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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only


Unknown: Leslie Cottington

: Today

Presenters John Timpson and Brian Redhead
S.45' Prayer for the Day With DR FRED MILSON
6.55, 7.55 Weather forecast
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
7.25', 8.25* Sport
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament
8.57 Weather; travel


Presenters: John Timpson
Presenters: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Dr Fred Milson
Read By: Pauline Bushnell

: News

: Tuesday Call[number removed]

Wildlife Begins at Home
A variety of birds, insects, mammals and reptiles are all around us in our parks and gardens as well as the countryside. How can we best appreciate, observe and encourage them? And with the onset of wintry weather, how can we give them practical help?
Put any questions you may have about wildlife to Mike Everett of The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, and naturalist Tony Soper. Judith Chalmers is in the Chair. Produced by the Woman's Hour unit
Lines open from 8.0 am


Unknown: Mike Everett
Unknown: Tony Soper.
Unknown: Judith Chalmers

: News

long wave only

: From Our Own Correspondent

long wave only

: Morning Story

Dog Watch written and read by Gwyneth Owen
' Your mind's a mess.
You've forgotten how to trust ... We dogs fit into creation, have our place In lt. You don't.' Producer
HERBERT WILLIAMS BBC Wales long wave only


Read By: Gwyneth Owen
Unknown: Herbert Williams

: Daily Service

NEM, p 122; My God, how wonderful thou art (BBC HB 12); Psalm 40; Luke 17. vv 20-32 (NEB);
Immortal, invisible, God only wise (BBC HB 10)

: News

followed by travel long wave only

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Silence Can Be Expensive by PATRICE CHAPLIN
long wave only


Unknown: Patrice Chaplin

: Wildlife

Cygnets, shamrocks and colour-blindness in animals - listeners' topics taken up by this week's team of naturalists.
Malcolm Coe , Glyn Jones and Bruce Campbell.
Presented by Derek Jones Producer ANNE BLAIR GOULD
BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat 3.5 pm) long wave only


Unknown: Malcolm Coe
Unknown: Glyn Jones
Unknown: Bruce Campbell.
Presented By: Derek Jones
Producer: Anne Blair Gould

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Jenni Mills


Presenter: Jenni Mills

: Semi-Circles

Paula Wilcox as Helen and David Wood as Ben in A Complete Break with Pat Heywood as Mrs Kelly
Tony Mlllan as Alastair Stuart Organ as Kevin Miranda Forbes as Maureen and Robert Rietty as the doctor
' Ben's exhausted. He's been working terribly hard recently. They're building up to the launch of a new bedtime drink. And as if that weren't enough, the company's just introduced a computer to cut down their workload ..."
Written by SIMON BRETT Producer PETE ATKIN
(Rptd: Thurs 6.30 pm)
12.55 Weather; travel: programme news


Unknown: Paula Wilcox
Unknown: David Wood
Unknown: Pat Heywood
Unknown: Mrs Kelly
Unknown: Tony Mlllan
Unknown: Kevin Miranda Forbes
Unknown: Robert Rietty
Written By: Simon Brett
Producer: Pete Atkin

: The World at One: News

Presenter Sir Robin Day

: A Party Political Broadcast

by the Labour Party

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

long wave only

: Woman's Hour

with Sue MacGregor
Santa's Book List - On Humour:
KATHARINE WHITEHORN and STEPHEN PILE discuss their selection of books with BARBARA MYERS.
Heaven at Your Feett BERNARD JACKSON Visits Jamaica.
The Stepsisters by PAMELA STREET abridged in nine parts by ELIZABETH BRADBURY
Read by DIANA OLSSON (9) (Music: Mathias' Wind Quintet) long wave only


Unknown: Katharine Whitehorn
Unknown: Elizabeth Bradbury
Read By: Diana Olsson

: News

: Germinal

The last of five parts dramatised by DAVID HOPKINS
Tragedy has cut deeply into the miners' community of Le Voreux. Souvarine, however, has a plan to bring the mine owners to their knees. Narrator PAT CONNELL
Directed by KAY PATRICK BBC Manchester
(Recordings made at the Mining Museum,
Chatterley Whitfield. and the slate mines at
Ltechwedd and Glodd/a Ganol)


