Introduced by John Timpson with LIBBY PURVES
6.45* Prayer for the Day
7.45* Thought for the Dall With CANON DAVID ISITT
7.0 and 8.0 Today's News Read by COLIN DORAN
7.30 and 8.30 News headlines
by HENRY JAMES abridged in four episodes by MICHAEL VOYSEY
Read by Margaret Robinson (1) Producer MAURICE LEITCH
Back to School
With the holidays coming to an end, ten million children are about to begin another school year. For some it's a day to look forward to and for others a day to dread, but for all there is a change in view. It might be school for the first time or a move from infant to junior or junior to comprehensive school, almost certainly there will be a new teacher to get to know and work with. How can you help your child get off to a fresh start? And even if your son or daughter is no longer a child and is faced with the prospect of unemployment, should they go back to school? Peggy Hall , head teacher of an infant school and John Hipkin , teacher in a middle school, are in the studio.
In the Chair Sue MacGregor Lines are open from 8.0 am
Produced by the Woman'* Hour Unit
The third of six programme* 3: Omero Ginestri of Stone-house, Lanarkshire
It was love rather than economic or political necessity that brought OMERO GINESTRI to Scotland. Barely 11 years old when the Second World War began, Omero found himself growing up fast as the Allies advanced on his home in the Tuscan hills. Then came romance and what was intended to be a brief visit to Glasgow turned into the start of a new - and sometimes confusing-way of life:
' One Saturday there was this big crowd in Kirkbridge and right away I see I'm going to do a lot of business here. So, I drive my van along with them. I do not know til later that it was the Protestant parade, which is held every year on 12 July. And no ice-cream man had ever been in an Orange Walk in those days, especially an Italian and a Roman Catholic.... '
Recordings compiled by CHARLES ALLEN
Producer JOY HATWOOD
NEM, p 97: Thou, whose almighty word (BBC HB 185): Psalm 50; Luke 12, vv 47-57 (NEB); 0 word of God incarnate (BBC HB 191)
Daleks and Miss Dawson by IRIS MACFARLANE
Read by Elizabeth Prout Producer MITCH RAPER
Presenters Sue Cook and George Luce
The Rt Hon Denis Healey , MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer, discusses the records he would take to a desert island with ROY PLOMLEY.
Producer DEREK DRESCHER
12.55 medium only
Weather and programme news
Presented by Brian Widlake
Introduced by Sue MacGregor Are You Lying Comfortably?-Then We'll Begin: ROB BAYLY in the operating rooms of the Hospital Radio Stations.,
Flower Arranging for Beginners: BARBARA MYERS askS advice of JEAN TAYLOR. 2: Equipment and materials.
Another Month Older: MAUREEN STEVENS is in a ' bloody, but unbowed' mood.
Design Comes First: six leading British designers have produced modern furniture which, hopefully, may have international appeal.
Five Short Stories bv Ruth Rendell
5 The Fall of a Coin
Story: The Conceited Red Balloon by ANGELA PICKERING
Presented by Brian Widiak *
Begged, Borrowed or Stolen?
Tom Vernon investigates some cases of petty pilfering in popular music.
5.55 medium only
Weather and programme news
The antidote to panel games.
Graeme Garden. Barry Cryer and Tim Brooke-Taylor are invited to behave churlishly to their guest Jonathan Lynn , who also has points deducted by Humphrey Lyttelton in the chair and musical jokes played on him by DAVID FIRMAN at the piano.
Producer GEOFFREY PERKINS
(Repeated: Thursday 12.27 pm)
(Repeated: Wednesday 1.30 pm)
Presented by Christopher Ricks 21: But when we love you leave us including poems by Shakespeare, Hardy and Pound Reader HEATHER BELL Producer ALEC REID
(Repeated: Saturday 11.20 am, medium only)
Death, Threat or Survivalf
For the past ten years, small village schools have been closing at the rate of one a week.
Parents have fought the closures, claiming that these schools provide a firm grounding in the three Rs and turn out balanced and confident youngsters. But with the fall in the birth-rate, can one and two teacher schools survive? Would the children benefit more from, say, ' area ' schools? David Smeeton. the BBC's Education Correspondent, visits some of the areas where the protests have been the loudest, hearing from local parents, teachers, campaigners, education officials and the children themselves.
Producer BRYAN HARRIS Preview: page 15
Peter White presents an anthology of cricket as portrayed in fiction and verse. His selection includes a description of a cricket match played in 1980 - and written by Trollope in 1882 - some recollections of a rather bizarre match played on a Pacific island: and the views of a Victorian school-girl who found liberation on the cricket field.
Readers HEATHER BELL , GARARD GREEN and KENNETH SHANLEY Producer THENA RESHEL Preview: page 15
A fairv storv with music Narrated bv David Niven
A small boy dreams of becoming a famous conductor. Sometimes dreams come true, because on one night of every year, the instruments of the orchestra come to life .. Script by BARRY O'KEEF
Music composed by MAX EARLY , arranged and conducted by ARTHUR GREENSLADE , and played by the NATIONAL PHILHAEMONIC ORCHESTRA
Presenter Jacky Gillott
Producer Richard BANNERMATT
Douglas Stuart reporting
Weather report and forecast followed by an interlude