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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

0.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenter Brian Redhead with LIBBY PURVES
6.45* Prayer for the Day With CHERIDA CAMPION
7.0,8.0 Today's News
7.30. 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presenter: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Cherida Campion
Read By: Pauline Bushnell

: News

: Tuesday Call:

01-580 4411Antiques
Time to turn out the attic to see if the spring-cleaning reveals a long-mislaid treasure for David Battle , Director of Sotheby Belgravia, or John Bly , FRSA and Freeman of the Goldsmiths Company to identify.
Sue MacGregor in the chair Produced by the Woman's Hour Unit
Lines open from 8.0 am


Unknown: David Battle
Unknown: John Bly

: News

: Medicine Now

Geoff Watts reports.
Producer DEBORAH COHEN long wave only


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: Daily Service

NEM. p 79; For the beauty (BBC HB 272); Psalm 104, vv 25-36; Acts 6, vv 1-15 (AV); 0 God of earth and altar (BBC HB 394)

: Story Time

The Mask of Dlmitrios (2) long wave only

: News

long wave only

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

David is a Yorkshire lad who needs a new pair of specs. He's convinced he can only find the pair he needs in London. His journey in search of them becomes much more than just a simple shopping expedition.
Directed by TONY CLIFF BBC Manchester
(Paul Webster is a member of the RSC) long wave only


Unknown: Peter Hawkins
Directed By: Tony Cliff
Unknown: Paul Webster
David: Christian Rodska
Grandad: Geoffrey Banks
Mum: Judith Barker
Lorry driver: John Jardine
Woman: Kathleen Helme
Receptionist: Sally Gibson
Optician: Paul Webster

: Wildlife

The team answers your questions. Introduced by Derek Jones
Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol
Questions to: ' Wildlife ', BBC. Bristol BS8 2LR. (Repeated: next Sat 2.5) long wave only


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: John Harrison

: News

: You and Yours

Presenters Nancy Wise and Bill Breckon


Unknown: Bill Breckon

: Down Your Way

in Northern Ireland
Brian Johnston visits Newcastle, Co Down. where 'The mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea. So says the song written by Percy French, whose life is explained by historian ARCHIE CAIRNS.
Now a popular seaside resort, Newcastle offers miles of sands and has become a centre for recreational activities. Producer SARAH pitt BBC Bristol
12.55 Weather: programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Unknown: Archie Cairns.

: The World at One: News

Presented by Robin Day


Presented By: Robin Day

: A Party Political Broadcast

by the Liberal Party

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

long wave only

: Woman's Hour

with Sue MacGregor
Talking Point - ' I made it Myself ': DIANA MCDERMOTT , design director of a pattern company, and EVE HARLOW, dressmaking journalist, discuss the Woman's Hour Summer Flying Suit Pattern and offer advice on making clothes from patterns.
HELP! page 9
Reading Your Letters.
What Do You Think of Your Dustmen So Far - Rubbish/ HENRY KELLY investigates whether it's blame or bins resting on the shoulders of our refuse collectors.
Jobs for the Girls and Jobs for the Boys: PAT PRIOR investigates.
A Small Country (9) long wave only


Unknown: Diana McDermott
Unknown: Henry Kelly

: News

: Listen with Mother

Story: A Story About Jim by CHRISTINA MAXWELL


Unknown: Christina Maxwell

: Little Dorrit

6: Riches

: Bookshelf

4.40 Announcements

: Short Story

Read by Malcolm Hayes


Unknown: Douglas Oliver
Read By: Malcolm Hayes

: PM

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


Unknown: Robert Williams
Unknown: Joan Bakewell

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Detective

by ROBERT BARR with Ray Brooks as Detective-
Sergeant Brook Christopher Blake as Detective-Constable Maxton 3: Bedtime Story (1)


Unknown: Robert Barr
Unknown: Ray Brooks
Unknown: Sergeant Brook Christopher Blake
Producer: Martin Fisher
Chief Inspector Roach: David Daker
Jimmy Lowrie: Tom Bowles
Hughie Crerand: Michael Packer
Station officer: Gordon Reid
Mr Evans: Philip Voss
Jane Miller: Clare Clifford
Mrs Stevenson: Betty Alberge

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wed 1.40 pm)

: Are Brains Necessary?

Professor John Lorber , of Sheffield Children's Hospital, has found a group of people who appear to have little or no grey matter - including one who has an IQ of 126 and a first-class honours degree in mathematics.
PROFESSOR LORBER diScusses the implications of his discovery with Noel Dilly , Professor of Structural Biology at St George's Hospital Medical School. Geoff Watts is in the chair
(Repeated: Friday 11.5 am)


Unknown: Professor John Lorber
Unknown: Noel Dilly
Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Geoff Deehan

: In Touch

Hear about sewing aids that might help people with little or no sight. Presenter Peter White Producer THENA HESHEL
If you want to check information given or comment on issues raised phone [number removed]after the broadcast until 9.30 pm


Presenter: Peter White

: Music for a Living

7: The Singers
' One does get paranoid about catching a cold. You can even spoil your voice laughing too loudly. One really does become quite neurotic about it, because after all, it's your only asset.'
Interviewer Ian Horsbrugh Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Interviewer: Ian Horsbrugh
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Down the Garden Path

Geoffrey Smith talks to KEN FORD. Producer
KEN FORD. BBC Manchester (Repeated: Fri 9.45 am)


Talks: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Ken Ford.

: Kaleidoscope

Venice Observed Venice, a city that's a work of art in itself, is the setting for an exhibition of The Art of the 70s. Paul Vaughan reports on this summer's huge Venice Biennate exhibition reflecting international art of the last decade.
9.59 Weather


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Anne Winder
Editor: Rosemary Hart

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: Round Britain Quiz

London v North of England (Round 2)
(End of Round 1 scores: London 9, North 10)
London: Anthony Quinton (Chairman) with Irene Thomas and Professor John B. Mays North of England:
GordonCIough(Chairman) with Dr Patrick Nuttgens and Louis Allen
Question researcher BERNICE COUPE. Series producer TREVOR HILL BBC Manchester


Unknown: Anthony Quinton
Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: Professor John B. Mays
Unknown: Dr Patrick Nuttgens
Unknown: Louis Allen

: A Book at Bedtime

Staying On (2) 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; Inshore forecast

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