6.40 Prayer for the Day CANON GORDON ALBION
Introduced by Brian Redhead in Manchester and Paul Barnes in London
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
(A shortened version of Saturday's broadcast)
NEM, p 1; My God, how wonderful thou art (BBC HB 12); Psalm 63: Luke 22, vv 7-23 (Rsv); I to the hills will lift mine eyes (BBC HB 459)
Saying the Right Thing by DERICK CHARD
Read by Bob Monkhouse
It was a normal, if wet, car journey for Joe Richards-un til he met a dog called Rolfe, Producer DAVID SHUTE BBC Birmingham
Six readings by John Westbrook from the CHARLES DICKENS character studies.
2: The Theatrical Young Gentleman
'He is a constant half-price visitor at one or other of the theatres.... He is a great advocate for violence of emotion
Producer BARBARA CROWTHER
Presenter George Luce including MOLLY PRICE-OWEN , SUE COOK and DICK WATKINSON with the BBC Shopping Basket, the weekend's best buys, all the news that affects consumers, and, of course, your views in What's On Your Mind?
Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather
Introduced by Sue MacGregor Talk till Two.
Answer and Comment.
A Disc or Two: PETER CLAYTON with a review of the latest record issues.
SHELAGH FRASER reads
The Secret Orchard of Roger Ackerley by Diana PETRE (6)
Story: Big Fat Rosie buys an Easter Egg for Harry by MARY CALVERT
More Stories about Big Fat Rosie: Turnip Tom and Big Fat Rosie, 30p, from bookshops
The Sleeping Gene by MARK P. HILL with Derek Seaton and Paula Wilcox
' Just remember, if you wake up one morning to find anything resembling a giant hedgehog lying next to you, just love, honour and obey it - .. and call it George ... '
Producer LIANE AUKIN
(Leonard Fenton is in ' The Sea Gull ' at the Lyric Theatre, London)
JACK DE MANIO meets the famous, the not-so-famous and sometimes even the downright obscure.
Producer MICHELL RAPER
The Rash Adventurer by MARGARET FORSTER
4: March into England
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
starring Arthur Lojve John Le Mesurier and Clive Dunn
Keep Young and Beautiful
(Repeated: Friday 1.30 pm)
(Gareth Armstrong is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company)
Dick Tracey presenting world news and views
A selection of listeners' letters continuing the discussion in last Friday's Any Questions? Introduced by DAVID JACOBS Producer ROY HAYWARD BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Friday 4.5 pm)
Write to: Any Answersr, BBC, Bristol BSS 2LR
in Nightmare in the Sun
In 1964, missionary nurse Margaret Hayes was caught up in the brutal Simba rebellion which swept across the north-east provinces of the recently independent Republic of Zaire. She was the only survivor at her mission station - the rest were slaughtered. Taken prisoner by the Simbas, she was dragged through the jungle month after month: her life. as a hostage. always balanced on a knife-edge.
Script and production by ALAN BURGESS
Madame Le Gros:
Sister Marie Clair:
A Question of Population
Presented by Mary Goldring
For the first time since records began almost a century and a half ago - and probably for the first time since the Black Death -Britain's population did not increase last year. There is no guarantee that this will continue to be so in the years to come. but the downward trend in the birth rate over the past decade suggests it might.
Demographic forecasting is as difficult a science as economic forecasting, but they are both the tools of the planner. How we plan our investment, our building and our education over the next half-a-century must be determined by population trends. After years of talking of a population explosion. should we be changing our attitudes?
Producer GREViLLE HAVENHAND
Presenter Michael Oliver
Douglas Stuart reporting