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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenter Brian Redhead With LIBBY PURVES including at
6.45* Prayer for the Day With ROSEMARY WAKELIN
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
7.30. 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Rosemary Wakelin
Read By: Peter Donaldson

: News

: Coping with the Cuts [number removed]

Starting Life
A You and Yours Special As public expenditure cuts begin to bite, home help, maternity grants and play-groups may all be in shorter supply. One-parent families and parents with small children will be especially hard hit. How can they cope?
Ring Dr Mia Kellmer Pringle, Director of the National Children's Bureau, and Malcolm Wicks ,
Research Director of the Study Commission on the Family, with your queries and suggestions.
In the Chair Sue Cook
Lines open from 8.0 am long wave only
HELP! page 15


Unknown: Dr Mia Kellmer
Unknown: Malcolm Wicks
Producers: Walter Wallich
Producers: Angela Parsons

: News

long wave only

: In Britain Now

The BBC's home correspondents and reporters talk about the stones and the people behind the Producer ELIZABETH SHEEHY long wave only


Producer: Elizabeth Sheehy

: Daily Service

nem, p 97; Lord, thy word abideth (BBC BB 190); Psalm 33, vv 1-12; John 10 vv 11-21 (AV); Lord, pour thy Spirit from on high (BBC HB 224)

: Four Frightened People

by E. ARNOT ROBERTSON (12) long wave only


Unknown: E. Arnot Robertson

: News

long wave only

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

The Third Person by TED WALKER
Carmel MeSharry as Mary 'You'd be an Englishman, Sir? Like Queen Victoria that was, then, her before the Troubles. She could jaunt all the day with her cigar and her bottle and watching how the world goes by.' John Rye as Johnson
' The things I do for England. In the back of the car I've got a drunken bird with her clothes all over the place and I'm taking her home. Only trouble is she's about 300 years old.'
Landlord SEAN SCANLAN Directed by SHAUN MACLOUGHLIN BBC Bristol long wave only


Unknown: Ted Walker
Unknown: Carmel Mesharry
Unknown: John Rye
Unknown: Sean Scanlan
Directed By: Shaun MacLoughlin

: 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 the most thoughtful programmes from Plymouth to the Orkneys.
Producer JANE MARSHALL BBC Birmingham long wave only


Unknown: Diane Harron
Producer: Jane Marshall

: News

: Coping with the Cuts

In Classroom and College A You and Yours Special To implement spending cuts, some local authorities are reducing teaching staff, others cutting student grants, scrapping adult education classes or saving on textbooks and equipment.
As the cuts bite, are there alternatives open to us? George Luce consults Jack Springett , Education Officer-elect. AMA, and Eric Midwinter of the National Consumer Council.
HELP! page 15


Unknown: George Luce
Unknown: Jack Springett
Unknown: Eric Midwinter
Producer: John Skrine

: Down Your Way

Winterton, South Humberside
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
Reading Your Letters.
The Skyship Enterprise: airships may be making a comeback. BERNARD JACKSON investigates.
Che Bello Bambino !: CLARE EDWARDS recalls her experience of losing and finding her baby in Venice's Grand Union Canal. *
The First 12 Months: BARBARA MYERS explores the world of the new-born baby.
Stepsons (7) long wave only


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Bernard Jackson
Unknown: Bello Bambino
Unknown: Clare Edwards

: News

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Baboon and the Drum byAVERIL COULT


Unknown: Averil Coult

: Sons and Lovers

by D. H. LAWRENCE adapted for radio in six parts by D. G. BRIDSON
6: Death
Theme music composed by JACK TROMBEY
Directed by TREVOR HILL
BBC Manchester


Unknown: D. H. Lawrence
Unknown: D. G. Bridson
Composed By: Jack Trombey
Directed By: Trevor Hill
Paul Morel: Peter McEnery
Clara Dawes: Billie Whitelaw
Mrs Morel: Rosemary Leach
Miriam: Rosalind Shanks
Waiter Morel: Geoffrey Banks
theD H Lawrence, Narrator: Roy Spencer
Annie Morel: Vida Paterson
Dr Jameson: James Tomlinson
SiSter: Christine Burn
Baxter Dawes: Peter Ellis

: Bookshelf

: Announcements

: Short Story

My Adventure in Norfolk by A. J. ALAN
Read by Jon Glover


Unknown: A. J. Alan
Read By: Jon Glover

: PM

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


Unknown: Susannah Simons
Unknown: Robert Williams

: 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. DerekNlmmo* and John Junkin endeavour to prevent each other from talking for just a minute.


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Peter Jones.
Unknown: John Junkin
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Producer: David Hatch

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wed 1.40 pm)

: The Restless Years

Thames from the 70s
6: An End to
Post-war prosperity had rested on a fragile network of economic assumptions - cheap energy, a sound dollar and a free world trading system. President Nixon's measures of 1971 dramatised the fact that the us could no longer provide the world with a gold-backed currency and that the us's national interest came before anything else.
With worldwide inflation rooted in the flood of dollars and the vast increase in oil prices, it was a decade when old certainties were shattered and when new ones remained to be constructed. Presented by Peter Hobday Producer WILL HUTTON


Presented By: Peter Hobday

: In Touch

A programme of special interest to the visually handicapped. Presented by David Scott Blackhall
In this edition, Jane Finnis reports on the training and job prospects for blind piano tuners.


Presented By: David Scott Blackhall
Unknown: Jane Finnis
Producer: Thena Heshel

: Come to the Opera

Pick of the Pops
Records of universally favourite music from grand opera, introduced by Peter Pratt


Introduced By: Peter Pratt
Producer: Ronald Cook

: From Our Own Correspondent


: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Jacky Gillott


Presented By: Jacky Gillott
Producer: Anne Winder

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Rory MacPherson reporting


Unknown: Rory MacPherson

: The Hornblower Story

by C. S. FORESTER adapted for radio by VAL GIELGUD starring Nigel Anthony with Terence Skelton and John Franklyn-Robbins Book 3: Hornblower and the Hotspur
5: The Treasure Fleet
Music composed by JOHNNY PEARSON
Directed by TREVOR hile BBC Manchester


Unknown: C. S. Forester
Unknown: Val Gielgud
Unknown: Nigel Anthony
Unknown: Terence Skelton
Unknown: John Franklyn-Robbins
Composed By: Johnny Pearson
Directed By: Trevor Hile
Horatio Hornblower: Nigel Anthony
William Bush: Terence Skelton
Admiral Cornwallis: John Franklyn-Robbins
Maria Hornblower: Nina Holloway
Mr Foreman, midshipman: James Simmons
James Doughty: Robin Burch
Mrs Mason: Delia Corrie
Captain Graham Moore: Charles Foster
Mr Carron: Bill Ward
Sailor: Gordon Astley

: A Book at Bedtime

The Aran Islands (7) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Today in Parliament

long wave only

: News

Weather report; forecast long wave only followed by an interlude

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