Presenters John Timpson and Peter Hobday
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Prayer for the Day
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by CLIVE ROSLIN
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day Editor JULIAN HOLLAND
Some of the poetry requested by Radio 4 listeners
Presented by D. J. Enright
Readers BARBARA JEFFORD and ANTHONY HYDE Compiled by MARGARET BRADLEY BBC Bristol
Requests to Poetry Please! BBC, Bristol [Postcode removed] long wave only
by JEROME K. JEROME adapted in three episodes and performed by JEREMY NICHOLAS
2: 'In Prague we did our sightseeing with the aid of a guide. His English was decidedly weak. Indeed it was not English at all. For the first hour it was difficult to rid oneself of the conviction that the man was choking'.
Music by JEREMY NICHOLAS Performed by THE
GRIMETHORPE COLLIERY BAND Producer
PAUL MAYHEW ARCHER
with Sue MacGregor including during the week some Talking Point discussions, Your Letters and other topics.
Among these today:
A Sense of Freedom: GILL PELL-HILEY investigates the world of the motorbiker, its pleasures and its costs. Earthly Possessions by ANNE TYLER abridged in 11 parts by DELIA PATON Read by GAYLE HUNNICUTT (11)
(Music: Concertante Suite for solo tuba and four French horns by Danielsson)
Editor SANDRA CHALMERS long wave only
The Albatross and the Elephant Eggs by HARRY BARTON
In early 1945 the war on the seas around Japan was at its height and Purbright, as officer of stores on an aircraft carrier, was kept busy looking after 500 elephant eggs, dodging kamikazes and finishing his pantomime. But, from his letters to his wife, it is plain to see that life was never quite the same after news of the Atom Bomb reached Purbright.
Other parts played by GEOFFREY COLLINS ,
MARK ROLSTON. MICHAEL JENNER. SCOTT CHERRY and MARK STRAKER
MARY NASH (piano)
Directed by ROBERT COOPER BBC Northern Ireland
(Repeated: Sun 2.30 pm)
On 27 August 1883 the island volcano of Krakatoa erupted in arguably the most catastrophic natural disaster known to man. Sean Maffett recreates the events of that August morning, when it is recorded, the moon turned blue.
Producer JOHN KNIGHT
Fire Falcon by DUFF HART-DAVIS abridged in ten episodes by NEVILLE TELLER
Read by Paul Young (1) Fire Falcon is a loner, camping in the Highlands of Scotland, and running short of the drugs that keep him alive. He is a sick man with a grudge against the Forestry
Commission; and he is also a fire-raiser ...
Producer PATRICK RAYNER BBC Scotland
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