Presenters Brian Redhead and John Timpson
6.45* Prayer for the Day THE VEN NIGEL MCCULLOCH 7 0, 8.0 Today's News
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Join Neil Landor for a special bumper edition of the programme which attempts to answer your queries and quibbles about almost anything under the sun.
Among today's special guests are Enquire Within regulars Stanley Ellis , on points of language, and Noël Currer-Briggs, on genealogy.
Producer SIMON ELMES
Questions, on a postcard please, to: Enquire Within BBC, Broadcasting House, London W1A 4WW long wave only
The traditional ceremony in which Queen, Lords and Commons come together for the formal announcement of the Government's intentions for the next session of Parliament.
Peter Jones describes the arrivaloftheRoyalProcession in the Chamber of the House of Lords and the summoning of the House of Common by the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod. The Speech from the Throne by HM The Queen is followed by an assessment of its political implications by Brian Curtois long wave onlp
Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Talking Point: opinions and ideas ...
That Extra Hold on Life: EVE-ANN PRENTICE looks at how mothers of healthy children donate their breast-milk to save the lives of premature babies. The Worst Hotelier in the World: CELIA AITKEN meets MR PETLEY.
Dear Father Christmas....: HONOR WYATT and CAROLINE SULLIVAN suggest some practical books for the nimble fingered.
The Opportunity of a Lifetime (8): long wave only
by Shelagh Delaney
As dad lies in his bedroom dying, Alice reveals her plans for a new independent life, shocking her nearest and dearest. She may not be young, but the vital juices still flow as strongly as ever!
Written by MARY CUTLER
(Repeated: Fri 1.40 pm) Cast for the week:
CEDRIC WHITEHOUSE (guitar) BBC Birmingham
Nearly 30 years ago, the young and newly-married June Knox-Mawer found herself plunged for five years into the heart of Arab society in the British Protectorate of Aden, soon to become the Peoples' Republic of South Yemen.
In these four talks she describes her adventures both in and outside the confines of a colonial society in its declining years.
1: Sheikhs, Sahibs and Downing Street
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