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: Farming Today

: Shipping forecast

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: Today

Presenter John Timpson With PAUL BURDEN including at
6.45* Prayer for the Day with MARJORIE NEWMAN
7.0, 8.0 Today's News CHRISTOPHER SLADE
7.30 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presenter: John Timpson
Unknown: Marjorie Newman
Unknown: Christopher Slade

: News

: It's All the Fun of the Fair!

Four programmes In which Tony Lewis looks at spectacular acts taking place at the fair and showground, and talks to the people involved. 2: Historical Re-enactments
The Southern Skirmishes and The Knights of Arkley Reporters DENNIS MCCARTHY and JOHN SKRINE Producer


Unknown: Tony Lewis
Reporters: Dennis McCarthy
Reporters: John Skrine
Producer: David Rayvern Allen

: The Living World

The second of two programmes on wildlife in Sweden
Wildlife Under Siege
Hundreds of Sweden's sparkling crystal-clear lakes hold a disturbing secret - they are dead. Sulphur-rich rain from abroad has turned them into dilute sulphuric acid. Large areas at the bottom of the brackish, tideless Baltic Sea are devoid of life as a result of high levels of pollutants. Only international action can save Sweden s wildlife.

: News

: Enterprise

Twelve programmes about the people who are winning against the odds. 4: Mala Young
This young mother is seriously ill. but instead of seeing her condition as a disaster, she has found ways of coping with whatever comes along. She talks about her approach to life with Jocelyn Ryder-Smith .
Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Jocelyn Ryder-Smith

: Daily Service

NEM, p 118; As pants the hart for cooling streams (BBC HB 451); Psalm 46; 1 Corinthians 12, v 31 to 13, v 13 (AV); A safe stronghold our God is still (BBC HB 297)

: Story Time

The Moon In the Cloud (9)

: News

: Analysis

: Smith On Survival

A dozen cautionary tales from Phil Smith , based on his own (usually disastrous) attempts to beat the economic crisis. 9: Trouble Brewing BBC Manchester


Unknown: Phil Smith

: News

: You and Yours

Including JILL TODD and the BBC Shopping Basket Presenter Bill Breckon


Unknown: Jill Todd
Presenter: Bill Breckon

: Quote ... Unquote

John Lahr, Rula Lenska, Wynford Vaughan-Thomas and Kenneth Williams are quizzed on sayings funny and fatuous - taken from books, journals and walls, or simply overheard.
"I dislike arguments of any kind. They are always vulgar and often convincing." (OSCAR WILDE)
Quotations read by Ronald Fletcher
Devised and presented by Nigel Rees
(Wynford is on a Trek Through Wales: Friday 11.5 am)
12.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Read By: Ronald Fletcher
Presented By: Nigel Rees
Producer: Alan Nixon

: 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
Try and Get Some Rest: ANNE GARVEY has been cliche spotting in television and radio drama.
Talking Point: opinions and ideas ...
Reading Your Letters.
It was Never Like This in My Day! : GYN FREEMAN eats school dinners in Liverpool.
The House in Paris (6)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Anne Garvey

: News

: Listen with Mother

Beatrix Potter Week
Story: The Tale of Two Bad Mice, abridged by MOIRA MILLER


Unknown: Beatrix Potter
Abridged By: Moira Miller

: Afternoon Theatre

A Super-hero for Our Times by CHRIS ALLEN with In a time when it is almost impossible to find heroes, a public-relations firm takes a popular figure and ' markets * him, turning him into a super-hero able to right wrongs, sort out union problems and generally ease life for the man in the street - and the people in power.
Eventually, however, his publicity goes sour on him and Gerry Kipling finds himself with problems of his own. Dr Beavan GRAHAM CALLAN
Radiophonic music by PADDY KINGSLAND , BBC Radiophonic Workshop Directed by CHRISTOPHER VENNING
(Barry Foster is in ' Born in the Gardens' at the Globe Theatre, London)


Unknown: Chris Allen
Unknown: Gerry Kipling
Unknown: Dr Beavan Graham Callan
Unknown: Marie Collett
Unknown: Judy Franklin
Unknown: Haydn Wood
Unknown: Siôn Probert
Unknown: Brian Haines
Unknown: Astley Jones
Unknown: Stuart Blake
Unknown: Roy Montague
Unknown: Simon Richmond
Music By: Paddy Kingsland
Directed By: Christopher Venning
Directed By: Barry Foster
Gerry Kipling: Barry Foster
Celia Kipling: Sonia Fraser
Simon Pendry: Brian Carroll
Bob Pendry: Tony Chambers
Therese: Emily Richard
Brian Parker: Basil Moss
Melvyn Dennis: Peter Forest
Mr Marriott/Chairman: John Church
Professor Maitland: John Bott

: Any Answers?

A chance to air your views on some of the subjects raised in last week's Any Questions? Introduced by Michael Bowen
Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol


Introduced By: Michael Bowen
Producer: Carole Stone

: Short Story

Castle of the Dark by MICHAEL SPINDLER Read by Ray Smith
' She thought of demons, ghosts, ghouls with hideous pockmarked faces, restless presences from the violent past.... She was almost overwhelmed with the oppressive weight of her fears, but she forced herself up the steps.'


Unknown: Michael Spindler
Read By: Ray Smith
Producer: Herbert Williams

: PM

with Robert Williams and Janet Cohen
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Robert Williams
Unknown: Janet Cohen

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Brain of Britain 1980

24: Wales and Northern Ireland (Round 2)

: News

: The Archers

Written by JAMES ROBSON (Repeated: Fri 1.40 pm) Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham


Written By: James Robson
Dan Archer: Edgar Harrison
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Brian Aldridge: Charles Collingwood
Adam Macy: Barnaby Williams
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
David Archer: Nigel Carrivick
George Barford: Graham Roberts
Laura Archer: Betty McDowall
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
Polly Perks: Hilary Newcombe
Joe Grundy: Haydn Jones
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Col Danby: Norman Shelley
Penelope: Angela Rippon

: Time for Verse

A personal selection of poems presented by poet and novelist John Wain


Unknown: John Wain
Unknown: Readers Geoffrey Collins
Unknown: Christopher Scott
Producer: Alec Reid

: Proms 80

direct from the Royal Albert Hall. London Iona Brown (violin)
Halle Orchestra leader PAN HON LEE conductor
James Loughran Part 1
Berlioz Overture: The Corsair
Brahms Violin Concerto in D major


Unknown: Royal Albert
Leader: Pan Hon Lee
Conductor: James Loughran

: Memories of James Joyce

A talk by James Stephens (First broadcast in 1946)


Talk By: James Stephens

: Proms 80

Part 2
Beethoven Symphony No 7, in A major

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Mark Storey Producer BRIAN BARFIELD


Presenter: Mark Storey
Producer: Brian Barfield

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Anthony Howard reporting


Unknown: Anthony Howard

: A Book at Bedtime

Summer Lightning (4)

: Today in Parliament

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: News

Weather report; forecast long wave only followed by an interlude

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