
With recordings by Caruso, Chaliapin, Clara Butt , Gigli, Melba, Elgar and others, and reminiscences by MRS ARTHUR GIBBS , ISABELLA WALLICH and DAVID BICKNELL.
NEM p 93; To us in Bethlem city (BBC HB 315); Psalm 138; John 1. vv 40-51 (AV); Of the Father's love begotten (BBC HB 57)
LONDON STUDIO ORCHESTRA leader REGINALD LEOPOLD conducted by TERENCE LOVETT including music by Faurg, Sibelius and Percy Grainger. MOURA LYMPANY (piano) plays Shostakovich, Chopin and Rachmaninov
by PETER GRAFTON
Lyle, the village tearaway, whose motorcycle is the bête noire of Vaughn, the school-master, and Miss Aycock, the local gossip, discovers how to make them immortalise him....
Producer BRIAN MILLER
Presenter Joan Yorke Home and Family
Backward Child? There are several reasons why a child labelled ' backward ' might be of perfectly normal, even high, intelligence. A paediatrician and an educationist tell you what you should do.
With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind? VHF South West: see Variations
A panel game controlled (!) by Nicholas Parsons in which Kenneth Williams
Derek Nimmo. Clement Freud
Andrée Melly try to talk for just a minute on this and that Devised by IAN MESSITER Producer DAVID HATCH
(Repeated: Thursday, 6.15 pm)
12.55 Weather, programme news VHF : Regional news, weather
Story: The Great Toboggan Race by MARY CALVERT : part 2
RADIO BIG BAND conducted by MALCOLM LOCKYER with LOIS LANE and the CHARLES YOUNG CHORALE
Introduced by ROY WILLIAMSON
bv COMPTON MACKENZIE dramatised for radio in six parts by DENIS CONSTANDUROS Parti: Boyhood. The late 1880s.
The Surgeon's Log
Read by MANNING WILSON 2: East of Suez
William Hardcastle and PM's reporting team
5.50* Stock Market report
VHF Regional news, weather
5.55 Weather, programme news
or Your Favourite Spike
A series of uncorrected mishaps, mistakes and misdeeds perpetrated by Spike Milligan misaligned with JOHN BLUTHAL , VILMA HOLLINGBERY ALAN CLARE and his QUARTET Guest singer Friday Brown
Script by SPIKE MILLIGAN , PETER SPENCE and CHRISTOPHER LANGHAM Producer JOHN BROWELL
(Vilma Hollingbery is in ' The Man Most Likely To at the Duke of York's Theatre, London)
on behalf of the Conservative and Unionist Party
Ring Robin Day to put your shopping problems in person to
Edward McClean , Managing Director of Selfridges, one of London's biggest department stores.
[number removed](16 lines) will take questions from 6.0 pm onward Producer WALTER WALLICH
A programme based on the unpublished letters of Helen Bannerman , author of Little Black Sambo and other children's books, and her husband Major-General W. B. Banner man of the Indian Medical Service. They were sent from India to their children at school In Edinburgh and cover the years 1902-1915.
The programme includes the comments and recollections of three of these children:
MRS JANET KIBBLE , DR DAY BANNERMAN , and MR R. B. W. BANNERMAN
Readings of the letters by LENNOX MILNE , BRYDEN MURDOCH Narration by FRANCIS WATSON
Music based on a song written by HELEN BANNERMAN sung by PATRICIA CLARK With ALEXANDER KELLY
Compiled and produced by ELIZABETH SMITH
(First broadcast in 1971) It is followed at 9.30 by Sambo Blacked
Considerable controversy has surrounded Little Black Sambo over the past year. Is it a suitable book for today's 5-year-olds? How seriously should we check children's books for their attitude to race - or to violence, class, and the position of women"
These questions discussed by Kingsley Amis and Leila Berg
In the chair ROBERT KEE
General W. B.
Mr R. B. W.
Douglas Stuart reporting with voices and opinions from around the world
Fathers and sons discuss the virtues and problems of being in the same profession - and the changes that have taken place in that profession over the years.
2: The Bankers
Rennie Hoare in conversation with his son Henry Hoare. Both are managing partners of one of the oldest banking firms in the City.
The Slaves of Solitude 0 by PATRICK HAMILTON
Read by CYRIL SHAPS (2)
preceded by Weather
11.31 Market Trends