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: News

: Farming Today

Market prices and intelligence, the weather, and what's new for farmers. Producer


Unknown: Leslie Cottington

: Yours Faithfully

A note from Religious Affairs reporter Rosemary Hartill
6.55 Weather; programme news


Reporter: Rosemary Hartill

: News

: On Your Farm

A weekly review of the agricultural scene.
Producer ANTHONY PARKIN : BBC Birmingham


Producer: Anthony Parkin

: It's a Bargain

Norman Tozer with how to get the best value for your hard-earned cash.
7.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Norman Tozer

: News

: Sport on 4

Tony Lewis presents his magazine programme of sport, taking a personal look at the people and the stories that are making the news. This week:
Rugby Union: another highlight of the Welsh Centenary season today when the combined Scotland and Ireland teams take on the best from Wales and England. Meet some of the personalities in Cardiff.
Football: topical discussion about the game's interesting characters and matches.
Also the rest of the news at home and abroad including LOTTE MWALE bid for the WBC World Light-heavyweight Title against MATTHEW SAAD MOHAMMAD in San Diego; and HENRY BLOFELD from Brisbane with news of the first Test between Australia and New Zealand.
A Radio Sport and OB production


Unknown: Tony Lewis
Unknown: Matthew Saad Mohammad
Unknown: Henry Blofeld
Producer: Joanne Watson

: News

: Breakaway

from routine with Bernard Falk , intrepid reporters and enthusiasts with ideas on ways and means of spending your free time, a critical look at the leisure industries, and news of things to do and entertainment that simply shouldn't be missed. Including NIGEL COOMBS with the latest news on the travel and holiday scene, ERIC TOBITT with leisure ideas for the coming week and a look at what's worth watching on ' the box '.
For information sheets, send a large sae to: [address removed]


Unknown: Bernard Falk
Unknown: Nigel Coombs
Unknown: Eric Tobitt
Producers: Geoff Dobson
Producers: Jenny Marshall
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: News Stand

John Ardagh reviews the weekly magazines.


Unknown: John Ardagh

: The Week in Westminster

Robert Carvel views the past week through the eyes of backbench members of Parliament.


Unknown: Robert Carvel

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 93; The Lord's my Shepherd, I'll not want (BBC HB 480); Psalm 90, vv 1-12; Hebrews 10, vv 1-10 (AV); Love divine, all loves excelling (BBC HB 328)

: Pick of the Week

Margaret Howard presents her selection from BBC radio and television programmes over the past seven days.


Unknown: Margaret Howard

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC Correspondents throughout the world talk about the countries they work in-the politics and the people.

: News

: Money Box

Presenter Louise Botting
Radio's key to the ever-present problem of how to get the best from your money. Whether it concerns a mortgage or insurance policy, an investment bond or a bank loan, a tax dispute or a social security squabble-Money Box gets the answers from the people in the know.
A Financial World Tonight production
(Repeated: Mon 10.2 am)


Presenter: Louise Botting

: The News Quiz

The last seven days put in a questionable way by Barry Took to
Alan Coren
Joan Bakewell Simon Hoggart
(Repeated: Mon 7.20 pm)
12.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Producer: Alan Nixon

: News

: Any Questions?

Alan Fisher , Lord Willis Barbara Woodhouse Peter Marsh from The Infantry Junior Leaders Battalion, Shorncliffe. Kent
Chairman David Jacobs
1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only


Unknown: Alan Fisher
Unknown: Lord Willis Barbara Woodhouse
Unknown: Peter Marsh
Unknown: David Jacobs

: News

: Wildlife

Chris Mead , Michael Morris and Pat Morris dispatch another batch of listeners' wildlife questions.
Presented by Derek Jones Producer MICHAEL BRIGHT BBC Bristol


Unknown: Chris Mead
Unknown: Michael Morris
Unknown: Pat Morris
Presented By: Derek Jones
Producer: Michael Bright

: Middlemarch

by GEORGE ELIOT dramatised in 12 parts by HALLAM TENNYSON with Elizabeth Bell David rollings Steven Pacey Russell Dixon Judith Arthy and Dr Lydgate has now married Rosamond and finds the cost of marriage rather higher than he had anticipated. Dorothea is very concerned about her husband's health which is all the more aggravated by the appearance of Will Ladislaw in Middlemarch.
7: Rumours and Shadows
TOM STEER (piano)
Directed by KAY PATRICK BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Tues 3.2 pm)


