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: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead
With LIBBY PURVES including at
6.45* Prayer for the Day With FR ERIC DOYLE
7.8, 8.0 Today's News Read by JOHN MARSH
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day Book: Thoughts, Prayers, Reflections by Peggay Makins , £1.35 from bookshops :


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: With Libby Purves
Unknown: Fr Eric Doyle
Read By: John Marsh
Unknown: Peggay Makins

: Graham Greene Stories

.'The short story for the novelist is often a form of escape from having to live with a character for years on end ... I can look at them quickly as I would look at an album of snapshots taken on many different holidays.'
1: A Shocking Accident Read by Richard Pasco -abridged by MYRA BEATON
My father was kined by a pig.'
' Really? In India? No, in Italy.'
Producer JANE MARSHALL BBC Birmingham


Read By: Richard Pasco
Abridged By: Myra Beaton
Producer: Jane Marshall

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

when he and the regulars, Mavis Nicholson. Dr Rob Buckman and Kenneth Robinson , are among those helping to find antidotes to that Monday morning feeling. Producer IAN R. GARDHOUSE


Unknown: Mavis Nicholson.
Unknown: Dr Rob Buckman
Unknown: Kenneth Robinson
Producer: Ian R. Gardhouse

: News

: Wildlife

(B'cast on Sat at 11.30 am)

: Daily Service

NEM. p 58; Be near us, Holy Trinity (BBC HB 165); Canticle 2; Romans 1, vv 13-25 (RSV); Bright the vision (BBC HB 269)

: Through My Window

Johnny Morris stops for a moment and ponders over the view from the windo'v of his Berkshire home.
BBC Bristol


Unknown: Johnny Morris

: And Then We Wrote ...

Michael Flanders and Donald Swann welcome you to a party to hear how some of their hitherto unrecorded hit songs came to be written. And with the help of their friends, PAT LANCASTER , CHARLOTTE MITCHELL, ANNE ROGERS and julian orchard, they run through these pre- Hat' revue numbers from
' Oranges and Lemons ', ' Penny Plain ', ' Airs on a Shoestring ' and ' Fresh Airs '
Compiled and produced by JOHN DYAS
(First broadcast in 1974)


Unknown: Michael Flanders
Unknown: Donald Swann
Unknown: Pat Lancaster
Unknown: Anne Rogers
Produced By: John Dyas

: The Countryside in May

Introduced by WynfordVaughan-Thomas In 1818 the Mellon family left County Tyrone to find a new life in North America where they founded a bank. Now the family have re-established an American folk park in their native Ulster and JOHN BENNETT has been learning something about' pioneering history.
May finds the rocky islet of the Calf of Man carpeted with bluebells and a staging post for hundreds of migrating birds.-PETER JENNINGS talks abo.ut his life as National Trust Warden there.
HARRY SOAN, expert on the Midlands agricultural scene, reflects on the changing sartorial styles of the Outdoor worker, and ERIC SIMMS watches the sea-birds on the coast of north-east Scotland.
Rather more domesticated is the bird which. MARTIN MUNCASTER has found in Surrey - an owl rearing its young in the sideboard of a house - and KEITH ALLAN looks at the wild goatherds of the Cheviots. Producer DON MOSEY BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Tues 8.0 pm)


Unknown: John Bennett
Talks: Peter Jennings
Unknown: Martin Muncaster
Unknown: Keith Allan

: Brain of Britain 1979

A nationwide general knowledge contest
Chairman Robert Robinson 11: North of England (1)
KEN GUMBLEY, Solicitor (West Yorkshire); SIMON ST QUINTIN , Bus Driver (Yorkshire); JANET BARKER (Liverpool); DAVID CALD-WELL, Writer (Cumbria)
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: Simon St Quintin
Unknown: Janet Barker
Unknown: John P. Wynn
Unknown: Ian Gillies
Unknown: Joan Clark
Producer: Richard Edis

: The World at One: News

Presenter, Brian Widlake


Presenter: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Woman's Hour

with Sue MacGreger
Talking Point: GAIL DUFF and PHIL DRABBLE discuss country lore.
Better Safe than Sorry: PETER EVANS helps you avoid those holiday medical problems.
Encore: JACK DE MANIO meets again a guest from Jack de Manio Precisely. 6: DAVID TAYLOR , ZOO Vet. Stories by W. Somerset Maugham 3. The Verger Editor


Unknown: Gail Duff
Unknown: Phil Drabble
Unknown: Peter Evans
Unknown: Jack de Manio
Unknown: Jack de Manio
Unknown: David Taylor
Unknown: Wyn Knowles

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Colder than of Late by KEN WHITMORE
. ' There's a bonfire up the toad. People linking hands and Circling round the about pagan
. rites! ' '
Even if the villagers have been tortured by a vindictive, spireful, grasping woman. Supt Baxter does not expect her murder to be a cause for celebration.
Directed by ALFRED BRADLEY BBC Manchester


