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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenter Brian Redhead With LIBBY PURVES
6.45* Prayer for the Day THE REV TONY BRETHERTON
7.0 8.0 Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45' Thought for the Day


Presenter: Brian Redhead
Presenter: With Libby Purves
Unknown: Tony Bretherton
Read By: Bryan Martin

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

Concerning the Countryside
The shrinking countryside has to serve many interests - those of country-dwellers and holiday-Makers; of farmers and Public; of developers and conservationists. What is the best use and care for our open spaces, such as the national and country Parks, the footpaths and bridlepaths?
In the studio are Lord Winstanley of the Countryside Commission and John Trevelyan of the Ramblers' Association, In the Chair
Sue MacGregor Produced by the Woman's Hour Unit
Lines open from 8.0 am


Unknown: John Trevelyan

: News

: 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 30; Take up thy cross, the Saviour said (BBC HB 369); Canticle 5; Mark 1, w 14-28 (RSV); Rock of ages, cleft for me (BBC HB 296)

: Story Time

5: The Garden House of Suliman the Red

: News

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

An Office Romance by PHILIP MARRIOTT
For six years, from deep in the basement of an office block, bachelor Ted has phoned spinster Jill for the weekly stationery order. Strangely, they've never met ... what fears hold them back?


Unknown: Philip Marriott
Directed By: David Hitchinson
Jill Morris: Shirley Dixon
Ted Jellico: Peter Baldwin
Telephone operator: Norma Ronald
Kitty: Linda Robson

: Wildlife

The special edition with topics suggested by you - the listener. The team reads your letters, plays your favourite sounds and puzzles you with the mystery sound competition.
Introduced by Derek Jones
Questions to: Wildlife. BBC. Bristol BS8 2LR


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: Michael Bright

: News

: You and Yours

News, views and advice for consumers.
Presenter Jennl Mills

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston in Blackpool
12.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Brian Johnston

: The World at One: News

Presenter Peter Hobday


Presenter: Peter Hobday

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Woman's Hour

with Sue MacGregor
Backyard USA (4): SONIA BEESLEY reports from Cedar Valley, Iowa.
Reading Your Letters,
Pick of the Paperbacks: chosen by JUNE KNOX-MAWER and EDWARD BLISHEN Personal View: JUDY HILLMAN with some thoughts for today.
A Portrait of Jane Austen (2)


Unknown: Sonia Beesley
Unknown: Edward Blishen
Unknown: Jane Austen

: News

: Listen with Mother

Story: Granny Harris 's Special Day Out by JOHN FARRINGTON


Unknown: Granny Harris
Unknown: John Farrington

: A Dance to the Music of Time

4: Casanova's Chinese Restaurant (2)


Unknown: Anthony Powell

: Three Women Gardeners

'Mrs Fish 's Garden
Roy Lancaster presents a portrait of Margery Fish , who made a cottage garden in Somerset. In her 50s, she became a plantswoman extraordinary. and related her delights and discoveries in eight inimitable books. Comment by FRED WHITBY Readings by PAT HEYWOOD Producer PAMELA hows BBC Bristol


Unknown: Mrs Fish
Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Margery Fish
Unknown: Pat Heywood
Producer: Pamela Hows

: Announcements

: Short Story

The Basilisk by PETER GILLOTT
Read by John Westbrook Producer SALLY THOMPSON


Read By: John Westbrook
Producer: Sally Thompson

: PM

Presenters Robert Williams and Joan Bakewell
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Presenters: Robert Williams
Presenters: Joan Bakewell

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Detective

Written by ROBERT BARR with Ray Brooks as Detective-
Sergeant Brook Christopher Blake as Detective-Constable Maxton 11: Time on Their Hands


Written By: Robert Barr
Unknown: Ray Brooks
Unknown: Sergeant Brook Christopher Blake
Producer: Martin Fisher
Detective-Constable Harrison: Peter Cleall
Detective-Sergeant Morgan: Godfrey James
Meg: Norma Ronald
Keller: David Kelly
Paddy: Vass Anderson

: News

: The Archers

: An Unwarrantable Intrusion

' I think perhaps their (Parliament) legislation has gone too far and they've given almost too wide powers to those concerned ... '
1 Now the Inland Revenue still operates by very large measure by the rules of cricket. Well of course, the businessman today doesn't play cricket any more and so you need a rather more aggressive and sophisticated approach ... '
Inland Revenue Staff
Dick Taverne investigates the growing number of government inspectors and examines the claims of many that the time has come for the adoption of a Bill of Rights to protect the individual. Producer LOUIS ROBINSON BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Fri 11.5 am)


Unknown: Dick Taverne

: On the Train to New Zealand

Ten talks in which Ray Gosling tells the story of his travels overland to the East.
6: Calcutta Christmas
' When the old tram woke me on Christmas Night I fancied a cup of char. Down the marble staircase of my Grand Hotel - £6 a night-and outside where the beggars sleep on the pavement, beneath the colonnades. One small bundle raises itself:
" Sahib Ray , Happy Kiss Miss."
It's the hunchback who mended my shoes. We walk to the Esplanade.
" You missed a big event the other day ", I say. " While you were away there was an election rally in the park: great red banners and huge painted canvas portraits of Joseph Stalin. And there's been an incident - I've had to ring Mother Theresa ... l' 1


Unknown: Ray Gosling
Unknown: Sahib Ray
Unknown: Joseph Stalin.
Unknown: Mother Theresa

: Odyssey

From the Gorbals to Gweedore
From the late 19th century until the mid-20th century, the young people of Donegal left their homes in the spring and summer to work at the ' tattie howkin ' and other seasonal occupations in the Scottish lowlands.
Later, the men tramped the roads seeking better money in the dams, tunnels and roads of the Highlands. Eventually some 200,000 or more were drawn into Glasgow and Gorbals became the ' capital ' of Donegal.
This programme tells the story of the Glasgow Irish using oral history, traditional songs and the wild fiddle music of Donegal. Singer KEVIN MITCHELL Producer BILLY KAY
(First broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland)


Singer: Kevin Mitchell
Producer: Billy Kay

: Can We Make Jobs?

Six programmes
2: Business or Charity'
Presenter Colin Ball


Presenter: Colin Ball

: Kaleidoscope

The Heaven of Art
'The sudden and unexpected revelation of Shakespeare overwhelmed me. The lightning Bash of his genius revealed the white heaven of art to me, illuminating its remotest depths in a single flash. I recognised the meaning of real grandeur, real beauty and real dramatic truth ... - (MEMOIRS OF HECTOR BERLIOZ - 1827. after seeing Hamlet with Harriet Smithson as Ophelia)
John Wilders visits the spa town of Buxton in the Peak District, which takes as the theme of its second International Festival. the influence of Shakespeare on the work of Berlioz, and includes performances of his seldom produced lyric opera Beatrice and Benedict. Producer JOHN POWELL


Unknown: Harriet Smithson
Unknown: John Wilders
Producer: John Powell

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: Origins

4: Archaeology in Egypt

: A Book at Bedtime

Summer Lightning (12)

: Today in Parliament

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: News

Weather report; forecast long wave only followed by an interlude

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