with Eugene Fraser
English Regions: see column 5
6.52 VHF Regionalnews, weather
Brian Redhead in Manchester Nigel Rees in London
with Eugene Fraser
7.52 VHFRegionalnews, weather
Nigel Rees in London
Brian Redhead in Manchester
8.35 News headlines, weather, papers and sport
Having a baby is a happy event - if the planning and preparation are right.
Bernard Jackson explores the way in which parents-to-be prepare for the process of childbirth; have more say in the way and the place their babies are to be born; and the subsequent changes in family life which can affect the future happiness of both parents and children.
Producer MICHAEL GILLIAM
Presented by Laurie Macmillan Producer WILLIAM HORSLEY
NEM, p 17; From glory (BBC
HB 244); Psalm 33, vv 13-21; Mark 16, vv 1-8 (RSV); We come unto (BBC HB 255)
Today's author is WILLIAM AYTOUN
Andrew Cruickshank reads The Alan in the Bell
Producer JOANNA SCOTT - MONCRIEFF
Rene Cutforth looks back on some unforgettable characters.
New stories about the characters created by A. jr. CRONIN
This week: The Wine o] Youth by DONALD BULL
Producer EDWARD TAYLOR
12.55 medium only
Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather
with Dr Cameron:
Introduced by Brian Widlake
medium only from 2.0
Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week:
Deborah Owen , literary agent
Parted but United: GORDON SNELL takes a lesson with the children of the ' School of the Air' in Broken Hill, Australia. Reading Your Letters.
Good an' Cheap - 3: FELICIA LAW on making toys with junk and card.
Jalna by MAZO DE LA ROCHE (5)
Story: Water Bdby by RUTH AINSWORTH
Post Mortem Shock by R. D. WINGFIELD and There's- a strange noise in the night. John Mansfield goes downstairs to investigate and meets his death - but why did he die, and who was already dead?
Directed by CHRISTOPHER VFNNING (Richard Caldicot is in ' Dirty Linen ' at the Arts Theatre Club, London)
with Gwen Mansfield:
Det Insp Bowers:
from Norwich Cathedral Versicles and Responses (Statham)
Psalms 121 and 130 (Ley and Hylton Stewart )
Lessons: Isaiah 43, w 1-7; John 11, vv 17-27
Canticles (William Byrd , Second Service)
Anthem: Take him, earth, for cherishing (Herbert Howells )
Organist and Master of the Choristers MICHAEL NICHOLAS Assistant organist BERNARD BURRELL
Still She Wished for Company (3)
Presented by Brian Widlake
At My Leisure
Humphrey Lyttelton considers some of the personal pleasures discovered amidst the bustle of a public life.
Producer DAVID EPPS
5.55 medium only
Weather and programme news VHF Regional news; weather
Including Financial Report
A panel game devised by TONY SHRYANE and EDWARD J. MASON
Dilys Powell and Frank Muir , challenge
Anne Scott-James and Denis Norden
In the Chair Jack Longland Questions compiled by PETER MOORE
(Repeated: Thursday 1.30 pm)
Presented by Peter Oppenheimer
The background to current events at home and abroad with reports by STEVE BRADSHAW and DAVID HENSHAW
Editor MICHAEL GREEN BBC Manchester
This year is the 21st birthday of the National Youth Theatre, which has grown from humble beginnings, as a means of keeping the boys of Alleyn's School busy in their school holidays, to a world-famous drama company, whose productions have been seen all over Europe.
In this birthday tribute Michael Croft , its founder and director, tells the story of the last 21 years. He and many members past and present talk to play-wright Barrie Keeffe , himself a former member and author of several of its successes.
Compiled by DAVID WRIGHT
Producer BERNARD KRICHEFSKI
Presenter Paul Vaughan Producer ALAN NIXON
Douglas Stuart reporting with voices and opinions from around the world
The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists (3)
Weather report and forecast followed by an interlude