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: News Briefing

News, weather, papers and sport

: Farming Week

A regional view of farming in the week ahead
Presented from the South East by Bryan Platt
HELP! page 15


Unknown: Bryan Platt

: Today

Presented by Libby Purves and Mike Wooldridge
6.45* Prayer for the Day with FR 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 Thoughts, Prayers, Reflec-tions: a collection of short talks, £1.35, from bookshops


Presented By: Libby Purves
Presented By: Mike Wooldridge
Unknown: Fr John McCullagh
Read By: Colin Doran

: The Week on 4

A look ahead with Eugene Fraser


Unknown: Eugene Fraser

: John Ebdon

continues his investigations of the BBC Sound Archives, but once again comes to no serious conclusion.
(Repeated: Fri 11.45 pm)

: News

: Start the Week with Mavis Nicholson

The live talk programme which takes its own look at some of the topics of the forthcomings week, in the company of some of the personalities who will be making the news. Producer PETER ESTALL


Producer: Peter Estall

: News

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC Correspondents throughout the world talk about the countries they work in - the politics and the people.

: Daily Service

NEM, p 25; Thou art the way; by thee alone (BBC HB 338); Psalm 27, part 1; Acts 11, vv 19-30 (Av); Holy Father, in thy mercy (BBC HB 386)

: Story Time

Dragonflight by ANNE MCCAFFREY abridged in 15 parts by MONICA GREY Read by ANNA CALDER -MARSHALL (6) On the planet Pern, Lessa has become guardian to Ramoth, the newly hatched golden dragon-queen.


Unknown: Anne McCaffrey
Read By: Anna Calder -Marshall
Producer: Jenyth Worsley

: News

: Two-Gun Cohen

A portrait of General Morris Abraham Cohen
Compiled and presented by Polly Binder
The story of a man born to Jewish immigrant parents in Whitechapel in 1899, who became the bodyguard of the father of the Chinese Revolution, Dr Sun-Yat-sen, and a General in the Chinese Army With the voices of: BERNARD BUCKMAN , REBECCA CASKET, QUEENIE COHEN VICTOR AND JEREMY COOPER CHARLES AND ENID DRAGE REUBEN ELVY. BILL FISHMAN JOHN STOWELL , KENYON MORRIS AND SARAH RICH and WILLIAM AND HILDA SEWELL Readings by Bernard Bresslaw as Cohen and Reuben Elvy as the reporter
Producer PIERS PLOWRIGHT (Repeated: Sat 10.15 pm)


Unknown: Morris Abraham Cohen
Presented By: Polly Binder
Unknown: Bernard Buckman
Unknown: Queenie Cohen Victor
Unknown: Jeremy Cooper
Unknown: Enid Drage
Unknown: Reuben Elvy.
Unknown: Fishman John Stowell
Unknown: Hilda Sewell
Unknown: Bernard Bresslaw
Unknown: Reuben Elvy
Producer: Piers Plowright

: Weigh-in

The Facts and Fallacies of Dieting
I used to wake up every morning of my life for 27 years and think ' what did I have for dinner last night? ' and if it was cottage cheese and a salad I felt absolutely sensational. If the night before I'd had macaroni cheese and banana split - disaster - un-happiness - depres-sion!
Presented by Caroline Parsons Producer


Presented By: Caroline Parsons
Producer: Carole Stone

: News

: You and Yours

News. views and advice for consumers.
Including World of work. with his on careers and training. Presented by Bill Brackon


Presented By: Bill Brackon
Editor: David Harding

: Brain of Britain 1980

Robert Robinson
21: Midlands and East
Anglia (Round 2)
Anthony Richmond
David Milnes
Peter Evans (Teacher)
Charles Ludlow (Photographic Interpreter)
The programme includes Beat the Brains
Listeners put their ques-tions to the contestants. Programme devised by JOHN P. WYNN
Questions set by IAN GILLIES Producer
(Repeated: Thurs 6.30 pm)
12.55 Weather; programme news; long wave only


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Anthony Richmond
Unknown: David Milnes
Unknown: Peter Evans
Unknown: Charles Ludlow
Unknown: John P. Wynn
Unknown: Ian Gillies
Producer: Richard Edis

