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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

'.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

' Presenters John Timpson and Libby Purves
6.45' Prayer for the Day With CHERIDA CAMPION
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7.30. 8.30 News headlines
7.46* Thought for the Day


Presenters: John Timpson
Presenters: Libby Purves
Unknown: Cherida Campion
Read By: Bryan Martin

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

guying a Second-band Car
For most people buying a car is the second most important purchase they are ever likely to make. Yet not everyone can afford to buy a new car straight out of the local showroom; and the buying of a used car is full of pitfalls, especially if you are not a mechanical enthusiast. You may be worried about: the history of the vehicle; its roadworthiness; the integrity of the seller; what guarantees are available; where to go 'or assistance. For help with these and many other questions, phone in and speak to Sue Leggate, Editor of Motoring
Whichf and Les Sims of the AA. Judith Chalmers is in the Chair. Produced by the "Oman's Hour unit
Lines open from 8.0 am (Repeated: Wed 7.45 pm) long wave only


Unknown: Judith Chalmers

: News

: From Our Own Correspondent

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: Daily Service

NEM, p 54; 0 thou who earnest from above (BBC HB 362; Psalm 143;
Matthew 21, vv 23-32 (AV); Come, thou Holy Spirit* come (BBC HB 152) long wave only

: Morning Story

Mr Leamington's Poem by TREVOR WRIGHT
Read by Richard Pasco Producer JANE MARSHALL BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Trevor Wright
Read By: Richard Pasco
Producer: Jane Marshall

: News

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: Thirty-Minute Theatre

The Dead Image by JOHN P. ROONEY
It seems that Sam and Billy's striking resemblance to their grandfathers is purely superficial; Sam and Billy spend their unemployed time stealing lead, whereas their grandfathers died as loyal heroes on the Somme. But in Belfast history has a way of repeating itself, especiallY when you steal
Catholic lead instead of Directed by ROBERT COOPER BBC Northern Ireland long wave only


Unknown: John P. Rooney
Directed By: Robert Cooper
sfood: Rotestant Lead
Billy: Michael McI<night
William: Joe McPartland
Samuel: Allan McClelland
The man: 'Derek Halligan

: Wildlife

Why don't cuckoos hatch their own eggs like other birds do? How can I discourage moles from my lawn? Do ducks and swans ever get frozen in? Naturalists answer your Wildlife questions.
Introduced by Derek Jenes Producer JOHN HARRISON BBe Bristol
Questions to: Wildlife, BBC Bristol, BS8 2LR. (Repeated: Sat 2.5 pm) long wave only


Introduced By: Derek Jenes
Producer: John Harrison

: News

: You and Yours

continues the BBC/MSC
Able to Work campaign, with advice to unemployed disabled people on aids, grants and rights. Reporter ANDY PRICE
Presenter Jenni Mil "


Presenter: Jenni Mil

: Down Your Way

12.55 Weather; programme news

: The World at One: News

Presenter Robin Day

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

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: Woman's Hour

with Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week: Alan Paton
In the Mind's Eyet : Mind Set determines how we see ourselves, others and the world we live in. MARK BROWN looks at ways we can set and unset our minds for the better.
1: Getting to Know You. Reading Your Letters.
Pick of the Paperbacks: chosen by JUNE KNOX-MAWER and ANDREW SINCLAIR
A Glass of Blessings (9) long wave only


Unknown: MacGregor Guest
Unknown: Alan Paton
Unknown: Mark Brown
Unknown: Andrew Sinclair

: News

: The House of Mirth


: Science Through the Looking Glass

1: Pure Technology
In this new series of six lighthearted talks, David Jones pursues some of the byways and meanders of science; unveils the humour, blind chance and even incompetence that lay concealed behind the gleaming, spartan edifice.
In today's talk he looks at invention for its own sake: the balloon, the Brabazon, the Concorde. And why did European armies abandon the longbow for the musket in the 16th century? The longbow was cheaper, more accurate, had a higher rate of fire - and was not extinguished by rain. Producer MARTIN GOLDMAN
BBC Scotland


Unknown: David Jones
Producer: Martin Goldman

: The Fastest Town on Four Legs

A Portrait of Newmarket Would you pay 530,000 guineas for a horse which has never raced? The lucky few can make a fortune but, with the largest thoroughbred population in the world, Newmarket lives on the triumph of hope over experience.
Derek Robinson explores the see-saw centre of flat racing where Charles II once rode a winner. Contributors include Henry Cecil and Greville Starkey.


Unknown: Derek Robinson
Unknown: Henry Cecil
Unknown: Greville Starkey.
Producer: Julian Coles

: Story Time

The Householder (7)

: PM

Presenters Joan Bakewell and Robert Williams
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather: programme news


Presenters: Joan Bakewell
Presenters: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Brain of Britain 1981

(Details: Thurs 12.27pm)

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wed 1.40 pm)

: Medicine Now

What's new in medical science? How well are the doctors looking after us? Geoff Watts reports
(Repeated: Sat 3.25 pm)


Unknown: Geoff Watts

: Broken Down by Sex and Age

The Uses and Abuses of Social Statistics
The 1981 Census will be held next month. How does this census compare with those of previous decades and how do
British social statistics compare with those of other countries? Are there dangers when social statistics are counted and collected?
Muriel Nissel , herself a leading social statistician, discusses these and similar issues with the Director of the Central Statistical Office, the Registrar General and a number of distinguished social historians and analysts from Britain and abroad.


Unknown: Muriel Nissel

: Love's Old Sweet Song

A sequence of six programmes
3: Country Matters
The lark soars in the clear air, the flowers of May flourish, and a young man's fancy lightly turns to the most enticing of thoughts. Stuart Burrows sings ' Linden lea ', ' Trees and other much-loved songs, and the poems are read by Ray Smith and Elizabeth Proud.


Unknown: Stuart Burrows
Read By: Ray Smith
Unknown: Elaine Williams.
Producer: Herbert Williams

: In Touch

Able to Work People who lose their sight would usually prefer to stay in the job with which they are familiar. But how much help is there for white-collar workers who can still do their old jobs - but need some extra assistance because of their blindness?
Presenter Peter White Producer THENA HESHEL
HELP! page 75


Presenter: Peter White

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Colin Ford Producer CARROLL MOORE


Presented By: Colin Ford
Producer: Carroll Moore

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

John Morgan reporting


Unknown: John Morgan

: Cliche

: A Book at Bedtime

Anna of the Five Towns (7) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

Today's unemployment figures will be felt particularly by disabled people. Sir David Steel ,
Chairman of BP, gives his views on how business can best meet its responsibilities towards the disabled.
Presenter Rodney Smith long wave only
HELP! page 77


Unknown: Sir David Steel
Presenter: Rodney Smith

: Today in Parliament

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: News

Weather report; forecast long wave only followed by an interlude

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