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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenters John Timpson and Brian Redhead
6.45. Prayer for the Day With WILF WILKINSON
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
8.35. Yesterday In Parliament
8.57 Weather: travel


Presenters: John Timpson
Presenters: Brian Redhead
Read By: Bryan Martin

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

Spring Gardening
The sap is rising, the earth is warming up-in other words, the garden is on the move once again. The gardener has no choice but to get outside and get on with the jobs which mark the arrival of spring.
The studio experts, armed with advice and helpful hints, are gardening writer Alan Titchmarsh and Peter Robinson ,
Principal of the Capel Manor Institute of Horticulture. Jill Burridge is in the Chair. Produced by the Woman's Hour unit.
Lines open from 8.0 am


Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Unknown: Peter Robinson
Unknown: Jill Burridge

: News

: New Wine in Old Bottles

Each day this week Robert Foxcroft visits a place of Christian significance In the Holy Land. Today: The Road to Jericho


Presenter: Robert Foxcroft

: Daily Service

NEM. p 42; All for Jesus (BP 2); Psalm 84; John 19, vv 12-22 (AV); To Christ, the Prince of Peace (BBC \HB 94)

: News

followed by travel

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Jill Bennett and Peter Gilmore in Café Society by ALUN OWEN
A divorced couple meet for an arranged lunch at a restaurant which has been a regular ' haunt '. The lady in question is determined to make things difficult for her ex-husband, but he has come to a decision that will put an end to her constant demands.
Directed by ENYD Williams BBC Wales ([(epeat)


Unknown: Jill Bennett
Unknown: Peter Gilmore
Unknown: Alun Owen
Directed By: Enyd Williams
Waitress: Wendy Richard
Mario: Frank Coda

: Wildlife

Where does an electric eel get Its electricity?
What is a sand-mole and does it live in Britain?
Why do some small birds constantly wag their tails? Stephanie Tyler , Ian Linn and Tony Langford answer more of your questions.
Presenter Derek Jones
(Repeated: Sat 3.5 pm)


Unknown: Stephanie Tyler
Unknown: Ian Linn
Unknown: Tony Langford
Presenter: Derek Jones
Producer: Anne Blair Gould

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Bill Breckon


Presenter: Bill Breckon

: Brain of Britain 1983

(Details- Thurs 6.30 pm)
12.55 Weather: travel; programme news

: The World at One: News

Presenter Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Woman's Hour

with Sue MacGregor Going it Alone (2): continuing the series on small businesses.
SONIA BEESLEY visits LIZ PHILIP at the wine bar she has set up underneath the arches on the South Bank. Pots of Plants: JOCK
DAVIDSON and JANE FINNIS begin their monthly series on plants in the home.
The Consul's File 2: Loser Wins


Unknown: Sonia Beesley
Unknown: Liz Philip
Unknown: Jane Finnis

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Ann Bell as Kay in Dear Veronica by TESSA KRAILING. With Adam Bareham as Nicky Much. married Kay has iled domesticity to find sunshine and peace on the Isle of Wight. But out of sight doesn't necessarily mean out of mind and strangers at the seaside can prove a great deal more disturbing than the family at home.
Directed by JOHN CARDY


Unknown: Ann Bell
Unknown: Adam Bareham
Unknown: Nicky Much.
Directed By: John Cardy
Miss Pike: Margot Boyd
Miss Trotton: Hilda Schroder
Dog: Leonard Fenton
Painter: Michael Bilton
Boodle: Terry Diab

: News

: Just After Four

Cherry Stones
CHERYL ARMITAGE brings the old nursery chant. ' Tinker, tailor, soldier, sailor ' up to date. 5: Rich Man
Richard Branson , whose hard work pays off.


Unknown: Cheryl Armitage
Unknown: Rich Man
Unknown: Richard Branson
Producer: Susan Snailum

: Great Zimbabwe

Margaret Horsfield visits the remains of the civilisation of Great
Zimbabwe. This ruined city was the residence of the most powerful ruler in the south-eastern interior of Africa. Now it is the symbol of a new nation.
Producer JANE MARSHALL BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Margaret Horsfield
Producer: Jane Marshall

: Story Time

A Russian Childhood by SOFYA KOVALEVSKAYA translated by BEATRICE STILLMAN abridged in six parts and read by LIANE AUXIN
6: Anyuta's First Literary Experiments


Unknown: Sofya Kovalevskaya
Translated By: Beatrice Stillman
Read By: Liane Auxin
Producer: Penny Gold

: PM

Presenters Gordon Clough and Valerie Singleton Editor DEREK LEWIS on VHF until 5.55
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Presenters: Gordon Clough
Presenters: Valerie Singleton
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Six O'Clock News

with Pauline Bushnell including Financial Report Halfanhour of reports from the BBC newsmen around the world


Unknown: Pauline Bushnell

: In the Air from Amsterdam

Anthony Holdcn talks to the people who make the news - and the noise - in Holland's most lively and controversial city.
(Repeated: Wed 10.30 pm)


Talks: Anthony Holdcn
Producers: Julian Hale
Producers: Rosemary Atkins

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wed 1.40 pm)

: Medicine Now

What's new in medical science? How well are the doctors looking after us? Is our money being spent to best effect?
Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care- from the research laboratory and the operating theatre to the dentist's chair and the gp's surgery.
Producer ALISON RICHARDS (Repealed: Sat 2.35 pm)


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Alison Richards

: A Shepherd's Tale

A strand of commonsense and rural wisdom stretches between the 16th-century farmer
THOMAS TUSSER , author of 500 Points of Good
Husbondrie, and Tommy Purdham. sheep farming today in the high fells of Cumbria . Eric Robson has compiled an impression of Tommy Purdham 's farming year with its ever-present echoes of Tusser. ' The theme would have been the same. To produce stock and a livelihood and maintain the land.
And I think that ought to be every farmer's religion.'
Technical assistance


Unknown: Thomas Tusser
Unknown: Tommy Purdham.
Unknown: . Eric Robson
Unknown: Tommy Purdham

: In Business

Peter Hobday with the magazine that goes to the shop doors and board rooms across the country, where work is done and decisions taken that affect the wealth of the nation. Producers JOHN SKRINE and ROSALIND BEW
(Rpfd. Thurs 10.15 am)


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Producers: John Skrine
Producers: Rosalind Bew

: In Touch

News, views and information for people with a visual handicap. Presenter Peter White Producer TlIENA HESHEL Listeners can phone in queries and comments relating to the programme on [number removed], 8.30-10.0 pm Handbook of aids and services, £2.95 from [address removed]


Presenter: Peter White

: Kaleidoscope

Includes reviews of The Little Drummer Girl, a new novel by John le Carré; and The Black
Light Theatre of Prague, presenting a programme of colour, music, puppetry and magic at the Lyric Theatre,
Hammersmith. London.
Presenter Jeffrey Richards Producer PHILIP JORDAN


Presenter: Jeffrey Richards
Producer: Philip Jordan

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

with Alexander MacLeod and voices and topics in and behind the headlines


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: Just a Minute

: A Book at Bedtime

The Rover (7) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

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

: Today in Parliament

long wave only

: News

Weather report: forecast long wave only followed by an interlude

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