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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

with the Labour Party in Brighton,
John Timpson. In London, Libby Purves
6.45* Prayer for the Day PIERS PLOWRIGHT
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45' Thought for the Day


Unknown: John Timpson.
Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Piers Plowright
Read By: Bryan Martin

: Black Heart and White Heart

A story by RIDER HAGGARD abridged in four parts by ROBBI PENGELLY
Read by Alan Dobie (1) Philip Hadden , young, English, aristocratic, but with a fatal flaw in his character, ventures into Zulu territory in search of game. But he finds a strange and violent land where Cetywayo rules with a mighty hand. Soon Hadden finds himself the hunted one, not the hunter....
Producer MAURICE LEITCH (A Chapter of Adventures Rider
Haggard, Thurs 10.2 am)


Story By: Rider Haggard
Read By: Alan Dobie
Read By: Philip Hadden
Producer: Maurice Leitch

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

Knitting and Crochet
All sorts of new designs and new yarns have come on to the market recently, so how can you use them creatively? Is it worth buying a knitting machine? Wyn Munro , knitting and crochet designer and author, and Pam Dawson , hand-knitting and crochet specialist, join
Judith Chalmers to answer your questions. Produced by the Woman's Hour unit Lines open from 8:0 am
HELP! page 95


Unknown: Wyn Munro
Unknown: Pam Dawson
Unknown: Judith Chalmers

: News

long wave only

: From Our Own Correspondent

long wave only


Editor: Paddy O'Keeffe

: Daily Service

NEM, p 67; 0 Lord, thou art my God (BBC HB 470); Psalm 119. part 3;
Revelation 12, vv 7-12 (AV); How shall I sing that Majesty (BP 32) long wave only

: Morning Story

The Fixed Determination of James Conway written and read by Sam McAughtry
Producer JUDITH ELLIOTT BBC Northern Ireland


Unknown: James Conway
Read By: Sam McAughtry

: News

long wave only

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Side-Effects by CONNIE BENSLEY
long wave only


Unknown: Connie Bensley

: Wildlife

'How is it that, regardless of the time of year, all the prawns I buy are females bearing eggs''
John Crothers , Mike Stoddart and Chris Mead harvest another crop of wildlife questions.
Presenter Derek Jones Producer BRIAN LEITH BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat 2.5 pm) long wave only


Unknown: John Crothers
Unknown: Mike Stoddart
Unknown: Chris Mead
Presenter: Derek Jones

: News

: YouandYours

Presenter Bill Breckon


Presenter: Bill Breckon

: Radio Active

(Details: Wed 10.30 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

long wave only

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Among today's items The Wonder of Being
Back in Reasonable Nick: ALLAN CAMPBELL MACLEAN and his wife MARGARET describe their battle against the effects of his stroke.
Hard Money:
NATALIE WHEEN looks at the world of diamonds.
Blood and Judgment (9) long wave only


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Allan Campbell MacLean
Unknown: Natalie Wheen

: News

: Lost Horizon: 2: Shangri-La

The world-famous novel by James Hilton about Shangri-La, the mystical lamasery hidden in the mountains of Tibet.
Dramatised in three parts by Barry Campbell
The aeroplane carrying Conway, Mallinson, Barnard and Miss Brinklow crash-landed on a high pass in the Karakorum mountains. Out of the Tibetan wilderness suddenly appeared the Chinaman, Chang.
(Broadcast Sun 9.2 pm)


From the novel by: James Hilton
Dramatised by: Barry Campbell
Director: Graham Gauld
Hugh Conway: Derek Jacobi
The High Lama: Alan Wheatley
Mallinson: Andrew Branch
Barnard: Alan Tilvern
Miss Brinklow: Carol Marsh
Chang: Garard Green
Hilton: Alaric Cotter
Harpsichordist: Antony Miall

: Places I've Lived, People I've Known

Harry Soan looks back at six villages which have been his home - and some of the folk who gave them their character.
3: On the Cotswolds
Producer ANTHONY PARKIN BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Harry Soan
Producer: Anthony Parkin

: On the Injury List

' If you play sport you are bound to get injured...' Exercise is generally accepted as being good for us but the risk of incurring injury while playing sport is high. What are the most common sporting injuries,
, how do they occur, and what treatment is available?
Robert Eagle, complete with magic sponge, investigates the pitfalls of a sporting life.

