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Presented by Brian Redhead with LIBBY PURVES
6.45* Prayer for the Day with SISTER MARTINA HAYDEN
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by HARRIET CASS
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought /or the Day

Contributors

Presented By:
Brian Redhead
Unknown:
Libby Purves
Unknown:
Martina Hayden
Read By:
Harriet Cass

The Family
Family life is unique, and each family is unique. No family is the same as any other; it shares its pleasures and solves its problems in its own particular way. But there are general questions which are of concern to many famiies - problems of family organisation, of discipline, of finance, of shared leisure and responsibilities. There are points of friction to overcome; there may be new babies to learn to cope with, or the problem child to deal with and there are parents' and children's ambitions to fulfil.
In the studio are Dr Faith Spicer , Medical Director, London Youth Advisory Centre; and Dr James Hemming , educational psychologist and counsellor, to answer your questions. Judith Chalmers is in the Chair
Produced by the Woman's Hour Unit
Lines are open from 8.0 am long wave only from 9.45

Contributors

Unknown:
Dr Faith Spicer
Unknown:
Dr James Hemming
Unknown:
Judith Chalmers

A chance for network listeners to hear some of the material from local and regional broadcasting, selected and presented by Bob Langley
Producer JANE MARSHALL BBC Birmingham long wave only

Contributors

Unknown:
Bob Langley
Producer:
Jane Marshall

Thora Hird in Trouble at Hive Nine
A comedy by MIKE PARKER with John Hollis , Gordon Gostelow , Peter Baldwin and Philip Voss
Life at Hive Nine is all work and no play for the bees whose job it is to fan the hive. Then they hear about Socialism and the power of the unions.
And when Deadbeat Syd ney gets the sack ...
'What! On strike! Nonsense, bees don't go on strike.'
' Begging your pardon, your Highness. Ours do! '
Directed by CHERRY COOKSON long wave only

Contributors

Unknown:
Thora Hird
Comedy By:
Mike Parker
Unknown:
John Hollis
Unknown:
Gordon Gostelow
Unknown:
Peter Baldwin
Unknown:
Philip Voss
Unknown:
Deadbeat Syd
Directed By:
Cherry Cookson
Queen Bee:
Thora Hird
Equerry:
Philip Voss
Albert:
Peter Baldwin
Arthur:
John Hollis
Fred:
Gorocn Gostelow
Sydney:
Bill Monks
Einstein:
Gerald Cross

with Sue MacGregor Talking Point.
The Other End of the Ml: Leeds, the York Rose, blooms again on Friday with the opening of the 1979 Music Festival - focusing this year on Franz Liszt.
A Plain Woman's Guide to ...: Charities as explained by NICHOLAS HINTON , Director of the National Council of Social Service. Beware of Pity (10) long wave only

Contributors

Unknown:
Franz Liszt.
Unknown:
Nicholas Hinton

by CHARLES KINGSLEY 6: Homeward Bound
Three years have Amyas Leigh and his dwindling band of seafarers lived and fought and survived in the South American jungles, until one brilliant coup enables them to gain the treasure they need to return home ...
Narrator WILLIAM SQUIRE
Commandant.TIM BENTINCK Don Alvarez JOHN BULL
Other parts played by DEREK GRAHAM , TIM MEATS
Music composed and conducted by NICHOLAS MARSHALL
Directed by BRIAN MILLER BBC Bristol
4.30 Announcements

Contributors

Unknown:
Charles Kingsley
Unknown:
Amyas Leigh
Unknown:
Tim Bentinck
Unknown:
Don Alvarez John
Played By:
Derek Graham
Played By:
Tim Meats
Unknown:
Nicholas Marshall
Directed By:
Brian Miller
Bishop:
Harold Kasket
Tita:
Christine Winter
Captain:
Derek Graham
Fr Gerundio:
Geoffrey Serle
AmyaS:
Tim Woodward
Yeo:
Brian Jackson
Will Cary:
Cornelius Garrett
Jack:
Tim Bentinck
Evans:
John Bull
Lucy Passmore:
Constance Chapman
Ayacanora:
Elizabeth Bell
Mrs Leigh:
Ann Queensberry
Grace:
Christine Winter
Don Guzman:
John Abineri

ChairmanNicholasParsons Kenneth Williams Clement Freud
Barry Took , Peter Cook endeavour to prevent each other from talking. Devised by ian MESSITER Producer DAVID HATCH
(Postponed from 17 April) (Repeated: Thurs at 12.27)

Contributors

Unknown:
Kenneth Williams
Unknown:
Clement Freud
Unknown:
Barry Took
Unknown:
Peter Cook
Unknown:
Ian Messiter
Producer:
David Hatch

1 In the hostel your friends were given to you ... outside I didn't know how to find them....'
Some nights I used to hate it. I used to think I'd go mad just looking at the four walls.'
' The Navy was an easy option for me , .. I was looking for a place where I would find it pretty easy to be able to cope ..." . For young people brought up in local authority care, the transition to the outside world may be a painful and lonely experience. They. may have to come to terms with unemployment, bad accommodation, and unsatisfactory friendships, and often they have no one to turn to for help and advice.
Young people describe their lives after coming out of care, and social workers and others consider ways in which support may be given.
Presented by John Hedges ProducerPETER WINDOWS BBC Birmingham

Contributors

Presented By:
John Hedges
Producer:
Peter Windows

Only man and a few other primates experience a prolonged period of sexual immaturity and the ' catastrophic ' onset of puberty. What are the mechanisms involved in delaying and then trigering the final maturation process? What are the roles played by genetic and environmental factors?
John Maddox discusses some of these questions with Professor J. M. Tan ner of the Institute of Child Health. London. and other speakers at last week's International Symposium on Adolescent Medicine held in Washington.
Producer alison RICHARDS

Contributors

Unknown:
John Maddox
Unknown:
J. M. Tan
Producer:
Alison Richards

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