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: News Briefing

: Farming Today



Unknown: Allan Wright

: Today

Presenters John Timpson and Brian Redhead with Gerald Williams at the Olympics in Los Angeles
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Prayer for the Day
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
7.20* Your Letters
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presenters: John Timpson
Presenters: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Gerald Williams
Read By: Pauline Bushnell

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

Mammals of the Sea
Unlike man, who left the sea to take to the land, dolphins went the other way millions of years ago. Who made the better choice? How do whales find their way underwater when the sea is murky? Do these underwater mammals communicate with one another? How can anyone who is interested in studying dolphins become involved?
Dr Horace Dobbs , honorary director of International
Dolphin Watch, is with Sue MacGregor to answer your questions.
Produced by the Woman's Hour unit
Lines open from 8.0 am


Unknown: Dr Horace Dobbs
Unknown: Sue MacGregor

: Simply Maudie

It was music-hall in those days - a different theatre every week. I'm sorry for the youngsters today - where can they learn their trade?
Maudie Edwards recalls her days as a bill-topping comedienne.
Compiled and produced by HERBERT WILLIAMS
(First broadcast on Radio Wales)


Produced By: Herbert Williams

: Morning Story

Winners and Losers
2: Head -bangers

: Daily Service

NEM, p 21; Jesu, the very thought of thee (BBC HB 322);
Psalm 93; Phillipines 2, w 1-11; At the name of Jesus (BBC HB 120): Stereo

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Defensible Space by J. C. WILSHER
Tim and Sarah have recently moved into a Victorian terrace house and are happily restoring it; happily, that is, except for the fact that they feel overlooked by the house at the bottom of the garden....
Directed by RICHARD imison


Unknown: J. C. Wilsher
Directed By: Richard Imison
Tim: Trevor Cooper
Sarah: Maggie McCarthy
Albert Dobson: Wilfrid Brambell
Malcolm, the barman: Mark Ashton
Mrs Ericson, social worker: Margot Boyd

: Wildlife

A special edition with subjects suggested by listeners.
Presented by Derek Jones Producer MICHAEL BRIGHT BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Saturday 5.0 pm)


Presented By: Derek Jones
Producer: Michael Bright

: You and Yours

Presenter Paul Heiney


Presenter: Paul Heiney

: Brain of Britain 1984

21: MIDLANDS -Second Round Chairman Robert Robinson Arthur Thomas
(retired office manager)
Clive Evans (cost clerk) Graham Hunt (teacher) The Rev Ian Walker (team vicar)
Including Beat the Brains Devised by JOHN p. WYNN
Questions set by IAN gillies Producer RICHARD EDIS
(Repeated: Thursday 6.30 pm) Stereo


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Arthur Thomas
Unknown: Clive Evans
Unknown: Graham Hunt
Unknown: Ian Walker
Producer: Richard Edis

: The World at One: News

Presenter Michael Charlton


Presenter: Michael Charlton

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

TONY AITKEN reads The Trimble Town Band Extra Practice by BERYL DESMOND


Unknown: Tony Aitken
Unknown: Beryl Desmond

: Woman's Hour

with Sue MacGregor
'This is how I see it....':
In the first of a series about the place of women in Britain's non-Christian religious communities, JEAN SNEDEGAR discusses Buddhism with writer PATRICK SOOKHDEO , and hears the story of Noy Thomson , brought up as a Buddhist in Thailand, but who rediscovered her faith in later life at a monastery in Sussex.
The Greengage Summer by RUMER GODDEN , abridged in 12 parts by DOREEN ESTALL


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Patrick Sookhdeo
Unknown: Noy Thomson
Unknown: Rumer Godden
Read By: Fiona Mathieson

: Afternoon Theatre

Model Answers or Tarzan and the Cross-eyed Baby by JULIET ACE with and Jane is the invigilator and Harry an examinee at an A-level sociology examination. They never talk to each other but both of them relate the questions on family life and behaviour patterns to their own home lives.
Directed by SHAUN MACLOUGHLIN BBC Bristol. Stereo


Directed By: Shaun MacLoughlin
Jane: Elizabeth Proud
Harry: Marcus D'Amico
Mum: June Barrie
Dad: Paul Nicholson
Joanie: Carole Boyd
Tom: Geoffrey Bateman
Henry: Thomas Reeves
Freddie: Thomas Henderson

