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: News Briefing

: Farming Week

An East Anglian edition presented by Leslie Cottington
6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only


Presented By: Leslie Cottington

: Today

Presenters John Timpson and Chris Lowe
6.45* Prayer for the Day
With METROPOLITAN ANTHONY, Archbishop of Sourozh
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 Timpson
Presenters: Chris Lowe
Read By: Colin Doran
Editor: Julian Holland

: The Week on 4

with Charles Colvlle


Unknown: Charles Colvlle

: John Ebdon

continues his investigations of the BBC Sound Archives but once again comes to no serious conclusion.
(Repeated: Fri 11.45 pm)
8.57 Weather; travel

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

from Cambridge
Fifty-five minutes of live and lively conversation to cheer you at home and our invited audience in the Arts Theatre in Cambridge.
Educated guest appearance by Kenneth Robinson


Unknown: Kenneth Robinson
Producer: Peter Estall

: News

: Money Box

A Question of Money
As part of Radio 4's East Anglian Week the Money Box team takes to the road to answer questions on personal finance put by listeners in Cambridge. The panel
Louise Botting
Philip Hardman
Christopher Gilchrlst Vincent Duggleby A Financial World Tonight production long wave only


Unknown: Louise Botting
Unknown: Philip Hardman
Unknown: Christopher Gilchrlst
Unknown: Vincent Duggleby

: Daily Service

NEM p 5: Ye watchers
(BBC HB 288); Psalm 47; Acts 3. v 16 to 4. v 4
(RSV); To the name of our salvation (BBC HB 284) long wave only

: Morning Story

Winners of the East of England Writers' Competition
You've Got to be Practical by EVE SPENCE Read bv
Patrick Troushton


Unknown: Patrick Troushton

: News

followed by travel long wave only

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston visits Glemsford. Suffolk
Set in the luscious Suffolk countrvside. Glemsford is a pretty and industrious village. It boasts a unique horsehair factory, a silk mill and a brand-new village hall.
Producer SARAII PITT BBC Bristol
long wave only


Unknown: Brian Johnston

: Poetry Please!

Presented by Dannie Abse
Producer BRIAN PATTEN BBC Bristol long wave only


Presented By: Dannie Abse
Presented By: Readers Martin Jarvis
Presented By: Pauline Wynn
Producer: Brian Patten

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Jennl Mills Editor JOHN GETGOOD

: The Day Job

Terry Wogan , mindful of his mother's warnings on the uncertainties of showbusiness. searches for a secure day job - preferably one with prospects and a late-morning start.
Conscious that Wogan's Winner more often enriches the bookmaker than the punter. Terry tries his hand as a turf accountant at Ncwburv Races.
U.55 Weather: travel; programme news


Unknown: Terry Wogan
Unknown: Libby Spurrier

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast lona wave only

: News

long wave onlu

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor including during the week some Talking Point discussions. Your Letters and other topics.
Among these today
Beaky, the General and 350: BURTON-PAGEROBIN PAGE meets just a few of the deliberatelyoi accidentally-mutilated swans that LEN BAKER restores to health in Norfolk.
Gadgets Galore: DAPHNE METLAND looks at ice-cream makers.
Remembering Louise by ANNA GILBERT abridged in 11 parts by MADGE HART Read by CORINNA MARLOWE (4) Editor WYN KROWLES long wave only


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Introduced By: Robin Page
Unknown: Len Baker
Unknown: Madge Hart Read
Unknown: Corinna Marlowe
Editor: Wyn Krowles

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Keep it Dark by JOHN ASHE
Being the wife of an up-and-coming junior minister. Julie is vulnerable to blackmail, and is caught in the net of a master blackmailer over her affair with Peter Drewe. Then a fellow blackmail victim proposes that they join forces ...
Directed by BRIAN MILLER BBC Bristol


Unknown: John Ashe
Unknown: Peter Drewe.
Directed By: Brian Miller
Julie: Susan Penhallgon
Bowen: Peter Miles
Mrs Lyne: Pip Hinton
Cadle: Peter Copley
Philip: James Cosmo
Drewe: Nick Chilbers
Cooper: Stanley Lebor
Lawrence: Roger Bizley

: History Reflected

Three programmes of poetry and prose compilod and presented by JOHN CARROLL
2: The Battle of Waterloo Readers
Producer ALEC REID


Presented By: John Carroll
Readers: Michael Tudor Barnes
Readers: Miranda Forbes
Readers: David McAlister
Producer: Alec Reid

: Story Time

: PM

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


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Gordon Clough

: The Six O'Clock News

President Reagan arrives at Windsor Castle where he will stay as guest of HM The Queen.
The BBC's Court
Correspondent David McNeil describes the arrival followed by an inspection of a guard of honour including Financial Report


Unknown: David McNeil

: The News Quiz

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tues 1.40 pm)

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

(Revised repeat of 9.5am)

: The Monday Play

A Night Out with the Boys by FREDERICK HARRISON 9 December 1980.
John Lennon has been shot in New York. Chris phones his mate Charlie in Hull and suggests a reunion of the lads.
Lennon, the acknowledged leader of their generation is dead. Will their night out turn into a wake or a celebration of a new age?
Directed by PAT TRUEMAN BBC Manchester


Unknown: Frederick Harrison
Unknown: John Lennon
Directed By: Pat Trueman
Chris: Alec Sabin
Charlie: Christian Rodska
Ronnie: Joseph Peters
Ernie: Edward Peel
Janice: Sally Gibson
Gary: Ian Mercer
DOriS: Mary Cunningham
Ticket collector/Barman: Roger Phillips
Policeman/Security man: Brian Southwood
Ambulance man: Tim Barker

: Kaleidoscope

includes reviews of A
Night Out with the Boys, Radio 4's Monday Play; The Life and Times of Gregori Rasputin by Alex de Jonge; and a report from New York on the Tony Awards. Broadway's version of the Oscars, which were announced last night.
Presenter Natalie Wheen Producer


Presenter: Natalie Wheen
Unknown: Clare Selerie-Grey
Editor: Rosemary Hart

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

with Alexander MacLeod Editor KEN GOUDIE


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod
Editor: Ken Goudie

: Science Now

Presented by Peter Evans Producer DEBORAH COHEN


Presented By: Peter Evans
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: A Book at Bedtime

The Quiet American (11) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Today in Parliament

long wave only

: Sideways a Bit

A quite probable story written and read by Leonard Barras
' One day Kenneth Tully founded the Ilereward
Appreciation Association, and in case nobody noticed, he also took over the moribund Agnostic Society, restoring it to a healthy state of vacillation, when it had for years been beset by beliefs.'
BBC Manchester long wave only


Read By: Leonard Barras
Unknown: Kenneth Tully
Producer: Gillian Hush

: News

Weather report; forecast long wave only followed by an interlude

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