Producers KEN POLLOCK and LESLIE COTTINGTON
A note from Religious Affairs Correspondent, Gerald Priestland
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A weekly review of the agricultural scene
Producer LESLIE COTTINGTON BBC Birmingham
with Norman Tozer
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Tony Lewis presents his magazine programme of sport, taking a personal look at the people and the stories that make the news.
Cricket - a look back at yesterday's second Prudential Trophy one-day match between England and Australia at Edgbaston.
Football - a different look at the day's programmes. Show Jumping-news from Hickstead. venue for the Embassy British Jumping Derby
Also the rest of the news at home and abroad, including the humorous and off-beat.
Producer JOANNE WATSON
with Bernard Falk and a team of intrepid reporters with ideas on how to make the most of your leisure time, including currency checks, international weather, and the latest on the travel trouble spots.
Michael Sheils - holidays in Northern Ireland: Doreen Taylor on Highland Gatherings; Hugh Johnson goes into the garden. including at
8.59 Continental Travel Information, 9.0 News Producers GEOFF DOBSON and JENNY MARSHALL
Editor ROGER MACDONALD
For information sheets, send a large sae to: Breakaway, [address removed] long wave only from 9.5
Michael Watts reviews the weekly magazines.
Producer WALTER WALLICH long wave only
4: The President and His Administration
In the fourth of seven occasional programmes about the American Presidency, Anthony King looks at the complicated, often fraught, relationship between the man in the White House and the Federal bureaucracy.
He talks to two current Cabinet officers, Patricia Roberts Harris and Robert Bergland , to Joe Calif ano who has served in the administrations of President Johnson and President Carter, and to members of the White House staff. Why is it that the people the President appoints to high office are often described as his natural enemies?
Producer ANNE SLOMAN long wave only
New Every Morning, page 118; God is my strong salvation (BBC HB 453); Psalm 118, vv 13-24; Philippians 4, vv 4-13 (AV); God liveth (BBC HB 513)
Margaret Howard presents her selection of extracts from BBC radio and television programmes.
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BBC Correspondents throughout the world talk about the countries they work in - the politics and the people.
Editor PADDY O'KEEFFE
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Married couples with problems tend to let the relationship deteriorate until the idea of divorce appears to be the only solution. This series of five programmes poses a different alternative - the idea of counselling and talking through their differences.
1: At the Starting Line
A survey of advice services open to young people and all those about to tie the knot'.
Presenter Jill Burridge
Reporter David Simmons Guest Jackie Burgoyne Producer MARLENE PEASE
The last seven days put in a questionable way by Margaret Howard to Alan Coren
Richard Ingrams Nigel Dempster and Valerie Grove
Compiled by JOHN LANGDON and the producer DANNY GREENSTONE
(Repeated: Mon 10.30 pm)
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Six programmes in which writers and travellers consider the pleasures and perils of their journeys. 4: Desert Travel
' It was a plain where one gentle level after another slowly modulated into a distance. We rode in it without seeing signs of life: no tracks of gazelle, no lizards, no burrowing of rats, not even any birds. We ourselves felt tiny in it. The only sounds were hollow echoes and the low. piercing rustle of the sand, as it crept slowly westward before the hot wind.'
(T. E. LAWRENCE)
Christopher Matthew examines the fascination of travelling in the Sahara and Arabian deserts.
With GEOFFREY MOORHOUSE , JOHN JULIUS NORWICH and LAURENS VAN DER POST
Archive contributions from ALAN MOOREHEAD and WILFRED THESIGER
Producer ALASTAIR WILSON
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The team of naturalists answers your questions. Introduced byDerek Jones BBC Bristol
Questions to: Wildlife, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR
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by HENRY JAMES
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3: The Black Country
Michael Bakewell , at a poetry reading in a pub near Tipton. explores the poetry of this part of the West Midlands. long wave only
The comedy show presents a tribute to Lassie.
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followed by Continental Travel Information
Tristan Jones , the sailor (Repeated: Fri 9.5 am)
Professor Arnold Bender Marika Hanbury-Tenison and Rella Pick in conversation with Brian Redhead
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester
(Rptd: tomorrow 11.15pm)
The Events at Black Tor by ROY CLARKE
In a quiet little village on the moors of West Yorkshire, strange unexplained occurrences are taking place. Gradually the village policeman with the help of a Dominican friar traces these happenings to a witches' coven based in the village. The play follows the two, as they desperately try to avert the climax of the coven's activities - human sacrifice. „
Directed by CAROLINE SMITH BBC Manchester
(James Laurenson is a member of the RSC) Preview: page 23
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Coroner/Brown/Spider One .:
This motonvay is a powerful weapon to add to our transport system, but like all powerful instruments it can be a power for good or for evil.
The words of Ernest Mar-pies, opening the Ml in 1959. Ian Morton 21 years later talks to motorway users and assesses how the development of the network has affected lives and driving habits. Producer
DAVID RAYVERN ALLEN
A meditation with prayers conducted by THE REV HUBERT HOSKINS
Five programmes about these remarkable craft, from their invention and development to the position of pre-eminence they have attained among the fighting ships of modern navies.
When the us Submarine Squalus sank with all hands in 1939, those of her crew who were rescued owed their survival in large part to the dedicated work of us Navy diver Lieut-Cmdr Charles Momsen. with Robert Beatty as Lieut-Cmdr Momsen and John Baddeley David Buck
Malcolm Garard David Healy
Anthony Newlands Jonathan Scott Stephen Thorne and Tom Wilkinson
Narrator Lieut-Cmdr Peter Kemp , OBE
Series written and produced by JOHN BRIDGES
Weather report; forecast followed by an interlude