Brian Redhead at the Labour Party Conference in Blackpool and John Timpson in London
0.45* Prayer for the Day
With MONSIGNOR PATRICK MCENROE
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
Newsreader JOHN MARSH
7.30. 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day
To most people, a bus is just a bus, but to the members of the Cotswold psv Group, it's a transport of delight; and as they set out on a West Country tour, Anita Morgan joins them in their restored ' 262 '.
Producer ALAN STENNETT BBC Wales
- a dissertation of the history, natural and supernatural, of the Mad March Hare. From King of the Chase, to Indian god. the elusive hare has leapt its way through the social and religious life of cultures all over the world.
With contributions from naturalists PHIL DRABBLE and RON GOODWIN , from GEORGE EWART EVANS and many others.
Compiled and produced by RITCHIE COGAN
Yoco My Lovely by JOYCE CHAPLIN
Read by Lockwood West
'He would buy her and dress her as Yolanda should be dressed - paint her cheeks and lips crimson, give her a curly black wig and a full skirt with pink stockings and red shoes.'
Sydney Carter talks about the turning point in his faith, and how his de-conversion took place.
Myra Findlay sings some of Sydney Carter's carols, and Michael McClain reads some poems which illustrate the story behind the faith.
medium only from 2.0
Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week: best-selling author Jack Higgins
Good Health Begins in the Kitchen: EVELYN ROSE suggests having a raw food day.
Why Worry? psychologist JOHN NICHOLSON takes another reassuring look at some of our more common anxieties. Today Let's Pretend
Sewing Club: BETTY FOSTER helps solve the problems which arise in home fashion sewing and looks at developments in the industries which serve the needlewoman.
Ruined City (5)
More Cherry Cake by JEHANE MARKHAM
Sybil is awaiting a rare visit from her son and granddaughter. It is a warm summer afternoon. On the surface it is a pleasant family reunion, but we can share their innermost thoughts....
Directed by KAY PATRICK
from Exeter Cathedral
Responses (Ayleward); Psalms 22 and 23 (S. Wesley , Goss, Martin); Lessons: Wisdom 2, v 21-3, v 9; Matthew 27, vv 45-56; Canticles (Sumsion in A); Anthem: Sicut cervus (Palestrina)
Organist and Master of the Choristers LUCIAN NETHSINGHA
Assistant Organist PAUL MORGAN BBC Bristol
A panel game devised by TONY SHRYANE and EDWARD J. MASON
Diljs Powell and Frank Muir challenge
Anne Scott-James and Denis Norden In the Chair
John Julius Norwich
Questions compiled by PETER MOORE. BBC Birmingham
(Repeated: Friday 12.27 pm)
' A violin is an instrument played by a person, a piano's played by a person, but a voice is a person, and Kath's personality was absolutely implicit in her voice.'
Kathleen Ferrier , one of the best loved of all English singers, died 25 years ago this month.
Sir Peter Pears introduces some of her records and recalls the colleague he knew and loved, with other memories of her from ROY HENDERSON , GERALD MOORE , JOHN FRANCIS , BERNIE HAMMOND , WINIFRED FER-PIER and the recorded voices of BENJAMIN BRITTEN and BRUNO WALTER. Producer PATRICIA BRENT
What Sort of Parliament?
Presented by George Ffiteh
When the next Parliament is elected, whenever that may be, it may well have to decide whether to reform itself. The Select Committee on Procedure has already recommended a change in structure of select committees, and the Prime
Minister has reaffirmed his Party's policy of reforming the second chamber. In addition. the relationships between the Scottish and Welsh Assemblies at Westminster will need to be assessed, and European legislation will have to be monitored. What sort of reforms are we likely to see? Are they necessary? Producer GREVILLE HAVENHAND
(Repeated: Thursday 11.5 and
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