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: News Briefing

News, weather, papers and sport

: Farming Today

6.25 Sh'pping forecast tong wave only

: Today

Presenters John Timpson and Brian Redhead
6.45* Prayer for the Day Kith SISTER MARTINA
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presenters: John Timpson
Presenters: Brian Redhead
Read By: Pauline Bushnell

: News

: Tuesday Call[number removed]

Choosing School Subjects Children now in their third year of secondary school will soon be asked to choose which subjects they will drop in the next academic year and which, if any, they intend to take in the O-level or CSE examinations. Pupils In the fifth year will also be making subject choices - choices which could have a profound effect on their future careers. What are the criteria which should govern these decisions? If the choices seem unreasonable, can anything be done about it? To answer questions on all matters to do with the school curriculum:
John Tomlinson, Director of Education for
Cheshire and Audrey Segal, director of AEGIS, a higher education advisory service. In the Chair. Barbara Myers.
Produced by the Woman’s Hour unit
Lines open from 8.0 am
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Unknown: John Tomllnson
Unknown: Audrey Segal
Unknown: Barbara Myers.

: News

lung wave only

: From Our Own Correspondent

BDC correspondents throughout the world talk about the countries they work in - the politics and the people.
long wave only

: Daily Service

NEM, p 1; Holy, hoiv (BBC HB 169); Psalm 3: Hebrews 11, vv. 1-10 and 13-16 (rsv); Give to our God immortal praise (BBC HB 6)
Ions wave only

: Morning Story

Mary's Birthday bv FIONA BARR
Read by Aingeal Grehan Producer JUDITH ELLIOTT BBC Northern Ireland


Read By: Aingeal Grehan

: News

long wave only

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

long wave only


Unknown: Geraldine Aron

: Wildlife

How do kangaroos keep their pouches clean and hygienic? Do the mothers Lave to clean them out? Fresh thoughts on your wildlife questions from the team of naturalists. Introduced by Derek Jones
Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat 3.5 pm) long wave only


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: John Harrison

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Jenni Mills


Presenter: Jenni Mills

: Quote ... Unquote

The programme about Quotations Including
Earcsdroppings, Graffiti. and the occasional outbreak of Foot in Mouth.
Chairman Nigel Rees Guests Alan Bennett Janet Suzman Leslie Thomas and Wynford Vaughan-Thomas Quotations read by RONALD FLETCHER
(Repeated: Wed 10.30 pm)
12.55 Weather: programme news


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Guests Alan Bennett
Unknown: Janet Suzman
Unknown: Leslie Thomas
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 only

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGrcgor , including Boys in the Back Row: ANN TENNANT visits a Leicester school that teaches classical ballet to boys and girls.
Fabrics in Fashion:
MARGARET PERCY looks at the properties of linen. Catrlona (9) long wave only


Introduced By: Sue MacGrcgor
Unknown: Ann Tennant
Unknown: Margaret Percy

: News

: A Pair of Blue Eyes


: Places of Pilgrimage

Six programmes in which BernardJacksonvisits some of the centres of Christianity in Europe. 3: Assist, the birthplace of St Francis


Unknown: St Francis
Producer: Anne Howells

: Peter Dawson

'Looking back over my life as a phonograph- and gramophone-artiste, I realise that my experience Is unique.'
A programme of records to mark the centenary of the birth of the popular
Australianbass-oariione Introduced by Peter Pratt Producer RONALD COOK


Unknown: Peter Dawson
Introduced By: Peter Pratt
Producer: Ronald Cook

: Story Time

Marital Rites (2)

: PM

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


Presenters: Robert Williams
Presenters: Valerie Singleton

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Never Too Late

Thora Hird
Avis Bunnage Megs Jenkins
In Hilda Stands Aside with Joe Gladwin Barbara Miller
Michael Tudor Barnes
Written by TERRY GREGSON Producer EDWARD TAYLOR (Kptd: Thurj 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Thora Hird
Unknown: Avis Bunnage
Unknown: Megs Jenkins
Unknown: Joe Gladwin
Unknown: Barbara Miller
Unknown: Michael Tudor Barnes
Written By: Terry Gregson
Producer: Edward Taylor

: News

: The Archers

(Repealed: Wed 1.40 pm)

: Medicine Now

Geoff Watts reports on the healthofmedicalcare. Producer DEBORAH COHEN (Repeated: Sat 2.35 pm)


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: The Seaside in Winter

Urlan Thompson takes a seasonal look at our coastline.
Marina Dennis visits the ' Old Squaw ' of Alaska - the long-tailed duck - wintering on the north-east coast of Scotland; while Gyn Freeman winters in Majorca. John Bennctt takes a look at the coast line of Northern Ireland, and Keith Allan joins the sea-coal gatherers on a Northumberland beach. Producer KAY JAMIESON BBC Manchester


Unknown: Urlan Thompson
Unknown: Marina Dennis
Unknown: Gyn Freeman
Unknown: Majorca. John Bennctt
Unknown: Keith Allan
Producer: Kay Jamieson

: Who is Sappho?

Over 2.500 years ago on the Greek island of Lesbos, Sappho lived and flourished as a lyric poet, and ever since her work has been acclaimed by writers and scholars. Frank Delaney , in conversation with the poet Judith Kazanuls and two classical scholars. Professor Mary Lefkowitz and Dr Angus Bowie , seeks out the woman beyond the myths and her poems which still speak directly to us today.
Lvre music


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Unknown: Judith Kazanuls
Unknown: Professor Mary Lefkowitz
Unknown: Dr Angus Bowie
Reader: Barbara Jefford
Producer: Susan Denny

: In Touch

Why are so many blind Beople overweight? annahWrighthasbeen looking at the problem, and presents some possible solutions.
Presenter Peter White Producer THENA HESHEL
Blind listeners can phone in suggestions and comments relating to the programme on 01- [number removed]8.30 10.0 pm

: Kaleidoscope

includes a new exhibition of the work of the revolutionary artist and noct
Vladimir Mayakovsky in Edinburgh. Presenter Michael Oliver Producer ANNE WINDER


Unknown: Vladimir Mayakovsky
Presenter: Michael Oliver
Producer: Anne Winder

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Stephen Milligan reporting and voices and opinions from around the world


Unknown: Stephen Milligan

: A Book at Bedtime

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (7) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's International business report; market trends long wave only

: News

Weather report; forecast followed by an interlude

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