6.22 Farnling Today
S.40 Prayer for the Day REV GEORGE AUSTIN
Introduced by John Timpson and Desmond Lynam
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
Gifted Children - a Bright Future
What is a ' gifted child '? And what is it like, as a parent, to find your child prefers The Times to the Beano? How do we treat the gifted child in soeiety-asa freak or a genius? Barbara Myers reports on the problems and pleasures of being a gifted child.
Producer MARY REDCLIFFE
BBC Home correspondents and reporters look beyond the headline stories.
Introduced by PAULINE BUSHNELL Producer READ TOM
NEM, p 102; The Father's sole-begotten Son (BBC HB 67); Psalm 147, vv 1-12; Mark 9, vv 1-13 (AV); Shepherd divine, our wants relieve (BBC HB 348)
Cupid in the Lift by MARTIN ARMSTRONG Read by Jill Balcon
The lift had just left the second floor when a very shocking thing happened. The severe, upright lady suddenly caught the moon-faced gentleman a smart smack on the left cheek....
(Jill Balcon is in 'A Family and a Fortune ' at' the Apollo Theatre, London)
The Heathcliff Data by ANNE LEATON with
Jessie Bane feels deeply that American society has ' buried its soul in the grave.' Romance, which the novel Wuthering Heights evokes so vividly for Jessie, has no place. But Heathcliff is as real to her as her psychiatrist.
Producer KAY PATRICK
Presenter Jeanine McMullen
Taxi Tour: a look at taxi fares and organisation in the main centres around the country, And Give Up Smoking!
(Details as Friday 6.15 pm)
Weather and programme news VHF texcept London and SE) Regional news and weather
Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week:
Marjorie Proops of the Daily Mirror
Reading your letters.
In and Out of School: PAT CALLAGHAN joins children delivering meals on wheels at Gates-head.
Peace City: a visitor's view of Hiroshima, 30 years after thphnmh
Resonant Rubbish: JOHN BRUNE makes musical instruments from unwanted containers, Sanditon (13)
Story: Flying the Fish by KATHLEEN RAMSAY
End of the Over by MAUREEN DONEGAN jim: I'm going to miss her.
MARIAN: You're going to miss her! How do you think it's going to be for me?
JIM: It's going to be hard. MARIAN: Hard! Yes. jim: Alan's a nice boy,
MARIAN: But they're so young.
Producer DAVID H. GODFREY
A traditional part of the English scene, fun-fairs are the oldest form of outdoor entertainment. But who are these travelling showmen who are here today and gone tomorrow? Are they a unique brand of nomads leading carefree lives on the fringe of conventional society? Or a diminishing group of workers clinging to an outmoded way of life?
Brenda Kidman has been behind the sideshows to hear about the good old days and the complications which now threaten the future of travelling fairs.
Producer MARY RED CLIFFE
Fairy Tales and Stories of Hans Andersen translated by ERIK HAUGAARD abridged and read by DAVID DAVIS
You don't recognise me. now that I have a body of my own. You never would have believed you would meet your old shadow again. Things have gone well for me since we parted.
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
with and PETER WHITMAN 2: Home is the Hero
Written by DICK CLEMENT and IAN LA FRENAIS
Producer JOHN BROWELL
(Repeated: Thursday 1.30 pm)
by P.G. Wodehouse
starring Michael Hordern as Jeeves and Richard Briers as Bertie Wooster
Adapted by Chris Miller from the book "The Mating Season"
(Kenneth Fortescue is in "No Sex, Please, We're British" at the Strand Theatre, London)
Charles Causley , holder of the Queen's Medal for Poetry, introduces and reads, with JILL BALCON and GARY WATSON a programme of Ballads and Spells, including:
ANON, Helen of Kirkconnell w. H AUDEN Miss Gee
KATHLEEN RAINE Love Spell
KEATS La Belle Dame sans Merd THOMAS HARDY The Ruined Maid Producer GEORGE MACBETH
Recorded before an invited audience in ihe BBC Concert Hall in London)
(Jill Balcon is in ' A Family and a Fortune ' at the Apollo Theatre, London)
The sixth of eight programmes in which John Ebdon introduces a potpourri of recordings taken from the BBC Sound Archives, in which famous literary and artistic people talk about themselves, their work. their inspirations - and each other.
Producer NATALIE WHEEN
Presenter Jacky Gillott Producer CHRIS SWANN
Douglas Stuart reporting