What Britain is getting up to. Two hours of news and views from home and around the world.
Introduced by John Timpsen With LIBBY PURVES including at
6.45* Prayer for the Day
WithMONSIGNOR PATRICK. MCENRO1
7.0. 8.0 Today's News
Read by PETER DONALDSON
7.30. 8.30 News headlines
7.45' Thought for the Day
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Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Talk Till Two: a discussion on a matter of current concern,
Reading Your Letters.
Good Health Begins in the Kitchen: EVELYN rose takes a fresh look at vegetables.
The Pleasures of Playing: MAR GARET MAJOR PACEY and PRUNELLA PACEY on the viola.
Temples of Convenience: LUCINDA LAMBTON talks to JOHN EAST about her new book, in which she takes the lid off the historical British loo. Ruined City (6)
A Slip of the Disc
A farcical comedy by JOHN GRAHAM withand
It all started quite innocently - well, no, not innocently, but it was perfectly simple. Until Peter got stuck in Sally's bath and Sally's husband returned home and Peter's wife turned up, not to mention the piano tuner, the television director. the doctor ... One little lie so easily leads to another and life gets awfully complicated.
Directed by GLYN DEARMAN
A new view of outer space and perhaps of the beginning of time.
At the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, scientists and engineers together are probing some of the deeper mysteries of the Universe. Two new telescopes and very advanced technology are combining to give a sight of the previously unseen. This is a story both of an enterprise in high astronomy and of the people who have come together to make it possible.
Presented by George Luce
Producer HUGH PURCELL
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The art of the raconteur is a giftweaUenvv.Inthenrstof sixprogrammes. J.W.Lambert browses through the BBC Sound Archives and discovers a fund of entertaining stories. (N<'.r< progromwc; 19 October)
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