in Luxembourg with the aftermath of the European Summit of EEC leaders, is Libby Purves. In London Brian Redhead
6.45* Prayer for the Day With THE REV IAN GATFORD
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
Read by PAULINE BUSHNELL
7.30. 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day
On Countryside and Coastal Birdlife with ornithologist Brian Hawks , and Roger Love grove, RSPB Officer for Wales, answering your questions on the observation and conservation of British wild birds.
Sue MacGregor is in the chair. Produced by the Woman's Hour Unit
Lines open from 8.0 am
Whats new in medical science? How well are the doctors looking after us? Is our money being spent to best effect?
Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care-from the research laboratory and operating theatre to the dentist's chair and Gp's surgery. Producer GEOFF DEEHAN long wave only
The Secret House of Death by RUTH RENDELL abridged in 15 parts by MONICA GREY
Read by Emily Richard and William Nighy (1)
The green car parked in a quiet housing estate had become a regular focus for neighbours' gossip. It led to death but was it suicide or double murder?
Producer JENYTH WORSLEY long wave only
'... the bright white flashes were continuous and when they flew away, their path could be followed like the onoff lights of aeroplanes about to land. How can such small creatures generate such a bright light? '
More illuminating comments from this week's team: PETER CRANSTON , ROGER LOVEGROVE and PAT MORRIS.
Presented by Derek Jones Producer BRIAN LEITH BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat 2.5 pm) long wave only
introduced by Sue MacGregor
Talking Point - opinions and ideas....
Party Police: when is a noisy party too noisy? And who decides? HENRY KELLY reports.
Entertaining at Home: EVELYN ROSE offers advice to aspiring hostesses. 2: Spreading the Load
The First 12 Months (4): DR MARTIN BAX talks to BARBARA MYERS about babies' development. Never Cry Wolf (5) long wave only
Tom Mennard and Anthea Askey
How does a dog train its master to fetch sticks?
What do you say to a violin to reduce it to tears?
How do you steal half-a-million peas and never get caught?
Wrinkles provides the answers to questions you never asked.
With BALLARD BERKELEY as Winston DAVID ROSS as Mr Pettigrew
GORDON SALKILLD as Arnold Written by ROB GRANT and DOUG NAYLOR
Producer MIKE CRAIG BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Wed 10.30 pm)
Millions of women now regularly use the pill-but is it the ideal long-term contraceptive?
Roger Short runs the MRC Reproductive Biology Unit in Edinburgh, and thinks that the legend that breast-feeding prevents pregnancies is in fact true, and that by studying this, nature's own contraceptive, we may discover better methods of birth control.
Presenter Doreen Taylor Producer MARTIN GOLDMAN BBC Scotland
(First broadcast on Radio Scotland)
A programme of special interest to the visually handicapped.
Presented by Peter White This edition includes replies to listeners' queries on welfare benefits, and a report on ways in which pelican crossings could be improved to help blind pedestrians.
Producer THENA HESHEL
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