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: News Briefing

News. weather, papers and sport

: Farming Today

: Today

with Brian Redhead and Peter Hobday
6.30, 7.30, 8.30
News Summary 6.45 Prayer for the Day
7.0, 8.0 Today's New* Read by BRYAN MARTIN 7,25*. 8.25* Sport
7 45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Peter Hobday
Read By: Bryan Martin

: News

: Midweek: Henry Kelly

invitee you to join him and Libby Purves for conversation with the people who are in and out of the news this week.


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Gardeners' Question Time

Ken Ford invites
Geoffrey Smith , Daphm Ledward and Dr Stefan Buczackl to answer questions which listeners have aent in by post.
BBCManchesterards only (Questions on postcards only please to BBC. Woodhouse lane, Leeds LS2 9PX)


Unknown: Ken Ford
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Daphm Ledward
Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczackl

: Mono Daily Service

An act of thanksgiving for the life of Andrew Stuart
Hibberd, MBE (1893-1993)
Stuart Hibberd , one of the outstanding figures in BBC Radio from its earliest days, died on 1 November.


Unknown: Andrew Stuart
Unknown: Stuart Hibberd

: Baker's Dozen

: What's in a Name?

such as 'setaceous hebrew character' or 'true-lover knot' 'maiden's blush' or 'cream-spot tiger'? Whether descriptive or collective, classical or colloquial, names of plants and animals have some very strange origins not least the moths which include the 'anomalous', the 'uncertain', the 'stranger and the 'delicate'.. -
Presenter Denis Owen


Presenter: Denis Owen
Producer: Anne Blair

: You and Yours

John Howard with more news and advice for consumers.


Unknown: John Howard

: The Magic Carpet: 3

A story of the R101
A serial in seven parts by David Beatt

After a major refit the two halves of R101 had now been joined together, but there were still defects, of which the Secretary of State for Air, Lord Thomson, appeared oblivious. Yet a date of departure for India of midnight 26 September 1930 had been fixed...
BBC Bristol


Writer: David
Director: Brian Miller
Narrator: Conrad Phillips
Lily: Sarah Benfield
Olive: Ingrid Hafner
Ramsay MacDonald: Bob Docherty
Thomson: Esmond Rideout
Irwin: Alan Moori
Hunt: Rex Holdsworth
Johnston/Leech: Pavel Douglas
Colmore: Hubert Rees
Dowding: Bruce Lewis
Binks: Phillip Manikum
Bell: Elwyn Johnson
Scott: John Hartoch
Kirk: Norman Bowler
Gloria: Sarah Jane Bickerton

: The World at One: News

Presenter Sir Robin Day with voices and topics in and behind the headlines

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor including
Guest of the Week:
Dorienne Wilson-Smillie ,
Director of the Commonwealth Women's Development Programme.
The Ladies of Lyndon (11)


Unknown: Dorienne Wilson-Smillie

: Afternoon Theatre

The Inkpen Gibbet by Maureen Donecan

When Dorothy Newman hires George to help her on the farm, it isn't long before he starts neglecting his wife. In the village, the rumour starts that Dorothy is a witch, and it seems to be confirmed when tragedy strikes.


Writer: Maureen Donecan
Directed By: Gerry Jones
Dorothy: Caroline John
Ellen: Dione Inman
George: Jon Stricki
Martha: Kathryn Hurlbutt
Aunt Betsy: Jane Wenham
Sheriff: Clive Panto
Jack: Michael Jenner
Mr Oatee: Mark Jones

: Time for Verse

The Song of Hiawatha Six extracts from the epic poem by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW, chosen and read by Johnny Morris
5:TheWhiteMan'sFoot BBC Bristol


Unknown: Hiawatha Six
Read By: Johnny Morris

: Just After Four

Travellers' Tales
Jan Morris outwits the rivals to bring vital news from Everest.


