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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenters Brian Redhead and John Timpson
6.45* Prayer for the Day THE REV RICHARD HARRIES
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presenters: Brian Redhead
Presenters: John Timpson
Unknown: Richard Harries
Read By: Pauline Bushnell

: The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

8.59 Continental Travel Information


Unknown: John Le Carre

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Terry Hands , joint
Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare
Company, chooses his records and discusses them with ROY PLOMLEY.


Unknown: Terry Hands
Unknown: Roy Plomley.
Producer: Derek Drescher

: The Memoirs of J. K. Galbraith

A series of six readings by Professor Galbraith adapted from his new book, A Life in Our Times 2: Higher Learning
After graduating from Ontario Agriculturah
College, J. K. GALBRAITH continues his studies at the University of California. Berkeley, and discovers that he understands
Marshall's Principles of Economics and is perhaps himself meant to be an economist.


Unknown: J. K. Galbraith

: News

: International Assignment

On the 20th anniversary of the Berlin Wall (13 August)
David Smeeton looks at the divided city.
Producer TIM MABY


Unknown: David Smeeton
Producer: Tim Maby

: Daily Service

NEM, p 58; Father of heaven, whose love profound (BBC HB 290); Canticle 1, vv 1-15; Acts 27, vv 1-17 (AV); Come. ye people, rise and sing (BBC RB 270) long wave only

: Morning Story

A Touch of Romance by ZORINA ISHMAIL-BIBBY
Read by Elizabeth Proud


Read By: Elizabeth Proud

: News

: Natural Selection

This week Alison Rosser chooses the Mediterranean monk seal.


Unknown: Alison Rosser
Producer: Anne Blair Gould

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Bill Breckon


Presenter: Bill Breckon

: The Year in Question

'Broadcast Wed 6.30 pm)
12.55 Weather:
Programme news

: The World at One: News

Presenter Peter Hobday


Presenter: Peter Hobday

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Woman's Hour

from Manchester
Introduced by Marjorie Lofthouse
A Wholesome Share: six enterprising north-east mothers turned their local corner shop into a thriving health food cooperative. CLARE WALMSLEY visits ' Mandala ' in Jesmond.
MARGARET HIDES was born with a severe hip deformity and spent most of her childhood in hospital wards and a spinal carriage. Today she is still disabled but now journeys the world as a national newspaper travel writer.
BBC Manchester Kidnapped (2)


Introduced By: Marjorie Lofthouse
Unknown: Clare Walmsley

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

In Spite of Capricorn by EDWARD DICKS
Alma is a successful clairvoyant, born under the sign of Capricorn.
Victor is an unsuccessful husband, born under the sign of Pisces. Their conflict is fatal ...
Directed by ANTON GILL BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Edward Dicks
Directed By: Anton Gill
Alma Foster: Naomi Buch
Victor Foster: Martin Friend
Phyllis Newson: Mary Law
Hugo Mason: Roger Hammond
Mrs Bodley: Hilary Sesta
Gerry Oliver: Peter Wickham
John: Brian Haines
Police Sergeant: Richard Beale

: Weigh-in

: Sick or Sad?

The last of four programmes
Depression in Later Life Anne's husband died unexpectedly while they were holidaying in France three years ago. Her first feelings of immense shock later gave way to long periods of black depression. At the age of 64 the thought of living the rest of her life without her husband seemed too much to cope with Dick Thompson looks at the extra pressures on people as they grow older which often lead to depression.


Unknown: Dick Thompson
Producer: Sarah Rowlands

: Story Time

Michael Palin reads the final episode of Biggles Flies North by Capt W.E. Johns adapted by George Hearton
8: At the Eleventh Hour
Producer Marilyn Ireland BBC Scotland
(Starting on Monday:
'Annerton Pit' by Peter Dickinson)


Reader: Michael Palin
Writer: Capt W. E. Johns
Adapted By: George Hearton
Producer: Marilyn Ireland

: PM

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


Presenters: Peter Rulf
Presenters: Susannah Simons

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Going Places

Clive Jacobs is in Glasgow tonight to bring you the stories behind the scenes in the world of travel and transport, including
Continental Travel Information.


Unknown: Clive Jacobs
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Mon 1.40 pm)

: Pick of the Week

with Margaret Howard
(Repeated: Sat 10.45 am)


Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: Phyllis Robinson

: Profile At 33, Dame Cicely

Saunders began to study medicine,her vocation the care of the terminally ill. Now the hospice movement she founded has spread throughout the world.
Presenter Bernard Jackson
(Repeated:Sat4.10 pm)


Presenter: Bernard Jackson

: With Great Pleasure

Beryl Bainbridge presents her personal choice of poetry and prose. with Alan Dobie and Rosalind Shanks 'I was brought up on words.... I learnt my first pieces of poetry from the wireless and heard extracts from books, long before I could read for myself.'
Producer Brian PATTEN BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat 1.10 pm)


Unknown: Beryl Bainbridge
Unknown: Alan Dobie
Unknown: Rosalind Shanks
Producer: Brian Patten

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke
(Repeated: Sun 9.15 am)


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

includes Richard's Things, a preview of the film adapted from the novel by FREDERIC RAPHAEL and directed by ANTHONY HARVEY. to be premiered on ITV on Sunday night; and the South Bank Summer Music Festival.
Presenter Jeffrey Richards Producer BRIAN BARFIELD


Novel By: Frederic Raphael
Directed By: Anthony Harvey.
Presenter: Jeffrey Richards
Producer: Brian Barfield

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

John Morgan reporting


Unknown: John Morgan

: Injury Time

Written and performed by Robert Bathurst. Jimmy Mulville. Rory McGrath Emma Thompson and Griff Rhys Jones
Producer GEOFFREY PERKINS (Repeated: Sat 5.25 pm)


Unknown: Robert Bathurst.
Unknown: Jimmy Mulville.
Unknown: Rory McGrath
Unknown: Emma Thompson
Unknown: Griff Rhys Jones
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins

: A Book at Bedtime

Bevis: The Story of a Boy (10) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: One Woman's Arabia

June Knox-Mawer describes her adventures in a colonial society in its declining years.
1: Sheikhs, Sahibs and Downing Street
Producer SIMON ELMES long wave only


Producer: Simon Elmes

: Friday Treat

with DiHy Barlow long wave only


Unknown: Dihy Barlow

: News

Weather report; forecast followed by an interlude

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