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presenters Peter Hobday and John Timpson with Brian Redhead from the Commonwealth Prime Ministers'
Conference in New Delhi. India
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
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7 45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in parliament


Presenters: Peter Hobday
Presenters: John Timpson
Unknown: Brian Redhead
Read By: Bryan Martin

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: Morning Story

Sisters by PAT BINCE
Read by Rosalind Knight ' When romance took
Netta, it took her hard.
She got a terrible urge to give everything, not just herself, but every blessed thing she possessed. Some one-night Johnny had even won the sheepskin rug from in front of the fire.'
Producer GILLIAN RUSH BBC Manchester long wave only


Read By: Rosalind Knight

: Daily Service

nem, p 84; Jesus, where'er thv people meet (BBC HB 263); Psalm 25; Matthew 6 vv 25-34; Lord Jesus, think on me (Bp 54) long wave only

: Virginia Thanksgiving

This is Thanksgiving Day, when Americans thank Almighty God for their nation and their preservation. But Is it right that, by tradition, the Pilgrim Fathers are always remembered and honoured on this day of spiritual renewal? No, say the Virginians. It can now be proved that a little band of adventurers from Berkeley in Gloucestershire held the first official Thanksgiving Service on American soil in Virginia in 1619, a year and 17 days before the Mayflower even dropped anchor.
From the James River in Virgina and the River
Severn in Gloucestershire, Gwyn Richards reports on an extraordinary detective story involving long-lost papers and a retired
English parson, which is turning history on its head.
BBC Birmingham long wave only


Unknown: James River
Unknown: Gwyn Richards
Unknown: Gallagher Gwyn Richards

: Enquire Within

with Neil Landor
Producer ANGELA HIND long wave only


Unknown: Neil Landor
Producer: Angela Hind

: YouandYours

with Paul Hciney
Les Cottington with his guide to food prices.


Unknown: Paul Hciney

: Yes Minister

: The World at One: News

Presenter Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

MacGregor visits St George 's
Hospital in London to check the progress on the Ursula James Room - a new facility for handicapped children funded in part from the 1982 Children in Need Appeal.
A Tiger for Malgudl (6) long wave only


Unknown: St George

: Afternoon Theatre

Jacob Creber and the Felsoe Worm
A comedy by GERRY MCKEE with Gordon Gostelow as Scobey Maggie McCarthy as Marjorie Rod Beacham as Les Elaine Lordan as Teresa A rebellious teenager runs away from home with an eccentric old gardener on a cross-country magical mystery tour, retracing the steps of a local legend. They are hotly pursued by her parents who have a few problems in keeping up with the clues ... Recorded on location OB engineers
ROD DOLLIMORE. Technical presentation TIM STURGEON Directed by CHERRY COOKSON


Unknown: Jacob Creber
Comedy By: Gerry McKee
Unknown: Gordon Gostelow
Unknown: Scobey Maggie McCarthy
Unknown: Marjorie Rod Beacham
Unknown: Les Elaine Lordan
Unknown: Julian Walther
Unknown: Andy Leslie

: Just After Four

Take a Spare Truss 3: Dealing with Foreigners
' Nothing so impresses and terrifies savages as fireworks, especially rockets, and judiciously set up, a rocket is very likely to frighten off an intended attack and save bloodshed.'
Simon Brett continues his search into travelling abroad in the 19th century.


Unknown: Simon Brett

: Bookshelf

: Story Time

How Green Was My Valley (9)

: PM

with Robert Williams and Susannah Simons


Unknown: Robert Williams
Unknown: Susannah Simons

: The Six O'Clock News

With PETER DONALDSON including Financial Report


Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: My Word!

: News

: The Archers

Written by DEBBIE COOK
Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN
(Repeated: Fri 1.40 pm) Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham


Written By: Debbie Cook
Editor: Anthony Parkin
Peggy: June Spencer
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Jill: Patricia Greene
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Joe Grundy: Haydn Jones
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Heather Bell
Mary: Ysanne Churchman
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Mike Tucker: Terry Molloy
Betty Tucker: Pamela Craig
Mark: Richard Derrington
Susan: Charlotte Martin
Nigel: Graham Seed

: Concert Prelude

with Jeremy Stepmann


Unknown: Jeremy Stepmann

: Scottish National Orchestra

leader EDWIN PALING conductor
Sir Alexander Gibson Hugh Seenan (horn) direct from City Hall, Glasgow
Mendelssohn Overture: The Hebrides
Beethoven Viennese Dances
Mozart Horn Concerto No 4, in E flat (K 495)


Leader: Edwin Paling
Conductor: Sir Alexander Gibson
Horn: Hugh Seenan

: * Any Answers?

with David Jacobs
Producer maky PRICE BBC Bristol


Unknown: David Jacobs

: Concert

Part 2 Dvorak
Symphony No 5, in F BBC Scotland

: Kaleidoscope

Natalie Wheen presents tonight's edition which includes reviews of The Dealer, a new play by Thomas Wiseman set in Vienna in 1938, about a dealer in fine art who has to adapt to the changing fortunes of the city of art and culture at the end of its glory, starring Cyd Hayman and David Yelland , at the Nuffield Theatre, Southampton; and Required Writing -
Miscellaneous Pieces 1955-1982 by Philip Larkin. Producer


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Play By: Thomas Wiseman
Unknown: Cyd Hayman
Unknown: David Yelland
Unknown: Philip Larkin.
Unknown: Richard Bannerman

: The World Tonight: News

John Morgan reporting


Unknown: John Morgan

: A Book at Bedtime

Sour Sweet (9) long wave only

: TheFinancial World Tonight

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