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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long ware only

: Today

Presenters Libby Purves and Hugh Sykes including at
6.45*Prayer for the Day with the REV BROOKE LANE
7.0. 8.0 Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7.30. 11.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presenters: Libby Purves
Presenters: Hugh Sykes
Unknown: Brooke Lane
Read By: Bryan Martin

: News

: Quote ... Unquote

Denise Coffey Derek Parker
Professor John Taylor and Kenneth Williams are quizzed on sayings funny and fatuous - taken from books, journals and walls, or simply overheard.
1 often quote myself; it adds spice to my conversation.' (BERNARD SHAW) Quotations read by Ronald Fletcher
Devised and presented by Nigel Rees
Producer GEOFFREY PERKINS long wave only


Unknown: Denise Coffey
Unknown: Derek Parker
Unknown: Professor John Taylor
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Read By: Ronald Fletcher
Presented By: Nigel Rees
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins

: The Living World

Ions icave only

: News

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: Folk with Tales

1 I don t do much sailing now. but I'm a self-appointed captain of the tides - making sure they come and go at the right time.'
Dave Arthur meets Bob Roberts - ' a salty dog who went to sea and rarely came back.'
Producer NICK HUGHES long wave only


Unknown: Dave Arthur
Unknown: Bob Roberts
Producer: Nick Hughes

: Daily Service

NEM, p 84; All ye who seek for sure relief (BBC HB 289); Psalm 51; Hebrews 13. vv 1-16, 20-21 (RSV); All my hope on God is founded (BBC HB299)

: Story Time

The Secret House of Death (7): long wave only

: News

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: File on 4

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: A Certain Style

Some are born with style, some achieve style and some have style thrust upon them. Robert Calvert attempts to sort them out. Producer BRIAN COOK long wave only


Unknown: Robert Calvert
Producer: Brian Cook

: News

: You and Yours

News, views and advice for consumers. Including JILL TODD and the BBC shopping Basket. Presenters
Molly Price-Owen and George Luce


Unknown: Jill Todd
Unknown: Molly Price-Owen
Unknown: George Luce

: Stem The Jason Explanation

of the Body
David Jason provides a thorough half-hour examination free of charge in your own home. Ministering angels arrive in the shape of Sheila Steafel Malcolm Terris and Jon Glover
12.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only


Unknown: David Jason
Unknown: Sheila Steafel
Unknown: Malcolm Terris
Unknown: Jon Glover
Music By: Dave Cooke
Unknown: Alistair Beaton
Script By: Colin Bostock
Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Rory McGrath
Unknown: Martin Bergman
Unknown: Brian Bethell
Producer: Jimmy Mulville

: The World at One:News

Presented by Robin Day


Presented By: Robin Day

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

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: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Talking Point: opinions and ideas....
Divine Love: some revelations of Mother Julian of Norwich, whose Sainthood is celebrated today. Steel Bands: ANNA PERRY reports on this syncopated by-product of the petroleum industry.
All the Tests are Negative .... MAUREEN GALVIN talks to some sufferers of myalgic encephalomyelilis, sometimes called the ' Icelandic disease
Greek Fire by WINSTON GRAHAM abridged in 12 parts by PAT MCLOUGHLIN
Read by John Bennett (1) Greece in the mid-50s is a political powder keg. An election is due and left and right juggle for power. Gene Vanbrugh , American by birth, but Greek by descent and inclination, is determined to expose a political adventurer. (Music: Alwyn's Sinfonietta) long wave only until 2.45


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Mother Julian
Talks: Maureen Galvin
Unknown: Pat McLoughlin
Read By: John Bennett
Unknown: Gene Vanbrugh

: News

: Listen with Mother

Story: Toby's Special Present by PAMELA PICKTON


Unknown: Pamela Pickton

: The Shaw Festival: The Man of Destiny

by BERNARD SHAW with David Suchet and Paola Dlonisotti
The year is 1796. A mysterious lady arrives at an inn in Northern Italy. Romance and intrigue follow as the beautiful stranger is drawn into a battle of wits with Napoleon Bonaparte , the Man of Destiny.
Directed by PAT TRUEMAN
(David Suchet is a member of the RSC)


Unknown: Bernard Shaw
Unknown: David Suchet
Unknown: Paola Dlonisotti
Unknown: Napoleon Bonaparte
Directed By: Pat Trueman
Directed By: David Suchet
Napoleon: David Suchet
The Lady: Paola Dionisotti
Lieutenant: David Timson
Giuseppe: John Bott

: Any Answers?

A chance to air your views on some of the subjects raised in last week's Any Questions? Introduced by David Jacobs
Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol
Address for letters: Any Answers? BBC, Bristol BSS 2LR


Introduced By: David Jacobs
Producer: Carole Stone

: Short Story

The Betrayal by MICHAEL A. PEARSON
Read by Timothy Kightley ' Chico was really good at it. You might say he was an artist.'
BBC Bristol


Unknown: Michael A. Pearson
Read By: Timothy Kightley

: PM

The news magazine with Robert Williams and Janet Cohen
5.51 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Robert Williams
Unknown: Janet Cohen

: The Six O'Clock News

Half-an-hour of reports from BBC Newsmen around the world including Financial Report

: Brain of Britain 1980

Chairman Robert Robinson 13: Scotland (1)
Douglas Young (Teacher) Christopher Sharp (Fireman)
David Landale
(Travel Booking Clerk) Tim Paxton (Teacher)
The programme includes Beat the Brains in which listeners put their questions to the contestants. Programme devised by JOHN p. WYNN. Questions set by IAN GILLIES


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Christopher Sharp
Unknown: David Landale
Unknown: Tim Paxton
Unknown: John P. Wynn.
Unknown: Ian Gillies
Producer: Richard Edis

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Fri 1.40 pm) Written by HELEN LEADBEATER
Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham
(Harold Kaskct is a National Theatre player)


Written By: Helen Leadbeater
Unknown: Harold Kaskct
Dan Archer: Edgar Harrison
Doris: Gwen Berryman
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Philip: Norman Painting
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
Laura Archer: Betty McDowall
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Jack Woolley: Arnold Peters
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Mrs Mrs: Pauline Seville
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Nell Carter: Brian Hewlett
Richard Adamson: Richard Carrington
Eva Lenz: Hedli Niklaus
Jim Coverdale: Leon Tanner
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Dr Lenz: Harold Kasket

: Time for Verse

A personal selection of poems compiled and presented by Dannie Abse. Readers David Brierley, Freda Dowie


Presenter: Dannie Abse.
Reader: David Brierley
Reader: Freda Dowie
Producer: Alec Reid

: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

direct from the Winter Gardens, Bournemouth leader BRENDAN O'BRIEN conducted by Paavo Berglund
Moura Lympany (piano) Sibelius Symphonic Poem: Tapiola
Britten Piano Concerto in D


Leader: Brendan O'Brien
Conducted By: Paavo Berglund
Piano: Moura Lympany

: * Encounters

Derek Parker introduces recordings front the BBC Sound Archives in which people describe a meeting which has remained imprinted on their memory.


Introduces: Derek Parker

: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Part 2 Brahms Symphony No 2. in D
BBC Bristol

: Kaleidoscope

A nightly review of books. films, plays, broadcasting. music and exhibitions. Presenter Paul Vaughan Producer WAYNE DREW


Presenter: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Wayne Drew

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Anthony Howard reporting


Unknown: Anthony Howard

: A Book at Bedtime

Faithful Ruslan (3)

: Today in Parliament

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: News

Weather report; forecast long wave only followed by an interlude

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