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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Today

Presenters John Timpson and Peter Hobday with Brian Redhead from the Commonwealth Prime Ministers' Conference in New Delhi, India
6.30, 7.30, 8.30
News Summary
S.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


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

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

The Nuclear Debate The Rt Hon
Michael Heseltlne , mp, Secretary of State for Defence. answers your questions. The BBC's Defence Correspondent
Christopher Lee is in the studio, with Sue MacGregor in the Chair. Produced by the Woman's Hour unit
Lines open from 8.0 am


Unknown: Michael Heseltlne
Unknown: Christopher Lee
Unknown: Sue MacGregor

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC correspondents throughout the world talk about the countries they work in.

: Morning Story

In the Light of Morning by NORRIE HEARN
Read by Denys Hawthorne Producer KATHRYN PORTER BBC Northern Ireland


Unknown: Norrie Hearn
Read By: Denys Hawthorne
Producer: Kathryn Porter

: Daily Service

Advent Calendar:
Abraham and Isaac NEM. p 26; Lo, God is here! (BBC HB 264); The truth from above (Oxford Book of Carols 68);
Genesis 22, vv 1-14; To us In Bethlem city (BBC HB 315) long wave only

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

The Odds Against Corrigan by SHEILA HODGSON
A disused racecourse is an eerie place. For two young people who stroll across it the atmosphere is charged with emotions as different as the reasons for them.
Directed by GRAHAM GAULD long wave only


Unknown: Sheila Hodgson
Directed By: Graham Gauld
Nicky: Simon Hewitt
Jill: Frances Jeater
Doctor: Roger Snowdon
Mike: Scott Cherry
Conrad: John Livesey
Woman: Margot Boyd

: Wildlife

' We had a strange blue tit-like bird in the garden but its cap, wings and back were black and its chest was grey. Is It a dark form evolved to live in industrial areas? '
The naturalists answer your wildlife questions. Presenter Derek Jones Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat 5.0 pm) long wave only


Presenter: Derek Jones
Producer: John Harrison

: You and Yours

Paul Heiney with the daily programme aimed at you, the consumer.
Ring [number removed]after 11.0 am with your questions and comments.


Unknown: Paul Heiney

: My Word!

A 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


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 and voices and topics in and behind the headlines

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor , including Focus on the Nuclear Debate: the talks' defined. What is under negotiation?
A Tiger for Malgudi by R. K. NARAYAN abridged in nine parts by SALLY SKRIMSHIRE
Read by SAM DASTOR (9) (Music: Mayer's Sri Krishna) long wave only


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: R. K. Narayan
Read By: Sam Dastor

: Afternoon Theatre

The Wheel of Time by HENRY JAMES dramatised by BETTY DAVIES
A man and a woman meet after a lapse of 30 years and find the relationship of their youth is re-enacted by their children.
Directed by GRAHAM GAULD


Unknown: Henry James
Dramatised By: Betty Davies
Directed By: Graham Gauld
Maurice: Barry Foster
Fanny: Sarah Badel
Lady Greyswood: Monica Grey
Gen Knocker: Cyril Shaps
Mrs Knocker: Joan Hart
Vera: Amanda Murray
Arthur: David McAlister
Mrs Crlsford: Judy Franklin
Maid: Patience Tomlinson
Guest: Alexander John

: Just After Four

The Impossible Europeans?
Richard Mayne explores and explodes some national cliches.
1: The French - Perfect Foreigners


Unknown: Richard Mayne
Producer: Julian Hale

: Happily Ever After?

' It's easier to talk about death than it is to talk openly about step-families ', wrote a step-mother recently.
One in three marriages in Britain today is a re-marriage - in 90 per cent there are children involved. The main focus of social concern and advice tends to be on the children. But what of the five million step-parents? What are their difficulties and anxieties?
Mavis Nicholson talks to some of the experts (sociologists and psychologists) and to the step-parents themselves who speak out intimately and frankly and offer some encouragement to others in a similar situation.


