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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 Platt

: Yours Faithfully

A note from Religious Affairs Correspondent Gerald Priestland
6.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: News

: On Your Farm

A weekly review of the agricultural scene
Producer ALLAN wricht BBC Aberdeen

: It's a Bargain

Norman Tozer with how to get the best value for your hard-earned cash.
HELP! page 16
7.55 Weather: programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Norman Tozer

: News

: Sport on 4

Take a different look at the world of sport as Tony Lewis introduces this magazine programme that features the off-beat and the humorous as well as the up-to-date news at home and abroad. A Radio Sports Unit production


Introduces: Tony Lewis

: News

: Breakaway

from routine with Barry Norman and an assembled multitude of personalities, experts and intrepid reporters who suggest ways and means of spending your leisure hours with advice on where to go. things to do and news of entertainment that simply shouldn't be missed.
For information sheets send a large sae to Breakaway, BBC, Portland Place, London [Postcode removed]


Unknown: Barry Norman
Producer: Jenny Marshall
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: News Stand

Bill Grundy reviews the weekly magazines.
Producer WALTER wallich


Unknown: Bill Grundy
Producer: Walter Wallich

: The Week in Westminster

50th Anniversary Edition Matthew Coady presents the world's longest running political programme. Just as they have done for half a century, mps discuss the events of the past week in Westminster. Producer JOSHUA ROZENBERG (The Odd Couple - Parliament and the BBC: Tuesday 7.20 pm)
Peter Brookes ' view: p 102 Book The BBC Guide to Parliament, 14.50, from bookshops


Unknown: Matthew Coady
Producer: Joshua Rozenberg
Unknown: Peter Brookes

: Daily Service

NEM, p 79; We come unto our fathers' God (BBC HB 255); Psalm 104, vv 25-36; John 6, vv 25-35 (RSV); 0 food of men wayfaring (BBC hb 209)

: Pick of the Week

with Margaret Howard


Unknown: Margaret Howard

: International Assignment

A year ago a new Pope, John Paul II, was installed. Since then he has impressed many millions with his pleas for peace. But others have taken issue with his stern moral pronouncements. Some have even labelled him a ' medievalist '. The BBC's Religious Affairs Correspondent, Gerald Priestland , and correspondents overseas, assess the impact of the new Pope on ordinary Roman Catholics throughout the world.
A Radio News production by BOB DORAN


Unknown: Gerald Priestland
Production By: Bob Doran

: News

: Money Box

Presented bv
Louise Bolting
Radio's key to the ever-present problem of how to get the best from your money - whether it concerns a mortgage or an insurance policy, an investment bond or a bank loan. a tax dispute or a social security squabble. A Financial World Tonight production
(Repeated: Mon 10.5 am)
HELP! page 16

: The News Quiz

The last seven days put in a questionable way by Barry Took to Alan Coren
Richard Ingrains Douglas Stuart
Compiled by ALAN NIXON and the producer DANNY GREENSTONE
(Repeated: Mon 10.30 pm)
12.55Weather; programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Richard Ingrains
Unknown: Douglas Stuart
Unknown: Alan Nixon
Producer: Danny Greenstone

: News

: Any Questions?

William Waldegrave, MP, Jane Reed, John Ebdon and Ann Mallalieu
Chairman David Jacobs
Listeners' views for use in Any Answers? on Thursday at 4.15, to Any Answers?, BBC, [address removed]
1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only


Panellist: William Waldegrave, MP
Panellist: Jane Reed
Panellist: John Ebdon
Panellist: Ann Mallalieu
Chairman: David Jacobs

: News

: Wildlife

In this magazine edition: horns, swords and saws-what use are these appendages? Is the mink such a threat to our wildlife? How to make your own toad reserve; and the mystery wildlife sound competition" Introduced by Derek Jones
Producer JOHN Harrison BBC Bristol


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: John Harrison

: Saturday-Afternoon Theatre

The Peacock Screamed One Morning by R. C. SCRIVEN
(Charles Lefeaux , the distinguished radio drama producer, died earlier this year. In tribute to his memory, this afternoon's play is a repeat of one of his outstanding productions of the work of the poet R. C. Scriven - in which the author describes his early life.)
(First broadcast in 1970


Unknown: R. C. Scriven
Directed By: Charles Lefeaux
Directed By: Charles Lefeaux
Narrator: Stephen Murray
Ronald Scriven: Judy Bennett
Neville Scriven: Jo Manning Wilson
Slow Joe Robinson: David March
Iron Ann his wife: Kathleen Helme
Uncle James: Frederick Treves
Edgar: Elizabeth Proud
Edith Swaine: Hilda Schroder

: Does He Take Sugar?

