Brian Redhead, with the BBC s Delhi correspondent Mart Tully , and reporter Mike Wooldridge , reports from the capital on the outcome of India's General Election - on the mood across this vast country as it shapes up to the 80s. Not just the political scene, but the health of India-its land, its agriculture, its industry, its multitude of problems and its many achievements. In London, LIBBY PURVES including at
*.45* Prayer for the Day THE REV R. T. BROOKS
7.0, 8.9 Today's News Read by COLIN DORAN
7.31, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day
by PAUL THEROUX
Five extracts from the abridgement by ANN REES-JONES Read by Blain Fairman (1)
Fired by a fascination with trains that stemmed from childhood, Paul Theroux set out one day from Victoria Station in London with the intention of travelling by as many different trains as possible to Tokyo Central; to journey through Europe, India and Asia, and to return on the Trans-Siberian Express.
' I sought trains; I found passengers.'
Producer GLYN DEARMAN
(First broadcast as 'A Book at Bedtime
The first gorillas in European zoos were fed sausages, boiled potatoes and beer. They died. But now, research is revealing that (apart from eating habits!) gorillas are man's closest relatives in the animal kingdom. A symposium was recently held in the Gabon, homeland of the lowland gorilla, to assess current knowledge of these animals.
Producer MARTIN GOLDMAN BBC Scotland
Some of the poetry requested by Radio 4 listeners.
Presented by D. M. Thomas Readers GABRIEL WOOLF and ELIZABETH BELL
Producer BRIAN PATTEN BBC Bristol
Send Hour requests to: Poetry Pteasel, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR Stereo
The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club by DOROTHY L. SAYERS adapted in six parts by CHRIS MILLER
5: At Lady Dormer's
Producer SIMON BRETT (Kpt)
18.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only
Mrs Munns/Mrs Mitcham:
Introduced by Sue MacGregor
'... and bells on her toes ': TONI ARTHUR recently entertained some 70,000 West African children with British folk music and dance.
Once I Was a Member of Parliament, Now I Am a Best-selling Author: JEF-FREY ARCHER talks to DAVID SIMMONS.
It's a Rash of Blisters: FRANCES BERTHELSEN finds out about shingles and its treatment.
Entertainment Round-up: GORDON cow reporting. Uncle Charlie
Written and read by John Hollis
Editor WYN KNOWLES
On-going problems of Pools punter by WALLY K. DALY also featuring with this week
GEORGE A. COOPER , GORDON KAYE , DEIRDRE COSTELLO and MAURICE LAINE
Theme music jim PARKER Producer
JOHN FAWCETT WILSON
(Repeated: Wed 10.30 pm)
I Married You for Fun
Th< first performance in this country of the comedy hy NATALIA GINZ-BURG, translated from the Italian by HENRY REED
Giuliana may be an impossible girl, but Pietro finds her irresistible, it isn't exactly love at first sight, but he knows she must become his wife. They marry in haste. After one week of marriage can it be that they will come to repent at leisure?
Directed by John TYDEMAN
(Zoe Wanamaker is a member of the RSC)
In a series of six programmes. Phil Smith explores the relationship between the Pennine landscape and the people in it. 1: Gateway - Industrial Lancashire meets Rural Yorkshire. Producer GIL-LIAN HUSH. BBC Manchester
A musical entertainment with an Anglo-Viennese flavour performed hy VIENNA PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA conducted by WILLI ÐOSKOVSKY
PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA conducted by HERBERT VON KARAJAN
SANDRA DUGDALE (soprano) THOMAS ALLEN (baritone) DAVID HARPER (piano) gramophone records
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