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Presenters Brian Redhead and Wendy Jones
6 45* Prayer for the Daw THE REV BARRY ALLCOTT 7 8 0 Today's News Read by BRYAN martin
7.34. 8.30 News headUnes
7.45* Thouflht lor the Day


Presenters: Brian Redhead
Presenters: Wendy Jones
Read By: Bryan Martin

: Yesterday in Parliament

8.57 Weather; travel

: News

: Midweek: Henry Kelly

plus Libby purves with a birthday interview.


Producer: Jenny Danks

: News

: Gardeners' Question Time

Ken Ford invites Bill Sowerbutts
Professor Alan Gemmell and Clay Jones to answer questions which listeners have sent in by post.
BBC Manchester


Unknown: Professor Alan Gemmell
Unknown: Clay Jones

: Daily Service

nem. p 118: Ye choirs of new Jerusalem (BBC hb 116); Psalm 118. vv 13-24; Acts 2. vv 22-33 (rsv); Gracious Spirit. Holy Ghost (BBC hb 153) long wave only

: Morning Story

A Distant Goal written and read by Brian Glanville


Read By: Brian Glanville

: News

followed by travel

: Baker'sDozen

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Bill Breckon


Presenter: Bill Breckon

: Maximum Credible Accident

A new series adapted In
six parts by JOHN HOWLETT from his novel of the same name with 1: Twisting the Dragon's Tail
The Fast Breeder Nuclear Reactor Is without doubt the most efficient source of power yet conceived. It is also potentially by far the most dangerous. Should Britain commit herself to an international alliance to build a commercial version?
Gordon Aylen , a senior civil servant, is asked to prepare a policy document which may well be the deciding factor In his. government's decision. He soon finds himself cast in the uncomfortable role of devil's advocate.
Directed by ROGER PINE BBC Birmingham
12.55 Weather: travel; programme news


Unknown: John Howlett
Unknown: Gordon Aylen
Directed By: Roger Pine
Gordon Ayien: Hugh Dickson
Voice Of MUF: Haydn Jones
Tate: Patricia Gallimore
Dr Martin: Michael N. Harbour
Mary: Patricia Gibson
JOSS: Kerry Shale
ROJty: Kim Durham
PUS: Anthony Benson
MiCk: David Vann
Ashley: Graham Padden
janjee: Hedli Niklaus
EnZO: Terry Molloy
PimlOtt: Terry Coates

: The World at One: News

with Nick Ross


Unknown: Nick Ross

: The Archers

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: News

: Woman's Hour

with Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week: the photographer Terence Donovan
There Were Ten in the Bed ...' RON ALLDRIDGE explores the changing rituals of going to bed. Remembering Louise by ANNA Gilbert , abridged in 11 parts by MADGE HART Read by Corinna Marlowe (1)
(Music: Lennox Berkeley's Symphony No 1)


Unknown: Terence Donovan
Unknown: Ron Alldridge
Unknown: Anna Gilbert
Read By: Corinna Marlowe

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Mother Care by TIM ASTINALL , With and Rose, a sixth-former at a girls' public school In
London, is awaiting the results of a scholarship to Cambridge. When James and Kay, her thoroughly nice middle-class, liberal-minded parents, learn that Rose Is about to become a mother, they aren't quite sure how to react.


Unknown: Tim Astinall
Directed By: Shaun MacLoughlin
Rose: Pctra Markham
Kay: Elizabeth Bell
James: John Rowe
JO: Jenny Twigge
Pat: Judith Arthy
David: John Abineri
Jean: Sarah Benfield
Librarian: Steve Hodson
Harry: Rupert Graves
Terry: Cornelius Garrett
Bus conductor: Tim Bentinck

: Time for Verse

The poet George MacBeth presents poems about animals: Hunting
(Postponed from 5 Mall)


Unknown: George MacBeth
Readers: Ronald Pickup
Readers: Peter Wickham
Producer: Alec Reid

