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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenter John Timpson With LIBBY PURVES
6.45* Prayer for the Day With THE REV JOHN SMITH
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presenter: John Timpson
Presenter: With Libby Purves
Unknown: John Smith
Read By: Peter Donaldson

: The Best of Bierce

3: Beyond the Wall

: News

: Checkpoint

long wave only

: The Living World

Ferry Interesting
Even on a short ferry crossing, there is a good chance (weather permitting!) of seeing the birds that earn their living at sea, the puffins, gannets. guillemots. razorbills and shearwaters.
Roger Lovegrove and Derek Jones cross the Irish Sea. Producer
JOHN HARRISON. BBC Bristol long wave only


Unknown: Roger Lovegrove
Unknown: Derek Jones
Unknown: John Harrison.

: News

long wave only

: The Finch Manoeuvres

Each summer in the Hartz Mountains on the border between West and East Germany, 'the finch manoeuvres ', a contest of song birds is held. Erik de Mauny penetrates the mysteries of this jealously guarded ritual.
Producer HARRY SCHNEIDER long wave only


Unknown: Erik De Mauny
Producer: Harry Schneider

: Daily Service

NEM, p 97; Almighty God (BBC HB 188); Psalm 33, w 1-12; Mark 13, vv 14- . 27 (rsv); 0 Word of God incarnate (BBC HB 191)

: Story Time

Gentleman and Ladies (9) long wave only

: News

long wave only

: File on 4

the Electronic Church
long wave only

: Enquire Within

We all have queries. quibbles and quandaries which we mean to resolve, but which always lie unanswered at the back of our minds.
Let Nell Landor together with his specialist experts and the help of the BBC Reference Library sort out the answers. Producer SIMON ELMES
Questions, on a postcard please, to: Enquire Within, BBC Broadcasting House, London W1A 4WW long wave only


Unknown: Nell Landor
Producer: Simon Elmes

: News

: You and Yours

News, views and advice for consumers.
Including JILL TODD and the BBC Shopping Basket. Presenter Jenni Mills


Unknown: Jill Todd
Presenter: Jenni Mills

: Top of the Form

12.55 Weather; programme news

: The World at One: News

Presenter Robin Day

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

long move only

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Chris Mohr
Miss Carter Wore Pink: the story behind Northern Ballet Theatre's new work based on Helen Bradley's famous character.
Talking Point: opinions
Reading Your Letters.
When is Mummy Coming? Jill Cochrane finds out what happens when a sick child is in hospital, away from its parents.
Love for Lydia by H.E. Bates, abridged in 12 parts by Madge Hart. Read by Roy Spencer
It was on a snowy day in February 1929 that young Richardson first saw Lydia Aspen, sitting between her aunts, the two Aspen sisters. In the factory town of Evensford the Aspens were the nearest thing to an aristocracy there was.
(Music: Ravel's String Quartet in r major)
(long wave only)


Introduced By: Chris Mohr
Unknown: Jill Cocbrane
Read By: Roy Spencer
Unknown: Lydia Aspen

: News

: Listen with Mother

Story:The Giant's Accidentby VAL ANNAN


Unknown: Val Annan

: Afternoon Theatre

An ambulance screams through the crowded streets of Dublin. The men who risk their lives to save others have enough on their minds when the emergency call is genuine, but when it's the work of a bogeyman ...
Directed by ROBERT COOPER BBC Northern Ireland


Unknown: Michael Judge
Directed By: Robert Cooper
Stan: Denys Hawthorne
Billy: Sean Barrett
Colette: Virginia Cole
Kate: Kate Dinchy
Rosemary: Angela Harding
charlie/minister: Alan Barry
Mrs Chester/Lily: Marjorie Hogan
Alice/Girl: Anna Manahan
Joe/Sergeant: Michael Duffy
dave/policeman: Kevin Moore
O'brian fireman: P. G. Stephens
Andy/Man: John Hewitt

: A Small Country Living

Introduced by Jeanine McMullen
The last in a series which looks at many aspects of country life. offers practical advice to smallholders. and hears from those who use their skills to make a Small Country Lit'ing a reality.
Producer SARAH PITT BBC Bristol


Introduced By: Jeanine McMullen

: Short Story

Read by Michael Duffy Producer JUDITH ELLIOTT BBC Northern Ireland


Unknown: Rearden Conner
Read By: Michael Duffy
Producer: Judith Elliott

: PM

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


Presenters: Robert Williams
Presenters: Janet Cohen

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Any Answers?

A chance to air your views on some of the subjects raised in last week's Any Questions! Introduced by David Jacobs
Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol


Introduced By: David Jacobs
Producer: Carole Stone

: It's a Bargain

Norman Tozer with how to get the best value for your hard-earned cash.


Unknown: Norman Tozer

: News

: The Archers

: Time for Verse

The sixth of seven programmes in which Alan Brownjohn discusses the work of D. H. Lawrence.
Today, the poems of personal and social protest. Readers ANTHONY HYDE and SIŌN PROBERT
Producer ALEC REID


Unknown: Alan Brownjohn
Unknown: D. H. Lawrence.
Producer: Alec Reid

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Richard Cork Producer


Presenter: Richard Cork
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: Galway, Muti and the Philharmonia

direct from the Royal Festival Hall,
James Galway (f lute) Philharmonia Orchestra leader CARL PINI conductor Riccardo Mutl Part 1 Mozart
Symphony No 31, in D major (Paris (K 297)
Flute Concerto no 2, in D major (K 314)


Unknown: James Galway
Leader: Carl Pini
Conductor: Riccardo Mutl

: * Dreaming and Sleep

' The dream is one of the most interesting of all mental phenomena. It can be demonstrated that all human beings dream, even if they are unable to recall their dreams; and there is also evidence to suggest that dreaming occurs in other mammals, though not in creatures lower down the evolutionary scale. Yet the function of dreams is still a matter of controversy; and there is a great deal about them which we do not fully understand.'
Dr Anthony Storr looks at some of the current thinking and recent publications on the meaning of dreams.


Unknown: Dr Anthony Storr
Producer: Frances Donnelly

: Galway, Muti and the Philharmonia -

Part 2 Schubert
Symphony No 9. In c major (Great) (D 944)
(Given in association with the House o/ du Uaurier)
9.59* Weather

: * The World Tonight: News

Anthony Howard reports


Unknown: Anthony Howard

: A Book at Bedtime

Can You Forgive Her? (9)

: 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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