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: News

: Farming Today

Market prices and intelligence, the weather and what's new for farmers. Producers


Unknown: Leslie Cottington.
Unknown: Bryan Plati

: Yours Faithfully

A note on Religious Affairs by Daniel Counihan
6.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Daniel Counihan

: News

: On Your Farm

Producer LESLIE COTTlNGTON BBC Birmingham
7.40 Today's Papers


Producer: Leslie Cottlngton

: Yours Faithfully

(Broadcast at 6.50 aim

: It's a Bargain

Norman Tozer with how to get the best value for your hard-earned cash.
7.55 Weather; programme news: long toorc only


Unknown: Norman Tozer

: News

: Sport on 4

Presented by Tony Lewis. including a report from Gerald Williams at Flush ing Meadow as Jimmy Connors and Chris Lloyd defend their us Open tennis titles.
A Radio Sport and OB production
8.45 Today's Papers i


Presented By: Tony Lewis.
Unknown: Gerald Williams
Unknown: Jimmy Connors
Unknown: Chris Lloyd

: Quick, While the Sun's Out....

Russell Davies offers some helpless advice on summer activities in the great outdoors.
8.59 Continental Travel Information


Unknown: Russell Davies

: News

long wave only

: International Assignment

Reports from BBC Correspondents around the world.
A Radio News production long wave only

: Talking Politics

This summer Anthony King looks back on some issues of the past which held the headlines for days. weeks, or months and then disappeared from the public arena
Were the arguments ol the time borne out by events? Was anything learnt? Could the issue ever recur?
This week: The Coming ot the Breathalyser in 1967 Producer JOSHUA ROZENBERG long wave only


Unknown: Anthony King
Producer: Joshua Rozenberg

: News Stand

Bill Grundy reviews the weekly magazines.
Producer WALTER WALLICH long wave only


Unknown: Bill Grundy
Producer: Walter Wallich

: Daily Service

NEM p 110; Love divine (BBC HB 329); Psalm 138; Ephesians 4. v 25 to 5, v 2 (RSV); God is love: let heaven adore (BBC HB 7'

: Pick of the Week

by Margaret Howard
(Broadcast Fri 7.20 pm long wave only from 11.15


Unknown: Margaret Howard

: Time for Verse

Compiled and introduced hv David Davis
7: My Good Child
Readers Prunella Scales and Martin Starkie
long wave only


Unknown: David Davis
Readers: Prunella Scales
Readers: Martin Starkie

: Wildlife

The monthly magazine edition based on your comments.
Spiders making noises; the ' ins ' and ' outs ' of bee and wasp stings; and. of course, the latest sound to mystify you. Introduced by Derek Jones
Producer BRIAN LEITH BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Mon 10.5 ami long wave only


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: Brian Leith

: Sounding Off

Michael Marland
Teachers must find ways of consulting parents, and of really listening to their views.'
BBC Manchester


Unknown: Michael Marland

: News

: Conversation Piece

' It gives me a thrill to hear people laughing, because it's nice to have the power to make them laugh. And that is the fundamental thing.'
Sne MacGregor went to Cleveland. Ohio, to talk to the actress and entertainer Hermione Gingold. then on a 30,000-mile tour of the United States
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester
(Shortened repeat)


Producer: Gillian Hush

: The News Quiz

The last seven days put in a questionable way hv Barry Took to Alan Coren
Michael Billington Nigel Demnster
Katharine Whitehorn
Written and compiled bv DANNY GREENSTONE with the producer ALAN NIXON
12..55Wcather; programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Michael Billington
Unknown: Nigel Demnster
Unknown: Katharine Whitehorn
Unknown: Danny Greenstone
Producer: Alan Nixon

: News

: Britton on Britain

Tony Britton raises the cry of Hip Hip Hooray for... Play Up and Play the Game!
A seriously lighthearted look at the evolution of British sport, at some of the games we've played down the years, and the way we've played them.
Devised and compiled by GERALD FROW
Producer JOHN DYAS
1.55 Shipping forecast (long wave only)


Unknown: Tony Britton
Unknown: Harry Landis.
Unknown: Jean Rogers
Songs By: Sheila Math-Ews
Songs By: Charles West
Songs By: Charles Young
Producer: John Dyas

: Origins

Britain's Dark Age Trade After the fall of the Roman Empire and the collapse of Roman-organised life in Britain, did trade with the continental ports collapse too? New evidence from excavations at Ipswich and Southampton is beginning to show how trade managed to adapt to the needs of the time.
Presented by Malcolm Billings with Richard Hodges and Philip Holds-worth. Producer
ROY HAYWARD. BBC Bristol long trare only


Presented By: Malcolm Billings
Unknown: Richard Hodges
Unknown: Roy Hayward.

