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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only


Unknown: Leslie Cottington

: Today

Presenters Brian Redhead and Libbv Purves
6.45* Prayer for the Day With ROBERT RIETTY
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presenters: Brian Redhead
Presenters: Libbv Purves
Unknown: Robert Rietty
Read By: Pauline Bushnell

: News

: Mid-Week: Russell Harty's People

The ordinary talk show with some extraordinary people, including
The Week So Far by Russell Davies and a song from Victoria Wood
Producer IAN GARDH0USE long wave only from 9.50


Unknown: Russell Davies
Unknown: Victoria Wood
Producer: Ian Gardh0use

: News

long wave only

: Gardeners' Question Time

iBroadcast Sun 2.2 pm) long wave only
Book, Down the Garden Path. £3.50, from bookshops

: Daily Service

NEM, p 17: Child in the manger (BBC HB 45);
Canticle 3; Romans 8, vv 22-39 (RSV); Jesu thou joy of loving hearts (BBC HB 323) long wave only

: Morning Story

The Treasure Game by H. E. BATES
Read by Simon Prebble long wave only


Unknown: H. E. Bates
Read By: Simon Prebble

: News

long mate only

: Baker's Dozen

long wave only until 11.20

: News

: You and Yours

News, views and advice for consumers.
Presenter Jenni Mills


Presenter: Jenni Mills

: The Buckingham Palace Connection: 3: Across the Siberian Plains

A five-part serial dramatised for radio by TED WILLIS from his own novel. with
1918: Captain Tremayne, aboard the armoured train The Royal Flush is travelling across Russia towards Ekaterinburg in an attempt to rescue the Russian royal family from the Bolsheviks.
Directed by GLYN DEARMAN (Broadcast Sun 6.15 pm)
12.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Ted Willis
Directed By: Glyn Dearman
himself: Ted Willis
Lord Tremayne: Maurice Denham
Captain Tremayne: Jeremy Clyde
Lady Tremayne: Joyce Carey
Meg: Elizabeth Proud
Major Story: Bob Sherman
Colonel Kasakor: Sean Barrett
Nikolai Dukov: Haydn Wood
Dukhonin: David Timson
Samarin: James Windsor
Klaus: John Rye
Consul: John L1vesey
Natasha: Llza Hayden
Red guard: John Webb
Red leader: Spencer Banks
Prisorier: Malcolm Hayes
Man: Alan Dudley
Woman: Diana Bishop

: 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
Guest of the Week: the wine and gardening expert Hugh Johnson. Reading Your Letters. Cri de cocur: OLIVER POSTGATE on a subject which affects him deeply. Bookbinding: is for craftsmen. NATALIE WHEEN reports. Close to Home by DEBORAH MOGGACH abridged in 12 parts by ANN REES JONES. Read by FRANCES JEATER (12)
(Music: Stravinsky's Jeu de cartes): long wave only


Unknown: Hugh Johnson.
Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Unknown: Deborah Moggach
Unknown: Ann Rees Jones.
Read By: Frances Jeater

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Traitor by DENNIS POTTER starring
In a dingy field in Moscow he sits alone - a traitor to his family, his friends, his colleagues. Then the international press descend upon him. and he gives his first interview - an interview which brings forth terrible, haunting memories.
Adapted for radio and directed by DEREK HODDINOTT A BBC World Service Drama production


Unknown: Dennis Potter
Directed By: Derek Hoddinott
Harris: Denholm Elliott
James: Ian Ogilvy
Simpson: Alan White
Blake: Don Fellows
Sir Arthur: William Pox
The master: Jack May
Lady Emma: Jane Thomson
Adrian: Matthew Ryan
Thomas: Gregory de Polnay
Cole-mackinson: Jean Rogers
Policeman/Agent: Martin Triend
Michaelov/Man: John Church
Duty clerk: Danny Schiller
Ciaig: David Griffin

: Letter from Wessex

Christopher Serpell talks about the remote background to Hardy's Wessex - and what's happening to it in the 80s.


Talks: Christopher Serpell

: Choral Evensong

from the Chapel of Magdalen College, Oxford
Introit: Lift up your heads (Rose)
Responses (Rose)
Psalms 81 and 82 (Marsh, Battishill)
First Lesson: Exodus 12, vv 21-36
Canticles: The Short Service (Bernard Rose )
Second Lesson: Hebrews 10 vv 1-17
Anthem: The spacious firmament (Rose)


Organist and Informator Choristarum (choirmaster): Bernard Rose
Organ scholar: Martin Souter

: Story Time

Strange Meeting by SUSAN HILL abridged in eight episodes by BRIAN GEAR
Read by GARY BOND (8)


Unknown: Susan Hill
Unknown: Brian Gear
Read By: Gary Bond
Producer: Jenytii Worsley

: PM

Presenters Susannah Simons and Robert Williams on VHF until 5.55
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather: programme news


Presenters: Susannah Simons
Presenters: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: My Music

