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: Today

Introduced by Brian Bedhead
With LIBBY PURVES Including at
6.45* Prayer for the Day With MARY BRAY
7.0 and 8.0 Today's News Read by PETER DONALDSON
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45' Thought for the Day


Introduced By: Brian Bedhead
Introduced By: With Libby Purves
Unknown: Mary Bray
Read By: Peter Donaldson

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

Mind Matters
The potential of the human brain is enormous - but we aU underuse it, perhaps by as much as 99 per cent. Research into its workings suggests many ways we can improve its functioning in areas like memory, concentration, creativity and learning. To find out what scientists have discovered about the brain so far and how you can apply that knowledge, put your questions to Tony Buzan. In the chair
Sue MacGregor
Produced by the Woman's Hour Unit.
Lines are open from 8.0 am long wave only from 9.40


Unknown: Tony Buzan.

: News

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: Local Time

A chance for network listeners to hear some of the material from local and regional broadcasting, selected and presented by Bob Langley. Producer JANE MARSHALL BBC Birmingham long wave only


Unknown: Bob Langley.
Producer: Jane Marshall

: Daily Service

NEM page 34; Jesus, where'er thy people meet (BBC HB 263); Psalm 114; Isaiah 40, vv 21-31 (AV); Christ, above all glory seated (BBC HB 121)

: Morning Story

A Rip-off at St Moritz by DOUGLAS RAILTON
Read by Barry Warren
The prize for the downhill ski-race that year was 50,000 marks; and not many doubted that Eddie Wagner the American entrant had the event in his pocket. long wave only


Read By: Barry Warren
Unknown: Eddie Wagner

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Barrable's Caper by PETER RUSSELL with Barry Evans as Dave Young Dave is having a lean spell, so he gets a job. He's quietly building this wall in this garden when the lady of the house asks him in for this drink; and before he knows where he is, he's blackmailed into helping out with the perfect robbery. But there is also this dog, a basenji, that can' bark. The alibi is impeccable. Or is it?


Unknown: Peter Russell
Unknown: Barry Evans
Unknown: Dave Young Dave
Directed By: David Spenser
Barrable: Peter Baldwin
Fiona: Sandra Clark
Ginny: June Tobin
Craven: Eric Allan
Det-Sgt Gillespie: Tim Bentinck

: Farm Chat

Whenever a couple of farmers get together, they tend to talk shop. David Richardson , who grows crops and keeps pigs in Norfolk, and Michael Clark , who milks cows and tends sheep in Avon. are no exception. The first of four opportunities to eavesdrop as they lean over a gate.
Producer ANTHONY PARKIN BBC Birmingham long wave only


Unknown: David Richardson
Unknown: Michael Clark
Producer: Anthony Parkin

: Listen with Mother

Story: Lost and Found by JOAN WYATT long wave only


Unknown: Joan Wyatt

: News

: You and Yours

Presenters Nancy Wise and Bill Breckon


Unknown: Bill Breckon

: Desert Island Discs

Joan Fontaine , the star who has appeared in many films including Rebecca, Jane Eyre and Tender is the Night, chooses the records she would take to a desert island and discusses them With ROY PLOMLEY.
12.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Joan Fontaine
Unknown: Jane Eyre
Unknown: Roy Plomley.
Producer: Derek Drescher

: The World at One: News

and voices and topics in and behind the headlines Presented by

: The Archers

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: News

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: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Small is Beautiful?: HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and others talk to DAVID HAWKSZORTH about the practical and genetic aspects of breeding miniature animais.
Reading Your Letters.
Good Taste: Reflections by ANNE JONES.
Night Owls: JENNY THOMP SON goes shopping at midnight.
Answering Your Questions: Replies to some of those received but not aired in recent Tuesday Call programmes.
The Tiger In the Smoke (7) long wave only


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: David Hawkszorth
Unknown: Anne Jones.
Unknown: Jenny Thomp

: News

: Questions to the Prime Minister

Live from the House of Commons

: Vanity Fair

A novel without a hero by WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY with and and Alec McCowen at Thackeray
9: Changed Fortunes
In which the Manager of our Performance, the Puppet Master, brings back two of his major puppets from the mysterious East, the good William Dobbin and the Fat Collector of Bogley Wollah. Fortunes change for our two heroines. Becky receives a severe warning in Naples; and Vanity Fair looses one of its most brilliant ornaments. with and Henry Knowles as the Observer and the memory of George Osborne
4.30 Announcements


