with Michael Cooke in London and Brian Redhead in Manchester
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
The Birds of Trinidad
The white-bearded manakin, crested oropendola, black-faced ant-thrush, and mysterious cave-dwelling oilbirds - these are just a few of the birds wildlife recordist TERRY white encountered on a recent visit to Trinidad. Today he tells PETER FRANCE about them and plays his recordings of their voices.
Producer DILYS BREESE BBC Bristol
Jamaican Family Life
' Europeans usually feel that W one isn't brought up in what is called the " nuclear family " with Papa and Mama under the same roof and with the benefit of confetti, then the children are likely to suffer. This isn't true.'
Anne Catchpole talks to Jamaicans in their own country and here in Britain about their family life.
Producer MARY REDCLIFFE
Making a Pile by GEORGE HITCHIN Read by John Darran
Ponty had come to the end of his time in Dai Owen 's store yard and had received a truly fat bonus. The bonus became a source of worry to Ponty and his wife Bessie. That is how, eventually, a slag heap came into the picture.
Producer HARRI GWYNN BBC Wales
Chairman Robert Robinson Semi Final IV
ROBERT MCLEAN (Edinburgh), chartered electrical engineer
ANDREW TURNER (Glasgow), retired accountant
HARRY BUTLIN (Clwyd), retired technologist
JAMES PIRIE (Gwynedd), secretary
Programme devised by JOHN p. WYNN , who, with IAN GILLIES , sets 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: Bruce Forsyth
Perhaps You Need ...: advice on buying a business.
From Bach to the Beatles: SILEBA SOUND is an unusual instrumental quartet that plays a wide range of music.
Starting Again: MAIRI MACINNES had a second child after a ten-year gap.
I Was Murdered (2)
Brushes by KEITH MILES
When the Managing Director of a prosperous firm announces his early retirement and will give no reason for leaving, his family, his executives, and even his employees, find themselves at sea - in a ship without a captain.
Dacre Wallington. NOEL JOHNSON
Produced and directed by MICHAEL ROLFE
' The sea can be very beautiful, but it can be very frightening as well.'
' It's a different world out there. Sometimes you wonder which is the real one - that, or the one on shore.'
Tony Parker introduces the reflections of some lighthouse keepers and their families, drawn from his book of the same name.
With HARRY WEBSTER
FRASER KERR , ANTHONY SUEZ RACHEL BELL , COLIN SIMPSON CHRISTOPHER BIDMEAD and BRIAN HAINES
Producer PATRICIA BRENT
(Harry Webster is a National Theatre player)
New stories about the characters created by A. J. CRONIN with This week:
Nobody Heard by DONALD BULL
Broadcast by arrangement with GRAHAM STEWART
Producer EDWARD TAYLOR
(Repeated: Friday 12.27 pm)
Eighth in a 12-part drama series Gary Bond and John Castle In
Mad Monkton by WILKIE COLLINS adapted for radio by MICHAEL ROBSON
' I see the figure of a darkcomplexioned man, standing up, with his head uncovered. One of his hands, still clutching a pistol, has fallen to his side; the other presses a bloody handkerchief to his mouth. And thus I have seen him ever since the moment of his death.'
Devised and directed by DEREK HODDINOTT
BBC World Service production
Narrated by Paul Vaughan
An airline passenger, on his return from West Africa, was found to be the carrier of a deadly tropical virus disease. What is this organism that alerted medical authorities and prompted emergency legislation? How can it be caught and is there a cure? What other deadly disease could soon be in our midst?
Written by DAVID OWEN
Producer MICHAEL BRIGHT
What famous people said and what Ned Sherrin. Alan Coren Jilly Cooper and Richard Boston think they ought to have said instead. Quotations read by Ronald Fletcher. Devised and presented by Nigel Rees
Producer JOHN LLOYD
The second of three talks by Wilfred De'Ath
The one thing I did learn In the army was how to dodge the column and I have gone on dodging it, often to my detriment, ever since. Quite often, though, the column has been well worth dodging.'
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