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: News Briefing

News. weather, papers and sport

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenters Brian Redhead and Hugh Sykes
6.45* Prayer for the Day THE REV DONALD ENGLISH
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7.30, 8 30 News headlines
7.451 Thought for the Day


Presenters: Brian Redhead
Presenters: Hugh Sykes
Read By: Bryan Martin

: News

: Midweek: Noel Edmonds

and company make broad conversation and a bit of small talk to enliven Wednesday morning. Producer BILL ROGERS


Producer: Bill Rogers

: News

: Gardeners' Question Time

Ken Ford invites professor
Alan Gemmcll Clay Jones and Peter Seabrook to answer questions which listeners have sent in by post.
BBC Manchester
Questions should be on a postcard only please and addressed to:
Gardeners' Question
Time BBC Woodhouse
Lane, Leeds LS2 9PX
Book, Down the Garden Path, £3.50, from booksellers


Unknown: Alan GemmcLl
Unknown: Clay Jones
Unknown: Peter Seabrook

: Daily Service

nem. p 50; O King enthroned on high (BBC HB 158); Psalm 139;
Isaiah 26. vv 1-12 (AV); To thee. 0 comforter divine (BBC HB 164) long wave only

: Morning Story

The Touch of Nutmeg Makes It by JOHN COLI. IER
Read by Barry Dennen


Unknown: John Coli.
Read By: Barry Dennen

: News

: Baker's Dozen

Richard Baker presents a blend of musical entertainment on record, mixing the well-loved with the less familiar and occasionally including the spoken word.


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Ray Abbott

: News

: You and Yours

News, views and advice for consumers.
Presenter Jenni Mills


Presenter: Jenni Mills

: A Walk in the Dark

A serial in five parts by CHRIS BOUCHER with Patrick Mower and Helen Atkinson Wood 4: Stuart Cobb died in strange circumstances
, so too did Terri Seldon , a girlfriend of his. Now Stuart's sister Ruth makes a big mistake when she visits the scene of Terri Seldon 's murder.
Directed by GERRY JONES
12.55 Weather: programme news


Unknown: Chris Boucher
Unknown: Patrick Mower
Unknown: Helen Atkinson Wood
Unknown: Terri Seldon
Unknown: Terri Seldon
Directed By: Gerry Jones
Partridge: Patrick Mower
Ruth Cobb: Helen Atkinson Wood
Daryl Kennedy: John Rowe
Garvey: Gregory de Polnay
Inspector: Michael Godley
Mr Dibley: Michael Tudor Barnes
Shop assistant: Patience Tomlinson

: The World at One: News

Presenter Robin Day

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Including
Guest of the Week:
The Earl of Snowdon Ghost Writers (2):
SONIA BEESLEY meets the shadowy figures behind the stars in the world of celebrity autobiography. Winter Garden (7)


Unknown: Sonia Beesley

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Turret Before Sunset by JOHN KIRKMORRIS
Gwen has abandoned all hopes of finding a husband. Living an isolated life in the country looking after her boisterous invalid uncle, she is cheerfully resigned. Then one day, an old flame pays a surprise visit ...
Directed by CHERRY cookson


Unknown: John Kirkmorris
Directed By: Cherry Cookson
Turret: Robert Lang
Gwen: Miranda Forbes
Hamp: Michael Cochrane
LeO: Cyril Shaps
Hilary: Wendy Murray

: The Cities of the Plain

Robert Fox visits four of the great cities of northern Italy to see how much of their past glory lives on today. 3: Ravenna
City of mosaics and marshes, whose treasures are threatened by a subsidence more dramatic than that of Venice.


Unknown: Robert Fox

: Priestland's Progress

Cassettes of the series are available. Details from Room 231, Broadcasting House, London WIA 1AA An article by Gerald Priestland based on this programme will appear in THE LISTENER dated 17 December


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: Story Time

Tell Sally (3)

: PM

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


Presenters: Robert Williams
Presenters: Susannah Simons

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: The Senior Partner

Andrew Cruickshank in The Office Party with Joe Dunlop Nancy Mitchell John Kane
Sandra Clark
Alastair Hunter
Written by DONALD BULL Producer EDWARD TAYLOR (Repeated: Fri 12.27 pm) i Andrew Cruickshank is a National Theatre placer)


Unknown: Andrew Cruickshank
Unknown: Joe Dunlop
Unknown: Nancy Mitchell
Unknown: John Kane
Unknown: Sandra Clark
Unknown: Alastair Hunter
Producer: Edward Taylor
Unknown: Andrew Cruickshank

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thurs 1.40 pm)

: Checkpoint

A weekly investigation into the problems of listeners, which can include being the victims of unfair dealings, sharp practice, injustice and even fraud.
Presenter Roger Cook Producer JOHN EDWARDS


Presenter: Roger Cook
Producer: John Edwards

: The Reith Lectures 1981

The Two-Edged Sword
The last of six talks by Professor Laurence Martin, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, on armed force in the modern world.
Who's Moving the Goal Post?
'Conditioned by its ideals to feel guilty about the use of force, democratic opinion is addicted to crusades, if not against some foreign force, then against armed force itself. We badly need a more balanced approach, for only thus can we hope for the sustained and coherent policies an age of deterrents demands.
Such an approach begins from a vigorous scrutiny of both the problem and the remedies proposed.'
This lecture will appear in THE LISTENER dated 17 December
(Issues raised in The Reith Lectures 1981 will be discussed in a special programme on 6 Jan 1982)


Lecturer: Laurence Martin
Series Producer: Tom Read

: The Mind of the Medium

What does it mean to be in a state of trance?
What is happening in the mind and brain of an entranced medium? Are there, for example, any signs of brain dysfunction? A neuropsychiatrist, Dr Peter Fenwick , discusses the subject with practising medium and healer
Ursula Roberts , a general practitioner who can also Ste into trance and tephen Galliano of the Institute of Psychiatry, who has been conducting experiments with a group of people who display psychic ability.


Unknown: Dr Peter Fenwick
Unknown: Ursula Roberts
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: Analysis

Plus ca change ...
President Mitterrand's men have had six months to try out policies which fly in the face of conventional monetarist theory. Have they found a way of squaring the circle? Is socialist enthusiasm being tempered by the realities of office? Are the French going through a period of profound change? Or is it just the feeling that counts?
Presenter Mary Goldring Producer DAVID MORTON
(Repeated: Thurs 11.5 am)


Presenter: Mary Goldring
Producer: David Morton

: Kaleidoscope

A nightly review of books, films, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.
Presenter Richard Mayne Producer JOHN BOUNDY


Presenter: Richard Mayne
Producer: John Boundy

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

John Morgan reporting and voices and opinions from around the world


Unknown: John Morgan

: A Book at Bedtime

The Orchid Trilogy (7) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: News

Weather report; forecast followed by an interlude

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