Michael Cooke in Manchester and John Tlmpson in London
At 7.0 and 8.0 News and more of Today, including Sports News and Today's Papers: at 7.25' and 8.25* VHF Regional News, Weather; and Thought for the Day at 7.45* English Regions: see column 5
Ladybird, Ladybird. Fly Away Home!
At the moment ladybirds seem to be flying into our homes, swarming on our beaches, gardens and even city centres - but why? Today's programme answers some questions about ourmostpopularBritishinsect. How do ladybirds live? How many kinds are there? How useful are they to man? And is it true that they've been known to bite? Producer DILYS BREESE BBC Bristol
Under the law every child in this country has a right to an education. But the children of gypsies and travelling people present a special problem for education authorities. And many of them fail to give these nomadic children even a smattering of education.
Andy Price has been out with the travelling folk to see how important they feel the three Rs are to their way of life. Producer MARY REDCLIFFE
A Day in April by KATHARINE STEWART Read by Finlay Welsh
April is a working month when the frost and snow have left the earth. So why does his father need the horse for a journey and who are the men happed in their plaids with a glint of dirks at their belts? Producer ALLAN G. ROGERS BBC Scotland
London v Wales (Round 4) London :
Anthony Quinton (Chairman) with Irene Thomas and Professor John B. Mays who produce a succession comprismg an antipodean city, an outer coating, a warning light in a green surround, and grandfather's hold-all. Wales :
Jack Longland (Chairman) with Dr Mostyn Lewis and Fred Nlcholls who sail home to half a bonus by discovering what kind of things are first and second over 90, third ranging between 80 and 64. and fourth between SO and 60 Producer TREVOR HILL BBC Manchester
Professor John B.
A nationwide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete to become this year's Brain of Britain
Chairman Robert Robinson Semi-final III
MRS CHRISTINE HODGSON (Lancashire), teacher: JOHN COLMAN (Isle of Man), retired university lecturer; MISS MARGERY ELLIOTT (Birmingham), music teacher; DAVID HOUGH (Norfolk), retired analytical chemist
Programme devised by JOHN P. WYNN , who, with IAN GILLIES , setjg the questions. Producer TONY LUKE
(Repeated: Friday 6.15 pm)
Weather, programme news
VHF Regional news and weather
Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week:
Beryl Gilroy , Primary School Headmistress and author of Black Teacher.
MARGARET KORVING offers help for the unemployed teenager - 3: How to Apply.
All Talk.... ?: NORMAN TOZER questions the effectiveness of some consumer organisations a.nd advice: this month - in the nationalised mdustries.
1 The Afrikaner - Who is He? ': w. A. DE KLERK talks about his people and their language - a language black children in South Africa recently refused to learn.
ANNA MASSEY reads The Painted Veil by W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM abridged in 12 parts by FIONA MACPHERSON (Final instalment)
(Music: Faureis Prelude in 0 minor)
The Trouble with Mother by ALEC BARON
WhenTimfinallypersuades hrs widowed mother to leave her house and go into an old people's home, the last thing he, or indeed she, expects, is romance ...
Produced and directed by ROBERT COOPER
Presented by Patrick Fyffe and George Logan with the bewitching Daphne Heard
Written by the delightful trio MIKE CRAIG , LAWRIE KINSLEY and RON MCDONNELL
Charmingly produced by JAMES CASEY and MIKE CRAIG BBC Manchester
New stones about the characters created by A. J. CRONIN with Andrew Crulekshank as Dr Cameron Barbara Mullen as Janet Bill Simpson as Dr Finlay This week:
The Visitors by DONALD BULL
Broadcast by arrangement With GRAHAM STEWART
Producer EDWARD TAYLOR
Dr Cameron Barbara
Seventh in a 12-part drama series
Michael Denison and Dulcie Gray in The Accident by JULIAN SYMONDS adapted for radio by DAVID FISHER
He was a cad! No. He was a murderer. Well, you can' get more of a cad than that! He went through three wives until he me4 and married number four. But this time he met his match ... Oh, how he met his match.
Devised and directed by DEREK HODDINOTT
BBC World Service production
Sir John Betjeman introduces and reads, with JILL BALCON and GARY WATSON , a selection of his own poems to celebrate his 76th birthday on 28 August. The poems include: A Subaltern's Love-Song; Devonshire Street WI; Indoor Games near Newbury; Hunter Trials; How to Get On in Society.
Producer GEORGE MACBETH
(Repeated: Friday 3 September) (Betjeman at 70: next Sot R3; Summoned by Bells: SunBBCl)
The quiz game about what famous people said and what
Graeme Garden , Roberta Leigh Ned Sherrin and John Wells think they ought to have said instead. Quotations read by Ronald Fletcher. Devised and presented by Nigel Rees
Producer JOHN LLOYD
3: London and the Cabaret in Exile
Welcome to the cabaret revived and performed by the surviving members of London's two wartime political cabarets, the Lantern and the Little Theatre; starring AGNES BERMELLE with HANNAH NORBERT and MICHAEL MELLINGER , and compered by Lisa Appignanesi
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