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: News

: Farming Today

6.40 Prayer for the Day MARJORIE NEWMAN


Unknown: Marjorie Newman

: Today

with John Timpson in London and Brian Redhead reporting from the Labour Party Conference in Blackpool
At 7.0 and 8.0 News and more of Today, including Sports News and Today's Papers; at 7.25* and 8.25* VHF Regional News Weather; and Thought for the Day at 7.45*
English Regions: see column 5


Unknown: John Timpson
Unknown: Brian Redhead

: News

: Parents and Children

Pop and Football Crazy
Young people often have crazes - boys worship the local football team and its players, girls have a passing love affair with the pop group of the moment. And much of their time, energy and money is spent on these obsessions.
How important is it for young people to have current idols? And how do the idols feel about their teenage followers? Molly Price-Owen and Astley Jones have been following the fans. Producer MARY REDCLIFFE


Unknown: Molly Price-Owen
Unknown: Astley Jones
Producer: Mary Redcliffe

: News

: In Britain Now



Introduced By: Laurie MacMillan
Producer: Graham Mytton

: Daily Service

NEM, p 67; Around the throne of God a band (BBC HB 237); Psalm 93; Revelation 12. vv 7-12 (AV); Ye holy angels bright (BBC HB 286) ,

: Morning Story

Wilk's Progress by GARETH ARMSTRONG
Read by David Lloyd Meredith The dramatic society in the Welsh village claims more and more attention of the librarian's time. But will it cost him his job? Producer DAVID SHUTE BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Gareth Armstrong
Read By: David Lloyd Meredith
Producer: David Shute

: News

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

The Count's Courtship

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Nancy Wise
I Know My Rights - or Do I?

: Harry Worth

: The World at One: News

Brian Widlake


Unknown: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

medium nave only from 2.0
Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week: Stella Rich-man. television executive.
2.0-2.2 News
By Special Request (2): a listener's choice from 30 years of Woman's Hour.
Learn at Home: PAUL BARNES in at the start of radio and TV'S autumn term.
A Squirrel Forever by DOUGLAS FAIRBAIRN , abridged in five parts by PAT MCLOUGHLIN Read by Nigel Graham (1)
' In July 1965, I saved an infant female grey squirrel from a neighbour's cat ... '
(Music: Janacek's Youth Suite)


Unknown: Douglas Fairbairn
Unknown: Pat McLoughlin
Read By: Nigel Graham

: Listen with Mother

Story: Pokey, a Little Pink Pig by RUTH PAINE

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Only a Game by BARRIE KEEFFE with Will Knightley as Murray ' Fifteen hours and life begins again. The gates'll be closed half an hour before kick off. I'll be the last one in the dressing room and the last one out ... I'll drink in the linament and stamp my boots on the concrete floor ... and the crowd will swell and sing and the brass band will play and I, Murray Fearn , King of United and England, with his patched up patellas and synthetic tendons will run onto the pitch to an ovation that will rattle the stars ... won't I? '
Reporter/TV voice STEVE HODSON Produced and directed by PIERS PLOWRIGHT


Unknown: Will Knightley
Unknown: Murray Fearn
Unknown: Steve Hodson
Directed By: Piers Plowright
Gloria: Vicky Ireland
Eleanor: Shirley Dixon
Harry: Brian Glover
Jimmy: Nigel Lambert
Alan: Philip Davis
Dad: John Hollis
Specialist: David Neal
Mother: Irene Sutcliffe
Specialist: Michael Tudor Barnes

: News

: This School is for Adventure

So Dartington Hall School was described in its first prospectus 50 years ago. Gwyn Rich ards presents a profile of the school's development. Producer MARY PRICE BBC Bristol


Unknown: Gwyn Rich

: Story Time

Felix Holt by GEORGE ELIOT Abridged and read by GABRIEL WOOLF (8)


Unknown: George Eliot
Read By: Gabriel Woolf

: PM

The news magazine: presented by Brian Widlake with PM's reporting team
5.50 Financial Report
VHF Regional news and weather
5.55 Weather, programme news


Presented By: Brian Widlake

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thursday 1.30 pm)

: News

: The World in Focus

A daily programme in which reports from around the world are discussed and analysed. In the studio David Sells

: Murder International

Last in a 12-part drama series Alfred Burke and Clive Swift in The Fall by STACY AUMONIER
Adapted for radio by MICHAEL ROBSON
Petty criminals are one thing. But petty criminals who become murderers are another. Inspector Tolozan is on to one such villain - Jules - a man who is terrified of heights. What a weakness to use in order to extract a confession!
Inspector Tolozan CLIVE SWIFT Jules Destourney. ..ALFRED BURKE Dr Lancret ..GEOFFREY BEEVERS Edgar Thomas W)LDAM ASHLEY Gabriel Foret .... NIGEL LAMBERT Francois Mossel ....ALAN HAINES Devised and directed by DEREK HODDINOTT
BBC World Service production


Unknown: Alfred Burke
Unknown: Clive Swift
Unknown: Michael Robson
Unknown: Tolozan Clive
Unknown: Jules Destourney.
Unknown: Alfred Burke
Unknown: Geoffrey Beevers
Unknown: Edgar Thomas
Unknown: Ashley Gabriel Foret
Unknown: Nigel Lambert
Unknown: Francois Mossel
Unknown: Alan Haines
Directed By: Derek Hoddinott

: Lifelines in Medicine

3: The Detectives
In this final programme of the current series, Tony Van den Bergh looks at the controversial role of medicine's detectives - the doctors and scientists working on new screening techniques which can give early warning of disease or disorder even before the patient knows he is ill.
While recent advances offer obvious possibilities in more effective treatments, the costs involved - they can be very high - also raise important questions about general availability and priorities, and it is in this area that there is still a great deal of disagreement. Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Tony van Den

: Quote.... Unquote

What famous people said and what Graeme Garden. Roberta Leigh. Ned Sherrin , John Wells think they ought to have said instead. Quotations read by Ronald Fletcher. Devised and presented by Nigel Rees


Unknown: Graeme Garden.
Unknown: Roberta Leigh.
Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: John Wells
Read By: Ronald Fletcher.
Presented By: Nigel Rees
Producer: John Lloyd

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Tony Palmer


Presenter: Tony Palmer

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting and John Tusa at the Labour Party Conference in Blackpool


Unknown: Douglas Stuart
Unknown: John Tusa

: A Book at Bedtime

High Stakes by DICK FRANCIS


Unknown: Dick Francis

: Today in Parliament

followed by an interlude

: News

preceded by Weather

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