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: News Briefing

: Farming Week

Presented from the South East by BRYAN PLATT
6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only


Unknown: Bryan Platt

: Today

Presenter John Timpson with LIBBY PURVES including at
6.45. Prayer for the Day With CANON PETER COLEMAN
7.0. 8.0 Today's News
7.30. 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presenter: John Timpson
Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Canon Peter Coleman
Read By: Pauline Bushnell

: Double Bill

Alee McCowen reads from his autobiography. 2: The Pope of Puddle Dock
8.59 Continental Travel Information


Unknown: Alee McCowen

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

Cooking for One or Two
My daughter's living in a bed-sitter, and only has a gas-ring to cook on; have you any suggestions for widening the range of foods she cooks? From what she tells me, she fries everything. My husband and I are pensioners, and we find shopping a bit of a problem. Do you think it would be worth the expense of buying a freezer? I live alone and I'm out at work all day - so I don't need to keep large stocks of food but I find it difficult to buy small quantities. Are manufacturers doing anything about this? Put your questions to two cookery experts, Mary Berry and Louise Davies. Sue MacGregor is in the Chair
Produced by the Woman s Hour Unit
Lines open from 8.0 am


Unknown: Mary Berry
Unknown: Louise Davies.

: News

: Medicine Now

What's new in medical science? How well are the doctors looking after us? Is our money being spent to best effect? Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care. Producer DAVID PATERSON


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: David Paterson

: Daily Service

NEM, p 122; This joyful Eastertide (BBC HB 115); Psalm 40; John 20. vv 11-18 (AV); Christ the Lord is risen again (BBC HB 101)

: Story Time

The Children of Dynmouth by WILLIAM TREVOR abridged in 15 parts by BARRY CAMPBELL
Read by Johnny Morris (1) ' Timothy Gedge was a strange boy, always at a loose end. Unfortunately he was increasingly becoming a nuisance to people, endlessly friendly and smiling, keen for conversation ...'
Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol
Preview: page 27


Unknown: William Trevor
Unknown: Barry Campbell
Read By: Johnny Morris
Read By: Timothy Gedge

: News

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: The Sea Shell

by Caroline Graham

It is Davey's eighth birthday. He rises early and dresses in his white sailor suit; by his bedside is his most cherished possession: a sea shell. Young Davey is going on a very special journey.


Unknown: Caroline Graham
Unknown: Young Davey
Director: David Spenser
Davey Jones: Joseph West
Mrs Jones: Josie Kidd
Alf: Rod Beacham
Mr Jones: John Church
Mavis: Sonia Fraser
Policeman: Trevor Cooper
Policeman: John Baker
Milkman: John Bull
Captain: Graham Faulkner

: Wildlife

' Bees spend a good deal of their time mucking about with nectar and honey. How is it that they don't get all gumS'ne of the sticky problems for the team of naturalists to solve.
Introduced by Derek Jones Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat 2.5 pm)


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: John Harrison

: News

: You and Yours

with Molly Price-Owen and George Luce


Unknown: Molly Price-Owen
Unknown: George Luce

: Down Your Way

St Albans, Hertfordshire
12.55Weather: 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

: Woman's Hour

with Sue MacGregor Backyard USA 1: America Isn't Just New York.
SONIA BEESLEY reports from Tucson, Arizona - a desert city in the Far West. Talking Point - opinions and ideas.
Tricks of the Trade-2: TONY WILKINS on wall-papering
Will I Walk Againt DAVID Williams visits Stoke Mandeville - the National Spinal Injuries Centre. Hands to Dance and Skylark
6: A Sailor at Waterloo


Unknown: Sonia Beesley
Unknown: Tony Wilkins
Unknown: David Williams

: News

: Listen with Mother



Unknown: Eugenie Suumerfield

: Women in Love: 6: Continental

by D.H. Lawrence freely adapted in six episodes by Roy Spencer
Starring Sarah Badel, Clive Francis, Peter McEnery and Penelope Wilton

BBC Manchester

(Starting next Sunday: "The Inheritance" by Balzac)


