41 Prayer for the Day FR JOHN HARRIOTT , SJ
Introduced by John Timpson and Brian Redhead
Including at 6.50 and 7.5* VHF Regional news and weather; at 6.55 and 7.55 Weather and programme news At 7.6 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
by ANTHONY ARMSTRONG Read by IAN CARMICHAEL
3: Punting and Other Things
Part of the time the punt merely twirled round the pole like a beetle on a pin; part of the time we cannoned from bank to bank; and all the time we drifted leisurely in the opposite direction.
I've just been reading that a blue tit has a much longer lifespan than a great tit, while a tawny owl lives more than twice as long as a barn owl. Why should this be!
Just one of the questions discussed in today's ' 'Talking Point ' programme.
Introduced by DEREK JONES Producer DILYS BREESE BBC Bristol
Another chance to hear David Niven reading from his best-selling autobiography.
1: A Thoroughly Poisonous Little Boy
Sabotaging the organ for the school choir - stealing a vegetable marrow for a flower show -deliberately splitting the seat of his trousers in the middle of Ascot - the young Niven goes rapidly downhill from popular school clown to unpopular school nuisance.
First of eight parts.
Producer ROSEMARY HART
BBC home correspondents and reporters look beyond the headline stories.
Introduced by BRYAN MARTIN Producer JEREMY ECCLES
NEW, p 46; Hail, thou source of every blessing (BBC HB 66); Psalm 119, vv 25-32; Luke 1, vv 57-66 and 88 (RSV); As with gladness (BBC HB 62)
What the Artist Saw by W. MONTAGU EVERlTT
Read by Norman Shelley
Lavinia Bloggs , having let herLondonflatto,ofallunlikely people, the lead guitarist of an up-and-coming pop group, had removed to a country village, intent on playing the lead herself ... but she had not expected treachery from the locals....
Introduced by Sir John Betjeman who explores the treasures of English hymn-writing and talks about the writers.
1: Isaac Watts - the Father of English Hymnody
Producers DAVID WINTER and ANGELA TILBY
A Severe Chill by JACK GERSON
Presenter Lyn Macdonald
I Know My Rights - or Do IT: find out in today's edition
With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind?
Weather, programme news
VHF Regional news and weather
Introduced by June Knox -Mawer
Guest of the Week: Donald Trelford, Editor of The Observer
Reading your letters.
Winter Vegetables: 3: Helen Tullberg suggests ways with cabbage.
Refuge: Judith Kerr, a German Jewess, and her family left Germany in 1933 and spent World War II in England.
Tony Robinson reads I Had a Little Nut Tree (8)
Speaker (Winter Vegetables):
Story: The Boy who Loved Fire Engines,part 1, by MARY WALKER
The Clay Pigeon
A thriller for radio by ERIC B. MADDISH
When Harry comes out of prison he finds the police officer who put him inside waiting for him. Why?
Pianist MARY NASH
Producer GRAHAM GAULD
with Harry McGrath:
I know not, in the whole range of language, terms sufficiently expressive to describe the in-fernal road from Preston to Wigan. Let me most seriously caution all who may purpose to travel this country to avoid it as they would the devil, for a thousand to one that they will break their necks or their limbs by overthrows or breaking down.
Victor Lucas tells the fascinating, exciting and turbulent story of the ' Royal Mail,' and the pioneers of the old stage-coaches.
Readers CHRISTOPHER BIDMEAD , LESLIE HERITAGE, CLIFFORD NOR-GATC, HECTOR ROSS , MICHAEL SHAN NON and ROGER SNOWDON
Producer JOHN KNIGHT
The Luck ef the Vails 3: Frost
5.50 Financial Report
VHF Regional news and weather
5.55 Weather, programme news
Your questions discussed by Rente Houston. Eileen Fowler Margaret Powell and Sheila Van Damm
In the Chair Anona Winn
Devised by ANONÀ WINN, IAN MESSITER , Producer JOHN BRIDGES
Jehn Tidmarsh presenting world news and views
The Civil Service - a Privileged Caste?
Ring Robin Day to put your questions on the Civil Service - whether it is becoming 100 large. and whether it is getting specially favoured treatment in such matters as pay. job security and pensions - in person to the Chief Spokesman for the Civil Service Unions, John Dryden. Secretary General of the Civil Service National Whitley Council.
Producer WALTER WALLICH
Call [number removed]from 6.0 pm
The prospect of life in a long-stay hospital does not often strike one as just another home from home. What is it like to spend a sizeable part of your life in hospital, away from all your usual friends and surroundings?
Joan Yorke has been visiting hospitals which cater for all age groups and all types of disability: looking for the common denominator, seeing how patients and staff cheerfully respond to the continuing challenge of combining healing with a normal social life. Producer DENNIS LOWER
Presenter Paul Vaughan Producer SARAH DUNANT
Douglas Stuart reporting
Cry. the Beloved Country by ALAN PATON abridged in ten parts by HARRY FRANKLIN
Read bv Jack Watson (1)
Stephen Kumalo , a humble African village priest, journeys to the great city of Johannesburg to search for his lost sister Gertrude and his only son Absalom. He s-oon comes face-to-face with the racial problems of South Africa. Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol
Radio 4's International Business Report; Market Trends
In the third of four programmes Jane Finnis looks at Precognition - Prophecy or Coincidence?
preceded by Weather