Presenters John Tiinpson and Libby Purves
6.45' Prayer for the Day DR FRED MILSON
7.0. 8.0 Today's News
Read by CHRISTOPHER SLADE
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day Book. Thoughts. Prayers, Reflections, 1135, available from bookshops
An entertainment for narrator and brass band adapted by ALFRED SHADLEY from the storv by OSCAR WILDE
Robert Powell tells the story of the swallow who befriends a golden statue of the Prince who wants to make the world a better place.
Specially composed music by ROGER PAYNE is played by BESSES 0' Til' BARN BAND conductor ROY NEWSOME
Producers ALFRED BRADLEY and JAMES I.ANGLEY BBC Manchester
(Oscar Wilde's ' The Selfish Giant ' is on Friday at 11.5 am)
The Olive, the Cross-bow and the Caterpillar Lucca to Siena
In the fourth of six bicycle trips. Tom Vernon goes to Tuscany, where he hears of ancient civilisations and modern patterns of agriculture. He sees the working of alabaster, and discovers medieval rivalries still fervent - and dangerous - today. Producer JOY HATWOOD
Comrades: We Face Difficulties
1980 has been the year of food shortages at home, the year of Afghanistan and Poland. the year when the remnants of western belief in peaceful Soviet intentions were shattered. Why has the USSR provoked such distrust? Is the threat of force the only political and diplomatic weapon the Soviets have left?
Presenter John Eidinow Producer DAVID MORTON
Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Talking Point: opinions and ideas ...
The Sweeney Syndrome: ANNE JONES casts herself in a new role.
Future indicative: some predictions from CHARLES PANATI about scientific breakthroughs in 1981 and after.
Invasion: SONIA BEESLEY takes a look at the ubiquitous games from ' outer space '.
A. J. Wentworth , BA (4)
Sweet Logic by BOB WILSON with Victoria Plucknett as Vera Dromgocilie and Tim Woodward as the Computer Mind
Vera is a beautiful, blende, serious lady. But she doesn't understand men They get so emotional. She likes logic. Is it surprising she gets on better with LIMBO the computer?
Directed by PETER KING
J P R Talbot:
This is the 30th Anniversary edition of The Archers - the longest-running radio serial in the world.
Master Concert FELICITY
HELEN WATIS (contralto) RYLAND DAVIES (tenor) ALAN TRUSS (baritone)
BBC NORTHERN SINGERS chorus-master
BBC NORTHERN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA leader DENNIS SIMONS conducted by RAYMOND LEPPARD Part 1
Professor David Daiches equally well known as a literary scholar and connoisseur of Scotch, looks at whisky's impact on society and art in Scotland over the ages. He is assisted by MARY RIGGANS
BROWN DEREY , TONY ROPER and JOHN SHEDDEN.
Producer MARTIN GOLDMAN (First broadcast on Radio Scotland)
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