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: News Briefing

: Farming Week

Presented from
Northern Ireland by John Johnston A regional view of farming in the week ahead BBC Northern Ireland


Unknown: John Johnston

: Today

Presenters 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 HARRIET CASS
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day Editor JULIAN HOLLAND


Presenters: John Timpson
Presenters: Peter Hobday
Read By: Harriet Cass
Editor: Julian Holland

: The Week on 4

A look ahead with Susan Rae


Unknown: Susan Rae

: The Pledge

by FRIEDRICH DURRENMATT translated by RICHARD CLARA WINSTON abridged in five episodes by NEVILLE TELLER
Read by Bernard Hepton (1) One wet April afternoon, Police Inspector Matthai is called out on a case of murder. The place -a remote village, the victim, a young schoolgirl. It is the Inspector's last day before an overseas posting, but instead of boarding his plane, Matthai sacrifices his career in an obsessive hunt for the killer.


Unknown: Friedrich Durrenmatt
Translated By: Richard Clara Winston
Read By: Bernard Hepton
Producer: Maurice Leitch

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

Famous faces and new voices meet for a not entirely serious talk about subjects that interest them and may surprise you. Producer IAN STRACHAN


Producer: Ian Strachan

: Money Box

: Morning Story

Rogue Wheels written and read by Andy Smith


Read By: Andy Smith
Producer: Mitch Raper

: Daily Service

NEM p 25; All as God wills, who wisely heeds
(BBC HB 1); Psalm 16;
Daniel 2, vv 36-45; Awake, our souls, away, our fears (BBC HB 300)

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston is in Alton in Hampshire. He discovers a scheme to help rehabilitate people who have suffered heart attacks, just who Sweet Fanny Adams was and visits Jane Austen 's House and the Gliding Centre at Lasham.
Producer ANTHONY SMITH BBC Bristol


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Unknown: Fanny Adams
Unknown: Jane Austen
Producer: Anthony Smith

: Poetry Pleasel

Some of the poetry requested by Radio 4 listeners.
Presented by D. J. Enright
Readers BARBARA JEFFORD and ANTHONY HYDE Compiled by MARGARET BRADLEY BBC Bristol Requests to:
Poetry Please!
BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Presented By: D. J. Enright
Presented By: Readers Barbara Jefford

: You and Yours

Paul Heiney with the latest news and advice for consumers and a sympathetic ear for your telephone comments on [number removed]. Editor KEN VASS


Unknown: Paul Heiney
Editor: Ken Vass

: Three Men in a Boat

by JEROME K. JEROME adapted in three episodes and performed by Jeremy Nicholas
2: "I woke at six the next morning and set to work to wake up Harris with a scull. The third prod did it: and he turned over on the other side, and said he would be down in a minute."


Author: Jerome K. Jerome
Adapted by: Jeremy Nicholas
Performer: Jeremy Nicholas
Music By: Jeremy Nicholas
Musicians: The Grimethorpe Colliery Band
Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer

: The World at One: News

Presenter Brian Widlake Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presenter: Brian Widlake
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

with Sue MacGregor including during the week some Talking Point discussions, Your Letters and other topics.
Among these today:
Kidney Patients: why are they waiting? jill BURRIDGE reports on the situation in which some patients get life-saving treatment and others do not.
Over the Bridge (6)

: Afternoon Theatre



Unknown: Winifred Holtby

: Lost Cause?

What is it that makes some of us persist against all odds?
Nigel Rees has been talking to six people who just won't give up.
4: Marcus Wenner of the British Raelian Movement Producer ROS BARTLETT


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Marcus Wenner

: Story Time

Diary of a Pilgrimage by JEROME K. JEROME abridged in 5 parts by BARRY CAMPBELL Read by Lance Percival (1)
A pilgrimage sounds a somewhat staid and sober affair. But when the pilgrim is the author of Three Men in a Boat you can be sure the journey will be fun from start to finish. So why not join him?


Unknown: Jerome K. Jerome
Unknown: Barry Campbell
Read By: Lance Percival

: PM

Presenters Valerie Singleton and Gordon Clough EJltor DEREK LEWIS

: The Six O'Clock News

Half-an-hour of reports from the BBC newsmen around the world including
Financial Report


Unknown: Bryan Martin

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tues 1.40 pm)

: Who Needs a Voice?

I do, says operatic bass Robert Lloyd and he explains how many other people would be completely lost without theirs. How far do the preacher and politician, for instance, rely on their voices for their impact? And what are the pleasures we get from hearing a voice we like or dislike? Voices talking about voices include those of Kate Bush The Rt Hon
J. Enoch Powell , MP
Sir Harry Secombe and Lord Soper. Producer
DANIEL SNOWMAN (Revised repeat)


Bass: Robert Lloyd
Unknown: Kate Bush
Unknown: J. Enoch Powell
Unknown: Sir Harry Secombe

: The Monday Play: The Electronic Lover

by Richard Edmunds
with Keith Drinkel as Gavin
Heather Bell as Noelle
and Nigel Hughes as Ben
A young man is obsessed with developing a new office computer. As he strives fiercely for the affluence he believes in, his passion for technology begins to exclude everything and everyone else, including his wife and child.

(Repeated: Sun 2.30 pm)


Writer: Richard Edmunds
Guitar: Megg Nicol
Lyricist/Composer: Richard Edmunds
Director: David Spenser
Gavin: Keith Drinkel
Noelle: Heather Bell
Ben: Nigel Hughes
Michael: Mark Straker
David's PA: Helen Atkinson-Wood
DHSS clerk: Jon Strickland
Registrar: Scott Cherry

: Kenneth Williams-Ad Lib

The master raconteur with a compendium of entertaining reminiscences and personal opinions. Producer MICHAEL FORD BBC Birmingham (Repeated)

: Kaleidoscope

Presented tonight by Paul Vaughan including interviews, news and reviews of films, books, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions. Producer


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Unknown: Richard Bannerman
Editor: Rosemary Hart

: A Book at Bedtime

Nineteen Eighty-Four by GEORGE ORWELL abridged in 15 parts by KEITH DARVILL


Unknown: George Orwell
Unknown: Keith Darvill
Read By: Kenneth Haigh
Producer: Maurice Leitch

: The World Tonight

reporting the news and the background to the news from around the world.
10.30 Headlines
11.0 Headlines and Financial World Tonight Editor ALASTAIR OSBORNE long wave only from 11.0


Editor: Alastair Osborne

: English Chamber Orchestra

plays music by Handel, Delius, Elgar, Grainger and Vaughan Williams records


Unknown: Vaughan Williams

: News

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