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: News Briefing

News. weather, papers and sport

: Farming Today

: Today

Presenters John Timpson and Peter Hobday
6.30, 7.30, 8.30
News Summary
6.45* Prayer for the Day
7.0. 8.0 Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7.20* Your Letters
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presenters: John Timpson
Presenters: Peter Hobday
Read By: Bryan Martin

: The House at Pooh Corner

2: In which Tigger comes to the Forest and has breakfast.

: Tuesday Call:

[number removed]
Starting School
Over half-a-mllllon 5-year-olds will face their first day at school this autumn. How can teachers reassure anxious parents? How will the difficult child at in? Is social behaviour as important as the three Rs?
In the studio to answer your questions are educationist Julia Knight and Vinnette Melbourne. headmistress of a London junior school. Sue
MacGregor is in the Chair. Produced by tire
Woman's Hour unit
Lines open from 8.0 am


Unknown: Julia Knight

: Morning Story

Read by Catherine Gibson ' At last she was out of the wind noise inside the sale room ... A man in a flat cap who looked like a dealer was jotting down lot numbers and likely prices In a dog-eared note-book. He kept licking his pencil to aid his concentration.
" Excuse me. Who do I see about selling something? " '
Producer KATHRYN PORTIR BBC Northern Ireland


Unknown: Shirley Bork
Read By: Catherine Gibson
Producer: Kathryn Portir

: Daily Service

NEM, p 71; Forth In thy name, 0 Lord, I go
(BBC RB 406); Psalm 27, vv 7-14; I Kings 2. vv
36-46 (rsv); My God. my Father, make me strong (BBC HB 357)

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Soft Impeachment by ALUN OWEN


Unknown: Alun Owen

: Wildlife

How could toadspawn have appeared In the upstairs gutter of my house, some 18 feet from the ground? '
Keith Corbett , Penny Anderson and Roger Lovegrove answer more of your natural history queries.
Presented by Derek Jones Producer


Unknown: Keith Corbett
Unknown: Roger Lovegrove
Presented By: Derek Jones
Unknown: Anne Blair Gould

: YouandYours

Paul Heiney with the latest advice and information for consumers. You can comment on what you hear by ringing [number removed]after 11.0 am.


Unknown: Paul Heiney

: Brain of Britain 1983

(Details: Thurj 6.30 pm)

: The World at One: News

with Michael Charlton


Unknown: Michael Charlton

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

with Sue MacGregor Including:
A Visit to Herstmonceux Castle: JUNE KNOX-MAWER talks to the Director of the Royal Greenwich
Exploring Parenthood: workshops for parents are a new idea, FRANCES RATCHFORO looks at the way they help or hinder parents in the everyday challenge of bringing up children.
The Plague Dogs (15)


Unknown: Alec Boksenberg
Unknown: Frances Ratchforo

: Afternoon Theatre

Before I Am Old by TONY FLAIIERTY , With
It is the summer of 1857 and a young English writer goes to Connemara, meets Mary and discovers a way of life which he can never be part of. Directed by MARILYN IRELAND
BBC Northern Ireland


Unknown: Tony Flaiierty
Directed By: Marilyn Ireland
Neil: Anton Lesser
Mary: Marcella O'Riordan
Neil's friend: Brendan Somers
Mary's father: Aiden Grennell
Mary's mother: Catherine Gibson
Fr Burke: Kevin Flood
Singer: Tony McAuley

: Just After Four

Robert Gtddings reflects on a sport of kings ... bare-knuckle boxing.
1: Coming up to Scratch Producer ELAINE BEDELL BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Robert Gtddings
Producer: Elaine Bedell

: Once in a Blue Moon

The Story of Krakatoa The bottom of the sea seemed to have cracked open and subterranean fires belched forth. Between the twin cataracts rose a great wall o/ fire. Down this chasm the waters of the straits were pouring with a tremendous hissing sound.
On 27 August 1883 the Island volcano of Krakatoa erupted In arguably the most catastrophic natural disaster known to man -
36.000 people were killed and the explosions were heard 3,000 mites away.
Sean Maffett re-creates the events of that August morning 100 years ago when, it is recorded, the moon turned blue.
Producer JOHN KNIGHT BBC Bristol


Unknown: R. Dalby
Unknown: Sean Maffett

: Story Time

The Master (7)

: PM

Robert Williams and Richard Bath VHF only 5.51-5.55


Unknown: Robert Williams
Unknown: Richard Bath

: The Six O'Clock News

with LAURIE MACMILLAN Half-an-hour of reports from the BBC newsmen around the world including
Financial Report


Unknown: Laurie MacMillan

: Son of Cliche

(Details: Wed 10.30 pm)

: 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.
(Repeated: Sat 2.35 pm)


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Geoff Deehan

: Antony Hopkins

Talking About Music Each week Antony Hopkins explores a different musical work or topic, explaining his thoughts at the piano and illustrating them with records.


Producer: Patrick Lambert

: The Unbroken Line

One hundred and fifty years after Wilberforce every government in the world sets its public face against slavery. The last to outlaw the chains was Mauritania, but that was only three years ago. Today human-rights campaigners are no less anxious about the millions of victims of forced-labour than were their 19th-century predecessors concerned about legal slaves because, as the Secretary General of the Commonwealth says. there Is still ' an unbroken line of servitude
Adam Raphael investigates examples of debt-bondage, child-labour,serfdom,women sold into prostitution and men press-ganged into sweated-labour camps.
Producer jock GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Adam Raphael

: In Touch

Presenter Peter White Producer THENA HESHEL Listeners can phone in queries and comments on [number removed]
8.50-10.0 pm

: Kaleidoscope

includes reviews of Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence , Nagisa Oshima 's film, based on a novel by Sir
Laurens van der Post and set in a Japanese POW camp during World War II, which stars
David Bowie ; and the New York City Ballet at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
Presenter Natalie Wheen Producer ANTHONY CHEEVERS


Unknown: Mr Lawrence
Unknown: Nagisa Oshima
Unknown: Laurens van Der Post
Unknown: David Bowie
Presenter: Natalie Wheen
Producer: Anthony Cheevers

: The World Tonight: News

with Alexander MacLeod


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: A Book at Bedtime

On the Eve (2) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Music at Night

Popular English and Scottish tunes from the 17th and 18th centuries. gramophone records long wave only

: News

long wave only

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