6.40 Prayer for the Day REV BARNEY MILLIGAN
with Nigel Rees in London and Brian Redhead in Manchester
At 7.0 and 8.0 News and more of Today, including Thought for the Day at 7.45*
4: Microbes in Overalls. The microbe, a new and powerful tool, is slowly finding its way on to the workbench. Living in the 80s examines the amazing capabilities of microbes and the extent of their usefulness in industry.
Reporter and presenter George Luce
Producer MARLENE PEASE
Presented by PIERS burton -pagi Producer STEPHEN KANOCZ
NEM, p 5; King of glory, King of peace (BBC HB 325); Psalm 96; John 2, v 23 to 3, v 12 (av); 0 for a thousand tongues to sing (BBC HB 278)
Interesting Things by KINGSLEY AMIS
Read by Barbara MitcheU
Rights and Responsibilities
Edition. Presenter Nancy Wise with your letters
...to Dynamic Living
Radio's ' Limited Edition * Correspondence Course
Your own personalised programme with your name engraved here............................ In your own gilt-plated Lesson 13
Commemorate Jubilees the Burkiss Way, with mock-hide instruction from Jo Kendall, Nigel Rees, Chris Emmett and Fred Harris and an embossed scrollwork script from ANDREW MARSHALL and DAVID RENWICK in a genuine leatherette production by SIMON BRETT (a gift you will treasure for always).
(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: Tom Baker, television's Dr Who
Reading Your Letters.
It's a Knock-Down - 3: David Battie after the sale.
Lines for Wintertime: a selection of seasonal poetry.
CORINNA MARLOWE reads From Minnie With Love by JANE VANSITTART (8)
Story: A Fine Shady Tree by MARGARET GORE
Gladstone's Resurrection by EDWIN PEARCE
' I got this feeling though... summat in the back of me mind it was, that he's come back to us with some sort of knowledge or summat, he has ... hark at me, I sound like a late-night TV film.'
Produced and directed by ROGER PINE. BBC Birmingham
Gladstone Farthing a:
Was last year's long, hot summer the pattern for summers to come, as some weather prophets predict? If so, Pat Lucas will be very much in demand. She is a professional finder of water - the good old-fashioned water-diviner; but there is nothing old-fashioned about Pat Lucas herself. She feels just the same obligation to her clients as an architect or doctor might do - and she still uses the traditional hazel twig for her dowsing. Today's programme accompanies Pat Lucas on one of her professional engagements to see how, even in times of drought, an expert can still find water,; Producer DILYS BREESE BBC Bristol
by George and Weedon Grossmith.
Read by Arthur Lowe.
Presented by Brian Widlake
5.50 Financial Report
VHF Regional news and weather
5.55 Weather, programme news
- A panel game whose unruly members are occasionally kept in disorder by the Chairman: Nicholas Parsons and in which
Clement Freud Peter Jones
Derek Nimmo 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.
Kenneth Brecher is a social anthropologist who spent two years living as a member of an isolated Indian tribe in the Xingu region of Central Brazil. In five programmes, he imagines how his friend, Kwamuti, who has never left the Amazon before, would question with amazement the British way of life.
4: British Myths Today with Renu Setna as Kwamuti Producer DENYS GUEROULT
Four classic episodes
1: The Iron-Bound City written by WILL ALLAN with Clive Swift as Henry Labouchere and Allan McClelland as John Augustus O'Shea
Narrator Leonard Fenton
' Let Europe prepare for an impossible sight; let her prepare to see the wonderful city burn. Paris, which amused the world, is going to terrify it.'
Paris, 1870. In the September of that year the German armies finally encircled the city. Four months later the siege ended and over 6,000 people had died of hunger, disease and wounds inflicted by Von Moltke 's troops - while the rest of the continental powers looked on. With the voices of: MALCOLM HAYES , EDWARD BURNHAM MICHAEL TUDOR BARNES
ANTHONY JACOBS , GEOFFREY COLLINS ARTHUR HEWLETT and SHIRLEY DIXON
Produced and directed by MAURICE LEITCH
(Revised repeat: Fri 11.5 am)
Presenter Jacky Gillott
John Tusa reporting
The novel by John Steinbeck, abridged in eight parts by Joy Osborne
Read by Paul Meier
"The first man was small and quick, with sharp, strong features. Behind him walked his opposite, a huge man, shapeless of face, dragging his feet a little, the way a bear drags his paws..."