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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only


Producers: Martin Small
Producers: Leslie Cottington

: Today

Against a background of economic difficulty and the recent Cabinet reshuffle, the Conservatives gather in Blackpool for their annual conference. With the Conservatives, Brian Redhead. In London, John Timpson
6.45* Prayer for the Day With FRANK TOPPING
7.0. 8.0 Today's News
7.36, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Unknown: Brian Redhead.
Unknown: John Timpson
Read By: Pauline Bushnell

: Wodehouse

Bring on the Girls (7)

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

The Cost of Broadcasting Keeping the public informed and entertained can be an expensive business. But how much does it cost to make a half-hour television drama or an hour-long radio programme? The BBC receives about £500-million a year from licence fees. But where does all the money go?
With the licence fee once again under negotiation, is there a case for changing the system?
What are the alternatives? Advertising? Direct taxation? Which method is the best? Are we getting value for money? If you've often wondered how your money is spent, put questions to the Director-General of the BBC, Sir Ian Trethowan , who joins Sue MacGregor in the studio.
Produced by the Woman's Hour unit
Lines open from 8.0 am
HELP' features Sir Ian Trethowan , page 91


Unknown: Sir Ian Trethowan
Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Sir Ian Trethowan

: News

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: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC correspondents talk about the countries they work in. long wave only

: Daily Service

NEM. p 21; Jesu, thy mercies are untold (BBC HB 324); Psalm 1; 1 Peter 5. vv 1-14 (RSV);
Christian, unflinching stand (BBC HB 350) long wave only

: Morning Story

Stranger in the House by REARDEN CONNER
Read by Margaret D'Arcy Producer JUDITH ELLIOTT BBC Northern Ireland


Read By: Margaret D'Arcy

: News

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: Thirty-Minute Theatre

An End in Sight by SANDRA HALE
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Unknown: Sandra Hale

: Wildlife

' I was horrified to see dozen mallard drakes attack and rape a lone female. Is this usual among the duck fraternity?'
John Crothers ,
Chris Mead and Mike Stoddart focus on some more observations from the wild
Presenter Derek Jones Producer BRIAN LEITH BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat 2.5 pm) long wave only


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

: News

: You and Yours

News, views and advice for consumers. presenter Bill Breckon


Presenter: Bill Breckon

: Radio Active

The only local radio station broadcasting to you wherever you are in the nation.
Written and performed by Helen Atkinson-Wood Angus Deayton
Geoffrey Perkins Philip Pope and Michael Stevens with additional material by RICHARD CURTLS
Producer JIMMY MULVILLE (Repeated: Wed 10.30 pm)
12.55 Weather: programme news


Unknown: Helen Atkinson-Wood
Unknown: Angus Deayton
Unknown: Geoffrey Perkins
Unknown: Philip Pope
Unknown: Michael Stevens
Unknown: Richard Curtls
Music By: Philip Pope
Producer: Jimmy Mulville

: The World at One: News

Presenter Gordon Clough with voices and topics in and behind the headlines


Presenter: Gordon Clough

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

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: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Including
Stops-Starts: a quiz series to test and improve your knowledge of your car. Give a Dog a Bad Namef RON ALLDRIDGE reassesses some animal reputations. 2 - The Mule.
Blood on the Snow by EMANUEL LITVINOFF abridged in 15 parts by JACK SINGLETON
Read by John Bennett (1) In this second volume of the trilogy Faces of Terror, the story resumes in Russia in 1918. In the chaos of famine and civil war following the Revolution,
Lydia Alexandrova and Peter Piatkov , once fugitive anarchists, become dedicated Bolsheviks. (Music: Vainberg's Trumpet Concerto) long wave only
(John Bennett is in ' The Sound of Music ' at the Apollo Victoria Theatre, London)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Jack Singleton
Read By: John Bennett
Unknown: Lydia Alexandrova
Unknown: Peter Piatkov
Unknown: John Bennett

: News

: Hatter's Castle

by A. J. CRONIN (1)

: 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.
5 In the Vale of Evesham Producer ANTHONY PARKIN BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Harry Soan

: The Eyemouth Disaster

Exactly 100 years ago, an unexpected storm brought catastrophe to the little fishing village of Eyemouth in Berwickshire; 129 of its men were lost at sea. With contemporary accounts and memories handed down among the fishing folk, Doreen Taylor reconstructs what happened on that terrible day, and how the community struggled through to survival.
Producer JOHN ARNOTT BBC Scotland


Unknown: Doreen Taylor
Producer: John Arnott

: Story Time

King Charles II (2)

: PM

5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news

: The Six O'Clock News

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

: Top of the Form

A general knowledge contest between schools in Great Britain First Round 5: London
Fulham Questionmasters TIM
(Rptd: Thurs 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Fulham Questionmasters Tim
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

What's new in medical science? How well are the doctors looking after us? Is our money being spent to best effect?
Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care - from the research laboratory and the operating theatre to the dentist's chair and the GP'S surgery.
Producer JULIAN BROWN (Repeated: Sat 3.0 pm)


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Julian Brown

: Prisoner of War

(Details: Friday 11.5 am)

: No Minister

A six-part series
3: Civil Servants are Incompetent
Cautious, unoriginal, hostile to change, inefficient in running their departments-common descriptions of senior civil servants. Are there too many brilliant paper-pushers, too few men of action? Hugo Young talks to senior civil servants and ministers.


Producer: Anne Sloman

: In Touch

Safer than Frying
Hannah Wright has advice on methods of grilling. Presenter Peter White Producer THENA HESHEL
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: Hannah Wright

: Kaleidoscope

includes reviews of The French Lieutenant's
Woman, the best-selling novel by John Fowles , adapted for the screen by Harold Pinter and directed by Karel Reisz. The film stars
Meryl Streep and Jeremy Irons and has opened to rave reviews in New York.
Jeremy Irons also stars in the 11-part Granada
Television adaptation of Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh, which will also be discussed tonight. Presenter Michael Oliver Producer


Novel By: John Fowles
Unknown: Harold Pinter
Directed By: Karel Reisz.
Unknown: Meryl Streep
Unknown: Richard Bannerman

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

David Lay reporting and voices and opinions from around the world

: Joke by Joke....

A series distilling the wit of six British humorists.
5: by Alan Coren adapted and presented by Barry Took with the vocal assistance of Alec Bregonzi Nell Brennan
Sue Holderness Michael McClain and as the announcer John Marsh Producer


Unknown: Alan Coren
Presented By: Barry Took
Unknown: Alec Bregonzi
Unknown: Nell Brennan
Unknown: Sue Holderness
Unknown: Michael McClain
Announcer: John Marsh
Producer: Danny Greenstone

: A Book at Bedtime

The Edible Woman (6) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

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: Today in Parliament

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: Brahms

Song of Destiny. Op 54 BERLIN RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS conducted by HELMUT KOCH long wave only


Conducted By: Helmut Koch

: News

Weather report; forecast followed by an interlude

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