In the next few weeks, thousands of small children will be starting school for the first time, and thousands more transferring from primary to middle or secondary schools. What do parents and children need to know before school
Begins? How can we ensure that every child has a happy start at the new school? And what kind of help can both
Children and parents eXpect from the school?
JUlia Knight, teacher and mother of four, and Bernard Ashley, junior school headmaster, will be in the studio to answer Your questions. Barbara
"yers is in the Chair. Produced by the Woman's Hour unit
Lines open from 8.0 am
Just in Time by BERTHA SKUDDEH Read by Maggie McCarthy Why was she so miserable? Hadn't she everything she could possibly want: a good husband who provided well for her, two lovely healthy children, the use of the car and many other mechanical aids to make her daily tasks more easy.
Producer JANE MARSHALL
■ Can bats pollinate flowers? '
Bob Stebbings ,
John Cooke and Bill Condry answer your questions on bats, reptiles, spiders, birds and plants. Presented by Derek Jones Producer
ANNE BLAIR GOULD BBGBristol
(Repeated: Sat 2.5 pm)
' The best of Leacock exists somewhere between the amiable nonsense of characteristic English humour (eg Wodehouse) and the hard-hitting and almost vindictive satire of much American humour.*
(J. B. PRIESTLEY )
A dramatisation of some of his best pieces featuring Freddie Jones with Geoffrey Matthew
Sheila Steafel. Bill Wallis Jingles by philip POPE
Producer GEOFFREY PERKINS
12.55 Weather; programme news
with Sue MacGregor
Have Job, Will Traeel:
SONIA BEESLEY meets some of the people who have decided to live and work abroad. 1: An Eye to the Greener Grass.
National Youth Theatre: TONY BARNFIELD meets founder director MICHAEL CROFT , playwright PETER TERSON , and some of the 600 youngsters involved in the company's 25th anniversary season. Kidnapped (9)
A Profile of Barry Hines
"...a lot of English novels are very tepid - the minor emotional crises of the middle classes. I think there are far more important things to write about..."
Best-known as the author of Kes, Barry Hines has been writing for nearly 20 years. Recently June Knox-Mawer visited him in Chapeltown near Sheffield to discuss his work past and present.
A nationwide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete to become this year's Brain of Britain Chairman
Robert Robinson Fourth semi-final
28: Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
Peter Symms (lecturer) Hugh Stewart (scientific information officer) Barry Jones (fitter)
Meirlys Lloyd-Hewitt (librarian)
The programme includes Beat the Brains in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants.
Programme devised by JOHN P. WYNN
Questions set by IAN GILLIES
Producer RICHARD EDIS
(Rptd: Thurs 12.27 pm)
Anne Macnamara looks at the work of today's missionaries, especially in the emerging countries. Who are the missionaries today? And what is their role in the countries in which they are working? The programme tries to answer these questions. as well as investigating some of the dangers and problems which the missionary faces.
Producer PAUL COBLEY
Talking newspapers exist in many areas to give the local news on tape to blind people - but are they selecting the right news? Should blind people get more or less specially recorded material? What are the chances of a national daily or weekly being recorded onto tape? These issues will be discussed by Jo Deaper , Chairman of Talking
Newspapers Association, with David Scott and Brian Reinecke , who are both involved in the production of talking newspapers, and Enid Dance , who conducted her own survey to find out what the blind readers thought about it all.
Presenter Peter White Producer THENA HESHEL
Blind listeners can phone in suggestions and comments relating to the programme on [number removed], 8.30-10.0 pm Free quarterly bulletins summarising information broadcast, available from Room 816, Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA
includes the British premiere of Chapter Two by NEIL SIMON , starring MAUREEN LIPMAN at the Lyric Theatre,
Hammersmith; and a report from
Michael Oliver at" the Edinburgh International Festival on the National Theatre of Romania and the Conference on Television and the Arts.
Presenter Natalie Wheen Producers BRIAN BARFIELD and JOHN BOUNDY
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