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Presented from East Anglia by DAVID RICHARDSON
A regional view of farming in the week ahead. BBC Norwich
What Britain is getting up to. Two hours of news and views from home and around the world.
Introduced by Brian Redhead With LIBBY PURVES including at
6.45* Prayer for the Day
With THE REV LESLIE STORES
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
Read by LAURIE MACMILLAN
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day
by RICHARD HUGHES abridged for radio in 15 episodes by DONALD BANCROFT ReadbyJohnHollis
1: Emily's Earthquake
' One can by an effort of will and imagination think like a child at least in a partial degree.'
In this unsentimental and moving novel which explores the nature of childhood, Richard Hughes captures the obsessions and the adventures of a group of children taken by pirates on the high seas.
Producer JENYTH WORSLEY (RPt)
The programme that takes its own particular look at some of the issues and personalities of the forthcoming week.
Studio guests join the regular team for 55 minutes of live interviews, argument, music and mild irreverence.
Producer SALLY THOMPSON
The magazine edition with topics suggested by you - the listener. We read your letters, play your favourite sounds, and puzzle you with the mystery sound competition.
Introduced by Derek Jonei Producer MOIRA MANN BBC Bristol
NEM, p 118; As pants the hart for cooling streams fBBC HB 451); Psalm 91. vv 1-13; Luke 14, vv 1-14 (NEB); Fight the good fight with all thy might (BBC HB 302)
The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County byMARK TWAIN
Read by Jon Glover
' Well, this Smiley caught a frog one day, and took him home, to learn that frog to jump. And he did learn him, too! He'd give him a little tap' behind, and you'd see that frog whirling in the air like a doughnut.'
Producer MITCH RAPER
(Full details: Thurs 7.45 pm)
Presenters Nancy Wist and Bill Breckon
Editor DENNIS LOWER
A nationwide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete to become this year's Brain of Britain
Chairman Robert Robinson Semi-final 4:
Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland lance JAMES (Midlothian), freelance editor; ELIZABETH MCLEOD (Glasgow), lecturer; GARETH GRIFFITHS (mid-Glamorgan), teacher; JAMES NESBITT (County Antrim), civil servant Programme devised by JOHN P. WYNN , who, With IAN GILLIES , set the questions Producer GRIFF RHYS JONES
(Repeated: Thursday 6.30 pm)
12.55 medium only
Weather and programme news
and voices and topics in and behind the headlines
Presented by Barbara Myers Editor DEREK LEWIS
Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Talk Till Two: a discussion on a matter of current concern.
Entertainment Round-up: GORDON GOW reporting.
' Live in a Granny-Annexer No Thanks! ': HELEN IRWIN Peers and Plebs (4) Editor WYN KNOWLES
Story: A Lion in the Meadow by MARGARET MAHY
by Richard Brayshaw
[Starring] Leo McKern as Dr Samuel Johnson
London, 1776: Mayhem at Garrick's Drury Lane Theatre. An actor is killed during a production of Macbeth, and it requires all of Dr Johnson's formidable intelligence, powers of observation and detailed knowledge of Shakespeare to find the true murderer lurking within the production of this unluckiest of plays.
Dr Samuel Johnson:
The Sword In the Stone by T. H. white, abridged in ten episodes by NEVILLE TELLER Read by David Davis (1)
The first of the books by T. H. White about the life of King Arthur, tells how the boy ' Wart educated by the magician Merlin, became King by pulling the sword out of the stone.
Producer GRAHAM gauli
Presented by Barbara Myers Editor DEREK LEWIS
Cliff Morgan browses through the BBC Sound Archives. Producer ALASTAIR WILSON
5.55 medium only
Weather and programme newt
When a documentary film unit visits the factory where both brothers work. Leslie sees himself as the star. But he reckons without brother Jack . , , With ELIZABETH MORGAN and DENIS BOND 7: The Film
Guest appearance by Frank Thornton as The Film Director with RON PEMBER
Written by HAROLD SNOAD and MICHAEL KNOWLES Producer JOHN DYAS
(Repeated: Tuesday 1.30 pm)
Flight Into a Wilderness by DON TAYLOR
Narrated by Conrad Phillips
1660: with the rout of the Puritans at the Restoration of the Stuarts, two former commanders in Cromwell's army find themselves fugitives and flee to New England to escape Royalist retribution. The story and characters are based on fact.
Music composed by DEREK BOURGEOIS
Directed by BRIAN MILLER BBC Bristol
takes a look at Parson Woodforde, that leisurely 18th-century parish priest, as well as at more recent religious books and people.
Producer MONICA FURLONG
Presenter Jim Hiley
Producer Richard BANNERMAN
Douglas Stuart reporting Editor ALASTAIR OSBORNE
World authorities of Classical Archaeology will be attending the 11th International Congress, Greece and Italy in the Classical World, being held in London this week. Malcolm Billings hears from delegates about some of the latest discoveries that are to be presented there.
Producer ROY HAYWARD BBC Bristol
Weather report and forecast followed by an interlude