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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

8.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenters John Timpson and Brian Redhead
6.45* Prayer for the Day
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
Read By: Laurie MacMillan

: News

: Invaders

with Christopher Matthew 1: Hello. I Am the Nincompoop! '
In the first of four programmes of true household horror stories, forgotten friendsand remote relations turn up uninvited. Producer
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0 Woddis On ... pope 73


Unknown: Christopher Matthew
Unknown: Simon Elmes

: The Living World

Gone with the Wind
What lives on a breeze? Paul Vaughan follows a westerly wind over field and stream, and discovers the birds, plants, insects, spiders and mammals which make this element their home.
Written by PAUL THOMAS
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Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Written By: Paul Thomas
Producer: Melinda Barker

: News

long wave only

: In Business

long wave only

: Morning Story

The School Tie by JENNY HURSELL
Read by Shirley Stelfox Producer GWYN Richards BBC Birmingham long wave only


Unknown: Jenny Hursell
Read By: Shirley Stelfox
Producer: Gwyn Richards

: Daily Service

NEM, p 46; 0 thou In all thy might so far (BBC HB 312): Psalm 119, pt 4; John 18, w 12-24 (av): Jesu, thou joy of loving hearts (BBC HB 323)

: News

followed by travel long wave only

: Analysis

long wave only

: Enquire Within

with Nell Landor
Producer DILLY BARLOW long wave only


Unknown: Nell Landor
Producer: Dilly Barlow

: News

: You and Yours

the BBC Shopping Basket. Presenter Jenni Mills


Presenter: Jenni Mills

: Watson and Holmes: 2: The Retired Colourman

Another chance to hear two of radio's great stars, the late Carleton Hobbs and Norman Shelley, in their celebrated roles as Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson in a series of plays by Michael Hardwick based on the short stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Josiah Amberley's pretty young wife has disappeared with her lover. With them has gone the greater part of Amberley's fortune To solve this mystery Holmes has to resort to burglary.
(First broadcast in 1964)

12.55 Weather; travel; programme news


Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Adapted by: Michael Hardwick
Director: Graham Gauld
Sherlock Holmes: Carleton Hobbs
Dr. Watson: Norman Shelley
Josiah Amberley: John Ruddock
Barker: Denis Goacher
The Rev Elman: Garard Green
Inspector MacKinnon: Michael Kilgarriff
Mrs Hudson: Janet Morrison

: The World at One: News

Presenter Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

long wave only

: Woman's Hour

with Chris Mohr
Making the Grade:
BOB PRIZEMAN investigates ... music examinations.
Animal Bites and Stings: DR SIMON SMAIL advises on what to do about them. For Freedom to be Equal (6) long wave only


Unknown: Chris Mohr
Unknown: Bob Prizeman
Unknown: Dr Simon Smail

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Tidal Race by CHRISTOPHER RUSSELL A tanker has gone aground, spilling a lot of oil and the coastguard station mounts a full-scale anti-pollution exercise. Meanwhile the normal work goes on ... Helicopter pilot.JOHN WEBB Directed by BRIAN DEAN


Unknown: Christopher Russell
Unknown: John Webb
Directed By: Brian Dean
: Ronald Herdman
Doug Spiring: Edward Kelsey
Herbfe Summers: Haydn Jones
Joe Morgan: John Bott
Colin Parkes: David Learner
Margaret Spiring: Diana Bishop
Sally Hardy: Rosalind Adams
Les Garfield: Haydn Wood
David Hardy: David McAlister
James Westwood: Nicholas Courtney
Terry Mercer: Spencer Banks

: News

: Just After Four

CherryStones 3: Soldier
Major General Geoffrey Howlett reflects on modern army life to CHERYL ARMITAGE.


Unknown: General Geoffrey Howlett
Unknown: Cheryl Armitage.

: Bookshelf

with Frank Delaney , including this week the actor/writer Dirk Bogarde


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Unknown: Dirk Bogarde
Producer: Anne Howells

: Story Time

A Russian Childhood 3: Metamorphosis

: PM

Presenters Gordon Clough and Robert Williams on VHF until 5.55
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Presenters: Gordon Clough
Presenters: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

Including Financial Report


Unknown: Pauline Bushnell

: Brain of Britain 1983

A nationwide general knowledge contest
Chairman Robert Robinson 2: London
Michael Spittal (teacher) Charles Arthur
(financial futures trader) Celestria Noel
(publishers' reader) Michael Skalfe d'lngerthorpe (telephonist)
Including Beat the Brains Devised by JOHN p. WYNN Questions set by IAN GILLIES
Producer richard EDIS


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Charles Arthur
Unknown: Celestria Noel
Reader: Michael Skalfe
Unknown: Ian Gillies
Producer: Richard Edis

: News

: The Archers

Written by JAMES ROBSON (Repeated: Fri 1.40 pm)
BBC Birmingham


Written By: James Robson
Dan: Frank Middlemass
Peggy: June Spencer
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
David: Timothy Bentinck
Elizabeth: Nicolette Gorton
Joe Grundy: Haydn Jones
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrle: Heather Bell
Mary: Ysanne Churchman
Harry: Gareth Armstrong
Mike: Alexander Wilson
Betty Tucker: Pamela Craig
D S Barry: David Vann
Valuer: Henry Stamper

: Kaleidoscope

Includes reviews of Peter Porter 's Collected Poems, written over a period of 20 years, which are published for the first time in one volume; and The Art of Beniamino Gigli , Vol 3: The Operatic Recordings 1918-1943.
Presenter Paul Vaughan Producer


Unknown: Peter Porter
Unknown: Beniamino Gigli
Presenter: Paul Vaughan

: Concert Prelude

with Jeremy Siepmann


Unknown: Jeremy Siepmann

: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in Stirling

conducted by Jacck Kasprzyk
Erich Gruenberg (Violin) direct from the MacRobert Arts Centre. University of Stirling Part 1
Smetana Overture: The Bartered Bride
Martinu Violin Concerto No 1


Conducted By: Jacck Kasprzyk
Violin: Erich Gruenberg

: * Any Answers?

Subjects raised in last week's Any Questions? withDavidJacobs

: BBC Scottish SO

Part 2 Dvorak
Symphony No 9, in E minor BBC Scotland

: Children Talking

Gyn Freeman canvasses the views of youngsters in Edinburgh.
BBC Manchester


Unknown: Gyn Freeman

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

John Morgan reporting


Unknown: John Morgan

: A Book at Bedtime

The Rover (4) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Today in Parliament

long wave only

: News: By-Election Special

Presented by Anthony Howard The result of the Darlington by-election is discussed and analysed by senior politicians and commentators. Producer CAROLINE MILLINGTON including
Weather report; forecast long wave only
12.15 am Shipping forecast: Inshore forecast


Presented By: Anthony Howard
Producer: Caroline Millington

: * am By-Election Special


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