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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presented by Brian Red -head in London and John Timpson in Cardiff
6.45* Prayer for the Day with MARY BRAY
7.0. 8.0 Today's News Read by HARRIET CASS
7.30. 8.30 News headlines
7.4.5. Thought for the Day


Presented By: Brian Red
Presented By: John Timpson
Unknown: Mary Bray
Read By: Harriet Cass

: News

: The Living World

A magazine edition in which we catch up on events and ideas that are changing our understanding of the actions - and interactions - of living things.
Introduced by Peter France
Producer BRIAN LEITH BBC Bristol
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Introduced By: Peter France
Producer: Brian Leith

: Parent Power

Schools are substitute parents for about 12,000 hours of your child's life. 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: Careers
The aim of school is said to he preparation for life, hut can it prepare you for a career?
Parents' comments, questions, criticisms and contributions welcomed. Producer
FRANCES BERRIGAR long leave only


Unknown: Frances Berrigar

: News

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: Gardeners' Question Time

visits Buckinghamshire where members of the Aylesbury Gardening Society put their questions to FRED LOADS
BILL SOWERBUTTS and PROFESSOR AI.AN GEMMELL Questionmaster KEN FORD BBC Manchester i A revised repeat of Sunday's broadcast at 2.0 pm) long wave only

: Daily Service

NEM, page :J8; Jesus shall reign where'er the sun (BBC HB 460); Canticle 12; Isaiah 42, vv 1-9 (AV): Christ for the world we sing', (BBC HB 172)

: Morning Story

We All Begin in a Little Magazine by NORMAN LEVINE (abridged)
Read by Jon Glover


Unknown: Norman Levine
Read By: Jon Glover

: You, The Jury

A series in which current and controversial issues are put on trial before Dick Taverne. QC. and a jury in Broadcasting Mouse, London.
This evening's proposition: The wearing of seat belts should be made compulsory
It is proposed by The lion Greville Janner , QC. MP and opposed by Norman Tcbbit. MP Producer KAY EVANS
( Broadcast Sunday at 7.15) long wave only


Unknown: Dick Taverne.
Unknown: Greville Janner
Unknown: Norman Tcbbit.
Producer: Kay Evans

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Great Big Hair-out by JOYCE WILLIAMS long wave only


Unknown: Joyce Williams

: News

: You and Yours

Presenters Nanev Wist and Bill Breckon


Presenters: Nanev Wist
Presenters: Bill Breckon

: Dr Finlay's Casebook

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: The World at One:News

Presented by Robin Day


Presented By: Robin Day

: The Archers

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: News

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: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Guest of the Week: Germaine Greer
Reveating The Plot: ROSA-LIND MORRIS visits a London allotment where the holders have gardened since the First World War.
' Children's Books and Writers: ELAINE MOSS and BERNARD ASHLEY review a selection for Christmas. TheTlger in the Smoke (8) long wave only


Unknown: Germaine Greer
Unknown: Lind Morris
Unknown: Elaine Moss

: News

: Afternoon Theatre: Chains

by Conor Parrington
'...they gave me the strappado yesterday. Tied my wrists and hung me from the vestry beam. Lift and drop: big jerk: 40 times; ligaments all torn.' 'Brutal! Why?'
'My chains fell off, something strange about the chains. Keep an eye on yours. The chains! '
BBC Northern Ireland


Writer: Conor Parrington
Musical Director: John Anderson
Director: Robert Cooper
Governor: Bill Hunter
Chief Warder: Harry Beety
Warder/Shuckert: John Hewitt
Basafo: Lionel Ngakane
Guring/Driver: Wolsey Gracey
McEntagart: Maurice O'Callaghan
Kuolomainen/Conzalez: Mark Mulholland
Stepanovitch/Gizzard: Joe McPartland
Archhimandrite: Allan McClelland
Minister: Harold Goldblatt

: Choral Evensong

from Paisley Abbey
Introit: Doctor Bonus Amicus Dei Andreas (Victoria)
Responses: 'George Mc Phee )
Psalms: 142, 143 (Cambridge, Howellsi
Lessons: Isaiah 42, vv 1-9; St John 1, vv 35-47
Canticles iRubbra in A flat)
Anthem: Faire is the Heaven i Harris)
Hymn: Jesus calls us! (CH3: 211) Precentor
THE REV JOHNSTON R. MCKAY Organist and Master of the Choristers
Assistant organist JOHN LANGDON BBC Scotland


Unknown: George Mc Phee
Organist: Johnston R. McKay
Organist: John Langdon

: Story Time

The Master of Balhintrae 8)

: PM

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

: My Word!

