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: News Briefing

: Farming Week

Presented from the South East by Bryan Platt
6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only


Presenter: Bryan Platt

: Today

Presenters John Timpson and Libby Purves
6.45* Prai/er for the Day With CANON JOHN GUNSTONE
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Road bv BRYAN MARTIN
7.30. 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presenters: John Timpson
Presenters: Libby Purves
Unknown: Canon John Gunstone
Unknown: Bryan Martin

: The Withered Arm

Part 2
8.59 Continental Travel Information

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

Exploring Outer Space 1 takes off like a spaceship and lands like an aeroplane.'
How much difference will the Shuttle make to space travel? Will we be able to build rockets in space and establish colonies there? What is Britain's part in space exploration? What is
Voyager 11 expected to find when it reaches
Saturn later this year? Dr Garry Hunt , head of the Laboratory for
Planetary Atmospheres, University College, London, joins
Sue MacGregor on a mission to answer your questions. Produced by the Woman's Hour unit
Lines open from 8.0 am


Unknown: Dr Garry Hunt
Unknown: Sue MacGregor

: News

: Daily Service

NEM, p 122; Christ the Lord is risen (BBC hb
100): Psalm 34, w 11-22; Matthew 28, vv 8-20 (AV); The strife is o'er, the battle done (BBC hb 114) long wave only

: Morning Story

Read by Sharon Duce
Producer JANE MARSHALL BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Jenny Oldfield
Read By: Sharon Duce
Producer: Jane Marshall

: News

: Thirty Minute Theatre

Another Time. Another Place by JESSIE KESSON
' " All I can say is better her than me! "
" I just refused! I refused point blank to have anything to do with Prisoners of War! Italians at that!
A good thing they didn't ask you, Jess! They knew better!
Your own man is still missing ..."
", , . in Italy."
Directed by MARILYN IRELAND . BBC Scotland


Unknown: Jessie Kesson
Directed By: Marilyn Ireland
Meg: Fiona Knowles
Kirsty: Sheila Donald
Jess: Gwyneth Guthrie
Finlay: Billy Riddoch
Luigi: Freddie Boardley
Young woman: Phyllis Logan
Husband: Paul Young
Children: Vicki Masson
Children: Dawn Massie

: Wildlife

' One bright February day we saw a bat being mobbed by gulls. Why was it out in the sunshine and flvins so early in the year? Bob Stebbings Fred Slater and Peter Ferns tackle listeners' questions.
Introduced by Derek Jones Producer ANNE BLAIR GOULD BBC Bristol


Unknown: Bob Stebbings
Unknown: Fred Slater
Unknown: Peter Ferns
Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: Anne Blair Gould

: News

: YouandYours

Presenter Jenni Mills


Presenter: Jenni Mills

: 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

: Woman's Hour

with Sue MacGregor Talking Point.
Believe it or Not: astrologer RUSSELL GRANT takes a peep at the future and discusses the Taurus personality with SIAN PHILLIPS.
In the Mind's Euer: 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. 5: If Only ...
Vinyl Magic:
PETER CLAYTON takes a whimsical look at hi-fi.
Up the Crdsslng
2: Name an' Address


Unknown: Sian Phillips.
Unknown: Mark Brown
Unknown: Peter Clayton

: News

: The House of Mirth

byEDITHWUARTON dramatised for radio five parts by EII.EEN CULLEN with and 5 After her social disgrace. Lily finds herself clinging to the very fringes of society. She decides to try and determine if Simon Rosedale will take up his former proposal of marriage to her.
Directed by BRIAN MILLER BBC Bristol


Directed By: Brian Miller
Lily Bart: Carole Mowlam
Lawrence Selden: Keith Alexander
the Narrator: June Barrie
Carry: Fisher Zhivilaroche
Simon Rosedale: Alexander John
Gerty Farish: Celia Bannerman
Miss Kilroy/Neltie: Judith Morse
Miss Haines/Kathleen: Janene Possell

: Science Through the Looking Glass

A series of six programmes
5: The Language of Science
Why is scientific jargon so difficult to understand? Sometimes it is deliberately obscure so the uninitiated cannot appreciate that fundamentally it is trivial! But science also has to give precise definitions to millions of quantities - each requiring a name. These names are normally chosen to honour eminent scientists. and David Jones investigates the best way to get one's name immortalised in science.
Producer MARTIN GOLDMAN BBC Scotland


Producer: Martin Goldman

: Mastermind of Gardening

Four contestants compete in the semi-final for the 1981 title, arranged by Garden News Chairman
John Timpson
Questions set by GEOFF AMOS
BBC Birmingham


Unknown: John Timpson

: Story Time

Talking to Animals
3: Blow Gently Down Your Nose

: PM

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


Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Brain of Britain 1981

A nationwide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete to become this year's Brain of Britain Chairman
Robert Robinson
10: North o/ England Dr John Kemp
(industrial medical officer) Dorothy Morton
(retired headmistress) Mark Elsen
(licensed taxi proprietor) David Winpenny (teacher)
The programme includes Beat the Brains, in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants.
Programme devised by JOHN t. WYNN
Questions set by IAN GILLIES Producer


Unknown: Richard Edis

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wed 1.40 pm)

: The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Gaiaxy

An epic adventure in 12 parts in time and space including some helpful advice on how to see the . Universe for less than 30
Altairian dollars a day.
Fit the third: after being improbably rescued from certain death in the vacuum of space, Arthur Dent and his new companions now face a missile attack and certain death. starring with and Special effects by the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Written by DOUGLAS ADAMS Producer
(Stephen Moore is a National Theatre player)


Written By: Douglas Adams
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins
Unknown: Stephen Moore
The Book: Peter Jones
Slartibarlfast: Richard Vernon
Arthur Dent: Simon Jones
Ford Prefect: Geoffrey McGlvern
Marvin: Stephen Moore
Zaphod Beeblebrox: Mark Wlng-Davcy
Trillian: Susan Sheridan
Computer: David Tate

: The King's Astronomer

A Portrait of Sir William Herschel


Unknown: Sir William Herschel

: A Touch of Genius

In the first of a new series of 13 programmes, Robin Ray traces, with records, the artistry and achievement of some of the world's greatest musicians.
This week: the Irish tenor John McCormack Producer


Unknown: Robin Ray
Tenor: John McCormacK
Producer: Christine Hardwick

: In Touch

Too Much. Too Little or Just Right?
When the In Touch team visited Liverpool recently, local people were invited to participate in a forum about the programme, and today's edition includes some excerpts from that discussion.
Listeners from all parts of the country are invited' to add their comments in the off-air phone-in which follows the programme from 9.30-10.0 on [number removed]. Presented by Peter White
Free quarterly bulletins summarising information broadcast, available from Room 816, Broadcasting House, London WIA IAA


Presented By: Peter White

: Kaleidoscope

Edwin Mullins presents a review of the RSC's new production of The Knight of the Burning Pestle at the Aldwych Theatre, London; and from
America, a report on music in New York.
Producer CARROLL moore


Unknown: Edwin Mullins

: Weather

: Cliche

: A Book at Bedtime

The People of the Sea (2) lorig wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Greensleeves

and other folk songs arranged by Hoist,
Vaughan Williams. Bridge and Grainger, played by the ENGLISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA with the AMBROSIAN SINGERS gramophone records


Unknown: Vaughan Williams.

: News

Weather report; forecast followed by an interlude

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