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: News Briefing

: Farming Week

Presented from the South East by BRYAN PLATT
A regional view of farming in the week ahead.
6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only


Unknown: Bryan Platt

: Today

Presented by John Timpson
6.45* Prayer for the Day With THE REV LESLIE STOKES
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by COLIN DORAN
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for tile Day


Presented By: John Timpson
Presented By: With Hugh Sykes
Unknown: Leslie Stokes
Read By: Colin Doran

: The Week on 4

with Moira Stuart


Unknown: Moira Stuart

: Randolph Quirk

reflects on life in and out, of the Sound Archives. -

: News

: Start the with Richard Baker

when he and the regulars, . Esther Rantzen , Dr Rob Buckman and Kenneth Robinson , will be among those helping to find antj dotes to that ' Monday morning feeling as they talk. to some of the, per-. sonalities, who will Be ' making the news.in the forthcoming week - and sometimes make the rtews themselves - in Radio 4's Mveliest and most unpredictable talk show.


Unknown: Esther Rantzen
Unknown: Dr Rob Buckman
Unknown: Kenneth Robinson
Producer: Ian R. Gardhouse

: News

: wildlife

: Daily Service

NEM, p 42; Help us to help each other (BBC HB 378); Psalm 84; Matthew 11, VV
16-30 (Av); Lord of our. life, an God od our salva tion (BBC HB 179)

: Morning Story

The Strange Waiting Game of Captain Artigas by COLIN BEADON .
Read by John Westbrook v -
' 1 got a young wife, said the Mate. "All you think of is money." " And that's what you'U need to keep your wife," said
Captasrr.-Aiiigas. H « was you, Id-be afraid to go home too early"' Producer MITCH RAPER


Unknown: Colin Beadon
Read By: John Westbrook
Producer: Mitch Raper

: The Great Tax Battle

Sir William Pile may well be owed £ 3.000-minion-so he disclosed as Chairman et the Board of Inland Revenue earlier this year. Many would argue that hi& estimate of debtors is modest. Moonlighting, the dodges of the self-employed, tax ' plans' for top people, and the activities of giant multi-nationals, all contribute to a growing sector of Britain's finance - the black economy. To the overworked taxman, it might appear at times a losing battle. But who is the real loser - the country, the honest tax-payer, or those confined by paye? In the second of an investigative series David Perrin surveys the battlefield with the help of experts - and practitioners. Producer RITCHIE COGAN


Unknown: Sir William Pile
Unknown: David Perrin
Producer: Ritchie Cogan

: Listen with Mother

Story: Mr Butterworth 's Trumpet by BARBARA MITCHELHILL


Unknown: Mr Butterworth
Unknown: Barbara Mitchelhill

: News

: You and

Presenters Nancy Wise and Bill Breckon News. views and advice for the home and family. Including MARGARET KORV-
ING'S World of Work with ideas on careers and training and a selection of current job vacancies around the country... Editor JOHN TURTLE


Unknown: Bill Breckon

: Brain of Britain 1979

A nationwide general knowledge contest in which fisteners compete to become this Year's
Brain of Britain.
Chairman Robert Robinson
20: second Round West of England .
JAMES COATES , retired bank official (Somerset);
MICHAEL HARRIES chartered civil engineer (Bristol);
MICHAEL DAVIES. retired civil servant
Including BeattheBrains, in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants. Producer
Questions set by IAN GILLIESand JOANCLARK
(Repeated: Thurs 6.30 pm)
12.55 Weather; programme news: long loave only


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: James Coates
Unknown: Michael Harries
Unknown: Sheila Denyer
Unknown: Michael Davies.
Unknown: D John P. Wynn
Unknown: Ian Gilliesand Joanclark
Producer: Richard Edis

: The World at One: News

Presenter Brian Widlake Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presenter: Brian Widlake
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Commercial Break: BERNARD JACKSON reports on the making ol a baby- powder advertisement for
.television castingIn:
NICHOLAS GOODISONadvises on how children can look after their Savings;
Talking Point: opinions and ideas
Nicer than Sleeping with a Pig: JANE FINNIS investigates insect repellents.
North and South by MRS GASKELL , read by PRUNELLA SCALES (19)


