6.22 Farming Today
6.40 Prayer for the Day REV RICHARD HARRIES
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
An opportunity to voice your opinions on political issues.
Ring Birmingham (021)-[number removed]and discuss your point of view on the air with George Scott and with other R4 listeners. Producer JENNY DE YONG
The lines are open from 8.0 am
Checkpoint for Consumers. An investigative programme presented by Roger Cook
Producer WALTER WALLICH
NEM, p 122; Jesus, stand among us (BBC HB 262); Psalm 40; 1 Corinthians 14, vv 1-12 (AV); 0 what their joy (BBC HB 252)
The Sudden Downfall of the Ingleridge Timekeeper by DAVID YOUNG
Read by Geoffrey Banks
It was said of Mr Bickersteth ... that you could set your watch by him, as indeed many an Ingleridge resident did. Thus, while Mr Bickersteth bore with his lowly position as junior assistant, he nursed a ceptadn pride in his growing reputation ...
Producer HERBERT SMITH
by E. JANE RATCLIFFE , adapted in five parts by ElLEEN CAPEL Reader Joan Matheson 1: A Badger of My Own
' One morning a man rang my house telling me that at an RSPCA centre in the Midlands, some young badger cubs had been handed in by a kindly farmer who had found them abandoned in his pasture ... I must say that in anticipation of just such an event, I had constructed an artificial badger sett in my garden ... Producer BARBARA CROWTHER
(NextFri: My Badger Settles In)
Presenter Lyn Macdonald
Stimulating Activity: JOANNE HILL talks to some parents of mongol children, and the founder of the Downs Babies Association, aimed at helping and supporting those parents. And BILL BRECKON discovers why we all shrink as we get older.
With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind?
Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather
and voices and topics in and behind the headlines introduced by Nicholas Woolley
Introduced by Telerl Bevan
Welsh Guest: Allan Jones , star of Hollywood musicals Firefly and Showboat on tour in Wales.
Improving the Quality of Life: a report on a scheme in Deeside, North Wales.
Trilingualism: GODFREY HARRISON talks about research into our ability to learn languages.
Reporter at Large: women journalists from abroad at the end of a three-month course in Cardiff.
PETER COPLEY reads The Last Unicorn by PETER S. BEAGLE (4)
Story: Siam and Ginger Nut by MARY ORCHARD
Presenters MAUREEN MORRIS and JOHN BULL.
Written by MICHAEL RICHMOND Producer JENYTH WORSLEY
A Mackerel Sky and Apple Green by BRIAN LEE with LIAM: Fr Collins is a vegetable-arian and he says you mustn'kill any animals - and the cook does. And he doesn'worship the sun, but he must if he's religious because God made the sun. And you should take your clothes off if you're a proper vegetable-arian.
BISHOP: Keep still in your seat. You'll have me liqueur over.
LIAM: But you're a Bishop. And you're eating animals!
Producer SHAUN MACLOUGHLIN (1973)
Arthur Askey reads his autobiography Before Your Very Eyes 5: Band Waggon
The news magazine: presented by Nicholas Woolley with PM's reporting team
5.50 Financial Report
VHF Regional news and weather
5.55 Weather, programme news
A nationwide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete to become this year's Brain of Britain.
Chairman Robert Robinson 15: West of England and Midlands
Dick Tracey presenting world news and views
MARGARET HOWARD presents her personal selection of items from BBC Radio and Television. Producer SUE COATES
(Repeated: Saturday 10.30 am)
A spontaneous discussion by Peter Kirk , mp
Lord Kearton Katharine Whitehorn Bryan Gould , MP
Chairman David Jacobs from an RAF station in Wiltshire Producer ROY HAYWARD
(Rptd: Sat 1.15; Mon 11.5 am)
Listeners' views jor use in Any Answers? (Thursday at 7.30 pm) to Any Answerst, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR
Lord Kearton Katharine
by ALISTAIR COOKE
Variations on American themes to celebrate 4 July
Presenter Paul Gambaccini Producer JOHN POWELL
Douglas Stuart reporting
Friday Special: a deeper look at a topic of the moment
The Mysterious Commission by MICHAEL INNES abridged by MADGE HART Read by ALAN DUDLEY Producer JOHN CARDY (Final instalment)
(Starting on Monday: Little Boy Lost by Marghanita Laski , read by Richard Pasco )
Radio 4's International Business Report; Market Trends
DAVID JASON , BILL WALLIS NIGEL REES and BILL MCGUFFIE at the piano take a late-night look back over the week's news and illustrate the funny side.
Script by COLIN BOSTOCK-SMITH DAVID RENWICK and others Producer JOHN LLOYD