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: News Briefing

: Farming Week

A regional view of farming in the week ahead.
Presented from
Northern Ireland by John Johnston
BBC Northern Ireland
6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenters John Timpson and Wendy Jones
6.45* Prayer for the Day with DOM EDMUND JONES
7.0. 8.0 Today's News Read by COLIN DonAN
7.30. 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presenters: John Timpson
Presenters: Wendy Jones
Unknown: Dom Edmund Jones
Read By: Colin Donan

: The Week on 4

A look ahead with filly Barlow

: Glyn Worsnip

sallies forth into the BBC Sound Archives in search of the sublime and the ridiculous.
(Repeated: Fri 11.45 pm)


Producer: Brian Cook

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

Fifty-five minutes of unpredictable and lively conversation from the personalities who will be in the news this week. Producer PETER ESTALL (Repented at 7.20 pm)


Producer: Peter Estall

: News

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: Money Box

A Question of Money Following Radio 4 on tour last week, the Money Box team visits the West Country to answer questions on personal finance put by listeners at The Guildhall. Plymouth.
The panel Louise Botting Philip Hardman
Christopher Gilchrist and Vincent Duggleby
A Financial World Tonight production long wave only


Unknown: Louise Botting
Unknown: Philip Hardman
Unknown: Christopher Gilchrist
Unknown: Vincent Duggleby

: Daily Service

NEM. p 122; For those we love within the veil (BBC IIR 243): Psalm 34. vv 11-22: Acts 22. vv 3-15 (av): Thine for ever! (BP 89) long wave only

: Morning Story

The Complexion of the Colonel bv JAMES KENNAWAY
Read bv Fraser Kerr Producer MITCH RAPER


Unknown: Fraser Kerr
Producer: Mitch Raper

: News

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: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston visits
Horsham. West Sussex. long wave only


Unknown: Brian Johnston

: Poetry Please!

Presented by P. J. Kavanagh
Reader iiugii BURDEN
Producer BRIAN PATTEN BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Fri 4.5 pm) long wave only


Producer: Brian Patten

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Jennl Mills Editor DAVID HARDING


Editor: David Harding

: Legal, Decent, Honest and Truthful

Ken Handley 's got a problem. A BIG problem. Ken Handley 's In advertising.
Martin Jarvis is Ken Handley
Script and commercial concepts byGUY JENKIN Commercials by JON CANTER
Producer GEOFFREY PERKINS (Repeated: Tues 10.30 pm)
12.55 Weather: programme news


Unknown: Ken Handley
Unknown: Ken Handley
Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Ken Handley
Unknown: Guy Jenkin
Unknown: Jon Canter
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins
Jane: Wendy Richard
Sandy: Christopher Godwin
Freddie: Lockwood West
Johnnie: Patrick Barr
Wendy Murray: Gary Cady
the General: Bill Fraser

: The World at One: News

Presenter Brian Wldlake Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presenter: Brian Wldlake
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

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: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor including during the week some Talking Point discussions. Your Letters and other topics.
Among these today
‘ What Have I Had, What Have I Done? ':
ANN TENNANT looks at the work of an association founded to give help and support to parents of children with cleft lips and palates.
Curtain Up....: on the world of arts and entertainment with TONY BARNFIELD.
Catriona by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON abridged in 14 parts by ELIZABETH BRADBURY
Read by JOHN SAMSON (3) Editor WYN KNOWLES long wave only


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Ann Tennant
Unknown: Tony Barnfield.
Unknown: Elizabeth Bradbury
Read By: John Samson
Editor: Wyn Knowles

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

In the Days of my Father bv PAUL M. LEVITT


Unknown: Paul M. Levitt

: Back in Ten Minutes

Tony Soper takes a stroll by the waters of the River Dart near his home in the Devonshire port of Dartmouth.
Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol


