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: News Briefing

News, weather, papers, sport

: Farming Week

A regional view of farming in the week ahead.
Presented from East Anglia by DAVID RICHARDSON BBC Norwich
6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only


Unknown: David Richardson

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead with LIBBY PURVES including at
6.45* Prayer for the Day with THE REV LESLIE STOKES
7.0. 8.0 Today's News Read by HARRIET CASS
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought jor the Day


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: The Rev Leslie Stokes
Read By: Harriet Cass

: The Week on 4

A look ahead with Moira Stuart


Unknown: Moira Stuart

: James Cameron

reflects on life in and out of the Sound Archives

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

The live talk programme which takes its own distinctive look at some of the topics and personalities of the forthcoming week.
Studio guests join Mavis Nicholson, Kenneth Robinson and Fritz Spiegl for an unpredictable 55 minutesofargument,humour and some music. all of which is intended to start your week off in fine style.


Presenter: Richard Baker
Unknown: Mavis Nicholson
Unknown: Kenneth Robinson
Unknown: Fritz Spiegl
Producer: Ian R. Gardhouse

: News

: Wildlife

: Daily Service

NEM, p 97; Almighty God. thy word is cast (BBC HB 188); Psalm 33, vv 1-12; Luke 20, v 41 to 21, " 9 (av); 0 Word of God Incarnate (BBC HB 191)

: Morning Story

Life, Leopold and the Pursuit of Vegetables by VIRGINIA S. NEWLIN Read by Eva Haddon
1 " Quiche of the evening, beautiful quiche." Patricia crooned as she took the golden crusty thing from the oven. But Leopold thought otherwise.' Producer MITCH RAPER


Unknown: Virginia S. Newlin
Read By: Eva Haddon
Producer: Mitch Raper

: Round the World in a Bustle

A programme based an the diaries and books of Miss C. F. Gordon Cumming , who travelled round the world at a time when most Victorian women were confined to the drawing-room. with Marjorie Westbury as Miss Gordon Cumming Narrator
' How to proceed with the mysteries of a morning toilette was really a serious consideration with all these Indian bearers flitting about.... Before I was half dressed, in came another relay and stood salaaming in solemn silence, waiting for orders, which, of course, I was unable to give, so could only stare at them admiringly.'
The programme is compiled and produced by CHRISTOPHER VENNING


Unknown: Miss C. F. Gordon Cumming
Unknown: Marjorie Westbury
Narrator: Miss Gordon Cumming
Narrator: Christopher Vennino
Produced By: Christopher Venning

: Listen with Mother

Story: Silly Billy Willy and the Roses by ANNE WELLINGTON


Unknown: Billy Willy
Unknown: Anne Wellington

: News

: You and Yours

News and information that affects the way you live.
Including today:
The World of Work with MARGARET KORVING Presenters Nancy Wise and Bill Breekon


Unknown: Bill Breekon
Editor: John Turtle

: Brain of Britain 1979

A nationwide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete to become this year's Brain of Britain.
Chairman Robert Robinson 6: South of England (2)
DAVID southern, Lecturer (Kent); ELIZABETH BOUCHER , Bank Official (Kent); IAN SEWELl. , Printer (Oxford): ARTHUR GERARD , Retired Civil Servant (Kent)
Including Beat the Brains in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants
Devised by JOHN p. WYNN Questions set by IAN GILLIES and JOAN CLARK Producer Richard edis
(Repeated: Thurs 6.30 pm)
12.55 Weather: programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Elizabeth Boucher
Unknown: Ian Sewell.
Unknown: Arthur Gerard
Unknown: John P. Wynn
Unknown: Ian Gillies
Unknown: Joan Clark
Producer: Richard Edis

: The World at One: News

Presenter Brian Widlak * Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presenter: Brian Widlak
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Archers

(Droadcusl on Fri at 7.5)
1.55 Shipping forecast

: News

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Entertainment Round-up: cordon now reporting. Reading Your Letters.
Old Girls Together: ANNE BROWN meets the class of 49 from Hutchesons Grammar School in Glasgow, which still meets regularly once a month.
How to Succeed in an Intcrrietc: suggestions (and bluffs) from MARGARET korving.
KestrelsInThe Kitchen (6) Editor WYN KNOWLES


