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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 BARRIE ALLCOTT
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
Unknown: Libby Purves
Read By: Bryan Martin

: The Call of the Wild


: News

: Checkpoint

: The Living World

{Broadcast Sun 4.30 pm)

: News

: Enterprise

9 Lady Ryder
Sue Ryder was in her mid 20s when she return-
J ed from Poland after the Second World War, deter™ mined to start her
Foundation as a living memorial to the millions who gave their lives in two world wars. Today she is the driving force behind 72 homes and 99 shops in this country and abroad, which give help to those in need whatever their age, race or creed.
Presenter Derek Robinson Producer JANE MARSHALL BBC Bristol


Presenter: Derek Robinson
Producer: Jane Marshall

: Daily Service

NEM, p 114; 0 dearest Lord, by all adored iBBC HB 266): Psalm 29; Mark 6. vv 45-56 (RSV); Behold, the mountain f BBC HB 485)

: Story Time

Missee Lee 110)

: News

: File on 4

: Askey's Hall of Fame

Arthur Askey recalls today Robb Wilton.


Speaker: Arthur Askey
Producer: Edward Taylor

: News

: You and Yours

Including JILLTODD and theBBC Shopping Basket Presenter Bill Brcckon


Presenter: Bill Brcckon

: Quote ... Unquote

Larry Adler , Susan Hill
Spike Mullins , Molly Parkin are quizzed on sayings funny and fatuous.
Quotations read by Ronald Fletcher. Devised and presented by Nigel Rees Producer ALAN NIXON
12.55 Weather: programme news: long uave only


Unknown: Larry Adler
Unknown: Susan Hill
Unknown: Spike Mullins
Unknown: Molly Parkin
Read By: Ronald Fletcher.
Presented By: Nigel Rees
Producer: Alan Nixon

: The World at One: News

Presenter Brian Widlake


Presenter: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

'Broadcast Wed 7.5 pm)
1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Unlocking the Gates of Gibraltar: DOREEN TAYLOR reports on how this will affect the Rock
Response: The second in a series on language and understanding by PROFESSOR RANDOLPH QUIRK.
Who Pays the Supreme Sacrifice? : MAUREEN GALVJN talks to war widows
Talking Point: opinions and ideas
The Day of the Triffids by JOHN WYNDHAM abridged in 14 instalments by DOREEN ESTALL
Read by David Ashford (1) Everyone recognised that triffld plants had unpleasant characteristics - like a stinging weapon that could kill a grown man. Still, as long as men were able to see, triffids were no great problem to control. But then came the night of 7 May, when something occurred which blinded most of the human race.
(Music: Alwyn's Svmphony No 2)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Doreen Taylor
Unknown: Randolph Quirk.
Talks: Maureen Galvjn
Unknown: John Wyndham
Read By: David Ashford

: News

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Garden by ARNOLD LOBEL


Garden By: Arnold Lobel
Read By: Marion Conroy

: Afternoon Theatre

Stuart Organ as Allic Graham Chinn as Charlie It doesn't bode well for a marriage when the groom views the wedding like a rabbit eyeing a stoat and the bride prefers the best man. Perhaps it's just as well that the best man is a confirmed bachelor.
Directed by JOHN CARDY


Unknown: Chris Barnard
Unknown: Stuart Organ
Unknown: Allic Graham Chinn
Directed By: John Cardy
Louise: Sherrie Hewson
Mother: Margot Boyd
Suzie: Rowena Roberts
Uncle Silas: Martin Friend
Football players: Christopher Scott
Football players: Haydn Wood
Football players and: Nigel Greaves

: A Small Country Living

For people who live and work in the country - or would like to. Introduced bv
Jeanine McMullen
Producer SARAH PITT BBC Bristol


Unknown: Jeanine McMullen

: Short Story

Read by Judith Barker Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Pattie Hallam
Read By: Judith Barker
Producer: Gillian Hush

: PM

Presenters Robert Williams and Janet Cohen
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Presenters: Robert Williams
Presenters: Janet Cohen

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Brain of Britain 1980

From the original 64 contestants who set out on the road to the title Brain of Britain 1980 back in February, the four Survivors are now just one step away from their goal. Robert Robinson 'Chairman)
29: The Final Ralph Gordon
(Marketing manager) Dr John Perring (Physicist)
David Milnes (Solicitor) Tim Paxton (Teacher) Programme devised by JOHN P. WYNN
Questions set by IAN GILLIES


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Ralph Gordon
Unknown: Dr John Perring
Unknown: David Milnes
Unknown: Tim Paxton
Unknown: John P. Wynn
Unknown: Ian Gillies
Producer: Richard Edis

: News

: The Archers

: ; Time for Verse

In the second programme of the series devoted to D. H. Lawrence , Alai Brownjohn illustrate how Lawrence drew awa' from his contempories The Georgian Poets, ii his unsentimental under standing of working life Readers MARY JONES. SION PROBERT. Producer ALECEID


Unknown: D. H. Lawrence
Unknown: Alai Brownjohn
Readers: Mary Jones.
Readers: Sion Probert.

: Proms 80

direct from The Royal Albert Hall , London
Orchestra, leader THEOOLOF conductor Bernard Haitint Part 1
Mozart Symphony No 40 in a minor (K 550)


Unknown: Albert Hall
Conductor: Bernard Haitint

: * J.P.Donleavy

in conversation with Frank Delaney
The writer looks back over a career which began in 1955, with the publication of The Ginger Man.


Unknown: Frank Delaney

: Proms 80

Part 2 Bruckner Symphony No 5. in B flat major

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Paul Vaughan Producer RICHARD DUNN


Presenter: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Richard Dunn

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Anthony Howard reports


Unknown: Anthony Howard

: A Book at Bedtime

The Goshawk (4)

: Fond and Familiar

with Laurie Macmillan long wave only


Unknown: Laurie MacMillan

: News

Weather report; forecast long wave only followed by an interlude

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