An interview with a leader of the agricultural industry Producer TIM FINNEY
With DAVID BENTLEY-TAYLOR BBC Wales. Stereo
Presented by Sue MacGregor and Peter Hobday in London, and John Humphrys in Moscow.
6.30,7.30,8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With PETER DAY
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by BRIAN PERKINS
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
With CHARLES COLV1LE
7.45* Thought for the Day
A look ahead with BRYAN MARTIN
sifts the Sound Archives for news of the past with a meaning for the present.
Producer SIMON ELMES
Producers ROD MACRAE and MARINA SALANDYBROWN. Stereo
Presented by Louise Botting
Nothing Went Right by BRENDAN O'BYRNE
Read by Hugh Dickson
Most people have a private dread of being late - of waking up and finding the whole day's timetable has been thrown out of gear. For Simon Petherbridge. it's more than a nuisance - but a matter of life and death! Producer MITCH RAPER
from Wesley Hall , Blackburn New Every Morning, page 25; Dear Lord and Father of mankind (BBC HB 351); Jesu the very thought of thee (Bairstow); Mark 10, w 17-30; 0 love divine, how sweet thou art (A&MR 195) BBC Manchester
Regional Variations (2)
Brian Johnston visits Newtown in Powys. It was the birthplace of the factory reformer Robert Owen and because of its textile industry, was once known as the Leeds of Wales. Newtown's industrial fortunes have waxed and waned. Textiles have gone, but its population is rising. New industry has arrived and with it increasing prosperity. Producer ANTHONY SMITH BBC Bristol
Presented by Alan Brownjohn Readers ROSALIND SHANKS and GEOFFREY BEEVERS producer MARGARET BRADLEY BBC Bristol
Requests to: Poetry Please! BBC. Bristol BS82LR
Early Start - The New School Day?
Should schools go continental and start earlier and finish earlier? You and Yours looks at one major education authority which has decided to give it a try Will other schools now follow their example?
Jenni Mills looks at the implications for parents, teachers and pupils. Producers MARY HARDIMAN and JO DOBRY. Editor KEN VASS
by Simon Brett
'Work. Erg. Can there be anything more horrible? How much nicer to leave the "In" tray as it is and dream of sun-kissed Caribbean beaches while gently twanging one's Newton's balls.' - Nigel Molesworth (formerly The Curse of St Custards)
Starring William Rushton as Molesworth, Clive Swift as Grint, Penelope Nice as Louise, Bob Sinfield as Grabber, Robert Harley as Darryl, Chrissy Roberts as Carole, Phil Nice as Smythe
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 6.30pm)
Presented by Brian Widlake Editor DEREK LEWIS
1.55 Listening Corner This week: A House is a Home for Me Presented by IAIN LAUCHLAN and SANDRA KERR Today's story: Sally's Secret by SHIRLEY HUGHES Script by JENNY BAIRD Producer MARY KALEMKERIAN (e) Stereo
2.5 Playtime Festivals in Spring Presented by LOLA YOUNG and CHRISTOPHER LILLICRAP Stereo (e) (Re-broadcast on Friday at
2.20 Science Scope
10: Noises Off. Stereo (R) (e)
2.40 Pictures in Your Mind (Stories) The Giant at the Ford by URSULA SYNGE adapted for radio by PADDY BECHELY (R) (e)
Introduced by Jenni Murray Back to School (in a Different
Way): have you ever wondered what it would have been like to be a teacher - just for one day? And who do you think would have won a competition for the post? Would you have voted for a weatherman? And which? All is revealed in Anna Grayson 's report.
The Accidental Tourist by ANNE TYLER abridged in 15 parts by PAT MCLOUGHLIN
Read by William Roberts (4) Editor SANDRA CHALMERS
Helbeck of Bannisdale by MRS HUMPHRY WARD. Stereo
Based on Fact
Historical plays on television and the theatre often lead to controversy. Is recent history, where the main characters may still be alive, a suitable subject for dramatic treatment? David Wheeler reports.
Presented by Bill Frost and Valerie Singleton Editor DEREK LEWIS continued on VHF/FM 5.50-5. 55 pm
With CHARLOTTE GREEN
Half an hour of reports from the BBC correspondents around the world including Financial Report
The final programme in the series, as Richard Ingrams and Alan Coren join battle to see which of them knows less about the week's news.
Abetting them, perfectly-formed satirist John Wells and the Conservative's own Jeffrey Archer.
In the Chair to help decide matters, Barry Took. Written and compiled by JOHN LANGDON and the producer HARRY THOMPSON. Stereo
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)
Compiled and presented by Christopher Pick
The motorway era has been with us for over a quarter of a century. Some of those involved with the opening of the very first motorway - including engineers, builders, maintenance crews, service station staff - look back at those pioneering experiences and reflect on how motorways have progressed since then.
With Sue Baker, Jim Carrick John Casey , John Collins Bob Gates , Stan Hallard
John Michie , Doris Plater
Malcolm Pugh , Joyce Underwood and Doris Wynn
Producer ED THOMASON
(Re-broadcast on Friday at 4. 5pm) ● HEAR THIS! page 25
Into the Hearts of Quasars
When radio astronomers swap tapes, they're not catching up on the latest hot waxes.
Combining data from telescopes thousands of miles apart gives a view of violent events in the hearts of distant galaxies. Peter Evans reports from
Jodrell Bank in Cheshire on the friendly way to do astronomy. Producer NICHOLAS MORGAN (Re-broadcast nert Saturday)
On Detachment by DAVID WADE with Crawford Logan and James MacPherson
Private Ferguson grows up in the midst of the jostling, joking but dangerous cameraderie of National Service. Emotionally unprepared, he witnesses a failing love affair and finds himself at sea in its pain and ambiguity.
Narrator CRAWFORD LOGAN
Directed by IAN COTTERELL. Stereo
Paul Vaughan presents tonight's edition, which includes interviews, and news and reviews of films, books, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.
Producer RICHARD BANNERMAN Editor ANNE WINDER
Victory by JOSEPH CONRAD abridged in 15 parts by DONALD BANCROFT Read by John Franklyn-Robbins (6)
Presented by Richard Kershaw National and international news, background, analysis and comment
Editor BLAIR THOMSON
Radio 4's international business report; market trends
Regional Variations (2)
followed by an interlude
RSC in Repertoire Actors, directors, designers and critics talk about the current productions. Compiled by LINDA COOKSON
12.301: Romeo and Juliet and at
12.502: Macbeth Series producer MARSHALL CORWIN (e)