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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Market prices and intelligence, the weather and what's new for farmers.
6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only


Unknown: Leslie Cottington

: Today

Presenters Brian Redhead and John Timpson
6.45* Prayer for the Day With RABBI LIONEL BLUE 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: Rabbi Lionel Blue
Read By: Pauline Bushnell

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

When is the best time to go ski-ing? I've never been ski-ing before: will I have to buy equipment and skiwear before I go, or can I hire them at the resort? Is a ski-ing holiday inevitably expensive? My wife and I have two young children: how do I choose the best resort for a family ski-ing holiday? Where will I find an exciting night life as well as good snow? When are you too old to think about ski-ing? Put your questions to two travel writers and avid skiers - Elisabeth de Stroumillo and Arthur Sandles. Sue MacGregor is in the Chair(lift).
Produced by the Woman's Hour unit
Lines open from 8.0 am

: News

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC correspondents throughout the world talk about the countries they work in - the politics and the people.

: Daily Service

nem, p 110; Of all the Spirit's gifts (Bp 70);
Psalm 16; Isaiah 8, vv 22 to 9, v 7 (av); 0 thou not made with hands (BBC HB 180) long wave only

: Morning Story

Goodbye Linoleum by DOUGLAS YOUNG
Read by Paul Young ProducerBRUCE YOUNG BBC Scotland


Read By: Paul Young
Producer: Bruce Young

: News

long wave only

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Supersaver by PETER GIBBS
long wave only


Unknown: Peter Gibbs

: Wildlife

I Why do flamingoes stand on one leg?'
Peter Ferns , Fred Slater and Pat Morris answer your wildlife questions.
Presented by Derek Jones Producer ANNE BLAIR GOULD BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat 2.5 pm) long wave only


Unknown: Peter Ferns
Unknown: Fred Slater
Unknown: Pat Morris
Presented By: Derek Jones
Producer: Anne Blair Gould

: News

: YouandYours

Presenter Bill Breckon


Presenter: Bill Breckon

: Quote.... Unquote

Nigel Rees invites. Edward Blishea Brian Glover Edna Healey and Fiona Richmond to identify quotations, famous and obscure, and to share their favourites. Quotations read by RONALD FLETCHER Producer ALAN NIXON (Rptd: Wed 10.30 pm)
12.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Edward Blishea
Unknown: Brian Glover
Unknown: Edna Healey
Unknown: Fiona Richmond
Read By: Ronald Fletcher
Producer: Alan Nixon

: The World at One: News

Presenter Robin Day

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

long wave onlw

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor , including
Turkey Talk: PRUE LEITH has a special way with the bird.
The Friendly Robin:
CINDY SELBY celebrates its place on Christmas cards, in songs and verse. Games People Play: MARY RUSSELL and the 1980 Poker Champion of the Republic of Ireland, COLETTE DOHERTY , go into the mysteries of the royal flush, the full house and what lies behind the poker face. Winter Garden by BERYL BAINBRIDGE abridged in eight parts by PAT MCLOUGHLIN
Read by Robert Lang (1) On a morning in October, Ashburner says goodbye to his wife and departs ostensibly for a fishing holiday in Scotland. In fact his destination is London Airport and a cultural trip to Moscow in the company of the exotically exciting Nina St Clair ...
(Music: Arnold's Serenade for Small Orchestra) long wave only


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Mary Russell
Unknown: Colette Doherty
Unknown: Pat McLoughlin
Read By: Robert Lang

: News

: Tom Jones


: Kenneth Matthews Looks Back

Recollections of a professional traveller in a series of five talks. 2: Greek Islands Ithaca, Skiathos, Lesbos ... if, like St John the Evangelist, I were banished by some tyrant, I should do as he did and make for a Greek island.'

: Piloting the Suez Canal

Prior to 1956, nearly half the pilots on the Suez
Canal were British. There was keen competition for this highly-skilled work: the hours might be long and arduous but home and family were comfortably situated just beside the Canal and everything was provided, from social life at the Club to nine holes of golf in the sand.
June Knox-Mawer talks to the former pilots and their families and recreates this little-known world which abruptly came to an end 25 years ago.
Producer HELEN FRY

: Story Time

The Mystery of Edwin Drood (12)


Unknown: Edwin Drood

: PM

Presenters RobertWilliams and Gordon Clough on VHF until 5.55
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Top of the Form

(Details: Thurs 12.27 pm)

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wed 1.40 pm)

: Medicine Now

Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care.
Producer ALISON RICHARDS (Repeated; Sat 3.0 pm)


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Alison Richards

: The Great Rates Row

Relations between central and local government have reached ' the most serious moment in memory ', says the Environment Secretary, The Rt Hon
Michael Heseltine , mp, who is in the centre of a major political storm.
Government plans to curb local councils' spending by such methods as referendums are under attack, not only in the town and county halls, but in the House of Commons as well. The BBC's Environment Correspondent
John Hosken will cover the points of view which add up to The Great Rates Row and will examine alternative systems of local taxation, the subject of a government Green Paper.
Producer TIM MABY


Unknown: Michael Heseltine
Unknown: John Hosken
Producer: Tim Maby

: Antony Hopkins

talking about music
ANTONY HOPKINS explores a musical work or topic, explaining his thoughts at the piano and with records.


Producer: Patrick Lambert

: In Touch

Implants or Glasses
An eye specialist talks to Hannah Wright about some of the new techniques used by surgeons to help patients with cataracts.
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 [address removed]


Unknown: Hannah Wright

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Michael Oliver Producer


Presenter: Michael Oliver
Producer: Catherine Wearing

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Charles Wheeler reporting


Unknown: Charles Wheeler

: Wrinkles

A series of six programmes 5: Swept Away starring Tom Mennard and Anthea Askey with Ballard Berkeley as Winston David Ross as Mr Pettigrew
Gordon Salkilld as Arnold Nick Maloney as Lewis and special guest appearance of Candice Barker
Producer MIKE CRAIG BBC Manchester


Unknown: Tom Mennard
Unknown: Anthea Askey
Unknown: Ballard Berkeley
Unknown: Winston David Ross
Unknown: Mr Pettigrew
Unknown: Gordon Salkilld
Unknown: Arnold Nick Maloney
Written By: Rob Grant
Written By: Doug Naylor
Producer: Mike Craig

: A Book at Bedtime

The Orchid Trilogy by JOCELYN BKOOKE abridged in 12 parts by MICHAEL VOYSEY
Read by David March (1) Producer DAVID SPENSER long wave only


Unknown: Jocelyn Bkooke
Unknown: Michael Voysey
Read By: David March
Producer: David Spenser

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: News

Weather report; forecast followed by an interlude

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