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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 with ROGER GRAINGER Weather forecast
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
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: Brian Redhead
Presenters: Wendy Jones
Unknown: Roger Grainger
Read By: Bryan Martin

: News

: Midweek: Henry Kelly

Including Sarah Dunant 's birthday guest.


Unknown: Sarah Dunant
Producer: John Lavis

: News

long wave only

: Gardeners' Question Time

long wave only

: Morning Story

Louis and the Girl by JILL NORRIS
Read by Shirley Dixon long wave only


Unknown: Jill Norris
Read By: Shirley Dixon

: Daily Service

NEM. p 50; Lord of all being, throned afar (BBC HB 11); Psalm 89: Luke 22, vv 39-53 (NEB);The spacious firmament on high (BBCHB21)

: News

followed by travel long wave only

: Baker's Dozen

long wave only

: News

: YouandYours

Including this week ante-natal care. Today: eating for two? Your diet and your baby.
Presenter Jennl Mills

: The Left-Handed Sleeper

A serial in five parts adapted by the author from his novel. with Annette Crosbie and Richard Pasco 3: The ExecutionerMark Ritchie is in Tangier, Christine is In a ' safe ' house near
Cambridge - but where is Letitia?
(Richard Pasco is a member of the RSC)
12.55 Weather: travel; programme news


Unknown: Ted Willis
Unknown: Annette Crosbie
Unknown: Mark Ritchie
Narrator: Ted Willis
Directed By: Christopher Venning
Unknown: Richard Pasco
Newscaster: Astley Jones
Patrick Cadwall: Richard Pasco
Christine Ritchie: Annette Crosbie
Ray Markham/Det Sgt Gunn: Simon Rewitt
Det Chief Supt Den: David Daker
Willie Moffatt: Jim Reid
Col Badayev: Andrew Sachs
Letitia Parks: Wendy Murray
Telephone operator/Secretary: Madi Hedd
Joseph Gaul: Allan Cuthbertson
Det Sgt Irvine: James Kerry
Mr Coombes: Hugh Dickson

: 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 Including
Guest of the Week: the fashion designer
Caroline Charles
Pumping Iron - Female Style: over the past few years, more and more women have been taking up body-building. KAREN DECO investigates. The Hidden Face by VICTOR CANNING abridged in 11 episodes by MADGE HART
Read by DAVID MCALISTER (11) (Music: Arnold's Serenade for small orchestra) long wave only


Designer: Caroline Charles
Unknown: Victor Canning
Read By: David McAlister

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Inside Job by GRANT EUSTACE with Steve Hodson and David McAlister
An English diplomat is found dead during a vital
Internationalconference. How can the other delegates be prevented from calling the meeting off? EnterSimonCochrane, Insurance Investigator, whose instincts tend to be right for the wrong reasons....


Unknown: Grant Eustace
Unknown: Steve Hodson
Unknown: David McAlister
Directed By: Margaret Etall
Simon Cochrane: Steve Hodson
Clive Howard: David McAlister
Royston Fairweather: Francis Drake
Malensky: Alan Dudley
Baron ae aavoie: David Gooderson
Von Sandbach: Ronald Herdman
Gregor: John Warner
John Tremayne: Brian Jackson
Alice Tremayne: Jacqueline Tong
Peter Nicholls: Brian Darnley
Amelia Wilkinson: Miranda Forbes

: Time for Verse

Six Alt. Presented by H. Colin Davis
5: All Passion Spent


Presented By: H. Colin Davis
Reader: Rosalind Shanks
Producer: Brian Patten

: News

: Just After Four

Advent Calendar
Martin Jarvis reads some of Graham Greenwell 's letters from Flanders at Christmas during the First World War.
(Martin Jarvis is a National Theatre player)


Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Graham Greenwell
Unknown: Martin Jarvis

: File on 4

: Story Time

Murder Unprompted (3)

: PM

Presenter Robert Williams on VHF until 5.55
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather: programme news

