6.22 Farming Today
6.40 Prayer for the Day REV ARTHUR YATES
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; Today's Papers at
7.35*: and Thought for the Day 7.45-7.50
English Regions: see column 5
(A shortened version of Saturday's broadcast)
Reports from BBC correspondents throughout the world.
NEM, p 118; 0 help us. Lord; each hour of need (BBC HB 396); Psalm 46; 1 Corinthians 12, v 31, and 13, vv 1-13 (AV); Stand up, stand up for Jesus (BBC HB 368)
A Man about the House by RHONA UREN
Read by Marjorie Dalziel
They say there's no fool like an old fool except perhaps another old fool and, when the two elderly Jordan sisters competed for the same man, the 'no holds barred ' battle that ensued was anything but sensible.
Producer ALLAN G. ROGERS
Dennis McCarthy reports on some of the strange places he's been to and the more unusual people he's met.
This week: Emily the elephant with a damaged trunk; a one-man fire service; and the girl who treads grapes in the living-room.
Producer PETER DE ROSA
Presenter Lyn Macdonald
Electrical Repairs: shock report? How can you get value for money when you need something" electrical repaired? How do you choose a reliable repairer? ASTLEY JONES reports. In Shopping Basket MARGARET KORVING looks at the cost of everyday items and reports on best buys.
With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind?
Written and adapted by Eddie Braben
with ANN HAMILTON, MICHAEL SEGAL and ARTHUR TOLCHER
Special Singing Guests: Peters and Lee
Music from DENNIS WILSON AND HIS ORCHESTRA
Producer JOHN BROWELL
12.55 Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather
and voices and topics in and behind the headlines introduced by William Hardcastle
Introduced by Sandi Jones
Spoilt or Sat On?: what It's like te be the youngest of a family much older than yourself.
How the States Were Won: a preview of an Exhibition opening tomorrow to commemorate the bicentenary of the American War of Independence. Reading your letters.
Parliamentary Notebook: NORMAN SHRAPNEL reports.
A Primary School in Peru: MADGE DAMON
PETER Copley reads The Last Unicorn by PETER S. BEAGLE (3)
Story: The New Road by VERA R1'SHBROOKE
Listen with Mother Stories: £2.00 from bookshops
The Darkened Schoolroom bv T. D. WEBSTER with and ' The singing came from the schoolroom. When I opened the door it stopped. Then for a few seconds I heard sobbing: it sounded like a woman. You've never heard any stories about the school being haunted? '
Producer HARRY CATLIN
JACK DE MANIO meets the famous, the not-so-famous and sometimes even the downright obscure.
Producer MICHELL RAPER
Arthur Askey reads his autobiography Before Your Very Eyes 4: Anthea's Debut
The news magazine: presented by William Hardcastle with PM's reporting team
5.50 viedium wave only Financial Report
VHF Regional news and weather
5.55 Weather, programme news
(Repeated: Friday 1.30 pm)
A selection of listeners' letters continuing the discussion in last Friday's Any Questionst Introduced by DAVID JACOBS Producer ROY HAYWARD
(Repeated: Friday 4.5 pm)
Written and narrated by Derek Parker
On 13 May 1741, HMS Wager was wrecked off the coast of Chile. Four of the survivors left records of their adventures. and from these DEREK PARKER has reconstructed their story.
Midshipman John Byron:
Inflation has driven almost all Britain's universities to the verge of bankruptcy. According to the University Grants Committee they will have between eight per cent and ten per cent fewer undergraduates next year and their building programme has been reduced by 78 per cent. The Vice-chancellors are conducting a survey of university finance to help the Government with its scrutiny of educational expenditure and there is serious con- cern not only about the consequences for academic establishments. but for society as a whole.
Peter Oppenheimer examines the state of the university finance, the methods of funding it and the alternatives open in the future.
Producer GREVILLE HAVENHAND
A nightly review of books. films. plays. broadcasting, music and exhibitions.
Presenter Peter France Producer LOUISE PURSLOW
Douglas Stuart reporting with voices and opinions from around the world
The Mysterious Commission by MICHAEL INNES
Read by ALAN DUDLEY (9)
Radio 4's International Business Report; Market Trends