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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

S.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenters John Timpson in London and Brian Redhead with the TUC in Blackpool
6 45* Prayer for the Day THE REV JOHN CONGDON
7.0,8.0 Today's News ReadbyHarrietcass
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45' Thought for the Day


Presenters: John Timpson
Presenters: Brian Redhead
Unknown: John Congdon

: Seven Graham Greene Short Stories

' The short story for the novelist is often a form of escape from having to live with a character for years on end ... 1 can look at them quickly as I would look at an album of snapshots taken on many different holidays.'
1- The End of The Party Read by Richard Pasco ' I'm afraid of going. I won't go. I daren't go.
They'll make me hide in the dark '.
Producer JANE MARSHALL BBC Birmingham


Read By: Richard Pasco
Producer: Jane Marshall

: News

: Checkpoint

: News

: A Good Read

: Daily Service

NEM, p 38; Sing we triumphant hymns (BBC HB 130); Canticle 12;
Wisdom of Solomon 12, vv 12-22 (rsv); Join all the glorious names long wave only

: Morning Story

Jonah Capability Jones Written and read by Ray Handy


Read By: Ray Handy
Producer: Herbert Williams

: News

: File on 4

: Enquire Within

: News

: You and Yours

JILL TODD and the BBC Shopping Basket.
Presenter Jenni Mills


Unknown: Jill Todd
Presenter: Jenni Mills

: Out of My Head

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
Alligators in Assembly: LYNN TEN KATE visits a school with more animals than usual on the curriculum.
I Can See it Now: ALAN MELVILLE recalls two Incidents from his schooldays.
A Forgotten Season (6)

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Are You Listening? by JACQUELINE WILSON with Jacqueline Tong
* Are you listening to me? Hey, are you listening?
I wish I knew your name now, then I could call you.'
Eileen needs to reach her daughter, to explain, to make her understand how she came to exist at all. But can telling the story release Eileen from her own past?


Unknown: Jacqueline Wilson
Unknown: Jacqueline Tong
Directed By: Margaret Etall
Eileen: Jacqueline Tong
Mother: Jean Grover
Father: Alan Dudley
Cath: Delia Morgan
Mrs Armitage: Judy Franklin
Matron: Pauline Letts
Nurse Bartlett: Rosalind Adams
Pam: Christine Absalom
Mick: Stephen Garlick
Nurse: Diana Bishop

: Home Base

A weekly look at some of the ' other ' news from around the UK. News, too, of where the jobs are being created and the firms behind them.

: A Change of Course

Series ofnine programmes 6:Isobel and Harry Cooper
Isobel and Harry Cooper have become travelling people. After a lifetime of conventional living with a job and a mortgage and two children, they have sold up and taken to the road. Presented by Anne Brown Producer JANE MARSHALL BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Harry Cooper
Presented By: Anne Brown
Producer: Jane Marshall

: Story Time

A London Girl of the 1880s (10)

: PM

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


Unknown: Robert Williams
Unknown: Susannah Simons

: The Six O'Clock News

Including Financial Report

: Frank Muir Goes Into ...

Frank Muir and Alfred Marks investigate the humour of the subject ...
' When I was a boy I was told that anyone could could become President. I'm beginning to believe
It.' (CLARENCE DARROW ) with the voices of Peter Sellers. Peter Cook Bob Newhart and Ronnie Barker


Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Clarence Darrow
Unknown: Peter Sellers.
Unknown: Peter Cook
Unknown: Bob Newhart
Unknown: Ronnie Barker
Written By: Frank Muir
Written By: Simon Brett
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins

: It's a Bargain

Jill Todd with how to get the best value for your hard-earned cash.
(Repeated: Sat 7.50 am)


Unknown: Jill Todd

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Fri 1.40 pm)

: Time for Verse

' Boundaries ' both of landscape and of the mind are the subject of seven programmes chosen and presented by the East Anglian poet Edward Storey. 3: The Borders


Unknown: Edward Storey.
Readers: Liane Aukin
Readers: George Parsons
Producer: Margaret Etall

: The Roses of No Man's Land

... It's the one red rose the soldier knows. It's the work of the master's hand;
For in the War's great curse, stood the Red Cross Nurse, She's the rose of ' No Man's Land
This is not just the story of British nurses in the First World War, compiled from interviews with more than 200 of them, but the story of a generation of young women, a generation that grew up in innocence, endured terrible sufferings and then achieved a toughness of spirit with which to enter a different world ... Narrator Gabriel Woolf
Compiled and written by LYN MACDONALD with the voices of BAVID ASHFORD, PHILIP BRETUERTON ,
A production distinguished by its superb use of sound ... truly a labour of love.
A moving, excellently constructed documentary ... Radio 4 has given us so many fine programmes about that War, including this author's prizewinning documentary. But I listened again, absorbed by the mixture of small personal detail and the horrifying magnitude of the destruction.
Producer HUGH PURCELL followed by an interlude


Narrator: Gabriel Woolf
Written By: Lyn MacDonald
Unknown: Philip Bretuerton
Unknown: Gavin Campbell
Unknown: Alison Christie
Unknown: Judy Franklin
Producer: Hugh Purcell

: Proms 81

direct from the Royal Albert Hall,
Daniel Barenboim conducts the Orchestre de Paris in Debussy's Prelude a l'après-midi d'un faune and Saint-Saens' Organ Symphony: as Radio 3


Unknown: Royal Albert

: Kaleidoscope

Includes The Love Girt and the Innocent, the British première of a play by Solzhenitsyn directed by Clifford Williams , with the RSC at the Aldwych Theatre, London; and Egyptian Sculpture, the newly-designed exhibition at the British Museum. Presented by Paul Vaughan Producer
1.59 Weather


Directed By: Clifford Williams
Presented By: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Clare Selerie-Grey

: The World Tonight: News

John Morgan reporting


Unknown: John Morgan

: A Book at Bedtime

The Turn of the Screw (4) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

long u'are only

: The Singing Bowls of Tibet

Hundreds of years ago, a Shamanist sect in Tibet perfected the art of making singing bowls. They are made of precious metals in a way which defies modern technology and each one has a distinctive
individual ' voice '. They have a mystical significance for followers of the old Bon religion, as well as being used as an aid to meditation. Dr Alain Presencer demonstrates his unique collection of these bowls and engages in speculative conversation around some of the issues involved, with Colin Wilson.
Presented by Eric Lister Producer IAN GARDHOUSE long wave only


Unknown: Dr Alain Presencer
Unknown: Colin Wilson.
Presented By: Eric Lister
Producer: Ian Gardhouse

: News

Weather report; forecast long wave only followed by an interlude
12.15-12.23* am Shipping forecast; inshore forecast

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