Unknown: Ken Whitmore
Unknown: Supt Baxter
Directed By: Alfred Bradley
Sarah Minshull: Judith Barker
Norman Minshull/George Sarum: Ruselle Dixon
Martha Murrain: Sheila Price
Det Supt Baxter: John Franklyn-Robbins
Peter/Sgt Titus: John Jardine
Stanley Grinton: Harry Beety
The Rev Arthur Sinico: Ronald Herdman
Charlotte Perigorde/Susan Sarum.: Heather Stoney
Dr Dunsany/Rose: Bonnie Hurren

: Story Time: Vile Bodies: 1: Return to England

by Evelyn Waugh, abridged for radio in ten parts by Donald Bancroft
Read by Robert Powell
'Two minutes before the advertised time of departure a young man came on board. He was carrying his own bag, which was disagreeably heavy, because he had no money left in francs and very little left in anything else. He had been in Paris writing a book and was coming home be cause, in the Course of his correspondence, he had got engaged to be married. His name was Adam Fenwick-Symes.'
BBC Manchester


Author: Evelyn Waugh
Abridged by: Donald Bancroft
Reader: Robert Powell
Director: Tony Cliff

: PM

The news magazine Presented by Gordon Clough and Joan Bakewell
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news


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

: The Burkiss Way

The former radio show
Lesson 39: Repeat Yourself the Burkiss Way
Starring Jo Kendall, Nigel Rees, Chris Emmett and Fred Harris
(Repeated: Wed 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Jo Kendall
Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Chris Emmett
Written By: Andrew Mar
Written By: David Renwick

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated; Tues 1.40 pm)

: The Monday Play: Constant Hot Water

by William Fox
with Jeremy Irons, Anna Massey, Charles Gray, Madeline Smith and James Villiers
The third in a sequence of plays concerning the fortunes and misfortunes of the young subaltern Charles Willoughby. From King Farouk's Egypt he is posted to Italy and after the peace is painfully involved in the re-settlement of refugees. Chastened by his experiences, he returns to postwar England and a section of society that closes its eyes to any form of change. Events that may seem funny on the surface have a different effect upon the thinking man - and ex-actor Willoughby has learnt to think.


Writer: William Fox
Director: John Tydeman
Charles Willoughby: Jeremy Irons
Charity Rainham: Anna Massey
James Brady: James Villiers
Clarissa Grey: Madeline Smith
Uncle Willie: Charles Gray
Claudia: Rita Giovannini
The Marquesa: Margaret Ward
Harold: Philip Voss
Belle: June Tobin
Reuben: Leonard Fenton
Col Bumford: William Fox
Warrant Officer Benson: Manning Wilson
Ex BBC Announcer: Alvar Lidell
Other parts played by: Peter Baldwin
Other parts played by: John Bull
Other parts played by: Gordon Dulieu
Other parts played by: Eva Stuart

: The Five Senses

Sense of Sight
An invitationio, ioip
Elizabeth Jane Howard in an exploration.
Producer NATALIE WHEEN (Repent) -
( Final programme : 24 May)


Unknown: Elizabeth Jane Howard
Producer: Natalie Wheen

: Kaleidoscope

A nightly review of books, films, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.
Presenter Michael Oliver Producer BRIAN BARFIELD


Presenter: Michael Oliver
Producer: Brian Barfield

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Anthony Howard reporting with voices and opinions from around the,ivorld. Editor ALASTAIR OSBORNE


Unknown: Anthony Howard
Editor: Alastair Osborne

: Conversation Piece

Lord Arthur Savile's Crime by OSCAR WILDE in four parts Read by Dinsdale Landen (1)
'Could, it be that written on his hand, in characters that he could not read himself, -but that another could decipher, was some fearful secret of sin, some blood-red sign of crime? Was there no escape possible?'
(Dinsdale Landen is in 'Bodies' at the Ambassadors Theatre, London)


Unknown: Hermione Gingold
Read By: Dinsdale Landen
Producer: Maurice Leitch
Unknown: Dinsdale Landen

: Moonshine....

is an unreliable, noncommittal, unsentimental and inconsistent light, such as is shed by this inconclusive and distracting assemblage of verse, songs, stories and archival oddments on ... Cats - Presented by Judi Dench with additional readings by Joss Ackland Music from
Written and compiled by PETE ATKIN and RUSSELL DAVIES Producer
(Judi Dench is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company. Joss Ackland is in ' ' Evita ' at the Prince. Edward Theatre, London)


Presented By: Judi Dench
Unknown: Joss Ackland
Unknown: Dave Skitani
Unknown: Pete Atkin
Unknown: Russell Davies
Producer: Jonathan James-Moore
Unknown: Judi Dench
Unknown: Joss Ackland

: News

Weather reptort; forecast followed by an Interlude

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