: The World at One: News

with voices and topics in and behind the headlines Presented by Brian Widlake


Presented By: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

1,55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Sounds Mouthwatering (5): MARY BERRY demon-strates the art of making ice-cream.
Stories of a Plant Hunter: ROY LANCASTER on his lifelong interest. 1: Child-hood Influences
An Insight into the Job: SUSAN MARLING reports on Project Fullemploy, which trains youngsters and helps them hold down a job.
Return of the Great Cham: PHILIP HOWARD talking about Dr Johnson's Dic-tionary.
With Scarlet Majors (3) Editor WYN KNOWLES


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Mary Berry
Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Susan Marling
Unknown: Philip Howard
Editor: Wyn Knowles

: News

: Listen with Mother

Story: Patti Evans Sings a Lullaby by C. E. ELLIS


Unknown: Patti Evans
Unknown: C. E. Ellis

: Afternoon Theatre

Over the Moon/Sick as a Parrot by NEVILLE SMITH


Unknown: Neville Smith

: Letter from the Harz Mountains

The Harz Mountains, on the borders of East and West Germany, were once renowned for their silver mines whose wealth made the region, for a brief time, the centre of the Holy Roman Empire. To-day it's rather a back-water
Erik de Mauny describes this wild and isolated re-gion. and some of its unusual local customs.


Unknown: Erik de Mauny

: Short Story

Spring In the Air by DOROTHY RUSSELL
Read by Irene Sutcliffe
'When Miss Elizabeth Turner took up yoga she did so with enthusiasm and thoroughness. In a way, she was too thorough.'


Unknown: Dorothy Russell
Read By: Irene Sutcliffe
Unknown: Miss Elizabeth Turner
Producer: Sally Thompson

: PM

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


Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Gordon Clough
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Home Again

by PETER TINNISWOOD. A six-part comedy serial
5:Doctor Thumper and the Incredibly Inky Ruler
(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 Troughton
Ernest: Christopher Benjamin
Cyrilla: Ursula Smith

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tues 1.40 pm)

: Science Now

Presented by David Simmons
A weekly review of dis-coveries and develop-ments from the world's leading laboratories.


Presented By: David Simmons
Producer: David Paterson

: The Shaw Festival: Caesar and Cleopatra

by BERNARD SHAW with Bernard Shaw's famous ' history ' takes a typic-ally Shavian view of these two famous characters at the same time being an attempt ' to pay an instal-ment of the debt that all dramatists owe to the art of heroic acting.with Music composed and conducted by TERENCE ALLBRIGHT
Musicians SKAILA KANGA (harp), ALAN TOMLINSON (trombone), MICHAEL LAIRD and PETER REEVE (trum-pets), JOHN ROYSTON MIT-CHELL (percussion) Directed by IAN COTTERELL
(Revised repeat)


Unknown: Bernard Shaw
Conducted By: Terence Allbright
Harp: Alan Tomlinson
Unknown: Michael Laird
Unknown: Peter Reeve
Unknown: John Royston
Directed By: Ian Cotterell
Caesar: Alan Badel
Cleopatra: Sarah Badel
Ftatateeta: Beatrix Lehmann
the God Ra: David March
Pothinus: Peter Woodthorpe
Rufio: Hector Ross
Britannus: Nigel Lambert
Apollodorus: Sandor Elès
Theodotus: Alan Dudley
Ptolemy: Judy Bennett
Achillas: Paul Gaymon
Lucius Septimius: Alan Rowe
Centurion: Anthony Smee
Iras: Emily Richard
Charmian: Eva Haddon
Major Domo: Peter Whitman

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Paul Vaughan Producer WAYNE DREW Editor ROSEMARY HART


Presenter: Paul Vaughan
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

: A Book at Bedtime

A Diary Without Dates by ENID BAGNOLD abridged in four parts by NEVILLE TELLER Read by Wendy Hiller (1)
In 1914 the author was 25 years old. At the outbreak of war she went to work as a VAD nurse at the Royal Herbert Hospital, Woolwich. In 1918 she published this diary of er years there - a portrait of the whole minia-ture world of the hospital, self-absorbed, unreal, yet through the eyes of this watching, pitying girl. more real at this distance than the reality.


Read By: Wendy Hiller
Producer: Graham Gauld

: News

Weather report, forecast followed by an interlude
12.15-12.23* am
Shipping forecast and Inshore forecast

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