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: News Briefing

News, weather, papers, sport

: Farming Today

: Today

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
6.45* Prayer for the Day With TONY JASPER
7.0 and 8.9 Today's News Read bv LAURIE MACMILLAN
7.30 and 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Introduced By: Brian Redhead
Introduced By: With Libby Purves
Unknown: Tony Jasper
Unknown: Laurie MacMillan

: A High Wind in Jamaica

2: Hurricane

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

Although increasing numbers of people are turning to meditation to relieve the effects of stress, or in search of inner fulfilment, many others are dubious about trying it. How do you choose between Tibetan or Zen Buddhist, traditional Western Christian and transcendental meditation? The Rev Peter Dewey and psychologist Peter Russell are both teachers of meditation. They hope to demystify it by answering your questions on its techniques, its potential benefits and its various traditions.
In the Chair: Sue MacGregor Produced by the Woman's Hour Unit
The lines ore open from 8.0 am


Unknown: Peter Dewey
Unknown: Peter Russell

: News

: New Britons

The fourth of six programmes about the contrasting experiences of people born abroad who have chosen to settle in Britain.
4: Ivan Henry of Warley , West Midlands
Growing up in a small village on the island of Barbados, Ivan Henry learned to live in harmony with the seasons. There were the hard times before the cutting of the sugar canes and then the crop season and the days of abundance.
' Everything would come into ripeness then and we boys would spend hours just walking around plucking mangoes from the trees, picking danks and yams and ackees ... It was the nearest thing to the garden of Eden that I've ever seen.'
Then - in 1962 - came the call to join his father in England and to adapt to very different patterns of life.
Recordings compiled by CHARLES ALLEN


Unknown: Ivan Henry Of Warley
Unknown: Ivan Henry
Unknown: Charles Allen

: Daily Service

NEM p 1; Enthrone thy God within thy heart (BBC HB 320); Psalm 3; Luke 14, vv 15-24 (NEB); The God of Abraham praise (BBC HB 283)

: Morning Story

The Addiction by PHILIP BRIDGES
Read by John Kidd


Read By: John Kidd

: News

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Skin Sisters by GILL LINSCOTT
Anne has a loving husband, two children and the security of a steady job, but she feels she is missing out on something. Unknown to her husband, she fixes herself up with a new job - as a stripper. ' I wanted something where I could be myself a bit. I love my kids and I love Ken. But after six years of looking after kids you start wondering s . , if you still exist.'


Unknown: Gill Linscott
Directed By: Cherry Cookson
Anne: Eve Karpf
Ken: Sean Arnold
Jack: Graham Seed
Sally: Diana Bishop
Karen: Heather Bell
Ted: Douglas Blackwell
Workman: Bill Monks

: Origins

: News

: You and Yours

News and information that affects the way you live Presenters Nancy Wise and Bill Breckon


Unknown: Bill Breckon

: Desert Island Discs

Gian Carlo Menotti , the composer, chooses the records he would take to a desert island, and discusses them with ROY PLOMLEY , who devised the programme.
12.55 medium only
Weather and programme news


Unknown: Gian Carlo Menotti
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Producer: Derek Drescher

: The World at One: News

and voices and topics in and behind the headlines
Presented by Brian Widlake


Presented By: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Old People's Ghettoes: should the elderly be kept apart in their own communities or integrated with all age groups? HELEN PALMER looks at both points of view.
5.0-2.2 News
Aloo Baji and Pigs' Tails: DAVID HAWKSWORTH savours the international cookery at a Deptford infants school. Reading Your Letters.
The Elected Member?: ANNE MACNAMARA reports on a scheme for treating the whole -family, Peers and Plebs (5)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Helen Palmer
Unknown: Aloo Baji
Unknown: David Hawksworth

: Listen with Mother

Story: A Finnish Fairy Tale by NANCY RIGBY


Unknown: Nancy Rigby

: News

: The Lady of the Camellias

One of the most famous love stories in fiction adapted for radio in four episodes by TERENCE COOPER from the novel by ALEXANDRE DUMAS THE YOUNGER with Gary Bond and Sarah Badel Episode 1
Directed by IAN COTTERELL (First broadcast in 1974)


Unknown: Terence Cooper
Novel By: Alexandre Dumas
Unknown: Gary Bond
Unknown: Sarah Badel
Unknown: Carole Boyd
Unknown: Madeleine Cemm
Unknown: Betty Huntley-Wright
Unknown: Norma Ronald
Unknown: Stephen Thorne
Pianist: Peter Williams
Pianist: Mary Nash
Directed By: Ian Cotterell
Alexandre Dumas: John Rye
Ernest de Crepy: Nigel Anthony
Auctioneer: Peter Pacey
Comte de Varville: Peter Whitman
Olympe Serusier: Elizabeth Morgan
Armand Duval: Gary Bond
Marguerite Gautier: Sarah Badel
The Gardener: Denis McCarthy
Prudence Duvernoy: Denise Bryer
Gaston Courier: Paul Gaymon
Nanine: Emily Richard

: News

: Story Time

The Sword in the Stone (2)

: PM Reports

Presented by Brian Widlake


Presented By: Brian Widlake

: Serendipity

Peter Clayton says. ' Thank you Mr Walpole ' for telling us what to call our chance disccoveries.
5.55 medium only
Weather and programme newt


Unknown: Peter Clayton
Unknown: Mr Walpole

: The Six O'Clock News

Including Financial Report and half-an-hour of reports from BBC Newsmen around the world

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

The antidote to panel games Tim Brooke-Taylor , Barry Cryer. Graeme Garden and William Rushton
Some 20 seconds of questions from HUMPHREY LYTTELTON in the chair and a few random chords from COLIN SELL at the piano
(Tim Brooke-Taylor and Graeme Garden are in ' The Unvarnished Truth ' at the Phoenix Theatre, London)


Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Barry Cryer.
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: William Rushton
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Graeme Garden

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wednesday 1.30 pm)

: Time for Verse

Places: the importance of locality is illustrated by Dannie Abse 's Return to Cardiff and poems by Thomas Hardy , Edward Thomas and John Idris Jones.
Reader Ray Smith
Presenter Frank Lincoln


Illustrated By: Dannie Abse
Unknown: Thomas Hardy
Unknown: Edward Thomas
Reader: John Idris Jones.
Reader: Ray Smith
Presenter: Frank Lincoln
Producer: Herbert Williams

: Proms 78

as Radio 3 followed by an interlude

: Kaleidoscope

A nightly review of books, films, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.
Presented by Michael Oliver Producer DAVID PERRY


Presented By: Michael Oliver
Producer: David Perry

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: The News Quiz

: A Book at Bedtime

Zorba the Greek (7)

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's International Business Report; Market Trends

: News

Weather report and forecast followed by an interlude

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