6.22 Farming Today: DAVID ADDIS
6.40 Prayer for the Day GEORGE W. TARGET
The world this morning introduced by Robert Robinson and John Timpson including at 6.50 and 7.50 med wave only Travel news, What's on, and (6.50 only) Keep Fit at 6.55 and 7.55 Weather and programme news at 7.0 and 8.0 News at 7.25 and 8.25 Sportsdesk including news from Christchurch on the opening day of the 10th
Commonwealth Games at 7.35* and 8.35* Papers
7.45-7.50 Thought for the Day
(Shortened version of Saturday's broadcast)
New Every Morning, p 38; The Lord ascendeth (BBC HB 133); Psalm 20; 2 Corinthians 5, vv 16-21 (RSV); All hail the power of Jesus' name (BBC HB 118)
The Boxbed by NESTA TUOMEY Read by Margaret D'Arcy
Paschal had always been a little afraid of the boxbed, and though he never told anyone, he often had nightmares about it. (Northern Ireland)
Rheumatism is something we all get: we believe it comes from cold and damp. But Tony Van den Bergh has been finding out from specialists something about the true causes of this painful illness.
He aiso talks with surgeons and physicians about developments in treatment with drugs and with the surgical replacement of diseased joints.
Producer MICHAEL TOTTON
Presenter George Luce
Health and Welfare. The End of the Day: JOAN YORKE visits a home for the terminally sick.
Weather, programme news
Introduced by Sue MacGregor Talk till Two
Reading your letters.
One Man's Freedom: PAUL HARD-MAN spent a year doing voluntary service in Fiji.
Winners of Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowships look back with PAT ROWE at ambitions fulfilled.
The Marigold Field by DIANE PEARSON abridged by ANN REES JONES read by BARBARA MITCHELL last instalment
Story: My Naughty Little Sister Goes Fishing by DOROTHY Edwards
The life and times of a broadcaster-about-town Producer MICHELL RAPER
The Long Ships
Read by MICHAEL MCCLAIN 4: King Harald's Yule
William Hardcastle and I'M's reporting team
5.50 Stock Market report
5.55 Weather, programme news
(Repeated: Friday, 1.30 pm)
Introduced by DAVID JACOBS Producer ROY HAYWARD
On 3 July 1940 the Royal Navy attacked and largely destroyed the French Fleet as it lay at its moorings in the harbour of Mers-el-Kebir.
Warren Tute traces the events which tragically and inevitably led to this confrontation which the French regarded as murderous aggression and the British as a grim but unavoidable necessity.
With CAPITAINE BERNARD DUFAY ; CAPTAIN G. H. PETERS , DSC, RN; COMMANDER W. J. FARRELL , OBE, DSC. RN; REAR ADMIRAL T. L. EDDISON , CB, DSO; and the recorded voice of WINSTON
Readers JOHN SAMSON and ROGER avon
Producer HELEN FRY
Captain G. H.
Admiral T. L.
"There are some parents who need their children, but there are some children who do not need their parents - they need something much better"
(Raissa Page, Association of British Adoption Agencies)
Cruelty, neglect, mental instability and quarrels over custody constitute family life for thousands of children. And yet there is no system for representing the rights of children if parents, their natural guardians, fail to fulfil their obligations.
Analysis examines the deficiencies in the laws safeguarding the welfare of children. Do local authorities use the power they have to provide care and protection? Should children at risk have their own advocate or be under the jurisdiction of a special court? Would a Guardian for Children threaten parents' rights?
Presenter John Tidmarsh
Producer Louise Purslow
Douglas Stuart reporting
Introduced by Paul Vaughan Producer JOY IIATWOOD
The Virgin and the Gipsy
Read by ELIZABETH SELI. ARS (9)
News Headlines followed by Radio 4's International Business Report; Market Trends