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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

I Shipping forecast long wave only


Producers: Martin Small
Producers: Allan Wright

: Today

Presenters John Timpson and Brian Redhead
6.45* Praver for the Day with DAVID BRANDON Weather forecast
7.0. 8.0 Today's News
7.25., 8.25. Sport
7.30,8.30 News headlines
8.35. Yesterday In
8.57 Weather: travel


Presenters: John Timpson
Presenters: Brian Redhead
Unknown: David Brandon
Read By: Pauline Bushnell

: News

: Tuesday Call: 01.[number removed]

Which Way Now?
It's s decision taking time soon for 13- and 14-year-olds choosing their
O-level and CSE subjects at school. These decisions will affect their career and Job prospects, Opening or closing avenues of study. Is
"laths essential - even for an arts-based career?
"hat qualifications will You need to be an accountant, a nurse, or a mechanic? And what if you don't yet know what kind of Job you want? Tuesday Call joins the BBC Radio campaign
Which Way Nowt, offering advice and help. Joy Sadler, ILEA
Careers Information Officer, and David Cleaton , President of the National Association of Careers and Guidance Teachers Join Sue
MacGregor in the studio. Produced by the "Oman's Hour unit
Lines open from 8.0 am


Unknown: David Cleaton

: News

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: From Our Own Correspondent

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: Morning Story

Lost Love by DONALD BANCROFT Read by Bill Wallis
Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol long wave only


Unknown: Donald Bancroft
Read By: Bill Wallis
Producer: Pamela Howe

: Daily Service

NEM, p 118; Who would true valour see (BBC HB 371); Psalm 91, vv 1-12; Acts 9, vv 1-12, 17, 18
(AV); Soldiers of the cross. arise! (BBC HB 367)

: News

followed by travel long wave only

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Something Childish But Very Natural by KATHERINE MANSFIELD long wave only


Unknown: Katherine Mansfield

: Wildlife

Why Is there such a sharp dividing line between the heather and the bracken on the Yorkshire Moors? Penny Anderson,
Pat Morris and Chris Mead answer some of your wildlife questions.
Presented by Derek Jones Producer ANNE BLAIR GOULD BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat 3.5 pm) long wave only


Unknown: Pat Morris
Unknown: Chris Mead
Presented By: Derek Jones
Producer: Anne Blair Gould

: News

: You and Yours

Which Way Now? Crucial decisions at school. Today: How much difference do exams make? Presenter Jenni Mills


Presenter: Jenni Mills

: Dealing with Daniels

A radio card game in which Patrick Moore Michele Dotrice and DuggieBrown are dealt with by Paul Daniels
Cards devised, shuffled and scribbled on by IAN MESSITER
Produced and cut by RICHARD EDIS
(Repeated: Thurs 6.30pm)
12.55 Weather: travel; programme news


Unknown: Patrick Moore
Unknown: Michele Dotrice
Unknown: Paul Daniels
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Unknown: Richard Edis

: The World at One: News

Presenter Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

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: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor including
Two Great Loves: Linda McCartney talks about her family and her photography.
Sensitivity or Selfishness: JOHN NICHOLSON looks at the psychology of shyness.
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (9) long wave only


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Talks: Linda McCartney
Unknown: John Nicholson

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Testing for Rust by DAVID BUCKLEY
So far Vic's let life pass him by. Now along comes Shirley; his luck's changed, she's fun and he doesn't want to let her go True, she's married to Philip, but that's Philip's problem.
Directed by JOHN CARDY


Unknown: David Buckley
Directed By: John Cardy
Vic: Steve Hodson
Shirley: Jill Meers
Philip: Crawford Logan
Frank: Ronald Baddiley
Mary: Miranda Forbe:s

: News

: Just After Four

William Straiten Russell lifts the frock of history to reveal some close and not-so-close encounters ... ProducerGILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: William Straiten Russell
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Gallico Cats

A frank exchange of views between human and feline acquaintances. Compiled from some of the stories of PAUL GALLICO and adapted for radio by MARVIN KANE in conversation with Marvin Kane as the Man 11 you but could
You would pluck out my eyes
And wear them set in rings on'your fingers, Or ornaments in your ears,
My so-called friend And animal lover. Directed by JOHN THEOCIIARIS


Stories Of: Paul Gallico
Unknown: Marvin Kane
Unknown: Marvin Kane
Directed By: John Theociiaris
Thai: Sam Dastor
Poosie: Elizabeth Morgan

: Story Time

The Beautiful Visit (7)

: PM

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


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Robert Williams
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Six O'Clock News

With PKTER DONALDSON including Financial Report


Unknown: Pkter Donaldson

: Extra Dry Sherrin

Ned Sherrin and his studio guests look for entertainment wherever they can find it, and sometimes discover it in unexpected places.
Producer IAN CARDHOUSE Series consultant ALISTAIR BEATON
(Repeated: Wed 10.30 pm)


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Ian Cardhouse
Unknown: Alistair Beaton

: 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 cp's surgery.
Producer JULIAN BROWN (Repeated: Sat 2.35 pm)


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Julian Brown

: A Burns' Night Celebration

Norman MacCaig celebrates Burns' Night by paying his own tribute to Scotland's national bard.
BBC Scotland


Presenter: Norman MacCaig
Producer: Michael Shaw

: The Eagle and the Small Birds

Looking Back to the Future
The fatal resentments which Stalin had kindled in the countries of Eastern Europe have flared into a succession of crises of which Poland is the most significant, it only the most recent.
As the appeal of ideology faded. Communist leaders wooed their publics with western-style promises of improved living standards, but for the 80s, they can only promise tightened belts.
In the last programme of the series,
Michael Charlton argues that economic malaise and political stagnation are now generating forces in Eastern Europe which in the past have led to two world wars. Do the states of Eastern Europe have the capacity to make the Soviet imperium unmanageable unless the Russians are willing to contemplate changes which they have always refused in the past? Would some new arrangement for Europe offer more stability than the present division?


Unknown: Michael Charlton
Producer: David Morton

: In Touch

News, views and information for people with a visual handicap. Presenter Ian MacRae Producer THENA HESIIEL Listeners can phone in queries and comments relating to the programme on [number removed], 8. 30-10. 0pm


Presenter: Ian MacRae
Producer: Thena Hesiiel

: Kaleidoscope

includes a reassessment of the work of science-fiction writer
Ray Bradbury : and a review of Franz Lehar 's operetta The Count of Luxemburg which opened the first season of The New
Sadler's Wells Opera last night at Sadler's Wells Theatre. London. Presenter
Christopher Bigsby


Unknown: Ray Bradbury
Unknown: Franz Lehar
Unknown: Christopher Bigsby
Producer: John Powell

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

with Simon Winchester


Unknown: Simon Winchester

: Home-ing In

Tips and techniques to save time and money if you do-it-yourself from David Nye. David llolloway and Colin Sheffield , in response to questions from DIY enthusiasts at the Sports and Social Club of Ideal Standard Bathrooms and Stelrad Group Ltd, in Hull. In the Chair Llbby Purves
(Rptd: Thurs 12.27 pm)


Unknown: David Nye.
Unknown: Colin Sheffield
Unknown: Llbby Purves
Producer: Cathy Stewart
Editor: Jim Black

: A Book at Bedtime

The Voyage of the Destiny (2) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's international business report; market trends long wave only

: News

Weather report; forecast followed by an interlude.

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