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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenters John Timpson and Libby Purvcs
6.45* Prayer for the Day THE REV LESLIE STOKES
7.0,8.0 Today's News
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presenters: John Timpson
Presenters: Libby Purvcs
Unknown: Leslie Stokes
Read By: Pauline Bushnell

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

Choosing a Degree Course Is it worth having a degree and, if so, what degree would be most likely to lead to the career you have in mind? How do you apply to a university, and when? Is a polytechnic degree as good as one from a university? What courses are available at colleges of further education? To answer your questions on these and related matters: Brian Heap , Careers Master at Hutton
Grammar School, Preston, and author of Degree
Course Offers, and Terry Smith , Career and Appointments Officer of the University of Hull. Jill Burridge is in the Chair. Produced by the Woman's Hour unit
Lines open from 8.0 am


Unknown: Brian Heap
Unknown: Terry Smith
Unknown: Jill Burridge

: News

: Daily Service

NEM. p 50; Gracious Spirit, Holy Ghost (BBC HB 153); Psalm 89; Colossians 3, vv 1-11 (Rsv); Eternal Ruler of the ceaseless round (BBC HB 321) long wave only

: Morning Story

The Lallans Prize by MARGARET LIVINGSTONE Read bv Eileen McCallum Producer PATRICK RAYNER BBC Scotland


Unknown: Margaret Livingstone
Unknown: Eileen McCallum
Producer: Patrick Rayner

: News

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

A Change in the Advertised Programme by JOHN WILKIE


Programme By: John Wilkie

: Wildlife

' Many of the ash and oak trees nearby are stunted and dying. Could this be because they are overgrown with ivy? '
Fred Slater , Peter Ferns and Bob Stebbings tackle questions on plants, birds and bats.
Introduced by Derek Jones Producer ANNE BLAIR GOULD BBC Bristol


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

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Bill Breckon


Presenter: Bill Breckon

: 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
Small is Beautiful: SUE MARGOLIS visits Foslon Primary School in Yorkshire, whose few pupils keep winning iterary awards. Talking Point.
Keep Out Russian Fathers: BILL BAKER Visits a maternity hospital in the Soviet Union.
Closing Time:
RON ALLDRIDGE looks at what happens in the London underground when the tubes aren't running. Up the Crossing
7: My Uncle George


Unknown: Sue Margolis
Unknown: Bill Baker
Unknown: Ron Alldridge

: News

: Precious Bane

by MARY WEBB (1)


Unknown: Mary Webb

: Science Through the Looking Glass

The last of six programmes: Predictions When will the world end? At 1.45 pm on 14 July
1961 believed the followers of an obscure
Indian sect. Astronomer* lay no claims to such precision. In fact, to make predictions is very dangerous, and many of the world's greatest scientists have ended with egg on their faces.
Yet decisions affecting the future have to be made constantly, so what is ihe best way to make them? David Jones investigates. Producer MARTIN GOLDMAN BBC Scotland


Unknown: David Jones
Producer: Martin Goldman

: Mastermind of Gardening

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


Unknown: John Timpson
Unknown: Geoff Amos
Producer: Tony Shryane

: Story Time

Poor Koko (2)

: PM

Presenters Joan Bakcwcll and Robert Williams On VHF until 5.55
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Presenters: Joan Bakcwcll
Presenters: 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 11: Home Counties Dr Hugh Weaver (hospital doctor) Richard Ellender < file clerk)
John MacMaster (civil servant)
Charles Shaw (teacher)
The programme includes Beat the Brains.
Programme devised by JOHN P. WYNN
Questions set by IAN GILLIES
Producer RICHARD EDIS (Rptd: Thurs 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Dr Hugh Weaver
Unknown: Richard Ellender
Unknown: John MacMaster
Unknown: Charles Shaw
Unknown: John P. Wynn
Unknown: Ian Gillies
Producer: Richard Edis

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wed 1.40 pm)

: The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy

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 fourth: it has been revealed to Arthur that Earth has been built by the Magratheans and run by mice.
Meanwhile his companions have been suddenly confronted by something nasty (probably certain death). starring with and Special effects by the BBC Radiophonic Workshop


Written By: Douglas Adams
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins
The Book: Peter Jones
Slartibartfast: Richard Vernon
Arthur Dent: Simon Jones
Ford Prefect/Deep: Geoffrey McGivern
Zaphod Beeblebrox: Mark Wing-Davey
Trillian: Susan Sheridan
Majikthise/Cheer leader: Jonathan Adams
One/ Bang-Bang/PA voice: Ray Hassett
Two: Jeremy Browne
Vroomfondel/Shooty: James Broadbent
Frankie Mouse: Peter Hawkins
Benjy Mouse: David Tate

: The Shetland Bus

After the invasion of Norway in 1940 many
Norwegians escaped from their native shores to
Britain in small fishing boats. Landfall for them, as often as not, was somewhere in the Shetland Archipelago.
Soon, many were ferrying agents and equipment back to occupied Norway. Leif Larsen one of the legendary leaders from those days recalls, along with a few of the others involved, some of the memories of this hazardous operation that was called The Shetland Bus.
Introduced and produced by Murdoch M. McPherson BBC


Produced By: Murdoch M. McPherson

: A Touch of Genius

Robin Ray traces, with records, the artistry and achievement of some of the world's greatest musicians.
This week: the Polish pianist Josef Hofmann Producer


Unknown: Robin Ray
Pianist: Josef Hofmann
Producer: Christine Hardwick

: In Touch

In this edition Hannah Wright reports on the activities of the Partially Sighted Society.
Presented by Peter White Producer THENA HESHEL
Free quarterly bulletin, summarising information broadcast, available from Room 816, Broadcasting House, London WIA íAA


Unknown: Hannah Wright
Presented By: Peter White

: Kaleidoscope

Includes a review of Ernest Hemingway's Selected Letters 1917-
1961: and the American radio version of Star Wars on Radio 1.
Presented by Paul Allen Producer CARROLL MOORE (Star Wars on R1 every day this week at 12 noon)


Presented By: Paul Allen
Producer: Carroll Moore

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Peter Paterson reporting


Unknown: Peter Paterson

: A Book at Bedtime

The People of the Sea (7) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Today in Parliament

long wave only

: News

Weather report; forecast long wave only followed by an interlude

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