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: News Briefing

: Elgar

Overture: Cockaigne (In London Town)
6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only


Conducted By: Sir Adrian Boult

: Today

C 45* Prayer lor the Day with ERIC DOYLE
6 55, 7.55 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


Read By: Bryan Martin

: The Week on 4

with Kate Moon


Unknown: Kate Moon

: The Lamp Post Marauders: 1

Written and read in three instalments by Celia Johnson
BBC Bristol
8.57 Weather: travel


Author/Reader: Celia Johnson
Producer: Pamela Howe

: News

: Start the Year with Richard Baker

Kenneth Robinson adds his own brand of humour. Producer JENNY DANKS


Unknown: Kenneth Robinson
Producer: Jenny Danks

: News

: Money Box

Presenter Louise Botting


Presenter: Louise Botting

: Morning Story

Old Man of the Moor by GEORGE BEARDMORE Read by Sean Barrett Producer MITCH RAPER


Unknown: George Beardmore
Read By: Sean Barrett
Producer: Mitch Raper

: Daily Service

NEM. p 38; 0 Jesu, King most wonderful (Bp 68); Psalm 24; John 1, vv 29-40 (AV); The Lord is King! (BBC HB 26)

: News

followed by travel

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston visits
Mlddleham, North Yorks


Unknown: Brian Johnston

: Poetry Please!

Presenter P. J. Kavanagh Readers PETER JEFFREY and FRANCES IIOROVITZ Producer BRIAN PATTEN BBC Bristol


Unknown: J. Kavanagh
Unknown: Readers Peter Jeffrey
Unknown: Frances Iiorovitz
Producer: Brian Patten

: News

: You and Yours

Britain's ancient street markets still play a vital role in the lives of today's consumers. Jenni Mills has been finding out why. Producer ANGELA HIND


Unknown: Jenni Mills

: Lord Peter Wimsey

Busman's Honeymoon by DOROTHY L. SAYERS adapted in six episodes by ALISTAIR BEATON and Peter Jones as Bunter 1: The Mysteries of Married Life
12.55 Weather: travel; programme news


Unknown: Dorothy L. Sayers
Unknown: Alistair Beaton
Unknown: Peter Jones
Narrator: John Westbrook
Producer: Martin Fisher
Lord Peter: Ian Carmichael
Lady Wimsey: Sarah Badel
Mrs Ruddle: Pearl Hackney
Miss Twitterton: Rosemary Leach
Mr Puffett: Michael Ripper
The Rev Goodacre: Gerald Sim
Frank Crutchley: Kenneth Cranham
MacBride: Roger Lloyd Pack

: The World at One: News

Presenter Brian Widlake


Presenter: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Go to Work on an Egg ... or Whatever Else you Fancy: an illustrated history of breakfast compiled by KAREN DECO.
Are You on the Right
Tariff? : DAPHNE METLAND investigates gas and electricity tariffs - and how you can get your electricity at half-price. The Magic Apple Tree (4)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

The Thirty-First of June A novel of romantic fantasy by J. B. PRIESTLEY dramatised by BRIAN SIBLEY with When that elusive day 31 June comes round it is not surprising that extraordinary and magical things happen. The centuries part and romance is in the air.
Directed by GRAHAM GAULD


Unknown: J. B. Priestley
Dramatised By: Brian Sibley
Directed By: Graham Gauld
Melicent: Debby Cumming
Sam: John Levitt
King Meliot: Alan Dudley
Dimmock: Anthony Newlands
Malgrim: John Rye
Marlagram: Peter Woodthorpe
Capt Plunkett: Henry Stamper
Lamison: David Gooderson
Ninette: Maggie Mullarkey
Peggy: Rosalind Adams
Jarvie: James Kerry
Anne: Jill Lidstone
Philip: Philip Reilly
Queenie: Jean Trend
Radiophonics: Peter Howell

: Weigh-in

Fifth of six programmes
What New Year resolutions can be made? Professor
Arnold Bender gives David Pontlng a few pointers. Producer ROY HAYWOOD BBC Bristol


