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: News Briefing

News, weather, papers and sport

: Farming Week

A regional view of farming in the week ahead
Presented from Northern Ireland by John Johnston BBC Northern Ireland
6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenter Brian Redhead With MIKE WOOLDRIDGE
6.45* Prayer for the Day THE REV LESLIE STOKES
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day Thoughts, Prayers, Reflections, a collection of short talks, £135. from bookshops


Presenter: Brian Redhead
Presenter: With Mike Wooldridge
Unknown: Leslie Stokes
Read By: Pauline Bushnell

: The Week on 4

A look ahead with Eugene Fraser


Unknown: Eugene Fraser

: Patrick Moore

reflects on life In and out of the BBC Sound Archives.
(Repeated: Fri 11.45 pm)

: News

: Start the Week with Kenneth Robinson

For one week only, and not to be missed, Kennetn Robinson hosts the live talk programme whicn takes its own look at the week ahead in the company of personalities who'll be in the news. Producer PETER ESTALL
Kenneth's Preview: p 25


Unknown: Kennetn Robinson
Producer: Peter Estall

: News

: Daily Service

nem, p 38; Christ, above all glory seated (BBC HB 121); Canticle 12; Mark 1, vv 1-13 (RSV); The Lord s my Shepherd, I'll not want (BBC HB 480)

: Story Time

4: The Essen Barges

: News

: The Queen Mother

Born 4 August 1900
A radio biography in three parts in celebration of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother's 80th birthday.
Narrator Virginia McKenna Part 3
King George V wrote to his son the Duke of York a few days after his marriage to
Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, 'I trust you both will have many, many years of happiness before you and that you will be as happy as Mama and I are after you have been married for 30.' The marriage was indeed happy, but the heavy burden of kingship contributed to the tragically early death of George VI in 1952, less than 30 years after his marriage. Since then Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother has continued to play a leading part on the royal stage, a part that has won her the ever increasing love and admiration of millions of people the world over. This programme tells the story a remarkable woman, with contributions from some of the men and women who have played a part in it, as well as recordings of great royal occasions.
(Virginia McKenna broadcasts by arrangement with the London Palladium)
(Repeated: Wed 7.45 pm)


Unknown: Elizabeth The Queen
Written By: Margaret Forster
Unknown: Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon
Producers: Alan Haydock
Producers: Elizabeth Kerr

: Weigh-in

The Facts and Fallacies of Dieting presented by Caroline Parsons
Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol


Presented By: Caroline Parsons
Producer: Carole Stone

: News

: You and Yours

News views and advice for consumers. Including
World of Work with ideas on careers and training.
Presenter Jenni Mills Editor DAVID HARDING


Presenter: Jenni Mills
Editor: David Harding

: Brain of Britain 1980

(Details: Thurs 6.30 pm)
12.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only

: The World at One: News

Presenter Peter Hobday with voices and topics in and behind the headlines


Presenter: Peter Hobday

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue
MacGregor Norman Parkinson : Photographer Royal whose photographs of The Queen
Mother are published today, her 80th birthday.
Talking Point: opinions and ideas ...
Entertainment Round-up; TONY BARNFIELD reporting. A Portrait of Jane Austen by DAVID CECIL , abridged in 11 instalments by MONICA GREY Read by Lockwood West (1)
Appropriately enough, It was on a visit to an 18th-century country house thatIfirstmadethe acquaintance of Jane Austen. There, with the portraits of powdered and Beruffled ladies and gentlemen staring down at me, my mother opened Pride and Prejudice and began to read it to me. By the time she had finished, I was wholly under the author's spell and have remained so ever since.'
(Music: Mozart'* Clarinet Quintet in A)


Unknown: MacGregor Norman Parkinson
Unknown: Jane Austen
Unknown: David Cecil
Read By: Lockwood West
Unknown: Jane Austen.
Editor: Wyn Knowles

: News

: Listen with Mother

Granny Week
A special week of granny stories to celebrate The Queen Mother's 80th birthday
Story: Grannies are Kind to Little Girls/ by JILL ROWE
Book: Listen with Mother Stories, £3.25 from bookshops


Unknown: Jill Rowe

: Afternoon Theatre

South Sea Bubble by NOEL COWARD
Passions run high In the usually sleepy little South Sea island of Samolo when it's proposed to build a public convenience. But passions of quite another sort rage in the rugged breast of young Hall Alani whenever he sees the lovely Lady Sandra, the Governor's wife. Noel Coward cleverly resolves all In this witty but affectionate satire on the British rulers and the native ruled.


