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: News Briefing

: Spring Song

Records in music by Hendelssohn, Vivaldi and Delius
6.25 Shipping forecast
long wave only

: Today

Presenter John Timpson with LIBBY PURVES
6.45* Prayer for the Day
With FR JOHN MCCULLAGH
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
Read by CHRISTOPHER SLADE
7.30 8.30 News headlines
7.45 Throught the Day

Contributors

Presenter: John Timpson
Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Fr John McCullagh
Read By: Christopher Slade

: The Lumber Room

A Short story by SAKI
Read by Ian Carmichael
Producer MAURICE

Contributors

Read By: Ian Carmichael

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

The live talk programme

: David Smithers

Controller, on the work of SEAFA (Soldiers' Sailors' and Airmen's Families Association}. Enquiries to 27Queen Anne's Gate, SWl. Telephone [number removed]

: News

: Money Box

: Daily Service

NEM, p 67; Lo, God is here! (BBC HB 264); Psalm 119 pt 3; Hebrews 11, vv 17-19, 23-27. 32-40 (Rsv); Lead us (BBC HB 307)

: Bernard Cribbins Goes Nuts in May

Well not really but he is at the Golden Microphone to usher in a collection
of hits guaranteed to put a spring in
'your step as well as in the air.
Other parts played by winding-up the BBC Gramophone and needling the record library with the help of:ALAN DENNETT , MICHAEL . BENTINE, RONNIE BARKER.
JOHN CLEESE , STANLEY HOLLOWAY, BOB NEWHART , and others.
Harvested by writer
JOHN LANGDON and the Producers RICHARD EDIS and DANNY GREENSTONE

Contributors

Unknown: Alan Dennett
Unknown: Ronnie Barker.
Unknown: John Cleese
Unknown: Bob Newhart
Unknown: John Langdon
Producers: Richard Edis
Producers: Danny Greenstone

: Friendly Enemy Aliens

On 12 Mav 1940 the British Government interned 2,000 Germans and Austrians living in England. This was the start of a curious, occasionally comic, often painful and tragic experience for nearly 30,000 'friendly enemy aliens' who were eventually interned - some for a few weeks, others for the rest of the war. Eric Robson introduces some of their stories.
'It was the older people who really suffer for them it was a tion, and the irony was that Britain had no greater friends.' (SIR CLAUS MOSER)'
Interviewer Celia Thomson
Producer GILLIAN HUSH
BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Sat 11.45 pm

Contributors

Introduces: Eric Robson
Interviewer: Celia Thomson
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Brain of Britain 1980

(Details: Thurs 6.30 pm)
12.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only

: The World at One: News

Presenter Brian Widlake

Contributors

Presenter: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

1.56 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Woman's Hour

with Sue MacGregor
Sounds Mouthwater ring (1) MARY BERRY On he art of making better ' Johnnie Queen of the Air: GORDON SNEIL marks the 50th anniversary of Amy Johnson 's solo flight to Australia.
Entertainment Round -Up
TONY BARNFIELD reporting The Europe That Was by GEOFFREY HOUSEHOLD abridged by BA MASON in three parts
Read by Jonathan Newth 1: The Cook-Runner
(Music;:', John Addison's Fanfare from Divertimento) , '
Editor WYN KNOWLES

Contributors

Unknown: Mary Berry
Unknown: Gordon Sneil
Unknown: Amy Johnson
Abridged By: Ba Mason
Read By: Jonathan Newth
Editor: Wyn Knowles

: News

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Secret by KATHLEEN PATEMAN

Contributors

Unknown: Kathleen Pateman

: Afternoon Theatre: Blithe Spirit

Blithe Spirit: an improbable farce by Noel Coward
with Dulcie Gray and Michael Denison
The play hilariously exploits the Eternal Triangle in a double sense - Charles Condomine lives in wedded bliss with his wife. Ruth, until his former wife, Elvira, returns to haunt them!

Contributors

Written by: Noel Coward
Adapted and directed by: Norman Wright
Elvira: Dulcie Gray
Charles: Michael Denison
Ruth: Gudrun Ure
Madame Arcati: Sylvia Coleridge
Dr Bradman: Peter Pratt
Mrs Bradman: Joan Matheson
Edith, the maid: Olwen Griffiths

: Short Story

Night by ALEXANDER MCCALL SMITH
Read by David March
Producer FRANCES DONNELLY

Contributors

Unknown: Alexander McCall Smith
Read By: David March
Producer: Frances Donnelly

: PM

with Gordon Clough and Joan Bakewell
Editor DEREK LEWIS
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather programme

Contributors

Unknown: Gordon Clough
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The 27 Year Itch

A marital black comedy
starring Hugh Paddick
and Betty Marsden
3: The Swagman Cometh with STEVEN PACEY and TAMMY. USTINOV
Written by BARRY PILTON
Producer GEOFFREY PERKINS

Contributors

Unknown: Steven Pacey
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tues 1.40 pm)

: Science Now

Presenter Peter Evans
Producer ALISON RICHARDS

Contributors

Presenter: Peter Evans
Producer: Alison Richards

: Red Arrows

How does it feel to loop the loop in a supersonic jet? What does it take to become one of Britain's éllte front-line pilots?
Clive Jacobs spent a weekend with the Royal Air Force Aerobatics Team. and experienced some of the thrills thatcompensate for the gruelling timetable of the eight pilots. Producer SUSAN SNAILUM (Repecit)

Contributors

Unknown: Clive Jacobs
Producer: Susan Snailum

: The Not-So-Merry Widow

by DOUGLAS SLATER , As a prologue to tonight's broadcast of The Merry
Widow this play tells the story of the first ofthe opera 75 the Theater Wien in Vienna when the librettist, the theratre manager and even the stage doorkeeper .were certain they had a failure on their hands. Only the composer and, surprisingly, an influential critle had faith in the piece.
Directed by IAN COTTERELL

Contributors

Unknown: Douglas Slater
Directed By: Ian Cotterell
Ludwig, Karpath: Gordon Reid
Fra Lehar: Timson
Viltfios Karczag: Peter Baldwin
Victor Leon,: Roger Hammond
Anton: John Bott

: The Merry Widow

4 simultaneous broadcast- with BBC1 of Franz Lehar's, three in. a new production from the English
National Opera.

: News

: The Merry Widow

Acts 2 and 3

: The Oxford Revue

Extracts from one of the best revues on the 1979 Edinburgh Fringe.
Helen Atkinson-Wood , Angus Deayton, Philip Pope.
Karen Rasmussen, Michael Stevens and David Jackson-Young
Music by PHILIP POPE and RICHARD CURTIS
Written by ANGUS DEAYTON RICHARD CURTIS , PHILIP
POPE. DAVID JACKSON-YOUNG and the producer JIMMY MULLVILLE
long wave only

Contributors

Unknown: Helen Atkinson-Wood
Unknown: David Jackson-Young
Music By: Philip Pope
Music By: Richard Curtis
Written By: Angus Deayton
Written By: Richard Curtis
Unknown: David Jackson-Young
Producer: Jimmy Mullville

: News

Weather report; forecast. long wave only followed by an interlude








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