Talks: Mavis Nicholson
Written By: Brenda Maddox
Producer: Gaynor Shutte

: Story Time

How Green Was My Valley (12)

: PM

with Robert Williams and Valerie Singleton


Unknown: Robert Williams
Unknown: Valerie Singleton

: The Six O'Clock News

With BRIAN PERKINS including Financial Report


Unknown: Brian Perkins

: Yes Minister

by ANTONY JAY and JONATHAN LYNN in Doing the Honours in which Sir Humphrey is not in any sense reprimanded.


Unknown: Antony Jay
Unknown: Jonathan Lynn
Producer: Pete Atkin
Jim Hacker: Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey: Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard: Derek Fowlds
Sir Arnold: John Nettleton
The Master: Graham Crowden
Bursar: William Fox
Committee: Stuart Organ,
Committee: David Peart
Committee: Moir Leslie

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wed 1.40 pm)

: Medicine Now

Geoff Watts reports


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Geoff Deehan

: Dancing with my Shadow

Memories of what it was like to go out dancing in the 1930s set to music of the period.


Producer: Peter Hoare

: The Mozart Inquest

Nearly 200 years after the event, the organisers of the 1983 Brighton Festival ordered an inquest Into the death of the composer Mozart. Lawyers were briefed, witnesses subpoenaed and a jury summoned.
Tim Rice took his seat in the public gallery to report the proceedings.
Did Mozart die of natural causes, or was he murdered? And if so, by whom? Barristers:
Michael Hutchinson , QC Anthony Arlldge , qc Christopher Moger
Rosamund Horwood-Smart Witnesses:
William Gutteridge
Lisa Harvey , Simon Eliot Matthew Scott. Catherine Paice , Katie Avey
Research and preparation of briefs FRANCIS CARR and SIMON WHITWORTH based on an idea by SIR IAN HUNTER Produced for radio by MAGGIE REDFERN


Unknown: Tim Rice
Unknown: Michael Hutchinson
Unknown: Qc Anthony Arlldge
Unknown: Christopher Moger
Unknown: Rosamund Horwood-Smart
Unknown: William Gutteridge
Unknown: Lisa Harvey
Unknown: Simon Eliot
Unknown: Matthew Scott.
Unknown: Catherine Paice
Unknown: Katie Avey
Unknown: Francis Carr
Unknown: Simon Whitworth
Unknown: Maggie Redfern

: 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 Publications, [address removed] (send four large saes for a year's supply)

: Kaleidoscope

Hans Hotter-Mastersinger A big Wagnerian voice, which is heavy, has its problems adjusting to Lieder, but if a ' forte' is a big apple, then a ' piano ' is not a slice of that apple, but a whole small apple.
In conversation with Michael Oliver , the German bass-baritone
Hans Hotter talks about his career as a leading soloist, opera producer and now a teacher, as well as his meetings with Richard Strauss , the opera producer
Wieland Wagner and the conductor Wilhelm Furtwangler. Producer JOHN BOUNDY


Unknown: Hans Hotter-Mastersinger
Unknown: Michael Oliver
Talks: Hans Hotter
Unknown: Richard Strauss
Unknown: Wieland Wagner
Conductor: Wilhelm Furtwangler.
Producer: John Boundy

: The World Tonight: News

with Alexander MacLeod


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: Instant Sunshine ... Reasonably Together Again

The third of six entertainments to help you beat the weather as David Barlow ,
Peter Christie. Miles Kington and Alan Maryon-Davis make the attempt to be reasonably together with their special guests
The Temperance Seven Producer


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

: A Book at Bedtime

Sour Sweet by TIMOTHY MO abridged in 12 parts by KEITH DARVILL
Read by DAVID SUCHET (12) Producer MAURICE LEITCH long wave only


Unknown: Keith Darvill
Read By: David Suchet
Producer: Maurice Leitch

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: News

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