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: News Briefing

News, weather, papers and sport

: Farming Today

Market prices and intelligence, the weather and what's new for farmers
6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenter Brian Redhead with LIBBY PURVES including at
6 45* Prayer for the Day THE REV JOHN BRETHERTON
7.0, 8.8 Today's News Read by COLIN DORAN
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7;45* Thought /or the Day


Presenter: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: John Bretherton
Read By: Colin Doran

: Yesterday in Parliament

Book: The BBC Guide to Parliament, f4.50 from bookshops

: News

: Mid-Week with Sue Lawley

An ordinary talk show with some extraordinary people.
Including The Week so Far by Russell Davies


Unknown: Russell Davies
Producer: Ian Gardhouse

: News

: Pick of the Bunch

A year of Gardeners' QuestionTime
KEN FORD recalls some of the places visited, and some of the questions asked during the past year with FRED LOADS BILL SOWERBUTTS and PROFESSOR ALAN GEMMELL Producer KEN FORD BBC Manchester
Book Down the Garden Path,' £3.50, available from bookshops


Unknown: Professor Alan Gemmell

: Daily Service

NEM. p 21; 0 splendour of God's glory bright (BBC HB 409); Psalm 1; Matthew 17. vv 1-13 (AV); Shepherd divine, our wants relieve (BBC HB 348)

: Story Time

Greenmantle. 6: The Companions of the Rosy Hours

: News

: Peter Barkworth

dips into his collection of gramophone records and presents a selection of music for your pleasure. Producer RAY ABBOTT


Producer: Ray Abbott

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Jenni Mills


Presenter: Jenni Mills

: You've Got to be Joking

says Cardew Robinson to Tom Mennard Bernie Clifton and George Roper KEN FRITH (piano)
Producer MIKE CRAIG BBC Manchester
12.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Cardew Robinson
Unknown: Tom Mennard
Unknown: Bernie Clifton
Unknown: George Roper
Piano: Ken Frith
Producer: Mike Craig

: 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 Guest of the Week:
David Aaronovitch , the new President of the National Union of Students Dead or Alive?: does English folk song and dance have a place in the 1980s? JANE FINNIS reports. Discoveries of the Deep: SIR ALISTER HARDY recalls a scientific expedition over 50 years ago, aboard the Discovery. A Portrait of Jane Austen


Unknown: David Aaronovitch
Unknown: Jane Finnis
Unknown: Sir Alister Hardy
Unknown: Jane Austen

: News

: Listen with Mother

Granny Week
Story: Granny Apple's Old Straw Hat by PAULINE HILL

: Afternoon Theatre

The Brontes of Haworth
The true story of a unique family dramatised in five parts by CHRISTOPHER FRY
4: Rewarding Destiny, in which literary success finally comes to the sisters but Branwell loses the battle with the ' dragon ' in his mind.
Sheila Allen as Mrs Gas kell who tells the story
Directed by DICKON REED
A BBC World Service Drama production


Unknown: Christopher Fry
Unknown: Sheila Allen
Unknown: Mrs Gas
Directed By: Dickon Reed
Jane Knowles: Estelle Kohler
Charlotte, Emily and Anne Bronte: Vicki Ireland
their brother, Branwell: Brian Hewlett
their father, The Reverend Patrick Bronte: Denys Hawthorne
Taylor: Philip Sully
Williams: Gavin Campbell
Smith: Anthony Newlands
Clerk/John Brown: Christopher Saul
Grundy: Peter Pacey
Tabitha: Kathleen Helme

: Choral Evensong

Canterbury Cathedral Responses (Ayleward)
Psalms: 32, 33, 34 (Jones. Randall, Ouseley)
First Lesson: 1 Kings 19, vv 1-16
Canticles (Brewer in E flat) Second Lesson: 2 Peter 1, vv 12-21
Anthem: The Spirit of the Lord (Elgar)
A choir of boys and young men from churches, colleges and schools affiliated to the Royal School of Church Music directed by HARRY BRAMMA Organist colin WALSH


Directed By: Harry Bramma
Organist: Colin Walsh

: Short Story

Shot Actress - Full Story by H. E. BATES taken from Twenty Tales Read by Charlie Chester
' No one in Claypole knew Miss Porteous. We knew she had been an actress, but where she'd been an actress, and when, nobody knew.


Story By: H. E. Bates
Read By: Charlie Chester

: PM

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


Presenters: Joan Bakewell
Presenters: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: The Year in Question

Sounds and scenes from a past year challenge the memories of residents: Terry Wogan and Ann Meo
Guests: Bernard Falk and Humphrey Lyttelton Chairman Richard Stilgoe Questions set by MARGARET HOWARD
Producer HELEN FRY
(Richard Stilgoe presents Looking Good. Feeling Fit tomorrow 6.50 pm BBC1)


Unknown: Terry Wogan
Unknown: Ann Meo
Unknown: Bernard Falk
Unknown: Richard Stilgoe
Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: Helen Fry
Unknown: Richard Stilgoe

: News

: The Archers

: All the World's a Golf Course

Renton Laidlaw 's job is many a man's dream-travelling around the world covering big golf tournaments for the BBC and the Evening Standard.
In an informal conversation with John Kerr , he talks about the golfers, the hotels and the man with the soft-boiled egg ... Producer CHARLES G. NAIRN (First broadcast on Radio Scotland)


Unknown: Renton Laidlaw
Unknown: John Kerr
Producer: Charles G. Nairn

: A Sideways Look at....

by Anthony Smith


Unknown: Anthony Smith

: Analysis

A Place Apart
Direct rule from Westminster is everyone's second best solution for running Northern Ireland. The government has produced new suggestions for devolving power to the Province in the hope of bringing peace, stability and economic reconstruction.
But between the gunmen, the politicians and the ordinary people can these goals be achieved? Can there be a settlement without power sharing and an ' Irish dimension '? If not, will direct rule and an army presence continue indefinitely?
Presenter John Eidinew Producer


Presenter: John Eidinew
Producer: Caroline Thomson

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by John Jacob Producer JOHN BOUNDY


Presented By: John Jacob
Producer: John Boundy

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: Rumpole

and the Gentle Art of Blackmail by JOHN MORTIMER


Unknown: John Mortimer
Directed By: Ian Cotterell
Rumpole: Maurice Denham
Hilda: And Margot Boyd
P J Fosdyke: Alan Dudley
Sue Galton: Emily Richard
Peter Vernon: Nigel Greaves
Humphrey Grice: Gerald Cross
Sir Alan Tufnell: Trevor Baxter
Bernard Crompton: Geoffrey Bayldon
Judge: Brian Sanders

: A Book at Bedtime

Summer Lightning (13)

: Today in Parliament

long wave only

: News

Weather report; forecast long wave only followed by an interlude

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