6.22 Farming Today This week:
ROBIN HICKS and GARTH COOPEB
6,40 Prayer for the Day ROBERT RIETTY
Introduced by John Timpson and Desmond Lynam including at S.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
There are 195 adoption agencies in this country dealing with about 22,000 adoptions a year. In addition, each year, over 40.000 children are placed with foster parents.
How does one go about adopting or fostering a child? What are the criteria for selection? What are the practical and legal difficulties, both before and after a child is found a home? And how can the 'difficult-to-place' children be found suitable parents? Do foster parents get enough advice and help? And are they paid adequately?
In the studio to answer your questions will be Raissa Page of the National Children's Bureau, and June Gaunt, foster-mother to over 200 children. In the chair Barbara Myers
Produced by the Woman's Hour Unit
Call [number removed] from 8.0 am
NEM, p 34; The eternal gates lift up their heads (BBC HB 131); Canticle 8; Acts 14, v 27 to 15-, v 12 (RSV); Good Christian men (BBC HB 103)
Miss Chisholm Hunts a Dragon by KATIE CHARLES
Read by Margaret Tyzack
No doubt about it, Dolly was dead and by her hand Miss Chisholm had never wanted the hideous thing in the first place.... but how could she refuse the request of a lifelong friend about to be whisked away and operated on? ... Now the whole revolting organism had wilted and dwindled to a spongy, grey tangle drooping over the edge of the pot. What was she to do? ...
Producer TANIA GARNER
The Joyful Songs of Greece
Presenter Derek Cooper
Entente Cordiale: what Is the idea behind town-twinning? Does it mean any more than a trip abroad on the rates? DAVID HAWKSWORTH takes a look at the experience of Lewes in Sussex.
Kenneth Williams and June Whitfield With BILL WALLIS and CHRISTOPHER EMMETT In The General by LESLIE RANDALL
Producer SIMON BRETT
(Repeated: Thursday 6.15 pm)
Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather
Woman's Hour visits the land of Montezuma, Mescal, Machismo, Popacatapetl, Pulque, Tortillas, Quetzalcoatl and Tequila.
Compiled and produced by ANNE CATCHFOLE and KAY EVANS PETER COPLEY reads The Last Unicorn by PETER S. BEAGLE (11)
Story: Daffy Feeds the HenS by BEYA LAINK
by DAPHNE DU MAURIER dramatised for radio In four parts by BRIAN GEAR Part 2
Members of the Ludgvan Horticultural Society put their questions to
FRED LOADS, BILL SOWERBUTTS and ALAN GEMHELL
Questionmaster MICHAEL BARRATT Producer KENNETH FORD
Book, Gardeners' Question Time 3, 40p, from bookshops
Our Hearts were Young and Gay by EMILY kimbrough and CORNELIA OTIS SKINNER Read by DIANA OLSSON 2: Measles/
The news magazine: presented by William Hardcastle and PM's reporting team
5.50 Financial Report
VHF Regional news and weather
5.55 Weather, programme news
A domestic comedy about retirement written by ANNE JONES starring
Deryck Guyler and withWedding Bells
Withand Home to Roost theme by ALEX WELSH , played by ALEX WELSH AND HIS BAND
Producer TRAFFORD WIIITELOCK (Birmingham)
Mr and Mrs Wheeler:
John Tidmarsh presenting world news and views
A nightly review of books, films, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.
Presenter Michael Oliver Producer LOUISE PURSLOW
John Tusa reporting
Little Boy Lost by MARGRANITA LASKI (7)
Radio 4's International Bust-ness Report; Market Trends