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: News Briefing

News, weather, papers and sport

: Farming Today

Market prices and intelligence, the weather. and what's new for farmers.
8.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenters Brian Redhead and Libby Purves
6.45*. Prayer for the Day THE REV GEORGE MULRAIN
7.0 8.0 Today's News
7.3t, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought lor the Day


Presenters: Brian Redhead
Presenters: Libby Purves
Unknown: George Mulrain
Read By: Peter Donaldson

: News

: Mid-Week

Presented by Terence Brady
Wednesday morning's usual interesting conversation between usual and interesting people.
Including The Week So Far by Russell Davies


Presented By: Terence Brady
Unknown: Russell Davies
Producer: Ian Gardhouse

: News

: Gardeners' Question Time

Book, Down the Garden Path, £3.50, from bookshops

: Daily Service

NEM, p 62; Let all the world in every corner sing (BBC BB 275); Psalm 107, vv 31-42; Romans 12, vv 9-21 (RSV); 0 for a faith that wiil not shrink (BBC HB 310) long wave only

: Morning Story

Jackie the Jibber by BRIAN GLANVILLE Read by Jeff Bowle
'Jibber? Well, it means jibbing in, don't it?
Getting in places without paying. I can't remember the last time I ever paid to see anything; football, boxing, dog racing there's nearly always a way.'


Unknown: Brian Glanville
Read By: Jeff Bowle

: News

: Baker's Dozen

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Bill Breckon News, views and advice for consumers.


Presenter: Bill Breckon

: The Buckingham Palace Connection

A five-part serial dramatised for radio by TED WILLIS from his own novel, with and Russia 1918: Captain
Tremayne and Colonel Kasakov have arrived - Soviet disguised partisans - on the outskirts of Ekaterinburg, on the last stage of their attempt to rescue the Tsar.
4:The House of Special Purposewith and A good yarn is like G good apple: crisp,well-flavouredandit rattles.
Thisisa veritable Pippin.
This(GUARDIAN) Directed by GLYN DEARMAN (.Broadcast Sun 6.15 pm)
11.55 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 Shermam
Colonel Kasakov: Sean Barrett
Nikolai Dukov: Haydn Wood
Samarin: James Windsor
Voitec -: David McAlister
Klaus: John Rye
Natasha: Llza Haydn
MiSCha: William Booker
Tambov: Alan Dudley
Mogilov: Nicholas Courtney
Gromeko: Cyril Shaps
Kelly: John Ljvesey
Guard: Spencer Banks
Woman: Christine Absalom

: The World at One: News

Presenter Peter Hobday


Presenter: Peter Hobday

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Guest of the Week: the cookery writer and broadcaster Delia Smith. I Wish They Knew How It Feels: CAROL CARNALL has a mixed-race family.
Queen's Club: PAT THORNTON visits ' the home of Lawn Tennis '.
How to Tell Weather the Country Way: ROBIN FACE . talks about his new book. A Death Out Of Season bv EMANUEL LITVINOFF abridged in 15 parts by JACK SINGLETON
Read by John Bennett (1) In late 1910, anarchist
Latvian exiles living in East London were planning an ' expropriation T - a robbery to provide funds for the revolutionary movement against Tsarist repression in Russia. For various reasons it went disastrously wrong and, in early 1911, it ended in ' The Siege of Sidney Street
Music: Vainberg's Trumpet Concerto)


Unknown: Delia Smith.
Unknown: Carol Carnall
Unknown: Pat Thornton
Talks: Robin Face
Unknown: Emanuel Litvinoff
Unknown: Jack Singleton
Read By: John Bennett

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

There May be a Need for Mourning by PAAVO RINTALA translated by DIANA TULLSERG With MICHAEL spick and SUSAN SHERIDAN A small boy in Karelia writes to his father, who is in the army defending Finland against the Russian invaders in 1939. Forty years later, he recalls the effect of that largely forgotten ' Winter War ' on his family, regretting the loss of their Karelian way of life together with the dialect of his childhood, and honouring his mother's refusal to accept the loss of his father at the front.


Translated By: Diana Tullserg
Translated By: Susan Sheridan
Directed By: Margaret Etall
Man: Michael Spice
Benjamin ,: Susan Sheridan
Mother: Rosalind Shanks
Grannie: Anne Jameson
Father: John Woodvine
Väinö: Gordon Faith
Teacher/Old woman: Paullne Letts
Boy: Delia Morgan
Russian/Man from next door: John Webb

: Letter from My Barber's Chair

Alan Pretheroe reaches a final appreciation of Fred.


Unknown: Alan Pretheroe

: Choral Evensong

from the Chapel of Magdalen College, Oxford
Introit: Confirma hoc Deus (Byrd)
Responses (Morley)
Psalms 91 and 93 (Stewart, Monk)
First Lesson: Exodus 16, vv 10-31
Canticles: The Second Service (Gibbons)
Second Lesson: John 6, vv 41-57
Anthem: O God, the King of Glory (Gibbons)


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

: Story Time

Bahama Crisis (5)

: PM

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


Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: My Music

Devised by EDWARD J. MASON and TONY SHRVANE John Amis and Frank Muir challenge
Ian Wallace and Denis Norien In the Chair Steve Race Questions compiled by STEVE RACE. Executive producer BOBBY JAYE
(Repeated: Fri 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: Tony Shrvane
Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Unknown: Denis Norien
Producer: Bobby Jaye

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thurs 1.40 pm)

: Checkpoint

An investigation into accusations of unfairness, fraud and injustice.
Presented by Roger Cook (Repeated: Thurs 9.5 am)


Presented By: Roger Cook

: Stuart Burrows in Concert

Introduced by Iwan Thomas
Operatic, oratorio arias, songs and ballads recorded by the world-renowned tenor at the Michael Sobell Sports Centre, Aberdare. Accompanist
(First broadcast on Radio Wales)


Introduced By: Iwan Thomas
Accompanist: John Constable
Producer: Teleri Bevan

: Analysis

Comrades at Arms
Now that trade unions have the biggest say in the choice of Labour leader, they have more direct power within the Labour Party than ever before. Both wings of the party are seeking their support on key issues. What will the unions do with this new power? How far is pressure from rank-and-file activists forcing union leaders to adopt more radical policies? What could this mean for the future of the Labour Party and our system of government?
Presenter John Eidinow Producer TOM READ
(Repeated: Thurs 11.5 am)


Presenter: John Eidinow
Producer: Tom Read

: Kaleidoscope

includes a final report from the Cannes Film
Festival; and witnesses Ed Berman 's Show Trial of the Arts Council at the Tricycle Theatre. Kilburn, London.
Presenter Chris Fowling Producer


Unknown: Ed Berman
Presenter: Chris Fowling
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

with David Lay

: The Lord of the Rings

by J. R. R. TOLKIEN (12)


Unknown: J. R. R. Tolkien

: A Book at Bedtime

The Sea Wolf (3) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Unforgettables

Late-night music with Edward Cole long wave only


Unknown: Edward Cole

: News

Weather report; forecast long wave only followed by an interlude

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