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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenters John Timpson and Brian Redhead including at
6.45* Prayer for the Day With JEAN RICHARDSON 7 0 8 Today's News
7.30, 8 30 News headlines
7.45. Thought for the Day


Presenters: John Timpson
Presenters: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Jean Richardson
Unknown: Pauline Bushnell

: News

: Mid-Week with Sylvia Syms

An ordinary talk show with some extraordinary people. Including The Week so Far by Russell Davies Producer IAN GARDHOUSE long wave only


Unknown: Russell Davies
Producer: Ian Gardhouse

: News

long wave only

: Gardeners' Question Time

long wave only

: Daily Service

nem, p 34; Father of peace, and God of love (BBC HB 488); Psalm 57; Hebrews 8, vv 1-13 (RSV); God of grace and God of glory (BBC hb 391)

: Story Time

The Children of Dynmouth (12): long wave only

: News

long wave only

: Baker's Dozen

with Richard Baker
long wave only


Unknown: Richard Baker

: News

: You and Yours

Presenters Molly Price-Owen and George Luce


Unknown: George Luce

: Just a Minute

A panel game whose unruly members are occasionally kept in disorder by the Chairman Nicholas Parsons and in which Kenneth Williams Clement Freud Derek Nimmo and Patrick Moore endeavour to prevent each other from talking for just a minute on this - or that. Devised by IAN MESSITER Producer DAVID HATCH
12.55 Weather: programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Derek Nimmo
Unknown: Patrick Moore
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Producer: David Hatch

: 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
Guest of the Week: Merle Park , Principal Dancer of the Royal Ballet.
New York Report: from HELENE HANFF.
In Praise of England: ANNE JONES cho ses poetry for St George's Day.
Food Stains and Candle-grease: CAROLYN MARTIN studied 18th-century opera scores in Vienna. Never Cry Wolf by FARLEY MOWAT abridged in eight parts by BA MASON
Read by Robert Beatty (1) The wolf by tradition is represented as a slavering man-cater fit only for extermination. But when, in the 50s, Farley Mowat was sent to Arctic Canada to study the wolf, he found a ' highly evolved and attractive animal which is being harried to extinction by the murderous enmity of man '.
(Music: Hadley's One Morning in Spring!) long wave only


Unknown: Merle Park
Unknown: Helene Hanff.
Unknown: Anne Jones
Unknown: Carolyn Martin
Read By: Robert Beatty
Unknown: Farley Mowat

: News

: Listen with Mother

Story: Mitten the Kitten and the Soot by CHRISTINE REES


Unknown: Christine Rees

: Afternoon Theatre

One Afternoon by JOHN FOSTER
Keith, aged 16, and Grandad have always been close; so the afternoon that Grandad is rushed to hospital is crucial to Keiths life and his relations with the rest of the family.
With the Pupils of St Bede's Comprehensive and ss Peter and Paul (Cathedral) Schools, Bristol. Directed by SHAUN MACLoughlin BBC Bristol


Unknown: John Foster
Directed By: Shaun MacLoughlin
Keith: Ian Sharrock
Grandad: Malcolm Hayes
Jean: Louise Jameson
Jack: And Bill Wallis
Pam: Caroline Holdaway
Second schoolboy: Rupert Graves
Michael: Howard Shelton
West: John Abineri
Mrs Gray: Jo Anderson
Mrs Hebditch: Christine Pollon
Young Keith: Seamus MacLoughlin

: Choral Evensong

from the Chapel of Jesus College, Cambridge
Introit: Exultate Deo (Palestrina)
Responses (Bernard Rose ) Psalms: 110, 111, 112 (Martin, Norris, Goss)
First Lesson: Exodus 24
Office Hymn: 0 God of earth and altar (EH 562)
Canticles: The Jesus College Service (William Mathias )
Second Lesson: Luke 1, vv 39-56
Anthem: God is gone up (Gerald Finzi)
Organist and choirmaster RODERICK SHAW Organ scholar


Unknown: Bernard Rose
Unknown: William Mathias
Choirmaster: Roderick Shaw
Unknown: James O'Donnell

: Short Story

The Lobster Supper by BETTY THORNE
Read by Garard Green


Unknown: Betty Thorne
Read By: Garard Green

: PM

with Joan Bakewell and Stephen Jessell
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Stephen Jessell

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: My Music

A musical quiz devised by EDWARD J. MASON and TONY SHRYANE
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
Producer: Bobby Jaye

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thurs 1.40 pm)

: Fat Man on a Bicycle

Being the ponderous pedallings of Tom Vernon from Muswell Hill to the Mediterranean.
Part the Fourth (of 6): Working Glass and Upper Class


Unknown: Tom Vernon

: For England and St George

'England is the paradise of individuality, eccentricity, heresy, anomalies, hobbies, and humours.'

A celebration of St George's Day with the help of anglophiles Anna Raeburn and Arthur Marshall, adopted son Chris Cviic, and a few others who reflect on the English and their land. Introduced by June Knox-Mawer

A Woman's Hour production


Presenter: June Knox-Mawer
Speaker: Anna Raeburn
Speaker: Arthur Marshall
Producer: Janet Thomas

: Migrations

'Tens of thousands died and children were sold into slavery, among them two of my great grand-parents who were slaves for ten years each while their families searched for them to buy them back.'
The Turkish attack on Chios during the Greek War of Independence scattered the members of its prosperous trading community around Europe. Among the refugees was the family of Peter Calvo coressi, historian and journalist, who describes the effect of this and other migrations on his family history.


Unknown: Peter Calvo

: File on 4

investigates and analyses current events and issues, at home and abroad, with reports from STEVE BRAD-SHAW, DAVID HENSHAW and ERIC ROBSON. Presenter
Peter Oppenheimer
Producer STUART SIMON Editor colin ADAMS BBC Manchester


Unknown: David Henshaw
Unknown: Eric Robson.
Unknown: Peter Oppenheimer
Producer: Stuart Simon
Editor: Colin Adams

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Paul Vaughan Producer CARROLL MOORE
9.59 Weather


Presenter: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Carroll Moore

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: Wrinkles

: A Book at Bedtime

The Death of the Heart (8) 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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