John Timpson in New York and Brian Redhead in London with the latest results of the us Elections
6.40 Farming Today
6.45 Prayer for the Day Rev Leslie Stokes
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
Getting Back to Work
Every day as many as 50,000 of us will be absent from work because of back trouble. It costs this country millions of pounds each year and yet its cause, diagnosis and treatment remain, for the most part, uncertain. Why? Bill Breckon investigates. Producers SUSAN SNAILUM and PAT TAYLOR
Look at Me by GRAHAM SEAL Read by John Pullen
If anyone was watching now they'd probably think: short, getting fat, carrying deckchair, probably hen-pecked, nothing special ... There must be thousands like us. Harry thought, with this wild thing in us trying to get out....'
in Things Could be Worse with John Graham. Michael Kilgarriff and Miriam Margolyes 8: The 10.15 to Gatwick by DAVID MCKELLAR , DAVID RENWICK Producer SIMON BRETT
(Repeated: Friday 6.15 pm)
Weather, programme news
VHF Regional news and weather
Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week:
Barbara Mullen , actress
Friends and Neighbours (1): JUNE ROSE talks to JOY SMITH, a West Indian.
Miles and Miles of Tangle ...: ROSE GAMBLE remembers sister Luli's borrowed kite.
Cookery Club: PRU LEITH and KATIE STEWART talk about casseroles.
Tisha by ANNE HOBBS with ROBERT SPECHT, abridged in 16 instalments by JANET HICKSON Read by Faith Brook (1)
In 1927 Anne Hobbs went as a young teacher to the remote settlement of Chicken, Alaska. (Music: Holst's Japanese Suite)
Forty is a Dangerous Age, Arnold by T. D. WEBSTER
Norman Rossington as Arnold
'I thought ... steady, reliable, self-possessed ... He'll not do any running around. What I didn't see, Arnold, was that you were middle-aged at 27. I don't think you've ever beenyounganddaft haveyou?'
Produced and directed by HARRY CATLIN
' A great woman, impudent, audacious, a naming creature ... this glittering bird on the wing' is how Churchill described Margot Asquith. wife of the Liberal Prime Minister and a leading figure in society in the first part of this century. Nigel Rees introduces a portrait of this remarkable woman by those who knew her, including
LAURA GRIMOND , MARK BONHAM -CARTER, LADY ELLIOT, JOYCE GREN -FELL and ANNE SYMONDS Producer ANNE SLOMAN
Forty Years of BBC Television The television age began on 2 November 1936, when the world's first high-definition television service was launched from the BBC's studio and transmitter at Alexandra Palace in London. Robert Hudson recalls some of the personalities and events of the first 40 years of television, with sound extracts from a wide variety of programmes including Hancock, Face to Face with Bertrand Russell. Civilisation with Lord Clark,
What's My Line?, Sir Winston Churchill 's funeral and man's first landing on the moon. Producer
In 1971. Elizabeth was diagnosed as suffering from the severest form of leukaemia. She is now a healthy 14-year-old. ELIZABETH'S FATHER:
I went up to the altar with Elizabeth for laying on of hands, and from that moment onwards I could see colour beginning to flood back into her pale cheeks. A very awe-inspiring sight ... Quite obviously some energy passed into her ...
DOCTOR: I happen to believe that medicine and religion go hand in hand and that sort of thing can happen ...
The majority of these cases are dead by the end of two years ... This is an extraordinary case ... but without medical treatment I solemnly believe Elizabeth would not have had this success ... Producer BARBARA CROWTHER
Dr Colin Blakemore. Fellow of Downing College and Royal Society Locke Research Fellow at Cambridge University, in conversation with ANTHONY SMITH. (This year's Reith Lectures-Mechanics of the Mind - begin
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