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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenters Brian Redhead and Wendy Jones
6.45* Prayer for the Day THE REV JERRY YOUNGER
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by bryan MARTIN
7.39, 8.30 News headlines
7.45. Thought for the Day


Presenters: Brian Redhead
Presenters: Wendy Jones
Unknown: Rev Jerry Younger
Read By: Bryan Martin

: Yesterday in Parliament

8.57 Weather; travel

: News

: Midweek: Henry Kelly

and his guests mix meaty conversation with some sweet talk and spicy chat. Producer BILL ROGERS


Producer: Bill Rogers

: News

long wave only

: Gardeners' Question Time

long wave only

: Daily Service

nem, p 62: Stand up, and bless the Lord (BBC hb 268); Psalm 36: I Peter
4, vv 1-11 (RSV); Almighty Father, who for us thy Son didst give (BP 4) long wave only

: Morning Story

A Passing of Strangers by JILL NORRIS
Read by Elizabeth Proud ' " This business about people passing like ships in the night is all wrong," he said.
" Did you know that a little of everyone we meet rubs off on us?
" That," he said, is my secret ... and I'm sharing it with you because you're undoubtedly a sensitive lady."


Unknown: Jill Norris
Read By: Elizabeth Proud

: News

followed by travel long wave only

: Baker's Dozen

long wave only

: News

: You and Yours

The Single Parent
3: Looking After The Children
Jenny Danks investigates the problems single parents find in arranging work and holidays.
Presenter Jennl Mills


Unknown: Jenny Danks

: Around the World in 25 Years

12.55 Weather; travel; programme news

: The World at One: News

Presenter Robin Day with voices and topics in and behind the headlines

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

long wave only

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Laura de Vere , including Guest of the Week:
Alan Whicker , world traveller... ptn-upV.Pulp Fiction and PUPPU Lot'C
CHERYL ARMITAGE turns over the pages of the teenage magazines.-
Gel Ready for Battle (5) long wave only


Introduced By: Laura de Vere
Unknown: Alan Whicker
Unknown: Cheryl Armitage

: News

followed by travel

: Afternoon Theatre

Hamish and Max by JAMES CAMERON
Max. heavily dependent on alcohol since the death of his wife. is reduced to writing cheap romantic fiction for a living. Hamish, his son with whom he has a loving relationship. attempts to conceal his father's inadequacies.
BBC Manchester


Unknown: James Cameron
Directed By: Alfred Bradley
Hamish: Nicel Anthony
MaX: Frank Middlemass
El sa: Alison Peebles
Dr Simpson/Barman: Peter Wbeeleh
Peter Davy: Graham Roberts
Man in bar/Parson: Kenneth Alan Taylor
Mrs Dunbar ann rye Mrs Macpherson/Nurse: Fiona Mathieso

: Smith Invades the Capital

A six-part series
3: Parliament and Pornography
Venturing south from his Pennine fastness,
Phil Smith visits Westminster and Soho, and finds that In both places, the yawni have it.
BBC Manchester


Unknown: Phil Smith

: Story Time

The Canon in Residence (2)

: PM

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


Unknown: Robert Williams
Unknown: Susannah Simons

: The Six O'Clock News

Including Financial Report

: My Word!

Apanelgamedevised by TONY SHRYANE and EDWARD J. MASON Dilys Powell and Frank Muir challenge Antonia Fraser and Denis Norden In the Chair
John Julius Norwich
Questions compiled by PETER MOORE
Executive producer BOBBY JAYE


Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: Dilys Powell
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Antonia Fraser
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: John Julius Norwich
Unknown: Peter Moore
Producer: Bobby Jaye

: News

: The Archers

Written by JAMES ROBSON (Repeated: Thurs 1.40 pm) Cast for the week: \
BBC Birmingham


Written By: James Robson
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimors
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Jack Woolley: Arnold Peters
Walter Gabriel: Chris Cittins
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
Sid Perks alan devereux Lucy Perks: Tracey-Jane White
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Clarrle Grundy: Heather Bell
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Mark Hebden: Richard Derrington

: Checkpoint

A weekly investigation Into the problems of listeners, which can include being the victims of unfair dealings, sharp practice, injustice and even fraud.
Presenter Roger Cook


Presenter: Roger Cook

: A Little Bit of Scotland

The story of the Scottish Missions in Malawi, told by missionaries who went there in the 1920s and others who have been Involved with the Churches.
Presented by Michael Kittermaster
' I direct your attention to Africa. I go back to open up a path to commerce and Christianity. Carry on the work that I have begun. I leave it to you.'
' My last six months in Malawi I became assistant to two of the Malawians that I had trained, and this was a great joy to me.'
Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland)
There are all sorts of shortcomings and weaknesses, but Malawi Is more of a Christian country than Scotland is today.'
(PROF JOHN MCCRACKEN ) also taking part
Producer JOHN theocharis


Presented By: Michael Kittermaster
Unknown: Dr Andrew B. Doig
Unknown: Prof John McCracken
Unknown: Professor George Shepperson
Unknown: Dr Andrew Ross
Unknown: Fergus McPherson
Unknown: Mrs Maxwell Robertson
Unknown: Richard Patterson
Unknown: Tom Colvin
Unknown: W. G. Nyirenda
Unknown: Dr S. Chipangwi
Producer: John Theocharis

: File on 4

Major issues, changing attitudes, important events at home and abroad. Reporter Eric Robson
Producer Roger FINNIGAN BBC Manchester


Reporter: Eric Robson
Producer: Roger Finnigan

: Kaleidoscope

reviews the new production of the musical Guys and Dolls at the National Theatre starring Bob Hoskins as Nathan Detroit , organiser of the oldest established crap game in New York; and Curtains!, an exhibition of the ' lost ' theatre of Britain, at the Museum of London.
Presenter Paul Allen Producer ANNE winder


Unknown: Bob Hoskins
Unknown: Nathan Detroit
Presenter: Paul Allen
Producer: Anne Winder

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News-The Budget

After the News The Rt lion Peter Shore , mp, for the Opposition
John Morgan reporting with voices and opinions from around the world.


Unknown: Peter Shore
Unknown: John Morgan

: A Book at Bedtime

A Confederacy of Dunces (13) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

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

: Today in Parliament

long wave only

: News

Weather report and inshore forecast long wave only followed by an interlude

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