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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenters Brian Redhead and John Timpson
6.45* Prayer for the Day THE REV STUART GIBBONS
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
7.30. 8.30 News headlines
7.45. Thought for the Day


Presenters: Brian Redhead
Presenters: John Timpson
Unknown: Stuart Gibbons
Read By: Laurie MacMillan

: News

: Mid-Week with Russell Harty

Including The Week so Far by Russell Davies


Unknown: Russell Davies
Producer: Ian Gardhouse

: News

: Daily Service

NEM, p 5; Let all the world (BBC HB275); Psalm 19 vv 1-11; 1 Corinthians 15, vv 1-11 (AV); Praise, my soul (BBC HB 15)

: Story Time

Greenmantle by JOHN BUCHAN abridged in 11 parts by BARRY CAMPBELL
Read by lain Cuthbertson 1: A Mission is Proposed
Richard Hannay , hero of The Thirty-Nine Steps, is seconded from the trenches to combat the German menace in the Middle East during the First World War. What is the evil menace? Hannay knows only that it will fan the flames of Islam and launch a Holy War against the British in India.
Producer TOM KINNINMONT BBC Scotland


Unknown: John Buchan
Unknown: Barry Campbell
Unknown: Richard Hannay
Producer: Tom Kinninmont

: News

: Ian Wallace

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Bill Breckon


Presenter: Bill Breckon

: You've Got to be Joking

says Cardew Robinson to Tom Mennard , Jan Harding , Peter Robinson KEN FRITH (piano) producer MIKE CRAIG BBC Manchester
12.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Cardew Robinson
Unknown: Tom Mennard
Unknown: Jan Harding
Unknown: Peter Robinson
Piano: Ken Frith
Producer: Mike Craig

: The World at One: News

Presenter Robin Day

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Woman's Hour

with Sue MacGregor
Guest of the Week: George Howard , new Chairman of the Board of Governors of the BBC.
First Impressions: Veronica Gordon-Smith recently visited Northern Ireland for the first time.
Creative Circles: arts and crafts countrywide.
The House in Paris (10)


Presenter: Sue MacGregor
Guest: George Howard
Speaker: Veronica Gordon-Smith

: News

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Giant Roly Poly Pudding by Val Annan


Author of story: Val Annan

: Afternoon Theatre

The Brontes of Haworth
The true story of a unique family dramatised in five parts by CHRISTOPHER FRY
3: Delusion's Song: in which Charlotte falls in love and so does Branwell.
Directed by DICKON REED
A BBC World Service Drama production


Unknown: Christopher Fry
Directed By: Dickon Reed
Charlotte: Estelle Kohter
Emily: Jane Knowles
Anne Bronte: Vicki Iretand
their brother, Branwell: Brian Hewlett
their father The Reverend Patrick Bronte: Denys Hawthorne
Mrs Gaskell, who tells the story: Sheila Allen
Tabitha: Kathleen Helme
M Heger: André Maranne
Mrs Robinson/Annie: Shirley Dixon
The Rev Smith: David Strong
Mr Nicholls/Gooch: John Howe
Lydia: Roberta Symes
Sugden: Kevin Flood
John Brown: Christopher Saul
Bessie Hardacre: Hilda Kriseman

: Choral Evensong

from Wells Cathedral Responses (Byrd)
Psalms: 147-150 (Aldrich, Stanford, How, Talbot) Canticles (Murrill in E)
Lessons (rsv): 1 Samuel 23, vv 14-29; Luke 22, vv 24-34
Anthem: Let me rejoice (John Joubert )
Office Hymn: Praise to the Lord, the Almighty(EH536) The choir of boys and young men from churches, colleges and schools affiliated to the Royal School of Church Music directed by MARTIN HOW Organist DAVID THORNE BBC Bristol


Unknown: John Joubert
Directed By: Martin How
Organist: David Thorne

: Short Story

How do you Like
Children? by STUART READY Read by Jennifer Piercey Miss Luke recalled a question once put to the eminent comedian, W. C. Fields: ' How do you like children? ', to which the reply had been given unhesitatingly - ' Fried.'


Read By: Jennifer Piercey

: PM

5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
S.55 Weather; programme news

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: The Year in Question

Sounds and scenes from a past year challenge
Terry Wogan and Ann Meo guests: John Timpson Eleanor Summerfield
Chairman Richard Stilgoe Questions set by MARGARET HOWARD
Producer HELEN FRY
(Repeated: Fri 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Terry Wogan
Unknown: Ann Meo
Unknown: John Timpson
Unknown: Eleanor Summerfield
Unknown: Richard Stilgoe
Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: Helen Fry

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thurs 1.40 pm)

: The Zabaleen

You can smell the refuse dumps of Cairo from miles around - piles of rags, bones, tins and paper await collection, while the rotting foodstuff is gorged by thousands of pigs, who rootle around the dumps. In the middle of all this live the Zabaleen, the refuse collectors of Cairo. Their homes are built from the very rubbish they collect. Mike Hopwood reports on the dehumanising effect of life on the rubbish dumps and asks what can be done.


Unknown: Mike Hopwood

: A Sideways Look at....

by Anthony Smith


Unknown: Anthony Smith

: Analysis

The Right Way?
Have you sometimes wondered how the Cabinet's hard liners justify and explain their economic policies when they are not being shouted down in the House of Commons, but attempting to win over major economists and industrialists?
Eavesdrop on one of Mrs Thatcher 's most influential, yet lesser-known cabinet ministers, Trade Secretary The Rt Hon John Nott , HP, doing just that.
Discussion chaired by Mary Goldring
Producer TOM READ
(Repeated: Thurs 11.5 am)


Unknown: Mrs Thatcher
Unknown: John Nott
Unknown: Mary Goldring
Producer: Tom Read

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Jaeky GiUott Producer ANNE WINDER


Presented By: Jaeky Giuott
Producer: Anne Winder

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: Rumpole

and the Dear Departed
The second in a series of 13 plays by JOHN MORTIMER in which Horace Rumpole , barrister at-law, forsakes his normal stamping ground to appear in a disputed will case.
He learns how to address an empty jury box and cope with a client who has passed over.


Unknown: John Mortimer
Unknown: Horace Rumpole
Directed By: Ian Cotterell
Rumpole: Maurice Denham
Hilda: Margot Boyd
Miss Beasley: Jill Balcon
Mr Pontefract: Preston Lockwood
Guthrie Featherstone: Michael Spice
Mr Justice Venables: Peter Pratt
Percival OllardOllard: Martin Friend

: A Book at Bedtime

Summer Lightning (8)

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's international business report; market trends

: Today in Parliament

long wave only

: News

Weather report; forecast followed by an interlude

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