C.27 Farming Today: ROBIN HICKS
6.45 Prayer for the Day
The world this morning introduced by Robert Robinson and John Timpson
6.50 medium wave Travel news, What's on. and Keep Fit with EILEEN FOWLER
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 medium wave Travel news
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 last column
What do we expect from marriage today? How are our attitudes to this centuries-old institution changing?
Your views discussed with Alison Lyons of the Institute of Marital Studies, and Alan Leighton , journalist and counsellor. Taking your calls: Judith Chalmers
Call [number removed]between 7.30 and 9.0. Calls cannot be accepted after 9.0 am
NEM p 80; Come, let us to the Lord (BBC HB 487); Psalm 90, vv 1-6, 12-17; Luke 22, vv 14-27 (RSV); God of grace (BBC HB 391)
BBC NORTHERN IRELAND ORCHESTRA conducted by ALUN FRANCIS including music by Mozart, John Fox and Delibes TOMMY REILLY plays harmonica solos with WILFRID PARRY (piano)
Read by JOHN JUSTIN
9: A New Beginning
Presenter George Luce Health and Welfare
A World of Silence: KAY NASB looks at the isolated world of the deaf.
With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind?
The Light that Failed
If Big Brother succeeds In dousing the light of the forbidding Blackstone Lighthouse the pride of the Merchant Marine will go to the bottom. Can England's hero get there in time. Come to that - can he even find the lighthouse?
12.55 medium wave Weather, programme news
and voices and topics in and behind the headlines introduced by William Hardcastle
Story: The Early Worm by EUGENIE SUMMERF1ELD
RADIO BIG BAND leader NIGEL CARTER conducted by MALCOLM LOCKYER With DANNY STREET
CHERYL KENNEDY and the WILLIAM DAVIES QUARTET
Introduced by STUART FORSYTH
With Prejudice by JAMES FAIRFAX
The life and times of a broadcaster-about-town Producer MICHELL RAPER
The Taste of Too Much by CLIFFORD HANLEY
Read by MICHAEL DEACON 4: The Moratorium
The news magazine: presented by William Hardcastle and PM's reporting team
5.50 medium wave Stock Market report
5.55 Weather, programme news
(Repeated: Friday, 1.30 pm)
Gerald Priestland presenting world news and views
A selection of listeners' letters continuing the discussion heard in last Friday's Any Questioner Introduced by DAVID JACOBS Producer ROY HAYWARD
(Repeated: Friday, 4.0 pm)
Write to Any Answers?, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR
Through soundtrack , record and in conversation with him at his home in America, MICHAEL FREEDLAND reconstructs the life and times of Harry Belafonte.
Producer JOHN BROWELL
(Duke Ellington: Fri. 9.5 am)
Imagine a child of seven, quite beautiful, but who screams uncontrollably. cannot talk and cannot recognise her mother's love. Her body is perfect though her mind Is not.
Fourteen years ago that was Ann Hodges , an autistic child born before the handicap was generally recognised. Today, through the remarkable devotion and strength of her family, Ann can read. write, talk, is affectionate - and wants a lob.
In the first part of this programme the Hodges tell the story of Ann's release from her very private world. But what is autism, what are the problems of diagnosis and treatment, and what help is available? That is the theme of the discussion which follows the story of Ann, between three experts on autism:
DR LORNA WING, member of the Scientific Staff of the Medical Research Council
DR NEIL O'CONNOR. Director of the urc's Developmental Psychology Unit
SYBIL ELGAR , headmistress of a school for autistic children Presenter Joan Yorke
Compiled and produced by KAROLYN SHINDLER
John Tusa reporting
Mr Prohack by ARNOLD BENNETT Read by NEVILLE JASON (9)
A nightly review of the arts and science
People, ideas, events - opinion and discussion. Introduced tonight by Peter France
preceded by Weather
11.31 Market Trends
Network Special with BBC Local Radio
Radio 4 stays open late to bring you the results of today's local elections in England and Wales. in which 35 million people are entitled to vote.
The whole system of local government has been drastically changed. New authorities have been created, and old ones swept away. Who will run the six giant Metropolitan Counties outside London? Who will control the other County Councils, many of them with new names and new boundaries? Who will win Greater London, where the results may have a special significance because the elections are being fought on the same boundaries as the next General Election?
In this co-production between Network News and Current Affairs in London and the BBC Local Radio Stations, you can hear results and comments from all over the country. In the Election Studio:
ANTHONY KING , Professor of Government, University of Essex
ROBERT CARVEL. Political Editor. London Evening standard
Chairman Hardiman Scott , the BBC's Political Editor
Production team DENNIS LOWER JOHN TURTLE. MARTIN COX Co-production editor BERNARD TATE
(Inshore forecast 11.45*-11.48*)