Unknown: Arnold Bender
Unknown: David Pontlng
Producer: Roy Haywood

: Story Time

The Mutiny and Piratical Seizure of HMS Bounty by SIR JOHN BARROW , abridged in ten parts and read by Nigel Hawthorne (1) In 1831, Barrow, a distinguished Permanent Secretary to the Admiralty published this account of a very odd episode in naval history. There have been many theories and truths on offer; but Lieutenant Bligh and Fletcher Christian are secure in British legend. Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol


Unknown: Sir John Barrow
Read By: Nigel Hawthorne
Unknown: Fletcher Christian

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Gordon Clough
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news

: The Six O'Clock News



Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: I'm Sorry, I Haven't a Clue

Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden are six down with two to play so Willie Rushton and Tim Brooke-Taylor are now certain to lose. Chairman Humphrey Lyttelton
Aided by pianist colin SEt.L Producer


Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Willie Rushton
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Unknown: Paul Mayhew-Arciier

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tues 1.40 pm)

: Start the Year with Richard Baker

(Revised rpt of 9.5 am)

: The Monday Play

The Justified Sinner A radio version by ALEXANDER REID of the novel The Private Memoirs and Confessions oj a Justified Sinner by JAMES HOGG
' How strange! How like me he is! It's as if I was looking at my own reflection in a mirror.
How can he be, I wonder. Hold strange ... Are you of flesh and blood or are you my Guardian Angel, come to me? '
Technical presentation by JIM ROSS , GREGOR GRAHAM and ANN DIACK
Directed by STEWART CONN BBC Scotland


Unknown: Alexander Reid
Unknown: James Hogg
Presentation By: Jim Ross
Presentation By: Gregor Graham
Directed By: Stewart Conn
Robert Wringhim: Benny Young
Gil-Martin: Tom Watson
the Lecturer: Stephen MacDonald
Farmer/Scrape: Robert Trotter
Farmer's wife/Widow: Sheila Donald
The Rev Mr Wringhim: Ian Gilmour
Lady Dalcastle: Sheila Latimer
Blanchard: Ian Stewart
George Colwan/Linkum: John Shedden
Whore/Girl: Elizabeth Yuill
Drummond: Sandy Morton
Handyside: Drown Derby

: Kaleidoscope

Shirley MacLaine does not like to look back. She prefers live performance to films. She won't look at her past successes and she's always working on the next project.
Michael Billington talked to her about dancing. writing, her contact with the audience and the future. Producer RICHARD BANNERMAN


Unknown: Shirley MacLaine
Unknown: Michael Billington
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Peter Patcrson reporting


Unknown: Peter Patcrson

: Science Now

The Atllt Ram
Nearly 2,500 years ago in the waters of the eastern Mediterranean, a war galley foundered and sank. The great bronze battering ram became detached from the front of the vessel and disappeared into the mud and sand. In 1980 an Israeli diver found the ram and had it brought ashore - the only example so far recovered.
Anthony Smith reports from the University of Haifa, where he saw the ram. and learned of the insights it offers.


Unknown: Anthony Smith

: A Book at Bedtime

An lee-Cream War by WILLIAM BOYD abridged in 12 parts by DOREEN MAIION
Read by Ronald Pickup (1) William Boyd 's second novel, short-listed for the 1982 Booker McConnell Prize, is set against the background of Africa in the First World War. Producer


Unknown: William Boyd
Unknown: Doreen Maiion
Read By: Ronald Pickup
Read By: William Boyd
Unknown: Booker McConnell
Unknown: Michael Iieffernan

: Moonshine.... on Money

An inconclusive and distracting assemblage of verse, songs, stories and archival oddments.
Presented by Judi Dench with additional readings by Joss Ackland Music from the CAMBRIDGE CITY JASSBAND
Written and compiled by PETE ATKIN , RUSSELL DAVIES Producer
(Judi Dench is a National Theatre player;
Joss Ackland is a member of the RSC) long wave only until 11.30


Presented By: Judi Dench
Unknown: Joss Ackland
Unknown: Dave Skitani
Unknown: Pete Atkin
Unknown: Russell Davies
Producer: Jonathan James-Moore
Unknown: Judi Dench
Unknown: Joss Ackland

: News

Weather report; forecast followed by an interlude

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