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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

C.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenters John Timpson and Libby Purves
6.45* Prayer for the Day with ROBERT RIETTY
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7.30. 8.30 News headlines
7.45- Thought for the Day


Presenters: John Timpson
Presenters: Libby Purves
Unknown: Robert Rietty
Read By: Bryan Martin

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

' My car was stolen - and I lost my no-claims bonus. Why? It wasn't my fault.' ' What kind of insurance policy qualifies for tax relief? ' ' If I surrender my endowment policy, will I lose much money? ' ' I've burned a hole in the carpet. Will I get enough money to buy a new one? ' ' Can I insure my greyhound? * ' What's the difference between assurance and jnsurance? ' Just some of the questions that crop up when insurance is the topic. But be assured that David Scott will do his best to answer yours when you call.
Sue MacGregor is in the Chair. Produced by the Woman's Hour unit
Lines open from 8.0 am long wave only from 9.30


Unknown: David Scott

: News

long wave only

: From Our Own Correspondent

long wave only

: Daily Service

NEM, p 13; May the grace of Christ (BBC HB 375); Psalm 103, vv 13-22;
Romans 8, vv 5-21 (RSV): Love of the Father (BBC HB 522): long wave only

: Morning Story

Supercharger by PAUL R. HYDE
Read by Paul Young
Producer PATRICK RAYNER BBC Scotland long wave only


Unknown: Paul R. Hyde
Read By: Paul Young
Producer: Patrick Rayner

: News

long wave only

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

You Can't Fight City Hall, Bren by PAM VALENTINE long wave only


Unknown: Pam Valentine

: Wildlife

Naturalists aoswer your wildlifequestions.
Presented by Derek Jones Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat 2.5 pm) long wave only


Presented By: Derek Jones
Producer: John Harrison

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Jenni Mills


Presenter: Jenni Mills

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston visits Bath. He goes to the Roman Baths and the American Museum: meets the leader of the Pump Room Trio; finds out about Sally Lunns ; and, accompanied by one of the Mayor's Honorary
Guides, discovers why the city is a tourist's delight. Producer ANTHONY SMITH BBC Bristol
12.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Unknown: Sally Lunns
Producer: Anthony Smith

: 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
Sounds Mouthwatering (3): MARY BERRY 'S summer fruit Ice-creams.
Dear Old Sandrtnaham: SONIA BEESLEY visited the Royal Estate described by George VI as ' the place I love better than anywhere else in the world What Nowf: JOHN NICHOLSON looks at some recent developments in psychology.
Not ' Why Met ' but ' Why Not Met ': KRISTINE GIBBS didn't challenge God when she had her second massive stroke at 26. She talks to ANNE MACNAMARA . Close to Home (11) leng wave only


Unknown: Mary Berry
Unknown: Sonia Beesley
Unknown: John Nicholson
Unknown: Kristine Gibbs
Unknown: Anne MacNamara

: News

: Cold Comfort Farm


: Begged, Borrowed or Stolen?

Tom Vernon investigates seme cases of petty pilfering in popular music. Producer


Unknown: Tom Vernon

: Cancer and the Environment

What causes cancer? This remains a mystery despite decades of effort. The reason may well be that it is caused only by a precise sequence of events. Regions of high cancer incidents such as Shanghai, where liver tumours are very common, and the Scottish Highlands, where cows suffer from an ' epidemic ' of cancer, give a handle to study how various factors in the environment can interact to produce cancer.
Presenter Michael Scott
Producer MARTIN GOLDMAN BBC Scotland


Presenter: Michael Scott
Producer: Martin Goldman

: Story Time

Strange Meeting (7)

: PM

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


Presenters: Robert Williams
Presenters: Joan Bakewell

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Brain of Britain 1981

Chairman Robert Robinson 14: Scotland
Norman Downs (retired missionary teacher) Fiona Fraser
(dress designer)
Hugh Stewart (scientific information officer)
Andrew Ross (teacher)
The programme includes Beat the Brains
Programme devised by JOHN p. WYNN. Questions set by IAN GILLlES


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Fiona Fraser
Unknown: Hugh Stewart
Unknown: Andrew Ross
Unknown: John P. Wynn.
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
Fit the seventh: the show that began with the end of the world continues with Arthur Dent and Ford Prefect stranded on prehistoric earth, and Zaphod Beeblcbrox and Marvin thoroughly devoured by a carbon-copy of the Ravenous
Bugblattcr Beast of Traal. starring with Radiophonic sound and music by PADDY KINGSLAND Written by Douglas ADAMS Producer GEOFFREY PERKINS


Unknown: Arthur Dent
Unknown: Zaphod Beeblcbrox
Music By: Paddy Kingsland
Written By: Douglas Adams
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins
The Book: Peter Jones
Zaphod Beeblebrox: Mark Wing-Davey
Marvin: Stephen Moore
Arthur Dent: Simon Jones
Ford Prefect: Geoffrey McGivern
Frogstar Robot: Geoffrey McGivern
Assistant Arcturan pilot: Bill Paterson
Captain,: David Tate
receptionist: David Tate
lift: David Tate
Roosta: Alan Ford

: The Countryside in May

Presented by Wynford VauRhan-Thomas


Presented By: Wynford Vaurhan-Thomas

: A Touch of Genius

Robin Ray traces, with records, the artistry and achievements of some of the world's greatest musicians. This week: the Russian-born pianist Vladimir Horowitz


Unknown: Robin Ray
Pianist: Vladimir Horowitz

: In Touch

Most registered blind people have a limited amount of useful sight. In Sweden there are special services for people with low vision - should we be doing more in Britain?
HANNAH WRIGHT reports. Presenter Peter White Producer THENA BESHEL


Unknown: Hannah Wright
Presenter: Peter White

: Kaleidoscope

includes reviews of the Royal Opera season at the Palace Theatre, Manchester: and the recently published
History of the Circus by George Speaight.
Presenter Stephen Phillips Producer JOHN POWELL
9.59 Weather


Unknown: George Speaight.
Presenter: Stephen Phillips
Producer: John Powell

: The World Tonight: News

Peter Paterson reporting


Unknown: Peter Paterson

: A Book at Bedtime

The Life and Extraordinary Adventures of Private Ivan Chonkin by VLADIMIR VOINOVICH translated by RICHARD LOURIE abridged in 12 parts by MATTHEW WALTERS
Read by ANDREW SACHS (12) Producer
MARGARET WINDHAM long wave only


Unknown: Ivan Chonkin
Unknown: Vladimir Voinovich
Translated By: Richard Lourie
Unknown: Matthew Walters
Read By: Andrew Sachs
Unknown: Margaret Windham

: 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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