6.40 Prayer for the Day GEORGE RUSSO
with Brian Redhead In Manchester and Nigel Rees 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
Cash Can't Compensate
In America patients sue their doctors for huge damages in the event of a medical disaster and they frequently win millions of dollars. Consequently, doctors have to cover themselves by taking out heavy insurance. Is this another American trend which may gain in popularity over here?
The BBC's Science Correspondent, James Wilkinson. has been comparing attitudes on both sides of the Atlantic. Producers SUSAN SNAiLUM and PAT TAYLOR
BBC home correspondents and reporters look beyond the headline stories.
Presented by LAURIE MACMILLAN Producer BERNARD TATE
NEM, p 38; Sing we triumphant hymns of praise (BBC HB 130); Psalm 20; Matthew 26, v 69 to 27, v 5 (rsv); Look, ye saints, and see how glorious (BBC HB 127)
A Week of Crime Stories 3: Upon Reflection by CHRISTIANNA BRAND
Read by Sheila Mitchell
' His eyes were closed but he opened them for a moment and gave her a baleful glare. But what was really most peculiar, thought Mrs Jones , was that he now had with him in the car the most extraordinary companion.'
Frank Muir gives an irreverent commentary on our social history
2: Table Manners
Readers Alee McCowen Norman Shelley and Margaret Robertson
Adapted by SIMON BRETT in seven episodes from The Frank Muir Book.
Producer HALLAM TENNYSON
Rights and Responsibilities Edition
Presenter Nancy Wise with your letters
in Things Could be Worse with John Graham , Nigel Lambert and Miriam Margolyes 10: The Visit by DAVID MCKELLAR and DAVID RENWICK
Producer SIMON BRETT
(Repeated: Friday 6.15 pm)
Weather, programme news
VHF Regional news and weather
and voices and topics in and behind the headlines introduced by Brian Widlake
Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week:
Malcolm Williamson , Master of the Queen's Music.
Leisure and Pleasure: pursuits, entertainments and places to go.
Friends and Neighbours - 3: JUNE ROSE talks to BUCHI EMECH-ETA, who is a Nigerian.
My Favourite Ingredient . , 3: soy sauce and tomato purge for MARGUERITE PATTEN. FAITH BROOK reads Tisha (11)
Story: Daffy and the Rubbish by BERYL N.EYRES
Clovis in the Country by COLIN TUCKER based on some of SAKI'S short stories with Ronald Pickup
Angela Pleasence. John Rowe and Gwen Cherrell
H. H. Munro , who wrote under the name of Saki, was killed at Beaumont-Hamel on 14 November 1916. Many of his short stories centred upon the character of Clovis Sangrail, an elegant man about town, with a biting wit and a taste for guiding other people's lives.
Produced and directed by DAVID SPENSER
Bertie van Tahn:
Miss Schmidt, the governess:
Wilfred Pickles invites you to join him for an anthology of the poems he most loves reading and hopes you will enjoy hearing.
Producer JOHN KNIGHT
The Making of a Marchioness by FRANCES HOOGSON BURNETT Read by ROSALIE CRUTCHLEY 8: Nightmare
The news magazine: presented by Brian Widlake with PM's reporting team
5.50 Financial Report
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5.55 Weather, programme news
A panel game whose unruly members are occasionally kept in disorder by the Chairman: Nicholas Parsons and in which Janet Brown Peter Jones
Dr Magnus Pyke and Kenneth Williams endeavour to prevent each other from talking for just a minute on this - or that. Devised by IAN MESSITER Producer JOHN BROWELL
(Repeated: Friday 12.27 pm)
(Repeated: Thursday 1.30 pm)
A daily programme in which reports from around the world are discussed and analysed. In the studio David Sells
with your comments and questions to a leading public figure. In the Chair Robin Day
Producer ELIZABETH SMITH
The lines are open from 6.0 pm until the end of the programme.
Six talks by Dr Colin Blakemore, Fellow of Downing College, and Royal Society, Locke Research Fellow at Cambridge University.
In his first lecture Dr Blakemore portrayed the philosophical backdrop of today's brain research. He goes on in his second talk to examine what is perhaps the central problem for students of the mind - that of human consciousness. He argues that there is no reason to believe that the scientific method will fail to account for this phenomenon.
A nightly review of books, films, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.
Presented by Jacky Gillott
Douglas Stuart reporting with voices and opinions from around the world
The Rains Came by LOUIS BROMFIELD abridged in 23 parts by RAMSAY WILLIAMS
Read by Nigel Anthony (1)
The Maharajah of the remote Indian state of Ranchipur is attempting to free his people from disease, famine and the savage whims of nature; a task that is threatened by the long-awaited and treacherous monsoon. But to Tom Ran-some the ensuing catastrophe at least provides some purpose to an otherwise useless and disaffected life.
Producer ROBERT COOPER BBC Northern Ireland
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