6.22 Farmfng 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 5
What happens to the child whose mother has to leave for work at seven in the morning? And is first back in the household at the end of the day? Is there evidence that these children become vandals or hooligans? How should the community be helping both the mother who works and her children?
Jill Burridge investigates 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 62; My Father, for another night (BBC HB 407); Psalm 25, vv 1-10; 1 Peter 1, v 17 to 2, v 3 (NEB); Sing alleluia forth in duteous praise (BBC BB 282)
Presence of Mersky by KARI-ANNA CHRISTOPHERSON Read by Brian Hewlett
So in three hours you'll have got to know each other quite well. How rude of me to interrupt you.... Now you just pretend I'm not here.
Producer BARBARA CROWTHER
Perfect Working Order A play for radio by CHRISTOPHER BIDMEAD
When you buy something in a shop you expect it to be in perfect working order-at least in a perfect society. But we don't live in a perfect world, as Adam very soon finds out.
Producer IAN COTTERELL
Presenter Jeanine McMullen
Sleuth: DAVID LLOYD investigate* the work of a private eye, what you can get him to do, and how the police view what he does.
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 3: South of England
DR DAVID BAINES, medical practitioner
MRS BARBARA HALPERN , retired executive
R. j. REES , retired headmaster BRIAN NASH , animal technician 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)
Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather
Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week:
Frankie Vaughan , OBE
Womoney: MAVIS MOULLIN looks at the fourth of the financial ages of women.
Reading your letters.
Through the Maze - a guide to some Social Security claims and benefits. 3: On the breadline. PATRICIA MORT reads
Delia by DIANA MORGAN (7)
Story: The Little Car Crosses the Sea by LEILA BERG
Reflections Before the Plunge by STANLEY STEEL
' Not thinking of changing your mind then, eh? I remember a bloke last year... asked to tek 'im to the station instead of the church ... very embarrassing it was havin' to go there with an empty cab , . , '
Producer TONY CLIFF (Leeds)
Jeanine McMullen owns a 13-acre farm in central Wales. Derek Jones talks to her about her growing professionalism in a very tough and mucky trade. Jeanine introduces the inhabitants, including Dolores the goat, Polly, Puff and Mary the heifers, Dolly the mare and, of course, Blossom and Magnolia, two Gloucestershire Old Spot pigs.
Hard Times by CHARLES DICKENS
Adapted in eight parts and produced by IAN COTTERELL Told by Martin Jarvis and Denise Bryer (1)
The scene of Dickens's novel Is Coketown in Lancashire in the 1840s. The book is a pageant of life in the early days of the Industrial Revolution that changed and marred the face of England.
William Hardcastle and PM's reporting team
5.50 Financial Report
\ HF Regional news and weather
5.55 Weather, programme news
In the chair Terry Wogan On the panel Anona Winn
Brian Johnston , William Rushton and Bettine le Beau
Voice GRETTA GOURIET . Producer
ALASTAIR SCOTT JOHNSTON
(Repeated: Friday 12.27 pm)
(Repeated: Thursday 1.30 pm)
George Formby Jr
'Turned Out Nice Again
George Formby was a ukulele, a cheeky ditty, and a tombstone-toothed grin. And he was a great deal more - the first and greatest forces' entertainer of the Second World War. the star of 189 records and 22 films, the Lancashire lad loved by the whole world.
This mainly musical tribute is compiled and presented by Frank Dixon. Producer
HERBERT SMITH (Manchester)
Their little ukuleles in their hands....: pp 16/17 (not South)
One to the Power of Two byGRAHAM BLACtETT with Maurice Denham and Roger Snowdon
'Twin brothers, identical yet different. It was always there when we were growing up - the difference, and the resentment. I played at climbing trees while you made up stories for little girls ... The only thing which saved you from being the butt of the school bullies was that they were never sure which one of us you were! '
Producer BETTY DAVIES
(Repeated: Thursday 3.5 pm)
Announcers have gone to pot , .. BBC standards are slipping ... 1 distinctly heard a split infinitive on the air this morning ...
David Lloyd James investigates some persistent complaints and misconceptions of the broadcast English of today and yesterday.
Producer DENYS GUEROULT ‡
Presenter Paul Vaughan Producerjoy HATWOOD
John Tusa reporting with voices and opinions from around the world
The Truth about ' Pygmalion' Written and read in eight parts by Richard Huggett (1)
The story of the first production of Pygmalion at His Majesty's Theatre. London, when Mrs Patrick Campbell played Eliza Doolittle , Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree played Professor Higgins and Bernard Shaw tried to get them both to play the parts as he'd written them!
Producer CHRISTOPHER VENNING
Radio 4's International Business Report; Market Trends