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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Today

Introduced by John Timpson and Brian Kedhead
6.45* Prayer for the Day With THE REV ADAM FORD
7.0, 8.8. Today's News
7.34, 8.M News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Introduced By: John Timpson
Introduced By: Brian Kedhead
Unknown: Adam Ford
Read By: Laurie MacMillan

: News

: Parent Power

In this series of eight programmes Maureen O'Connor and Barry Turner (with your help) plot the crisis points of schooldays and arm you to make the best decisions along the way. This week:Your Child is About to Start SchoolWhat can you do to help?


Unknown: Maureen O'Connor
Unknown: Barry Turner
Producer: Frances Berrigan

: News

: Gardeners' Question Time

(A revised repeat of broadcast at 2.0 pm)

: Daily Service

NEM, P 89; I to the hills (BBC HB 459); Psalm 118, vv 1-14; Genesis 7, vv 12-17 and 8, vv 6-12 (RSV); Through the night of doubt (BBC HB 186)

: Morning Story

Coming South by CELIA DALE Read by Margot Boyd


Unknown: Celia Dale
Read By: Margot Boyd

: News

: Time for Action

(Broadcast on Sunday nt 7.15'

: Through My Window

joins Joyce Grenfell at her window, where she casts her eyes over the blackbirds and bats, people and plane trees of a London square. BBC Bristol medium wave onlu


Unknown: Joyce Grenfell

: News

: You and Yours

Presenters Sue Cook and Andy Price


Unknown: Andy Price

: Dr Finlay's Casebook

12.55Weather; programme news medium uave onlu

: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Widlake


Presented By: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Guest of the Week: Nerys Hughes, the lively Liver Bird
2.0-2.2 News feral Cats: Christabel King investigates the case of the domesticated cat gone wild.
A Pick of the Paperbacks: chosen by June Knox-Mawer and Edward Blishen.
Hedingham Harvest (2)
from 2.0


Presenter: Sue McGregor Guest: Nerys Hughes
Unknown: Christabel King
Unknown: Edward Blishen.

: Listen with Mother

Story:Nobody's Afraid of the Little Fat Duckby VERA RUSHBROOKE

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

The Cat and the Fiddle by JOHN ASHE and Eureka Pickles, Ltd. Est 1888. Prop: Gregory Symes , Esq. Main Product: Bene-Glad, the ' happiness ' food. Sales: Astronomical and growing.
What exactly is Bene-Glad? And how is Caroline, a perfectly innocent Burmese cat, involved? Melanie and Sam investigate ...
Directed by GLYN DEARMAN


Fiddle By: John Ashe
Unknown: Gregory Symes
Directed By: Glyn Dearman
Melanie Dent: With Sara Clee
Sam Spode: Christopher Guard
Gregory: Peter Woodthorpe
Jarrett: Andrew Branch
Dowling: Edward Kelsey
Marcia: Olwen Griffiths
Jenny: Bonnie Hurren
Mike: Gregory de Polnay

: Choral Evensong

from Hereford Cathedral
Versiclesand Responses (Lloyd Psalms 41, 42, 43 (Gauntlett, Goss, Porter)
Lessons: Ecclesiasticus 44, vv 1-15; 2 Corinthians 4, vv 5-12
Office hymn: The merits of the Saints (EH 182)
Canticles (Andrews in G)
Anthem: Beati quorum vis i Stanford)
Organist and Master of the Choristers ROY MASSEY
Sub organist ROBERT GREEN


Unknown: Roy Massey

: Story Time

Omar (3)

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Susannah Simons
5.55 Weather; programme news


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Susannah Simons

: My Word!

Dilys Powell and Frank Muir challenge Anne Scott-James and Denis Norden. In the Chair John Julius Norwich
Questions compiled by PETER MOORE. BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: Dilys Powell
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Anne Scott-James
Unknown: Denis Norden.
Unknown: John Julius Norwich
Unknown: Peter Moore.

: News

: The Archers

( Repeated: Thursday 1.30 pm)

: Checkpoint

Presented by Roger Cook


Presented By: Roger Cook

: The Reith Lectures

Christianity and the World
Order. 2: Ministers of Change The Rev Dr Edward Norman , Dean of Peterhouse, Cambridge, argues that in recent years there has been a large measure of Christian sympathy for Marxist movements seeking the replacement of the existing order in areas of South-East Asia, Southern Africa and Latin America. The preparedness of Christian opinion to follow the diagnosis of world issues propagated by left-wing political agencies was amply illustrated by the response to the Chilean coup in 1973. In his view it is the World Council of Churches that most specifically engages in the detailed application of contemporary political doctrines, with very questionable results.
(Rptd: Sun R3 and printed in the LISTENER dated 9 Not')


Unknown: Dr Edward Norman

: The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Fit the Second: after being saved from certain death during the demolition of the earth, Arthur Dent now faces a hopeless choice between meeting certain death in the vacuum of space or finding something pleasant to say about Vogon poetry. Starring
Peter Jones as The Book, with Simon Jones as Arthur Dent Geoffrey McGivern as Ford Prefect
Stephen Moore as Marvin Mark Wing-Davey as Zaphod Beeblebrox
Susan Sheridan as Trillian Bill Wallis as Vogon Captain and David Tate as Vogon Guard and Computer Special effects by the BBC Radiophonic Workshop


Unknown: Arthur Dent
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Simon Jones
Unknown: Arthur Dent
Unknown: Geoffrey McGivern
Unknown: Stephen Moore
Unknown: Marvin Mark Wing-Davey
Unknown: Zaphod Beeblebrox
Unknown: Susan Sheridan
Unknown: Trillian Bill Wallis
Unknown: David Tate
Written By: Douglas Adams
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins

: Nation to Nation

What is News?
Who should decide the contents of a newspaper or a radio bulletin: the State or the journalist? Should the definition of news value be changed according to the circumstances and attitudes of the people to whom information is addressed? These questions are at the heart of the growing debate about the ' relevance ' of the mass media to the Third World. They form the basis of a UNESCO report published this month. And they are discussed by a panel of contributors In the developed and developing world in this international discussion programme chaired by John Tusa.


Unknown: John Tusa.
Producer: Andrew Joynes

: Today in Synod

Gerald Prestland reports on today's proceedings in the General Synod of the Church of England.


Unknown: Gerald Prestland

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Paul Gambaccini Producer RICHARD BANNERMAN


Presenter: Paul Gambaccini
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: An Actor in His Time

Sir John Gielgud , in the third of 11 programmes. talks to JOHN MILLER about his life in the theatre.
3: Those Great Creatures
'Agate said that Mrs Patrick Campbell as Mrs Alving in Ghosts was like " the Lord Mayor's coach with nothing in it ". In the great scene when I have to tell her that I've got brain disease, she'd taught me most carefully how to say this line: " You must speak with a channel-steamer voice, Pinero showed me how to do it." And as I was saying it on the first performance, she turned round with her back to the audience and said: " Oh, I'm so hungry " - which wasn't exactly helpful:'


Unknown: Sir John Gielgud
Unknown: John Miller
Unknown: Mrs Patrick
Unknown: Mrs Alving
Producer: John Powell

: A Book at Bedtime

Tolstoy Remembered medium wave

: The Financial World Tonight

medium ware only

: News

Weather report and forecast followed by an interlude

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