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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presented by John Timpson With HUGH SYKES
6.45* Prayer for the Day THE REVSTUART GIBBONS
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7.30. 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: John Timpson
Presented By: With Hugh Sykes
Unknown: Revstuart Gibbons
Read By: Bryan Martin

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

All lined up for your Photo-calls, Roger Clark and Michael Langford join Barbara Myers in the frame to focus their advice on the serious amateur, would-be professional and holiday snapper.
Produced by the Woman's Hour Unit
Lines open from 8.0 am


Unknown: Roger Clark
Unknown: Michael Langford
Unknown: Barbara Myers

: News 1C.2 Medicine Now

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: Deborah Cohen

: Daily Service

NEM, p 1; Come, let us to the Lord our God (BBC HB 487); Psalm 99; 1 Corinthians 14, w 13-19, 27-28 (av); Be thou my vision (BBC HB 316)

: Story Time

The Moon In the Cloud by ROSEMARY HARRIS abridged in 12 parts by PENELOPE FARMER


Unknown: Rosemary Harris
Read By: Simon Cadell
Producer: Jenyth Worsley

: News

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

The Festival of Bacchus by ARTHUR SCHNITZLER translated and adapted for radio by BASIL ASHMORE with Martin Jarvis Maureen O'Brien and Dinsdale Landen
This tale is not unique In any way - it tells, quite simply, of a wife who thinks her husband is unfaithful, takes a lover in revenge - then, finding she has fallen in love with him, decides - in due course - to run away with him.


Unknown: Arthur Schnitzler
Unknown: Basil Ashmore
Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Maureen O'Brien
Unknown: Dinsdale Landen
Directed By: Martin Jenkins
Dr Guido Wernig: Martin Jarvis
Agnes Staufner: Maureen O'Brien
Felix Staufner: Dinsdale Landen
Waitress: Josie Kidd
Ticket inspector: Gordon Reid

: Wildlife

A fairy ring of horse mushrooms has appeared on our lawn. It's nice to think of pixies sitting on them at night, but there must be another reason for them growing thus.
The circle of naturalists answers your questions. Introduced by Derek Jones
Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol
Questions to: Wildlife, BBC, Bristol BSS 2LR
(Repeated: Sot 2.5 pm)


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: John Harrison

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Bill Breckon


Presenter: Bill Breckon

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston at Bungay
12.55Weather; programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Brian Johnston

: The World at One: News

Presenter Robin Day

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue
MacGregor Island of Gardens and Spices: ANNE GREGG Visits Mauritius in the Indian Ocean. Readina Your Letters.
Don't Worry, Your Hair Will Come Back: DR BILL DOLMAN explains about alopecia.
In Praise of Trees: a compilation of words and music by SHIRLEY DU BOULAY.
The House In Paris (9)


Unknown: MacGregor Island
Unknown: Dr Bill Dolman
Music By: Shirley Du Boulay.

: News

: Listen with Mother

Story: A House for Papa Peartree by MARGARET GORE


Unknown: Margaret Gore

: A Dance to the Music of Time

3: Casanova's Chinese Restaurant (1)

: Three Women Gardeners

A Garden of Romantic Profusion

In the second of three programmes, Roy Lancaster presents a portrait of V. Sackvllle-West as a garden-maker, whose weekly articles in The Observer, from 1947 to 1961. brought a touch of Sissinghurst to the humblest suburban plot. With comment by Alvilde Lees-Milne and readings by Rosalie Crutchley.

BBC Bristol

(Next Mon: Margery Fish)


Producer: Pamela Howe

: Announcements

: Short Story

Fergus by joyce holms Read by Fraser Kerr Producer MITCH RAPER


Read By: Fraser Kerr
Producer: Mitch Raper

: 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 crime and detection in London.
Written by ROBERT BARR
10: The Legacy


Written By: 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
Mrs Kendall: Jessie Evans
Billie Sellars: Roy Holder
Susan Graham: Victoria Plucknett
Tommy: Johnny Wade

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wed 1.40 pm)

: Reel Evidence

Prescription for Bankruptcy?
This year Britain will pay, for the first time, more than £1,000-million for the nation's drugs. While hospitals close, patients are denied the best treatment, and Health Authorities struggle to make ends meet on fixed budgets, family doctors are free to prescribe with little regard to cost. Without controls, this blank cheque drawn on the NHS will, sooner or later, bounce:
Can we afford any longer, the luxury of the doctor's cherished freedom to prescribe
Can the patients' demand for ' a pill for every ill ' be curbed?
Can drug prices, and profits, be further controlled?
Bill Breekon Investigates the options open to doctors, industry and government.
Research by SHARON BANOFF Producer RITCHIE COGAN (Repeated: Fri 11.5 am)


Unknown: Bill Breekon
Unknown: Sharon Banoff
Producer: Ritchie Cogan

: On the Train to New Zealand

Ten talks in which Ray Gosling tells the story of his travels overland to the East.
5: Difficult - But Possible ' Ramaswany Radhakrish nan is my friend, somewhere south of Madras in the Indian State of Tamil Nadu. (Population: 41 million; density nearly twice the All India Average; literacy 40 per cent). He lives with his Mum, and apart from the cooking pots, their most precious possessions are 150 letters from an Old Dutch friend called Henk, and now. two from me.
'We met in a monsoon at Pondicherry. He said " You buy me sandals, I show you many temples." I said " I am not a rich man, we must travel by bus." " Difficult," he said " but not impossible."
' That's India. North, South, East and West- 638 million people: being difficult but not impossible.'


Unknown: Ray Gosling
Unknown: Ramaswany Radhakrish

: The Selfish Giant

' Every afternoon, as they were coming from school, the children used to go and play in the Giant's garden.
' It was a large lovely garden, with soft green grass. Here and there over the grass stood beautiful flowers like stars....'
The children of ST BARNA-BAS AND ST PHILIP'S CE PRIMARY SCHOOL, and the LONDON BOY SINGERS, conducted, by ALAN DIXON , present a musical version of the story by Oscar Wilde.
Ian Wallace as the Giant
Lyrics by PETER RAPSEY Music composed by ALAN DIXON arranged and conducted by PETER HOPE and DAVID WATTS
Intermezzo for guitar arranged by HECTOR QUINE and played by ERIC HILL Sound TED DE BONO and ROB BAYLY
Producer ALEC REID


Unknown: Alan Dixon
Story By: Oscar Wilde.
Story By: Ian Wallace
Soloists: Nicholas Imison
Soloists: Louise Marcel
Soloists: Sara Olivier
Soloists: Alexa Harris
Soloists: Melina Carriere
Unknown: Jacob Cunningham
Unknown: Peter Rapsey
Composed By: Alan Dixon
Conducted By: Peter Hope
Conducted By: David Watts
Arranged By: Hector Quine
Played By: Eric Hill
Producer: Alec Reid

: Can We Make Jobs?

Six programmes about the attempts of various groups of people to bring employment back into their localities.
1: Whose Job is it Anyway! Presenter Colin Ball


Unknown: John Pearce

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Michael Oliver Producer JOHN BOUNDY


Presenter: Michael Oliver
Producer: John Boundy

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: Origins

Starting from Scratch

: A Book at Bedtime

Summer Lightning (7)

: Today in Parliament

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: News

Weather report; forecast long wave only followed by an interlude

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