Presented from Wales by GERRY MONTE
6.40 Prayer for the Day
The world this morning, what Britain's getting up to, plus the news from anywhere on earth, introduced by John Timpson and Gillian Reynolds. 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
by WILLIAM J. LOCKE
The Adventure of the Kind Mr Smith (Part 1) abridged and read by Aubrey Woods
and prepare to be highly amused, mildly shocked, but always stimulated as he, Sheridan Morley , Mavis Nicholson , Lance Percival , Esther Rantzen , Kenneth Robinson , Fritz Spiegl and their guests entertain you for the next unpredictable hour.
Producer HUGH PURCELL
Last year, in late spring, I saw a cock and hen blackbird catch and eat small fish from a shallow river - was this unusualr And is fish suitable for the birdtable?
The team will be casting about for a suitable answer in this morning's programme.
Introduced by DEREK JONES Producer DILYS BREESE BBC Bristol
NEM, p 17; The blessed son of God (Carols for Choirs I 36); Canticle 3; Philippians 2, vv 1-11 (AV); Ding dong! merrily on high (Carols for Choirs I 10)
A Week of Animal Stories
1: Also Starring Worthington by MARJORIE AND TONY BII. BOW
That dog Worthington is back-this is the story of how he went to a party and got into films.
Read by Tony Bllbow Series producer
(Details as Saturday 1.15 pm)
Presenter George Luce The World of Work
With jobs hard to find, MARGARET KORVING studies the market and looks at new opportunities in training and employment.
Editor DENNIS LOWER
Bing Crosby with ROY PLOMLEY
Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather
Introduced by June Knox Mawer Talk till Two.
Walking the Dirtroads: Mary Cole's solo journey through West Africa.
Apparition Examined: some ghosts and an institute that studies them.
Stress is a Killer - I Know!: a personal story from Joan Hughes.
I Had a Little Nut Tree written and abridged by Louis Battye
Read by Tony Robinson
First of 12 parts
A writer's account of growing up as a spastic in Yorkshire between the wars.
Written and abridged By:
Story: Bad Belinda's Rainy Day by MARY CALVERT
The Secret Garden from the novel by FRANCES HODGSON BURNETT
Wartime William abridged and read by Martin Jarvis
It would take more than Hitler to stop Just William and in this selection of stories, RICHMAL CROMPTON 'S schoolboy hero engages in a variety of wartime escapades with his usual brilliant cunning and spirit. 1: William's Day Off
Producer JANE GRAHAM
The news magazine: presented by Jonathan Dimbleby with PM's reporting team
5.50 Financial Report
VHF Regional news and weather
Katharine Whitehorn Andrée Melly and David Nixon Tim Rice
Tune-twisters from Steve Race In the Chair Roy Plomley Devised and written by IAN MESSITER
Producer MARTIN FISHER
(Repeated: Tuesday 1.30 pm)
Twenty-five Years of The Archers, 60p, from bookshops
John Tidmarsh presenting world news and views
by WINIFRED FOLEY abridged in eight parts by VIRGINIA BROWNE
Read by June Barrie
8: Dreams and Awakenings Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol
A Child in the Forest, £2.25 from bookshops
by Daniel Farson and Harry Moore
with Georgia Brown as Marie Lloyd
In the play Marie says: "Most people lead dreadful lives. I try to make them laugh and I don't see the harm in that."
Ten years after her death in 1922, C. B. Cochran wrote: "Of the great artists of the Music-Hall whose genius I have admired, Marie Lloyd stands out as the greatest of all. The delicacy of her indelicacies was exquisite."
"Georgia Brown has the knack of conveying by voice alone a vivid physical attraction of face and figure... And there were those wonderful and improper songs." (VAL ARNOLD-FORSTER, The Guardian)
followed by an interlude
Presenter Peter France Producer MIRIAM RAPP Editor ROSEMARY HART
John Tusa reporting
The Little Ottleys by ADA LEVERSON
Book 2: Tenterhooks
Read by GERALDINE MCEWAN (9)
Radio 4's International Business Report; Market Trends
The first of two programmes in which a top organisational man and a junior colleague assess the value of their roles within the organisation and their atti- tudes towards each other.
JOHN HOSKEN recently met Sir Douglas Allen , Head of the Home Civil Service, and Dianne Sinnatamby , a young tax officer.