Brian Redhead reports from Blackpool on the opening day of this year's Trades Union Congress. in London John Timpson
6.45* Prayer for the Day with SISTER MARTINA
7 0, 8.0 Today's News
Read by LAURIE MACMILLAN
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day
Series offiveprogrammes 2:Mala Young
This young mother was seriously ill, but instead of seeing her condition as a disaster, she found ways of coping with whatever came along. She spoke to
Jocelyn Ryder-Smith about her approach to life.
Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham
of Myths and Legends The last in the present series
Does the Loch Ness monster really exist? Is there life after death?
Why do fingers and toes go all crinkly in the bath? All these and many more questions are answered by David Jason Sheila Steafel and Jon Glover
Script by LAURIE ROWLEY
ANDY HAMILTON , GUY JENKIN COLIN BOSTOCK-SMITH , RORY MCORATH , CHARLIE ADAMS and BOB SINFIELD
Music by NICK BICAT
Lyrics by ALISTAIR BEATON Producer JIMMY MULVILLE
(Repeated: Tues 10.30 pm)
12.55 Weather: programme news
Introduced by Sue MacGregor including during the week some Talking Point discussions, your letters and other items.
Among those today
Collecting: advice and anecdotes from DAVID BENEDICTUS.
Curtain Up ... on the world of arts and entertainment with TONY BARNFIELD.
A Forgotten Season by KATHLEEN CONLON abridged in nine parts by DOREEN ESTALL Read by PATRICIA ROUTLEDGE (3) Editor WYN KNOWLES
Barney Hendrikson (a film director):
Professor Hewett (inventor):
L. M. Greenspan (the head of Climactic Studios):
Dr Jens Lyn (a philologist):
Ottar (a Viking):
Slithey Tove (a film star):
Ruf Hawk (another film star):
Charley Chang (a scriptwriter):
Tex (a stuntman):
Dallas (another stuntman):
Amory (a technical advisor):
Gino (a cameraman):
Doody (a musician):
Betty (a secretary):
Saa (an accountant):
The Prisoner's Wife by Bill Lyons with Angela Pleasence as Mary Michael Graham Cox as Steve.
What do you do when you lose your job? Steve blows his redundancy money on a 'character cottage' and moves from South London to Somerset. It's a wonderful life for the kids, and the village really is a self-contained community - but perhaps a bit too self-contained for anybody's good.
Directed by Jane Morgan (Repeated: Sun 2.30 pm)
includes James Mason 's autobiography Before I Forget; The Flame Trees of Thika, a seven-part ITV serial based on the book by Elspeth Huxley. starring Hayley Mills ; and Oblomov, the award-winning Russian film directed by Nikita Mikhalkov.
Presented by Paul Vaughan Producer
Editor ROSEMARY HART
The Turn of the Screw by HENRY JAMES abridged in five episodes by NEVILLE TELLER
Read by Anna Massey (1) ' In going on with the record of what was hideous at Bly I not only challenge the most liberal faith - for which I little care; but - and this is another matter - I renew what I myself suffered.' Producer MAURICE LEITCH (First broadcast in 1977) long wave only
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