Music selected by Thelma Bailey and Michael Ford
BBC Birmingham. Stereo
Farming, food and countryside news, market trends, weather Producer TIM FINNEY
A weekly review of the agriculture scene.
Producer ALLAN WRIGHT BBC Birmingham
A note from Religious Affairs Correspondent
Mike Hollingworth asks
Alan Titchmarsh about jobs in the garden this weekend.
8.10 Today's Papers (Broadcastat 7.10am)
Tony Lewis looks forward to the weekend with news from the first Rugby Union Test between England and New Zealand in Christchurch. Plus some of the more amusing and unusual features of the sporting world at home and abroad.
Producer JOANNE WATSON
Bernard Falk presents a practical guide to the holiday, travel and leisure scene with help from ROBIN DEWHURST , SUSAN MARLING and PATRICK STODDART. Producer HELEN ROBSON
Editor ROGER MACDONALD including at
Ian Hislop presents a personal review of the weekly magazines. Producer SUSAN SNAILUM
Back to Beveridge
With Norman Fowler 's review of Social Security about to be published, politicians and commentators now readily evoke the name of the father of the Welfare State, Lord
Beveridge, to buttress their sometimes contradictory views. But who was Beveridge? How did his wartime Report on Social Insurance come to be written? How was it seen at the time? And what relevance does his austere crusade against the five great evils of Want, Disease, Squalor, Ignorance and Idleness, have today? Presented by Geoffrey Goodman , the Mirror's Industrial Editor.
Producer JULIAN COLES
TV and radio extracts selected by Margaret Howard
BBC correspondents talk about the countries they work in - the politics and the people. Producer ZAREER MASANI
Presented by Louise Botting
Radio's key to the ever-present problem of how to get the best from your money. Whether it is a mortgage or insurance policy, an investment bond or a bank loan, a tax dispute or a social security squabble - Money Box gets the answers from the people in the know.
This space was reserved for details of I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, but they haven't arrived. Anyhow, it probably involves Tim Brooke-Taylor and Willie Thingy who will probably play Graeme... Barry... the other two. The Chairman is that trumpeter bloke, and there's a pianist involved.
Believe it or not there's also a producer called PAUL MAYHEW -ARCHER.
The Rt Hon
Michael Heseltine , mp
John Garnett , Ken Livingstone and Margaret Clay
The Kamikaze Ground Staff Reunion Dinner by STEWART PARKER
Winner of the 1980 Giles Cooper Award and Prix Italia nomination
'You've done your damnedest to deride and defile the historic spirit of the Kamikaze Special Attack Force.... well let me tell you that spirit is not dead ... and by God I'm going to demonstrate it to you this very night!'
Miss Tomishita ..MAUREEN BEATTIE Stewart Parker takes the basic ingredients of middle-aged war-nostalgia and sets them in Japan, brilliantly....
(PAUL FERRIS: THE OBSERVER)
Directed by ROBERT COOPER
(A Radio Scotland/Radio Ulster co-production) Stereo
The second of two programmes in which Sue MacGregor talks to Wg Cdr Muriel Volestrangler , FRHS and bar.
Introduced by Wynford Vaughan -Thomas
A visit to Lake Vyrnwy in Wales to look at the birds of the moors and fellwoods as the summer visitors arrive; a walk along the Ulster Way, which now covers 500 miles of beautiful Irish countryside; a look at the village of New Lanark in Scotland, which is being restored to its former glory; and Martin Muncaster takes a ride at a fair that claims to be 'the oldest in Britain'.
Producer CAROLINE ELLIOT
Marjorie Lofthouse looks at this year's finalists in Radio 4's competition for the most enterprising small business. 8: Intellemetrics Ltd
Three researchers from
Glasgow University and an experienced businessman combine to run a company specialising in opto-electronics. Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham
In the fifth of six talks
John Morgan reflects on the recent migration of the English to west Wales, the difficulties this can create, and the old tradition of going abroad to seek one's future.
Presented by Derek Jones Stereo
An irreverently critical look back at the week's news Stereo
With BRIAN PERKINS including Sports Round-up
Russell Harty with his guest Auberon Waugh
(Details on Friday at 9.5 am) Stereo
Conversation inspired by current public and private preoccupations.
Music by FASCINATING AiDA
Producer MICHAEL EMBER. Stereo
Richard Baker presents a selection of words and music on record, reviving old favourites, introducing the less familiar and including some recent releases.
Producer JANE BEVAN. Stereo
A Coat of Varnish by RONALD MILLAR suggested by the novel by c. p. SNOW
The last case of Chief
Supt Briers is a brutal murder in an elegant drawing-room in London SW1. Briers is determined to solve the case at any cost, and learns that there is not much between people and their darker motives - merely a coat of varnish.
Directed by DAVID SPENSER
Chief Insp Rees:
Most ancient of all mysteries (Bp 61); Hymn to the Trinity (Tchaikovsky); Exodus 2, vv 11-17; The duteous day now closeth (BBC HB 427) Stereo
Anna and Erastus Wentworth set out from New England in 1855 as Methodist missionaries, bearing the lamp of grace to the 'heathen' Chinese ofFoo Chow. It was a long and difficult journey with tragic consequences for them both. Kenneth McLeish selects from their recently published diaries and letters to tell their story.
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester
Egyptian mummies have fuelled railways, been turned into paint and medicaments and been collected as souvenirs.
Nowadays they're more often subjected to the surgeon's knife or the radiologist's X-rays.
Colin Tudge explores what the application of scientific and medical techniques is revealing about life in Ancient Egypt. Producer DEBORAH COHEN
New variety acts from London's thriving fringe circuit. Recorded at the Hemingford Arms, Islington, in North London.
Researched by NICK SYMONS and the producer ALAN NIXON