Unknown: Hall Alani
Directed By: David Johnston
John Blair-Kennedy (Boton): Hugh Burden
Capt Christopher Mortlock.: Nigel Greaves
Sir George Shotter: Michael Denison
Lady Alexandra: Moira Lister
Punalo Alanl: Bryan Pringle
Sanyamo: Leonard Fenton
Edward Honey: Lockwood West
Cuckoo Honey: Margaretta Scott
Admiral Turling: Patrick Barr
Mrs Turling: Grizelda Hervey
Hall Alani: Tony Osoba
Robert Frome: Michael McStay

: Short Story

Now I'm Kathleen by ROBERT KENNEY
Read by Carolyn Pickles


Unknown: Robert Kenney
Read By: Carolyn Pickles

: PM

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


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

: The Six O'Clock News

Half-an-hour of reports from BBC Newsmen around the world including Financial Report

: Rumpole

Rumpole and the Gentle Art of Blackmail
The third in a series of 13 plays by John Mortimer in which Horace Rumpole, barrister-at-law, retraces his steps to the Oxford of his youth, finds a change in his old college and strange doings in the senior common room.
(Cast: Wed 10.30 pm)


Writer: John Mortimer

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tues 1.40 pm)

: Science Now

Presented by David Simmons
What is happening In science?
A weekly review of discoveries and developments from the world's leading laboratories.


Presented By: David Simmons
Producer: David Paterson

: The Monday Play: The Norwich Incident

by Paul M. Levitt
with John Castle, Anna Cropper, Anthony Newlands, Michael Deacon and Martin Friend
In 1144 the Jewish community in Norwich was accused of the 'ritualistic murder' of a 12-year-old boy, William. The Sheriff, who had agreed to protect the interests of the Jews, is forced to make some extremely difficult, personal decisions.


Writer: Paul M. Levitt
Director: Martin Jenkins
Hugh Bigod: Michael Spics
Bulwer Stowt: Henry Knowles
Mapes/Henry de Sprowston: Peter Tuddenham
John Cheyney: John Castle
Richard Malebysse: Anthony Hyde
Sir Simon des Noyers: Denys Hawthorne
Lanarsa: Anna Cropper
Jurnet: Leonard Fenton
Eleazar: Martin Friend
Mary/Fausset Mensonge: Diana Bishop
Godeliva/Lady Legarda: Jenny Lee
Bishop Turbe: Anthony Newlands
Godwin Sturt: Michael Deacon
Elvina: Amanda Murray
Aelward Ded: Christopher Scott
Theobald: Gordon Reid

: Crowdie and Cream

In the last of a series of five talks Finlay J. Mac Donald reminisces on a Hebridean boyhood. 5: River of Time
How the young Finlay learned of a world's history by a clear Harris stream.


Unknown: Finlay J. Mac
Producer: Leslie Robinson

: Kaleidoscope

Dory Previn, composer, lyricist, author and singer, talks to Michael Bil lington about her life and work reflected in the latest part of her autobiography Bogtrotter.


Unknown: Michael Bil
Producer: Rosemary Hart

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Presenter Douglas Stuart Editor ALASTAIR OSBORNE


Presenter: Douglas Stuart
Editor: Alastair Osborne

: The News Quiz

The last seven days put in a questionable way by Barry Took to John Wells Simon Jenkins Simon Hoggart Jan Leeming
Compiled by JOHN LANGOM and the producer DANNY GREENSTONE


Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: John Wells
Unknown: Simon Jenkins
Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Jan Leeming
Unknown: John Langom
Producer: Danny Greenstone

: A Book at Bedtime

Summer Lightning by P. G. WODEHOUSE abridged in 15 episodes by DONALD BANCROFT Read by IAN CARMICHAEL (11)


Unknown: P. G. Wodehouse
Unknown: Donald Bancroft
Read By: Ian Carmichael

: Today in Parliament

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: News

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