Introduced by John Timpson in London, and Brian Redhead in Belfast
6.45* Prayer for the Day with THE REV RICHARD HARRIES
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by COLIN DORAN
7.30. 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day
The Rabbit Breeders by JENNIFER GUBB
Read by Patrick Brannigan ' That autumn, the children longed for a rabbit each ... every time they saw their father, they raised the question of rabbits and they continued to view the world through a rabbit breeder's eye.'
Producer JUDITH ELLIOTT BBC Northern Ireland long wave only
Introduced from Manchester by June Knox-Mawer
Into the Open: FAY WATSON reports on a North-east scheme to persuade women with drinking problems to seek help.
The Man who Invented Slimming: FRITZ SPIEGL celebrates the work of William Banting.
Magical Mysteries: CELIA THOMSON explores the unusual work of the Northern Black Light Theatre. BBC Manchester
The Tiger In the Smoke (10) long wave only
Albert's Bridge by TOM STOPPARD with John Hurt
Clufton Bay is spanned by a huge cantilevered railway bridge which needs painting endlessly.
Directed by CHARLES LEFEAUX
(First broadcast in 1967)
A portrait of Margaret Kelly , the girl from Liverpool who founded the world-famous troupe of dancers - The Bluebell Girls.
Compiled and presented by Roger Snowdon who interviewed Miss Bluebell in Paris, and also MICHAEL INGLETON, GEORGE KELLY , ENID MILLS and RUTH ASHLEY.
Kaleidoscope with Michael Billington takes a critical look at the plays of William Shakespeare in performance - for instance. this weekend BBC Television begins an ambitious season which will present productions of every play in the Shakespeare canon. In the theatre, the Young Vic stages a trilogy in modern dress with the title Action Man. and in a study, American scholar MARVIN ROSENBERG offers a new and lively critical approach to the major tragedies.
Producer JOHN POWELL
An irreverently critical look back at the week's news with David Jason. Bill Wallis
David Tate. Sheila Steafel and the DAVID FIRMAN TRIO Written by JOHN LANGDON , GUY JENKIN, BARRY BOWES , RICHARD QUICK, JEREMY BROWNE , ROGER WOODIS
Producer GRIFF RHYS JONES (Repeated:Sat5.25pm)
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