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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 THE REV MICHAEL MAYNE
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
Unknown: Michael Mayne
Read By: Pauline Bushnell

: Yesterday in Parliament

8.57 Weather; travel

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

Make the Most of Your Money
If you're not sure whether your savings would be best off in the bank, building society
Post Office or under the mattress or how to leave your property to your heirs rather than the Chancellor of the Exchequer, why not ring certified accountant Mavis Mouilln and John Davis Investment Editor of The Observer, who will be with Sue MacGregor in the studio to tackle your questions.
Produced by the Woman's Hour unit
Lines open from 8.0 am


Unknown: Mayis Mouilln
Unknown: John Davis
Unknown: Sue MacGregor

: News

long wave only

: From Our Own Correspondent

long wave only

: Daily Service

NEM, p 110; 0 brother man, fold to thy heart
(BBC HB 376); Psalm 16; I John 3, v 18 to 4, v 6 (av); Lord. thy word hath taught (BP 58) long wave only

: Morning Story

The Barber by ROBERT NYE
Read by Tom Watson
Producer BRUCE YOUNG BBC Scotland


Unknown: Robert Nye
Read By: Tom Watson
Producer: Bruce Young

: News

followed by travel long wave only

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

An Arranged Marriage by HELENA OSBORNE
long wave only


Unknown: Helena Osborne

: Wildlife

What does the young cuckoo eat once it has left its adopted nest? Does it revert to its normal diet? '
Keith Corbett.
Michael Clegg and Stephen Sutton regale themselves with your offerings.
Presenter Derek Jones Producer BRIAN LEITH BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat 3.5 pm) long wave only


Unknown: Keith Corbett.
Unknown: Michael Clegg
Unknown: Stephen Sutton
Presenter: Derek Jones

: News

: You and Yours

Including A New
Retirement Homer
2: Living with the Family Andy Price reports on people who have moved in with their families on retirement.
Presenter Jennl Mills


Unknown: Andy Price

: Detective

Stories of crime and detection by Robert Barr
Two on the Run
(Repeated: Wed 10.30 pm)
12.5S Weather; travel; programme news


Written by: Robert Barr
Producer: Martin Fisher
Det Sgt Brook: Ray Brooks
Det Con Maxton: Christopher Blake
Chief Insp Roach: Stephen Yardley
Det Con Harrison: Peter Cleall
Judy: Jacqueline Tong
Det Sgt Kelly: John Judd
James Clark: Gary Cady
Anna Lewis: Emily Morgan
Drayton: Stephen Garlick

: 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 MacGregor , including
Your Good Health: yaba BADGE continues to investigate the recognition, treatment and prevention of alcoholism.
Set a Bug to Catch a Bug: PETER 8LACKBURNE-MAZE tells JANE FINNIS how gardeners are combating one pest with another.
Get Ready for Battle (14) long wave only


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Jane Finnis

: News

followed by travel

: Bleak House


: Ebdon's England

John Ebdon offers some oblique reflections on the idiosyncracies of his fellow countrymen.


Unknown: John Ebdon

: The Violin Makers

British-made violins are no longer a curiosity, but admired and played by many musicians. Some of the growing number of makers in this country consider their craft.
I don't believe there are any secrets in violin. making, but it's an amazing thing that two instruments, made exactly in the same dimensions, by the same person, with wood from the same tree, can sound entirely different.'
(PATRICIA NAISMITH , violin maker and teacher)
BBC Manchester


Violin: Patricia Naismith
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Story Time

The Canon in Residence by VICTOR L. WHITECHURCH abridged in ten parts by PAUL NICHOLSON
Read by ALAN HOWARD (10)


Unknown: Victor L. Whitechurch
Unknown: Paul Nicholson
Read By: Alan Howard
Producer: Peter King

: PM

Presenters Robert Williams and Valerie Singleton on VHF until 5.55
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only S.55 Weather; programme newt


Presenters: Robert Williams
Presenters: Valerie Singleton

: The Six O'Clock News

Including Financial Report

: Brain of Britain 1982

Chairman Robert Robinson 5: SOUTH OF ENGLAND Christopher Turner (dental surgeon) Hilary Wilson
(part-time tutor) Dr John Pusey
(civil service scientist) Ian Luder
(chartered accountant)
Including Beat the Brains Devised by JOHN P. WYNN Questions set by IAN GILLIES
(Repeated: Thurs 12.27pm)


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Hilary Wilson
Unknown: Dr John Pusey
Unknown: Ian Luder
Unknown: John P. Wynn
Unknown: Ian Gillies
Producer: Richard Edis

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wed 1.40 pm)

: Medicine Now

Geoff Watts reports
Producer Deborah COHEN (Repeated: Sat 2.35 pm)


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: Stem Animal Language

In the 25th year of the BBC's Natural History Unit - a series in 26 parts
David Attenborough 8: Song Dialects
Chaffinches in the Orkneys sing a slightly different song from those in Sussex - they have different dialects. How do these dialects develop and what function do they serve? Peter Slater of Sussex
University, Peter Marler of Rockefeller University, New York, and Robert Payne of the University of Michigan consider local variations in bird song. Producer MICHAEL BRIGHT BBC Bristol


Narrator: David Attenborough
Unknown: Peter Slater
Unknown: Peter Marler
Unknown: Robert Payne

: The Fall of the Shah

2: Facing the inevitable In November 1978. the forces opposed to the Shah of Iran were unstoppable. Even martial law had failed to stem the revolutionary tide. In Washington, the Shah's powerful
American backers were
In total confusion, unable to agree on how best to save the regime. Inevitably power was handed over to a civilian government and the Shah himself was forced into exile, a broken man.
In the second of two programmes,David wheeler recalls the traumatic last moments of the Shah's rule with those who helped shape events at the time. Producer TOM READ
(Repeated: Fri 11.5 am)

: In Touch

Walter Thornton explains why he thinks it would be valuable to build up a national resource centre, showing models of famous buildings, town plans and other geographical features.
Presenter Peter White
Producer Thena Heshel
Listeners can phone in suggestions and comments or check information 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 WIA 1AA


Unknown: Walter Thornton
Presenter: Peter White

: Kaleidoscope

Includes reviews of Philoctetes by Sophocles, at the Royal Exchange
Theatre.Manchester;and Mid-Century Man , a first novel by Arthur Hopcraft.
Presenter Richard Mayne


Unknown: Mid-Century Man
Novel By: Arthur Hopcraft.
Presenter: Richard Mayne
Unknown: Richard Bannerman

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Stephen Milllgan reporting


Unknown: Stephen Milllgan

: Semi-Circles

: A Book at Bedtime

Gorky Park (7) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Today in Parliament

long wave only

: News

Weather report; forecast long wave only followed by an interlude

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