with Laurie Macmillan
English Regions: see column 5
6.52 VHF Regional news, weather
Nigel Rees in London
Brian Redhead in Manchester
with Laurie Macmillan
7.52 VHFRegionalnews, weather
Brian Redhead in Manchester Nigel Rees in London Editor MIKE CHANEY
8.35 News heafllines. 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
The lines are open from 8.0 am
NEM. p 114: Christ for the world we sing! (BBC HB 172); Psalm 42; Jeremiah 6, w 10-16a (RSV); Look, ye saints, and see how glorious (BBC HB 127)
The Miraculous Candidate by BERNARD MACLAVERTY Read by Trudy Kelly
Producer PAUL MULDOON BBC Northern Ireland
"An intellect disciplined, lucid and relentlessly logical." (Charles Colson, special counsel to President Nixon - after reading "Mere Christianity")
"A private man." (PETER BIDE)
C.S. Lewis is popularly known as a writer of Christian books. He was also known by many generations of Oxford and Cambridge students as a Tutor and Lecturer in English literature and as a brilliant debater. Vernon Sproxton draws together the many strands of Lewis's life and thought, through his writings and the memories of some former pupils and old friends:
Stella Aldwinkle, Peter Bide, Austen Kark, Dr John Lawlor, Dr Eric Mascall, John Wain
A book you loved in childhood -how well do you remember it now? The Rt lion Dr David Owen. hp, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, recalls one of his own favourites with JEAN DAVIS
Producer BARBARA CROWTHER
Presenters Sue Cook and George Luce
Editor DENNIS LOWER
12.55 medium only
Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather
Introduced by Gordon Clougb Editor DEREK LEWIS
medium only from 2.0
Introduced from Birmingham by Maureen Staffer
Denying Their Nature!: in six months last year 453 women were sterilised by one Birmingham agency alone. ANN TENNANT investigates an increasing demand.
Flutter in the Loft!: pigeon-fancying, traditionally a man's world, is being infiltrated by women - CHRIS PHIPPS talks to PAULINE ALLEN.
Black Joy: attendance at St Godwald's Church, Bromsgrove, is thriving. DAVID TONGE , who's been vicar for two years, is a remarkable man in many ways - as JAN BROOKES discovered. BBC Birmingham
Emma by JANE AUSTEN (15)
Story: The Happy Little King and the Soldier's Socks by MOIRA HERITAGE. Presenters JEAN ROGERS and JOHN BULL Written by JEAN ROGERS
Producer JENYTH WORSLEY
A savage comedy by JEREMT SEABROOK and MICHAEL O'NEILL with Eva Stuart as Sheila
A South London family, urged on by a socially ambitious mother, is moving from the grey slabs of a housing estate into leafy suburbia - with disastrous results.
Directed by Richard WORTLEY
The fighting in the summer of 1974 tore apart the Mediterranean island of Cyprus. With its two communities of Greeks and Turks, this one-time ' island of Aphrodite ', is divided not only politically and spiritually but physically as well - from the Bay of Morphou in the west, te Famagusta in the east.
In the fighting some 6,000 people were killed and many more thousands lost their homes and their livelihoods. But the recent consultations by the UN Secretary-General Dr Kurt Waldheim with Turkey, Cyprus and Greece have raised hopes for an eventual reunion of the now separated communities. At the same time Doreen Taylor has been to Cyprus to find out what it's like to live on an island that is almost two separate countries with a legacy of bitterness stretching back over 25 years.
Producer PETER ESTALL
Presented by Gordon Clough Editor DEREK LEWIS
Overture and Beginners Please The first of two programmes in which Gillian Reynolds looks at the training and career prospects for dancers. This week she concentrates on Ballet.
Producer DAVID RAYVERN ALLEN
5.55 medium only
Weather and programme news VHF Regional news; weather
with Barry Norman
A programme for people on the move that tries to give you more miles for your money.
The stories behind the scenes in the world of travel and transport.
Producer GEOFF DOBSON Editor ROGER MACDONALD
(Repeated: Monday 1.30 pm)
Margaret Howard selection Producer BRIAN DEAN
(Repeated: Saturday 9.10 am)
A spontaneous discussion by Michael Heseltine , MP Peter Parker
Chairman David Jacobs from Oxfordshire
Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Saturday 1.15 pm)
Regional Variations (2)
A report on this week's General Synod of the Church of England by GERALD PRJESTLANS , BBC Religious Affairs Correspondent.
Presenter Paul Gambacctni Producer ARNOLD MILLER
John Tusa reporting
Editor ALASTAIR OSBORNK
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)
Alan Bleasdale describes one of the pleasures of life. BBC Manchester
Troubles by j. G. FARRELL (10)
Weather report and forecast followed by an interlude