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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

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: Today

Presenters John Timpson and Brian Redhead
6.45* Prayer for the Day with JOSIE SMITH
7.0, 8.0, Today's News
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presenters: John Timpson
Presenters: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Josie Smith
Read By: Pauline Bushnell

: News

: Mid-Week with Elaine Stritch

Including The Week So Far by Russell Davies
Producer IAN GARDHOUSE long wave only


Unknown: Russell Davies
Producer: Ian Gardhouse

: News

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: Gardeners' Question Time

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: Daily Service

NEM, p 106; Prayer is the soul's sincere desire (BBC HB 347); Psalm 23; John 17, vv 13-26 (AV); The Lord my pasture shall prepare (BBC HB 477)

: Story Time

Once Upon an Ice Age 8: Too Much Fire long wave only

: News

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: Baker's Dozen

with Richard Baker
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Unknown: Richard Baker

: News

: You and Yours

Molly Price-Owen and Sue Cook


Unknown: Molly Price-Owen

: Double Act

Plays from the series Just Before Midnight ALAN AYCKBOURN 'S Mother Figure
' And then we got this phone call - will you accept a transfer charge from a phone box in Middlesbrough and Terry says hello, that's funny, who do we know in Middlesbrough and I said not a soul and he says well, that's funny. So we took it and it was your husband.' Directed by MATTHEW WALTERS Tutorial by ROBERT DAVIS with , a sixth-form teacher with a problem. Is he in love with one of his pupils? Is it fantasy day-dreaming?
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Unknown: Alan Ayckbourn
Directed By: Matthew Walters
Unknown: Robert Davis
Directed By: Richard Wortlet
Lucy: Maureen Lipman
Terry: Ray Brooks
Rosemary: Diane Bull
Peter Bates: Nigel Anthony
Sue: Lolly Cockerell

: The World at One: News

and voices and topics in and behind the headlines Presented by Robin Day


Presented By: Robin Day

: The Archers

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: News

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: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Mills
Guest of the Week:
Professor Randolph Quirk , Director of the Survey of English Usage.
The First 12 Months: BARBARA MYERS talks to DR HUGH JOLLY about babies up to the age of three months.
New York Report: HELENS HANFF , author of 84 Charing Cross Road, begins another series on life in the Big Apple.
Food and Fado:LYNN TEN KATE eats out Portuguese-Style.
Sense and Sensibility (13) long wave only


Introduced By: Jenni Mills
Unknown: Professor Randolph Quirk
Talks: Barbara Myers
Unknown: Dr Hugh Jolly
Unknown: Helens Hanff
Unknown: Lynn Ten

: News

: Listen with Mother

The Great Fisherman by LAWRENCE JAMES


Unknown: Lawrence James

: The Way the Money Goes

On Budget Day Jonathan Steinberg reflects on his brief career in merchant banking, and on the tendency of money to avoid him.
BBC Manchester


Unknown: Jonathan Steinberg

: The Budget: A PM Special

Presenters Gordon Clough Robert Williams and Joan Bakewen
3.30 The
Chancellor of the Exchequer live from the House of Commons
Will SIR GROF-FREY HOWE 'S second budget be as radical as his first? Will there be more tax cuts, more cuts in public expenditure? How will he raise the extra revenue he needs? In the traditional way, by increasing taxes on tobacco and drink? You can hear the measures as they're announced and have them analysed by experts from business, industry and politics including
Lord Errol, President of the Institute of Directors; Neil Kinnock , up, Opposition Spokesman on Education; James Morrell of the Henley Centre for Forecasting; David Alton , Liberal up, Liverpool Edge Hill; Alan Fisher , Gen Sec of NUPE; and others.
Vincent Duggleby. is in the House of Commons to intei pret the Chancellor's . speech.
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Presenters: Gordon Clough
Presenters: Robert Williams
Presenters: Joan Bakewen
Unknown: Frey Howe
Directors: Neil Kinnock
Unknown: James Morrell
Unknown: David Alton
Unknown: Alan Fisher
Unknown: Gen Sec
Unknown: Vincent Duggleby.

: My Music

John Amis and Frank Muir challenge Ian Wallace and Denis Norden
In the Chair Steve Race Questions compiled by STEVE RACE. Executive producer BOBBY JAYE


Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Bobby Jaye

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thurs 1.40 pm)

: Checkpoint

Action Desk Edition
Presenter Vincent Kane (Repeated: Thurs 9.5 am)
HELP! page 15


Presenter: Vincent Kane

: A Musical Evening with Gwyneth Jones

' If one is blessed with a voice it then becomes a privilege to give pleasure and happiness to others through singing.'
Gwyneth Jones is one of the world's leading dramatic sopranos. She is renowned for the range of her operatic repertoire and particularly for her interpretation of the great Wagnerian roles. In this programme she talks of her up-bringing in Pontypool and of her life as an international opera singer.
Producer TELERt BEVAN BBC Wales

: A Programme for Survival?

' It is clear that the world economy is now functioning so badly that it damages both the immediate and the longer-run interests of all nations.'
An independent commission under the chairmanship of Willy Brandt has just published the results of its two-year investigation into world economic development. The report's conclusions, which arc addressed to the general public as well as governments, call for reform and restructuring not only in the ' mutual interests ' of both North and South but also to avoid the 'threat to human survival posed by the threatening chaos in the world economy.'
Mike Wooldridge discusses the implications of the Brandt Report with Keith Griffin , President of Magdalen College. Oxford. David Henderson . Professor of Political Economy at University College, London, and Kamal Hossain , Director of The Centre for Research on the New International Economic Order.


Unknown: Mike Wooldridge
Unknown: Keith Griffin
Unknown: David Henderson
Unknown: Kamal Hossain
Producer: Joy Hatwood

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Jacky Gillott Producer RICHARD DUNN


Presenter: Jacky Gillott
Producer: Richard Dunn

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News - The Budget

After the News the Chancellor of the Exchequer, The Rt lion Sir Geoffrey Howe , up, for the Government
10.15* Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Sir Geoffrey Howe
Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: The Life and Times of the Orchestra

A nine-part series in which Jeremy Siepmann follows the changing fortunes of the orchestra and the society whose tastes it has always mirrored.
7: Identity Crisis, or My Country Sharp or Flat
Nationalism brings the orchestra into contact with some strange bed-fellows. Encounters this evening include European folk ensembles and an American jazz band. Producer ARTHUR JOHNSON Gramophone records


Unknown: Jeremy Siepmann
Producer: Arthur Johnson

: A Book at Bedtime

That Uncertain Feeling (3) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

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: Today in Parliament

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: News

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