Plus five-day weather forecast Producers TIM FINNEY , DYLAN WINTER
With THE REV ANDREW MCLELLAN BBC Scotland. Stereo
Presented by Sue MacGregor and John Humphrys
6.30,7.30,8.30 News Summary
7.00, 8.00 Today's News Read by EUGENE FRASER
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
With CHARLES COLVILE
7.45* Thought for the Day
with Peter Jefferson
by NICHOLAS BEST, abridged in ten parts by DONALD BANCROFT Read by James Saxon (1) An inexperienced young
Englishman is engaged as the maths master of an eccentric prep school in Kenya. He learns some amazing lessons in white and black mischief.
Producer PAMELA HOWE. BBC Bristol
A Nation of Philistines?
In the sixth of seven discussions Matthew Parris , Paul Barker Jeff Nuttall and guests consider divers proposals for the improvement of our condition. 'Anyone who sees and paints a sky green and pastures blue 'Anyone who sees and paints a sky green and pastures blue ought to be sterilised
Researcher AMANDA MARES
Producer ANNE HINDS. BBC Manchester
Jeanine McMullen weaves her rural tapestry with help from the growers and harvesters.
Producer MARY PRICE. BBC Bristol
The Battle of the Cowshed by GILLIAN DUDLEY
Read by Peter Sallis Producer SHEILA FOX (R)
from Wesley Chapel , Camborne, Cornwall led by SARAH rutty
Hymns (HP): Christ whose glory fills the skies (457); Seek ye first the kingdom of God (138);
Rejoice the Lord is King (243) Musical Director WINIFRED wing BBCBristol
Cliff Morgan continues his
Tayside journey. Among the people he meets is a man who earns his living by fishing for pearls, another who designs glass paperweights and fishermen who net salmon. In Dundee he watches a community play, with a cast of hundreds.
Producer ANTHONY SMITH BBCBristol. Stereo
Presented by Nigel Forde
Readers GEOFFREY BEEVERS and ANGELA DOWN
Producer SUSAN ROBERTS BBCBristol. Stereo
Presented by John Howard Editor KEN VASS
A panel game devised by TONY SHRYANE and EDWARD J. MASON Dilys Powell and Frank Muir challenge Antonia Fraser and Denis Norden
In the Chair Michael O'Donnell Questions compiled by MICHAEL O'DONNELL
Producer PETE ATKIN. Stereo
(Re-broadcast on Thursday at 6.30pm)
Presented by Brian Widlake Editor MARTIN COX
Tony Aitken reads The Trimble Town Band Smarten Up by BERYL DESMOND Producer MARY KALEMKERIAN Stereo (R)
Out of all the riches of English literature, perhaps one novel has penetrated the consciousness of women more than others: it has a compelling heroine, a powerful hero, a passionate romance and an urgent manifesto. Writers as disparate as Margaret Drabble P.D. James , Penelope Lively
Buchi Emecheta and Fay Weldon pay their own tribute to
Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre , to be serialised from tomorrow.
Story: Day Trip to Scarborough by MARJORIE QUARTON Read by Thora Hird
'I'd enjoy a visit to Scarborough. The Max Jaffa Orchestra, the sea front, the gardens.... Yes, I'd like to see
Presenter Jenni Murray Editor CLARE SELERIE-GREY
by P.G. WODEHOUSE adapted by PAT HOOKER with and All down to Aunt Dahlia's home in the country to sort out newt-loving, moon-swooning lovers.
Directed by PETER KING. Stereo (R)
... at the Edinburgh Festival with Paul Allen
Presented by Valerie Singleton and Gordon Clough
5.00,5.30 News Summary
5.20 Test Match report
5.25 PM Letters Letters to: PM. BBC. London W1A 1AA
Editor ROGER MOSEY continued on FM5. 50-5. 55
With CHARLOTTE GREEN
The Story of Radio Comedy A Socialist government and rationing kept the comedy writers busy as 1950 approached, but change was in the air, as Russell Davies illustrates.
Written and compiled by RUSSELL DAVTES
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)
Tony Wilkinson 's six-part tour of local newspapers takes him to the Isle of Wight.
5: Isle of Wight County Press v Isle of Wight Weekly Post Producer JULIAN HALE (R)
A documentary drama byERICBENTLEY
BBC Radio Drama presents the LA Classic Theatre Works with Ed Asner
Robert Foxworth Harry Hamlin
James Earl Jones and James Whitmore
Between 1947 and 1956 the House Un-American Activities Committee investigated the American cinema industry for evidence of Communist infiltration. The question 'Are you now or have you ever been a member of the Communist Party?' affected the careers of many of Hollywood's most distinguished actors, writers and directors. The repercussions are still being felt today.
Introduced by Michael York
Directed by MARTIN JENKINS Producers GERRY JONES and MARTIN JENKINS. Stereo (R)
The Norrington Experience
Conductor Roger Norrington puts down his baton to explain his philosophy of original performances to
Producer JOHN BOUNDY
Editor RICHARD BANNERMAN (R)
The Warden by ANTHONY TROLLOPE abridged in ten episodes by BETTY JOWITT
Read by Jeremy Nicholas (1)
The first of Trollope's popular 'Chronicles of Barsetshire' tells the story of Mr Harding , a clergyman of great personal integrity, who finds himself the central figure in a financial scandal that has reverberations far beyond the cathedral town ofBarchester.
1: Hirams's Hospital Producer BETTY JOWITT
Presented by David Sells
National and international news, background, analysis and comment
Editor BLAIR THOMSON
A special edition live from the Channel Islands.
Heather Payton investigates the economics and future of the tax havens off the south coast. Researcher GILL STEENE Producer RICHARD QUEST
Regional Variations (2)
David Willmott introduces records of four pianists famous for their interpretations of Chopin.
1: Artur Rubinstein Producer GWAWR OWEN
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