6.40 Prayer for the Day MARTHA BLOUNT
with Brian Redhead in Manchester and John Timpson in London
At 7.0 and 8.0 News and more of Today with 7.25* and 8.25' VHF Regional News and Weather: and Thought for the Day at 7.45'
English Regions: see column 5
(Sat's. broadcast: shortened)
NEM, p 21; Blessed Jesus, at thy word (BBC HB 257): Psalm 1; Hebrews 5. vv 11-12. 6, v 9 to 7, v 3 (NEB); Jesu, the very thought of thee (BBC HB 322)
Tomorrow Will Be Better Still by FLORENCE BAKER
Read by Gaynor Morgan Rees
'The date is Saturday 25 July 1921. It has been the most significant day of my life so far. I expect tomorrow will be better still.'
Producer HARRI GWYNN BBC Wales
1: Foxton Locks
Andy tramps around the locks in the heart of England's inland waterways, pinpointing the particular fascination and history of the area.
First of six programmes Producer MARLENE PEASE
Presenter George Luce including MOLLY PRICE-OWEN 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
and voices and topics in and behind the headlines introduced by Nicholas Woolley
Introduced by Sue MacGregor Talk till Two.
2.0 - 2.2 News
Food for Friends: MICHAEL SMITH , food stylist' and historian, recounts the story of his us Bicentennial banquet.
Traveller Extraordinary: dame FREYA STARK in conversation With JUNE KNOX-MAWER. Answer and Comment. SHIRLEY COOKLIN reads
Family Units by RUTH FINCH (9)
Story: Scribbly Ben by BARBARA WILLIAMS
Me and the Girls
A play by MICHAEL LEECH based on the short story by NOEL COWARD with Peter Woodthorpe as George Banks
George had ambitions to be one of the great musical comedy stars of the 1920s - but like many other young hopefuls he never quite made it. Now. 30 years later, and facing a fatal illness, he remembers those years of hope....
Piano played by MARTIN GOLDSTEIN
Produced and directed by KAY PATRICK
JACK DE MANTO meets the famous, the not-so-famous and sometimes even the downright obscure.
Producer MICHELL RAPER
Zuleika Dobson or An Oxford Love Story by MAX BEERBOHM
Read by GEOFFREY BEEVERS 9: The Bump Supper
The news magazine presented by Nicholas Woolley with PM's reporting team
5.50 medium wave only
VHF Regional news and weather
5.55 Weather, programme news
(Repeated: Friday 1.30 pm)
A new daily programme in which reports from around the world are discussed and analysed.
In the studio David Sells
A selection of listeners' letters continuing the discussion in last Friday's Any Questionst Introduced by DAVID JACOBS Producer ROY HAYWARD BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Friday 4.5 pm)
2: Poor Little Rich Girl with Elizabeth Proud as Mrs Elvira Barney and John Rye as Sir Patrick Hastings Written by PETER HUNT
Narrated by Frank Windsor
Mrs Elvira Barney had been one of the bright young things of the 20s. In June 1932, after a disastrous marriage, she was accused of shooting and killing her lover. To the surprise even of many of her friends she was found not guilty. Was she really innocent, or was it true that there was one law for the poor and another for the rich? with PATRICIA GALLIMORE
DAVID MARCH, ANTONY VICCARS and MANNING WILSON and with a personal recollection of Mrs Barney from BARBARA CARTLAND
Producer ALAN HAYDOCK
(Repeated: Friday 11.5 am)
The Price of Progress
Presented by John Vaizey
The debate about the ' traditional ' and ' progressive ' philosophies of education has been revived in recent weeks with the publication of research findings on the results achieved in the classroom by the two systems of teaching. A survey of schools showed that the move towards ' progressive ' techniques, strongly advocated by the Plowden Report nearly ten years ago. has had far less effect than was supposed. But what do we mean by ' progressive ' and how useful are the labels ' traditional ' and ' progressive '? How do we measure ' progressive ' in education standards? Producer MICHAEL GREEN BBC Manchester
Presenter Michael Oliver
Douglas Stuart reporting
The Battle of the Villa Fiorita by RUMER GODDEN
Read by DAVID DAVIS