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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 Read by COLIN DORAN
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45- Thought for the Day


Presenter: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Rosemary Wakelin
Read By: Colin Doran

: News

: Coping with the Cuts [number removed]

In Old Age
A You and Yours Special As the number of elderly people in the community increases, the cuts in public spending spell a decrease in support and care.
What problems are the elderly facing? How can they and their relatives be helped to cope? Who will provide support?
Ring David Hobman , Director of Age Concern, and Heather MacKenzie of the National Council for the Single woman and her Dependants, with your problems and suggestions.
In the Chair: Nancy Wise Producers WALTER WALLICH and MICHAEL GILLIAM
Lines open from 8.0 am long wave only
HELP! page 15


Unknown: David Hobman
Unknown: Heather MacKenzie
Producers: Walter Wallich
Producers: Michael Gilliam

: News

long wave only

: Parent Power

This week Barry Turner and Maureen O'Connor look at what can be done about school closures.
Producer SALLY THOMPSON Correspondence to: Parent Power, BBC, Broadcasting House, London WIA IAA long wave only


Unknown: Barry Turner
Unknown: Maureen O'Connor
Producer: Sally Thompson

: Daily Service

NEM, P 106; Put thou thy trust in God (BBC HB 313); Psalm 95; John 10. v 40 to 11, v 15 (AV); The God of love my Shepherd is (BBC HB 474)

: Four Frightened People

by E. ARNOT ROBERTSON (14) long wave only


Unknown: E. Arnot Robertson

: News

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: Analysis

The South Africans
2: Looking Beyond the Laager
South Africa's Prime Minister P. W. Botha : are his countrymen re-thinking their attitudes to the hostile world outside the laager?
The Rhodesian elections have made South Africans, black and white, rethink their role in Africa and indeed, the world. In the second of two programmes on South Africa, Mary Goldring reports on how they see themselves today, how it is affecting the domestic political line-up, and who now pulls the strings.
Producer TOM READ
long wave only


Unknown: P. W. Botha
Unknown: Mary Goldring

: Through My Window

P. J. Kavanagh puts down his pen for ten minutes to ponder over the view from his home in the Cotswolds. BBC Bristol long wave only


Unknown: J. Kavanagh

: News

: Coping with the Cuts

Out of Workt
A You and Yours Special Fewer jobs and cuts in job training programmes - both for school leavers and for redundant workers - that's the bleak prospect for 1980. Where can we turn for help and advice?
Margaret Korving , looks at the prospects, with Geoffrey Holland of the Manpower Services Commission, and Elizabeth Hoodless , Director of Community Service Volunteers.
HELP! page 15


Unknown: Margaret Korving
Unknown: Geoffrey Holland
Unknown: Elizabeth Hoodless
Producer: Michael Gilliam

: Detective: 9: The Coming Out Present

Stories of crime and detection in London
A series of 13 programmes
Written by Robert Barr
with Ray Brooks as Det-Sgt Brooks, and Christopher Blake as Det-Con Maxton
(Harry Towb is a National Theatre player)
12.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only


Written By: Robert Barr
Producer: Martin Fisher
Det-Sgt Brook: Ray Brooks
Det-Con Maxton: Christopher Blake
Chief Inspector Roach: David Daker
Harry Dean: George Tovey
Collator: James Cosmo
Brennan: Alan Barry
Ryan: Harry Towb
Ross: Paul Angelis
Moody: Michael McClain
Barmaid: Jenny Twigge
Police officer: Trevor Cooper
Police officer: Michael McStay

: The World at One: News.

Presented by Robin Day


Presented By: Robin Day

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

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: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
I've Managed to Live the Things that I have Dreamed of Living: the actress ANGELA LANSBURY talks to SONIA BEESLEY about her successful career on stage and in films.
Talking Point: opinions and ideas ...
Reading Your Letters.
Children's Books and Writers: what do they read and why? Stepsons (9) long wave only


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Talks: Angela Lansbury
Unknown: Sonia Beesley

: News

: Listen with Mother

Story: The White China Mug by JO DONOVAN


Unknown: White China
Unknown: Jo Donovan

: Afternoon Theatre

Guffy and the Dangerous Question
A comedy for our time byBARBARA FOXE
' Why don't people ask themselves why they're doing whatever they are doing? I know they'd only answer " sex or money or because I want to" but half the time that's not it.' with Joss Ackland as Guffy


Unknown: Barbara Foxe
Unknown: Joss Ackland
Directed By: Piers Plowright
Lisa: Lolly Cockerell
Sergeant Wood: John Bott
PC Yates: Philip Sully
Frederick Williams: Patrick Barr
Joseph Williams: Godfrey Kenton
Walt: Michael Spice
Woman with horse: Eva Stuart
Ward sister: Jenny Twigge

: Any Answers?

A chance to air your views, on some of the subjects raised in last week's Any Questions? Introduced by David Jacobs
Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol


Introduced By: David Jacobs
Producer: Carole Stone

: Short Story

A Will to Endure by REARDEN CONNER
Read by Michael Duffy Producer JUDITH ELLIOTT BBC Northern Ireland


Unknown: Rearden Conner
Read By: Michael Duffy

: PM

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


Unknown: Susannah Simons
Unknown: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Fri 1.40 pm) Written by MARY CUTLER Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham


Written By: Mary Cutler
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Lilian Bellamy: Elizabeth Marlow
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Philip Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Polly Perks: Hilary Newcombe
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Joe Grundy: Haydn Jones
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Clarrie Larkin: Heather Bell
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Jim Coverdale: Leon Tanner
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward

: Time for Verse

Most subtle of lures
Desmond Hawkins introduces poetry which takes up the theme of the dance. Readers Pauline Wynn and Douglas Leach
Producer BRIAN PATTEN BBC Bristol


Unknown: Desmond Hawkins
Readers: Pauline Wynn
Readers: Douglas Leach
Producer: Brian Patten

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Richard Cork Producer JOHN POWELL


Presented By: Richard Cork
Producer: John Powell

: The RPO at the Festival Hall

Gidon Kremer (violin) Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, leader
BARRY GRIFFITHS , conducted by Riccardo Chailly direct from the Royal Festival Hall, London Part 1
Rossini Overture: William Tell
Schumann Violin Concerto in D minor


Violin: Gidon Kremer
Leader: Barry Griffiths
Conducted By: Riccardo Chailly

: Geoffrey Moorhouse Revisits....

the county of Greater Manchester in the first of three programmes.
In his book Britain in the 60s - The Other England, Geoffrey Moorhouse in 1964 described Manchester as being in a decline. After a recent return visit, he now confesses to -a change of mind.


Unknown: Geoffrey Moorhouse
Producer: Peter Estall

: The RPO at the Festival Hall

Part 2 Franck Symphony in D minor
(In association with Martini and Rossi Ltd)

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

with Anthony Howard


Unknown: Anthony Howard

: A Book at Bedtime

The Aran Islands (9) 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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