: The Six O'Clock News

with LAURIE MACMILLAN including Financial Report


Unknown: Laurie MacMillan

: My Music

The last In the present series of the musical quiz devised by EDWARD j. masonandtonyshryane John Amis and Frank Muir challenge Ian Wallace and Denis Norden
In the Chair Steve Race Questions by STEVE RACE Producer PETE ATKIN
(Repeated: Fri 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Edward J.
Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Unknown: Denis Norden
Producer: Pete Atkin

: News

: The Archers

Written by DEBBIE COOK
(Repeated: Thurs 1.40 pm) Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham


Written By: Debbie Cook
Dan: Frank Middlemass
Tony: Colin Skipp
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Shula: Judy Bennett
David: Timothy Bentincx
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Walter: Chris Gittins
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Martha: Mollie Harris
Joe Grundv: Haydn Jones
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Mary Pound: Ysanne Churchman
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Mike Tucker: Alec Wilson
Betty Tucker: Pamela Craig
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Julie: Kathryn Hurlbutt

: Checkpoint

A series of weekly
Investigations into the problems of listeners, which can include being the victims of unfair dealings, sharp practice, injustice and even fraud. Presenter Roger Cook
(Repeated: Thurs 9.5 am)


Presenter: Roger Cook

: The Reith Lectures 1982

The Arts Without Mystery
Denis Donoghue, the Henry James Professor of Letters at New York University, gives the fourth of six lectures on the place of the arts in modern society.
A Cherishing Bureaucracy
'Modern societies have a surprising interest in assimilating the arts: you would have thought that the arts could safely be allowed to go their own way. The question is: do modern societies domesticate the arts because they can't bear not to comprehend them or because they are determined to keep everything under control.' (Rptd: Sun 5.0 pm, R3) (This lecture appears in THE LISTENER dated 2 December)


Lecturer: Denis Donoghue

: Travellers' Tales

A 13-part series with Jeremy Siepmann 5: Stravinsky
' One day in Munich I saw a squad of Brownshirts enter the street below the balcony of my hotel and assault a group of civilians. The civilians tried to protect themselves behind sidewalk benches but were soon crushed beneath them ... '


Unknown: Jeremy Siepmann
with Stravinsky: David Burke

: People of the Pacific Century

Dangerous Waters
Under the surface of the Pacific, political currents and counter-currents run, keeping the area in a constant state of jitters. Here the four great powers confront each other, three of them - America, Russia and China - very visible and the fourth. Japan, pretending that it's just a collection of tiny islands and not the second richest country In the world. The frustrated efforts of the Americans to make Japan assume some political and defence responsibility would be comic if it were not so serious.
In the fifth of six programmes,
Mary Goldring looks at this, at the fears of the smaller Pacific countries. Korea, Taiwan, and particularly Hong Kong. and the ambitions of that enigmatic giant, Indonesia.
Producer TOM READ
(Repeated: Thurs 11.3 am) (N"xt week: Community Spirit)


Unknown: Mary Goldring

: Kaleidoscope

Includes a discussion with Richard Hoggart. Warden of Goldsmiths' College and Peter Conrad of Christ Church. Oxford, of Denis Donoghue 's 1982 Reith Lectures. The Arts Without Musterv.
Presenter Paul Allen


Unknown: Richard Hoggart.
Unknown: Peter Conrad
Unknown: Denis Donoghue
Presenter: Paul Allen
Producer: Carroll Moore

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

John Morgan reporting with voices and opinions from around the world.


Unknown: John Morgan

: In the Air

Anthony Holden and Anne Gregg present entertainment to put the steam back into radio. Producers JULIAN HALE and DICK GILBERT


Unknown: Anthony Holden
Unknown: Anne Gregg
Producers: Julian Hale
Producers: Dick Gilbert

: A Book at Bedtime

The Years (8) long wave only

: TheFinancial World Tonight

long wave only

: News

Weather report; forecast followed by an interlude
12.15-12-23* am Shipping forecast; inshore forecast

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