6.40 Prayer for the Day REV BARNEY MILLIGAN
Brian Redhead 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
(A shortened version of Saturday's broadcast)
NEM, p 9; Ye boundless realms of joy (BBC HB 483); Psalm 65; John 3, vv 13-21 and 31-36 (AV); Immortal, invisible, God only wise (BBC HB 10)
Alfie Goes to Town by JAMES MCCALLEN
Read by Bill Hunter
' I'm awful sorry you had to come out in all this rain, constable. Well, anyway, we both know why you're here . and I suppose you want to get right down to business.'
Producer PAUL MULDOON BBC Northern Ireland
But this week John Fortune investigates another of the seven deadly sins...
Presenter George Luce including the BBC Shopping Basket with MOLLY PRICE-OWEN , the best buys for the weekend, and your letters.
Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather
Introduced by Brian Widlake
Introduced by Sue MacGregor Talk till Two
A Life of Adventure:
MERLIN MINSHALL - duelist.
Don't Make Me No Saint: ALEX PASCALL presents a portrait of the gospel singer, Mahalia Jackson on the fifth anniversary of her death. Puppets, Elephants and the Rope Trick: LIZ MCNEIL TAYLOR and the entertainers of ' village ' India. From Minnie With Love (9)
Story: The Very Big Word by BARBARA WILLIAMS
A comedy thriller in four parts.
'No one would deny that the manuscript of Sir Bertram Oliphant 's memoirs contains political dynamite. Now, his secrets have exploded - literally! A senior Government official has gone up in smoke with them. Or have our heroes been outwitted yet again?'
Sir Reginald Deane:
From gardeners to ghost hunters; from poets to pop-stars; from cantors to crime-writers. JACK DE manio meets them all. Could you be on his list? Producer MICHELL RAPER
Presented by Brian Widlake
5.50 Financial Report
VHF Regional news and weather
5.55 Weather, programme news
(Repeated: Friday 1.30 pm)
A selection of listeners' letters continuing the discussion in last Friday's Any Questions? Introduced by DAVID JACOBS Producer ROY HAYWARD BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Friday 4.5 pm)
In 1966 Liz Gould , fresh from school, hit the ' Hippie Trail to Katmandu ' and hitch-hiked there solo from Israel. Her memories of that two-fold journey, outer and inner, are interwoven with those of the music of Flower Power and India, the sounds of Turkey and Nepal.
Producer MICHAEL MASON
Home Rule for the English?
Presented by Austin Mitchell
As the Commons debates the Committee Stage of the Devolution Bill, many mps fear that Scotland and Wales stand to gain at the expense of England's less prosperous regions and there's talk of an ' English backlash ó
But a growing number of people - particularly in the North of England - are coming to believe that what's good for Scotland and Wales could be good for England too. Should the English Regions get their own Assemblies? Do the Regions need Development Agencies like the Scots and Welsh have? Would changes like these mean better government - or just more government?
Producer CHRISTOPHER GRAHAM BBC Manchester
Presenter Michael Oliver
John Tusa reporting