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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6-25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenters John Timpson and Brian Redhead
6.45* Prayer for the Day
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
Read by PAULINE BUSHNELL 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]

With the price of clothes going up all the time. more and more people are starting to try their hand at dressmaking for themselves or their children. Betty Foster has been teaching people to sew for many years and is an expert in all aspects of dressmaking and tailoring.
So if you'd like advice on how to make a start in dressmaking, or help with more complicated
Problems ring Tuesday Call. Teresa McGonagle is in the Chair. Produced by the Woman's Hour unit
Lines open from 8.0 am


Unknown: Betty Foster
Unknown: Teresa McGonagle

: News

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: From Our Own Correspondent

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: Daily Service

NEM, p 97; We love the place (BP 95): Psalm 119, pt 6; I Corinthians 12, vv 1-11 (AV); Spread, 0 spread, thou mighty word (BBC HB 182) long wave only

: Morning Story

Peggy's House by ROBERT JAMES Read by Patrick Brannigan
Producer JUDITH ELLIOTT BBC Northern Ireland


Unknown: Robert James
Read By: Patrick Brannigan

: News

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: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Paula's Tape by BONY ROBINSON
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Unknown: Bony Robinson

: Wildlife

' Can hedgehogs continue to breathe if they hibernate under several feet of frozen snow? '
Roger Lovegrove. Valerie Brown and Peter Ferns answer some frosty midwinter enquiries.
Presenter Derek Jones Producer BRIAN LEITH BBC Bristol
(Repeated. Sat 3.5 pm) long wave only


Unknown: Roger Lovegrove.
Unknown: Valerie Brown
Unknown: Peter Ferns
Presenter: Derek Jones

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Bill Breckon


Presenter: Bill Breckon

: Quote.... Unquote

Nigel Rees invites lelia Haddon Rula Lenska
Arthur Marshall and Paul Tluroux to identify quotations famous and obscure, and to share their favourites. Quotations read by RONALD FLETCHER
(Repeated: Wed 10.30 pm) 12 55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Rula Lenska
Unknown: Arthur Marshall
Unknown: Paul Tluroux
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

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: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor, including:
Food on the Cheap: Gail Duff on how to eat well at low cost. (2) Soups and Starters.
Short Sharp Shock: juvenile offenders can be sent to Attendance Centres by the Magistrates Courts for a maximum of 24 hours, in two-hour sessions. Yet most of the boys who attend them do not reappear in the courts again. Margaret Percy investigates how these centres work.
Stepping (10) long wave only


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Gail Duff
Unknown: Margaret Percy

: News

: Bleak House


: Places of Pilgrimage

In the last programme in the present series,
Bernard Jackson visits
San Giovanni Rotondo in southern Italy, where Padre Pio lived and worked: and discusses with Dr Anthony Clare and Fr Michael Hollings some aspects of Christian pilgrimage.


Unknown: Bernard Jackson
Unknown: San Giovanni Rotondo
Unknown: Dr Anthony Clare
Unknown: Fr Michael Hollings
Producer: Anne Howells

: Common's Sense

John Mapplebcck examines George Orwell 's cultural, intellectual and political debt to the Tyneside working-class writer Jack Common. author of Kiddar's Luck. BBC Manchester


Unknown: John Mapplebcck
Unknown: George Orwell
Unknown: Jack Common.

: Story Time

An Old Captivity (7)

: 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

Half-an-hour of reports from the BBC newsmen around the world includingFinancial Report

: Never Too Late

Thora Hird
Avis Bunnage Megs Jenkins in The Last Dance with Joe Gladwin Lockwood West
Written by TERRY GREGSON Producer EDWARD TAYLOR (Rptd: Thurs 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Thora Hird
Unknown: Avis Bunnage
Unknown: Megs Jenkins
Unknown: Joe Gladwin
Written By: Terry Gregson
Producer: Edward Taylor

: News

: The Archers

(Repealed: Wed 1.40 ptn)

: Medicine Now

Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care - from the research laboratory and the operating theatre to the GP'S surgery.
Producer JULIAN BROWN (Repeated: Sat 2.35 pm)


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Julian Brown

: Animal Language

In the 25th year of the BBC's Natural History Unit-a series in 26 parts narrator
David Attenborough 3: Killer Whales and Dolphins -
In 340 BC Aristotle wrote that dolphins produce squeaks and moans. In AD 1982 we still don t know how they do it, or indeed, what the sounds mean.
Professor Ken Norris and Sharron Brownley of the University of California at Santa Cruz, with Hawaiian spinner dolphins, and John Ford of the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, with killer whales, attempt to unravel the mystery of dolphin sounds.


Narrator: David Attenborough
Unknown: Professor Ken Norris
Unknown: Sharron Brownley
Unknown: John Ford

: Snapping

The Conversion Phenomenon
The activities of various religious cults have aroused widespread controversy. Critics say the cults are dangerous and brainwash their converts.
Gill Brown investigates the techniques and results of the work of these groups - some large, others small - and talks to former members who claim their minds ' snapped ' by a brainwashing process that changed their entire personalities and behaviour.


Unknown: Gill Brown

: In Touch

Educational Holidays
A preview of some of the special summer schools for blind people.
Presenter Jane Finnis 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 Room 816, Broadcasting House, London W14 1AA


Presenter: Jane Finnis
Producer: Thena Heshel

: Kaleidoscope

includes Ragtime, a new film directed by Milos Forman , based on E. L. Doctorow 's novel about
America in 1906. The cast includes James Cagney Donald O'Connor , Pat O'Brien and Norman Mailer.
Presenter Edwin Mullins Producer JOHN BOUNDY
9.59 Weather


Directed By: Milos Forman
Unknown: E. L. Doctorow
Unknown: James Cagney
Unknown: Donald O'Connor
Unknown: Pat O'Brien
Unknown: Norman Mailer.
Presenter: Edwin Mullins
Producer: John Boundy

: The World Tonight: News

with Alexander MacLeod and voices and opinions from around the world


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: A Book at Bedtime

Charmed Lives (7) long ware only

: The Financial World Tonight

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: News

Weather report: forecast followed by an interlude

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