Producers MARTIN SMALL and ALLAN WRIGHT
A note from Religious Affairs Correspondent Rosemary Hartlll
6.55 Weather; travel; programme news
Producer KEN FORD BBC Manchester
Norman Tozer with how to get the best from your hard-earned cash
7.55 Weather; travel; programme news
Presented by Tony Lewis The International Rugby Union season reaches a climax today with England travelling to
Ireland and the French entertaining the Welsh.
You can hear from Dublin and Paris, sample the atmosphere there and look forward to both matches, which have an added significance as players have a final opportunity to Impress the Lions' selectors.
Also a look at some of the offbeat moments from the world of sport.
Producer DAVE GORDON
Introduced by Bernard Falk , with help from
SUSAN MARLING and ROBIN DEWHURST , taking a look at holidays... travel and leisure. Producer
JENNY MALLINSON DUPF
Editor ROGER MACDONALD
Desmond Wilcox reviews the weekly magazines. Producer SUSAN SNAILUM
Robert Carvel. Political Editor of the London Standard, views the past week.
Producer MARGARET BUDY
New Every Morning. page 62; I bind unto myself today (BBC hb 170);
Psalm 36; I John 1, vv 1-10 (AV); Come, dearest Lord, descend and dwell (BP 11)
Radio and TV extracts with Margaret Howard
BBC correspondents throughout the world talk about the countries they work in - the politics and the people.
Editor PADDY O'KEEFFE
Presenter Louise Bolting How the Budget Affects You
The Money Box team analyses and explains the tax and benefit changes, and offers advice on now to plan your personal finances In the light of the Chancellor's measures.
A Financial World Tonight production
' Seconds away ' for the antidote to panel games In the red corner Tim Brooke-Taylor and Willie Rushton In the blue corner Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden In a tight corner
Humphrey Lyttelton On the bell COLIN SELL On the mat
(Repeated: Mon 6.30 pm)
12.55 Weather: programme news
Detta O'Cathain Ken Gill
Ronald Utiger and Melvyn Bragg
Chairman David Jacobs
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Harriet's Weekend A comedy by GEORGE HUGHES
Harriet might ' mean well '. as they say, but when she arrives for a weekend to take a rest from the turmoils of her own life, she successfully manages to upset the lives of her host and hostess. Can it really be entirely unintentional?
Directed by John TYDEMAN
Geoff Watts reports.
Presented by Derek Jones
Six programmes on treasure and treasure hunting, written and introduced by Derek Wilson
5: The Tower Treasure
Treasure hunting has on occasions been an obsession of the rich or famous in history: the Emperor Nero, Samuel Pepys.
Sir Malcolm Campbell among others. In his diary for 1662,
Pepys recounts the rueful tale of his search for gold In the Tower of London Itself. with James Kerry as Pepys and the voices of EDWARD CAST and DAVID PEART
Producer BRIAN MILLER BBC Bristol
BBC correspondents look at a contemporary Issue.
A magazine of special interest to disabled listeners and their families.
Presenter John Mills Editor MARLENE PEASE
Correspondence address: BBC,. Broadcasting House, London W1A 4WW
Tel: [number removed], Ext 7048
2: Plants in the Pharmacy Many modern drugs are derived from a plant source. Robert Eagle finds out about some of the plants which have proved useful in this way. such as the periwinkle and foxglove.
Producer JUDE HOWELLS (Shortened repeat)
An irreverently critical look back at the week.
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; travel; programme news
With BRIAN PERKINS including Sports Round-up
ROY PLOMLEY with ' flying doctor ' Michael Wood
Amiably competitive conversation inspired by current public and private preoccupations.
Music by INSTANT SUNSHINE Producer MICHAEL EMBER
with a Saturday-evening selection of music on record.
Producer RAY ABBOTT
The Lion In Winter
A comedy by JAMES GOLDMAN
' What family doesn't have its ups and downs? ' remarks Eleanor of Aquitaine, the estranged, Imprisoned wife of Henry II. The Christmas gathering of the Royal
Family at Chlnon in 1183 is spectacularly fraught. The divisive issue Is that of succession to the throne of England.
Eleanor, Henry and his three sons, Richard,
Geoffrey and John, all plot with one another to secure the throne for themselve's or their candidates. Good will is conspicuously absent. Directed by IAN COTTERELL
Henry II King of England:
Queen Eleanor, his wife:
Richard Llonheart,the eldest son:
Geoffrey,the middle son:
John,the youngest son:
Philip, King of France:
Peter Terson who used to live on a barge in the Black Country, but a few years ago he moved to Romsey in Hampshire. He found he missed the quality of nomadic life, so with the help of his son, a qualified boat-builder, he made himself a perfect replica of a Romany Vardo or Wagon. The Romany Trip takes a look at his first journey through the New Forest. with contributions from ARCHIE CLEVELAND, JOHN HORSBRUGH , TOM MILLS
HENRY SHERRARD , KENNETH TUTT and MR AND MRS WALLY WOODFORD and actors MARY WIMBUSH GEOFFREY MATTHEWS
ROSALIND ADAMS , DAVID GOODERSON and STEPHEN THORNE Directed by SHAUN
MACLOUGHLIN BBC Bristol
Evening prayers led by The Rev Frank Topping
Weather report; forecast followed by an interlude