Presenters John Timpson and Brian Redhead
6.45 Prayer for the Day: The Rev. Richard Harries
6.55, 7.55 Weather forecast
7.0. 8.0 Today's News Read by Bryan Martin
7.251, 8.25* Sport
7.30, 8.30 News Summary
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament
8.50* Your Letters
8.57 Weather; travel
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Terry Jones first became well-known as one of the performers in Monty Python's Flying Circus in 1969. He had spent several years before that as a television script writer.
More recently he has been directing the Monty Python feature films, writing books and hosting a television chat show. In conversation with Roy Plomley, he discusses these multifarious activities and chooses his eight records.
Current and controversial issues put on trial before Chairman Geoffrey Robertson and an audience of Jurors.
Today's motion: Capital Punishment Should be Restored.
It is proposed by Eldon Griffiths, MP and opposed by The Rt. Hon. Enoch Powell, MP
The two advocates each call supporting witnesses to be questioned and cross-questioned: the jury votes at the beginning and end of the trial so that any swing of opinion can be measured and a verdict reached.
Flying silently through the South American night, the vampires are out searching for a sleeping victim and the blood on which they depend. Pat Morris brings to life the story of these bats.
Pattie Coldwell with the latest news, advice and information for consumers. Today
Norman Tozer looks for value for money If you're thinking of hiring equipment to help with decorating.
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Introduced from Birmingham by Marian Foster
Epilepsy: Marian Foster discusses the illness with a doctor, a parent and a sufferer.
5,000-metre world record holder, David Moorcroft, talks to Kay Alexander about athletics and his work in Coventry as the Director of a YOP scheme in sport.
by MARY RENAULT adapted for radio In 11 parts by MICHAEL BAKEWELL 5: The Labyrinth with Theseus is drawn into the ancient labyrinth, where he has two mysterious and important encounters.
Music composed by CHRISTOS PITTAS
Directed by david SPENSER
On Sunday The BBC Television Shakespeare cycle continues with Cymbeline on BBC2. Jeffery Dench, an associate artist of the Royal Shakespeare Company, introduces the play and characters. "We have Imogen at the core, this pure white lovely girl on a hazardous journey surrounded by rainbow-coloured people who seem to be the symbols of human fallibility and the human power of destruction."
includes a review of Rossini's opera La Cenerentola. a new production by John Cox at Glyndebourne; and a preview of Shakespeare's Cymbeline, starring Richard Johnson and Helen Mirren, on BBC2 next Sunday night. Presented by Michael Billington.
With Bill Wallis and David Tate
Written by James Hendrie, Ian Brown, Nick Revell, Andrea Solomons, Roy Apps, Richard Quick, John Langdon, John Collee, Roger Planer, Peter Hickey and others.
Producer Jennie Campbell (Repeated: Sat 5.25 pm)
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