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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 THE REV RICHARD HARRIES
6.55, 7.55 Weather forecast
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
7.25", 8.25* Sport
7.30, 8.30 News Summary
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35. Yesterday in Parliament
8.50' Your Letters


Presenters: John Timpson
Presenters: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Richard Harries
Read By: Laurie MacMillan

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Julian Bream , who is 50 years old today, first played the guitar on Children's Hour when he was only 13. This led to guest appearances in a series on the Light
Programme and so his career took off. Before long he also took up the lute and played his part in the revival of interest in early music. In conversation with ROY plomley, he talks about his long career and chooses the eight records he would take to the mythical island.


Unknown: Julian Bream
Producer: Derek Drescher

: News

: International Assignment

BBC correspondents look at a contemporary issue. A Radio News production byADAMRAPHAEL

: Morning Story

Dusk and Mrs Packletlde 's Tiger by SAKI. Read by Kenneth Fortescue


Unknown: Mrs Packletlde
Read By: Kenneth Fortescue

: Daily Service

nem, p 21; 0 heavenly
Word, eternal Light (BBC 1111 37); Psalm 84;
Matthew 13. vv 36-43
(RSV); Jesus, where'er thy people meet (BBC HB 263)

: News

followed by travel

: You the Jury

: Natural Selection

The Trent Piranha and the Barford Crocodile Man-eating fish in the Midlands! What a ridiculous idea - or is it? Terry Langford investigates the case of the Trent piranha and whether crocodiles are alive and well - and living in the warm waters of a Bedfordshire power-station.
Producer ANNE blair could BBC Bristol


Unknown: Terry Langford
Producer: Anne Blair

: News

: You and Yours

John Howard brings you the latest consumer news. Today in It's a Bargain, Norman Tozer discusses value for money in garden games for children. What Is safe, entertaining and sturdy?
For fact sheet with details o/ all this week's items, send sae to [address removed]


Unknown: John Howard
Unknown: Norman Tozer

: My Music

12.55 Weather: travel: programme news

: The World at One: News

Presenter Brian Wldlake


Presenter: Brian Wldlake

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Woman's Hour

Introduced from Bristol by Jennl Murray In Vino Veritas: supermarket plonk or wine merchants' vintage - a guide to the best for your palate and pocket. In the Hot Seat: LUKE RITTNER, the new
Secretary General of tne Arts Council of Great Britain.
Producer MARY PRICE BBC Bristol
The High Path (3)


Unknown: Jennl Murray

: News

: The King Must Die: 6: The Anger of Poseidon

by Mary Renault adapted for radio in 11 parts by Michael Bakewell
Theseus and the other dancers from the Bull Court are determined to escape from Crete. Theseus knows King Minos is dead and that Asterion, the Minotaurus, wishes to become Minos. After a bull dance where Theseus is nearly gored to death he receives from deep beneath the Palace of Knossos the earthquake warning of the God.


Author: Mary Renault
Adapted for radio by: Michael Bakewell
Music composed by: Rimistos Pittas
Director: David Spenser
Theseus: Gary Bond
Ariadne: Petra Markham
Asterion: David March
Amyntor: Alex Jennings
Menesthes: Stuart Organ
Melantho: Jane Knowles
Aktor: William Eedle
Lycaon: Danny Schiller
Chryse: Pauleen Siddle
Helike: Jill Lidstone
Pholilos: Eric Allan
Thebe: Sarah Finch
Hippon: Richard Huw
Telemon: John Webb
Thalestris: Elizabeth Lindsay
Naxlan: Howard Samuels
Queen of Naxos: Jane Wenham
Naxian girt: Moir Leslie

: News

: Just After Four

The Open Championship is being played at Birkdale and Peter Alliss Is there as a commentator, but his association with golf goes back to the cradle.


Unknown: Peter Alliss

: By Jupiter!

A sprinkling of music, prose and poetry for St Swithin's Day, with Angela Down Anthony Hyde Douglas Leach Bonnie llurren Compiled by JOYCE ROBERTSON
Producer brun PATTEN BBC Bristol


Unknown: Angela Down
Unknown: Anthony Hyde
Unknown: Douglas Leach
Unknown: Joyce Robertson
Producer: Brun Patten

: Story Time

Judgement Day byPENELOPELIVELY abridged in ten parts by EVANGELJNE BANKS
Read by JOAN HART (10) Producer JOHN CARDY


Read By: Joan Hart
Producer: John Cardy

: PM

with Susannah Simons and Gordon Clough on VHF until 5.55
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather: programme news


Unknown: Susannah Simons
Unknown: Gordon Clough

: The Six O'Clock News

With Brian Perkins
including Financial Report

: Going Places

Chris Serle brings you the stories behind the scenes in the world of travel and transport, with help from
Eric Tobitt , Alanah Martin and Tom Boswell


Unknown: Chris Serle
Unknown: Eric Tobitt
Unknown: Alanah Martin
Unknown: Tom Boswell
Producer: Irene Mallis
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Mon 1 40 pm)

: Pick of the Week

Margaret Howard presents her selection of extracts from BBC radio and television programmes over the past seven days.
Producer helen PRY


Unknown: Margaret Howard

: The Week in Synod

All this week the General Synod of the Church of England - the church's parliament - has been meeting in York. Religious Affairs
Correspondent Rosemary Hartill looks back at what has been debated and decided.


Unknown: Rosemary Hartill

: Any Questions?

The Bishop of Edmonton. The Rt Rev Bill Westwood Clare Francis , Hew Watt and Lord Oaksey tackle the Issues raised 11" the audience In Harwich. Essex
Chairman David Jacobs Producer GEOFFREY JAMES BBC Bristol


Unknown: Bill Westwood
Unknown: Clare Francis
Unknown: Hew Watt
Unknown: David Jacobs
Producer: Geoffrey James

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Speaker: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

includes a review of The Fawn, a little-known satirical comedy written by John Marston In 1604, starring Edward de
Souza and Basil Henson at the National's
Lyttelton Theatre; and previews a season of films on BBC2 starring Elizabeth Taylor , including Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Giant and Cat on a Hot Tin
Roof, which starts next Sunday.
Presented by Michael BllUngton
Producer join BOUNDY


Written By: John Marston
Written By: Basil Henson
Unknown: Elizabeth Taylor
Presented By: Michael Bllungton

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

John Morgan reporting


Unknown: John Morgan

: Week Ending

An irreverently critical look back at the week's news with David Tate Bill Wallls , Jon Glover and Sally Grace
Producer jennie CAMPBELL


Unknown: David Tate
Unknown: Bill Wallls
Unknown: Jon Glover
Written By: James Hindrie
Written By: Ian Brown
Unknown: John Langdon
Unknown: John Colle
Unknown: Roger Planer
Unknown: Peter Hickey
Producer: Jennie Campbell

: A Book at Bedtime

The Pavilion on the Links (5) long wave only
(Starting on Monday: ' I'm the King of the Castle' by Susan Hill )


Unknown: Susan Hill

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Today in Parliament

long wave only

: Anne Jones

long wave only

: News

weather report; forecast followed by an Interlude

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