Devised by TONY SHRYANE and EDWARD .1. MASON Dilys Pawell and Frank Muir challenge
Anne Scott-James and Denis Nerden In the chair
JOHN Julius Nerwich
Questions compiled by PETER MOORE
BBC Birm\ingham
(Repeated: Fri 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: Mason Dilys Pawell
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Anne Scott-James
Unknown: Denis Nerden
Unknown: John Julius Nerwich
Unknown: Peter Moore

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated. Thurs 1.40 pm)

: Checkpoint

A weekly investigation into accusations of unfairness, fraud and injustice.
Presented by Roger Cook (Repeated: Thurs 10.5 am)


Presented By: Roger Cook

: The Reith Lectures

Christianity and the World Order
5: Not Peace, but a Sword The Rev Dr Edward Norman. Dean of Peterhouse, Cambridge, takes the view that modern Christian leaders are all tolerance when it comes to departures from traditional religious doctrine. But they are ferocious when it comes to departures from the canons of political liberalism over such issues as majority rule in South Africa. Does the preoccupation of Christian liberals with racism in South Africa tend to destroy one system with little prospect of establishing a satisfactory alternative?

: The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Fit the Fith: sent to find the Ultimate Question to Life. The Universe and Everything. Arthur Dent and his companion have been cornered by two humane cops who, nevertheless, have left them in a certain death situation. starring Peter Jones as The Book with Anthony Sharp as Garkhit and Zarquon and Roy lludd as ' Compère at the Restaurant at the end of the Universe and Simon Jones as Arthur Dent
Geoffrey McGivern as Ford Prefect
Mark Wing-Davey as Zaphod Beeblebrox Susan Sheridan as Trillian Stephen Moore as Marvin Special effects by the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Written by DOUGLAS ADAMS with the assistance of JOHN LLOYD. Producer


Unknown: Arthur Dent
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Anthony Sharp
Unknown: Simon Jones
Unknown: Arthur Dent
Unknown: Geoffrey McGivern
Unknown: Mark Wing-Davey
Unknown: Zaphod Beeblebrox
Unknown: Susan Sheridan
Unknown: Trillian Stephen Moore
Written By: Douglas Adams
Unknown: John Lloyd.
Unknown: Geoffrey Perkins

: Analysis

Trading Our Future Presented by John Eidinow
The Bonn Summit in July set a mid-December deadline for the completion of the most complex international trade negotiations ever held so far. Initiated five years ago, the ' Tokyo Round ' at Gatt Headquarters in Geneva, could set the pattern for world trade in the 1980s. How much free trade can we afford? Can growing protectionist pressures be resisted? Is there a serious threat of a trade war? What would be the economic and political rewards, or costs of success or failure?
Producer WILLIAM CRAWLEY (Repeated: Thurs 11.0am)


Presented By: John Eidinow
Producer: William Crawley

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Gambaceinl
9.59 Weather


Unknown: Paul Gambaceinl
Producer: Carroll Moore

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: An Actor in his Time

Sir John Gielgud in the sixth of 11 programmes. talks to JOHN MILLER about his life in the theatre. 6: Time for Everything
' I think the English are so good at practical jokes. or they used to be - of course, the Edwardians were mad about practical jokes. My mother once told me that W. S. Gilbert , who was supposed to be such a funny man, took them on his yacht and tied all their pigtails to 'he chairs and then said, " Look at that shark ' and they all jumped up from their chairs and were nearly decapitated, which I don' think is funny at all, but it rather goes in the same mood of Edward VII and Queen Alexandra playing clumps and all those ridiculous things they did in those country houses in Edwardian times.'


Unknown: Sir John Gielgud
Unknown: John Miller
Unknown: W. S. Gilbert
Producer: John Powell

: A Book at Bedtime

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: The Financial World Tonight

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: News

Weather report: forecast followed by an interlude

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