Brian Redhead in Manchester and John Timpson in London
At 7.0 and 8.0 News and more of Today, including latest news from Montreal on the build-up to the 1976 Olympic Games, which open on Saturday; Today's Papers; at 7. 25* and 8.25* VHF Regional News and Weather; and Thought for the Day at 7.45*
English Regions: see column 5
A Stately Nature Trail
This month's Radio Nature Trail joins Bruce Campbell on one of his regular walks through the grounds of Blenheim Palace, landscaped originally by Capability -Brown, and enjoyed now by thousands of visitors - and birds;
Introduced by DEREK JONES Producer DILYS BREESE
BBC Bristol (Sun's broadcast)
The Toy Industry
With £365-million a year spent on toys for the children of this country, this is obviously a major industry. But are toys really necessary for growing children? How do you choose the right kind of toy? Are parents and children getting value for money in toys?
Molly Price-Owen has toen examining the toy industry in this country.
Producer MARY REDCLIFFE
Mild and Batter by ANDREW LYNCH
' Do you honestly think that an automatic chip shop can do us any harm? It's just a Yankee gimmick. People round here want to be served by people, not by a fish-frying wurlitzer. Load up number one boiler, Doreen, and have faith in your father!
Produced and directed by TONY CLIFF BBC Manchester Preview: page 11
Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week:
Charles Clarke , President of the National Union of Students
Second Start: how is the family affected? A further report on our Open University student, SUSANNE BRAY.
Jelly Sandwiches and Bubble-Gum: SIAN EDE eating her way across America.
Leisure and Pleasure: pursuits, entertainments, places to go. The Gipsy in the Parlour (2)
The Presentation by GORDON RUTTAN with Cyril Shaps as Alf Keary
After a lifetime in his job, Alf Keary is about to retire. The traditional farewell presentation has always been made on an employee's last day - but in this world of take-overs, traditions can be changed ...
Produced and directed by CHRISTOPHER VENNING
With the help of sculptress Jean Fraser and archivist Lady Pauline Chapman. Tina Brown tells the story of one of Britain's most curious ' institutions ' - Madame Tussaud 's - a fantasy world where ' spare hands lie stored in rows: where wax criminals stand frozen at their crime: and where fading stars melt into obscurity. Producer JENNY DE YONG BBC Birmingham
First of a 12-part drama series Michael Jayston and Sarah Badel in The Portobello Road by MURIEL SPARK adapted by DAVID FISHER
There she was in Portobello market when she saw George, her friend from the past. But when he saw her .. something terrible happened.
Devised and directed by DEREK HODDINOTT
BBC World Service production
Written by PAUL PRESTON
Presented by Rene Cutforth
For a thousand days Spaniard fought Spaniard in a bitter struggle between the supporters of the legally elected Republican government and General Francos military rebels. Hitler. Mussolini and Stalin soon became involved.
Even today the Civil War continues to scar the Spanish nation and its present and future politics.
Producer MAURICE LEITCH
A second chance to hear the quiz game about what famous people said and what
Ned Sherrin. Tom Stoppard Miriam Stoppard and Richard Boston think they ought to have said instead.
2 Quotations read by Ronald Fletcher
: Devised and presented by Nigel Rees
Producer JOHN LLOYD
Dr Gully by ELIZABETH JENKINS abridged for radio in 13 parts by MONICA GREY
Read by Rachel Kempson (1)
In April 1876 Charles Bravo was poisoned and died in agony. A coroner's jury found that he had been murdered but that there was ' not sufficient evidence to fix the guilt upon any person or ^ersons.' This novel is a fictional reconstruction of the events leading to Bravo's death and in particular an examination of the strange relationship between Mrs Charles Bravo and her one-time lover Dr Gully. Producer JOHN CARDY
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