Unknown: Tony Soper
Producer: John Harrison

: Story Time

Marital Rites by MARGARET FORSTER abridged in ten parts by MONICA GREY Read by Prunella Scales (1)
The Osgood's marriage is the envy of all their friends. But when Robert Osgood falls in love with a young girl its dissolution seems inevitable.
Producer CLARE TAYLOR (Prunella Scales is appearing in ' Quatermaine’s Terms’ at the Queen's Theatre, London)


Unknown: Margaret Forster
Read By: Prunella Scales
Unknown: Robert Osgood
Producer: Clare Taylor
Producer: Prunella Scales

: PM

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


Presenters: Gordon Clough
Presenters: Valerie Singleton

: The Six O'Clock News

Halfan-hour of reports from the BBC newsmen around the world including Financial Report

: Just a Minute

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tues 1.40.pm)

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

(Revised repeat of 9.5 am)

: /Binaural The Monday Play

Winner of the Pye Best Original Radio Play Award 1980-81
Variation on the Snow Queen by VALERIE WINDSOR with Brigil Forsyth as Katherine Anson
Many people find living a painful experience but Katherine Anson finds the experience unbearable. Valerie Windsor's sensitive play penetrates into the mind of this woman who longs for some order In a world of chaos.
Recorded on location at the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital
Directed by KAY PATRICK
BBC Manchester (The full binaural effect of this programme can be achieved by listening with stereo headphones) An excellent, haunting piece of radio drama
Compelling radio


Unknown: Valerie Windsor
Unknown: Brigil Forsyth
Unknown: Katherine Anson
Unknown: Katherine Anson
Unknown: David Fleming-Williams
Unknown: Mark Seyler
Unknown: Maggie Richmond
Directed By: Kay Patrick
Nurse Bateman: Sally Gibson
Staff Nurse Dawkins: Eileen O'Brien
Jack/Dr Hamble: Andy Rasiileigh
Pat (in therapy): Daphne Oxenford
Phllip/Dr Lomax: Russell Dixon
Nurse Ivieson/Pat: Sue Jenkins
Dr Furness: Simon Molloy
Nurse Jones: Judith Barker
Katherine s mother: Diana Flacks
Katherine's father: John Jardine
Mr Clarke/Dr Knightly: Alan Rothwell

: French's Without Tears

The dressing room is shared by a hockey team and the stage has only one entrance, but the show must go on - amateur acting is one of Britain's most popular pastimes.
Chris Kelly reports from the premises of French's Theatrical Bookshop where would-be stars browse through
Ayckbourn and Pinter,
Shaffer and Shakespeare. to find their big part. and where Lord Arthur
Savile's Crime is listed next to Goodnight
Mrs Puffin as needing M5 and F5 performers. Then he follows the dedicated amateurs to rehearsal, rooms to record their ambitions, frustrations and thrilling moments. Producer ANNE WINDER


Unknown: Chris Kelly
Unknown: Mrs Puffin
Producer: Anne Winder

: Kaleidoscope

includes reviews of The Power of Steam, a new book by Asa Briggs which traces the development of steam power; and King’s Royal, the ten-part drama series on Sunday BBC1, which follows the life and fortunes of a Scottish Victorian family.
Presenter Richard Mayne Producer


Book By: Asa Briggs
Presenter: Richard Mayne
Producer: Clare Selerie-Crey

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Stephen Milligan reporting


Unknown: Stephen Milligan
Editor: Ken Coudie

: Science Now

Presented by Colin Blakemore


Presented By: Colin Blakemore
Producer: Geoff Deeban

: A Book at Bedtime

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by JAMES JOYCE adapted in 15 parts by KEITH DARVILL Read by JOHN HURT (6)
Producer ROBERT COOPER BBC Northern Ireland long wave only


Unknown: James Joyce
Unknown: Keith Darvill
Read By: John Hurt
Producer: Robert Cooper

: The Financial World Tonight

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: News

Weather report: forecast followed by an interlude

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