Unknown: Jan Morris

: Fighting Back

A four-part series in which Vincent Kane investigates the resilience of the human spirit and how some people are able to recover from the sort of traumas and disasters that most of us dread in our lives.
3: Personal Trauma
Seven years ago, Jane Ewart -Biggs' life was changed overnightwhensheheardthat her husband had been murdered by the IRA in a car-bomb explosion In 1965 '
Anthony Courtney , a prominent Tory MP. became the victim of a KGB smear campaign. As a result be lost his parliamentary seat, bisbusinessandhiswife.Ten yean ago Heutwen Haf entered a menta] hospital followingasuddenbreakdown. It would be two years before she'd leave the hospital.
Today they reflect on their periods of trauma and how they set about rebuilding their lives.
Series compiled and produced by JAN TAYLOR BBC Wales


Unknown: Vincent Kane
Unknown: Jane Ewart
Unknown: Anthony Courtney
Produced By: Jan Taylor

: Story Time

A Kind of Treason (10)

: PM

with Robert Williams and Susannah Simons


Unknown: Robert Williams
Unknown: Susannah Simons

: The Six O'Clock News

with PETER DONAUMON including Financial report


Unknown: Peter Donaumon

: Top of the Form

The Final 16: South
Colchester CountHalgh School for Girls v last week's winner
Questionmasters TIMGUDGIN and PADDY FEENY


Unknown: Paddy Feeny
Unknown: Paul Livesey.
Unknown: Nigel. Richardson
Unknown: Vreny Paddy
Unknown: Paul Mayhew Archer

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thurs 1.40pm)

: Checkpoint

A series of weekly investigations into the prob!ems of listeners, which can include being the victims of unfair dealings, sharp practice,injusticeandeven fraud,
Presenter Roger Cook Producer JOHN EDWARDS


Presenter: Roger Cook
Producer: John Edwards

: The Reith Lectures 1983

Government and the Governed
The last of six talks by Sir Douglas Wass. GCB.
Permanent Secretary to HM Treasury and Joint Head of the Home Civil Service until his retirement in spring this year
Participation— the Sole Bond The Greek city state, the polls,wassmallenoughto permit all free men to share in the taking of political decisions, and it was an important duty laid upon the citizen to accept this responsibility. Representative government, as we know it today, would have been a peculiar, indeed a questionable .. The challenge today is to make the political process more publicly acceptable. And the key lies in seekmg to re-establish the Greek ideal in concept if not inpreciseform.


Unknown: Sir Douglas Wass.

: Bon Voyage-Mauvais Sejour

compiledbyPatrickpollard from The Traveller's
Conversational Handbook by MADAME DE GENLIS . first published in four languages in 1804,withAnthony wrote it for those rich and reckless enough to go on the Grand Tour of Europe. But her Handbook is not simply an ancestor of the modern tourist's phrase-book. She wrote dialogue to cover any eventuality in early
19th-century travel. It is amusing and absurd-but then so is the predicament of any traveller who cannot speak the language.
Directed by JOHN THEOCHARIS (Repeal)


Book By: Madame de Genlis
Directed By: John Theocharis
the Husband: Anthony Newlands
the Wife: Wendy Murray
the Narrator Madame de Gendis: Hugh Dickson
Passenger: Ronald Herdman
Doctor: Nigel Graham
Landlord: David Gooderson
Man-midwife: Peter Tuddenham
Jailer: Stuart Organ

: Analysis

Pax Americana
The rhetoric of President Reagan's foreign policy statements have alarmed many of his European allies.
Americans seem increasingly impatient with Europe. After Grenada, are they more prepared to go it alone? David Wheeler reports from
Washington on the thinking behind the phrases: the reasoning and the reality of America's foreign policy. Producer ANNE WINDER


Unknown: David Wheeler
Producer: Anne Winder

: Kaleidoscope

including interviews, news and reviews of films, books, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.
Presenter PAUL ALLEN


Presenter: Paul Allen
Producer: Carroll Moore

: The World Tonight: News

John Morgan reporting and voices and opinions from around the world


Unknown: John Morgan

: Potted Tongues

... or Calling a spade an implementary tool of mainly agricultural utility function/ In his second programme,
RichardStilgoegetstogrips with jargon, from senior common-room to South Pacific in an attempt to perfect the ultimate intelligibility barrier.


Producer: Simon Elmes

: A Book at Bedtime

Ask Mamma
8. The Castor Oil Dinner long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

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

: News

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