Unknown: George Eliot
Unknown: Hallam Tennyson
Unknown: Elizabeth Bell
Unknown: Steven Pacey
Unknown: Russell Dixon
Unknown: Judith Arthy
Directed By: Kay Patrick
George Eliot: Jill Balcon
Mr Casaubon: David Collings
Dorothea: Elizabeth Bell
Dr Lydgate: Russell Dixon
Mrs Dollop: Nona Williams
Mrs Larcher: Val Eliot
Mrs Mawmsey: Dinah Handley
Dr Wrench: James Tomlinson
Hawley: Stuart Richman
Rosamond: Judith Arthy
Will Ladislaw: Steven Pacey
Mr Rigg: Alan Partington
Mr Raffles: John Hollis
Tantripp: Pauline Jefferson

: join Radio 3

: Folktales

The Art of the Story-teller Certain people have the knack of telling a good tale. But what is it that makes it so endearing? Is it something in the tale itself, or is it in the telling? In this final programme, Toni Arthur examines the art of creative story-telling.
Scriptwriter DAVE ARTHUR Researched by ROSY voss Producer DANIEL SNOWMAN


Unknown: Toni Arthur

: Week Ending

Bill Wallis , David Tate
Sheila Steafel , Jon Glover and music by DAVID FIRMAN
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: David Tate
Unknown: Sheila Steafel
Unknown: Jon Glover
Music By: David Firman

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Alan Minter , the boxer


Unknown: Alan Minter

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson

Unpredictable, and often animated, table-talk that is meant to arouse or to amuse - and yet it occasionally manages only to annoy.
Musical interlude by JEREMY NICHOLAS


Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas
Producer: Michael Ember

: Baker's Dozen

Richard Baker presents a blend of musical entertainment on record, mixing the well-loved with the less familiar, and occasionally including the spoken word.
Producer RONALD cook
(Repeated; Wed 11.5 am)


Unknown: Richard Baker

: Saturday-Night Theatre: A Morbid Taste for Bones

A medieval whodunit by Ellis Peters freely adapted for radio by Alick Rowe
with Ray Smith as Brother Cadfael, Steve Pacey as Brother John, Lolly Cockerell as Sioned, Gordon Reid as Prior Robert and Glyn Owen as Bened.
Brother Cadfael turns detective in this light-hearted story of mystery, murder and intrigue where the over-ambitious Prior Robert of Shrewsbury leads a delegation into Wales to acquire the 'miraculous' bones of an obscure Welsh saint.
(Repeated: Mon 3.02 pm)


Author: Ellis Peters
Adapted by: Alick Rowe
Director: Richard Wortley
Brother Cadfael: Ray Smith
Brother John: Steven Pacey
Sioned: Lolly Cockerell
Prior Robert: Gordon Reid
Bened: Glyn Owen
Sub-Prior Richard: Russell Wootton
The Abbot: Godfrey Kenton
Brother Columbanus: Nigel Anthony
Brother Jerome: Anthony Hyde
Brother Edmund: John Church
Brother Matthew/Cai: Richard Derrington
Fr Huw: Derek Pollitt
Annest: Kathryn Hurlbutt
Peredur: Sion Probert
Brother Rhys/Lord Rhisiart: Douglas Blackwell
Engelard: David Bradshawe

: Weather

: News

: Changing Habits

'If you have a true vocation, this life will lead you to wholeness. But if it's wrong for you, instead of finding God, you'll discover your own instability.'
' It's a totally selfish life. You're fed, clothed and you've got security. It's far more difficult to come out than stay in, believe me.'
' I spent the entire day weeping before I left the community. But it becomes a question of honesty. I could not stay in without doing violence to my own soul.'
In spite of its problems, women still come forward every year to try to live ' the perfect life Frances Donnelly talks to nuns, past and present, Catholic and Anglican. about why they entered a religious community. and in many cases, why they ultimately left it. Producer SALLY THOMPSON


Talks: Frances Donnelly
Producer: Sally Thompson

: Lighten Our Darkness

An evening meditation led by Colin Semper


Unknown: Colin Semper

: Something to Declare

A series of five programmes in which writers and travellers consider the pleasures and perils of their journeys.
4:Kailas - The SacredMountain
A little to the north of India, across the jagged rampart of the Great Himalaya in the southern-most portion of Western Tibet stands the sacred mountain of Kailas. Had a religious map of Asia ever been drawn, many of the thin red lines tracing the principal pilgrim routes would have been seen to converge on this remote and remarkable peak.
In the spring of 1936 the Austrian writer and traveller HERBERT TICHY , in company with CHATTER BHUJ KAPUR, undertook a pilgrimage to the mountain. John Snelling tells the story of their hazardous journey.


Unknown: Herbert Tichy
Unknown: John Snelling
Producer: John Knight

: News

Weather report; forecast followed by an interlude

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