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: News Briefing

: Farming Week

Presented from
Northern Ireland by John Johnston
BBC Northern Ireland
6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenters John Tlmpson and Peter Hobday
6.45- Prayer for the Day With THE REV ANDREW WYLIE
6.55, 7.55 Weather forecast
7.0. 8.0 Today's News Read by HARRIET CASS
7.20* Your Letters
7.25*. 8.25* Sport
7.30. 8,30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.57 Weather; travel


Presenters: John Tlmpson
Presenters: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Andrew Wylie
Read By: Harriet Cass

: News

: Election Call: [number removed]

Your chance to ask senior politicians about their party's policies and their campaign promises. Sir Robin Day is in the Chair to ensure fair play.
Linesopen from 8.0 am A simultaneous broadcast with BBC1


Unknown: Sir Robin Day

: News

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC correspondents talk about the countries they work In.

: Morning Story

J.J.'s Holiday by FIONA BARR
Read by Trudy Kelly
Producer KATHRYN PORTER BBC Northern Ireland


Unknown: Fiona Barr
Read By: Trudy Kelly
Producer: Kathryn Porter

: Daily Service

NEM. p 9; 0 God. our help in ages past (BBC HB 467); Psalm 65; Matthew 3, vv 1-12 (rsv); When all thy mercies. 0 my God (BBC HB 22)

: News

followed by travel

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Managerial Circles by GERRY MCKEE , with Bernard Hill as Dennis Michael N. Harbour as Ray Rod Beacham as Bernie Dennis has worked his way up from the bottom and now runs a small printing firm in London. Ray is one of Ms employees. On this particular morning.
Dennis has called Ray into his office with the sole purpose of firing him. Dennis is loud-mouthed. arrogant, critical. Ray, normally shy and inarticulate, decides to retaliate with a few criticisms of his own ...


Unknown: Gerry McKee
Unknown: Ray Rod Beacham
Unknown: Bernie Dennis
Directed By: Cherry Cookson

: Wildlife

Collared doves - what good are they?
The team answers your Wildlife questions.
Presented by Derek Jones Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat 3.5 pm)


Presented By: Derek Jones
Producer: John Harrison

: News

: You and Yours

Paul Heiney brings you the latest news for consumers. Each day the phone lines are open for your comments on the Items, for your suggestions about what you would like the team toinvestigate.
Call [number removed]after
11.0 am


Unknown: Paul Heiney

: Brain of Britain 1983

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

: The World at One: News

Presenter Gordon Clough


Presenter: Gordon Clough

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Woman's Hour

with Sue MacGregor
The Spirit Gives Me Joy: BOB PRIZEMAN hears from the CHOIR OF GAYAZA GIRLS' HIGH SCHOOL. Uganda.
Pick of the Paperbacks: JUNE KNOX-MAWER and EDWARD BLISHEN make their choice.
Four Stories by JEROME K. JEROME , abridged by PAT MCLOUGHLIN
Read by ROBERT LANG 4: On Cats and Dogs
(Music: Joplin's Cleopha)


Unknown: Bob Prizeman
Stories By: Jerome K. Jerome
Abridged By: Pat McLoughlin
Read By: Robert Lang

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

The Topsoll of Imberley by Peter Terson

Jenny Beston, a student teacher, has been sent to Imberley in Hampshire to make a detailed survey of the village. As well as being an academic exercise, her tutor, Ruby Filmore, hopes it will make her less self-centred and help her to prepare for her teaching career.

BBC Bristol


Unknown: Peter Terson
Unknown: Jenny Beston
Directed By: Shaun MacLoughlin
Jenny Beston: Petra Markham
Ruby Filmore: Mary Wimbush
Annie Mcrdon: Peggy Ann Wood
Jimmie Boroon: John Abineri
Mr Grice: Peter Copley
Phil: Cornelius Garrett

: News

: Just After Four

To Japan via Red Square
JocelvnRixcontinuesher travels across the world by unorthodox routes, and spends May Day in Moscow.
Producer ANNE BROWN BBC Birmingham


Producer: Anne Brown

: Olé

Last Whitsun a recording team went to the Andalucian Festival of El Rocio. On the way, they came across two very different musical events: ithe weird and wonderful CAPTAIN'S BAND having an afternoon get-together; and a children s choir singing at a service to mark the beginning of a pilgrimage.
Dougias Livingstone went with the team. He describes the events and introduces the sounds. Location recordings by PAUL PEARSON


Unknown: El Rocio.
Unknown: Dougias Livingstone
Unknown: Paul Pearson
Producer: Jane Morgan

: Story Time

The Breaker (5)

: PM

withValerie Singleton and Robert Williams on VHF until 5.55
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

with BRYAN MARTIN including Financial Report


Unknown: Bryan Martin

: The Road to Laughter

On 29 May Bob Hope , one of the world's best-known and best-loved comics, celebrated his 80th birthday. In this four-part series,
Bob Monhhouse narrates and presents an affectionate tribute to this great
English-borncomedian, with reminiscences and anecdotes from some of his friends, family and showbusiness colleagues. 1: From Vaudeville to Vietnam
A look at Hope's passion for entertaining live audiences.
Research and script by MARTYN PEDRICK


Unknown: Bob Hope
Unknown: Bob Monhhouse
Script By: Martyn Pedrick
Producer: Richard Edis

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wed 1.40 pm)

: Groundswell

: Feedback

Criticisms and comments about BBC radio and TV
Address: Feedback, BBC, Broadcasting House, London W1A 4WW

: File on 4

The economy, we are told, is recovering from recession. Will this mean new jobs for some of Britain's three million unemployed? Michael Robinson reports on Leicester's prospects following a special survey of the city's manufacturing industry. Producer PAUL CAMPBELL Editor DAVID TAYLOR BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Wed 4.10 pm)


Unknown: Michael Robinson
Producer: Paul Campbell
Editor: David Taylor

: Voices in Harmony

Presenter Marian Foster The voices are those of people whose pastime is to sing in a choir and the harmony is found in music new and old, sacred and secular, popular and serious. The RILSTONE SINGERS, conductor GEOFFREY HUGNES , and the MARAZION APOLLO MALE VOICE CHOIR, conductor
NICHOLAS MATTHEWS , sing songs of land and sea, and folk music from Hungary and the USA,
Producer IAN CARSON BBC Bristol


Presenter: Marian Foster
Conductor: Geoffrey Hugnes
Conductor: Nicholas Matthews

: In Touch

News, views and information for people with a visual handicap. Presenter Peter White Producer THENA HESHEL


Presenter: Peter White

: Kaleidoscope

Includes reviews of The
Return of the Jedi, sequel to Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back; also Opera North's new production of Berlioz's Beatrice and Benedict at the Grand Theatre. Leeds.


Presenter: Chris Bigsby
Producer: Richard Dunn

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

with Simon Winchester


Unknown: Simon Winchester

: A Book at Bedtime

The Turnaround (2) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Election Platform

Extracts from the day's major speeches
Presenter John Hosken long wave only


Presenter: John Hosken

: News

Weather report; forecast long wave only followed by an interlude

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