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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Today

with 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
8.35. Yesterday in Parliament


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

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

Christmas Cookery
Once again it is time for the cook to make plans for the festive season and get ahead where possible. Mary Berry and Glynn Christian join
Sue MacGregor with advice, new ideas and hints to make the preparations go smoothly and allow time for the cook to enjoy the celebrations along with the rest of the family. Produced by the Woman's Hour unit
Lines open from 8.0 am


Unknown: Mary Berry
Unknown: Sue MacGregor

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC correspondents talk about the countries they work in.

: Morning Story

A Little Learning bv IAIN CAMPBELL
Read by Tom Watson
Producer MARTIN GOLDMAN BBC Scotland


Read By: Tom Watson
Producer: Martin Goldman

: Daily Service

NEM, p 75; I to the hills will lift mine eves (BBC HB 459); Psalm 67;
Matthew 6, vv 1-15: Now thank we all our God (BBC HB 277) long wave only

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Driftwood bv ROBIN R. TAYLOR
A peaceful garden In which, on a beautiful April day, two people meet. But the garden belongs to a hospital - and the two people are strangers.
Directed by DAVID SPENSER long wave only


Unknown: Robin R. Taylor
Directed By: David Spenser
Man: Brian Cox
Woman: Jennifer Piercey

: Wildlife

Keith Corbett , Jim Flegg and David Streeter tackle questions from members of the Kent Trust for Nature
Conservation as part of their Silver Jubilee celebrations.
Presented by Derek Jones Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat 5.0 pm) long wave only


Unknown: Keith Corbett
Unknown: Jim Flegg
Unknown: David Streeter
Presented By: Derek Jones
Producer: John Harrison

: You and Yours

with John Howard


Unknown: John Howard

: My Word!

A new series of the panel game devised by TONY SHRYANE and EDWARD J. MASON Dilys Powell and Frank Muir challenge Antonia Fraser and Denis Norden In the Chair
Michael O'Donnell
Questions compiled by PETER MOORE
(Repeated: Thurs 6.30 pm)


Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: Dilys Powell
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Antonia Fraser
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Michael O'Donnell
Unknown: Peter Moore
Producers: Tony Shryane
Producers: Pete Atkin

: The World at One: News

Presenter Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

with Sue MacGregor including
Have you ever wondered what life is like for young people in prison? Bullwood Hall in Essex is one of the new youth custody centres for girls which have been brought in to replace Borstals.
TESSA SHAW went along to talk to staff and Inmates about life on the inside. A Tiger for Malgudl (4) long wave only

: Afternoon Theatre: The Great Lumination

by Roger Wood
with Christian Rodska as William Varley and Marlene Sidaway as Margaret Varley

A village on the Lancashire/Yorkshire border in 1820. William Varley, a handloom weaver, tries to make a living in his cottage, but there is more money to be made at the local mill.
(Paul Webster is a member of the RSC)


Writer: Roger Wood
Penny whistle player: Simon Couzens
Directed By: Brian Dean
William Varley: Christian Rodska
Margaret Varley: Marlene Sidaway
Lizzie Varley: Karen Archer
Wilson Varley: Susan Sheridan
George Holt: John Webb
Dick Roberts: John Rogan
John Moore: John Bott
Edmund Moore: Michael Jenner
John Lathom: Paul Webster
Sarah Oldshaw: Kathleen Helme

: Just After Four

Take a Spare Truss 1: Equipment
' Those who are afflicted with a rupture should take a spare truss with them.' So advised
Dr William Kitchener in 1827 to people who were contemplating a trip abroad. But apart from a truss, what else did the dedicated traveller take? How did he get there? Where did he stay and what did he eat?
Simon Brett recalls some intriguing 19th-century travel tips.


Unknown: Dr William Kitchener
Unknown: Simon Brett

: Transformations

How did Shakespeare's Othello develop into the hero of Verdi's opera
Otello? And which of the two works is the greater masterpiece? Opinions differ as do interpretations. Jonathan Miller , who has recently produced both the play on television and the opera, at the Coliseum, gives his own analysis of the character, illustrated by a few recorded extracts from the two works.


Unknown: Jonathan Miller
Producer: Madeline Jay

: Story Time

How Green Was My Valley (7)

: PM

Presenters Valerie Singleton and Robert Williams


Presenters: Valerie Singleton
Presenters: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

with BRIAN PERKINS including
Financial Report


Unknown: Brian Perkins

: Yes Minister: The Right to Know

by Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn
[Starring] Paul Eddington as Jim Hacker and Nigel Hawthorne as Sir Humphrey
with Derek Fowlds as Bernard

In which the significance of 'significant' is signified most signally.
(Repeated: Thurs 12.27 pm)


Writer: Antony Jay
Writer: Jonathan Lynn
Producer: Pete Atkin
Jim Hacker: Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey Appleby: Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard: Derek Fowlds
Annie: Diana Hoddinott
Lucy: Gerry Cowper
Sir Frederick: Peter Cellier
Protester: Carole Boyd

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wed 1.40 pm)

: Medicine Now

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.
Producer DEBORAH COHEN (Repeated: Sat 3.0 pm)


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: File on 4

Major issues, changing attitudes, important events at home and abroad.
(Repeated: Wed 4.10 pm)


Producer: Max Easterman
Editor: David Taylor

: Not Exactly in his Footsteps

Six lurches through
England by Ray Gosling , not quite in the wake Of J. B. PRIESTLEY.
In the final chapter of his English Journey of 1933, Priestley divided the country into three: guide book ' merrie England industrial ' sooty pig
England '; and the new electric ' Blackpoolised England
No traveller of England has bettered Priestley's
Judgment, argues Gosling. What he saw in 1933 is the same in 1983. For all the talk of change and progress, almost nothing is different....
Producer ALASTAIR WILSON BBC Manchester


Unknown: Ray Gosling
Unknown: J. B. Priestley.
Producer: Alastair Wilson

: 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 Handbook of aids [address removed]

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Paul Allen includes reviews of Young Blood, an exhibition of the talents of young designers from 60 art and design colleges around the country, at the Barbican Art Gallery,
London; and At the Jazz Band Ball - A Memory of the 1950s, the third volume of a trilogy by Philip Oakes.


Presenter: Paul Allen
Unknown: Philip Oakes.
Producer: Brian Barfield

: The World Tonight: News

with Alexander MacLeod


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: Instant Sunshine ... Reasonably Together Again

The second of six entertainments to help you beat the weather with David Barlow ,
Peter Christie. Miles Kington Alan Maryon-Davis and their special guests The Gay Blades Producer


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

: A Book at Bedtime

Sour Sweet (7) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: News

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