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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Halfway through the Conservative Party Conference,
Brian Redhead assesses the mood in Blackpool. In London. John Timpson.
6.45* Prayer for the Day with FRANK TOPPING
7 0, 8.0 Today's News
7.30. 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Read By: Pauline Bushnell

: Wodehouse

Bring on the Girls (9)

: News

: Ray Gosling - in the House of ...

Robert Carrier
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: The Living World

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: News

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: A Chapter of Adventures

Ion Trewin presents a series of live portraits of writers who, at the turn of the century, thrilled the nation with tales of derring-do and whose novels are still widely read today.
5: G. A. Henty
Producer jonN KNIGHT long wave only


Unknown: Ion Trewin

: Daily Service

NEM, p 46; Blest are the pure in heart BBC HB
318): Psalm 32; Jonah 1. vv 17 and 2, vv 1-10 (NED); To the name of our
Salvation (BBC iir, 284) long wave only

: Morning Story

I Only Ask to Share by DEE HOLLlDAY
Read by Gillie Gratham


Read By: Gillie Gratham
Producer: Herbert Williams

: News

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: Newseries Analysis

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: Enquire Within

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: News

: You and Yours

including JILL TODD and the BBC Shopping Basket Presenter Bill Breckon


Presenter: Bill Breckon

: Top of the Form

12.55 Weather; programme news

: The World at One:News

Presenter Peter Ruff


Presenter: Peter Ruff

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

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: Woman's Hour

with Sue MacGregor Including
Is Marriage the Only
Goalt . why do so many young girls feel that a career is unnecessary? CHERYL ARMITAGE investigates teenage attitudes and looks at our schools' attempt to find a solution.
Emma, the Celebrity
Guide Dog. SHEILA HOCKEN talks about her new book. Blood on the Snow (3) long wave only


Unknown: Cheryl Armitage
Talks: Sheila Hocken

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Claglhorpe Viva by BRUCE BEDFORD with John Duttine Jack May and Magnus Magnusson asking the questions.
Harold Jarrold , balloon designer from Clagthorpe in Yorkshire, has won his way through to the final of the television quiz show Superbrain. The morning of the contest finds Harold atop the regal slag-heap that overlooks Arkwright's Balloon Factory. The townsfolk know Harold can win. But he isn't so sure.


Unknown: John Duttine
Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Unknown: Harold Jarrold
Director: Peter Kosminsky
Harold: John Duttine
Narrator: Jack May
Mam: Linda Polan
Grandad: George A Cooper
TriSh: Penelope Freeman
Magnus Magnusson: Himself
Father: John Rapley
Mr Potter: Bryan Pringle
Eddy: Sean Arnold
Bus conductor: Brian Miller
Old crone: Jean Hastings

: Home Base

A weekly look at some of the ' other news from around the United Kingdom.

: Bookshelf

: Story Time

King Charles II (4)

: PM

5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news

: The Six O'Clock News

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 ALAN BOWER (Repeated: Fri 1.40 pm) Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham


Written By: Alan Bower
Dan Archer: Edgar Harrison
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
Christine Barford: Lesley Saweard
George Barford: Graham Roberts
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Joe Grundy: Haydn Jones
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Clarrie Larkin: Heather Bell
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Dorothy Adamson: Heather Barrett
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Fraser: Crawford Logan

: Time for Verse

Mementoes of Love
Presented by Kit Wright Readers GEOFFREY COLLINS and JILL BALCON
Producer ALEC REID


Unknown: Jill Balcon
Producer: Alec Reid

: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

leader FELIX KOK conductor Simon Rattle Ida Haendel (violin) Part 1
Mussorgsky Prelude to Khovanshchina
Shostakovich Violin Concerto No 1, Op 99


Leader: Felix Kok
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Violin: Ida Haendel

: * Interpreting the Mandarin

. Just as people who've not been to Oxford or Cambridge stand on the towpath and shout for one or the other, I always shouted for China.'
But when Clement Freud had the chance of fulfilling a lifelong, long-distance affair with China, he found that all was not exactly what it at first seemed.


Unknown: Clement Freud

: Concert

Part 2
Stravinsky The Rite of Spring
(Direct from the Town Hall, Birmingham.
Given in association with 1MI Ltd)
BBC Birmingham

: Kaleidoscope

includes reviews of Harvest, a new play by Ellen Dryden starring Lynn Farleigh at the Ambassadors Theatre, London; and The
Mosquito Coast by Paul Theroux , which is set in Central America and the Honduran jungle.
Presenter Colin Ford


Play By: Ellen Dryden
Unknown: Lynn Farleigh
Unknown: Paul Theroux
Producer: Carroll Moore

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

John Morgan reporting


Unknown: John Morgan

: A Book at Bedtime

The Edible Woman (8) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

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: Today in Parliament

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: 25 Years Ago

What was on your radio and television in the autumn of 1956. Producer EDWARD COLE long wave only


Producer: Edward Cole

: News

Weather report; forecast long wave only followed by an interlude

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