: Story Time

The House in Dormer Forest
2: Ernest Arrives

: PM

Presenters Robert Williams and Gill Pyrah on VHF until 5.55
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather: programme news


Presenters: Robert Williams
Presenters: Gill Pyrah

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Top of the Form

First round 3: North 2
ASTON COMPREHENSIVE school, Sheffield v
(Rptd: Thurs 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Questionmasters Tim Gudgin
Unknown: Paddy Feeny
Unknown: Paul Livesey
Unknown: Nigel Richardson
Unknown: Paddy Feeny
Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated:. Wed 1.40 pm)

: Medicine Now

Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care.
Producer DEBORAH COHEN (Repeated: Sat 3.0 pm)


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: The Voice of Meadow Prospect

Gwyn Thomas , a man who could talk as inventively as he could write, died in April. We hear from the people who knew him best, critics who assess his work - and Thomas himself in full flow in some of his outstanding broadcasts.
Presenter John Oimond
Producer HERBERT Williams BBC Wales


Unknown: Gwyn Thomas
Presenter: John Oimond

: No Minister

The Civil Service is under fierce attack for its inefficiency, its excessive power, its unacceptable privileges, and for the bad advice it has given successive governments over many years.
Hugo Young presents a major six-part series which examines these charges at a turning point for the reputation of government in this country, and asks who really runs Britain - the elected Government at Westminster, or the secret government in Whitehall. For this series, many civil servants spoke publicly on this central question. 1: The Civil Service is too Powerful with, among others,
Sir Ian Bancroft , Head of the Home Civil Service;
Sir Brian Cubbon , Permanent
Secretary at the Home Office; Sir Brian Hayes , Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Agriculture; The Rt Hon Tony Benn , mp; The Rt Hon Denis Healey , mp; The Rt Hon Michael Heseltine , mp; and The Rt Hon James Callaghan , mp.


Unknown: Sir Ian Bancroft
Unknown: Sir Brian Cubbon
Unknown: Sir Brian Hayes
Unknown: Tony Benn
Unknown: Denis Healey
Unknown: Michael Heseltine
Unknown: James Callaghan
Producer: Anne Sloman

: In Touch

Paperless Braille
It is now possible to get equipment which allows Braille to be stored on a tape which can hold the equivalent of 400 pages, any one of which can be easily * retrieved ' to be read on a tactile display. Jane Finnis and Peter White have been examining this equipment, talking to blind people who are using it and discussing the future implications of its use.
Blind listeners can phone in suggestions and comments relating to the programme on [number removed]8.30 10.0 pm
Free quarterly bulletins, summarising information broadcast, available from Room 816, Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA


Unknown: Jane Finnis
Unknown: Peter White

: Kaleidoscope

includes reviews of Samson et Datita by Saint-Saëns. a new production by Elijah Moshinsky at Covent
Garden; and Man of Iron, the award-winning film by the Polish director Andrzej Wajda.
Presenter Michael Oliver Producer
9.59 Weather


Production By: Elijah Moshinsky
Director: Andrzej Wajda.
Presenter: Michael Oliver
Producer: Clare Selerie-Grey

: The World Tonight: News

David Lay reporting with voices and opinions from around the world

: Joke by Joke ...

3: by Nat Gubbins adapted and presented by Barry Took with the vocal assistance of Alee Bregonzi Nell Brennan
Sue Holderness Michael McClain and, as the announcer, John Marsh


Unknown: Nat Gubbins
Presented By: Barry Took
Unknown: Alee Bregonzi
Unknown: Nell Brennan
Unknown: Sue Holderness
Unknown: Michael McClain
Announcer: John Marsh

: A Book at Bedtime

Confessions of Felix Krull , Confidence Man (12) long wave only


Unknown: Felix Krull

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Ravel

String Quartet in r

: News

Weather report; forecast long wave only followed by an interlude

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