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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenters John Timpson and Brian Redhead
6.45. Prayer for the Day THE REV BILL SARGENT 70. 8.0 Today's News Read by HARRIET CASS
7.30. 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presenters: John Timpson
Presenters: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Bill Sargent
Read By: Harriet Cass

: News

: Checkpoint

(Broadcast: Wed 7.20 pm) long wave only

: News

long wave only

: Newseries Policing the 80s

Society gets the kind of criminal it deserves and the kind of law enforcement it insists on. (ROBERT F. KENNEDY )
In this eight-part series, William Woollard investigates the style and quality of law enforcement in Britain today. He talks to policemen all over the country to get their views on the job they do and the demands society makes of them. 1: Class of 81 This year more than 2,000 recruits will go through basic training at the Metropolitan Police
Training School, Hendon. Who are they? Where do they come from? Why do they want to join the police? The programme concentrates on a small group of recruits nearing the end of their course and examines their reasons for joining, their anxieties about what the job will entail, and their ideals and ambitions.
Producer PETER WINDOWS Editor JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham long wave only


Unknown: Robert F. Kennedy
Unknown: William Woollard

: Daily Service

nem, p 79; High in the heavens, eternal God
(BBC HB 9); Psalm 104, vr 25-36; Romans 3, w 9b-
12, 19-28 (rsv); 0 food of men wayfaring (BBC IIII 209); long wave only

: Morning Story

Will There Be a Tree? by CYRIL BRACEGIRDLE Read by Ray Handy


Read By: Ray Handy
Producer: Herbert Williams

: News

long wave only

: Can You Learn to be a Healer?

According to
Bruce MacManaway - who has been a healer himself for more than 30 years - the answer for many people appears to be: yes. To test his theory, Jocelyn Byder-Smith took a sceptic to his consulting-rooms for a one-day training session.
Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham
(Repeated: sun 6.45 pm) long wave only


Unknown: Bruce MacManaway
Unknown: Jocelyn Byder-Smith

: Enquire Within

Let Neil Landor , together with his specialist experts and the help of the BBC Reference Library, sort out your queries.
Producer SIMON ELMES long wave only


Unknown: Neil Landor
Producer: Simon Elmes

: News

: You and Yours

Including JILL TODD and the BBC Shopping Basket Presenter Jenni Mills


Unknown: Jill Todd
Presenter: Jenni Mills

: Brain of Britain 1981

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 TalkingPoint.
A Living Faith: ' whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him, shall never thirst.' DOROTHY SMITH explains to
JILL COCHRANE what this means in her working life.
Reading Your Letters.
How Shall We Build Our HouseT: HELEN PICKLES watches some budding young architects at the drawing board.
Close to Home (3) long wave only


Unknown: Dorothy Smith
Unknown: Jill Cochrane

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Second Sight by R. D. WINGFIELD
Det-Insp Ford is called in to investigate what seems like an ordinary robbery at Lord Crombie's mansion; but when a clairvoyant claims he can trace the stolen goods, Ford finds himself unravelling more than just one crime....
Directed by GERRY JONES (First broadcast in 1979)


Unknown: R. D. Wingfield
Unknown: Det-Insp Ford
Directed By: Gerry Jones
Det-Insp Ford: Michael Burlington
Marlow: Lee Harrington
Police Supt Skinner: John Forbes Robertson
Police Sergeant Jarvis: Malcolm Hayes
Det-Sgt Clark: Sam Dastor
Lord Crombie: Nicholas Courtney
Ann Raven: Jenny Lee
Sammy Ladbury: Siôn Probert

: The Laughtersingers

Comedy Harmony and Parody Melody
An anthology introduced by Fritz Spiegl
This week: THE INK SPOTS extol their favourite food and drink; and a pork butcher of Babylon finds the SPIEGLERS wanting in weight.


