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: News

: Farming Today

: 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

Producer ANTHONY PARKIN BBC Birmingham


Producer: Anthony Parkin

: It's a Bargain

with Norman Tozer
HELP! page 23
7.55 Weather: programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Norman Tozer

: News

: Sport on 4

In the depth of this British winter, Jim Ros enthal brings some much needed sunshine with progress reports from HENRY BLOFELD in Bombay on the second day of the Golden Jubilee Test between INDIA and ENGLAND. The programme also includes a report from GERALD WILLIAMS at Lake Placid on the . Winter Olympics A Radio Sport and OB production


Unknown: Jim Ros
Unknown: Henry Blofeld
Unknown: Gerald Williams

: News

: Breakaway

from routine with Barry Norman , and intrepid reporters and enthusiasts with ideas on ways and means of spending your leisure hours.
Including this week:
Going /or a Song: Doreen Taylor takes a look at a birdwatching holiday in Crete.
Roy Day with more do-it-. yourself tips.
For information sheets, send a large sae to [address removed] long wave only


Unknown: Barry Norman
Song: Doreen Taylor
Producer: Jenny Marshall
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: News Stand

with Bill Grundy
Producer JOHN SMITHSON long wave only


Unknown: Bill Grundy
Producer: John Smithson

: The Week in Westminster

with Hugo Young
Producer JOSHUA ROZENBERG long ware only


Unknown: Hugo Young
Producer: Joshua Rozenberg

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 75; Father, hear the prayer we offer (BBC HB 352); Psalm 119, pt 3; Matthew 7. vv 13-23 (rsv); God of grace and God of glory (BBC HB 391) long wave only

: Pick of the Week

with June Knox-Mawer long wave only

: International Assignment

The Week in Strasbourg
At the monthly meeting of the European Parliament, there's been a renewed effort to solve the deadlock over the 1980 Common Market budget and the problem of how much Britain should pay. Among those taking part was the President of the European Commission, The Rt Hon Roy Jenkins
A report by John Sergeant. of the BBC's political staff.
Producer JOSHUA ROZENBERG long wave only


Unknown: Roy Jenkins
Unknown: John Sergeant.
Producer: Joshua Rozenberg

: News

: Money Box

Presenter Louise Botting Radio's key to the ever-present problem of how to get the best from your money. A Financial World Tonight production
(Repeated: Mon 10.5 am)
HELP! page 23


Presenter: Louise Botting

: The News Quiz

Barry Took questions Joan Bakewell Alan Coren John Craven and Clement Freud. MP Compiled and produced by AI.AN NIXON
(Repeated: Mon 10.30 pm)
12.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: John Craven
Unknown: Clement Freud.

: News

: Any Questions?

Lord Thomson of Monifieth The Bishop of Winchester William Douglas Home Gloria Hooper , MEP from the Theatre Royal, Winchester
Chairman David Jacobs
1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only


Unknown: Gloria Hooper
Unknown: David Jacobs

: News

: Wildlife

CHRIS MEAD , MIKE STODDART and DICK VANE-WRIGHT answer listeners' questions.
Introduced by Derek Jones Producer BRIAN LEITH BBC Bristol
Questions to: Wildlife, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR long wave only


Unknown: Chris Mead
Unknown: Mike Stoddart
Unknown: Dick Vane-Wright
Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: Brian Leith

: Saturday-Afternoon Theatre

Night of the Badger by GRAHAM BLACKETT with Nicolette McKenzie Richard Easton and Morgan Sheppard
Young Jenny Allingham is missing and her car is found abandoned at the edge of Jockey Cap Wood. Sergeant Benbow sets out to investigate, and the peace of a quiet English village is threatened.
BBC Birmingham long wave only


Unknown: Graham Blackett
Unknown: Nicolette McKenzie
Unknown: Richard Easton
Unknown: Jenny Allingham
Directed By: Vanessa Whitburn
Susan Colson: Nicolette McKenzii
John Colson: Richard Easton
Sergeant Benbow: Morgan Sheppard
Constable Swift: Terry Molloy
Nigel Stoddart: Malcolm Gerard
Mrs Allingham: Gillian Andrews
WPC West: Jane Galloway
Rupert Dalton: Stephen Hancock
Jenny Allingham: Juliet Stevenson

: Does He Take Sugar?