: Youth Rally at Ninian Park, Cardiff

A Youth Rally to celebrate
' His Holiness ' the Pope's visit to Cardiff. Presented by Gerald Prlestland with two studio guests. The scene at Ninian Park Is described by Alun Williams with John Hosken. Peter Jones will be on the motorcade from Ninian Park to Rhoose Airport.
The Holy Father's arrival at the stadium will be greeted by a fanfare.
Opening song: How lovely on the mountains
(Leonard J. Smith )
Presentation and Address The call of Samuel, interpreted in movement and music
(Samuel 3, vv 1-18)
Hymn: Oh the word of my Lord (Damian Lundy ) Presentation prayer
Gospel Processional Song (Ernest Sands)
Gospel: John 15, vv 1-17 Address by the Holy Father
Choir: Motet: Jubilate Deo (Mozart)
Act of Dedication
A scroll will be presented to the Holy Father, during which the following will be sung:
Sing to the world (Patrick Lee , Ernest Sands ) Prayers Blessing
As the Holy Father is driven around the stadium, the young people will sing: The spirit lives to set us free (Damian Lundy )
Give me joy in my heart (trad)
Seek ye first the kingdom of God (Karen Lasserty) We're the church of today (John Marsland , Ernest Sands)
Conductor MARK SHANAHAN Director of Music ERNEST SANDS


Presented By: Gerald Prlestland
Unknown: Alun Williams
Unknown: John Hosken.
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Leonard J. Smith
Unknown: Damian Lundy
Unknown: Patrick Lee
Unknown: Ernest Sands
Unknown: Damian Lundy
Unknown: John Marsland
Organist: Peter Morrison
Conductor: Damian Lundy
Conductor: Mark Shanahan

: PM

Presenters Gordon Clough and Robert Williams on VHF until 5.55
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Presenters: Gordon Clough
Presenters: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

An extended Six O'Clock News to include Hve coverage of the closing ceremony of the Papal visit at Cardiff-Wales Airport, The Pope's farewell message and his departure for Rome. plus Financial Report

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thurs 1.40pm)

: Checkpoint

Presenter Roger Cook
(Repeated; Thurs 9.5 am)


Presenter: Roger Cook

: A World in Common

Eight documentaries
7: Let This Be a Lesson.... Throughout the world children go to school to learn ' the three Rs - - skills they hope will help them obtain a good Job and live a fulfilling life. But such hopes are often frustrated, in the rich 1 North ' as in the poor ' South ' - ' education ' and the needs of the ' real world ' often remain stubbornly separate. How can problems such as these be solved? And what can the schools of the ' North ' and the ' South learn from each other? Written and presented bv Emanuel de Kadt and Daniel Snowman


Unknown: Emanuel de Kadt
Unknown: Daniel Snowman
Producer: Daniel Snowman

: See the Players Wei Bestow'd

These words of Hamlet were quoted by The Prince of Wales when he ooened the new
Shakespeare Memorial Theatre on 23 April 1932 This is a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the theatre at Stratfordupon-Avon and the opening of the new London home of the Royal Shakespeare
Company at the Barbican. An exploration of the flowering of a small provincial festival into one of the finest theatrical companies in the world, with the aid of the BBC Sound Archives and contemporary interviews.
Past and present members of the Company - actors, directors and designers - take part.
Written and narrated by John Bott
Martin Jenkins
Producer IAN cotterell


Unknown: John Bott
Interviewer: Martin Jenkins
Producer: Ian Cotterell

: Persona Grata

First of three programmes Johnny Morris talks about three of his favourite humorous characters from fiction.
Producer BRIAN PATTEN BBC Bristol


Talks: Johnny Morris
Producer: Brian Patten

: Kaleidoscope

Includes reviews of Talley's Folly, a romantic drama by Pulitzer Prize winner Lanford Wilson , starring Hayley Mills and Jonathan Pryce and the Spltalfields Summer
Festival which includes performances of Armide by Gluck at Christ Church.
Presenter Chris Pawling Producer john POWELL


Unknown: Lanford Wilson
Unknown: Hayley Mills
Unknown: Jonathan Pryce
Presenter: Chris Pawling
Producer: John Powell

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

John Morgan reporting


Unknown: John Morgan

: Men of Property

: A Book at Bedtime

The Quiet American (8) long wave onlu

: The Financial World Tonight

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: Today in Parliament

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: News

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