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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

which this morning comes from the Oxford Farming Conference.

: Today

with John Timpson and Brian Redhead
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


Unknown: John Timpson
Unknown: Brian Redhead
Read By: Bryan Martin

: The Pledge

Part 2

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

How do you design picture knits? What is there to knit besides jumpers? Can blind people learn to knit? Pam Dawson , knitting and crochet editor of Superstitch, and knitting designer Joy Gammon advise beginners and experts alike.
Judith Chalmers is in the Chair. Produced by the Woman's Hour unit


Unknown: Pam Dawson
Designer: Joy Gammon
Unknown: Judith Chalmers

: From Our Own Correspondent

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

: Morning Story

Gifts by JOHN P. KELLY Read by Kevin Flood 'Mr Flynn resented the unusual. The letter he had received the previous Friday filled him with resentment because it threatened him with the unusual.'
Producer KATHRYN PORTER BBC Northern Ireland


Unknown: John P. Kelly
Read By: Kevin Flood
Read By: Mr Flynn
Producer: Kathryn Porter

: Daily Service

NEM, p 38: From all that dwell below the sk.es (BBC HB 5); Psalm 19;
Daniel 3, vv 1-12: Fight the good fight (BBC HB 302)

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

There's No Place Like Home by KARL BARRY


Unknown: Karl Barry

: Wildlife

'Help! I've tried mustard, pepper, even curry powder to deter birds from eating the putty in our window frames-but they still do it!'
Just a taste of the questions answered by the team.
Presented by Derek Jones Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat 3.5pm)


Presented By: Derek Jones
Producer: John Harrison

: You and Yours

with Paul Heiney


Unknown: Paul Heiney

: My Wordl

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 6.30pm)


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
Dressing for the Executive Suite: JEAN SNEDEGAR investigates how clothes can help or hinder the successful business woman.
Over the Bridge (7)


Unknown: Jean Snedegar

: Afternoon Theatre

Can You Hear Me? by TRISHA FINE
Jenny is 30 and married with two children, when she discovers she has multiple sclerosis. How will she and her family face the prospect of her disablement and readjust to a quite different life? and the children of BRUNTSFIELD PRIMARY
BBC Scotland


Unknown: Trisha Fine
Directed By: Marilyn Ireland
Jenny: Maureen Beattie
Jeff: Alec Heggie
Lisa: Jane Reilly
Sheila: Phylus Logan
Mrs Burgess: Mary Rlggans
Dr Massie: Tom Watson
Headmaster: Robert Trotter

: Just After Four

Fine Feathers
Glenys Miles explores four aspects of dress. 1: Dressing Up
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Glenys Miles

: Start the Term with Laurie Taylor

Said the professor to the producer: Oh yes! I remember taking School
Radio myself when I was a schoolteacher! All that stuff about 'now children find a space, sit down and listen to Uncle So-and-so'! PROD: Steady on Laurie. School Radio may be 60 years old and it's nice to have you back, but have you heard about our very up-front developments in computer softwear and microtechnology?
PROF: I'm speechless.
PROD: Don't tell that to Stop the Week! And do you know Laurie, that if you take our Junior
Electronics course, you can build and play an electric organ in 80 minutes? Will the professor succeed? Can we look forward to his musical debut on Radio 4? Listen on.... Producer PETER WARD


Producer: Peter Ward

: Story Time

Diary of a Pilgrimage (2)

: PM

with Robert Williams and Valerie Singleton

: The Six O'Clock News

with DAVID HITCHINSON including
Financial Report

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wed 1.40 pm)

: Medicine Now

Geoff Watts reports
Producer JULIAN BROWN (Repeated: Sat 2.35pm)


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Julian Brown

: Agenda 84

Four programmes on world problems ahead. 2: The Argument of the Bullet
Lebanon is already affectively partitioned. Will 1984 see the flame of nationhood finally extinguished? The Arab world is divided over the Palestinians as never before. Can Israel do another bilateral deal, perhaps with Jordan? Are the superpowers running out of patience? In a part of the world that seems only to understand the bullet, Robert Fox looks at the critical year ahead. Producer ANDREW VIVIAN (Repeated: Wed 4.10pm)


Unknown: Robert Fox
Producer: Andrew Vivian

: Last Tales From The South China Seas

Six programmes .
2: The Twilight of the Tuans
'It was a halcyon period, I'm afraid, idyllic, when I look back at it ... There were notices of exhortation from the C-in-C saying the defences of Malaya cannot be invaded.... We didn't believe that the Japs could come in through the back door in gym shoes through the jungle and knock the place sideways.' Special music by JONATHAN GIBBS ,


Music By: Jonathan Gibbs
Presented By: Charles Allen
Producer: Michael Mason

: In Touch

Presenter Peter White Producer THENA HESHEL Listeners can phone in queries and comments on [number removed], 8.30-10.0 pm

: Gemmell's Gardens

Sizergh Castle
The gardens which surround the Castle are superb. However, while the shrubs, roses and great variation of perennials will always excite and delight, as will the new wild garden area that overlooks the 100-year-old lake, the great joy is surely the massive rock garden that was created almost 60 years ago. Today Professor
Alan Gemmell expresses something of the pleasures Sizergh has given him over the years. Producer
BBC Scotland


Unknown: Alan Gemmell
Unknown: Murdoch McPherson

: Kaleidoscope

with Michael Oliver Producer JOHN BOUNDY


Unknown: Michael Oliver
Producer: John Boundy

: A Book at Bedtime

Nineteen Eighty-Four (7)

: The World Tonight

10.30 Headlines
11.0 Headlines and Financial World Tonight long wave only from 11.0

: Music at Night

Chopin Nocturne in c minor, Op 48 No 1:
Mazurkas: in A flat, Op 59 No 2; in C sharp minor, Op 63 No 3; in F minor,
Op 68 No 4; Ballade No 4, in F minor
ANDRE TCHAIKOWSKY (piano) (First broadcast on R3)

: News

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