A practical and topical magazine for and with 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 House, London W1A 4WW
Editor MARLENE PEASI long wave only


Presenter: Marilyn Alan
Reporter: Kevin Mulhern
Editor: Marlene Peasi

: News

long wave only

: God in My Language

Jill Cochrane , who has been talking to teenage members of Britain's 1 other religions, reflects In this last programme on the way they are relating to British life and culture, and trying to maintain their own beliefs and identity.
Producer DAVID WINTER long wave only


Unknown: Jill Cochrane

: Time for Verse

0 tell me the truth about love
long wave only

: Submarine

The Fox
The fourth of five programmes about these remarkable craft - from their invention and development to the position of pre-eminence they have attained among the fighting ships of modern navies.
Commodore Karl Doenitz , Commander of the German u-Boat fleet at the beginning of World War 11, decided a simple German submarine could gain entry to, and raid. the British Home Fleet Base at Scapa Flow. Kapitan-leutnant Gunther Prien proved him right, with Nigel Anthony as Kapitiinlcutnant Gunther
Prien Garard Green as Commodore Karl Doenitz and ERIC ALLAN
JOHN BADDELEY , HEATHER BELL , DAVID BUCK , DAVID GRAHAM. PETER WICKHAM Narrated by Lieut-Cmdr Peter Kemp Written and produced by JOHN BRIDGES long wave only


Unknown: Karl Doenitz
Unknown: Gunther Prien
Unknown: Nigel Anthony
Unknown: Prien Garard Green
Unknown: Karl Doenitz
Unknown: Eric Allan
Unknown: John Baddeley
Unknown: Heather Bell
Unknown: David Buck
Unknown: David Graham.
Produced By: John Bridges

: Week Ending

with Bill Wallis
David Tate , Sheila Steatel David Jason and THE DAVID FIRMAN TRIO long wave only
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: David Tate
Unknown: Sheila Steatel
Unknown: David Jason
Unknown: David Firman

: News ]

: Miles of London Desert Island Discs

Timothy West , the actor, chooses the eight records he would take and discusses them with ROY PLOMLEY Producer DEREK DRESCHER
(Timothy West is in ' Beecham' at the Apollo Theatre, London)


Unknown: Timothy West
Producer: Derek Drescher
Unknown: Timothy West

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson



Producer: Michael Ember

: Baker's Dozen

Richard Baker offers a recipe of popular classics on record, including listeners' requests.
(Repeated: Wed 11.5 am)


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Saturday-Night Theatre

The Liverpool Match by PETER WHALLEY
Few things can unite everybody in a small town, but when their football team gets through to the Fifth Round of the FA Cup, and draws one of the best sides in the country at home, everyone is willing their side to achieve the impossible.
Directed by TONY CLIFF BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Mon 3.15 pm)


Unknown: Peter Whalley
Played By: Simon Molloy.
Unknown: Colin Meredith.
Unknown: John Jardink
Unknown: Barry Markham
Unknown: Karen Petrie
Unknown: Charles Foster
Unknown: Brian Southwood
Unknown: Marlene Sidaway
Directed By: Tony Cliff
Jimmy Salmon: David Calder
Duggie: Tony Robinson
Narrator: Peter Wheeler
Brown: Paul Webster
Moreen: Kate Lee
Catherine: Linda Gardner
TV interviewer: Brian Miller
Mr Charles: Malcolm Hebden
Newlands: Alan Rothwell
Foster: Andy Rashleigh
MeGrath: Robert Warner
Skates: Clive Duncan
Fodder: Christopher Wilkinson
Commentator: Brian Trueman

: Weather

: News

: Encore

Sheridan Morley re plays and reflects on items from Kaleidoscope.
Sheridan's Films: page 19


Unknown: Sheridan Morley
Editor: Rosemary Hart

: Lighten Our Darkness

with Peggy Makins
Reader Hubert Hoskins


Reader: Peggy Makins
Reader: Hubert Hoskins

: Miles of London

A six-part series which takes you on a merry progress through London - prying into its secrets, its mysteries and its many surprises - in the company of Bernard Miles. Illustrations unearthed and performed by The Barrow Poets 2: Sex
- being a tale of stews, statues and Hannah Snell. Research by SYBIL HARPER Compiled and written by BARRY PILTON. Producer DANNY GREENSTONE


Unknown: Bernard Miles.
Unknown: Hannah Snell.
Unknown: Sybil Harper
Written By: Barry Pilton.
Producer: Danny Greenstone

: Signing On

In the second of seven programmes, David Rider considers the mystique of the signature tune, the musical key which so often opens the door on radio and television, as well as in the cinema and the theatre.
Producer RAY ABBOTT (Revised repeat)


Unknown: David Rider
Producer: Ray Abbott

: News

Weather report; forecast followed by an interlude

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