: Saturday-Afternoon Theatre: I'll Find My Way Back from the Park

by Gilly Fraser
with Frances Jeater as June

June is afraid because her life seems to be crumbling around her. She turns for comfort in the past. her childhood. her roots - but life does change and a return to the past is not always a way of escape.
BBC Manchester
(First broadcast in 1977)
(long wave only)


Writer: Gilly Fraser
Director: Kay Patrick
June: Frances Jeater
Nick: Russell Dixon
Gordon: Stephen Thorne
Christine: Elizabeth Morgan
Beverley: Sylvia Brayshay
Darren: Elizabeth Morgan
Annie: Paula Tilbrook
Taxi driver: John Franklyn-Robbins

: In a Few Words

Make 1978 International All Walk Backwards for Bacteria Year
Written and read by Jim Andrews
BBCManchester ( Repeat longwave only


Read By: Jim Andrews

: Does He Take Sugar?

A practical and topical magazine for and with disabled listeners.
Presenter Marilyn Alan Reporter Kevin MULLIERN
Citizens' Advice Bureau Phone-in: Monday 2.0-4.0 pm [number removed]
Correspondence address: BBC. Broadcasting House, London W1A 4WW Producer JANE WOOD Editor MARLENE PEASE long wave only


Presenter: Marilyn Alan
Reporter: Kevin Mulliern
Producer: Jane Wood
Editor: Marlene Pease

: The Magic of Music

Jerrold Northrop Moore explores one of his favourite pieces - Elgar's Enigma Variations gramophone records
long wave

: Crowdie and Cream

Finlay J. Macdonald reminisces on a Hebridean boyhood. In this second programme, the young Macdonald explains how his hero worship for his grandfather grew, and how hc' learned of the second sight.
Producer LESLIE ROBINSON (First broadcast on Radio Scotland'
(Repeated: Tues 11.30 am) long waveonly


Unknown: Finlay J. MacDonald
Producer: Leslie Robinson

: Kaleidoscope Encore

Michael Billington introduces a selection from last week's programmes. Editor ROSEMARY HART long wave


Unknown: Michael Billington
Editor: Rosemary Hart

: A Bar for Nothing

Johnny Morris recalls, with records and mixed memories, the days when he had drifted away from the musical world, but wherever he went there was always more than a whiff of musical nostalgia. Producer
CHRISTINE HARDWICK fRpt) long wave only
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather: programme news: long wavc only


Unknown: Johnny Morris
Unknown: Christine Hardwick

: News

followed by Continental Travel Information

: Desert Island Discs

Peter Barkworth. the actor


Unknown: Peter Barkworth.

: Pen to Paper

A second chance to hear some lighthearted words and music originally heard in Just After Noon. Presented bv
Brian Thompson
Fairground music played on a Marenghi Organ built in Paris in 1904 Music producer ANN STANGAR
Producer KAY jAMIESON BBC Manchester


Unknown: Brian Thompson
Unknown: With Margo Gunn.
Unknown: Malcolm Hebdek
Unknown: David Sumner
Producer: Ann Stangar
Producer: Kay Jamieson

: Baker's Dozen

Richard Baker offers a recipe of popular classics on records.


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Saturday-Night Theatre: The Running of the Deer

A winter comedy by Michael Robson
with Faith Brook as Pamela Sutton
Robin Bailey as Edgar Lightcap
Anna Calder-Marshall as India Lightcap
Philip Sully as Rupert Sutton
and Robert Harris as Sir Raven

Edgar Lightcap, whose money was made in the manufacture of armaments, lives as a tax exile in the Seychelles with his mistress, Pamela. A fierce quarrel with his father ten years before has made him determined never to return to the family home in England. But Christmas is coming; and the arrival of younger members of the family soon disturbs the peace of Edgar's self-imposed, sun-lit, exile.

(Repeated: Mon at 3.5 pm)
(Robin Bailey is a National Theatre player)


Writer: Michael Robson
Director: David Spenser
Pamela Sutton: Faith Brook
Edgar Lightcap: Robin Bailey
India Lightcap: Anna Calder-Marshall
Rupert Sutton: Philip Sully
Sir Raven: Robert Harris
Eric Petersham: Philip Voss
Geoffrey Lightcap: Ronald Herdman
Parriss: Godfrey Kenton
Orlando: Tariq Yunus

: Weather

: News

: A Word in Edgeways

Margaret Drabble
Professer John B. Mays and Professor Eric Wilkes in conversation with Brian Redhead
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Margaret Drabble
Unknown: John B. Mays
Unknown: Eric Wilkes
Unknown: Brian Redhead
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Lighten Our Darkness

Evening prayers con ducted by THE REV HUBERT HOSKINS


Unknown: Rev Hubert Hoskins

: How To....

Sidney Harrison offers some gentle advice to those who love music but dont know much about it. 3: How to be an Accompanist


Producer: Denys Gueroult

: Just Before Midnight: The Last of the Long-Distance Travellers

by Lawrence Blackmore
A series of plays for late-night listening.
with John Hull as Smith

'They say. That if you stand. In a certain spot. Long enough. Everyone you know will eventually pass.'
And Smith does. In a tube station. Smith, the last of the long-distance travellers, stands still. And waits.


Writer: Lawrence Blackmore
Director: David Spenser
Smith: John Hull
Girl: Lolly Cockerell
Man: Gordon Reid
Station Man: Pliillp Fox

: News

Weather report: forecast followed by an interlude

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