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: News Briefing

News, weather, papers and sport

: 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 Tlmpson and Wendy Jones
6.45* Prayer for the Day With DOM EDMUND JONES
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by COLIN DORAN
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45' Thought for the Day Editor JULIAN Holland


Presenters: John Tlmpson
Presenters: Wendy Jones
Unknown: Dom Edmund Jones
Read By: Colin Doran
Editor: Julian Holland

: The Week on 4

A look ahead with Dilly Barlow


Unknown: Dilly Barlow

: Glyn Worsnip

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

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

Fifty-five minutes of unpredictable and lively conversation from the fiersonalities who will be n the news this week. Producer peter estall

: News

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: Money Box

long wave only

: Daily Service

nem 54; Breathe on me, breathofGod(BBChb
1481: Psalm 48: I Peter 3. vv 1-12 (nsv); To thee, 0 comforter divine (BBC HB 164) long wave only

: Morning Story

When the Waters Came by ROSAMUND LEHMANN
Read by Anna Sharkey ' The thaw came not gradually but with violence, overnight. By the afternoon, the village street was gone, and a turbulent flood raced between the cottages. The farm was beleagured. Wherever you looked, living waters leaped with overlapping voices. She felt light-headed, dizzy, as if she. too. must be swept oft and dissolved... Producer mitcu raper


Unknown: Rosamund Lehmann
Read By: Anna Sharkey

: News

followed by travel long wave only

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston visits Saddleworth, Lancs
long wave only


Unknown: Brian Johnston

: Poetry Please!

Some of the poetry requested by Radio 4 listeners.
Presented by Charles Causley
Producer brian Patten BBCBristol
(Repeated: Fri 4.5 pm) Requests to:
Poetry Please
BBC Bristol BSS 2LR long wave only


Presented By: Charles Causley
Presented By: Readers Peter Jeffrey
Presented By: Rosalind Shanks
Producer: Brian Patten

: News

: You and Yours

News. views and advice for consumers.
The Sinple Parent inaseriesoffiveItems, Jenny Danks examines the practical problems facing one-parent families, and asks what help Is available.
1: Money Problems
Presenter Jennl Mills Editor JOHN GETGOOD


Unknown: Jenny Danks
Editor: John Getgood

: Semi-Circles: In A Nice Area

[Starring] Paula Wilcox as Helen and David Wood as Ben
The improving story of life and improving times in an improving neighbourhood.
(Repeated, Tues 10.30 pm)

12.55 Weather; travel; programme news


Writer: Simon Brett
Producer: Pete Atkin
Helen: Paula Wilcox
Ben: David Wood
Mrs Kelly: Pat Heywood
Alastair: Bruce Alexander
Roger Parkin-Smith: Ben Aris
Mo Parkin-Smith: Penelope Nice
Mr Mukerjee: Tariq Yunus

: The World at One: News

Presenter Brian Wldlake with voices and topics in and behind the headlines


Presenter: Brian Wldlake

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

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: Woman's Hour

introduced by Laura de Vere
including during the week some Talking Point discussions, Your Letters and other topics.
Among these today:
It's my Delight on a Shiny Night: CINDY SELBY goes on the trail of the poacher.
Emergence of an Exhibition: TONY BARNFIELD looks at the planning and preparations for the Daily Mail Ideal Home Exhibition.
"Get Ready for Battle" by RUTH PRAWER JHABVALA abridged in 15 parts by JANET QUIGLEY
Read by SAM DASTOR (3)
The Woman's Hour Book, £6.50 from booksellers
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Introduced by: Laura de Vere
Reporter: Cindy Selby
Reporter: Tony Barnfield
Author of story: Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Abridged by: Janet Quigley
Reader: Sam Dastor
Editor: Wyn Knowles

: News

followed by travel

: Afternoon Theatre

Sarah and Annie - 1910 by SANDRA FREEMAN


Unknown: Sandra Freeman

: Scene from a Bridge

Celia Thomson visits London to survey the view from Tower Bridge with the novelist Gillian Tindall.
Producer Gillian hush BBC Manchester


Unknown: Celia Thomson
Unknown: Gillian Tindall.

: Story Time

The Canon in Residence by Victor L. Whitechurch abridged in ten parts by PAUL NICHOLSON
Read by Alan Howard (1) The Rev John Smith goes on a holiday to
Switzerland. There he meets a gentleman who steals his clothes. Very soon The Rev Smith gets a reputation for gambling, drinking and other things. Producer peter king
(Alan Howard is an Associate Artist of the Royal Shakespeare Company)


Read By: Alan Howard
Unknown: John Smith
Unknown: Rev Smith
Unknown: Alan Howard

: PM

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


Unknown: Gordon Clough
Unknown: Valerie Singleton

: The Six O'Clock News

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)

: The Monday Play

And a Nightingale Sang....
A radio adaptation by c. P. TAYLOR from his stage play
A Newcastle family suffers all the deprivations of wartime, but one of them actually gains from the experience.
BBC Manchester


Unknown: C. P. Taylor
Directed By: Caroline Smith
Helen: Catherine Terris
George: Stephen Hancock
Andie: James Garbutt
Joyce: Adhienne Frank
Mam: Anne Jameson
EriC: Christian Rodska
Norman: Russell Dixon

: Kaleidoscope

Includes a review of Whose Life is it Anyway? , the film version of Brian Clark 's successful stage play starring Richard Dreyfuss as the young sculptor who is left paralysed after a car crash.
Presenter Richard Mayne Producer


Unknown: Brian Clark
Unknown: Richard Dreyfuss
Presenter: Richard Mayne
Producer: Clare Selerie-Grey
Editor: Rosemary Hart

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

with Alexander MacLeod and voices and opinions from around the world Editor KEN GOUDIE


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod
Editor: Ken Goudie

: Science Now

Presented by Peter Evans What is happening in science? A weekly review of discoveries and developments from the world's leading laboratories.
Producer deborah cohen


Presented By: Peter Evans
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: A Book at Bedtime

A Confederacy of Dunces (11) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

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

: Today in Parliament

long wave only

: News

Weather report; forecast long wave only followed by an interlude

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