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: News Briefing

News, weather, paperi and sport

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news. market trends

: Today

Brian Redhead and John Timpson 630, 7.30, 8.30
News Summary
6.45* Prayer for the Day
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by EUGENE FRASER
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day Editor JULIAN HOLLAND


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: John Timpson
Read By: Eugene Fraser
Editor: Julian Holland

: Checkpoint

A series of weekly investigations Into the problems of listeners, which can Include being the victims of unfair dealings, sharp practice, Injustice and even fraud. Presenter Roger Cook


Presenter: Roger Cook

: The Living World

A magazine edition with news of what's happening to wildlife and the countryside.
Introduced by Peter France


Introduced By: Peter France

: Russell Harty's Musical Encounters

Russell Harty and his guest Anthony Burgess choose pieces of music for each other as stepping stones in a conversation that is free-ranging and, sometimes, surprising. Producer UN GARDHOUSE


Unknown: Russell Harty
Unknown: Anthony Burgess

: Morning Story

Burn Out by PAT BURCHARD Read by June Barrie
Olga was planning a clothes-swapping party, but things didn't stop at that.
Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol


Read By: June Barrie

: Daily Service

NEM, p 9; Christ who knows all his sheep
(BBC HB 507); Psalm 66. w 1-11; Ephesians 7, vv 1-12 (RSV); 0 God, give ear unto my cry (BBC RB 466)

: With Great Pleasure

The Rt Hon Denis Healey, MP, and Mrs Edna Healey


Presenter: Denis Healey
Presenter: Edna Healey

: Enquire Within

We all have queries, quibbles and quandaries which we mean to resolve but which always lie unanswered at the back of our minds.
Let Nell Landor , together with his specialist experts and the help of the BBC Reference Library, sort out the answers.
Questions on a postcard please, to Enquire Within, BBC Broadcasting House, London WIA 4WW
Producer un WILLOX


Unknown: Nell Landor

: You and Yours

John Howard , with the daily consumer news magazine, is joined today by Leslie Cottington who looks at the latest news and price trends for the weekly Shopping Basket.


Unknown: John Howard
Unknown: Leslie Cottington

: Instant Sunshine... Reasonably Together Again

The first in a new series of six entertainments for an early-autumn lunchtime as David Barlow, Peter Christie, Miles Kington and Alan Maryon-Davis make the attempt to be reasonably together with their special guests The Little Big Band.


Unknown: David Barlow
Unknown: Peter Christie
Unknown: Miles Kington
Unknown: Alan Maryon-Davis
Producer: Danny Greenstone

: The World at One: News

Presenter Gordon Clough with voices and topics in and behind the headlines Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presenter: Gordon Clough
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor including:
Gone Missing: ' If people go missing and they don't want to be found, It's a very difficult task to ascertain where they are.' ANGELI.E BRYAN-KANE investigates the strange disappearance of three people now classified as missing.
The Little Walls by WINSTON GRAHAM abridged In 12 parts by JACK SINGLETON
Readby David McAlister (1)
When the archaeologist
Grevil Turner apparently commits suicide, his brother Philip refuses to believe It. He sets out to prove otherwise.
(Music: Maconchy's
Serenata concertante)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Jack Singleton
Unknown: Readby David McAlister
Unknown: Grevil Turner

: Afternoon Theatre

The Poor Gentleman by IVAN TURGENEV translated by ARIADNE NICOLAEFF With
Written a few years before A Month in the Country, this little-known play Is an emotional comedy about an elderly man's devotion to a daughter he must never recognise publicly as his own.
Adapted for radio and directed by BRIAN MILLER BBC Bristol


Translated By: Ariadne Nicolaeff
Directed By: Brian Miller
as Kuzovkin: Frank Finlay
as Olga Petrovna: Morag Hood
Pavel Nlkolalch: Colin Baker
Flegont Aleksandrych: Neil Stacy
Ivan Kuzmlch: John Hartoch

: Just After Four

What About the Workers? 3: ANN WHITEHOUSEreflects on Hfe as a museum attendant.


Unknown: Ann Whitehousereflects

: A Good Read

: Story Time

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole , Aged 131 (4)


Unknown: Adrian Mole

: PM

with Susannah Simons and Robert Williams


Unknown: Susannah Simons
Unknown: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

Half-an-hour of reports from the BBC newsmen around the world.
Including Financial Report


Unknown: Charles Colville

: Brain of Britain 1983

Chairman Robert Robinson 25: London and Home Counties First Semi-final
Adrian Montgomery (teacher)
Michael Splttal (teacher) MalcolmDavis (civil servant) Sam Mortimer (civil servant) including Bent the Brains Programme devised by JOHN P. WYNN
Questions set by IAN GILLIES
Producer Richard EDIS


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Adrian Montgomery
Unknown: Michael Splttal
Unknown: Sam Mortimer
Unknown: John P. Wynn
Unknown: Ian Gillies
Producer: Richard Edis

: The Archers

Written by MARY CUTLER (Repeated; Fri 1.40 pm) Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham


Written By: Mary Cutler
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Lucy Perks: Tracey-Jane White
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Joe Grundy: Haydn Jones
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Richard Adamson: Richard Carrington
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Susan Horobin: Charlotte Martin
Bill Insley: Ted Moult

: Concert Prelude

Jehn Amis looks forward to the music In tonight's concert.


Unknown: Jehn Amis

: Proms 83

direct from the Royal Albert Hall, London Part 1
Piano Concerto No 5. in flat major (Emperor) as Radio 3


Unknown: Royal Albert

: none

Stanley Williamson opens the file on life In
Gloucester100yearsago, as it was reflected In the local newspapers.
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Stanley Williamson
Readers: Russell Dixon
Readers: John McGregor

: Proms 83

Part 2 Berlioz
Symphonle fantaslique as Radio 3

: Kaleidoscope

Includes reviews of Tales from Hollywood.
Christopher Hampton's [day at the Olivier
Theatre about a group of German writers exiled in Los Angeles in the 1940s; and A Private View by Irene Mayer Selznlck , daughter of Louis B. Mayer and wife of film-maker David O. Selznlck , an autobiography which also gives an insight Into one of the most productive periods in the history of Hollywood.
Presenter Paul Vaughan


Unknown: Irene Mayer Selznlck
Unknown: Louis B. Mayer
Unknown: David O. Selznlck
Presenter: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Anthony Cheevers

: The World Tonight: News

with Alexander MacLeod


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: A Book at Bedtime

On the Eve (9) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Night

Darkness lends enchantment, mystery and even horror to many of the creatures of the night - but are these attributes Justified? Barry Paine sheds some light on the nocturnal scene.
Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol long wave only


Unknown: Barry Paine
Producer: John Harrison

: News

long wave only

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