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: News Briefing

: Farming Week

Presented from Northern Ireland by John Johnston BBC Northern Ireland
6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenters Brian Redhead with LIBBY PURVES
6.45* Prayer for the Day PR JOHN MCCULLAGH
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by COLIN DORAN
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presenters: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: John McCullagh
Read By: Colin Doran

: The Week on 4

with Christopher Slade


Unknown: Christopher Slade

: John Ebdon

(Repeated: Fri 11.45 pm)

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

and his regular team Producer PETER ESTALL


Producer: Peter Estall

: News

: Money Box

long wave only

: Daily Service

NEM, p 71; Blest are the pure in heart (BBC m 318); Canticle 7; Acts 5, vv 27-42 (Av); The church of God (BBC HB 183)

: Story Time

The Mask of Dimitrios by ERIC AMBLER abridged in ten parts by DONALD BANCROFT
Read by David March (1) The discovery of the corpse of a man he'd never even heard of, fished out of the dark night waters of the Bosphorus, sends writer Charles Latimer off on a series of adventures that the late Alfred Hitchcock himself described as ' hypnotically fascinating'. Producer DAVID JOHNSTON long wave only


Unknown: Eric Ambler
Read By: David March
Unknown: Charles Latimer
Unknown: Alfred Hitchcock
Producer: David Johnston

: News

long wave only

: The Most Wonderful Being

I seldom think of my limitations, and they never make me sad ... believe that all through these dark and silent years God has been using my life for a purpose I do not know. But one day I shall understand, and then I will be satisfied.'
Helen Keller , one of the most remarkable women of her time, was born 100 years ago this month. Blind and deaf from the age of two, she became a world-famous figure and a tireless worker for those w,ith handicaps similar to
'her own.
Helen Keller. HELEN BORTON Anne Sullivan
Narrator Gabriel Woolf
(Repeated: next Sot 10.15) long wave only


Unknown: Helen Keller
Unknown: Helen Keller.
Unknown: Helen Borton
Unknown: Anne Sullivan
Narrator: Margaret Robertson
Played By: Russell Dixon
Played By: Peter Wheeler.

: Poetry Please!

Presenter D. M. Thomas Readers Hugh Burden and Frances Horovitz Producer BRIAN PATTEN BBC Bristol


Presenter: D. M. Thomas
Readers: Hugh Burden
Readers: Frances Horovitz
Producer: Brian Patten

: News

: You and Yours

Including World of Work: Ideas on careers and training. Presenters
Nancy Wise, Bill Breckon Editor DAVID HARDING


Unknown: Bill Breckon
Editor: David Harding

: Brain of Britain 1980

Chairman Robert Robinson Home Counties .
Anthony Kerron chemical Engineer) Joan Townsend Kaloh Gordon
(Marketing Manager) Patricia Cook
Including Beat the Brains Programme devised by JOHN P. WYNN . Questions .set by IAN GILLIES Producer RICIMRD EDIS
(Repeated: thurs 6.30pm)
12.55 Weather: programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Anthony Kerron
Unknown: Joan Townsend
Unknown: Kaloh Gordon
Unknown: Patricia Cook
Unknown: John P. Wynn
Unknown: Ian Gillies
Producer: Ricimrd Edis

: The World at One: News

Presenter Brian Widlake


Presenter: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

(Broadcast Friday 7.5 pm)
1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

long wave only

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Tommy Reilly , Harmonica Virtuoso: talks about and plays the instrument to which he has devoted his life.
Easing into Retirement; ANNE MACNAMARA reports on a course for people about to retire.
Travels on an Elephant (1) CHRISTINA DODWELL explores the forests in northern Thailand.
Shoes nature: GYN FREEMAN visits the collection at the County Museum,
A Small Country by SIAN JAMES
Read by SIAN PHILLIPS (8) Editor WIN KNOWLES long wave only


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Introduced By: Tommy Reilly
Unknown: Anne MacNamara
Unknown: Christina Dodwell
Read By: Sian Phillips

: News

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Day the Sun Fell Asleep by ANN ROSS


Unknown: Ann Ross

: Afternoon Theatre



Unknown: Guy Meredith

: Short Story

Do it Yourself by VIRGINIA BUDD
Read by Kate Binchy


Unknown: Virginia Budd
Read By: Kate Binchy
Producer: Sally Thompson

: PM

with Gordon Clough and Jean Bakeweil Editor DEREK LEWIS
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Jean Bakeweil
Editor: Derek Lewis

: the Six O'clock News

Including Financial Report

: Home Again

Producer GRIFF RHYS JONES (Doreen Mantle and Robin Bailey are National Theatre players)


Unknown: Peter Tinniswood
Producer: Griff Rhys
Unknown: Doreen Mantle
Unknown: Robin Bailey
Fulton Jones: Robin Bailey
Mother: Doreen Mantle
Rosie: Liz Goulding
Martin: David Trohghton
Ernest: Christopher Benjamin

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tues 1.40 pm)

: Science Now

Presented by Peter Evans Producer GEOFF DEEHAN


Presented By: Peter Evans
Producer: Geoff Deehan

: The Monday Play

Find Me by OLWEN WYMARK with and The authorities are unable to offer the right facilities to contain the probtems that beset a disturbed Verity from childhood.


Unknown: Olwen Wymark
Directed By: Richard Wortley
Jean, the mother: Hannah Gordon
Verity: Elizabeth Lindsay
Edward, the fattier: Michael Spice
Narrator: John Church
Mark, age 10: Jill Lidstone
Mark, age 15: Nigel Greaves
Miss Everitt: Amanda Murray
Nicky: Maggie Peacock
French waitress: Eve Karpf
Dottie: Jenny Lee
Tom: Alexander John
Nurse: Lolly Cockerell
Geoff: Siön Probert
Ted: Brian Haines
Dora: Diana Bishop
Cosultant: Denys Hawthorne
Sister M'oses: Sonia Fraser
Teacher: Josie Kidd

: Is There Life After 50?

John Morgan , writer and broadcaster, looks back at the first five decades of his life (3). Producer TELERI BEVAN (First broadcast on Radio Wales)


Unknown: John Morgan
Producer: Teleri Bevan

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Richard Cork Producer WAYNE DREW Editor ROSEMARY HART


Presenter: Richard Cork
Producer: Wayne Drew
Editor: Rosemary Hart

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting Editor ALASTAIR OSBORNE


Unknown: Douglas Stuart
Editor: Alastair Osborne

: The News Quiz

(Broadcast: Sat 12.27 pm)

: A Book at Bedtime

Staying On by PAUL SCOTT abridged in 15 parts by DAVID H. GODFREY
Read by Garard Green (1) When Tusker Smalley died of a massive coronary on the last Monday of April 1972, his wife
Lucy was having her hair blue-rinsed in the Seraglio Room of Pankot's new glass and concrete hotel, The Shiraz. This was only a step away from the little Indian hill station's older hotel, Smith's, whose annexe had been occupied by the Smaileys these last ten years.
Producer TREVOR HILL BBC Manchester long wave only


Unknown: Paul Scott
Unknown: David H. Godfrey
Read By: Garard Green
Unknown: Tusker Smalley

: The Financial World Tonight

long, wave only

: Today in Parliament

iong wave only

: News

Weather report; forecast long wave only followed by an interlude
12.15-12.23* am Shipping forecast; Inshore forecast

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