Presented by John Timpson
With LIBBY PURVES including at
6.45* Prayer for the Day CANON WILLIAM PURCELL
7.0, 8.9 Today's News
Read by LAURIE MACMILLAN
7.30. 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day
A selection of plays from the series
Just Before Midnight
The Nightmare Story of Arnold Pottersbar by J. C. W. BROOK with Charles Kay and Kathleen Helme
We are all resigned to growing old, but what would be your reaction if you found you were growing younger ... ?
Directed by IAN COTTERELL
How to Build Your Own Battleship by GEOFFREY HUBBARD with Peter Tuddenham as Me
Great-Grandfather began to build the battleship in his garden in SE7 to deal with the strikers in his gutta percha factory. Two World Wars and three generations later it was finally launched.
Directed by . MICHAEL BARTLETT
12.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only
Father (as a boy):
with Sue MacGregor
Guest of the Week: Valerie Masterson , soprano with the English National Opera
Travels with Fortune: across Africa with Chris-TINA DODWELL. Today, a word in praise of hammocks
Pick of the Paperbacks: chosen by JUNE KNOX-MAWER and EDWARD BLISHEN God's Own Exam Paper: a series in which WENDY GREENGROSS takes a wry lookattheTenCommandments.
The Grass Harp (2)
Driftwood by ALISON BURNELL with Susan Sheridan and Charles Lewsen
Two children lost by the sea. They return safely: but somehow they have changed.
Directed by BRIAN WRIGHT
from Blackburn Cathedral Responses (Ayleward)
Psalm 18, vv 1-30 (Martin) Readings (Av): Isaiah 17: Matthew 20, vv 17-34
Canticles (Brewer in D)
Anthem: 0 worship the Lord (Travers)
Hymns (A and M Rev):' Brightest and best (75); As with gladness (79)
Organist and Master at the Choristers JOHN BERTALOT
Assistant organist KEITH BOND
A musical quli 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 RACK
Executive producer BOBBY JAYS
(Repeated: Fri 12.27 pm)
Written and introduced by H. Colin Davis
In the 1920s and 30s The Happy Traveller - a book for poor men was the equivalent in its day of a hippies' guide to travelling round the world on the cheap.
This is the story of Its author. The Rev Frank Tatchell (1872-1935) Reader David Davis Producer
BRIAN MILLER BBC Bristol
Brian Thompson takes a look at the past and present of the city with the help of: GEOFFREY BOYCOTT, LORD BOYLE, JOHN BROWN, BARNEY COLEHAN, TERRY CRYER, WILLIS HALL, LORD HAREWOOD, JOHN HARRISON, DAVID LLOYD JONES, MONICA LOWDEN, JANE MACGILL, FRANCIS MATTHEWS, PATRICK NUTTGENS, CHRISTINE WARNER, FANNY WATERMAN, ERNIE WISE and the people of Leeds
With JUDITH BARKER, LOLLY COCKERELL, GEORGE A. COOPER, PETRA DAVIES, EILEEN DERBYSHIRE, LIZA FLANAGAN, LORRAINE PETERS
Songs from Jake Thackray
Reporters LIZ AMBLER, RAY BROWN, HARRY GRATION and PETER HAWKINS
The second of eight programmes
Technical assistance BASIL NEWMAN
Producer DAVID RAYVERN ALLEN
Economics in the 80s
The second of two programmes
As the industrialised world moves into the decade of doubt, what will be Britain's economic lot? Will our oil wealth help us transform our industrial base, or will it lust prolong our relative decline? How will world economic movements affect us between now and 1990? Mary Goldring talks to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, The Rt Hon Sir Geoffrey Howe , up; and other contributors include
Sir John Greenborough David Lea
Sir Freddy Woods Alan Lord , en and The Rt Hon Denis Healey , MP
Producer DAVID MORTON
(Repeated: Thurs 11.5 am)
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