News, weather, papers, sport
What Britain's getting up to. Two hours of news and views from home and around the world.
Brian Redhead at the Liberal Assembly in Southport, and John Timpson in London
6.45* Prayer for the Day with THE REV JOHN CONGDON
7.8, 8.8 Today's News
Read by PETER DONALDSON
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day
8: Life on the Ocean Wave
There's nothing so obscure as somebody else's hobby, so in this new series of six programmes, Anita Morgan talks to ' the enthusiasts' to discover why they follow their own particular enthusiasms. Producer ALAN STENNETT BBC Wales
Presented by Edgar Martin Producer WILLIAM HORSLEY
NEM, p 42: My spirit longs for thee (BBC HB 331); Psalm 122: Luke 16. vv 19-31 (NEB): Hail to the Lord's anointed (BBC HB 457)
Charlie by NICHOLAS EMMETT
Read by Denys Hawthorne
' Books, I think, were his real passion. You could see him sometimes, in his leather-elbowed tweed jacket, taking long walks in Phoenix Park. with a faraway look in his eyes, as if he was in some world of his own.'
5: On the Soap Box
President Carter spent 20 million dollars on building an image and getting to the White House. A British Prime Minister spends only a fraction of that to occupy No 10. This week Charles Thompson examines the difference between the British and American methods of political image making, and asks: are we better off with a relatively inexpensive system that doesn't sell politicians like soap powders?
Written by CHARLES THOMPSON Researcher SHARON BANOFF Producer jonN EDWARDS
People in the British Isles and abroad tell of the doings and concerns of their own part of the world - and those they visit.
Producer PADDY O'KEEFFE
Including Volunteer Week. Presenters Sue Cook and George Luce
12.55 medium only
Weather and programme news
Presented by Brian Widlake
Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week: Kathy Stobart , jazz musician.
'Why Worry? ': psychologist JOHN NICHOLSON takes a reassuring look at some of our more common anxieties. Today: Having a Poor Memory.
Consulting a Counsellor: a mother talks to DR PENELOPE LEACH about the effect of her broken marriage on her five-year-old son.
Dr Wortle's School (3)
Story: The Axle's Broken by HELEN CHRISTISON
Fruit of a Barren Land by CAR!.
TAYLOR Gillian is an unhappy teenager at odds with her teachers.
Things begin to brighten up when Glyn, a labourer working on the nearby motorway, takes an interest in her.
from St Anne 's Cathedral,Belfast Introit (Sacerdotes Domini: Byrd); Responses (W. Smith of Durham); Psalms 69, 70; Service (Purcell in G minor); Anthem (Haec Dies: Byrd); Lessons: Proverbs 15, vv 1-15; Matthew 23, vv 1-12: Hymn: The day thou gavest (Scholefield) Organist and Master of the Choristers JONATHAN GREGORY Assistant Organist CHRISTOPHER BOODLE
BBC Northern Ireland
The Sword in the Stont (8)
The news magazine
Presented by Brian Widlake with PM's reporting team
Vincent Kane once more invites you to look with him at the lighter side of life. Culture, politics, money, sex, work, history, justice, religion - all of them serious topics, of course, but none entirely devoid of humour.
Written and produced by VINCENT KANE. BBC Wales
5.55 medium only
Weather and programme news
A musical quiz devised by EDWARD J. MASON and TONY SHRYANE
John Amis and Frank Muir challenge
Ian Wallace and Denis Norden In the Chair Steve Race Questions compiled by STEVE RACE. BBC Birmingham
A radio portrait by Datid Wheeler of Mzee Jomo Ken yatta, the President of Kenya. who died on 22 August.
Those taking part include SIR MICHAEL BLUNDELL FITZWELL DE SOUZA
THE RT HON MALCOLM MACDONALD and DR NJOROGE MUNGAI
Producer GREVILLE HAVENHAND
A portrait of The Battle of Britain by some of the people who fought in it, with the voices of Dizzy Allen, Douglas Bader, Paddy Barthropp, Denis Crowley-Milling, Dennis David, Boleslav Drobinski, Roy Button, Christopher Foxley-Norris, Roger Frankland, Tom Cleave, Frank Hartley, Donald Kingaby, Brian Kingcome, Ginger Lacey, Ludvic Martell, Vera Shaw, Bob Stanford-Tuck, Bernard West and Innes and Bett Westmacott.
With Edward Arthur, Alison Christie-Murray, Michael Cochrane, Peter Howell, Polly March, Basil Moss, Jennifer Piercey, Gregory de Polnay and Bill McGuffie.
(Repeated: Friday 11.5 am).
(The full binaural effect of this programme can be achieved by listening through stereo headphones)
followed by an interlude
Additional sound by:
Dick Mills, BBC Radiophonic
Researched and compiled by:
The British Association
This week the British Association for the Advancement of Science held its 140th annual meeting. Geoff Watts attended the Conference, held at Bath University.
Producer DAVID PATERSON
Presenter Jacky, Gillott Producer ANNE WINDER
Douglas Stuart reporting
( Broadcast on Sunday at 4.2)
Radio 4's International Business Report; Market Trends
Weather report and forecast followed by an interlude