Presenters John Timpson and Peter Hobday
6.45* Prayer for the Day With FR ERIC DOYLE
18.104.22.168 Weather forecast
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
Read by PETER DONALDSON
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day Editor JULIAN HOLLAND
CORDON JACKSON talks about gardens open this year in aid of District
Nurses' Benefit funds and other charitable causes. Booklet, Gardens Open to the Public in England and Wales, 80p from booksellers, or £1.10 from [address removed]; or in Scotland: Booklet,
Scotland's Gardens, £1.00 from [address removed]
Some of the poetry requested by Radio 4 listeners.
Presented by Roger McGough
Readers NORMAN RODWAY and FRANCES HOROVITZ Producer BRIAN PATTEN BBC Bristol Requests to:
Poetry Please!, BBC, Bristol BSS 2LR long wave only
Another rhetorical extravaganza in which Kenneth Williams riement Freud Peter Jones and Jeremy Beadle submit themselves to the unhesitating, undeviating and unrepetitious discipline of Nicholas Parsons (or not). Devised by IAN MESSlTER Producer PETE ATKIN
(Repeated: Tues 10.30 pm)
12.55 Weather: travel; programme news
Introduced by Chris Mohr will include during the week some Talking Point - discussions, Your Letters and other topics.
Among these today: Take it Easier:
.throughout .the week
MOYRA BREMNER will be sharing some of her favourite household tips.
Hazel Paints a Picture (1):
JOHN FITZMAURICE MILLS takes HAZEL AMOR for a master class. For Freedom to be Equal (3)
Editor WYN KNOWLES long wave only
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Shadow in the Mouth by GILES COLE
Karen is a very clever, very pretty girl. She has two men in her life. She has everything going for her -except her desire to be old before her time.
Directed by IAN COTTERELL
G. A. Henty , perhaps the greatest English writer of boys' adventure stories, was born 150 years ago. With Clive in India, By Sheer Pluck, Held Fast for England - — these titles encapsulate the spirit of the 82 tales of derringdo penned by this former war correspondent for a generation of young empire-builders.
Jeffrey Richards reviews Henty's world in the company of A. J. P. Taylor, Tom Jackson and Denis Butts.
Readers WILLIAM NIGHY and WILLIAM SQUIRE
Producer BRIAN BARFIELD (Shortened repeat of a Kaleidoscope special)
Gilgamesh by ALEC REID and Gilgamesh, King of Uruk, was born two-thirds god and one-third man, five generations after the creation of the world. As a bargain for making peace among the gods, the great god Enlil demanded the right to control their destiny - a power so great that
Gilgamesh himself could not escape it. Choric voices with the AMBROSIAN SINGERS
Music composed and conducted by IAIN KENDELL Additional sounds created by IAIN KENDELL and STEUART ALLIN
Research and speech recording BILL AITKEN Sound
TED DE BONO assisted by GRAHAM
Directed by ALECREIDI
includes reviews of this year's Royal Film
Performance Table for
Five, starring Jon Voight as an irresponsible father who, after his divorce, attempts to re-establish a relationship with his children by taking them on a Mediterranean cruise; and Gilgamesh. dramatised by Alec Reid , on Radio 4 .
Presenter Michael Oliver Producer JOHN BOUN ,DY Editor ROSEMARY HART
The Rover by JOSEPH CONRAD abridged in ten parts by NEVILLE TELLER
Read by Julian Glover (1) The Bastille has fallen, the guillotines have done their bloody work and a certain General
Bonaparte is France's rising star when old master-gunner Peyrol. 40 years at sea, docks In
Toulon harbour, home at last at the end of what he mistakenly believes to be his last voyage. Producer JOHN CARDY long wave only
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