Author: D.H. Lawrence
Adapted by: Roy Spencer
Theme composed by: Tony Hymas
Technical Presentation: David Fleming-Williams
Technical Presentation: Christopher Hayton Webb
Assisted by: Mark Seyler
Assisted by: Jordie Morell
Director: Trevor Hill
D.H. Lawrence, the narrator: Roy Spencer
Ursula Brangwen: Sarah Radel
Gerald Crich: Clive Francis
Rupert Birkin: Peter McEnery
Gudrun Brangwen: Penelope Wilton
Loerke: George Pravda
Musician at the Austrian Hotel: Ernest Watson
Musician at the Austrian Hotel: Stephen Muth

: Bookshelf

: Announcements

: Short Story

The Luck of the Draw by STUART READY
Read by Eva Haddon


Unknown: Stuart Ready
Read By: Eva Haddon

: PM

with Robert Williams and Joan Bakewell
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Robert Williams
Unknown: Joan Bakewell

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: The Oxford Revue

Extracts from one of the best revues on the 1979 Edinburgh Fringe.
'Radio Active' is their very own local radio station, broadcasting to you wherever you are in the country. A show full of music, jokes and terrible DJs - just like any other pop radio show - or is it?
Helen Atkinson-Wood
Angus Deayton
Philip Pope
Karen Rasmussen
Michael Stevens
and David Jackson-Young


Unknown: Helen Atkinson-Wood
Unknown: Angus Deavton
Unknown: Philip Pope
Unknown: Karen Rasmussen
Unknown: Michael Stevens
Unknown: David Jackson-Young
Music By: Philip Pope
Music By: Richard Curtis
Written By: Angus Deayton
Written By: Richard Curtis
Written By: Philip Pope
Written By: David Jackson-Young
Producer: Jimmy Mulville

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wed 1.40 pm)

: Reel Evidence

Another programme in this investigative series. Fit to Bus?
The safety record of British coaches.
Every year over 70 people die and 1,600 are seriously injured in coach and bus accidents. Why? Are coaches properly designed, constructed, and maintained? Do drivers work hours which are too long and dangerous? Are the laws governing the British coach industry tough enough?
Gill Pyrah investigates. Research SHARON BANOFF Producer LESLIE ROBINSON (Repeated: Fri 11.5 am)


Unknown: Gill Pyrah
Unknown: Sharon Banoff
Producer: Leslie Robinson

: In Touch

The Right Light in the Right Place ... can make a lot of difference to people who can only read with the use of magnifying glasses or other low-vision aids. Dr Michael Woolfe talks to Margaret Ford about some adaptable table lamps that might be helpful to people with poor sight; Kevin Mulhern reports on opportunities for blind people in drama and dance.
Presented by Peter White Producer THENA HESHEL
If you want to check information given on In Touch or comment on issues raised during the programme, you can telephone [number removed] after the broadcast until 9.30.
Handbook (same title), £1.50, available by post from [address removed]


Talks: Dr Michael Woolfe
Unknown: Margaret Ford
Unknown: Kevin Mul
Presented By: Peter White
Producer: Thena Heshel

: Choirs of Wales

: Down the Garden Path

Geoffrey Smith talks to KEN FORD about the week in his and your garden. Producer KEN FORD BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Fri 9.45 am)


Talks: Geoffrey Smith

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Michael Oliver Producer CLARE SELERI


Presenter: Michael Oliver
Producer: Clare Seleri

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: Newseries Round Britain Quiz

For the 1980 scries the Resident London Team accepts Round 1 and 2 challenges from teams in Wales, the Midlands, the North of England, Scotland, from Ulster, the West of England and from the Republic of Ireland London v Wales (Round 1) London: Anthony Quinton (Chairman) with Irene Thomas and Professor John B. Mays Wales: Gordon Clough (Chairman) with Dr Mostyn Lewis and Fred Nicholls
Question researcher BERNICE COUPE
Producer TREVOR HILL BBC Manchester
Answer: Mrs Joyce was born Nora ' Barnacle ', Nathaniel ' Winkle ' was the relevant Pickwickian, ' Clam ' is Latin for secretly, and the kiln is a ' Cockle '. All are shell-covered denizens of the deep.


Unknown: Anthony Quinton
Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: Gordon Clough
Unknown: Dr Mostyn Lewis
Unknown: Fred Nicholls
Unknown: Bernice Coupe
Producer: Trevor Hill
Unknown: Mrs Joyce

: A Book at Bedtime

That Uncertain Feeling (12): long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: On the Lighter Side

A late-night selection of music by Rawsthorne, Warlock, Stravinsky and others. gramophone records

: News

Weather report; forecast followed by an interlude

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