Unknown: William Makepeace Thackeray
Unknown: Alec McCowen
Unknown: George Osborne
Directed By: David Spenser
Becky: Sarah Badel
Amelia: Petra Markham
Mr Osborne: Stephen Murray
Joseph Sedley: Timothy West
William Dobbin: Sean Barrett
Mr Sedley: Richard Hurndall
Mr Clapp: Roger Hammond
Mrs Clapp: Sheila Grant
Polly Clapp: Susan Colgrave
Jane Osborne: Amanda Murray
Hicks/Fiche: John Gabriel
Choppe/landlord: Jonathan Scott
Young Georgy: Simon Richmond

: Story Time

The Master of Ballantrae(7)

: PM

The news magazine Presented by Robert Williams and Susannah Simons
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5.55 Weather, programme news


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Susannah Simons

: The Six O'Clock News

Financial Report

: The Peter Hudson Show

starring Peter Hudson with his individual brand of humour and song, aided and abetted by LOIS LANE with the MAX HARRIS ORCHESTRA
Producer RICHARD WILLCOX (Repeated: Thurs 12.27)


Unknown: Peter Hudson
Unknown: Lois Lane
Unknown: Max Harris
Producer: Richard Willcox

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wed 1.40 pm)

: File on 4

Presented by Peter Oppenheimer
Current events, attitudes and opinions, at home and abroad - with reports by STEVE BRADSHAW and DAVID HENSHAW.
Editor COLIN ADAMS BBC Manchester


Presented By: Peter Oppenheimer
Unknown: Steve Bradshaw
Unknown: David Henshaw.
Editor: Colin Adams

: A Farthing for a Butterfly

1 I never expected to hear a coxcomb ask 200 guineas for flinging a pot of paint in the public's face.' (JOHN RUSKIN ) 'What greater sarcasm can Mr Ruskin pass upon himself than that he preaches to young men what he cannot perform? '
One hundred years ago this week, Whistler sued
Ruskin for libel over his criticism of Nocturne in Black and Gold - The Falling Rocket when it was exhibited in London at the ' Greenery-yallery Grosvenor Gallery '. The two-day trial was a tragicomedy which emphasised the breach that was being driven between the avant-garde artist and the public - a breach which has continued to this day.
The story is told by Eleanor Bron , with David March as Whistler John Franklyn-Robbins as Ruskin and Julian Glover as The Attorney General Other parts played by: PETER WILLIAMS , HAROLD KASKET , PHILIP SULLY , GAVIN CAMPBELL , TIMOTHY BATESON , ANDREW BRANCH, ROY SPENCER, GREGORY DE POLNAY, BRUCE BEEBY , BILL MONKS and MALCOLM GERARD.
(Julian Glover is a member of the RSO


Unknown: John Ruskin
Unknown: Mr Ruskin
Unknown: McNeill Whistler
Told By: Eleanor Bron
Unknown: David March
Unknown: Whistler John Franklyn-Robbins
Unknown: Julian Glover
Played By: Peter Williams
Played By: Harold Kasket
Played By: Philip Sully
Played By: Gavin Campbell
Played By: Timothy Bateson
Unknown: Bruce Beeby
Unknown: Malcolm Gerard.
Written By: David Thompson
Producer: Patricia Brent
Unknown: Julian Glover

: The Quiet Epidemic

One in ten of the old people in the United Kingdom suffers from dementia - a progressive disease of the brain that causes erosion of personality and eventually leads to death.
Richard Fisher examines the biological nature of the dementias and investigates the effects they induce in the brains of the sufferers.
Contributors include PRO
(First broadcast on Radio 3)


Unknown: Richard Fisher
Unknown: Fessors Thomas Arie
Unknown: Alan Davison
Unknown: A. N. Exton-Smith
Unknown: J. A. N. Corsellis
Unknown: Dr W. A. Lishman
Producer: David Paterson

: Kaleidoscope

A nightly review of books, films, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.
Presenter Michael Oliver Producer CHRIS SWANN
9.59 Weather


Presenter: Michael Oliver
Producer: Chris Swann

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: You've Got to be Joking


: A Book at Bedtime

On the Eve (2) long trat'e only

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's International Business Report; Market Trends long wave only

: News

Weather report: forecast followed by an interlude

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