6.22 Farming Today
6.40 Prayer for the Day
Introduced by John Timpson and Barry Norman
Including at 6.50 and 7.50 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. English Regions: see column S
by H. E. BATES
Read by PAULINE LETTS (3)-
Starting to be a Person
The first five years of a child's life are said to be the most formative, yet parents often feel that they are ignorant about aspects of the physical and psychological development of their children.
Do all children have feeding Problems! Should we talk baby talkr ' And what's to be done with a jealous toddlert
Dr Penelope Leach , child psychologist; and Valerie Packer , a health visitor, talk about the problems and pleasures of bringing up the under-fives. Producer MARY REDCLIFFE
BBC Home correspondents and reporters look beyond the headline stories and analyse significant developments throughout the country. Introduced by PETER DONALDSON
Producer TOM READ
NEM, p 42; That Easter-ride with joy was bright (BBC HB 111); Psalm 98; John 20, vv 19-29 (Rsv); This joyful Eastertide (BBC HB 115)
Rejection by JOSEPHINE CLARKE
Read by Sandra Clark
I pretend I've not seen him ... I light a cigarette and stare at my feet. examining yesterday's mud on my boots. Why don'I go to him, sit down, say ' Hello '?
Producer BARBARA CROWTHER
Leo Rosten. creator of Hyman Kaplan and collector of epigrams, howlers, boo-boos. malapropisms. Jewish sayings and quotations and anything else in the English language that delights him, gives some examples from his collections in conversation with BENNY GREEN.
Producer HELEN FRY
Shylock's Beginning by H. P. RUBINSTEIN
How did Shakespeare come to write The Merchant of Venicel Was he perhaps inspired by meeting a young Jewish girl in London?
Producer MARTIN JENKINS
(Martin Friend is a National Theatre player)
Sir Thomas Egerton:
Presenter Nigel Murphy
Retirement and Other Pensions: some of your questions answered by LAURIE SAPPER
With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind?
A nationwide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete to become this year's Brain of Britain.
Chairman Robert Robinson 2: Home Counties
PATRICK THORNHILL , retired publisher
MISS JENNIFER SKUDDER , licensee ci.ive scott, building society officer
miss DOROTHY DAY , retired teacher including ' Beat the Brains ' In which listeners put their own questions to the contestants.
Programme devised by JOHN p. WYNN , who. With IAN GILLIES , sets the questions.
Producer CHRISTOPHER SERLE (Repeated: Friday 6.15 pm)
Book (some title), 35p, from bookshops
Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather
and voices and topics In and behind the headlines introduced by William Hardcastle
Introduced bv Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week:
Keith Brading. Chief Registrar of Friendly Societies.
Reading your letters.
Womoney: MAVIS MOULLIN on the third of the financial ages of women.
The Last Male Stronghold: MARY CRAIG explores the world of the London Men's Clubs. PATRICIA MORT reads Delia by DIANA MORGAN (2)
Story: Black Beetle's Sports Day by JOYCE Williams
A Small Success bv JANE WILSON with Sandra Clark and Tony Robinson
' A few coppers I wouldn'mind - but five pound! I said I'd give him five minutes to give it back. and he fetched it out from under the mattress.... Well. I mean. we can'have that sort of thing in the house ... Do you smoke? '
Producer STEWART CONN (Leeds)
Salvation Army Attendant:
Joy is the natural climate of monastic life (Lady Abbess, St Cecilia's Abbey, Ryde, Isle of Wight)
This programme was recorded, by special permission, within the enclosure of a community of Benedictine nuns. It follows the course of a typical day in their life.
A contemplative order, their first duty is to offer prayer and praise. Much of the day is spent in the Abbey Church where the full monastic Divine Office and daily Mass are sung in Latin plainchant. The remainder of their time is devoted to practical work and to study. It is a hidden life, but for the nuns it offers a way of peace and ' an inexpressible sweetness of love' (St Benedict).
Recorded and narrated by Angela Pain
Producer Madeau Stewart
by EDGAR WALLACE
Sandi - The King Maker Read by MICHAEL HARBOUR 3: Marked for Death
The news magazine: presented by William Hardcastle and PM s reporting team
5.58 Financial Report
VHF Regional news and weather
5.55 Weather, programme news
Your questions discussed by Renee Houston , Isokel Barnett Charmian Innes
SheUa Van Damm
In the chair Anona Wlan
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
DENIS MATTHEWS recalls the career and the art of the great concert pianist and noted bon viveur.
Producer STANLEY WILLIAMSON (Manchester)
The Watchers by JANET ALLEN with Ann Beach and Christopher Neame
An idyllic spot - a quiet cottage in the country. Just the place for a holiday away from the tensions and strains of city life. But the watchers are there. Everywhere....
Producer CHRISTOPHER VENNING (Repeated: Thursday 3.5 pm)
P. J. Kavanagh invites Arthur Marshall, Norman St John-Stevas, MP, and Auberon Waugh to test their literary wits Reader TIMOTHY KIGHTLEY
Producer PAMELA HOWE (Bristol)
Presenter Michael Oliver Producer ANNE WINDER
Douglas Stuart reporting
An Unimpeachable Source (10)
2: Philadelphia - Urbane Elegonce. Urban Decay
The second of three talks by Wilfred De 'Ath