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: News Briefing

News, weather, papers and sport

: Today Farming Today

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

: Today

presenters Libbv Purves and Hugh sykeŇ°
6,45- Prayer for the Day with PREB JOHN WIDDAS
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presenters: Libbv Purves
Unknown: Preb John Widdas
Read By: Peter Donaldson

: News

: Checkpoint

with Roger Cook


Unknown: Roger Cook

: News

: A Good Read

: Daily Service

NEM, p 122; There is a land of pure delight (BBC HB 254); Canticle 10; Acts 21. vv 1-15 (AV); How bright these glorious spirits shine (BBC HB 492) long wave only

: Morning Story

Mr Pink 's Revenge by NICK YAPP
Read by Peter Wheeler
Mr Pink felt he was being swamped. Simon was so overwhelming, so in control. It was like going to the quack, all cheery and patronising. And the fact that Simon was so well-meaning made it much, much worse.'
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Mr Pink
Read By: Peter Wheeler
Read By: Mr Pink

: News

: File on 4

with Janet Cohen


Unknown: Janet Cohen

: Enquire Within

Questions on a postcard to: Enquire Within, BBC, Broadcasting House London WIA 4WW

: News

: You and Yours

News, views and advice for consumers, including Jill TODD and the BBC Shopping Basket. Presenter
Bill Breckon


Unknown: Jill Todd
Unknown: Bill Breckon

: Brain of Britain 1981

12.55 Weather; programme news

: The World at One: News

Presenter Robin Day with voices and topics in and behind the headlines

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Do You Know Britaint : SONIA BEESLEY visits the Kingdom of Fife.
A Way of Living: MARTHA PATRICK tells JILL COCHRANE why she is a Buddhist. Talking Point: opinions and ideas....
How to Organise a Street Party: RON ALLDRIDGE finds out what you should know if you are celebrating ' that wedding ' with music and dancing in the streets.
Tolstoy Remembered (2)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Sonia Beesley
Unknown: Martha Patrick
Unknown: Jill Cochrane
Unknown: Ron Alldridge

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

An up-market couple, Tom and Jean, continue their black comedy adventures with a down-market couple, Liz and Paul (who were first introduced last month in Towards the Sunset Coast).
Tom is still suffering from middle-aged angst as well as recovering from his heart attack ...
(Postponed from 25 June)


Unknown: David Marshall
Directed By: Richard Wortley
Tom: Neville Jason
Jean: Norma Ronald
Liz: Jane Knowles
Paul: John Bull
Parrot: Percy Edwards

: What the Foreigner Saw

Anglomanie John Julius Norwich narrates the fourth of six programmes looking at Britain and its inhabitants through the writings of foreigners who have visited us through the centuries. Readers


Unknown: John Webb
Written By: Mary Anne Evans
Producer: Brian Cook

: A Way of Living

A four-part series which builds up a picture of the deep-rooted effect that the places we live in have on our state of mind and our pattern of life.
3: Round the Village Green
' I think Ilmington is a proper sort of village. Old-fashioned to a townee perhaps, because people in towns seem to think that all villages are terribly backward and that nothing much happens and it's all terribly dull - and they couldn't be more wrong, in my view.' Producer
BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Jane Marshall

: Story Time

King Solomon's Mines i9)

: PM

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


Unknown: Susannah Simons
Unknown: Robert Williams

: 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 Questionst Introduced by David Jacobs
Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol


Introduced By: David Jacobs
Producer: Carole Stone

: It's a Bargain

Norman Tozer with how to get the best value for your hard-earned cash.


Unknown: Norman Tozer

: News

: The Archers

Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham


Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Adam Macy: Barnaby Williams
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Greene
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
George Barford: Graham Roberts
Laura Archer: Betty McDowall
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
John Tregorran: John Bott
Jack Woolley: Arnold Peters
Polly Perks: Alison Skilbeck
Joe Grundy: Haydn Jones
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Clarrie: Heather Bell
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Colonel Danby: Ballard Berkeley
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Mark Hebden: Richard Derrington

: Time for Verse

Desmond Hawkins explores, in six programmes, the ways in which some British poets have responded to the sea's moods, legends and challenges. 3: Beside the Seaside Readers PAULINE WYNN and Douglas LEACH
Producer BRIAN PATTEN BBC Bristol


Unknown: Desmond Hawkins
Readers: Pauline Wynn
Readers: Douglas Leach
Producer: Brian Patten

: The Man of Destiny

by BERNARD SHAW with David Suchet and Paola Dionisotti The year is 1796. A mysterious lady arrives at an inn in Northern Italy. Romance and intrigue follow as the beautiful stranger is drawn into a battle of wits with Napoleon Bonaparte , the Man of Destiny.
Directed by PAT TRUEMAN


Unknown: Bernard Shaw
Unknown: David Suchet
Unknown: Paola Dionisotti
Unknown: Napoleon Bonaparte
Directed By: Pat Trueman
Napoleon: David Suchet
The Lady: Paola Dionisotti
Lieutenant: Davtd Timson
Guiseppe: John Bott

: Gemmell's Gardens

Tonight, in the last of the series, Professor Alan Gemmell visits the gardens of Pusey House, which was built in 1748. In the grounds some of the magnificent trees are probably as old as the ouseitself.However, the modern gardens have reallybeencreatedby the present owners, Mr and Mrs Michael Hornby, who continue to develop and create their gardens with a care and commitment that is obvious to all who visit Pusey. BBC Scotland

: Kaleidoscope

includes Can't Pay! Won't Pay!, a farce by the popular Italian playwright DARIO FO , which opens at the Criterion Theatre, London, tonight.
Presenter Paul Vaughan


Unknown: Dario Fo
Presenter: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Carroll Moore

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

John Morgan reporting


Unknown: John Morgan

: A Book at Bedtime

The Rain Forest 19) long wave only

: 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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