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: News Briefing

News. weather, papers and sport

: Farming Today

S.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenter John Timpson With LIBBY PURVES including at
6.45* Prayer for the Day With THE REV ADAM FORD
7.1, 8.0 Today's News
Read by PETER DONALDSON 7 30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45' Thought for the Day


Presenter: John Timpson
Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Adam Ford
Read By: Peter Donaldson

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

Setting Up Home
Whether you are a first-time buyer or a habitual mover, there are always questions to be answered. First, what are the prospects of a mortgage at present? For buyers: do you need a separate survev or will the one the building society does suffice? Should you try to buy privately? Do you really need a solicitor? And the seller: should you save fees by doing your own selling? There's a crack in one of the walls - should you cover it up? Should you redecorate before selling? And no doubt you have troubles of your own.
John Thomas , FRICS, who is an estate agent and chartered surveyor, is in the studio to answer your questions.
Sue MacGregor is in the chair
Produced by the Woman's Hour Unit
Lines open from 8.0 am


Unknown: John Thomas

: News

: Medicine Now

What's new in medical science? How well are the doctors looking after us? Is our money being spent to best effect?
Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care-from the research laboratory and operating theatre to the dentist's chair and GP's surgery.
Producer ALISON RICHARDS long wave only


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Alison Richards

: Daily Service

NEM, p 106; 0 God, thou art my God alone (BBC HB 468); Psalm 23; Acts 8, vv 26-40 (av); The Lord my pasture shall prepare (BBC HB 477)

: Story Time

The Mask of Dimitrios (7) long wave only

: News

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: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Back Step by LESLEY CLIVE with June Barry and Maureen O'Brien
When Pat goes home to Liverpool to attend a funeral, she is forced to examine her new life away from her own grass roots.
Directed by MARTIN JENKINS Preview: page 23 long wave only


Unknown: Lesley Clive
Unknown: June Barry
Unknown: Maureen O'Brien
Directed By: Martin Jenkins
Eunice: June Barry
Pat: Maureen O'Brien
Arthur: Ken Jones
Ruth: Sheila Fay
Keith: Brian Carroll

: Wildlife

How do flies turn over from the normal flight position to land upside down on a ceilingf
More mental acrobatics as the team of naturalists answers your questions. Introduced by Derek Jones
Producer BRIAN LEITH BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat 2.5 pm)
Questions to: Wildlife, BBC. Bristol BS8 2LR long wave only
HELP! page 10


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: Brian Leith

: News

: YouandYours

News, views and advice for consumers
Presenters Molly Price-Owen and George Luce


Unknown: George Luce

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston visits the village of Sixpenny Handley in the heart of Cranbourne Chase in Dorset, and discovers that deer still roam the Chase, and hurdles are made in a traditional way in the woods. Producer
12.55 Weather: programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Unknown: Anthony Smith.

: The World at One: News

Presented by Robin Day


Presented By: Robin Day

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

long wave only

: Woman's Hour

with Sue MacGregor
Sizzles Bangs and Hums! If you hear them you may be a tinnitus sufferer. WENDY JONES discovers more about the problems of noises in the head. Vienna - City of High Standards? BERNARD JACK SON gives his estimate. Reading Your Letters.
Landing on a Star: is a new way of learning to spell and read. LUCY PARKER hears how reading games work.
The End of the Affair (4) long wave only


Unknown: Wendy Jones
Unknown: Bernard Jack

: News

: Listen with Mother



Unknown: Rosalie Eisenstein

: Little Dorrit

7: The Mighty Merdle


Unknown: Charles Dickens

: Bookshelf

4.40 Announcements

: Short Story

Read by Tara Soppett
'It hurt me to see Gran stranded in hospital. It hurt even more to admit that but for me, she would not have been there at all.'


Unknown: Jill Hawes
Read By: Tara Soppett

: PM

5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Detective

A series of 13 programmes of stories of crime and detection in London by ROBERT BARR with Ray Brooks as De-. tective-
Sergeant Brook Christopher Blake as Detective-Constable Maxton 4: Bedtime Story (2)


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 Dancie: Nicholas Selby
Ma Lowrie: Hilda Feneniore
Billie Sellars: Colin Bell

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wed 1.40 jnn)

: Petain and the Vichy Regime

In June 1940 France signed an armistice with Nazi Germany. The northern half of France was to be occupied by German troops, and the French armed forces were to be demobilised. Marshal Petain, the 84-year-old victor of Verdun, had formed a government, and the following month he and his ministers moved into the genteel spa town of Vichy, in the unoccupied southern zone.
Roderick Kedward has been to Vichy and spoken to surviving members of Petain's government. He traces the 'myth' of Petain back to the Marshal's first broadcast, 40 years ago today.
In the first of two programmes, French men and women talk of the immensity of the defeat, the hostility to Britain. and the controversial nature of Petainism within France.
Preview: page 23
(Next Tuesday: De Gaulle and French Resistance)


Presenter: Roderick Kedward
Producer: Joshua Rozenberg

: In Touch

In this edition you can hear about ways in which people who have had cataract operations, are helped to adjust to a new kind of sight.
Presented by Peter White Producer THENA HESHEL
If you want to check information given on In Touch, or comment on issues raised during the programme, you can phone [number removed]after the broadcast until 9.30.
Free quarterly bulletin, summarising information broadcast, available from [address removed] Send four large saes for a year's supply.
Handbook (same title), £1.50, available by post


Presented By: Peter White

: A Bunch of Sweet Peas

In 1911 the Daily Mail organised a great sweet pea competition which attracted thousands of entries from all over Britain. This delightful story, told by its author Henry Donald , recounts the true events surrounding two of the entries.
(First broadcast on Radio Scotland) followed by an interlude


Unknown: Henry Donald

: Down the Garden Path

Geoffrey Smith talks to KEN FORD about the week in his and your garden. Producer KEN FORD BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Fri 9.45 am)


Talks: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Ken Ford

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Michael Oliver Producer ROB WHITE


Presenter: Michael Oliver
Producer: Rob White

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: Round Britain Quiz

London v Scotland Round 2 i End of Round 1 scores: London 10, Scotland 11)
London: Anthony Quinton (Chairman) with Irene Thomas and Professor John B. Mays Scotland: Gordon Clough
(Chairman) with Robin Duff and Professor Douglas Gifford Question researcher HERNICE COUPE. Series producer TREVOR HILL BBC Manchester


Unknown: Anthony Quinton
Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: Gordon Clough
Unknown: Robin Duff
Unknown: Professor Douglas Gifford
Producer: Trevor Hill

: A Book at Bedtime

Staying On (7)

: Today in Parliament

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: News

Weather report; forecast long wave only followed by an interlude

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