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: Today

Carter or Reagan
An extended edition in which John Timpson reports direct from New York on the result of yesterday's Presidential Election.
In London: Libby Purves including at 6.0 News
6.21. Farming Today
6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only
6.30, 7.30, 8.3* News headlines
«.4S« Prayer for the Day With VALERIE FISHER
7.0, 8.8 Today's News
7.45* Thought for the Day


Unknown: John Timpson
Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Valerie Fisher
Read By: Pauline Bushnell

: News

: Mid-Week: Sherrin After Breakfast

NED SHERRIN presides over 55 minutes of live interviews, reviews and gentle mischief. Including
RUSSELL DAVIES 'S look at The Week So Far
Producer IAN GARDHOUSE long wave only from 9.35


Unknown: Russell Davies
Producer: Ian Gardhouse

: News

long wave only

: Gardeners' Question Time

long wave only

: Daily Service

NEM, p 97; Lord, thy word abideth (BBC HB 190); Psalm 119, pt 6; Genesis 2, vv 4-9, 15-17 (av); 0 God of truth (BBC m 359) long wave only

: Story Time

Towards the End of the Morning (3) long wave only

: News

: Baker's Dozen

Richard Baker presents a blend of musical entertainment on records, mixing the well-loved with the less familiar, and occasionally including the spoken word.
long wave only


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Ray Abbott

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Bill Breckon


Presenter: Bill Breckon

: My Word!

12.55 Weather; programme news

: The World at One: News

Presenter Kobin Day

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long trace only

: News

long wave only

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
GuestoftheWeek: Sir Frederick Dalnron , President of the British Association for the Advancement of Science.
Diary of a Country Parish: ROBIN PAGE talks about last month in his Cambridgeshire village.
Theatre Quiz: Simon Callow talks to Tony Barnfield and sets questions five and six of our competition.
Reading Your Letters. Home Crown
Music: ANNA PERRY in ' illustrated ' conversation with DAVia SAWYER .
Unreliable Memoirs (6) long wave only


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Sir Frederick Dalnron
Talks: Simon Callow
Unknown: Tony Barn
Music: Anna Perry
Unknown: Davia Sawyer

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Out of the Mouths ... by JOHN CHALLEN
Thirteen-year-old Wayne Erskin has a letter published by a national paper. This leads to a regular weekly column in the local Advertiser - a position of power! Journalistic success at so tender an age can easily go to the head, but. as Wayne discovers, life is not all a bed of literary roses....
Directed by GLYN DEARMAN


Unknown: John Challen
Unknown: Wayne Erskin
Directed By: Glyn Dearman
Linda Erskin: Patricia Gallimore
Roger Erskin: Eric Allan
Wayne Erskin: Nicholas Barnes
Mr Lee: Martin Friend
Andy: Paul Lockwood
Chris: Chip Sweeney
Mr Turner: Jon Clover
Marilyn: Karen Jokes
Janet: Lolly Oockerell
Ken Abbott: Peter Tuddenham
Alan Cairn: Alexander John

: Choral Evensong

from St Alban's Abbey
Responses (Tomkins) Psalms: 27, 28, 29 (Crotch, S. Elvey , T. Attwood ); First Lesson: Ecclesiasticus 15, vv 11-end
Canticles: Purcell in B flat Second Lesson: Revelation 7, vv lend
Anthem: Lord, I call upon thee (Bairstow) Master of the Music STEPHEN DARLINGTON
Assistant Master of the MusicANDREW PARNELL


Unknown: S. Elvey
Unknown: T. Attwood
Music: Stephen Darlington
Music: Andrew Parnell

: Short Story

In Old Bandit Country by DAVID H. WALLACE
Read by Sean Barrett


Unknown: David H. Wallace
Read By: Sean Barrett

: PM

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


Presenters: Joan Bakcwell
Presenters: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: The Senior Partner

Andrew Cruickshank in an eight-part light drama series
Producer EDWARD TAYLOR (Rptd: Friday 12.27 pm) (Andrew Cruickshank is a National Theatre player)


Unknown: Andrew Cruickshank
Unknown: Joe Dunlop
Unknown: Nancy Mitchell
Unknown: John Kank
Unknown: Sandra Clark
Unknown: John Graham.
Unknown: Fraser Kerr
Unknown: Nell Brennan
Producer: Edward Taylor
Unknown: Andrew Cruickshank

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thurs 1.40 pm)

: Richard Stilgoe's Bonfire Traffic Jam Show

with Bernie Clifton and Professor Stanley Unwin What do you mean, you've never seen a traffic jam round a bonfire? You obviously go to the wrong bonfires. Come on now, put the chairs in a circle, hold the RADIO TIMES in a gloved hand, stick a baked potato on the wireless, and let Richard and his guests provide the fireworks.
Written by richard stilgoe Musical director BRIAN FITZGERALD
Producer MiXE CRAIG BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Thurs 9.5 am)


Unknown: Bernie Clifton
Unknown: Professor Stanley Unwin
Written By: Richard Stilgoe
Director: Brian Fitzgerald
Producer: Mixe Craig

: The Reith Lectures 1980

Unmasking Medicine
Six talks by Ian Kennedy , Reader in Law and Executive Director of the Centre of Law, Medicine and Ethics at King's College, London. 1: The Rhetoric of Medicine
Illness, disease and health are the key words of modern medicine. Their meanings have relevance for all of us. yet it is the medical profession which has acquired the power to decide what these words mean and how they should be acted upon. UN KENNEDY argues that the consequence is that doctors have gained the right to show us how to behave, but medicine has lost its way.
' We must abandon, this state of dependence, we must become masters of medicine, not its servants.' (Repeated: Sun, R3)


Reader: Ian Kennedy

: Sounds Natural

Frank Thornton , Captain Peacock of Are You Being Servedt fame, tells Derek Jones about his new enthusiasm for bird-watching - with illustrations from the BBC Sound Archives. Producer joiin burton. BBC Bristol


Unknown: Frank Thornton
Unknown: Derek Jones
Producer: Joiin Burton.

: File on 4

Major issues, changing attitudes, important events at home and abroad, reported by David Hcnshaw and Eric Robson
Producer Michael GANDON Editor COLIN ADAMS BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Thurs 11.5 am)


Unknown: David Hcnshaw
Unknown: Eric Robson
Producer: Michael Gandon
Editor: Colin Adams

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Colin Ford Producer anne winder


Presenter: Colin Ford

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: LordPeterWimsey

: A Book at Bedtime

A Man in the Zoo (3) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: News

Weather report; forecast followed by an interlude

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