: The Diary of a Young Lady of Fashion

Reader Marcella O'Riordan In 1764, Cleone Knox , heir to the wealthy estate of Castle Kearney in Ireland, nearly succeeded in eloping with an unsuitable young admirer. Her father, in a vain attempt to keep his attractive and mischievous daughter out of harm's way, sent her on the Grand Tour of Europe.
Other parts by PETER ACRE
Directed by SHAUN MACLOUGHLIN BBC Bristol. Stereo


Unknown: Miss Cleone Knox
Abridged By: Gerald Roberts
Reader: Marcella O'Riordan
Unknown: Cleone Knox
Directed By: Shaun MacLoughlin

: Story Time

The Lantern Bearer's (2)

: PM

withRobert Williams
and Valerie Singleton
continued on VHF 5.50-5.55


Unknown: Robert Williams
Unknown: Valerie Singleton

: The Six O'Clock News

with BRYAN MARTIN including Financial Report


Unknown: Bryan Martin

: Radio Active


: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wednesday 1.40 pm)

: What Are We Here For, Brothers?

A six-part series
1: The Troubled Brotherhood On the face of it, the British trade union movement is in a mess. Its membership is failing, it is under attack from the Government, and it's short of money. The question posed by a TUC General Secretary 20 years ago - what are we here for? - is being asked today with even greater urgency. Peter Paterson asks whether 19th-century ideals and structures are relevant to the problems facing the unions in 1984, and looks at the changes some of them are now making. Music performed by SAM RICHARDS and TISH STUBBS Producer MARGARET BUDY


Unknown: Peter Paterson
Unknown: Sam Richards
Editor: Caroline Milungton

: Fat Man at Work

Tom Vernon takes you inside someone else's working life. Watching the World Go By Producer JENNY DE YONG Stereo


Unknown: Tom Vernon

: The Living World

A magazine edition
Introduced by Peter France Producer MICHAEL BRIGHT BBC Bristol


Introduced By: Peter France

: In Touch

News, views and information for people with a visual handicap.
Presenter Peter White Producer THENA HESHEL Listeners can phone on [number removed]8.30-10.0 pm
Book, £2.95, from [address removed]

: Keep Your Tails Up

Written and presented by Vincent Kane
A motley crew of Britons are stranded in Rome Airport. To pass the time, each traveller tells a story about himself and gradually a vivid picture emerges of life in Britain. The Poet's Tale


Presented By: Vincent Kane
Producer: Richard Thomas

: Arts Season

Man of Aran
A portrait of the pioneer documentary film-maker Robert Flaherty
Robert Flaherty was born in Iron Mountain, Michigan, on 16 February 1884. He became one of the great pioneers of documentary cinema with such films as Nanook of the North and Louisiana Story. But perhaps he is best known for his finest film Man of Aran, a starkly realistic portrayal of life on the Aran Islands, off the west coast of Ireland, made 50 years ago in 1934. Flaherty is rightly regarded as one of the founding fathers of film documentary, but what were his particular achievements, and can his influence still be felt on today's documentary director? Christopher Cook assesses Flaherty's influence on the cinema, with contributions from his biographer
ARTHUR CALDER-MARSHALL , his cameraman JOHN TAYLOR , his editor JOHN MONCK and the film critic
Producer JUDITH Elliott
(First broadcast on R Ulster)


Unknown: Robert Flaherty
Unknown: Robert Flaherty
Director: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Arthur Calder-Marshall
Unknown: John Taylor
Editor: John Monck
Unknown: Clancy Sigal
Producer: Judith Elliott

: A Book at Bedtime

The Parasites (7)

: The World Tonight

Presenter Larry Harris
11.0 Headlines on VHF until 11.0


Presenter: Larry Harris

: Study on 4

Lending a Hand A six-part series 2: A Special Commitment Some types of voluntary work require a long-term commitment from the volunteer, and sometimes specialist training. MAUREEN GALVIN talks to some of the volunteers.


Talks: Maureen Galvin

: Pageant of the Past

Each week with the help of songs, poetry, letters and contemporary documents, Ann Kirch evokes a vivid moment from Britain's long and eventful history.
1: Knights of the Road
Producer PATRICK LAMBERT (First broadcast on World Service)


Unknown: Ann Kirch
Producer: Patrick Lambert

: Open University

11.30 Open Forum: Student's Magazine. 11.50 Music interlude.

: News

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