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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

in Luxembourg with the aftermath of the European Summit of EEC leaders, is Libby Purves. In London Brian Redhead
6.45* Prayer for the Day With THE REV IAN GATFORD
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
7.30. 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Unknown: Libby Purves.
Unknown: Ian Gatford
Read By: Pauline Bushnell

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

On Countryside and Coastal Birdlife with ornithologist Brian Hawks , and Roger Love grove, RSPB Officer for Wales, answering your questions on the observation and conservation of British wild birds.
Sue MacGregor is in the chair. Produced by the Woman's Hour Unit
Lines open from 8.0 am


Unknown: Brian Hawks
Unknown: Roger Love

: News

: Medicine Now

Whats 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-from the research laboratory and operating theatre to the dentist's chair and Gp's surgery. Producer GEOFF DEEHAN long wave only


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Geoff Deehan

: Daily Service

nem, p 54: Our blest Redeemer (BBC HB 160); Psalm 126; Hebrews 9. v 27 to 10, v 10 (rsv); 0 Spirit (BBC HB 159)

: Story Time

The Secret House of Death by RUTH RENDELL abridged in 15 parts by MONICA GREY
Read by Emily Richard and William Nighy (1)
The green car parked in a quiet housing estate had become a regular focus for neighbours' gossip. It led to death but was it suicide or double murder?
Producer JENYTH WORSLEY long wave only


Unknown: Ruth Rendell
Read By: Emily Richard
Read By: William Nighy
Producer: Jenyth Worsley

: News

long wave only

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Crew Wanted by PHILLIP WHAT
Two young people prepare for a long voyage in a small boat. A new life, a new relationship. But are they ready for either?
Directed by BRIAN WRIGHT long wave only


Directed By: Brian Wright
John: Trevor Cooper
Chris: Elizabeth Rider
Harry: Patrick Barr

: Wildlife

'... the bright white flashes were continuous and when they flew away, their path could be followed like the onoff lights of aeroplanes about to land. How can such small creatures generate such a bright light? '
More illuminating comments from this week's team: PETER CRANSTON , ROGER LOVEGROVE and PAT MORRIS.
Presented by Derek Jones Producer BRIAN LEITH BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat 2.5 pm) long wave only


Unknown: Peter Cranston
Unknown: Roger Lovegrove
Unknown: Pat Morris.
Presented By: Derek Jones
Producer: Brian Leith

: News

: You and Yours

Presenters Nancy Wise and Bill Breckon


Unknown: Bill Breckon

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston visits The Iiodings. Essex
12.55 Weather: programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Brian Johnston

: 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
Talking Point - opinions and ideas....
Party Police: when is a noisy party too noisy? And who decides? HENRY KELLY reports.
Entertaining at Home: EVELYN ROSE offers advice to aspiring hostesses. 2: Spreading the Load
The First 12 Months (4): DR MARTIN BAX talks to BARBARA MYERS about babies' development. Never Cry Wolf (5) long wave only


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Henry Kelly
Talks: Dr Martin Bax
Unknown: Barbara Myers

: News

: Listen with Mother

Story Guinea-pig Gets a Name by ARMOREL KAY WALLING

: The Inheritance

by JOAN O'CONNOR based in three parts on the novel Ursule Mirouet by HONORE DE BALZAC
3: The End of the Campaign


Unknown: Joan O'Connor
Unknown: Ursule Mirouet

: Bookshelf

Frank Delaney introduces the magazine programme about the books you read. borrow and buy. both new and old. from classics to comics.
4.40 Announcements


Introduces: Frank Delaney

: Short Story

Machination by KEITH DAWBER
Read by Garard Green
This story was recently a prizewinner in the Woman's Own Short Story Competition.


Unknown: Keith Dawber
Read By: Garard Green

: PM

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

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Wrinkles

Tom Mennard and Anthea Askey
How does a dog train its master to fetch sticks?
What do you say to a violin to reduce it to tears?
How do you steal half-a-million peas and never get caught?
Wrinkles provides the answers to questions you never asked.
With BALLARD BERKELEY as Winston DAVID ROSS as Mr Pettigrew
Producer MIKE CRAIG BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Wed 10.30 pm)


Unknown: Tom Mennard
Unknown: Anthea Askey
Unknown: Ballard Berkeley
Unknown: Winston David Ross
Unknown: Mr Pettigrew
Unknown: Gordon Salkilld
Written By: Rob Grant
Written By: Doug Naylor
Producer: Mike Craig

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wed 1.40 pm)

: Nature's Own Contraceptive

Millions of women now regularly use the pill-but is it the ideal long-term contraceptive?
Roger Short runs the MRC Reproductive Biology Unit in Edinburgh, and thinks that the legend that breast-feeding prevents pregnancies is in fact true, and that by studying this, nature's own contraceptive, we may discover better methods of birth control.
Presenter Doreen Taylor Producer MARTIN GOLDMAN BBC Scotland
(First broadcast on Radio Scotland)


Unknown: Roger Short
Presenter: Doreen Taylor
Producer: Martin Goldman

: In Touch

A programme of special interest to the visually handicapped.
Presented by Peter White This edition includes replies to listeners' queries on welfare benefits, and a report on ways in which pelican crossings could be improved to help blind pedestrians.
If you want to check information given on In Touch or comment on issues raised during the programme you can tele-phone [number removed]after the broadcast until9.30pm Free quarterly bulletin, summarising information broadcast, available from [address removed]. Send four large sacs for a year's supply.
Handbook (same title),
11.50, available by post from [address removed]


Presented By: Peter White

: 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

Presented by Richard Cork
Producer ROB WHITE


Presented By: Richard Cork
Producer: Rob White

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

The Death of the Heart (12) 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
12.15-12.23- am
Shipping forecast and Inshore forecast

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