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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenters John Timpson and Brian Redhead
6.45* Prayer for the Day THE REV EDGAR RUDDOCK
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by BRIAN PERKINS
7.30. 8.36 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presenters: John Timpson
Presenters: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Edgar Ruddock
Read By: Brian Perkins

: People in The Blitz

4: Every City and Village

: News

: Thicker than Water

We have no choice over our parents, brothers and Sisters, but they affect us all our lives.
In three programmes Dr Anthony Clare explores the influence of blood relationships. 1: Fathers Speakers include Nicolette Devas Thomas Hinde Thetis Blacker Sydney Carter Producer SHIRLEY DU BOULAY
: long wave only


Unknown: Dr Anthony Clare
Unknown: Nicolette Devas
Unknown: Thomas Hinde
Unknown: Thetis Blacker
Unknown: Sydney Carter
Producer: Shirley du Boulay

: The Living World

Tropical Rain Forest is the richest, most productive, and most diverse ecosystem in the world, holding nearly half of the worlds species of plant and animal life.
Within 30 years it may disappear completely.
David Bellamy , Stephen Sutton and Anthony Smith talk of the fascinating forests and the dangers they face.
Producer BRIAN LEITH BBC Bristol
I Broadcast Sun 4.30 pm)


Unknown: David Bellamy
Unknown: Stephen Sutton
Unknown: Anthony Smith

: News

long wave only

: A Place Called Frimhurst

In debt, out of work, children in care.... What happens to families when they reach this state and the Social Services seem unable to help? Some of them are lucky enough to go to Frimhurst - an extraordinary, privately-run venture which seems to have an answer to family breakdown.
Anne Catchpole reports Producer JANE WOOD long wave only


Unknown: Anne Catchpole
Producer: Jane Wood

: Daily Service

NEM, p 34; The Saviour died, but rose again (BBC HB 497); Canticle 8; 1 Thessalonians 5. vv 1-11 (AV): Good Christian men, rejoice (BBC HB 103) long wave only

: Story Time

The Pleasure Garden (11) long wave only

: News

long wave only

: File on 4

long wave only

: Enquire Within

Let Neil Landor , together with his specialised experts and the help of the BBC Reference Library, sort out your queries. Producer SIMON ELMES
Questions, on a postcard please, to: Enquire Within BBC, Broadcasting House, London W1A 4WW long wave only


Unknown: Neil Landor
Producer: Simon Elmes

: News

: You and Yours

Including JILL TODD with the BBC Shopping Basket. Presenter Bill Breckon


Unknown: Jill Todd
Presenter: Bill Breckon

: 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 wave only

: Woman's Hour

with Sue MacGregor
Runes and Isms: FRANCES CAIRNCROSS on differences between manufacturing and service industries.
Talking Point: opinions and ideas.
Stories of a Plant Hunter: ROY LANCASTER On the treasures of Kashmir. Reading Your Letters.
The Custard Boys: ANNA PERRY talks to a film unit in school uniform.
An Unsuitable Job for a Woman (4) long wave only


Unknown: Frances Cairncross

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Daydream Believer by HARRY DUFFIN
Sue is a 16-year-old who lives in a dream world inhabited by such film stars as Clint Eastwood. She believes that this is the sort of man who will take her away from the inevitable marriage and kids that she sees as her only future. One day a real ' Clint ' turns up.
Directed byCAROLiNE SMITH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Harry Duffin
Unknown: Clint Eastwood.
Sue: Annie Tyson
Man/Dad/Man Two: Kenneth Alan Taylor
Mary: Judith Barker
Alice: Ann Rye
Tony: Alan Parnaby
Barman/Man One: Tim -Iremonger

: Fritz Spiegl's Musical Alphabet

' C ' is for Castrati. Clocks, Cribbers and Copy Cats - or just Coincidence? gramophone records

: Bookshelf

: Lifemanship

: PM

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

: 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. (Repeated: Sat 7.50 am)


Unknown: Norman Tozer

: News

: The Archers

Written by JAMES ROBSON (Repeated. Fri 1.40 pm) Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham


Written By: James Robson
Dan Archer: Edgar Harrison
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Adam Macy: Barnaby Williams
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Phil: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
David: Nigel Carrivick
Laura: Betty McDowall
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Polly Perks: Hilary Newcombe
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Joe Grundy: Haydn Jones
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
ClarrieLarkin: Heather Bell
Col Danby: Ballard Berkeley
Eva Coverdale: Hedli Niklaus
Jim Coverdale: Leon Tanner
Dr Poole: Peter Brookes

: Time for Verse

As the Story Goes ...
Thirteen programmes of narrative poetry chosen and presented by David Davis 2: Seafarers


Presented By: David Davis

: Scottish National Orchestra

direct from the City Hall. Glasgow leader EDWIN PALING conducted by Riecardo Chailly
Ida Haendel (violin) Part 1
Tchaikovsky, arr Stravinsky Pas de deux (The Bluebird)
Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor


Leader: Edwin Paling
Conducted By: Riecardo Chailly
Violin: Ida Haendel

: He Calls Me Godmother!

The Story of a Postal Parent
What happens when a charitable sponsor in Britain wants to actually meet the Third World child she's helping? This is what a London woman. Clare McCarthy , wanted to do. For three years, she had been sending a pound a week through a charity to sponsor the education of a little Indian boy. As the bond grew, she decided she had to fly to India - to see him and his village.
Journalist Dennis Shutte accompanied Clare on her long trek to rural Andra Pradesh , recording her graphic impressions of childhood poverty along the way. And what of the encounter ... what did sponsor and child make of each other face to face?
Writer and narrator


Unknown: Clare McCarthy
Unknown: Dennis Shutte
Unknown: Andra Pradesh
Narrator: Dennis Shutte
Producer: Gaynor Tanzer

: Scottish National Orchestra

Part 2 Tchaikovsky
Symphony No 5, in E minor
BBC Scotland

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Colin Ford Producer ANNE WINDER


Presented By: Colin Ford
Producer: Anne Winder

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Anthony Howard reporting


Unknown: Anthony Howard

: A Book at Bedtime

The Franchise Affair 4) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Fond and Familiar

Laurie Macmillan with familiar tunes


Unknown: Laurie MacMillan

: News

Weather report; forecast fullowed by an interlude

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