Unknown: Nicholas Goodisonadvises
Unknown: Jane Finnis
Unknown: Mrs Gaskell
Editor: Wyn Knowles

: Afternoon Theatre



Unknown: Christopher Russell

: Story Time

The Blessing (6)

: PM

with Susannah Simons and Cordon Clough Editor DEREK LEWIS
5.58 Shipping forecast long wave only


Unknown: Susannah Simons
Unknown: Cordon Clough
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: I Like Spike: 2: Poems, Stories and the War Books

A personal choice of Milliganese by Roy Hudd
With Leslie Glazer, Marilyn Cutts, Graham Hamilton, Robert Bridges and Roy Hudd.


Presenter/Reader: Roy Hudd
Reader: Leslie Glazer
Reader: Marilyn Cutts
Reader: Graham Hamilton
Reader: Robert Bridges
Producer: John Browell

: News

: the Archers

(Repeated: Tyes 1.40 pm)

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC Correspondents throughout the world tailfe. about the' countries, 'they work in - the politics and the people

: The Monday Play

The Ambassadors by HENRY JAMES adapted for radio in two parts by D. G. BRIDSON Part 1
In his notebooks, Henry James wrote of an older man expressing regret to a young friend: 'live all you can, It's a mistake not to .. I haven't done so - and now I'm old. It's too fate . , , You have time. You are young. Live!' This anecdote was the germ of what was to become The A m bassadors* Lewis Lambert Strether , the hero of the story, a'teo grows to feel the same regret. He has been sent to Parts by Mrs New some, a well-to-do widow in WooHett, Massachusetts, to bring home her son. If Sfcrether succeeds, he will marry Mrs New some. But the sophistication and beauty of Europe and its society creates a sliimmeriHK web of mystery (or Strether, the flTst-ofMrsNewsome's ■'ambassadors '.


Unknown: Henry James
Unknown: D. G. Bridson
Unknown: Henry James
Bassadors: Lewis Lambert Strether
Unknown: Mrs New
Unknown: Mrs New
Directed By: David Spenser
as Lewis Lambert Strether with: Robert Beatty
as Maria Gostrey: Prunella Scales
as Marie de Vionned: Sarah Badel
as Chad Newsome: Christopher Good
as Waymarsh and: Robert Henderson
John Bilham: Blain Fairman
Jane Barrace.: .Carole Boyd
Jeanne Vionnet: Jenny Twigge
Duchesse: Petra Davies

: Many Happy Returns

In a series of eight programmes, June Knox-Mawer asks travellers and travel writers about the place, the book and the music to which, given the chance, they return most often.
Today's guest: traveller and explorer Robin Han bury-Tenison


Unknown: Robin Han
Producer: Peter Estall

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Paul Vaughan Producer


Presenter: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Anthony Howard reporting with voices and opinions from around the work). Editor ALASTAIR OSBORNE


Unknown: Anthony Howard
Editor: Alastair Osborne

: Conversation Piece

'I think music and dance should reflect each other. The dance should be music made visible, and it's important when you're auditioning dancers to see their musical sense.'
Sue MacGregor talks to Beryl Grey, Artistic Director of the London Festival Ballet, about her life and work.
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester

: A Book at Bedtime

Mr Norris Changes Trains by CHRISTOPHER I SHERWOOD abridged in 15 parts by DAVID H. GODFREY
Read by Robert Powell (1) Christopher Isherwood 's two Berlin novels produced two great characters: Sally Bowles , immortalised in a musical, and Arthur Norris. one of the most delightful rogues of 20th-century fiction. Producer IAN COTTERELL long wave onlu


Unknown: David H. Godfrey
Read By: Robert Powell
Read By: Christopher Isherwood
Unknown: Sally Bowles
Unknown: Arthur Norris.
Producer: Ian Cotterell

: The Financial World Tonight

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: News

Weather report; forecast followed by an interlude

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