with Peter Jefferson
English Regions: see column 5
6.52 VHF Regional news, weather
Brian Redhead in Manchester Nigel Rees in London
with Peter Jefferson
7.52 VHF Regional news, weather
Nigel Rees in London
Brian Redhead in Manchester Editor MIKE CHANEY
8.35 News headlines, weather, papers 'and sport
Ring Birmingham [number removed]and discuss your point of view on the air with George Scott and with other R4 listeners. Producers JENNY de YONG and JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham
The lines are open from 8.0 am
NEM, p 62; Help us to help each other, Lord (BBC HB 378); Psalm 107, vv 31-42; Colossians 3, vv 1-4, vv 12-17 (NEB); Father all-seeing, friend of all creation (BBC HB 385)
The Fool and the Fairy Tale by MICHAEL A. PEARSON
Read by Timothy Kightley
'They be rare mushrooms, these. If you've eaten any. you've got ten seconds of life left . . . '
Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol
An occasional series in which Tony Van den Burgh looks at recent developments in medicine.
2: The Para Medics. A look at the ambulance service.
Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham
News and information that affects the way you live. Presenters Sue Cook and George Luce
12.55 medium only
Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather
Introduced by Gordon Clough
medium only from 2.0
Introduced from Manchester by June Knox-Mawer
An Ambition Realised: MARY ALLEN always wanted to be a farmer.
Magic Lantern Afloat: ANITA AND DOUG LEAR revive the art of the lantern slide aboard their canal narrowboat.
Posted Abroad: BRENDA ASH-CROFT and BETTY COBB run a marine placement agency, BBC Manchester
Emma by JANE AUSTEN (5)
Story:What Happened to Panda Moby LARAINE BAMRAH Presenters SAM KELLY and ALISON MCMORLAND Written by MARY HAYDON
Producer JENYTH WORSLEY
I.appy Families by PETER WHALLEY
When Mark brings his girlfriend home from college the family is delighted. There aren't any of the usual arguments until his mother calls in the parish priest to talk to Mark about his loss of faith ...
Directed by TONY CLIFF BBC Manchester
The story of the heavy horse-past, present and future. Written and narrated by Mari Prichard
Producer MARLENE PEASE
5: In which a very old game takes place on the Hog's Back
Presented by Gordon Clough
Fritz JULIET HARMER takes a guided tour around the unusual Liver-pool home of the musician F, Spiegl, and learns of the many sides to his work.
Producer DAVID RAYVERN ALLEN
5.55 medium only
Weather and programme news VHF Regional news; weather
Including Financial Report
with Barry Norman
A programme for people on the move that tries to give you more miles for your money.
With up-to-the-minute news of what to avoid if you are on the move this weekend. Producer GEOFF DOBSON Editor ROGER MACDONALD
(Repeated: Monday 1.30 pin)
Margaret Howard presents her selection of extracts from BBC radio and television programmes of the past seven days. Producer DAVID EPPS
(fiepeated: Saturday 9.10 am)
A spontaneous discussion by Germaine Greer John Hume
The Rt Hon John D. Taylor Chairman David Jacobs from Northern Ireland Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Saturday 1.15 pm)
Listeners' views for use in Any Answers? (Thursday at
10.30 pm) to: An BBC,BristolBSS2LR
Regional Variations (2)
Remembering former vice president Hubert Humphrey who recently died. A political life well lived. Show more
Value for Money
It's difficult to imagine the cultural scene in Britain without the existence of the Arts Council. Many of the artistic enterprises carrying most prestige would collapse without its support. Now it's under attack - on one side for being too middle-class, on the other for supporting subversive drivel. Is the Arts Council giving value for money' as its latest annual report suggests?. Richard Mayne investigates Producer DAVID PERRY
Douglas Stuart reporting with voices and opinions from around the world
Editor ALASTAIR OSBORNE
An irreverently critical look back at the week's news with David Jason. Bill Wallis
David Tate. Sheila Steafel and the keyboards of Bill McGuffie
Written by ANDY HAMILTON , BARRY PILTON and others.
Producer GRIFF RHYS JONES
(Repeated: Saturday 5.30 pm)
Henry Livings describes one of the pleasures of life. BBC Manchester
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, written and read by JOHN LE CARRE (14) abridged for radio by GAVIN CAMPBELL
Producer MAURICE LEITCH
Weather report and forecast followed by an interlude