Introduced By: Fritz Spiegl

: Bookshelf

: Story Time

The Beloved Vagabond (6)

: PM

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


Unknown: Robert Williams
Unknown: Susannah Simons

: The Six O'Clock News

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

with Norman Tozer
(Repeated: Sat 7.50 am)


Unknown: Norman Tozer

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Fri 1.40 pm)

: Time for Verse

Six Houses
D. M. Thomas asks the ' why ' of The House of Mysteries: ' I live on one floor of the manystoreyed house - and in the floors below us everyone has moved out, and in the floors above they have not yet moved in. Yet, seen from outside, all the windows on every floor are equally lit up.' Readers GERARD MURPHY , DAVID COLLINGS and SONIA FRASER
Producer PENNY LEICESTER (Gerard Murphy is a member of the RSC)


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

: Two Unfinished Symphonies

direct from the Free
Trade Hall, Manchester Halle Orchestra leader PAN HON LEE conductor
James Loughran
Schubert Symphony No 8, in 8 minor


Conductor: Pan Hon Lee
Conductor: James Loughran

: * They Called Me Cassandra

Forty years ago, Rudolph Hess flew on his abortive peace mission to Britain, crashing his
Messerschmitt into a Renfrewshire field. Back in Germany, Hess's political adviser, Albrecht Haushofer , was left stranded between the Nazi hierarchy and the German Resistance movement.
Michael Johnston looks at Haushofer's tragic career and his moving poetic legacy, the Sonnets of Moabit. BBC Scotland


Unknown: Rudolph Hess
Unknown: Albrecht Haushofer
Unknown: Michael Johnston

: Two Unfinished Symphonies

Part 2 Bruckner
Symphony No 9, in D minor. BBC Manchester

: Kaleidoscope

Includes a report on the Golden Dagger Awards for Crime Fiction which were presented tonight; and a preview of Jonathan Miller 's production of Antony and Cleopatra which will be shown tomorrow evening on BBC2.
Presenter Paul Vaughan Producer ANNE WINDER


Unknown: Jonathan Miller
Presenter: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Anne Winder

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

with Anthony Howard including at 10.15*
Countdown to the County Halls
The Polls have closed in the elections for the 54 county councils in England and Wales.
Tonight's results determine who will be spending our rates money and represent the first real test of public opinion since the present Government took office. Brian Redhead brings the first results from all over the country, and from London, where voters have been deciding the fate of the GLC, the largest authority in Europe.
With him in the Local
Elections Studio, Anthony King , Professor of Government at Essex
University, and Robert Carvel , Political Editor of the New Standard, examine the implications for all concerned.
0 For the Government, The Rt Hon Tom King , mp. Minister of State for Local Government, gives his response to the results.
0 For the Labour Party, confronting the country with a new leader and without the Social
Democrats. The Rt lion Gerald Kaufman , mp, gives their view. and The Rt Hon Shirley Williams speaks for the SDP. 0 For the Liberals, bidding to take votes from the major parties, David Alton , mp, comments.
0 For the local politicians, including Horace Cutler , Conservative leader of the GLC, and Andrew McIntosh. his Labour opponent, who talk about how they've fared in the battle for Britain's town halls.


Unknown: Anthony Howard
Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Anthony King
Unknown: Robert Carvel
Unknown: Tom King
Unknown: Gerald Kaufman
Unknown: Shirley Williams
Unknown: David Alton
Unknown: Horace Cutler
Unknown: Andrew McIntosh.

: A Book at Bedtime

The Life and Extraordinary Adventures of Private Ivan Chonkin (4) long wave only


Unknown: Ivan Chonkin

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Today in Parliament

long wave only

: * am Countdown to the County Halls

including News
Brian Redhead and his team with results and reactions from around the country.
A co-production with Radio News, Current Affairs, Outside
Broadcasts. BBC Regions and BBC Local Radio stations
Executive producer ANNE SLOMAN long wave only until 12.10 including at
12.15-12.23 Shipping forecast; inshore forecast


Producer: Anne Sloman

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