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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenters John Timpson and Libby Purves
6.45*Prauer for the Day THE VERY REV ALAN WEBSTER
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Readbybryanmartin
7 30 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presenters: John Timpson
Presenters: Libby Purves
Unknown: Alan Webster

: A Holiday Task by SAKI ael

Read by Ian Carmlchael
, suppose it is a case of partial loss of memory.
I was in the train coming down here; my ticket told me that I had come from Victoria and was bound for this place. I had a couple of £5 notes and a sovereign on me no visiting cards and no idea as to who I am.


Read By: Ian Carmlchael
Producer: Maurice Leitch

: News

: Checkpoint

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


Presented By: Roger Cook

: News

: A Good Read

: Daily Service

NEM p 13; Jesu, thou joy of loving hearts (BBC HB 323);- Psalm 116; Acts 22, vv 17-29 (AV); Love of love (BBC BB 521) long wave only

: Morning Story

Chinsky by PETER FINCH Read by Dillwyn Owen The trouble with Chinsky was that he d spent so long pretending to be things he wasn t, that by now he was unsure just what he was. The other week he had been a concert pianist.'


Unknown: Peter Finch
Read By: Dillwyn Owen
Producer: Herbert Williams

: News

: File on 4

Major issues, changing attitudes, events at home and abroad.
Reporter Tudor Lomas


Reporter: Tudor Lomas
Producer: Gerry Northam
Editor: Stuart Simon

: Enquire Within

: News

: You and Yours

including JILL TODD and the BBC Shopping Basket Presenter Jenni Mils


Presenter: Jenni Mils

: Brain of Britain 1981

12.55 Weather; programme news

: The World at One: News

Presenter Robin Day

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Woman's Hour

with Sue MacGregor Science Simplified: is evolution a fact or an elaborate fiction?
Darwin's theory of how life on earth developed has been under attack from creationists ever since the last century, but recently the controversy has risen to a new pitch. PETER EVANS looks at what all the fuss is about.
Talking Point.
Reading Your Letters.
Tolstoy Remembered (7)


Unknown: Peter Evans

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Jack Warner (1894-1981) in Jubilee by VICTOR PEMBERTON with Irene Sutcliffe and Derek Seaton
What's in a name? On the eve of the Queen's
Silver Jubilee celebrations in 1977, that seemed a vital question to members of a certain club.
Winston Churchill, Joseph Stalin , Lassie, etc played by FRANK SINGUINEAU , ALARIC COTTER and members of the cast. MARY NASH (piano) Directed by JOHN TYDEMAN
(First broadcast in 1977)


Unknown: Jack Warner
Unknown: Victor Pemberton
Unknown: Irene Sutcliffe
Unknown: Derek Seaton
Unknown: Joseph Stalin
Played By: Frank Singuineau
Played By: Alaric Cotter
Directed By: John Tydeman
Oliver Edginton: Jack Warner
Madge Smythe: Irene Sutcliffe
Ben Murray: Derek Seaton
Susie: Jo Manning Wilson
Joyce: Penelope Reynolds
Editor: Neville Jason
Major Rodney Harrington: Peter Howell
Clark Gable: Leonard Fenton
Rudolf Valentino: Timothy Bateson
Marilyn Monroe: Shirley Dixon
Clara Bow: Joan Matheson
Anna Pavlova: Elizabeth Bell
Air India: Valerie Murray
Yuri Gagarin: Amos Pzzey

: What the Foreigner Saw

5: Out of Town
John Julius Norwich narrates a series of six programmes looking at
Britain and its inhabitants through the writings of foreigners who have visited us through the centuries.


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

: A Way of Living

The last part of a 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.
4: Miners' Rote
' At one time you could go right from one end of street to other and name everybody. Now they just push anybody down here they wants. There's half of them across there don't go to work at all.' Producer JANE MARSHALL BBC Birmingham


Producer: Jane Marshall

: Story Time

Five Short Stories by ANTON CHEKHOV
4: The Black Monk translated by JESSIE COULSON
A sinister figure haunts the mind of the scholar Kovrin.


Stories By: Anton Chekhov
Translated By: Jessie Coulson
Read By: Simon Cadell

: PM

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

: The Six O'Clock News

Half-an-hour of reports from BBC newsmen around the world including Financial Report

: Any Answers?

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. (Repeated: Sat 7.50 am)


Unknown: Norman Tozer

: News

: The Archers

Written by JAMES ROBSON (Repeated: Fri 1.40 pm) Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham


Written By: James Robson
Dan Archer: Edgar Harrison
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Brian Aldridge: Charles Collingwood
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula: Judy Bennett
David: Nigel Carrivick
George Barford: Graham Roberts
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
John Tregorran: John Bott
Jack Woolley: Arnold Peters
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Polly Perks: Alison Skilbeck
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Joe Grundy: Hayon Jones
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Clarrie Larkin: Heather Bell
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Richard Adamson: Richard Carrington
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Robin Catchpole: Edward McCarthy

: Time for Verse

Kingsley Amis introduces Spenser's
Epithalamion - a poem to celebrate a wedding. Reader RONALD PICKUP Producer ALEC REID


Producer: Alec Reid

: Proms 81

Part 1 as Radio 3

: * Daphne du Maurier

' Memories are precious things, and whether good orillareneversad.A county known and loved in all its moods becomes woven into the pattern of life, something to be shared, to be made plain.' DAME DAPHNE first visited Cornwall when she was 5 years old. Captivated by its beauty, she was later to make her home in the county which has been the setting for many of her world-famous novels. Following the publication of her book Vanishing Cornwall, she reflects upon the changing face of the Cornish countryside.

: Proms 81

Part 2 as Radio t

: Kaleidoscope

includes a review of Quartermaine's Terms, a new play by SIMON GRAY , starring EDWARD Fox and PRUNELLA SCALES at the Queen's Theatre, London; and a portrait of EDITH SITWELL. A Unicorn
Among Lions by victoria GLENDINNING.
Presenter Richard Cork Producer CLARE SELERIE


Play By: Simon Gray
Unknown: Edward Fox
Unknown: Edith Sitwell.
Presenter: Richard Cork
Producer: Clare Selerie

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

John Morgan reporting


Unknown: John Morgan

: A Book at Bedtime

The Rain Forest (14) 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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