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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead with LIBBY PURVES
6.45* Prayer for the Day With THE REV DAVID CAINK
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
7.38, 8.38 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: David Caink
Read By: Peter Donaldson

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

The Early Years
During the last six months Woman's Hour has been looking at the development of babies in their first year of life. with reporter Barbara Myers talking to parents and doctors about the problems and pleasures of bringing up babies.
Today she chairs Tuesday Call to give listeners a chance to ask questions about the early formative years of a child's life. In the studio are Dr Martin Bax , a paediatrician, and Joan Hudson of the Health Visitors' Association.
Produced by the Woman's Hour Unit
Lines open from 8.0 am


Reporter: Barbara Myers
Unknown: Dr Martin Bax
Unknown: Joan Hudson

: News

: Medicine Now

What's new in medical science? How well are the doctors looking after us? Is our money being spent to the 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.


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Auson Richards

: Daily Service

NEM, p 30; Beneath the cross of Jesus (BBC HB 301); Psalm 22; Acts 12, vv 1-10 (av); 0 dearest Lord, thy sacred head (BBC HB 358)

: Story Time

Dragonflight (7)

: News

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Marking Time by JILL HYEM with Build a bonfire, build a bonfire,
Put Old Crabby on the top With his Greek and Latin grammars
Then burn the flaming lot. A senior teacher at a boys' private school finds himself a figure of fun and becomes the victim of a cruel prankster ...


Unknown: St Philip
Edward Crabtree: Richard Hurndall
Evelyn Crabtree: Georgine Anderson
the Headmaster: Michael Spice

: Wildlife

The special edition with topics suggested by you, the listener. Featuring your letters, your favourite sounds, and the mystery sound competition.
Introduced by Derek Jones Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat 2.5 pm)


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: John Harrison

: News

: You and Yours

News, views and advice for consumers
Presented by Bill Breckon


Presented By: Bill Breckon

: Down Your Way

A 14th-century castle and a delightful museum of dolls are featured in today's programme, when Brian Johnston visits War-wick, a county town on the banks of the River Avon.
Producer ANTHONY SMITH BBC Bristol
12.55Weather; programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Producer: 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

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Twenty-One Years On: GYN FREEMAN reports on this year's Ludlow Festival.
Talking Point: opinions and ideas ...
Reading Your Letters.
This Year it's Terrapins!: EDNA BURRESS suffers an annual nightmare - looking after other people's pets.
With Scarlet Majors written and abridged in four parts by DEBORAH MORRIS Read by SUZANNE DELANEY (4)
(Music: Horovitz's Music-hall Suite)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Deborah Morris
Read By: Suzanne Delaney

: News

: Listen with Mother

Story: Timothy and the Tree by DELIA PATON


Unknown: Delia Paton

: Little Dorrit

9: The Shadow of the Marshalsea


Unknown: Charles Dickens

: A Matter of Trust

In 1972 the Government gave £3-million to the Joseph Rowntree Memorial Trust to help families with severely disabled children. As a result The Family Fund was set up: the first and only time taxpayers' money was given to an independent trust to distribute directly to the public. How does The Family Fund operate? Why does the Government choose to distribute its money at arm's length in this way? Why do those helped feel it's charity? Presenter John Eidinow

4.40 Announcements


Presenter: John Eidinow
Producer: Caroline Thomson

: Short Story

Read by Elizabeth Prond ' He had no secrets from Julia. They often talked together of his ten tormented years with Josephine, of her extravagant jealousy, of her well-timed hysterics. " It was her insecurity," Julia argued with understanding.'


Unknown: Graham Greene
Read By: Elizabeth Prond

: PM

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


Unknown: Gordon Clough
Unknown: Joan Bakewell

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Detective: 6: The Do-it-Yourself Job

A series of 13 programmes written by Robert Barr
with Ray Brooks as Detective-Sergeant Brook, Christopher Blake as Detective-Constable Maxton


Writer: Robert Barr
Producer: Martin Fisher
Detective-Sergeant Brook: Ray Brooks
Detective-Constable Maxton: Christopher Blake
Chief Inspector Roach: David Daker
Detective-Constable Harrison: Peter Cleall
Dickie Fenn: Bill Nighy
Peter Parsons: Derek Francis
Harry Dean: George Tovey
Magistrate: Brian Haines
Clerk: Peter Baldwin

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wed 1.40 pm)

: Reel Evidence

The Great Pretenders
Counterfeiting of brand-name products has become a booming international business. Copies of almost everything, from luxury watches and perfumes, to brake pads and babies' dummies, are being produced in their thousands by factories-mainly in the Far East. The fakes are often poorly made and in some cases highly dangerous, yet the genuine manufacturers are often powerless to stamp out their illicit production. Worse still, the worldwide sale of fakes is beginning to hit the export markets of UK companies, cutting into their profits and threatening jobs.
Bill Breckon follows the counterfeit trail from the factories of the Far East to the shops of Britain.
Research by SHARON BANOFF and ROBERT DEL MAESTRO Producer JOHN SMITHSON (Repeated: Fri 11.5 am)


Unknown: Bill Breckon
Unknown: Sharon Banoff
Unknown: Robert Del
Producer: John Smithson

: On the Train to New Zealand

The first of ten talks in which Ray Gosling tells the story of his travels last winter overland to the East.
1: Christendom Bye, Bye ' Summer is over. In Brindisi the sun-seekers are streaming back to Western Europe up the main street from the Greek ferries. But I'm going the other way. Travelling alone, a middle-aged man in a tropical jacket with two shoulder bags my only luggage. An innocent abroad. Never before to Asia-and just enough time to cross Turkey before the coming snow.'


Unknown: Ray Gosling

: The Sound of Joy

The soul music boom of the 1960s provided pop with a timely infusion of dynamic effects inspired by the music of the Black Evangelical Church.
John Geipel traces the development of black devotional music and its influence on the pop music of today.


Unknown: John Geipel
Producer: Andrew Mussett

: In Touch

In this edition Kevin Mulhern continues his report on new developments in help and services for blind people in the United States.
Presented by Peter White Producer THENA HESHEL
To check information given, or comment on issues raised, phone [number removed]after the broadcast until 10.30 pm Handbook: In Touch, £1.50, available by post from [address removed]


Unknown: Kevin Mul
Presented By: Peter White

: Kaleidoscope

Michael Oliver Producer


Presenter: Michael Oliver
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: Round Britain Quiz

London v West of England (Round 2)
(End of Round 1 scores: London 14. West 15)
London: Anthony Quinton (Chairman) with Irene Thomas and Professor John B. Mays West: Gordon Clough (Chairman) with Lord Foot and Jessica Mann
Question researcher
BBC Manchester


Unknown: Anthony Quinton
Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: Professor John B. Mays
Unknown: Gordon Clough
Unknown: Jessica Mann
Unknown: Christopher Hayton

: A Book at Bedtime

A Diary Without Dates (2)

: News

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

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