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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

S.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presented by John Timpson with LIBBY PURVES
6.45* Prayir for the Day
The Bishop of Newcastle THE RT REV RONALD BOWLBY
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
7.38, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: John Timpson
Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Ronald Bowlby
Read By: Christopher Slade

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

Minding Your Own (Small) Business
Can your hobby, dream or idea make money for you? If you ever hope to start a small business - or have started one which has met with problems - ring and tell of your plans or difficulties. Raising money? Distribution? Premises? Marketing? Employees? Advertising?
Sue MacGregor is joined by Dr Sue Birley , from the Small Business Institute of the London Business School, and Dennis Statham , consultant at Hackney Business Promotion Centre.
Produced by the Woman's Hour Unit
Lines open from 8.0 am long wave only


Unknown: Dr Sue Birley
Unknown: Dennis Statham

: News

long wave only

: In Britain Now

The stories and the people behind the news. Producer ELIZABETH SHEEHY long wave only


Producer: Elizabeth Sheehy

: Daily Service

NEM. p 122; The Saviour died (BBC HB 497); Canticle 10; John 5, w 31-47 (av); Jerusalem, my happy home (BBC HB 247)

: The Wooden Horse

by ERIC Williams (7) lung wave only

: News

long wave only

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

' I served with Kane when his ship was in a fatal collision. His judgment was seriously at fault and I believe that, faced with a crisis in the operation of this port, his judgment would fail again.'
Directed by MATTHEW WALTERS long wave only


Unknown: Alastair MacDougall
Directed By: Matthew Walters
Commander Kane: Michael McStay
Mr Hannah: Brian Carroll
Fisher: Patrick Barr
Capt Barrett: Joe Dunlop
Capt Sea Ranger: Gregory de Polnay
Radio op Avenger: Hywel David
Radio op Sea Ranger: Bill Monks
Bill: Gordon Reid
Engineer Sea Ranger: Adrian Egan
Reporter: Elizabeth Rider

: Local Edition

Diane Harron listens in to some of the BBC's local and regional broadcasts. and shares her selection of the most fascinating. the most lively and most thoughtful programmes. Producer JANE MARSHALL BBC Birmingham long wave only


Unknown: Diane Harron
Producer: Jane Marshall

: News

: You and Yours

News, views and advice for consumers
Presenters Sue Cook and George Luce


Unknown: George Luce

: Down Your Way

Chepstow in Gwent
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
Air and Space: MOLLY price-owenhearsabout an organisation which provides studio and gallery accommodation for artists.
Talking Point: opinions and ideas ...
Reading Your Letters.
The First 12 Months: BARBARA MYERS follows the development of young babies.
In the Highlands (2) long wave only


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Barbara Myers

: News

: Listen with Mother

Story: Mr Odd and the Chicken by KEVIN WATSON


Unknown: Mr Odd
Unknown: Kevin Watson

: Sons and Lovers

by D. H. LAWRENCE. Part 2


Unknown: D. H. Lawrence.

: Bookshelf

4.40 Announcements

: Short Story

Madame Zilensky and the King of Finland by CARSON MCCULLERS
Read by Hugh Dickson
' " Finland is a democracy-', Mr Brook said. " You could not possibly have seen the King of Finland. Therefore, what you have just said is an untruth. A pure untruth." '


Unknown: Madame Zilensky
Read By: Hugh Dickson
Unknown: Mr Brook

: PM

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

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Just a Minute

A panel game whose unruly members are occasionally kept in disorder by the Chairman Nicholas Parsons and in which
Kenneth Williams Peter Jones
Clement Freud and Aiml Macdonald endeavour to prevent each other from talking for just a minute on this - or that.
Devised by IAN MESSITER Producer


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Aiml MacDonald
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Producer: David Hatch

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wed 1.40 pm)

: The Restless Years

Themes from the 70s 2: The Last Empire
In a post colonial world, the Soviet Bloc in Eastern Europe is, in a sense, the last empire. But during the last decade, Moscow has found itself under pressure from within the confines of its dominion, as economic realities and forces of nationalism have increased the pull away from the centre. At the same time, the Soviet leadership has continued to be haunted by the fear of encirclement from the outside, Erik de Mauny presents a programme which, against this background, examines the viability of the last empire in the 80s.


Producer: Harry Sciineider

: In Touch

The helping hand to all Britain's blind ' is the slogan of the Royal National Institute for the Blind. In today's programme, Eric Boulter , its Director-General, and Duncan Watson , its Chairman. answer questions put by In Touch listeners about the work of the institute.
Presented by Jane Flnnis Producer THENA HESHEL
Free quarterly bulletin, summarising information broadcast on In Touch, available from [address removed]. Send four large saes for a year's supply.
Handbook, same title, £1.50, by post from [address removed]


Unknown: Eric Boulter
Unknown: Duncan Watson
Presented By: Jane Flnnis
Producer: Thena Heshel

: The Manipulators

Bill Robertson investigates the techniques of hidden persuasion.
The public may not always be swayed by brash advertising - but can they resist the more subtle temptations that may make them spend their money or change their minds?


Unknown: Bill Robertson
Producer: Deborah Christie
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC Correspondents throughout the world talk about the countries they work in. Producer PADDY O'KEEFFE

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Jacky Gillott
Producer ROB WHITE


Presented By: Jacky Gillott
Producer: Rob White

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: The Hornblower Story

A further series based on two more of the c. S. FORESTER novels adapted for radio by VAL GIELGUD starring Nigel Anthony with Terence Skelton and John Franklyn Robbins
Book 3: Hornblower and the Hotspur
1: Hotspur Sails
Captain of the French fishing boat. MICHAEL POOLE
Location recordings made in conjunction with MARINERS INTERNATIONAL Music composed by JOHNNY PEARSON Directed by CHRISTOPTIIER HAYTON WEBB BBC Manchester


Radio By: Val Gielgud
Unknown: Nigel Anthony
Unknown: Terence Skelton
Unknown: John Franklyn Robbins
Unknown: Michael Poole
Composed By: Johnny Pearson
Directed By: Christoptiier Hayton
Horatio Hornblower: Nigel Anthony
William Bush: Terence Skelton
Maria Hornblower: Nina Holloway
Admiral Sir William Cornwallis: John Franklyn-Robbins
Host at the George Inn: Brian Southwood
Mr Prowse, sailing master: David Miller
Mr Cargill, the mate: Ian Flintoff

: A Book at Bedtime

The World is a Wedding (2) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: News

Weather report; forecast followed by an Interlude
12.15-12.23* am Shipping forecast; Inshore forecast

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