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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenters Brian Redhead and John Timpson including at
6.45* Prayer for the Day With THE REV ADAM FORD
7.4 9.0 Today's News Read by HARRIETT CASS
7.45*. Thought for the Day


Unknown: John Timpson
Unknown: Adam Ford
Read By: Harriett Cass

: News

: Mid-Week with Russell Harty

when he and a selection of regular contributors find out more about people and subjects that have interested them this week. Producer IAN GARDHOUSE long wave only


Producer: Ian Gardhouse

: News

long wave only

: Gardeners' Question Time

visits Dorset, where members of the Trent Garden Club put their questions tO GEOFFREY SMITH
long wave only
Down the Garden Path, £ 3.50, from bookshops


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Bill Sowerbutts
Unknown: Professor Alan Gemmell
Unknown: Questionmaster Ken Ford

: Daily Service

NEM, P 67; Lo, God is here! let us adore (BBC HB 264); Psalm 119, pt 3; Genesis 3, vv 1-13 (AV); Give to our God immortal praise iBBC HB6)

: The Small Back Room

Read by GEOFFREY MATTHEWS (8) long wave only


Read By: Geoffrey Matthews

: News

long wave only

: Baker's Dozen

with Richard Baker
long wave only


Unknown: Richard Baker

: News

: You and Yours

Presenters Nancy Wise and Bill Breckon


Unknown: Bill Breckon

: The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C. Potter

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

long wave only

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by sue MacGregor
Guest of the Week:
Jackie Stewart , ex-motor racing world champion
Other People's Children: for the International Year of the Child, CIIRISTABEL KING reports from Uganda. Pets - What Shall We Have? 1: General Advice Fifty Years of Healing: PAM GILLHAM has been to Burrswood, a 'Lourdes' in Kent celebrating their Golden Jubilee.
The Age of Innocence (2) long wave only


Unknown: Jackie Stewart
Unknown: Pam Gillham

: News

: Listen with Mother

Story: Rainy Day by EMMA MILTON


Unknown: Emma Milton

: Afternoon Theatre

Summer of 3J
Written and narrated by David Wade
'This is the story of what happened to a child of nine-years-old and is recollected by a man who used to be that child 40 years afterwards t , what particularly was wrong with the summer of 39? Apart from impending conflict? Apart from newness, discipline and the shock of institutional life? What was wrong with it was - Hewlett.'
Directed by IAN COTTERELL (First broadcast in 1977)


Unknown: David Wade
Unknown: Neville Jason
Directed By: Ian Cotterell
Master: Andrew Seear
Wade: E. K Lindsay
Exley,: J. S Knowles
Rosmarin: P. B Adams
Buckler: J. England
Manvell: D. P. R Bryer
Hewlett: E A Proud

: Choral Evensong

from St Anne's Cathedral. Belfast
Introit: Lord, for thy tender mercy's sake (Hilton)
Responses (Ayleward)
Psalms: 147, 148, 150 (Chants: Stanford, Robinson, Talbot)
Office Hymn: Peace, per. feet peace (Gibbons)
Canticles (Stanford In A) Lessons: Proverbs 22, vv 1-16; Luke 10, w 1-24
Anthem: How Lovely Are Thy Dwellings (Brahms) Organist and Master of the Choristers
BBC Northern Ireland


Unknown: Jonathan Gregory

: Short Story

The Beautiful Stone by NANCY DALLAM SINKLER Read by Sally Mates
' I have noticed you in church and decided to write to you, as you are so pretty. I've never written to a girl before. We come up here every summer and it sure is dead! So I thought we could write to each other.'


Unknown: Nancy Dallam Sinkler
Read By: Sally Mates

: PM

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


Unknown: Robert Williams
Unknown: Susannah Simons

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: My Word!

A panel game devised by TONY SHRYANE and EDWARD J. MASON Dilys Powell and Frank Muir challenge Antonia Fraser and Dents Norden In the chair
John Julius Norwich
Questions compiled by PETER MOORE
BBC Birmingham
(Repeated: Fri 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: Dilys Powell
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Antonia Fraser
Unknown: John Julius Norwich
Unknown: Peter Moore

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thurs 1.40 pm)

: Checkpoint

A weekly investigation into accusations of fraud and injustice.
Presented by Roger Cook (Repeated: Thurs 9.5 am)
HELP! pane 22


Presented By: Roger Cook

: The Reith Lecturer

Ali Mazrul , Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan, who next week begins the 1979 Reith Lectures, entitled The African Condition, in conversation with Derek Robinson BBC Manchester
(The Reith Lectures begin next Wednesday, 7.45 pm R4UK, repeated the following Sunday on R3)


Unknown: Ali Mazrul
Unknown: Derek Robinson

: Pen to Paper

A lighthearted anthology of new words and old-time music, introduced by Peter Wheeler with Ronald Baddlley Bob Grant and Kathleen Helme
Music-hall songs sung by TONY BATEMAN with TOM STEER (piano) Producer KAY JAMIESON BBC Manchester


Introduced By: Peter Wheeler
Unknown: Ronald Baddlley
Unknown: Bob Grant
Unknown: Kathleen Helme
Sung By: Tony Bateman
Producer: Kay Jamieson

: File on 4

with Peter Oppenhcimrr Current events, attitudes and opinions, at home and abroad.
Reporter David Henshaw Producer GERRY NORTHAM Editor COLIN ADAMS BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Thurs 11.5 am)


Unknown: Peter Oppenhcimrr
Reporter: David Henshaw
Producer: Gerry Northam
Editor: Colin Adams

: Kaleidoscope in China

Paul Vaughan visits Shanghai to report on the cultural life of this great city where ' all art is politics '.
Once described as ' The Paris of the Orient' in the days when Europeans ran it as a foreign settlement, Shanghai witnessed the birth of the Chinese Communist Party and was the centre of support for the recently discredited ' Gang of Four '.
I: is here that the most famous Peking Opera Troupe is based, and the School for Acrobats. Shanghai also boasts a conservatory for western music, a ballet school and the largest film studios in China.
How have the arts managed to survive the upheavals of the cultural revolution and the iron rule of Madame Mao ? Are there signs of a more liberal attitude by the authorities to theatre, music and literature?
Paul Vaughan attempts to find some of the answers. Producer BRIAN BARFIELD
9.59 Weather


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Unknown: Madame Mao
Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Brian Barfield

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: Having a Nice Day

A montage of West Coast American radio, recorded off the Californian air waves during 24 hours spent in Los Angeles.


Producer: Humphrey Walwyn

: Sounding Off

Roy Fisher
' Whenever you hear a piano played in a club or pub, complain instantly to the management.'
BBC Manchester


Unknown: Roy Fisher

: A Book at Bedtime

Tristan (3) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: News

Weather report; forecast followed by an interlude

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