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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenters Brian Redhead and Libby Purves
6.45* Prayer for the Day With THE REV MICHAEL GLANVILLE-SMITH
7.30, S.t Today's News Read bv BRYAN MARTIN
7.30. 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought /or the Day


Presenters: Brian Redhead
Presenters: Libby Purves
Unknown: Michael Glanville-Smith
Unknown: Bryan Martin

: News

: Mid-Week: Morgan Talk

John Morgan introduces 55 minutes of interviews, comments, conversation and music from his guests live in the studio. Including The WeekSoFar by RUSSELL DAVIES
Producer IAN GARDHOUSE long wave only


Unknown: Russell Davies
Producer: Ian Gardhouse

: News

long wave only

: Gardeners' Question Time

long wave only

: Daily Service

NEM, p 34: Blest be the everlasting God (BBC HB 486); Psalm 114; Matthew 8, vv 18 to 9, V 1 (av);
Jesus lives! thy terrors now (BBC HB 106) long wave only

: Morning Story

Forbidden to Feed the Birds by JENNY KORALEK Read by Shirley Dixon long wave only


Read By: Shirley Dixon

: News

long wave only

: Baker's Dozen

long wave only

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Bill Breckon


Presenter: Bill Breckon

: Frank Muir Goes Into....

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
Guest of the Week: Mary Dilnot , retiring Editor of Woman's Weekly.
A Calculating Life:
NORMAN TOZER helps tO Cut the cost of living. Diary of a Country
Parish: ROBIN pare talks about last month in his Cambridgeshire village. Helen House, A Hospice for Children: MOTHER
FRANCES of the Anglican Community in Oxford talks tO ANNIE ALLSEBROOK about a unique project. Cousin Phillis (3) long wave only


Unknown: Mary Dilnot
Unknown: Norman Tozer
Unknown: Annie Allsebrook

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

GRIZELDA HERVEY. 1901-80, the well-known actress whose distinctive voice was familiar to millions of listeners over four decades of broadcasting, died in December. As a tribute, a repeat of this play written specially for her and which, sadly, was to be one of her last performances
This Line is Now Closed by SHEILA HODGSON


Unknown: Grizelda Hervey.
Unknown: Sheila Hodgson
Directed By: David Johnston
Mary Schofield: Grizclda Hervey
Jonathan Geddes: Peter Wickham
Dr Grace Dearing: Jennifer Watts
Nicola Schofield: Eve Karpf
Derek Skinner: Gregory de Polnay
Sue Casson: Fleur Chandler
: Receptionist Alisondraper
'Ethel: Brenda Kaye
Doris: Jennifer Piercey

: Through My Window

Composer and artist,
Edward Cowie looks out from the window of a hide on Leighton Moss bird reserve where he gathers inspiration for his music. Producer


Artist: Edward Cowie
Unknown: Leighton Moss
Unknown: John Harrison.

: Choral Evensong

from Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford
Responses (Ayleward)
Psalms: 22, 23 (Camidge, Parisian Tone)
First Lesson: 1 Maccabees 4, vv 36-end.
Canticles: Purcell in G minor
Second Lesson: Philippians 2, vv 1-18
Anthem: 0 Lord God of hosts (Purcell)
Organist and Master of the Chorister SIMON PRESTON Organ scholar MARK BLATCHLEY


Unknown: Mark Blatchley

: Story Time

The Towers of Trebizond by ROSE MACAULAY abridged in 13 parts by ANTON GILL
Read by Penelope Lee
1: Take My Camel, Dear
' Some Turkey travel, and some Turks and Greeks and religious Anglicans, and a mentally-deranged camel and a precocious ape. and two British who vanish into Russia, and a lot of people writing their books about Turkey.' So Rose
Macaulay described her book, in which Laurie, Aunt Dot and Fr Chantry-Pigg , each for a reason of his own. travel to the ancient Byzantine citadel of Trebizond.


Read By: Penelope Lee
Unknown: Fr Chantry-Pigg
Producer: Jenyth Worsley

: PM

with Susannah Simons and Robert Williams
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Susannah Simons
Unknown: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: My Music

(Details- Fri 12.27 pm)

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thurs 1.40 pm)

: Checkpoint

An investigation into accusations of unfairness, fraud and injustice.
Presented by Roger Cook (Repeated: Thurs 9.5 am)


Presented By: Roger Cook

: Carlyle and Jane

Written and narrated by HENRY DONALD
JANE: Falling in love and marrying, like other misses, is quite out of the question. I have too little romance in my disposition ever to be in love with you or any other man.
CARLYLE: You bid me write to you as a friend. I must exhibit the true state of my feelings when I write. I never felt friendship of this sort towards anyone. Let me write to you with frankness and from the heart.
A story of courtship and married life from the letters and papers of Thomas Carlvle and Jane Welsh in celebration of this year's Carlyle Centenary.
Other parts played by TOM CRIDDLE and EILEEN MCCALLUM
Directed by PATRICK RAYNER BBC Scotland


Unknown: Henry Donald
Unknown: Thomas Carlvle
Unknown: Jane Welsh
Played By: Tom Criddle
Played By: Eileen McCallum
Directed By: Patrick Rayner
Carlyle: Tom Fleming
Jane: Edith MacArlhur

: File on 4

Reagan's Vietnam?
Revolutionary violence and murderous repression in Central America now threaten the United States' traditional domination of its
' banana republics '. The new President fears a Cuban-inspired upheaval on his doorstep and is committed to direct intervention in support of the embattled regimes in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.
David Henshaw reports on the bloody struggles that have already cost thousands of lives and asks whether President Reagan's aggressive foreign policy will push the US into a new war. Producer GERRY NORTHAM Editor COLIN ADAMS BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Thurt 11.5am)


Producer: Gerry Northam
Editor: Colin Adams

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Richard Cork Producer JOHN POWELL


Presenter: Richard Cork
Producer: John Powell

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: I Hear You Calling Me

Philip Hammond presents an affectionate portrait of John McCormack. the great Irish tenor who died 36 years ago but whose reputation has never waned.
Including reminiscences by MGR ARTHUR RYAN and an appreciation by ROBERT WHITE
(First b'cast on R Ulster)


Unknown: Philip Hammond
Unknown: John McCormacK.
Unknown: Mgr Arthur Ryan
Unknown: Robert White
Producer: David Byers

: A Book at Bedtime

The Worm Forgives the Plough. 8: Beauty Through the Dust: long wave only

: TheFinancial World Tonight

long wave only

: News

Weather report; forecast followed by an interlude

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