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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends and weather

: Today

with Brian Redhead in Blackpool for the Trades Union Congress and John Tlmpson in London
6.30, 7.30. 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Prayer for the Day
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
7.20* Your Letters
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: John Tlmpson
Read By: Peter Donaldson

: The People of the Sea

Part 2

: Tuesday Call:[number removed]

Life Under Water
What's the proper name for a miller's thumb? Where have all the salmon gone? What equipment do you need to take up skin diving? These are some of the questions you might like to put to Dr Paul Cragg , marine biologist and skin-diver: and Dr Anne Powell , a freshwater ecologist.
Sue MacGregor is in the Chair.
Produced by the Woman's Hour unit


Unknown: Dr Paul Cragg
Unknown: Dr Anne Powell

: Morning Story

Mr Lillington 's War by RONALD FRAME
Reader Tom Criddle
It's not every day we have a hero in the House,' Mrs Andrews told him. He smiled, as seemed expected of him. Producer JOHN ARNOTT BBC Scotland


Unknown: Mr Lillington
Reader: Tom Criddle
Unknown: Mrs Andrews
Producer: John Arnott

: Daily Service

NEM, p 79; My soul, praise the Lord!
BBC HB 463); Psalm 31; Ephesians 8, vv 10-21
(RSV); Father of mercies, in thy word (BBC HB 189)

: Thirty-Minute Theatre



Unknown: David Norris

: Wildlife

A special edition with subjects suggested by you, the listener.
Your letters, favourite sounds and another chance to win the mystery sound competition.
Presented by Derek Jones Producer ANNE BLAIR GOULD BBC Bristol


Presented By: Derek Jones
Producer: Anne Blair Gould

: You and Yours

Paltie Coldwcll , with the latest news, information and advice for consumers. The comment line is open from 11.0 am. If you want to take part or suggest an item for future investigation, ring [number removed].


Unknown: Paltie Coldwcll

: Brain of Britain 1983

Chairman Robert Robinson 26: South and West of England
Second semi-final Peter Hollies
(former history lecturer) Christopher Stacy Waddy (banker)
Cecil Ballantine (lecturer) Peter Lanyon-Orgill
(retired schoolmaster) including Beat the Brains Programme devised by JOHN P. WYNN. Questions set by IAN GILLIES
(Repeated: Thurs 6.30 pm)


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Peter Hollies
Unknown: Christopher Stacy Waddy
Unknown: Cecil Ballantine
Unknown: Peter Lanyon-Orgill
Unknown: John P. Wynn.
Unknown: Ian Gillies
Producer: Richard Edis

: The World at One: News

Presented by Sir Robin Day


Presented By: Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor including:
JUNE KNOX-MAWER meets the contemporary composer ALAN BUSH and his librettist wife NANCY. The Little Walls (4)


Unknown: Alan Bush

: Afternoon Theatre

The Weasel with the Waistcoat by MO GREENWOOD with Will, a young lad living in the Yorkshire wolds in the 1860s, has a very vivid imagination - but when he claims to have found a body under the gooseberries ...
Directed by TREVOR HILL BBC Manchester


Unknown: Mo Greenwood
Directed By: Trevor Hill
Uncle Ned: George A Cooper
Mr Hepworth: Clive Francis
Will: And Jason Littler
His mam: Kate Lee
Mrs Ned: Ann Rye
Jepson Took, agent for the Morton Estate.: Peter Bell
Lady Patricia: Rosalind Knight
Mrs Beaulyon: Valerie Skardon
Meg, the housekeeper: Judith Barker
working men: Herbert Smith
working men: Keith Clifford

: Just After Four

This week Leonard Pearcey talks to the winners of the Radio
Times Drama Awards.
Today - Peter Gibbs , who won the £5,000 first prize in the television section with his play Benefit of the Doubt.
Producer ANNE BROWN BBC Birmingham


Talks: Leonard Pearcey
Unknown: Peter Gibbs
Producer: Anne Brown

: The Fourth Man

In the great drama of the decline and fall of the British Empire in India. most people know the names of three of the principal actors.
Mahatma Gandhi , Pandit Nehru and Lord
Mountbatten. But there was a fourth man, now little known outside his own country, who more than any of the other three held the key to India's freedom.
Tall, emaciated, dressed in well-cut Western clothes, monocled, he commanded respect, though rarely affection. With ALEX JENNINGS ,


Unknown: Michael Edwardes
Unknown: Mahatma Gandhi
Unknown: Pandit Nehru
Unknown: Alex Jennings
Unknown: Renu Setna
Unknown: Dino Shafeek
Producer: John Theocharis
Mohammed Ali Jinnah: Zia Mohyeddin

: Story Time

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole , Aged 131 The last of seven parts written by SUE TOWNSEND with Nicholas Barnes Producer JOHN TYDEMAN


Unknown: Adrian Mole
Written By: Sue Townsend
Unknown: Nicholas Barnes
Producer: John Tydeman

: PM

Valerie Singleton and Robert Williams
VHF only 5.50-5.55


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

Wtlh BRYAN MARTIN including Financial Report

: Son of Cliche

Early-morning theatre presents
Singers of an Autumn Night by TREVOR OXFORD-HYPHEN-CAMBRIDGE
David returns to Lakeside Farm to discover Jenny has melted, Brian thinks he's a telephone and Sandra has married a chicken - but all is not as it seems ... starring
Christopher Barrie as an anchovy Nick Maloney as second anchovy, and Nick Wilton as himself Written by ROB GRANT and DOUG NAYLOR
Music by PETER BREWIS Producer ALAN ' Polytechnic ' NIXON


Unknown: Christopher Barrie
Unknown: Nick Maloney
Unknown: Nick Wilton
Written By: Rob Grant
Written By: Doug Naylor
Music By: Peter Brewis

: 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 cp's surgery.


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Julian Brown

: 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

: Signs and Wonders

For many the command of Jesus to heal the sick is an important and integral part of the Christian Gospel. In cases where medicine seems unable to help - the ' laying on of hands' and ' prayer for the sick ' has effected many dramatic cures. So dramatic that one consultant described his patient's recovery as ' ... a bloody miracle! ' Miraculous or not the Christian Healing
Ministry is undergoing a revival.
Frank Wright looks at its re-emergence and at the developing relationship between medicine and religion.
Producer HUGH FAUPEL BBC Manchester


Unknown: Frank Wright

: In Touch

News, views and information for people with a visual handicap.
Presenter Peter White Producer THENA HESHEL Listeners can phone in queries and comments relating to the programme on [number removed]
8.30-10.0 pm
Handbooks of aids and services f2 95, from [address removed]

: Kaleidoscope

includes reviews of Shame, a new novel by Salman Rushdie based on the curious history of the poet Omar Khayyam ; and Return Engagement, a film about eight days in the lives of two notorious figures in American history, Dr Timothy Leary and G. Gordon Liddy.
Presenter Natalie Wheen Producer CARROLL MOORE


Novel By: Salman Rushdie
Unknown: Omar Khayyam
Unknown: Dr Timothy Leary
Unknown: G. Gordon
Presenter: Natalie Wheen
Producer: Carroll Moore

: The World Tonight: News

with Charles Wheeler and voices and opinions from around the world


Unknown: Charles Wheeler

: A Book at Bedtime

The Member of the Wedding (2) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

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

: Music at Night

French dance music through the ages. from the pavane ' Belle qui tient ma vie ' to Ravel's Pavane pour une Infante défunte. plus Warlock's Capriol Suite. gramophone records long wave only

: News

long wave only

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