for disabled listeners
Presenter Marilyn Alan Reporter KEVIN MULHERN
Citizens' Advice Bureau Phone in: Mon 2.0-4.0 pm [number removed]. ext 2531
Correspondence address: BBC, Broadcasting Houxe, London WIA 4WW Producer JANE WOOD Editor MARLENE PEASE


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

: News

: Meditation

Five programmes, presented by Peter Russell
5: Is not Life More Than Foodr
In recent years the growing interest in meditation generally has led to a revival of meditation in the church. Peter Russell discusses this with The Rev Peter Dewey. Father William Johnston. Dr Martin Israel and Dr Una Kroll , and asks whether there are similarities between Christian and Eastern meditation techniques^ Producer SUSAN PATON
Book (same title), il.75, available from 29 November from bookshops


Unknown: Peter Russell
Unknown: Peter Russell
Unknown: Peter Dewey.
Unknown: William Johnston.
Unknown: Dr Una Kroll
Producer: Susan Paton

: Time for Verse

Today: Fields and the people who till them
Presenter Frank Lincoln Reader John Darran


Reader: Frank Lincoln
Reader: John Darran

: The Magic of Music

Boyd Neel talks about a work for strings specially written for his orchestra in 1937 - Benjamin Brit ten's Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge
Producer PATRICK lambeat gramophone records
(Repeated: Tues 8.30 pm)


Talks: Boyd Neel
Unknown: Benjamin Brit

: Week Ending

An irreverently critical look back at the week's news with David Jason. Bill Wallis David Tate. Sheila Steafel and THE DAVID FIRMAN TRIO
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: David Jason.
Unknown: Wallis David Tate.
Unknown: Sheila Steafel
Unknown: David Firman

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Sian Phillips , the actress, with Roy Plomlev
(Repeated: Fri at 9.5 am) (Roy Plomley is in Desert Island Risks: Wed 12.27)


Unknown: Sian Phillips
Unknown: Roy Plomlev
Unknown: Roy Plomley

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson

in conversation with his guests. Musical interlude by JEREMY NICHOLAS


Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas
Producer: Michael Ember

: Baker's Dozen

Richard Baker offers a recipe of popular classics on record: the mixture leavened occasionally by the unfamiliar, with the added ingredient of listeners' requests.
(Repeated: Wed 11.5 am)


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Saturday-Night Theatre

Conspiracy at Laxey by HELEN J. WILSON
On 10 March 1879 the Great Laxey Mining Company issued a new Code of Regulations to its miners. requiring them to extend their working week of 621 hours by a further six hours and an extra shift on Saturdays. No extra money was offered. The stage was set for a bitter dispute....
Directed by TONY CLIFF BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Mon 3.15 pm) (Paul Webster is a mem-ber of the Royal Shakespeare Company)


Unknown: Helen J. Wilson
Directed By: Tony Cliff
Unknown: Paul Webster
Henry: David Beames
Robert Lewney: David Fleeshman
Jack Garrett: Ted Kelsey
John: Russell Dixon
Kewley: Alan Rothwell
Mrs Kelly: Kathleen Helmb
Captain Reddicliffe: Nick Darke
Captain Rowe/Ring: John McGregor
Hetty: Helen Worth
Maria: Sally Gibson
Clague: John Jardine
Cannon: Andy Rashleigh
Skillicorn: Charles Foster
High Bailiff: Geoffrey Banks
Laughton: Paul Webster
EDWARS: Richard Clay Jones

: Weather

: News

: Encore

Michael Billington replays and reflects on the movies, music, books, television, radio. plays and personalities from the nightly review of the arts - Kaleidoscope. Editor ROSEMARY HART


Unknown: Michael Billington
Editor: Rosemary Hart

: Lighten Our Darkness

Evening meditation with music, led by fr jim SKELLY BBC Northern Ireland

: Instant Sunshine and....

thirty minutes of entertainment for an autumn evening.
Music and merriment provided by DAVID barlow , PETER CHRISTIE , ALAN MARYON-DAVIS and MILES KiNGTON -with their special guests this week: The Philip Jones Bras* Ensemble
Producer DANNY greenstohi


Provided By: David Barlow
Provided By: Peter Christie
Provided By: Alan Maryon-Davis
Provided By: Miles Kington
Unknown: Philip Jones

: Just Before Midnight

A series of plays for late-night listening.
At dawn, when the noise of the pop festival has died down, Sophie sneaks out of the house to talk to her owl and meets a witch-like stranger.
Directed by KAY jamieson BBC Manchester


Directed By: Kay Jamieson
Sophie's Blues: Valerie Georgeson
Sophie: Kirsten McGlincht
Dad: Cliff Howells
Mum: Eileen O'Brien
Joan: Anne Raitt

: News

Weather report; forecast followed by an interlude

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