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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6 25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Brian Redhead with LIBBY PURVES
&.45' Prayer for the Day withESTELLEWHITE
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by COLINDORAN
7.30, 9.30 News headlines IAS' Thought for the Day


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Libby Purves

: The Enchanted Places

Read by DAVID mabkham (7)


Read By: David Mabkham

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

Water Sports the I mustdowntotheseas again, to the lonely sea and sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer herby,
And the wheel's kick and the wind's song and the white sail's shaking,
And a grey mist on the sea's face and a grey dawn breaking.
But whether your preference is for sailing canoeing, water-skiing, or power boats, Allan Blenk harn, Director of the Water Space Amenity Commission; and Bob Bond , training manager of the Royal Yachting Association, will give you every encouragement to take part in any one of Britain's fast-growing water sports. At the helm Barbara Myers
Produced by the Woman's Hour Unit
Lines are open from 8.0 am


Unknown: John Masefield
Unknown: Allan Blenk
Unknown: Bob Bond
Unknown: Barbara Myers

: News

: Local Time

A chance for network listeners to hear some of the material from local and regional broadcasting. Producer JANE MARSHALL BBC Birmingham


Producer: Jane Marshall

: Daily Service

NEM, p 46; Jesu, guide our way (BBC HB 144); Psalm 119, pt 4; Matthew 19, vv 16-30 (av); Jesu, priceless treasure (BBC hb 518)

: Morning Story

The Pawnbroker's Shop by CHARLES DICKENS
(from Sketches by Boz)
Read by Jeffrey Gardiner ' It is a low, dirty-looking shop, the door of which stands always a little way open; half inviting, half repelling the hesitating visitor, who, if he be as yet uninitiated, looks cautiously round to ascertain that no one watches him and hastily slinks in.'


Unknown: Charles Dickens
Read By: Jeffrey Gardiner

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Penelope Keith and Christopher Cazenove in Adam Courage by STEVE THORN and PAUL WOLFSON
' You could love him, you could hate him. Either way, he couldn't have cared less. He was the kind of man who becomes the focus of attention the moment he enters a room. Everywhere he goes, romance and adventure follow! ' (From the JOURNAL OF ' LADY M ')


Unknown: Penelope Keith
Unknown: Christopher Cazenove
Unknown: Steve Thorn
Unknown: Paul Wolfson
Directed By: Matthew Walters
Lady M: Penelope Keith
Adam Courage: Christopher Cazenove
Adele: Liza Flanagan
Tim: Andrew Branch
Jane: Jenny Twigge
Clive: Philip Sully
Elizabeth: Lolly Cockerell
Drinkers: Fred Bryant
Drinkers: Gordon Dulieu

: Listen with Mother

Story: Abigail's Washing Day by MOIRA HERITAGE

: News

: You and Yours

Presenters Sue Cook and George Luce


Unknown: George Luce

: Desert Island Discs

The Countess of Longford, biographer and historian, chooses the eight records she would take to a desert island and discusses them With ROY PLOMLEY.
12.55 Weather: programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Roy Plomley.
Producer: Derek Drescher

: The World at One: News

Presented by William Davis


Presented By: William Davis

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Woman's Hour

with Sue MacGregor
Talking Point: opinions and ideas....
In Training: ANN HEYNO joins two traffic wardens on the first days of their training.
My Uncle Owen: remembered by HUMPHREY EVANS. Treat Yourself To ... a Landscaped Garden: JUNE knox-mawer enjoys an indulgence - no expense spared.
Palm Court by ROBERT OVERTON abridged in five parts by PAT MCLOUGHLIN , read by Paul Eddington (1)
All those years ago, when I was a junior barrister on the overseas bench. I was given this warning: "If you're going out there," said the manager at the tropical outfitters in London, " you'll still need a pith helmet." '
(Music: Weismann Concertino for horn and small orchestra)


Unknown: Humphrey Evans.
Unknown: Robert Overton
Unknown: Pat McLoughlin
Read By: Paul Eddington

: News

: A Small Country Living

A programme for people who live and work in the country - or would like to. Jeanine McMullen dispels the romantic myths of rural life with practical advice for smallholders, ideas on home food production, and tips from people, nationwide, who make ' a small country living work.
Producer SARAH PITT BBC Bristol


Unknown: Jeanine McMullen

: A Dance to the Music of Time: 4: A Buyer's Market (2)

A dramatisation in six parts by Frederick Bradnum of the first three books of Anthony Powell's sequence of 12 novels.

