6.22 Farming Today
6.40 Prayer for the Day
Introduced by Barry Norman and Malcolm Billings
Including at 6.50 and 7.59 VHF Regional news and weather; at
6.55 and 7.55 Weather and programme news.
At 7.0 and 8.0 News and more of Today with Sports-desk at 7.27 and 8.27; Today's Papers at 7.35* and 8.35*; and Thought for the Day 7.45-7.50 by CANON RICHARD BUCK.
English Regions: see column 5
medium ware only Back to Nature
How much do children who live in towns know about life in the country? And how relevant is it to the urban existence most children have? Are the schemes to take town children into the country of any value?
Jeter Estall has been talking to Treople concerned about the urban child.
Producer MARY REDCLIFFE
BBC Home correspondents and reporters. Introduced by PETER DONALDSON. Producer TOM READ
NEM, p 84; Christian, seek not yet repose (BBC HB 340); Canticle 4; Psalm 51, vv 1-13 (av); Forty days and forty nights (BBC HB 341)
The Ape by v. s. PRITCHETT Read by Frank Duncan
It was the greatest fruit robbery, and from our point of view the most successful ever known in our part of the jungle ..
Ray Goodwin is one of those lucky people whose work and whose pleasures both lie in the countryside. His job is herd manager on a Cotswold farm; his hobby is observing animals and recording those sounds.
He shows DILYS BREESE how he makes his recordings and plays some of Ms favourites,
1 Remember ... 1 Remember by ROGER FRITH with Anna Cropper
Gabriel Woolf and Ian Sharrock Jonathan and I had got up early in our new home.... the sun was just rising.... It was going to be another beautiful day.
Producer HALLAM TENNYSON
Presenter George Luce
' We're having the house extended ' - and maybe there are problems. PAT BENNETT has been looking at ways of avoiding them and coping if they do arise.
Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather
and voices and topics in and behind the headlines introduced by William Hardcastle
from 2.0 pm Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week: Max Wall
Reading your letters.
Through the Maze: a guide to some social security claims and benefits. 1: Out of Work.
Bring Your Own Soapbox!: a series of off-beat viewpoints. 2: MAEVE BINCHY on books that promise too much.
MICHAEL KITCHEN reads Billy Liar (8)
(Max Wall is in 'Aspects of Max Wall ' at the Garrick)
Story: Benjamin's Night Out by JILL ROWE
Gone for Soldiers by JOHN HOWLETT
Terry's father had fought in both World Wars, and died in the second. Terry has grown up without real fear, without real understanding of it, or himself. That's why he seeks danger, and in the end he learns.
Producer GERRY JONES
In the first of four programmes Alan Dell recalls some of the great American dance orchestras of the 40s and 50s.
Harlequin by MORRIS WEST Read by DENIS LILL (3)
The news magazine: presented by William Hardcastle and PM's reporting team
5.51 Financial Report
VHF Regional news and weather
5.55 Weather, programme news
The questions and ideas you send discussed this week by Renee Houston
Margaret Powell , Nancy Wise In the chair Anona Winn
Devised by ANONA WINN and IAN MESSITER. Producer JOHN BRIDGES (Repeated: Friday 12.27 pm)
(Repeated: Thursday 1.30 pm)
John Tidmarsh presenting world news and views
Chinstrap. Bloodnok and Co
A reminder of entertaining Radio and Television characters who have become household names - from ITMA onwards. In short, from Colonel Chinstrap to Major Bloodnok and up to the present with the I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again team.
Written and presented by Barry Took
Producer TRAFFORD WHITELOCK
It's those men again: pages 4-5
Pretty Polly Barlow by NOEL COWARD
The second of three Coward short stories adapted for radio by JOHN GRAHAM
'If it it wasn'for my loving kindness, you'd still be selling stockings in that God-awful store in Kensington High Street. A trip round the world. A chance of a lifetime, my girl, and don'you forget it.'
Producer IAN comrRELL
(Repeated: Thursday 3.5 pm)
Mrs Eva Innes-Hook:
P. J. Kavanagh invites Philip Hope-Wallace John Julius Norwich and Hilary Spurting to test their literary wits. Reader TIMOTHY KIGHTLEY
Producer PAMELA HOWE (Bristol)
Presenter Nigel Bees Producer SARA DUNANT
Douglas Stuart reporting
Read by KATE BINCHY (3)