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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

John Timpson With HUGH SYKES
6 45* Prayer for the Day
With THE REV MICHAEL SMITH 70 8.0 Today's News
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45' Thought for the Day


Unknown: John Timpson
Unknown: Hugh Sykes
Unknown: Michael Smith
Read By: Pauline Bushnell

: News

: God in My Language introduces

Jill Cochrane introduces thefifthofsixprogrammes in which she talks to teenage members of some of Britain^'other religions'. 5: JewS


Introduces: Jill Cochrane

: News

: Daily Service

NEM, p 114; Who are these like stars appearing (BBC HB 236); Psalm
82; Mark 10, vv 35-45
(RSV); 0 dear and heavenly city (BBC HB 251)

: Morning Story

Read by William Eedle


Unknown: Cynthia Thomas
Read By: William Eedle

: The Magic of Music

Robin Ray explores Puccini's La Bohème.


Unknown: Robin Ray

: Listen with Mother

Story: When Justin Was Just In Time by IRENE HOLNESS


Unknown: Irene Holness

: News

: You and Yours

Presenters Nancy Wise and Bill Breckon


Unknown: Bill Breckon

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

12.55 Weather: programme news: long wave only

: The World at One:News

Presented by Robin Day


Presented By: Robin Day

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Woman's Hour

with Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week:
Barry Rose - Choir Master and Director of Music of St Paul's Cathedral Choir. Fish on the Cheap: MARIKA HANBURY-TENISON on cooking pollock and coley. Children's Books and Writers: visits the Children's Books of the Year exhibition to talk to writer ROALD DAHL and children.
New York Report: HELENE HANFF '
Famous Women Gardeners (4): VALERIE FINNIS on the ideas and influence of MARGERY FISH.
Dr Nina and the Panther by SHIRLEY P. WHEELER abridged in 14 parts by SALLY SKRIMSHIRE
Read by Faith Brook (1)
Dr Nina decided to become a doctor at the turn of the century, when the American medical profession, like others elsewhere, was extremely prejudiced against women. She made it through an unlikely sponsorship-that of the Seventh Day Adventist Church!
(Music: Thomson's Suite from ' The River


Unknown: Barry Rose
Unknown: Marika Hanbury-Tenison
Unknown: Roald Dahl
Unknown: Helene Hanff
Unknown: Valerie Finnis
Unknown: Shirley P. Wheeler
Read By: Faith Brook

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

The Governor of Monesterios Prison in Juntas-land is well equipped to deal with the normal problems associated with detaining political prisoners ... the rack, the strapado and the lash are always at his disposal. But an insidious disorder begins to affect not only those instruments of correction, but the chains as well.
Musical director
BBC Northern Ireland


Unknown: Conor Farrington
Unknown: John Anderson
Directed By: Robert Cooper
Governor: Bill Hunter
Chief Warder: Harry Beety
Second Warder/Schuckert: John Hewitt
Basafo: Lionel Ngakane
Goring/Driver: Wolsey Gracet
McEntagart: Maurice O'Callaghan
Kuolomainen/Gonzalez: Mark Mulholland
Stepanovich/Gizzard: Joe McPartland
Archimandrite: Allan McClelland
Minister: Harold Goldblait

: Choral Evensong

Southwark Cathedral Responses (Smith)
Psalm 119, vv 73-104 (Mar-chant, Walmisley, Martin, Pye)
Lessons: Jeremiah 1, vv 4-10; Mark 1. vv 14-20 Canticles: Howells in G
Anthem: 0 what their joy (Harris)
Organist and Director of Music HARRY BRAMMA Assistant organist JOHN SCOTT


Organist: John Scott

: Story Time

Augustus Carp Esq (8)

: PM

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


Unknown: Susannah Simons
Unknown: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: The Enchanting World of Hinge and Bracket

Presented by Patrick Fyffe and George Logan With SHEILA KEITH
Producer JAMES CASEY BBC Manchester


Presented By: Patrick Fyffe
Presented By: George Logan
Unknown: With Sheila Keith
Written By: Mike Craig
Written By: Lawrie Kinsley
Written By: Ron McDonnell
Producer: James Casey

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated; Thurs 1.40 pm)

: Let's Get This Settled

A recording of a hearing brought before the Manchester Small Claims Court.
The Small Claims Courts were established to enable people claiming damages or redress - up to a sum of £500 - to meet informally the people against whom they were making their claim, in the presence of an arbitrator by whose decision both parties have agreed to be bound. This week:
The hair-piece which didn't hold a parting.
(The recording was made with the permission of the Manchester Arbitration Scheme for Small Claims)


Producers: Susan Snailum
Producers: Pat Taylor

: Lifelines in Medicine

3: Disabling Diseases
Tony Van den Bergh examines the current research into the treatment of Parkinson's Disease and Huntington's Chorea. Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham


Producer: Jock Gallagher

: Where God is Black

There are many stories of the persecution of Christians in Uganda under the rule of Idi Amin. Ten years ago the Church in East Africa was the strongest and fastest growing in the world but what has happened since then? Now the oppression is over Christians are free again to talk of their experience.
In this programme, recorded within the last two months in Uganda, reporter Michael Page talks to all kinds of Christians to find out what it was like before Amin, under his rule, and their hopes for the future.


Unknown: Idi Amin.
Talks: Michael Page
Producer: Chris Rees

: Kaleidoscope

Acrobats of God James Roose-Evans explores the dance world of Martha Graham
' One of the greatest choreographers the world has ever known ... a woman who has transformed a large part of the dance to her own image.'
With MARTHA GRAHAM and ROBERT COHAN , Artistic Director of the London Contemporary Dance Theatre and in the Dance
Class sequence - JANE DUDLEY. Passages from The Notebooks of Martha Gra ham and C. F. Cafavy's poem Ithaca read by MARGARET ROBERTSON.
Martha Graham 's spectacular career as a dancer, teacher and choreographer spans more than half-a-century and she is generally regarded as the single greatest influence on modern dance. Now in her 80s, she is at present leading her own company, the oldest major American dance company with more than 150 of her own works in its repertoire, in its second season at the Royal Opera House. Covent Garden.
(First broadcast in 1976) S.59 Weather


Unknown: God James Roose-Evans
Unknown: Martha Graham
Unknown: Martha Graham
Artistic: Robert Cohan
Unknown: Martha Gra
Read By: Margaret Robertson.
Read By: Martha Graham
Producer: John Powell

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: Round Europe Quiz

Round 2
England v Spain
(End of Round 1 scores: England 14, Spain 15) England:
Anthony Quinton (Chairman) with Irene Thomas and John Julius Norwich Spain:
Gordon Clough (Chairman) with the Marquesa de Casa Valdes, botanist and bibliophile, and Professor Pedro Schwartz , economist, historian and writer Question researcher BERNICE COUPE
Producer TREVOR HILL BBC Manchester


Unknown: Anthony Quinton
Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: Gordon Clough
Unknown: Pedro Schwartz

: A Book at Bedtime

Mr Norris Changes Trains (13) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: News

Weather report; forecast followed by an interlude

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