REV FRED MILSON
Michael Cooke in Manchester and Nigel Rees in London
At 7.0 and 8.0 News and more of Today, including Thought for the Day at 7.45*
English Regions: see column 5
by ALAN BOWER
Read by Michael Harbour
A series of five stories spanning 55 years in the life of Charlie,aManofKent. 1 : For the Time Being Producer ROGER PINE BBC Birmingham
The team of regulars helping to find antidotes to the Monday morning blues includes Esther Rantzen , Bernard Falk , Kenneth Robinson and Fritz Spiegl
Producer MlCU EL EMBER .
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Just before dawn my daughter was awakened by loud noises from our four large, white ducks. She found that one was' being attacked by a hedgehog - in fact, it was on the duck's back - and it took several blows with a pole to dislodge it. We later discovered that the duck was very badly bitten and torn. Why would the hedgehog behave in this savage wayf
The team will also try to get its teeth into your questions in this morning's programme. Introduced by DEREK JONES Producer DILYS BREESE BBC Bristol
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Music: BBC SINGERS
Madge by FRANCIS WRIGHT
Read by Peter Craze
Producer Barbara crowther
(Details as New Year's Day
Presenter Jeanine McMuUen
Including a visit to school on the farm, the rising tide in smallholdings, when Dexters are not sinister, and goats in the backyard.
Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather
Introduced by Sue MacGregor
The Sex Discrimination Act and the Equal Pay Act - Progress Report: Lady Howe. Deputy Chairman of the Equal Opportunities Commission, and Tess Gill assess its strengths and weaknesses one year after implementation.
Living Without - 1: Dairy Products.
Entertainment Round-Up: GORDON GOW reporting.
Consumer Notes: with NORMAN TOZER.
Sweet Contusion (5) Editor WYN KNOWLES
Story: Mr Williams the Window Cleaner by JOHN FARRINGTON
by EDWARD PERCY and REGINALD DENHAM
Isabel Dean as Ellen Creed and Betty Hardy as Leonora Fiske
In 1865, in an old Tudor farm-house in the Thames marshes below Gravesend, Leonora Fiske lives happily on memories of her past conquests. Ellen Creed, her housekeeper-companion, is all that a companion should be, until her two sisters arrive for a holiday. Then the relationship changes and the play becomes what James Agate called - 'an extraordinarily exciting thriller - worth going to the theatre for'.
Produced and directed by CHRISTOPHER VENNING
I Capture the Castle 5: The Proposal
Regional news and weather
5.55 Weather, programme news
starring Frank Bough with his special guests: Tim Brooke-Taylor Barry Cryer John Junkin and the Denis King Trio Written hy JOHN JUNKIN and BARRY CRYER
Producer BOB OLIVER ROGERS BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Tuesday 1.30 pm)
Could you face a stampeding hippopotamus? Could you find your way out of a jungle with no map or compass? Or, indeed, could you survive in your own home if things went wrong?
Some of the challenges which the competing teams may have to tackle in this survival quiz. Picking up the challenge this week are Doctors versus Nurses.
Guest explorer Walty Herbert puts real-life dilemmas to the teams. Other questions are set by DENNIS LEVER.
Chris Brasher is in the Chair. Programme devised and produced by SUSAN SNAILUM , with PAT TAYLOR
(Revised repeat; Wed 11. am)
A light comedy by Noel Coward adapted for radio by Ian Cotterell, with Paul Scofield, Fenella Fielding, Patricia Routledge, Joy Parker and David Timson
'Every play you appear in is exactly the same. You have a great following and a strong personality, and all you do with your talent is wear dressing-gowns and make witty remarks!'
Produced and directed by Ian Cotterell
'A skilful cast, headed, surprisingly, but very successfully, by Paul Scofield, zipped along in elegant style...' (The Guardian)
Preview: page 19
Adapted for radio by/Producer/Director:
Douglas Stnart reporting
The Constipation of O'Brien by GEORGE MACDONAI. D FRASER Read in three parts by Russell Hunter. Part 1
In which MacAuslin, the dirtiest soldier in the British Army* finds his guiding star.
Producer ALLAN G. ROGERS BBC Scotland
Pam Ayres , the young secretary who was catapulted into the world of showbusiness after an improbable poetry-reading on a TV talent show, talks about herself and reads some of her poems in her own distinctive style.
Producer JOCK GALLAGHER