Presented from the North by KEN FORD
A regional view of farming in the week ahead BBC Manchester
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John Timpson With HUGH SYKES including at
6.45* Prayer for the Day With THE REV LESLIE STOKES
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
Read by PAULINE BUSHNELL
7.30. 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day
A look ahead with Moira Stuart
reflects on people, places and things as they were. and how they are. with the help of BBC Sound Archives. This week: The Upper Crust
Producer DAVID EPPS
when he and the regulars. Esther Rantzen , Dr Rob Buckman and Kenneth Robinson , will be among those helping to find antidotes to that Monday morning feeling as they talk to some of the personalities who will be making the news m the forthcoming week.
Producer un R. GARDHOUSE
NEM, P 97; Lord, thy word abideth (BBC HB 190); Psalm 33, vv 1-12; Matthew 14, vv 13-23a (Av); O Word of God incarnate (BBC HB 191)
by O Henry
Read by Marvin Kane
'On his bench in Madison Square Soapy moved uneasily. When wild geese honk high of nights, and when Soapy moves uneasily on his bench in the park you may know that winter is near at hand.'
Are educational standards rising or falling? it's a question frequently asked by parents and employers and just as frequently criticised by members of the teaching profession who feel that the arguments used to support both sides are often based on inadequate and inaccurate information.
Barry Turner examines some of the current methods of assessing standards and asks whether our de. mands for ' proof ' of good teaching are likely to lead to satisfactory conclusions or to the sort of testing mania that has swept the United States, leaving in its wake strikes, lawsuits and confusion about the aims of education.
Research by MARY LEWISOHN Producer JENNY de YONG
Story: The Conceited Red Balloon by ANGELA PICKERING
Listen with Mother Stories, £3.25, from bookshops
Presenters Nancy Wise and Bill Breckon
News, views and advice for consumers.
Including MARGARET KOR-VING'S World of Work with ideas on careers and training and a selection of current job vacancies around the country. Editor JOHN TURTLE
A nationwide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete to become this year's Brain of Britain. Chairman
Robert Robinson 22: Second Round North of England
JANET BARKER (Liverpool); RODNEY SMITH , lecturer (Lancashire); ELLA THOMPSON (Tyne and Wear); DAVID CALDWELL , writer (Cumbria) including Beat the Brains, in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants.
Devised by JOHN P. WYNN Questions set by IAN GILLIES and JOAN CLARK Producer Richard EDIS
(Repeated: Thurs 6.30 pm)
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and voices and topics in and behind the headlines Presented by Brian Widlake
Editor DEREK LEWIS
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Introduced by Sue MacGregor
The Million Dollar Woman: SONIA BEESLEY in conversation with BARBARA WALTERS of ABC News in New York.
Cashing In: JEREMY HANLEY advises how students can look after their money. Gentlemen's Clubs: HENRY KELLY investigates this discreet domain of boon companions, and deep-buttoned Chesterfields.
Frogs for Breakfast and Water Buffalo for Dinner: LIZ DANIELS has been talking to ANDREW AND ROSEMARY DAVIES about their recent ' holiday in Thailand.
Fish on the Cheap: MARIKA HANBURY-TENISON with some thoughts on fish dishes.
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Editor WYN KNOWLES
The Greenhill Pals by BRIAN THOMPSON
(Leslie Sands is a National Theatre player)
Augustus Carp Esq (6) BBC Bristol
Presented by Gordon Clough and Joan Bakewell Editor DEREK LEWIS
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5.55 Weather; programme news
including Financial Report
The show that Is to panel games what Red Indians were to the buffaloes.
Tim Brooke-Taylor and William Rushton single-handedly take on Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden
Fair play is guaranteed by Humphrey Lyttelton Musical moments from Colin Sell Producer
(Repeated: Tues 1.40 pm)
by David Edgar
David Edgar's award-winning play, specially adapted for radio by the author. With Terence Rigby as Dennis Turner
The death of a Conservative MP results in a by-election in a West Midlands town. The election campaign, between the major parties, at first follows a familiar pattern. But the intervention of an extreme right-wing racialist party, and a strike by Asian foundry-workers, which becomes an election issue, drives the campaign towards a bitter and violent climax.
A selection from the diaries of The Rev Francis Kilvert who died 100 years ago this year, reflecting the seasonal variations of his beloved countryside.
Compiled and introduced by II. Colin Davis , with readings by David Davis 2: Summer
Producer BRIAN MILLER BBC Bristol
(Kilvert's Diary on Friday BBC2 at 9.50 pm)
Presenter Paul Vaughan Producer ROB WHITE
Douglas Stuart reporting Editor ALASTAIR OSBORNE
In one of his Letters to Julia Dean Swift wrote ' Monday is Parson Holiday', but have the parsons' attitudes changed towards leisure and the right to time off? A priest, a parson and a nonconformist minister give their views on this ever topical subject.
Compiled by BRIAN EVANS (First broadcast on Radio Wales)
Mr Norris Changes Trains (11) long wave only
Radio 4's International Business Report; Market Trends long wave only
Weather report; forecast followed by an interlude