Translated By: Leonard Tancock
Dramatised By: David Hopkins
Directed By: Kay Patrick
Unknown: Chatterley Whitfield.
Étienne: Peter Pacey
Bonnemort: Harry Beety
Catherine: Beverly Foster
Maheude: Ann Rye
GrtgOire: Geoffrey Banks
Céclle: Linda Gardner
Négrel: Gordon Dulieu
Souvarine: Christopher Ravenscroft
Chaval: Brian Southwood
Levaque: James Tomlinson
Zacharie: Colin Meredith
Mme Grggoire: Lorraine Peters
Hennebeau: Hugh Dickson
Deneulin: Simon Molloy
Richomme: Martin Oldfield

: News

: Between Two Worlds

Ray Barron reflects on encounters with four people who tried to make the leap from the Third World to the West.
1: Larby the Tunisian Producer GILLIAN HUSII BBC Manchester


Unknown: Ray Barron
Producer: Gillian Husii

: The Gentle Lark

Amelita Galli-Curci . born 100 years ago this week, was once a household name.
John Steane traces the career of this celebrated coloratura soprano and considers how her best-selling recordings have stood the test of time. Producer GRAHAM SHEFFIELD


Unknown: Amelita Galli-Curci
Unknown: John Steane

: Story Time

Sagittarius Rising (2)

: PM

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


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

with BRYAN MARTIN including Financial Report


Unknown: Bryan Martin

: Top of the Form

(Details: Thurs 12.27 pm)

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wed 1.40 pm)

: Medicine Now

Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care - from the research laboratory and the operating theatre to the dentist's chair and the op's surgery.
Producer GEOFF DEEHAN (Repeated: Sat 2.35 pm)


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Geoff Deehan

: File on 4

Reporter Frances Donnelly Producer MIKE CHANEY Editor DAVID TAYLOR BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Wed 4.10 pm)


Reporter: Frances Donnelly
Producer: Mike Chaney
Editor: David Taylor

: Alistair Cooke

The Instruments of Jazz The last of eight programmes The Piano: 2
Producer ALAN OWEN


Unknown: James P. Johnson
Unknown: Earl Hines
Unknown: Tatum Oscar Peterson
Producer: Alan Owen

: A Sideways Look at ...

California Death by Anthony Smith


Unknown: Anthony Smith

: In Touch

This edition includes information about aids and equipment for blind people who also have other handicaps.
Presenter Peter White Producer THENA HESHEL Listeners can phone in queries and comments relating to the programme on [number removed]. 8.30-10.0pm Handbook of aids and services, £2.95, from [address removed]

: Kaleidoscope

includes reviews of Barchesler Chronicles,
Alan Plater 's serialisation of The Warden and Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope on BBC2 starring Donald Pleasence , Nigel Hawthorne and Geraldine McEwan ; and Diner, written and directed by Barry Levinson , set in Baltimore in 1959. the film follows the fortunes of a group who meet and discuss their lives in the local diner.
Presenter Edwin Mullins Producer ANNE WINDER Editor ROSEMARY HART
9.59 Weather


Unknown: Alan Plater
Unknown: Anthony Trollope
Unknown: Donald Pleasence
Unknown: Nigel Hawthorne
Unknown: Geraldine McEwan
Directed By: Barry Levinson
Presenter: Edwin Mullins
Producer: Anne Winder
Editor: Rosemary Hart

: The World Tonight: News

with Alexander Macleod


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: Keeping Faith

The former President of the United States, Jimmy Carter , in conversation about issues arising from his Memoirs of his presidency - to be published shortly - with Andrew Neil. Producer


Unknown: Jimmy Carter
Unknown: Andrew Neil.
Unknown: Anthony Moncrieff

: A Book at Bedtime

Turtle Diary (7) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: News

Weather report; forecast followed by an interlude

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