News, weather, papers, sport
Introduced by Brian Redhead and John Timpson
6.45* Prayer for the Day with THE RT REV CORMAC MURPHY -O'CONNOR
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by JOHN MARSH
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day
by AMBROSE BIERCE
Read by Robert Lang
In this series of eight programmes, Maureen O'Connor and Barry Turner (with your help) plot the crisis points of schooldays and arm you to make the best decisions along the way.
This week: How To Deal with Poor Teachers
Also, news, information, your questions answered. Parents' comments, questions, criticisms and contrihutions welcomed. Producer FRANCES BERRIGAN
medium ivare only
Perched on a rocky bluff above the Avon with its formal gardens and strutting peacocks, Warwick Castle is one of the most picturesque and traditional sites in England.
The recent sale of this superb Castle to Madame Tussaud's for one-and-a-half million pounds, seems in retrospect, sadly inevitable. Upkeep costs were huge and many of the Castle's art treasures had to be dispersed to raise money. Patrick Nuttgens visits the Castle and considers the increasing financial strain of maintaining such a huge structure. P
A Kaleidoscope production (Revised repeat)
NEM, p 122: For all thy saints, 0 Lord (BBC HB 228); Psalm 34, vv 11-22; Wisdom of Solomon 5. vv 1-10, 13-16 (RSV); For all the saints (BBC HB 227)
A series in which current and controversial issues are put on trial before Dick Taverne , QC, and an audience of jurors in Broadcasting House, London, Today's proposition:
Parliament Should be Televised It is proposed by The Rt Hon Jo Grimond , Mr, and opposed by The Rt lion Enoch Powell , mp. Each advocate calls his own witnesses, cross-questions his opponent's, and argues his case.
The jury votes at the beginning and end of the trial so that any swing of opinion may be measured and a verdict reached. Producer KAY EVANS (Repeated: Sunday 12 Nov)
The traditional ceremony in which Queen, Lords and Commons come together for the formal announcement of the Government's intentions for this last session of the present Parliament.
Peter Jones describes the arrival of the Royal procession in the Chamber of the House of Lords and the summoning of the House of Commons by the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod.
The Speech from the Throne by Her Majesty The Queen is followed by an assessment of its political implications by Brian Curtois.
Presenters Nancy Wise and Bill Breckon
12.55 Weather: programme news
Presented by Brian Widlake
Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week:
Livia Gollancz , publisher
A Special Kind of Love: ANN TF.NNANT Visits JOHN AND KLAINE RICHARDS , foster parents extraordinary.
Heading Your Letters
Canal Holiday: MARIE CROSS-MAN'S family, plus the dog Fred, holidayed on the water. 3: ' Locked ' Out
Sewing Club: BETTY FOSTER helps solve the problems which arise in home fashion sewing and looks at developments in the industries which serve the needlewoman.
Every Man a King (8)
Story: Who Shall Be King by VERA RUSHBROOKE
Good Neighbour by SUE RODWELL with Glynis Brooks as Lucy
ANDREW: It's none of our business, Lucy. Can't you just accept that?
LUCY: No, it is our business. It has to be someone's. We've got to do something for her.
Lucy is concerned about the plight of the old lady who lives next door, but the question is - at what point does concern become interference?
Directed by MICHAEL BARTLETT
from Hereford Cathedral
Introit: Holy is the true light (W. H. Harris )
Versicles and Responses (Byrd) Psalms: 111, 112 (Ivor Atkins )
Lessons: Wisdom 3, vv 1-9; Hebrews 11, v 32 to 12, v 2 Canticles (Darke in F)
Anthem: Give us the wings of faith (Bullock)
Organist and Master of the Choristers ROY MASSEY
Sub Organist ROBERT GREEN BBC Birmingham
The Liltle Nugget (8)
Presented by Robert Williams and Susannah Simons
5.55 Weather; programme news
Repeated: Friday 12.27 pm)
(Repcated: Thursday 1.30 pm)
Presented by Roger Cook
Christianity and Ihe World Order
The Rev Dr Edward Norman , Dean of Peterhouse, Cam-bridge, begins his series of six talks. 1: The Political
Christ Dr Norman takes issue with those who are reinterpreting Christianity as a scheme of social and political action. He argues that in their death agonies the western Churches are distributing the causes of their sickness - the politicisation of religion - to their healthy offspring in the developing world. The politicisation of Christianity in the western world takes the form of identifying Christian teachings with the moral outlook and political ideas of liberalism. Are there distinctly Christian reasons for regarding its principles as more compatible with the teachings of Christ than other and rival political outlooks? (Rptd: Sun, Radio 3, and printed in THE LISTENER dated 2 Nov). Preview: pane 25
An adventure in time and space including helpful advice on how to see the Universe for less than 30 Altairian dollars a day.
Fit the first: In which the earth is unexpectedly destroyed and the great hitch-hike begins.
[Starring] Peter Jones as The Book
with Simon Jones as Arthur Dent, Geoffrey McGivern as Ford Prefect
and Bill Wallis as Prosper and Vogon Captain, Jo Kendall as Lady Cynthia Fitzmelon, David Gooderson as Barman
As Americans prepare to go to the polls for mid-term Congressional elections, George Flitch assesses the first two years of Jimmy Carter's Presidency and takes the political temperatures of the two major parties.
(Rptd: Thurs 11.5 am)
Presenter Tony Palmer Producer CHRIS SWANN
Douglas Stuart reporting
A new paper from the Express Group, the Daily Star, is launched tonight. By morning over a million copies will be on sale throughout the North and Midlands - the first stage of a three-stage plan to challenge the Sun and the Mirror, Britain's largest circulation dailies. Reporting live from the Star's Manchester headquarters as the first edition goes to press, George Scott tells the story of the hectic weeks leading up to tonight's launch.
Producer PETER EVERETT BBC Manchester
Tolstoy Remembered (3)
Weather report and forecast followed by an interlude