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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

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: Today

South Africa goes to the polls - the outcome a certain victory for the Nationalist Party. But what is the mood of the ruling Whites - and the millions of ruled Blacks? Is the world more hostile i.ow to apartheid - or are the Whiles in fact, more confident? Today seeks the answers. with Brian Redhead and the BBC's Southern Africa
Correspondent. John Thorne. direct from Johannesburg.
John Timpsun is in London. including
6.45* Prayer for the Day THE REV LESLIE STOKES Today's News Read by HARRIET CASS
7.30. 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: John Thorne.
Unknown: Leslie Stokes
Read By: Harriet Cass

: News

: Checkpoint

(Broadcast: Wed 7.20 pm)

: News

: Enterprise

This week: Janet Reger
In the fiercely competitive world of fashion.
JANET REGER has made her name by designing and producing a range of expensive, high quality underwear which has become a byword for luxury
Gill Pyrah has visited her and her factory in Derbyshire.
Producer PETER WINDOWS BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Janet Reger
Unknown: Janet Reger
Unknown: Gill Pyrah

: Daily Service

NEM, p 58; Father. 0 hear us (BBC HB 2601; Canticle 1, vv 1-15; Colossians 4. vv 2-18 (RSV); Holy, holy, holy (BBC HB 169) long wave only

: Morning Story

Coming First by JAN DEAN
Read by Delia Corrie
' Never had water been so easy to subdue; it offered no resistance. I scythed through wave and backwash like a seal, coiled and sprang from the turn like a greased torpedo. I would win I would be first. Everything would change.'
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Read By: Delia Corrie

: News

: File on 4

: Enquire Within

Let Nell Landor , together with his specialist experts and the help of the BBC Reference Library, sort out your queries.
Producer simon ELMES
Questions, on a postcard please, to: Enquire
Within, BBC, Broacastinp House, London W1A 4WW


Unknown: Nell Landor

: News

: You and Yours

Including JILLTODD and the BBC Shopping Basket Presenter Bill Breckon


Presenter: Bill Breckon

: Brain of Britain 1981

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: The World at One:News

Presenter Robin Day

: The Archers

( Broadcast Wed 7.5 pm)
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: News

: New-Woman's Hour

with Sue MacGregor
In spring we clean away cobwebs. refurbish and redecorate. How about taking a cool look at ourselves, mentally and physically, in the hope of becoming more like the people we'd like to be? Up the Crossing
9: Arsenal v Sheffield Wednesday

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

A Good Loser by ALAN MCDONALD with Fact and fantasy so mix in an old man's mind that he does not know whether or not he murdered his wife.
Gradually the facts begin to dominate the fantasy.
Directed by KAY PATRICK BBC Manchester


Unknown: Alan McDonald
Directed By: Kay Patrick
John: Nigel Stock
Cambell/Coroner: Gordon Reid
Hathy: Liza Ross
Annie: Daphne Oxenford
Dot: Kathleen Iielme
Deuglas: Randal Herley

: The Laughtersingers

Comedy Harmony and Parody Melody
An anthology introduced by Frilz Spiegl. This week more ethnic send-ups and put-downs: with RED INGLE AND HIS NATURAL SEVEN and LES QUATRE BARBUS indulging in some fun at Ravel's expense.


Introduced By: Frilz Spiegl.

: Bookshelf

: Story Time

The Beloved Vagabond by w. J. LOCKE abridged in seven parts and read by Aubrey Woods (1) When Paragot. the ' beloved vagabond ' of the title, discovers that his washerwoman's scruffyurchinsonreads
Paradise Lost in secret, he decides to take him into his service and show him the world.


Unknown: J. Locke
Read By: Aubrey Woods
Producer: David Johnston

: PM

Robert Williams and Janet Cohen on VHF until 5.55
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5.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Robert Williams
Unknown: Janet Cohen

: The Six O'Clock News

Half-anliour of reports from BBC Newsmen around the world including Financial Report

: Any Answers?

A chance to air your views on some of the subjects raised in last week's Any Questions? Introduced by David Jacobs
Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol


Introduced By: David Jacobs
Producer: Carole Stone

: It's a Bargain

Norman Tozer with how to get the best value for your hard-earned cash


Unknown: Norman Tozer

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Fri 1.40 pm)

: Time for Verse

Six Houses
D. M. Thomas presents his fourth house:
' Sooner or later, we all visit The House of Mourning; and it's not a visit - we have to stay there.'
We are shown why through the poetry of Wordsworth, Siamanto and Donne.
SONIA FRASER ,GERARD MURPHY Producer PENNY LEICESTER (Gerard Murphy is a member of the Royal
Shakespeare Company)


Unknown: D. M. Thomas
Readers: David Collings
Readers: Sonia Fraser
Readers: Gerard Murphy
Unknown: Gerard Murphy

: The English Concert

STEPHEN PRESTON (traverse flute) TREVOR PINNOCK ( harpsichord)
Purcell Suite from Theatre Music
Handej Trio-Sonata No lb, in B minor for flute, violin and continuo
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 5, in ┬╗


Double-Bass: Stephen Preston
Harpsichord: Trevor Pinnock

: * The World's Wonder

' I sail alone, Over field and flood, faring on. Resting nowhere. My name is ... '
Michael Alexander looks at the entertaining world of Old English riddles. BBC Scotland


Unknown: Michael Alexander

: The English Concert

Part 2
Bach Suite No 2. in B minor (BWV 1067) for flute, strings and continuo (Concert arranged by the St George's Music Trust in association with Imperial Tobacco Ltd) BBC Bristol

: Is There a Spirit in the House?

Does the ghost of George Bernard Shaw haunt the Malvern Festival Theatre. or is it merely the central heating? The Man in Grey at Drury Lane is seen only before smash hils, so how did he manage to miss My Fair Lady?
Margaret Robertson visits some haunted theatres and meets actors, producers and staff who have had unnerving experiences in them.
Producer BENNETT MAXWELL ( Repeat)


Unknown: George Bernard Shaw
Unknown: Margaret Robertson
Producer: Bennett Maxwell

: Kaleidoscope

includes reviews of the Robert Rauschenberg retrospective exhibition at the Tate Gallery; and theBritishpremiereof The forest by Ostrovsky at the RSC's Other Place in Stratford.
Presenter Paul Vaughan Producer ANNE WINDER


Unknown: Robert Rauschenberg
Presenter: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Anne Winder

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Anthony Howard reporting with voices and opinions from around the world


Unknown: Anthony Howard

: A Book at Bedtime

The People of the Sea (9) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

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: Today in Parliament

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: News

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