News, weather, papers, sport
What Britain is getting up to. Two hours of news and views from home and around the world.
Introduced by Brian Redhead With LIBBY PURVES
6.45* Prayer for the Day With TONY JASPER
7.0 and 8.9 Today's News Read bv LAURIE MACMILLAN
7.30 and 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day
Although increasing numbers of people are turning to meditation to relieve the effects of stress, or in search of inner fulfilment, many others are dubious about trying it. How do you choose between Tibetan or Zen Buddhist, traditional Western Christian and transcendental meditation? The Rev Peter Dewey and psychologist Peter Russell are both teachers of meditation. They hope to demystify it by answering your questions on its techniques, its potential benefits and its various traditions.
In the Chair: Sue MacGregor Produced by the Woman's Hour Unit
The lines ore open from 8.0 am
The fourth of six programmes about the contrasting experiences of people born abroad who have chosen to settle in Britain.
4: Ivan Henry of Warley , West Midlands
Growing up in a small village on the island of Barbados, Ivan Henry learned to live in harmony with the seasons. There were the hard times before the cutting of the sugar canes and then the crop season and the days of abundance.
' Everything would come into ripeness then and we boys would spend hours just walking around plucking mangoes from the trees, picking danks and yams and ackees ... It was the nearest thing to the garden of Eden that I've ever seen.'
Then - in 1962 - came the call to join his father in England and to adapt to very different patterns of life.
Recordings compiled by CHARLES ALLEN
Producer JOY HATWOOD
Ivan Henry Of
NEM p 1; Enthrone thy God within thy heart (BBC HB 320); Psalm 3; Luke 14, vv 15-24 (NEB); The God of Abraham praise (BBC HB 283)
The Addiction by PHILIP BRIDGES
Read by John Kidd
Skin Sisters by GILL LINSCOTT
Anne has a loving husband, two children and the security of a steady job, but she feels she is missing out on something. Unknown to her husband, she fixes herself up with a new job - as a stripper. ' I wanted something where I could be myself a bit. I love my kids and I love Ken. But after six years of looking after kids you start wondering s . , if you still exist.'
Directed byCHERRY COOKSON
News and information that affects the way you live Presenters Nancy Wise and Bill Breckon
Gian Carlo Menotti , the composer, chooses the records he would take to a desert island, and discusses them with ROY PLOMLEY , who devised the programme.
Producer DEREK DRESCHER
12.55 medium only
Weather and programme news
and voices and topics in and behind the headlines
Presented by Brian Widlake
Introduced by Sue MacGregor Old People's Ghettoes: should the elderly be kept apart in their own communities or integrated with all age groups? HELEN PALMER looks at both points of view.
Aloo Baji and Pigs' Tails: DAVID HAWKSWORTH savours the international cookery at a Deptford infants school. Reading Your Letters.
The Elected Member?: ANNE MACNAMARA reports on a scheme for treating the whole -family, Peers and Plebs (5)
Story: A Finnish Fairy Tale by NANCY RIGBY
One of the most famous love stories in fiction adapted for radio in four episodes by TERENCE COOPER from the novel by ALEXANDRE DUMAS THE YOUNGER with Gary Bond and Sarah Badel Episode 1
Bidders at the auction: CAROLE BOYD , MADELEINE CEMM , MADI HEDD, BETTY HUNTLEY-WRIGHT , NORMA RONALD , STEPHEN THORNE and PETER WILLIAMS Pianist MARY NASH
Directed by IAN COTTERELL (First broadcast in 1974)
Ernest de Crepy:
Comte de Varville:
The Sword in the Stone (2)
Presented by Brian Widlake
Peter Clayton says. ' Thank you Mr Walpole ' for telling us what to call our chance disccoveries.
5.55 medium only
Weather and programme newt
Including Financial Report and half-an-hour of reports from BBC Newsmen around the world
The antidote to panel games Tim Brooke-Taylor , Barry Cryer. Graeme Garden and William Rushton
Some 20 seconds of questions from HUMPHREY LYTTELTON in the chair and a few random chords from COLIN SELL at the piano
Producer GEOFFREY PERKINS
(Tim Brooke-Taylor and Graeme Garden are in ' The Unvarnished Truth ' at the Phoenix Theatre, London)
(Repeated: Wednesday 1.30 pm)
Places: the importance of locality is illustrated by Dannie Abse 's Return to Cardiff and poems by Thomas Hardy , Edward Thomas and John Idris Jones.
Reader Ray Smith
Presenter Frank Lincoln
Producer HERBERT WILLIAMS BBC Wales
as Radio 3 followed by an interlude
A nightly review of books, films, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.
Presented by Michael Oliver Producer DAVID PERRY
Douglas Stuart reporting
Radio 4's International Business Report; Market Trends
Weather report and forecast followed by an interlude