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: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead with MIKE VESTEY including at
6-45* Prayer for the Day With SISTER JUDITH ELLEN
7.9. 8.0 Today's News Read by SUSAN DENNY
7 30. 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Mike Vestey
Unknown: Judith Ellen
Read By: Susan Denny

: Granny's Village



Unknown: Roger Mason

: News

: Mid-Week with Desmond Wilcox

plus Angela Rippon with a birthday interview of the week. and other familiar names playing unfamiliar roles in this live miscellany of reassuring entertainment, disturbing oddities and serious arguments.
From Glasgow. Fran Morrison: from Cardiff. Gerry Monte: and from Dublin. Frank Delaney, tell true stories of popular interest.
Live musical interludes and punctuations by THE BOWLES BROTHERS
A Start and Stop the Week team production


Unknown: Angela Rippon

: News

: I Never Knew the World was so Beautiful

Sheila Hocken was born with cataracts on both eyes. which increasingly clouded her vision throughout childhood and eventually she became blind. But. at the age of 30. she underwent an operation which resulted in her being able to see clearly for the first time in her life She talks to MARGARET HOWARD about the impact of sight and her reaction to a world she had never properly seen before.
(First broadcast in 1976)


Unknown: Sheila Hocken
Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: Thena Heshel

: Daily Service

NEM, p 42; In the bleak mid-winter (BBC HB 51); Psalm 122; Colossians 1, v 24 to 2. v 5 (RSV); To us in Bethlem City (BBC HB 315)

: Morning Story

Snacks. Hot and Cold by ALLEN WEEDON
Read by Roger Hume
' Every morning it was the same. Until she knew the soft rolls had arrived Nora couldn concentrate on anything else.'
Producer JANE MARSHALL BBC Birmingham


Read By: Roger Hume
Producer: Jane Marshall

: The Sublime Elysium

' Nobody had informed me that at one view I should see a palace. a town. a iortified city. temples on high places, woods worthy of being each a metropolis of the Druids, the noblest lawn in the world fenced by half the horizon and a mausoleum that would tempt one to he buried alive.'
Michael Oliver visits Castle Howard , the great house in Yorkshire, and the first building designed by the playwright Sir John Van brugh in 1699-his genius now ' hugely turned to architecture
With George Howard. Christian Howard. Sir Hugh Casson , Sir John Summerson. Geofrey Beard. John Cornforth. Mark Girouard. Patrick Nuttgens and Laurence Whistler.
A Kaleidoscope production (Revised repeat)


Unknown: Michael Oliver
Unknown: Castle Howard
Unknown: Sir John Van
Unknown: George Howard.
Unknown: Christian Howard.
Unknown: Hugh Casson
Unknown: Sir John Summerson.
Unknown: John Cornforth.
Unknown: Mark Girouard.
Unknown: Patrick Nuttgens
Unknown: Laurence Whistler.
Producer: John Powell

: Listen with Mother

Story: Albert the Traction Engine Goex to the Fair by BETTY CULCHETH t Repeal)

: News

: You and Yours

Including today:
The BBC Shopping Basket Presenters Sue Cook and Andy Price


Unknown: Andy Price

: The 27-YearItch

12.55 Weather: programme news: long wave only

: The World at One: News

Presented hy Robin Day

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
A Touch of the John Currys: FRANCES BERTHEL-SEN talks to some budding ice-skaters.
Antiquated Vocabulary: HONOR WYATT admits to being not ' with it '.
Talking Point: opinions and ideas ...
Back Pain: MAUREEN CALVIN reports on unorthodox methods of treatment. Moon's Ottery <7)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor

: News

: Parliament in Profile

Four programmes on how Parliament works. Presented by Anthony Howard with the help of recordings from the 1978 proceedings of Parliament. 2: The Public Interest
Much of Parliament's business appears to be of more interest to the professional politician than to the outsider. But there are some occasions of public concern when debates can make or break reputations - and even governments.
Producer GRAHAM T4YAR (Programme 3: Tuesday)


Presented By: Anthony Howard

: Afternoon Theatre: Ginty

by D. Gregory Lyone with Susan Sheridan as Ginty Stratton
Bob: "...Did you, Ginty? Did you? You're 15. Ginty. 15! There's laws about men like him: Laws.... you know that? Laws!"
Ginty: "He didn't know how old I was!"
BBC Birmingham


Writer: D. Gregory Lyons
Directed By: Michael Rolfe
Ginty Stratton: Susan Sheridan
Bob Stratton: John Hollis
Jessie Stratton: Hilda Fenemore
Mandy Stratton/Sue: Elizabeth Proud
Coroner's Officer/Mark: Graham Weston
Landlord: Ralph Lawton
Jocelyn/Woman PC: Jane Galloway
Andy: John Bull
Keith: Michael Harbour

: Story Time

1066 And All That (3)

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Susannah Simons
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Susannah Simons

: Quote ... Unquote

The quotations game in which Rob Buckman , Anna Ford. Spike Milligan and Terry Wogan are quizzed on sayings funny, famous and fatuous - taken from the printed page. the spoken word. and the handwritten letter from you. the listener.
There is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about with quotations.'
IKENNETH GRAHfME, misquoted)
Quotations read by Ronald Fletcher
Devised and presented by Nigel Rees


Unknown: Rob Buckman
Unknown: Anna Ford.
Unknown: Spike Milligan
Unknown: Terry Wogan
Read By: Ronald Fletcher
Presented By: Nigel Rees
Producers: John Lloyd
Producers: Geoffrey Perkins

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated, Friday 1.40)

: Time for Verse

The tenth of 13 programmes in which Kingslcy Amis introduces poems from The New Oxford Book of Light Verse.
The poems in this programme are all by JOHN BETJEMAN
(Repeated: Sat at 11.20 am)


Introduces: Kingslcy Amis
Unknown: John Betjeman
Unknown: Readers Hugh Dickson
Unknown: Heaiher Bell

: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

leader FELIX KOK conducted bv
Edward Downes
Joseph Kalichstein (piano) direct from The Town Hall. Birmingham Part 1
Wagner Overture: The Flying Dutchman
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 3. in c minor


Leader: Felix Kok
Unknown: Edward Downes
Piano: Joseph Kalichstein

: The Importance of Being Irish

Castles in the Air - or Wherever
An Englishman's home is his castle. Or his fortress? Frank Delaney has come from the country where the castle symbolised oppression and the fortress mentality.


Unknown: Frank Delaney


Part 2 Brahms
Symphony No 1, in c minor
BBC Birmingham

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Michael Oliver Producer DAVID PERRY
9.59 Weather


Presenter: Michael Oliver
Producer: David Perry

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: Any Answers?

A selection of listeners' le-tters continuing the discussion in last Friday's Any Questions? Introduced bv David Jacobs
Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Brislof


Unknown: David Jacobs
Producer: Carole Stone

: A Book at Bedtime

The Slave 44) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Unforgettables

A selection of music for late-night listening.

: News

Weather report; forecast

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