Unknown: Anne Brown
Editor: Wyn Knowles

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

The Diary of a Scoundrel adapted by Rodney ackland from the comedy by ALEXANDER OSTROVSKY


Adapted By: Rodney Ackland
Comedy By: Alexander Ostrovsky

: Story Time

Animal Farm (.6)

: PM

Presented by Gordon Clough and Joan Bakewell Editor DEREK LEWIS
5.58 Shipping forecast long tcacc only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Presented By: Joan Bakewell
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: The Burkiss Way

The former radio show
Lesson 35: Remember The Burkiss Way starring
Jo Kendall Nigel Rees
Chris Emmett Fred Harris written by ANDREW MARSHALL and DAVID RENWICK Producer


Unknown: Jo Kendall
Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Chris Emmett
Unknown: Fred Harris
Written By: Andrew Marshall
Written By: David Renwick
Unknown: David Hatch

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tues 1.40 pm)

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC Correspondents throughout the world talk about the countries they work in - the politics and the people.


Producer: Paddy O'Keeffe

: The Dybbuk

by S. Ansky translated by Henry G. Alsberg and Winifred Katzin
Music composed by Stephen Deutsch with
Why, from highest height To deepest depth below, Has the soul fallen?
Within itself, the Fall Contains the Resurrection.
Chassidism was the last great religious movement in Jewry of Eastern Europe, and was founded by the holy Rabbi Balshem in the 18th century.
The action of The Dybbuk takes place in a small Chassidic village in
Russia at the turn of the century. The study of the mystic Kabala was common to all the men of the community and life in Miropol hovers between two worlds - the real world and that of supernatural forces.
Leah is about to be married when she becomes possessed by a spirit - a dybbuk: who is this dybbuk? Why does he refuse to leave her? Can he be exorcised? adapted for radio and directed by LIANE AUKIN


Author: S. Ansky
Translated by: Henry G. Alsberg
Translated by: Winifred Katzin
Music composed by: Stephen Deutsch
Directed By: Liane Aukin
Leah: Angela Pleasence
Channon: Anton Lesser
Rabbi Azrael: Cyril Snaps
Sender: David de Keyser
The Haggid: Michael Poole
Frade: Margery Mason
Reb Schmelke: Benny Lee
Reb Dov: Martin Friend
Reb Aaron: Harold Kasket
Meyer: Leonard Fenton
Hannah Esther: Hilda Kriseman
Chennoch: David Graham
Gittel: Julla A Swift
Rabbi Samson: John Gabriel
Rabbi Mendel: Danny Schiller
Menashe: Tim Stern
Reb Nachman: David Graham
Beggar woman: Tammy Ustinov

: Musical Journeys in Indonesia

In the third of four programmes, Jack Body introduces some of the music he has recorded in Indonesia and describes various aspects of life there.
3: Music for Children


Unknown: Jack Body

: Kaleidoscope

A nightly review of books, films, plays. broadcasting, music and exhibitions.
Presenter Paul Vaughan Producer chris SWANN
9.59 Weather


Presenter: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Chris Swann

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting with voices and opinions from around the world. Editor ALASTAIR OSBORNE


Unknown: Douglas Stuart
Editor: Alastair Osborne

: Perspective

In tracing some of the political and social trends in Britain since the last war, George Scott talks to the people who were central to the most significant changes and invites them to view, with the benefit of hindsight, their personal part in events.
Edward Hollamby , Director of Architecture and Planning for Lambeth and former Senior Architect with the London County Council, talks about the change in the urban landscape since the Second World War.
Producer JANE MARSHALL BBC Birmingham


Talks: George Scott
Unknown: Edward Hollamby
Producer: Jane Marshall

: A Book at Bedtime

The King of the Barbareens by JANET IIITCHMAN abridged for radio in ten parts by the author Read by Elizabeth Proud (1)
This is an autobiography of an orphan passed from one foster home to another, longing for love and always ruining her own chances by her defiant attitude. Producer


Unknown: Janet Iiitchman
Read By: Elizabeth Proud
Unknown: Christopher Venning

: The Financial WorM Tonight

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

: News

Weather report; forecast followed by an Interlude

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