The extraordinary evening, beginning with dinner at the Walpole-Wilson's, going on to the Hunter Combe's dance, and ending with the amazing party at Milly's, has left Nicholas painfully aware that he has prodigally wasted his time.


Dramatised by: Frederick Bradnum
Written by: Anthony Powell
Directed by: Graham Gauld
Nicholas Jenkins, the narator: Noel Johnson
Young Nicholas: Gareth Johnson
Charles Stringham: Simon Cadell
Kenneth Widmerpool: Brian Hewlett
Sir Gavin Walpole-Wilson: Alan Wheatley
Lady Walpole-Wilson: Lydia Sherwood
Eleanor: Anne Rosenfeld
Janet: Hilda Kriseman
Uncle Giles: Garard Green
Barnby: Kenneth Shanley
Rosie Manasch: Hilda Schroder
Sir Magnus Donners: Jack May
Baby Wentworth: Petra Davies
Prince Theodoric: John Bull
Peggy Stepney: Phyllida Nash
Bill Truscott: Jeffry Wickham
Gypsy Jones: Susan Sloman
Mrs Widmerpool: Eva Stuart

: Announcements

: Story Time

A Rooted Sorrow (2)

: PM

5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Quote ... Unquote

Russell Davies
P. D. James. Peter Jones and George Mikes
' To ask the hard question is simple.' (w. h. auden) Quotations read by RONALD FLETCHER
Devised and presented by NIGEL REES
Producer Geoffrey PERKINS (Rptd: Thurs at 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Russell Davies
Unknown: P. D. James.
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: George Mikes
Read By: Ronald Fletcher
Presented By: Nigel Rees
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated; Wed at 1.40 pm)

: In Hock

The familiar sign still thrives, but who goes to visit ' uncle ' nowadays to ' pop the weasel '? Pawnbroking can, it seems, be big business. And the money lent is ' instant '.
Leslie Smith talks to some pawnbrokers and clients to find out how, and why, and who, and what the regulations are. Producer


Talks: Leslie Smith
Unknown: Barbara Crowther

: Something Appealing, Something Appalling

Afresh look at the musical Presented by Denis Quilley with ANN MURRAY and BLAIN FAIRMAN
3: Women In the Musicals or How To Feel Good Cooking Breakfast Fur the One You Love
Written by ALISTAIR BEATON Producer martin fisher (Shortened repeat)


Presented By: Denis Quilley
Unknown: Ann Murray
Written By: Alistair Beaton
Producer: Martin Fisher

: Noise from the Sky

'It's like coming into a room where there's cigar smoke without a cigar the room hasn't been the same for all eternity '. One of the strongest pieces of evidence against the ' Steady State' theory - a theory suggesting that the Universe has always been the same - was provided in 1965 by the discovery of radiation that seems to come equally from every direction in the sky.
Dr Arno Penzlas , who with Dr Robert Wilson received the 1978 Nobel Prize for this work, talks to John Maddox about the discovery.
Producer GEOFF deeuan


Unknown: Dr Arno Penzlas
Unknown: Dr Robert Wilson
Unknown: John Maddox
Producer: Geoff Deeuan

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Tony Palmer Producer joiin POWELL


Presenter: Tony Palmer

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: The News Quiz

(BroadcastSatat 12.27 pm)

: A Book at Bedtime

An Unfinished Woman (7) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

tong wave only

: Come to the Cabaret

A late-night entertainment on gramophone records, presented by Peter Clayton Producer


Presented By: Peter Clayton
Producer: Christine Hardwick

: News

Weather report; forecast followed by an interlude

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