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: News Briefing

: Farming Week

Presented from the South West by DAVID BUTLER Producer SARAH PITT BBC Bristol
6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only


Unknown: David Butler
Producer: Sarah Pitt

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead
With LIBBY PURVES including at
6.45 Prayer for the Day With THE REV ALEC GILMORE
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read bv COLIN DORAN
7.30. 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: With Libby Purves
Unknown: Alec Gilmore

: Theatre Street

The autobiography of TAMARA KARSAVINA , prima ballerina of the Russian Imperial Ballet in St Petersburg and of the Diaghilev Ballets Russes. who died earlier this year. Read by Svetlana Beriosova 1: The Pupil abridged in eight parts by DEREK PARKER
Producer IAN COTTERELL See feature: page 4


Unknown: Tamara Karsavina
Read By: Svetlana Beriosova
Unknown: Derek Parker
Producer: Ian Cotterell

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

when he and the regulars. Esther Rantzen , Dr Rob Buckman and Kenneth Robinson , will be among those helping to find antidotes to that Monday morning feeling as they talk to some of the personalities who will be making the news in the forthcoming week.


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

: News

: Wildlife

: Daily Service

NEM. p 62: Father, we praise thee (BBC HB 405): Psalm 107. vv 31-42: Matthew 21, vv 10-22 (AV): Father, hear the prayer we offer (BBC KB 352)

: Morning Story

This week
Bernard Cribbins reads five stories by BILL NAUGHTON
1: Tom's Sister
'I'd stare at myself in the looking-glass in the bedroom, practise new smiles and serious expressions and I'd say in a posh voice " I'm very pleased to meet you. Mary. Tom has told me all about you." '
Producer KAY JAMIESON BBC Manchester


Unknown: Bernard Cribbins
Stories By: Bill Naughton
Producer: Kay Jamieson

: Listen with Mother

Story: Letters by LEILA BERG


Unknown: Leila Berg

: News

: You and Yours

Presenters Nancy Wise and Bill Breckon
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

(Full details Thurs 6.30 pm)
12.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only

: The World at One: News

Presenter Peter Hobday Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presenter: Peter Hobday
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregur
Talking Point: opinions and ideas....
Reading Your Letters.
Cashing In: JEREMY HAN-LEY advises on how to handle the financial problems of getting married.
Working for Peace: HENRY KELLY visits the Glencree Centre for Reconciliation ir the Republic of Ireland.
Palm Court by ROBERT OVERTON , abridged in five parts by PAT MCLOUGHLIN Read by PAUL EDDINGTON (5) (Music: Weismann's Concertino for horn and small orchestra)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregur
Unknown: Henry Kelly
Unknown: Robert Overton
Unknown: Pat McLoughlin
Read By: Paul Eddington
Editor: Wyn Knowles

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

An Affair of the Heart by PETER RUSSELL


Unknown: Peter Russell

: Story Time

Pigeon Post bv ARTHUR RANSOME abridged in. ten parts
Read by Gabriel Woolf 1 1) I say," said Titly, " it can't be piracy or even war while we're camped in the garden What's it going to be? It won't be North Pole again ..."• Peggy looked at them. " Gold." she said.'
Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol


Unknown: Arthur Ransome
Read By: Gabriel Woolf
Producer: Pamela Howe

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Joan Bakewell Editor DEREK LEWIS
5.58 Shipping forecast lonfi wave only
5.55 Weather: programme news


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Joan Bakewell
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

(Full details Wed 12.27 pm)

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated. Tues 1.40 pm)

: From Our Own Correspondent



Producer: Paddy O'Keeffe

: The Monday Play

The Trumpet Shall Sound by JOHN FLETCHER
In 1866 at Walsingham in Norfolk, the revolt of the old church orchestra against the installation of a new organ led to the blowing up of the church with gunpowder. In 1873, in his attempt to set up an agricultural labourers union, the Primitive Methodist preacher Joseph Arch addressed farm workers from all over Somerset. In 1881, thousands of poor folk gathered on top of Ham Hill in Somerset, to await the end of the world. These are the events that have inspired this play, in which Jacob Stone , an impoverished farm labourer. prophesies the Second Coming of the Lord.
Dialect coach RAY BURROWS Music composed and directed by VIC GAMMON FI FRASER (Violin) SUE HARRIS (Oboe)
RORY FORSYTH (bassoon) VIC GAMMON (concertina) Singers EDDIC UPTON and the cast Directed by SHAUN
MACLOUGHLlN BBC Bristol (Repeated :
Sun 2.30 pm


Unknown: John Fletcher
Unknown: Jacob Stone
Unknown: Ray Burrows
Directed By: Vic Gammon
Violin: Fi Fraser
Bassoon: Vic Gammon
Jacob Stone: Nigel Stock
as his wife Mary: Mary Wimbush
his son David: Peter Pacey
Joseph Arch: Jack Watson
Lady Anna Fitzpayne: June Barrie
The Rev Mr Smith: Rex Holdsworth
Harold: Gabriel Woolf
Jonathan: Davld Graham
Em: Fred Bryant
Tiny: Geoffrey Matthews
Tom: Danny Schiller
Joanna: Margot Boyd
Arthur: Cornelius Garrett
Sammy: Nigel Keen

: Many Happy Returns

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: author and traveller, Martha Gellhorn Producer PETER ESTALL


Unknown: Martha Gellhorn
Producer: Peter Estall

: Kaleidoscope

with Paul Gambaccini Producer


Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting Editor ALASTAIR OSBORNE


Unknown: Douglas Stuart
Editor: Alastair Osborne

: The Charlton Interview

Michael Charlton invites some of the major figures in the news this week to discuss their role in current events.
Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Michael Charlton

: A Book at Bedtime

Some Do Not by FORD MADOX FORD abridged in 15 parts by NEVILLE TELLER
Read by Hugh Burden (1)
Set against the background of the 1914-18 war - this first volume in the Tietjens trilogy, Parade's End - is the story of Christopher Tietjens , ' the last English gentleman'. tormented, pursued and ruined, as far as the world is concerned, by the devices of a jealous and lying wife.
Producer MAURICE LEITCH long wave only


Read By: Hugh Burden
Unknown: Christopher Tietjens
Producer: Maurice Leitch

: TheFinancial j World Tonight

long wave only

: Unforgettables

Edward Cole presents a sequence of music for late-night listening.


Unknown: Edward Cole

: News

Weather report; forecast followed by an interlude

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