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: News Briefing

News, weather, papers and sport

: Farming Today

which this morning comes from the Oxford Farming Conference

: 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 News
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Peter Hobday
Read By: David Hitchinson

: The Pledge

Part 3

: News

: Midweek: Libby Purves

invites you to join her and Tim Brooke-Taylor for conversation with the people who are in and out of the news this week. Producer PIPPA BURSTON


Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor

: Gardeners' Question Time

visits Derbyshire Risley Women's
Institute put their questions to
Geoffrey Smith , Clay Jones and Dr Stefan Buczacki
Questionmaster Ken Ford BBC Manchester


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Clay Jones
Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Questionmaster Ken

: Morning Story

My Hero written and read by Brian Glanville


Read By: Brian Glanville

: Daily Service

NEM, p 42; God moves in a mysterious way (BBC HB 8); Psalm 20; Daniel 3, w 13-25; Lead us, heavenly Father (BBC HB 307)

: Baker's Dozen

: Near Myths

In the first of four programmes, JohnEbdon offers some more oblique reflections on present day life in the Greek islands.

: You and Yours

with Paul Heiney


Unknown: Paul Heiney

: The Magic Carpet



Unknown: David Beaty

: The World at One: News

Presenter Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

with Sue McGregor Guest of the Week:
Jo Foley , Editor of Woman and recently elected Editor's Editor of the Year.
Over the Bridge (8)


Unknown: Jo Foley

: Afternoon Theatre

Sam Shepherd 's Shark by PHILIP BARKER with June Spencer
Year after year Sam and his wife go on holiday to Cornwall so that he can catch a shark. Each year he fails to realise his ambition, but hope springs eternal!
Directed by GRAHAM GAULD


Unknown: Sam Shepherd
Unknown: Philip Barker
Unknown: June Spencer
Directed By: Graham Gauld
Lucy and Sam: Edward Kelsey
Ben: Gordon Reid
Helen: Ursula Hirst
Tom: Jon Croit
Gerda: Maggie Mullarkey
Reporter: Anthony Hall

: Time for Verse

Travellers and Settlers
A series presented by the poet, Fleur Adcock. 2:Settlers
Producer ALEC REID


Unknown: Fleur Adcock.
Producer: Alec Reid

: Just After Four

Fine Feathers
GLENYS MILES explores four aspects of dress.
2: Studying Fashion BBC Manchester

: Agenda 84

: Story Time

Diary of a Pilgrimage (3)

: PM

with Susannah Simons and Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

with PETER DONALDSON including
Financial Report


Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: Funny Peculiar

Did you know that Thora Hird collects door knobs?
Discover the less-known sides of some well-known people with Chairman Gyles Brandreth
Intrepid investigators
June Whitfield, Martin Jarvis , Brian Johnston Guests Lance Percival , Barbara Kelly and Alan Minter


Unknown: Thora Hird
Unknown: Gyles Brandreth
Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Brian Johnston
Unknown: Lance Percival
Unknown: Barbara Kelly
Unknown: Alan Minter
Producer: Paul Spencer

: News

: The Archers

Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN
Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham


Written By: Helen Leadbeater
Editor: Anthony Parkin
Dan: Frank Middlemass
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Phil: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
Laura: Betty McDowall
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Walter: Chris Gittins
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Martha: Mollie Harris
Joe Grundy: Haydn Jones
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Heather Bell
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Richard: Richard Carrington
Dorothy: Heather Barratt
Col Danby: Ballard Berkeley
Susan: Charlotte Martin
Nigel: Graham Seed

: Ray Gosling-In the House of....

Angela Cadaxa
'Ten years ago I was doing community work trying to help people in a poor part of Nottingham. Today the situation is very different - particularly in areas depressed by heavy unemployment - and I wanted to see the changes.'
In the Southwick district of Sunderland, ANGELA CADAXA is a fulltime professional worker. Her independent organisation has grown so important in people's lives it's had to take over the old Town Hall.


Producer: Joy Hatwood

: Four Romantic Heroes

2: Reader, I Married him ...
Edward Fairfax Rochester meets his ward's governess in Jane Eyre with Nigel Hawthorne and Joanna Dunham Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol


Unknown: Jane Eyre
Unknown: Nigel Hawthorne
Unknown: Joanna Dunham
Producer: Pamela Howe

: Children Singing

Pure Angelic Trebles The first of two programmes in which
Boris Ford investigates the differences between boys' and girls' voices, and examines differences between Anglican and Catholic Church traditions.
Producer JILLIAN WHITE BBC Birmingham


Producer: Jillian White

: Ambassadors of Commerce

An unofficial history of the commercial traveller. All nature is imbued with the instinct of selling. The domestic cat laying her latest kill at your feet is trying to sell a good opinion of herself; the brilliant spread of the peacock's tail is a symbol of his sales approach to the peahen ...
Harry Thompson, armed with his experience in the commercial hotel trade and a century of On the Road magazine, challenges the traditional view of the commercial traveller as a dirty mind in a dirty Cortina.


Producer: Alastair Wilson

: High Street Africa Revisited

'It didn't seem as if Eygpt had changed one jot in 28 years, and Adam and I braced ourselves for disembarkation.... Go to window number two, they said. But first go to window four, said window two. Window four was in three parts, with three, one and two being the correct order....
In the second of 12 talks,
Anthony Smith continues the story of his motorcycle journey from Cairo to
Cape Town last year.

: Kaleidoscope

Acting isn't technique, it's feeling. I was taught to feel my parts very deeply; it gets into your voice and your eyes. Your voice carries to the back of the theatre, but so do your eyes.
Dame Flora Robson, classical actress and Hollywood star, in conversation with Michael Billington about her 60-year career with Tyrone Guthrie at the Festival Theatre
Cambridge, Charles Laughton at the Old Vic and Errol Flynn in Hollywood. With extracts from some of her notable performances including
Lady Macbeth, Nelly Dean in Wuthering Heights and Queen Elizabeth in Fire Over England.


Producer: Richard Dunn

: A Book at Bedtime

Nineteen Eighty-Four (8)

: The World Tonight

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

: Child of Joy

An appreciation of the Gloucestershire poet and composer Ivor Gurney by P. J. KAVANAGH with MICHAEL CADMAN.
. BRIAN RAYNER COOK (baritone),
Producer BRIAN PATTEN BBC Bristol


Unknown: Ivor Gurney
Unknown: P. J. Kavanagh
Unknown: Michael Cadman.
Unknown: Susan Dowdall.
Unknown: Ethel Gurney
Baritone: Brian Rayner Cook
Piano: John Bishop
Producer: Brian Patten

: News

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