6.27 Farming Today presented by ROBIN HICKS
6.45 Prayer for the Day
6.27 Farming Today presented by ROBIN HICKS
The world this morning introduced by Robert Robinson and John Timpson
S.50 Travel news, What's on, and Keep Fit with EILEEN FOWLER VHF: Regional news, weather
6.55 Weather, programme news
7.0 News and more of Today including at 7.25 Sportsdesk; at 7.40 Today's Papers
7.45 Thought for the Day
METROPOLITAN ANTHONY OF SOUROZH
7.50 Travel news, What's on VHF: Regional news, weather
7.55 Weather, programme news
8.0 News and more of Today including at 8.25 Sportsdesk; at 8.35 Today's Papers
Regional VHF: see Variations
To cull or not to cullt
Within the next few weeks some 2.000 grey seals are due to be shot on the Fame Islands off the coast of Northumberland - shot for the good of the seal colony as a whole. What lies behind this decision? Is the cull fully justified? And will it really have the desired effect?
These questions are discussed by NIGEL BONNER of the Seals Research Unit, JOHN COULSON , and JOHN WORKMAN of the National Trust.
Chairman JEFFERY BOSWALL Producer DILYS BREESE
(from Bristol: shortened version of Sunday's broadcast)
9.30 History in Evidence Anglo-Saxon Britain
1: Beowulf and Sutton Hoo written by BARRY CARMAN
9.45 Listening and Reading I
The Iron Man by TED HUGHES (i)
9.55 La Parole aux Jeunes
French III. 6 Ma ville - Dole (radiovision): edited and compiled by RAYMOND ESCOFFEY
10.5 Poetry Corner
Cherries, apples and pears
NEM p 102; Our Father's home eternal (BBC HB 233); Canticle 8: Wisdom of Solomon 5, vv 1-10. 13-16 (RSV); For all the saints (BBC HB 227)
10.30 Music Workshop II
Continuing the story of Mutiny on the Cutty Sark by JOHN PARRY , with music arranged by IAN HUMPHRIS
11.0 Inquiry. Unit II: A Place Fit to Live In. 1: Neighbourhood written by JOCELYN HAY (14-16 age group)
The Unseen World
3: Your very good health by BRIAN GEAR and ARTHUR VIALLS
11.40 Guitar School (11)
Introduced by MICHAEL JESSETT
Presenter Nancy Wise Consumer Style
Stormproof? MARGARET HOWARD asks: what makes a raincoat really rainproof?
With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind? (Write to You and Yours, BBC, Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA)
VHF South West: see Variations
Written and adapted for radio from their television series by PAULINE DEVANEY and EDWIN APPS The Bishop gives a present starring Robertson Hare as the Archdeacon
William Mervyn as the Bishop John Barren as the Dean and Jonathan Cecil as the Chaplain Guest Joan Sanderson as Mrs Pugh-Critchley Producer JOHN DYAS
12.55 Weather, programme news VHF : Regional news, weather
and voices and topics In and behind the headlines introduced by Gordon Clough
Story: Dressing Up by ELAINE DAVIS
2.0 Movement, Mime and Music by JAMES DODDING
2.20 Books, Plays, Poems
Madame La Gimp by DAMON RUNYON , read by STEPHEN THORNE
2.45 Nature: Starlings written and presented by ERIC SIMMS
A new thriller serial in three parts by A. R. RAWLINSON 1:Robert
Money is still the root of all evil, as Robert Ringwell finds out. Although he's prepared to do almost anything for money, he soon finds he's bitten off more than he can chew.
Producer CHRISTOPHER VENNING
And so I tried then to make a little catalogue of people I admired and loved, some I knew and some I didn'know, in a sort of intimate way with little stories about them that I'd dined out on many times
Sir John Gielgud talks to CHARLES LEFEAUX about his new book of theatrical reminiscences and reads a number of extracts.
(John Gielgud in The Browning Version by Terence Ratti gan: Friday 3.0 pm, Radio 4. See also tonight at 9.0)
Present Indicative: the early autobiography of Noel Coward Read by ROBERT HARRIS
3: The Army, and After
The news magazine: presented by Gordon Clough and PM's reporting team
5.50 VHF: Regional news, weather
5.55 Weather, programme news
Problems from listeners' letters discussed by Ren6e Houston, Nancy Wise Jonquil Antony , Gwen Grant In the chair Anona Winn Devised by ANONA WINN and IAN MESSITER
Producer CHRISTOPHER SERLE
(Repeated: Friday, 12.25 pm)
(Repeated: Thursday, 1.30 pm)
Adam Raphael presenting world news and views
Brian Johnston recently visited Meopham, Kent
Next week: Broadcasting House, for the BBC's 50th Anniversary
Written by Spike Milligan
Starring Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe and Spike Milligan
With Ray Ellington and his Quartet, Max Geldray, Andrew Timothy and The Wally Stott Orchestra conducted by Peter Knight.
A second chance to hear The Last Goon Show of All, a programme specially written and performed for the BBC's anniversary.
Peter Sellers: Grytpype-Thynne, Bluebottle, Major Denis Bloodnok, Henry Crun.
Harry Secombe: Neddy Seagoon in floral cretonne.
Spike Milligan: Eccles, Minnie Bannister, Moriarty.
Ray Ellington and his Quartet: Ellinga.
Max Geldray: Conks.
Announcer: Andrew Timothy.
And the original Wally Stott Orchestra conducted by Peter Knight.
Written by Spike Milligan.
The Goon Show was recorded in the Camden Theatre, London, in the presence of a distinguished audience: this broadcast is unusual in including part of the welcome to the audience before the show. The entire performance is available on a BBC Stereo record.
with Magnus Magnusson
'I am an English gentleman and no one shall insult me with impunity ...' Wellinpton, Pillar of State, the second volume of Elizabeth Longford 's biography of the Iron Duke, reviewed by ALUN CHALFONT
RONALD HARWOOD discusses Lewis and Sybil, a. memoir by John Casson , and Distinguished Company by John Gielgud.
DENNIS DUNCANSON examines some fact and fiction by two Far Eastern correspondents: Foreign Correspondent by Anthony Lawrence and Any Number Can Play by Dennis Bloodworth
VERNON SCANNELL reviews new novels by John Braine , Bryan Moore and Yukio Mishima. Producer PATRICIA BRENT
A well-known professional broadcaster talks about something in the recent news which has caught his attention. Tonight: Ian McIntyre
Douglas Stuart reporting
Oh, Where are Bloody Mary's Earrings? by ROBERT PLAYER Read by JOHN MOFFATT (8)
preceded by Weather
11.31 Market Trends