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: News Briefing

News, weather, papers and sport

: Farming Week

Presented from
Northern Ireland by John Johnston A regional view of farming in the week ahead.
BBC Northern Ireland
HELP!: page 71
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Unknown: John Johnston

: Today

Presenters Libby Purves and Hugh Sykes
6.45* Prayer for the Day CANON BARNEY MILLIGAN
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presenters: Libby Purves
Presenters: Hugh Sykes
Unknown: Canon Barney Milligan
Unknown: Christopher Slade

: The Week on 4

A look ahead with Peter Donaldson


Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: Glyn Worsnip

sallies forth into the BBC Sound Archives in search of the sublime and the ridiculous.

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

and his colourful guests for 55 minutes of stimulation to help dispel those grey moods.


Producer: Peter Estall.

: News

: Money Box

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: Daily Service

NEM, p 84; Lord, as to thy dear cross (BBC HB 293); Canticle 4; John 21, vv 15-22 (RSV); The Son of God goes forth (BBC HB 235) long wave only
New Every Morning, £1.75 hardback, £1.25 paperback, from bookshops

: Morning Story

Room Fourteen by MARK BOURNE
Read by Robert Rietty ' Giovanni stood there. arms ineffectually waving, rooted like a stunted tree. A terrible sound came from his mouth. It broke into the roar of a beast at bav.' Producer MITCH RAPER


Read By: Robert Rietty
Producer: Mitch Raper

: News

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: Kings and Suchlike

' Edward VII was quite fond of gambling and it evinced itself by me being allowed to start two pieces of bread and butter, butterside down, on his trousers and betting on which one would get to the bottom of the trousers first. Of course it depended on which was the most buttery.' (SONIA KEPEL) It was Theodore Roosevelt who said ' kings and suchlike are just as funny as politicians
But are they as human (or even more so)? What have they said and what has been said about them, to reveal them as ordinary mortals? And why can we never quite convince ourselves that they really are,
Basil Boothroyd ventures a sidelong glance at the mystiques of the monarchy.
Producer JOHN knight long wave only


Unknown: Edward Vii
Unknown: Theodore Roosevelt
Producer: John Knight

: Poetry Please!

: News

: You and Yours

News. views and advice for consumers.
Presenter Bill Breckon Editor DAVID HARDING


Presenter: Bill Breckon
Editor: David Harding

: Lord Peter Wimsey

Murder Must Advertise by DOROTHY L. SAYERS adapted in six episodes by ALISTAIR BEATON starring with and 4: Inexcusable Invasion of a Ducal Entertainment
Producer MARTIN FISHER (First broadcast in 1979) 12.55 Weather: programme news


Unknown: Dorothy L. Sayers
Unknown: Alistair Beaton
Producer: Martin Fisher
Lord Peter: Ian Carmichael
Chief Inspector Parker: Allan Cuthbertson
Major Milligan: Lyndon Brook
Dian de Momerie: Beth Morris
Mr Willis: Richard O'Callaghan
Mr Tallboy: Edward de Souza

: The World at One: News

Presenter Brian Wldlake with voices and topics in and behind the headlines Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presenter: Brian Wldlake
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Archers

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: News

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: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Talking Point: opinions and ideas.
Reading Your Letters.
Flat Sharing: was how JOANNA BOGLE and her husband solved their housing problem.
An Insane Ensemble?: 72 cellists playing together was a sight and sound BOB PRIZEMAN couldn't resist.
A Comfort of Cats (9)
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Presenter: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Joanna Bogle
Unknown: Bob Prizeman
Editor: Wyn Knowles

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

The Country House Murder by GUY MEREDITH

: He Spoke in Smiles

This was the description of his master by ABDULLAH, Malayan clerk to
Sir Stamford Raffles, founder of Singapore, born 5 July 1781 and now remembered by Michael Stewart.


Unknown: Michael Stewart.

: Story Time

Illyrian Spring by ANN BRIDGE . abridged for radio in 13 parts by BARRY CAMPBELL


Unknown: Ann Bridge
Unknown: Barry Campbell
Read By: Rosemary Leach
Producer: David Johnston

: PM

Presenters Gordon Clough and Joan Bakewell on VHF until 5.55
5.50 Shipping forecast long leave only
5.55 Weather: programme news


Presenters: Gordon Clough
Presenters: Joan Bakewell

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: The News Quiz

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tues 1.40 pm)

: The Monday Play: The Class of 39

Ireland 1939. A frightening level of sexual and religious violence is uncovered when Franklin, a lay-teacher and veteran of the Spanish Civil War, arrives at a boys' reform school run by Christian Brothers.

BBC Northern Ireland


Writer: Patrick Galvin
Mouth organ played by: Paddy McGuigan
Director: Robert Cooper
Murphy/Fr Driscoll: Chris Gannon
Franklin: Sean Barrett
Superior: T.P. McKenna
Brother Tom: Bill Hunter
Brother John: Alan McClelland
Brother Mac: Kevin Flood
Policeman/Narrator: Alan Barry
Delany: Susan Sheridan
Mercer: Elizabeth Lindsay
Peters: Bernadette Windsor
Rogers: Denise Bryer
Duggan: Mairin Mythen
Mr Delany: John Rogan

: Kaleidoscope

includes the BOB DYLAN concerts at Earls Court in London; the film director LINDSAY ANDERSON 'S homage to the great
American director About John Ford : and HUMPHREY CARPENTER 'S biography of the poet W. H. Auden.
Presenter Paul Vaughan Producer JOHN BOUNDY Editor ROSEMARY HART


Unknown: Bob Dylan
Director: Lindsay Anderson
Unknown: John Ford
Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Unknown: W. H. Auden.
Presenter: Paul Vaughan
Producer: John Boundy
Editor: Rosemary Hart

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

with Alexander MacLeod Editor ALASTAIR OSBORNE


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod
Editor: Alastair Osborne

: ScienceNow

Presented by Peter Evans What is happening in science? A weekly review of discoveries and developments from the world's leading laboratories.


Presented By: Peter Evans
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: A Book at Bedtime

The Moving Toyshop by EDMUND CRISPIN abridged in ten episodes by NEVILLE TELLER
Read by Hugh Burden (1) The toyshop in the Iffley Road contains the strangled body of a greyhaired woman when a friend of Gervase Fen 's enters it one night. The next morning the toyshop has vanished and a busy grocer's store occupies the site....
Producer MAURICE LEITCH long wave only


Unknown: Edmund Crispin
Read By: Hugh Burden
Unknown: Gervase Fen
Producer: Maurice Leitch

: The Financial World Tonight

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: News

Weather report: forecast followed by an interlude

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