A musical quiz devised by EDWARD J. MASON an.1 10NY SHRYANB John Amis and Flank Muir challenge Ian Wallace and Denis Norden
In the Chair Steve Race Questions compiled by STEVE RACE. Executive producer BOBBY JAYE


Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Flank Muir
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Unknown: Denis Norden
Producer: Bobby Jaye

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thurs 1.40 pm)

: Checkpoint

A weekly investigation into accusations of unfairness, fraud and injustice.
Presented by Roger Cook


Presented By: Roger Cook

: Singing the Fishing

A radio ballad by EWAN MACCOLL and CHARLES PARKER on the three generations of The Herring Fisherman Told by Sam Lamer of Winterton Ronnie Balls of Yarmouth George Draper of Lowestoft Frank West of Gardenstown with the crew of the Honeydew and men and women from the fishing communities of East Anglia and the Moray Firth
' You just couldn't see the ship. All you could see was the mast sticking out of the water! I think that if I'd lost my nerve I should a' lost my ship. I realised that if we kept dodging the ship, with the weight of the fish we had in her - she just wouldn't lift to the swell, everything was coming down on top of her!' Set into song by EWAN MACCOLL
With A. L. LLOYD
JANE STEWART , IAN CAMPBELL JOHN CLARENCE and a section of the CLARION SINGERS under KATHARINE THOMSON The hymn sung by LEWIS CARDNO of Cairnbulg The poem The Elusive
Herring written and read by JAMES BURNETT Of Gardenstown
Orchestration and music direction PEGGY SEEGER Technical direction JOHN CLARKE
Production by CHARLES PARKER
(First broadcast on the Home Service. This programme won the Prix Italia in 1960)


Unknown: Ewan MacColl
Unknown: Charles Parker
Told By: Sam Lamer
Unknown: Ewan MacColl
Unknown: A. L. Lloyd
Unknown: Jane Stewart
Unknown: Ian Campbell
Unknown: John Clarence
Sung By: Lewis Cardno
Read By: James Burnett
Unknown: Peggy Seeger
Unknown: John Clarke
Production By: Charles Parker

: Analysis

What Price? What Defence?
The Government's decision to replace
Polaris with Trident - at a cost of at least £5,000 million - has now been approved by Parliament. But can we afford Trident as well as our other programmes of conventional weapons? Would British participation in a Rapid Deployment Force, mean sacrificing our existing defence commitments? Are rising costs going to force us to rethink our entire defence capabilities and our strategy?
Michael Charlton is in the Chair. Producer DAVID MORTON


Unknown: Michael Charlton
Producer: David Morton

: Kaleidoscope

includes a report from the Cannes Film Festival; and a review of Muriel Spark 's new novel,
Loitering with Intent.
Presented by Paul Allen Producer
9.59 Weather


Unknown: Muriel Spark
Presented By: Paul Allen
Producer: Richard Bannermam

: The World Tonight: News

Peter Palerson reporting


Unknown: Peter Palerson

: The Lord ! of the Rings

: by J. R. R. TOLK1KN prepared for radio in 26 episodes by BRIAN SIBLEY starring
11: The Riders of Rohan ' This at least is plain,' said Frodo aloud to himself. ' The evil of the Ring is already at work even in the Company, and the Ring must leave them before it does more harm. I will go alone.
Some I cannot trust, and those I can trust are too dear to me. Strider will be needed at Minas
Tirith now Boromir has fallen into evil. I will go alone. At once.' With
Music composed and conducted by STEPHEN OLIVER. Episode adapted by BRIAN SIBLEY
Directed by JANE MORGAN
(Gerard Murphy is a member of the RSC)


Unknown: J. R. R. Tolk1kn
Unknown: Brian Sibley
Conducted By: Stephen Oliver.
Adapted By: Brian Sibley
Directed By: Jane Morgan
Unknown: Gerard Murphy
Frodo: Ian Holm
Aragorn: Robert Stephens
Sam: William Nighy
Legolas: David Collings
Gimli: Douglas Livingstone
Boromir: Michael Graham Cox
Merry: Richard O'Callaghan
Pippin: John McAndrew
Treebeard: Stephen Thorne
the Narrator: Gerard Murphy
Eomer: Anthony Hyde
Eothain: John Livesey
Ugluk: Brian Haines
Snaga: Cordon Reid
Grishnakh: Martyn Read
Lugdush: Sean Arnold

: A Book at Bedtime

Tales of the Uncanny and Supernatural
Read by George Coulouris 1: The Occupant of the Room
' The instant the room was dark he realised that it was more than he could stand; for, with the blackness, there came a sudden rush of cold that he found it hard to explain.' Producer
BRIAN DEAN long wave only


Stories By: Algernon Blackwood
Read By: George Coulouris
Unknown: Brian Dean

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's international business report; market trends long wave only

: Today in Parliament

long wave only

: News

Weather report; forecast long wave only followed by an interlude

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