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Presenters John Timpson and Brian Redhead
6.45* Prayer for the Day THE REV RICHARD HARRIES
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
Read by LAURIE MACMIILLAN
730 8 30 News headlines
7:45. Thought for the Day

Contributors

Presenters:
John Timpson
Presenters:
Brian Redhead
Unknown:
Richard Harries
Read By:
Laurie MacMiillan

Although marriage appears to be as popular as ever, one in every four British marriages ends in divorce; the number of one-parent families is close to a million; and a third of a million women are living with a man to whom they are not married. Is the family as we've known it, redundant?
Bernard Shaw condemned it for its 'unnatural packing into little brick boxes of little parcels of humanity of ill-assorted ages.'
Frank Delaney visits a family of eight, a family of four, a single mother and her son, and a married couple who have chosen to remain childless, and talks to them about the relevance of family life in the 80s. Research Pam Helton. Producer Jane Marshall.
BBC Birmingham.
(Repeated: Tues 8.20 pm)

Contributors

Presenter:
Frank Delaney
Research:
Pam Helton
Producer:
Jane Marshall

A new series in which Frank Muir and Alfred Marks skip through the comic literature of the subject, making notes in the margin of jokes, quotes, newspaper clippings and recorded humour from Jeremy Taylor, Joyce Grenfell, Peter Sellers, Irene Handl, Alan Bennett, Eleanor Bron, John Fortune and The Mad Show
'The only difference between a caprice and a life-long passion is that the caprice lasts a little longer.' (OSCAR WILDE)
Written by Frank Muir and Simon Brett
(Broadcast Wed 6.30pm)
12.55 Weather: travel programme news

Contributors

Presenter:
Frank Muir
Presenter:
Alfred Marks
Writer:
Frank Muir
Writer:
Simon Brett
Producer:
Pete Atkin

from Manchester with Dinah Maiden
Latins from Lancashire: KAREN JOHNSTONE and MARCUS HILTON , both 21, are Europe s champion
Latin American amateur dancing pair.
* The ladies (evidently tourists) turned an eye of interest upon our little garden and cottage'.
(DOROTHY WORDSWORTH,
1800)
Now, 60,000 people a year visit Dove Cottage and Wordsworth Museum. Grasmere STANLEY willmmson takes a tour. Producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester The Upas Tree (7)

Contributors

Unknown:
Karen Johnstone
Unknown:
Marcus Hilton
Producer:
Diana Stenson

Sion's Children by JOHN ASHE
Hacker is what today is known as ' a gifted child'. But in a minor public school during the Second World War his boredom and facetiousness are not easily recognised as symptoms of disguised brilliance. (piano) with the boys of DARTINGTON HALL SCHOOL,
Darlington and the choir and boys of QUEEN
ELIZABETH HOSPITAL, Bristol Directed by SHAUN MACLOUGHLIN BBC Bristol

Contributors

Unknown:
John Ashe
Directed By:
Shaun MacLoughlin
Mr Henley:
Jack Watson
Hacker:
Rosalind Adams
Headmaster:
John Abineri
Miss Luckett:
Angela Phillips
Mr Sykes:
Norman Bowler
Chaplain:
Bill Wallis
Millie:
Petra Leah
Grace:
Warren Sairt
MacLeod:
Rupert Graves
Nesbitt:
Seamus MacLoughlin
Barnett st:
John Gould
Bulteel:
Rlchard Terry
Jackson:
Tristan Higgs
LUCaS:
Lewis Stewart
ALAN:
Farnill

Could it be your child who is glue sniffing'*
What should you do' As concern mounts and the number of young people experimenting with glue and other solvents is
Increasing, Peter Evans talks to some of the people involved - parents, professionals and the sniffers themselves.
Consultant ANNAS DIXON Producer
CHRISTOPHER STONE

Contributors

Talks:
Peter Evans
Unknown:
Annas Dixon
Producer:
Christopher Stone

Direct from the English Channel, with Richard Hudson-Evans on board a hovercraft, Clive Jacobs on a conventional ferry, and Susan Marling trying out the jetfoil. Going
Places looks at the fierce competition on cross-channel routes as the operators prepare for the start of the summer rush next weekend.
Producer STEPHEN PHELPS Editor ROGER MACDONALD
For the Jerry data sheets, please send a 12 x 9 inch envelope with 16Jp or 22p postage, to Going
Places. BBC, Broadcasting House. London WIA 4WW 0 HELP: page 79

Contributors

Unknown:
Richard Hudson-Evans
Unknown:
Clive Jacobs
Unknown:
Susan Marling
Editor:
Roger MacDonald

Piet Dankert has risen quickly in Dutch politics and in Europe; at 48, he is president of the European Parliament. Robert Rowe called on him in his home town of Edam.
Producer WILLIAM HORSLEY

Contributors

Unknown:
Piet Dankert
Unknown:
Robert Rowe
Producer:
William Horsley

The Rt lion
Sally Oppenheim. mp; The Rt lion Roy Ilattersley , mp; Sir Peter Hall and Reg Pvcroft tackle the issues raised by the audience at Mellon Mowbray, Leicestershire
Chairman David Jacobs Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat 1.10 pm)

Contributors

Unknown:
Sally Oppenheim.
Unknown:
Roy Ilattersley
Unknown:
Sir Peter Hall
Unknown:
Reg Pvcroft
Unknown:
David Jacobs
Producer:
Carole Stone

includes reviews of A Coat of Varnish. a play by Ronald Millar. at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket and Victor Victoria , Julie Andrews ' first musical film since 1969.
Presenter Sheridan Morley Producer ANNE WINDER

Contributors

Play By:
Ronald Millar.
Play By:
Victor Victoria
Unknown:
Julie Andrews
Presenter:
Sheridan Morley
Producer:
Anne Winder

with Bill Wallis, David Tate, Sheila Steafel and Jon Glover
Written by Bob Sinfield, Tony Sarchet, James Hendrie, John Langdon, Richard Quick, Peter Hickey, John Revell, Dave Dixon and others
(Repeated: Sat 5.25 pm)

Contributors

Actor:
Bill Wallis
Actor:
David Tate
Actor:
Sheila Steafel
Actor:
Jon Glover
Writer:
Bob Sinfield
Writer:
Tony Sarchet
Writer:
James Hendrie
Writer:
John Langdon
Writer:
Richard Quick
Writer:
Peter Hickey
Writer:
John Revell
Writer:
Dave Dixon
Producer:
Paul Mayhew-Archer

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