with Brian Redhead and John Timpson
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Prayer for the Day
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
Read by PETER DONALDSON
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.43 The Pledge Part 4
Til Death or for Just a Few Moments? Swans usually remain faithful to their mates for life whereas some rodents have only the briefest contact with their partners. Stags strive to gather a harem of hinds while some insects don't bother with males at all. Peter France looks into the variations in animal pairings.
Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol
The Messengers by J. R. jones
Read by John Darran 'The doves were waiting for him when he returned. About 20 of them were sitting on the veranda wall. He was frightened at first. What did they want?' Producer HERBERT WILLIAMS BBC Wales
We all have queries, quibbles and quandaries which we mean to resolve but which always lie unanswered at the back of our minds.
Let Neil Landor , together with his specialist experts and the help of the BBC
Reference Library sort out the answers.
Questions, on a postcard please, to Enquire Within, Broadcasting House, London WIA 4WW
Producer ANGELA HIND
2. The Brain
Everyone's bumpy bits examined by Dr Rob Buckman who lectures to students at Middlesex Hospital
Medical School with the help of singing nurse Jaime Adams Producer
(First broadcast on R2)
Two Weeks by DAVE SIMPSON
Linda's Blackpool fortnight is her first holiday without her parents. She has a wonderful time but her mother and father won't forget it for the rest of their lives.
Directed by TONY CLIFF BBC Manchester
Tomorrow is New Year's Day in West Wales, as it has been for 2,500 years. Roger Worsley explores the trail of celebration and ritual which changes of custom and calendar have scattered through the darkest of winter months - blazing tar barrels, a horse's skull bedecked with ribbons, and a potato in a wren house....
Producer DAVE SIMMONDS BBC Wales
The hallowed remains of Christian saints and martyrs are treasured in churches, shrines and private collections across the country. To some, these relics are an aid to devotion, to others they are a ghoulish distraction. Libby Purves investigates the world of religious relics and the power they have for some believers and asks how important they are in a living faith. Producer HUGH FAUPEL
There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a
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understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time
- not those of today.
To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and
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programmes, online etc.
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