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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenter John Timpson with MIKE WOOLDRIDGE
S.45* Prayer for the Day CANON BARNEY MILLIGAN
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presenter: John Timpson
Unknown: Mike Wooldridge
Unknown: Canon Barney Milligan
Read By: Bryan Martin

: The Best of Myles

Read by JIM NORTON 14)


Read By: Jim Norton

: News

: Checkpoint

: The Living World: Sand, Sand and More Sand

The coast of Merseyside holds the most important surviving sand-dune system in Britain, where natterjacks croak and lizards bask alongside dune helleborines, wintergreen and grass of Parnassus. Introduced by Derek Jones
BBC Bristol


Presenter: Derek Jones
Producer: John Harrison

: News

: Clubland Heroes

Rattling good yarns, born of an age they still clearly evoke, the thrillers of such writers as Buchan, Dornford Yates and ' Sapper' sold in their millions. Their heroes lived the kind of lives school-boys dreamed of and gave people between the wars a taste for certainty in an uncertain world.
In five programmes Ion Trewin presents a series of portraits of the creators of those clubland heroes-heroes who are still often portrayed in the cinema and on television and were the forerunners of James Bond. 1: John Buchan


Unknown: Dornford Yates
Unknown: Ion Trewin
Unknown: James Bond.
Unknown: John Buchan
Producer: John Knight

: Daily Service

NEM, p 25; May the grace of Christ our Saviour (BBC HB 524); Psalm 119, pt 8; Acts 2. vv 34-47 (av); We saw thee not when thou didst come (BBC HB 74)

: Story Time

Village Diary. 6: June

: News

: File on 4

: Smith On Survival

A dozen cautionary tales from Phil Smith based on his own ( usually disastrous) attempts to beat the economic crisis. 1: Bale Money
BBC Manchester


Unknown: Phil Smith

: News

: You and Yours

Including JILL TODD with the BBC Shopping Basket Presenters Nancy Wise and Bill Breckon


Unknown: Jill Todd
Unknown: Bill Breckon

: Quote ... Unquote

Jilly Cooper
Robert Gittings
Christopher Matthew and Terry Wogan are quizzed on sayings funny and fatuous - taken from books, journals and walls, or simply overheard. ' The conversation had occasional flashes of silence.' (SYDNEY SMITH) Quotations read by Ronald Fletcher
Devised and presented by Nigel Rees
Producer ALAN NIXON Stereo
12.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Jilly Cooper
Unknown: Robert Gittings
Unknown: Christopher Matthew
Unknown: Terry Wogan
Read By: Ronald Fletcher
Presented By: Nigel Rees
Producer: Alan Nixon

: 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

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Talking Point - opinions and ideas....
Your Holiday in Spain: Jill Crashaw, travel correspondent, offers some advice.
Reading Your Letters.
The First 12 Months: Barbara Myers follows the progress of a nine-month-old baby.
A Small Country by Sian James, abridged in ten parts by Janet Quigley
Read by Sian Phillips (1) When Tom Evans came down from Oxford for the summer vacation of 1914, his sister Catrin met him at the station. Their father Josi, she informed him, had left home-for another woman.
(Music: Moeran's Violin Concerto)

: News

: Listen with Mother

Story: Young Hedgehog and the Squawking liens by VERA RUSHBROOKE Presenters


Presenters: Alison McMorland
Presenters: Michael Deacon
Written By: Moira Miller
Producer: David Bell

: Afternoon Theatre

Time Regained by EVA FIGES with Susan Engel Avril Elgar
Susan Kodicek and Anne Traill
Being evacuated to the country during the last war was a nightmare for most mothers but a time of joy for the children. Eva Figes was eight years old when she went to Cirencester and though she knew unhappiness and was never allowed to forget that she was German, she found a sort of magic there: the magic that comes from the oak. ash and thorn of Old England. with DIANA BISHOP P, JOSIE KIDD , GRAHAM FAULKNER , ANTHONY HYBE , MICHAEL MCSTAY. HAYDN WOOD and the children Of ST BARNA-BAS AND ST PHILIP'S CHURCH OF ENGLAND PRIMARY SCHOOL GEOFFREY BURFORD (piano) Directed by JANE MORGAN Preview: page 21


Unknown: Eva Figes
Unknown: Susan Engel
Unknown: Avril Elgar
Unknown: Susan Kodicek
Unknown: Anne Traill
Unknown: Eva Figes
Unknown: Diana Bishop
Unknown: Josie Kidd
Unknown: Graham Faulkner
Unknown: Anthony Hybe
Unknown: Michael McStay.
Unknown: Haydn Wood
Directed By: Jane Morgan
Narrator: Susan Engel
Mother: Susan Kodicek
Eva: Anne Traill
Ernest: Bertram Beilke
Orlando: Nigel Greaves
Hillier: Sonia Fraser
Zoë: Avril Elgar
Isolde: Zoë Blaney
Jean: Amanda Murray
Christel: Sarah English
Ruth: Madeline Cemm
Jack: John Church
Joyce: Selekma Brohi

: 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


Introduced By: David Jacobs
Producer: Carole Stone

: Short Story

Second Spring by ROSALIND MILES
Read by Alaric Cotter
' He knew without looking that his face would be grey, his nose purple, his ears blood red. He had 37 minutes to compose himself before the train arrived in Frankfurt.'
Producer JANE MARSHALL BBC Birmingham


Read By: Alaric Cotter
Producer: Jane Marshall

: PM

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


Unknown: Robert Williams
Unknown: Janet Cohen

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Brain of Britain 1980

Chairman Robert Robinson 16: Northern Ireland Robert Parke
(Sales representative)
Hazel Cathcart (Teacher) John McDowell (Music lecturer) Belinda Story
(Music 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: Robert Parke
Unknown: Hazel Cathcart
Unknown: John McDowell
Unknown: John P. Wynn
Unknown: Ian Gillies
Producer: Richard Edis

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated. Fri 1.40 pm)

: Time for Verse

Trades. Crafts and Skills Thus at the flaming forge of life
Our fortunes must be wrought
Michael Flinch presents a poet's view of craftsmanship and labour
Readers Rosalind Shanks and Hugh Burden Producer


Unknown: Michael Flinch
Readers: Rosalind Shanks

: Bath Festival 1980

Mclos Quartet of Stuttgart Wilhelm Melcher (violin)
Gerhard Voss (violin) Hermann Voss (Viola) Peter Buck (cello) Part 1 Schubert
Quartet-movement (D 703) Quartet in B flat (D 112)


Violin: Gerhard Voss
Viola: Hermann Voss
Cello: Peter Buck

: Topic of Cancer

Mike Naylor takes a wry look at his own condition and cure.


Unknown: Mike Naylor

: Bath Festival 1980

Part 2 Schubert
Quartet in G (D 887)
(A public concert arranged by the Bath Festival Society, in association with HTV West) BBC Bristol

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Chris Dunkley Producer JOHN BOUNDY


Presenter: Chris Dunkley
Producer: John Boundy

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Anthony Howard reports


Unknown: Anthony Howard

: A Book at Bedtime

The Lost Domain (9)

: The Bracchis of Bardi

In the Welsh valleys any Italian coffee shop is called a ' bracchi '. This programme tells how the Bracchis - and other families fired with the spirit of adventure - made their fortunes in a strange land and of the strong link that still exists between Wales and the small town of Bardi in northern Italy.
Compiled and produced by HERBERT WILLIAMS BBC Wales long wave only


Produced By: Herbert Williams

: 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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