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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenters Brian Redhead and John TimpsoneDay
7.0,8,0 Today's NewS
Read bV laurie MACMILLAN
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7,45* Thought for the Datf


Presenters: Brian Redhead
Presenters: John Timpsoneday

: Yesterday in Parliament

8.57 Weather; travel

: News

: Checkpoint

A weekly investigation into the problems of listeners, which can include being the victims of unfair dealings, itiiis
Presenter Roger Cooktn )
(Broadcast Wed 7.20 P long wave only


Presenter: Roger Cooktn

: The Living World , , . and Beyond?

Worn Star Trek to Doctor
Who, aliens from outer space' exercise the popular Imagination, But could creatures exist elsewhere in the universe? Might life on earth have come from space? Caroline Parsons
Investigates the boundary between science and fiction, with the help Of
Chandra wickratnasinghe,
Graham Cairns-Smith. Gary Hunt and John Maynard Smith. producerbbianleith BBCBristol
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Unknown: Caroline Parsons
Unknown: Gary Hunt
Unknown: John Maynard Smith.

: News

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: Newseries Town Hall Rules OK?

In the first of six programmer, Nigel Rees finds out how local government works. He asks what local councils do and how well they're doing it and. by talking to councillors, officials and ratepayers, discovers there's more to democracy than emptying dustbins. This week: What's wrong withtherates'
Reporter Kevin Mulhern Producer MAGGIE REDFEHN long wave only


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Reporter: Kevin Mulhern
Producer: Maggie Redfehn

: Daily Service

nem, p 42; Christ be with me (BBChb 136); Psalm
84; 1 Peter 2, vv 4-12 (RSV); How sweet the name of Jesus sounds (BBC hb 142) long wave only

: Morning Story

Butter Cookies by JO GILL Read by Ann Rye
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Read By: Ann Rye
Producer: Gillian Hush

: News

followed by travel long wave only

: File on 4

Major issues, changing attitudes, important events at home and abroad.
Reporter Michael Robinson Producer MAX EASTERMAN BBC Manchester
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Reporter: Michael Robinson
Producer: Max Easterman

: Enquire Within

with Nell Landor
Producer ANNE MORRISON long wave only


Unknown: Nell Landor
Producer: Anne Morrison

: News

: You and Yours

Including JILL TODD and the BBC Shopping Basket Presenter Bill Breckon


Unknown: Jill Todd
Presenter: Bill Breckon

: Brain of Britain 1982

12.55 Weather; travel; programme news

: 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 Sign Posts: new trends in feminine finance described by LORNA BOURKE.
Children's Books and Writers: ELAINE moss and BERNARD ASHLEY review some new books and meet writer VIVIEN ALCOCK. Get Ready for Battle by RUTH PRAWER JHABVALA abridgedin15parts by JANET QUIGLEY
Read by Sam Dastor (1) Gulzari Lal is divorced. His mistress Kusum doesn't live in the house, but comes almost every day. But lately she has curtailed her visits. It is a deliberate change of tactics. Kusum is tired of being a mistress. She wants to be a wife.
(Music: Shankar'sDehati) long wave only


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Lorna Bourke.
Unknown: Bernard Ashley
Unknown: Vivien Alcock.
Unknown: Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Unknown: Janet Quigley
Read By: Sam Dastor
Read By: Gulzari Lal

: News

followed by travel

: Afternoon Theatre

The Garden by BOB EATON UnemployedTerrytakes over the garden of his rich acquaintance Brian. Gardens have to be tended in winter as well as summer however, and when Terry gets a job on an oil rig in Scotland, his wifeBarbaralooksafter the garden. Her vegetable patch becomes the scene of many an interesting confrontation.
Directed by PAT TRUEMAN BBC Manchester


Garden By: Bob Eaton
Directed By: Pat Trueman
Barbara: Kathy Jamieson
Terry: Ian Hastings
Susie: Wendy Murray
Brian: Sean Arnold

: Home Base

A weekly look at some of the people and places that don't always make the national headlines.

: Bookshelf

: Story Time

Welsh Fargo 9: The Chase

: PM

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


Unknown: Susannah Simons
Unknown: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

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

: Any Answers?

Introduced by David Jacobs
Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol


Introduced By: David Jacobs
Producer: Carole Stone

: It's a Bargain

Norman Tozer with how to get the best value for your hard-earned cash. (Repeated: Sat 7.50 am)


Unknown: Norman Tozer

: News

: The Archers

Written by MARY CUTLER Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham
See Letters: page 79


Written By: Mary Cutler
Peggy: June Spencer
: Jutpatricia Greene
Shula: Judy Bennett
Laura: Betty McDowall
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
) Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seviile
Sid Perks: Alan Devreux
LUCy: Tracey-Jane White
Martha: Mollie Harris
Joe Grundy: Haydn Jones
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Heather Bell
Colonel Danby: Ballard Berkeley

: Time for Verse

Charles Matz discusses the nature of poetry as sound.
Readers ANTHONY hyde and EVE KARPF
Producer ALEC REID


Unknown: Charles Matz
Producer: Alec Reid

: Kaleidoscope

includes reviews of We'll Meet Again, the ITV drama series starring Susannah York as a doctor in wartime
Suffolk; and Mad Max U. a new Australian film set In a fuel-short world populated by biker war-lords.
Presenter Paul Vaughan Producer RICHARD DUNN


Presenter: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Richard Dunn

: Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra

conducted by Marlss Jansons direct from The Guildhall, Southampton
Eva Knardahl (piano) Part 1
Greig from Music to Peer Gynt: Morning-mood, Anitra's Dance, Peer
Gynt's Homecoming - A Stormy Evening by the Coast, Solveig's Song, In the Hall of the Mountain King
Rachmanlnov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganinl


Conducted By: Marlss Jansons
Unknown: Rachmanlnov Rhapsody

: * Of Ships and Sealing-Wax ... Textiles and Pigs

John Simpson , Senior Lecturer in the Department of Economics, Queen's University,
Belfast, examines the hopes for the economy of Northern Ireland and its achievements, from the successful 1960s to the depressed 1980s. What has been the effect of its position within the European community? Producer MARTIN SMITH BBC Northern Ireland


Unknown: John Simpson

: Concert

Part 2
Sibelius Symphony No 1, Op 39 in E minor BBC Bristol followed by an interlude

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

John Morgan reporting


Unknown: John Morgan

: A Book at Bedtime

A Confederacy of Dunces (9) long waue only

: The Financial World Tonight

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: Today in Parliament

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: News

Weather report; forecast long wave only followed by an Interlude

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