6.32 Farming Today: GARTH COOPER and BRYAN PLATT
Outlook: reflecting matters of Christian interest and concern
6.55 Weather, programme news
7.10 On Your Farm
Producer ANTHONY PARKIN
7.40 Today's Papers
Barry Norman introduces Radio 4's 70-minute worldwide look at the weekend: including at
7.50 Travel news and What's On; Weather and programme news at 7.55.
News and more of Today with Sports-desk at 8.30*; Papers at 8.40*
9.5 From Our Own Correspondent
9.30 Talking Politics
ANTHONY KING in conversation with leading politicians about themselves and their lives in and away from politics.
4: RTHON MARGARET THATCHER , MP
10.2 The Weekly World
DICK LEONARD reviews what the weeklies have to say: illustrations read by EDWARD COLE Narrator SHEILA TRACY
Producers PADDY O'KEEFFE
ANNE SLOMAN , DAVID WALTER
New Every Morning, p 46; Jesu, thou joy of loving hearts (BBC HB 323); Psalm 32; Matthew 24, v 45, to 25, v 13 (AV); Through the night of doubt and sorrow (BBC HB 186)
A weekly survey of what is new and significant in science and technology at home and abroad. Presenter Brian J. Ford Producer MICHAEL BRIGHT
Presenter Roger Cook
Food Column: LYN MACDONALD with her monthly look at what's new in the world of food.
Panel: NAN WINTON
TED MOULT, NEIL DURDEN-SMITH v A team representing the Army, Mtarfa, Malta
JIM GREENEN, KEN SWINBURN DAVE PERRY , BARRY PARROTT
Questionmaster PETER JONES
Questions set and programme devised by the producer MICHAEL TUKE-HASTINGS
(by arrangement with the BFBS: rptd Friday, 6.15 pm)
Weather, programme news
The actor whose ability to create original characters and capture vocal characteristics is unrivalled.
PETER CLAYTON celebrates the achievements of Peter Sellers from the zany inventiveness of the Goon Shows through to his recognition as one of our leading film actors.
Producer SIMON BRETT
(First broadcast in Celebration)
Presenter Sandi Jones
The week in Woman's Hour.
What the European papers say. Know Your Place: RACHEL ANDERSON. GRACE FOAKES. and FRANCES BERRIGAN , middle children, discuss their position with THORNTON PEARN.
Gardening: GEOFF AMOS.
Elves and Wizards-Ghosts and Mermaids: CHARLES CAUSLEY 'S favourite magic verse. Ben Preserve Us by CHAIM BERMANT abridged by PAT MCLOUGHLIN read by CYRIL SHAPS (6)
Milk and Honey by MALCOLM MACDONALD : the first of three plays based on his book World from Rough Stones with The story of a navvy ganger with ambitions to become England's greatest railway contractor. The year is 1839.
JOHN: Don' question, lass. Just do as th'art bid. By daybreak 1 need a letter of introduction from.... we'll make it Duke of Somerset. A letter from 'im and a note of 'and from a London banker good for ten thousand quid.
Producer RICHARD WORTLEY
Introduced by John Dunn
Arthur Poskett-man of destiny 10: Kidnapped
With JOHN FRANKLYN-ROBBINS and CAROLE HAYMAN written by BRIAN THOMPSON Producer TONY CLIFF
4.5 All Yours: more poetry, stories and music written and performed by you.
4.25 New Films: SARAH FORBES on some of the recent releases. Producer BOBBY JAYE
4.30 The Prince and the Pauper by MARK TWAIN
Read by GABRIEL WOOLF (4)
4.45 Number Please
A nationwide game devised by VALERIE HODGETTS
4: West of England
ALISON SMITH and HELEN MONT GOMERY (Clifton High School, Bristol) challenge ANDREW PICKup and ALAN CAVE (Sexey's School, Bruton, Somerset). Chairman TOM COYNE
Producer TONY SHRYANE Editor GRAHAM GAULD
4D Annual (jrom 26 September), 90p, from bookshops
A second chance to hear the best from the week's editions. Presenter Brian Trueman Producer TONY GOULD
Weather, programme news
by ALISTAIR COOKE
America. £5.00. from bookshops
Six short stories dramatised and produced for radio by DEREK HODDINOTT 3: Frustration
Judy Cornwell as Susanne and Jeff Rawle as Stanley
It took Stanley seven years to propose, a second for Susanne to accept, two days to set up home in furnished rooms and, as far as we know, no opportunity for consummating the marriage.
(BBC World Service production)
Phyllis Barclay-Smith , ornithologist, with ROY PLOMLEY. Producer RONALD COOK
(Repeated: Monday. 12.27 pm)
Records introduced by Richard Baker
(Shortened edn: Thurs, 9.5 am)
Operation Pedestal by FREDERICK TREVES
In August 1942 the largest. most heavily escorted and perhaps the most savagely attacked convoy of the war sailed from Britain to relieve the besieged island of Malta. This play, set aboard a British merchant vessel carrying a cargo of ammunition and aviation spirit, has been specially written as a tribute to some of those who took part in Operation Pede.stal.
Producer ROGER PINE
(Repeated: Monday, 3.5 pm)
Chief Officer Robinson:
Lieutenant Edwards RN:
Second Officer Hunt:
Three programmes in which Benny Green recalls the so-called 'golden age' of the late 19th and early 20th century.
Benny Green looks at this period through the eyes of Siegfried Sassoon, who wrote so sensitively about his childhood in the Kent countryside and whose recordings of his poems from BBC Archives evoke the atmosphere of the day... Reader John Samson
Producer David Cornet
(Repeated: Friday, 11.5 am)
Family Prayers led by REV DOUGLAS AITKEN