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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Today

with Brian Redhead and John Timpson
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
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


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

: News

: Checkpoint

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: The Living World

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: In Business

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: Morning Story

A Natural Death written and read by Celia Dale
Sophie had always been a cherished and desirable woman. And now she was to be a grandmother? Ridiculous?
Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol long wave only


Read By: Celia Dale

: Daily Service for St David's Day

The two dwellings (Shaw); I Peter 1, vv 1-5; Love divine (BBC HB 328) long wave only


Unknown: Neil Richardson

: Analysis

long wave only

: Enquira Within

Let Neil Landor sort out your queries, quibbles and quandaries
Producer JAN TAYLOR long wave only


Unknown: Neil Landor
Producer: Jan Taylor

: You and Yours

News and advice for consumers with Paul Heiney and Les Cottington with his weekly shopping guide.


Unknown: Paul Heiney
Unknown: Les Cottington

: Game For a Tatf

Rugby Union, according to the laws of the game, is played and administered in 'a sporting spirit'. That's why there's no violence, greed, corruption, drunkenness, lechery or anti-social behaviour of any kind associated with it. Patrick Hannan examines how Wales in particular has produced so many clean-limbed heroes who, on and off the field, are an example to us all.


Unknown: Patrick Hannan
Producer: Herbert Williams

: The World at One: News

Presenter Sir Robin Day With news and topics in and behind the headlines

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Children Need Fathers: how many fathers are forced to sever all ties with their children through divorce or separation? And what help is available for them? KAREN DECO reports. Wycliffe and the Pea-green Boat (6) long wave only


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor

: Afternoon Theatre

Diary of a Suburban Housewife by SANDRA CLAYTON with Jill Meers as Anne 'After all the emotional capital I have expended upon my family, not to mention physical toil - my husband has become a grunt in front of the telly, my son has transmogrified into a mound of washing and my daughter leaves me in no doubt that when the revolution comes, I shall not be marching with the sisterhood!'
Directed by VANESSA WH1TBURN BBC Birmingham
(Roger Hume is a member of the RSC)


Unknown: Sandra Clayton
Unknown: Jill Meers
Directed By: Vanessa Wh1tburn
Unknown: Roger Hume
Martin/Scottish vet: Graham Padden
Peter: Alex Jones
Young Peter: Neil Coker
Susan: Maggie Tarver
Margaret/Operator: Patricia Gallimore
Telephone engineer: Terry Molloy
Al/Waiter: John Dixon
Betty/Receptionist: Diana Davies
Jeremy/Young man: Kim Durham
Stables proprietor: Roger Hume

: Just After Four

Wood on Water
Francis Wood , sailor, pays tribute to the lifeboat service.


Unknown: Francis Wood

: Bookshelf

: Story Time

Vera (4)

: PM

with Susannah Simons and Robert Williams


Unknown: Susannah Simons
Unknown: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

with HARRIET CASS including
Financial Report

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Fri 1.40 pm) Written by JAMES ROBSON Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN
Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham


Written By: James Robson
Editor: Anthony Parkin
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Greene
Shula: Judy Bennett
David: Timothy Bentinck
Christine Barford: Lesley Saweard
George: Graham Roberts
Laura: Betty McDowall
John Tregorran: John Bott
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Martha Woodford: Molue Harris
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Heather Bell
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Richard Adamson: Richard Carrington
Colonel Danby: Ballard Berkeley
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Det Sgt Barry: David Vann
Susan Horrobin: Charlotte Martin
Bert: William Eedle

: Letter from India

Brian Redhead spent three weeks in India last November covering, among other things, the Commonwelth Prime
Ministers' Conference. Tonight he talks about some of the other things.


Unknown: Brian Redhead

: St David's Day Concert

as Radio 2

: * Any Answers?

with David Jacobs
Compiled by LAURIE MASON ProducerMARY PRICE BBC Bristol


Unknown: David Jacobs
Unknown: Laurie Mason
Producer: Mary Price

: St David's Day Concert

as Radio 2

: Kaleidoscope

The Cathedral at the End of the World
'... And so we came to the end of the world, where the Patron Saint of Wales sleeps by the Western
Sea ...' (The Rev Francis Kilvert 's diary - Tuesday 17 October 1871)
Paul Vaughan makes a pilgrimage to St David's
Cathedral, on the coast of Pembrokeshire, to explore its architecture, its music and its history.


Unknown: Francis Kilvert
Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Producer: John Powell

: A Book at Bedtime

The Lost Domain (14)

: The World Tonight

11.0 Headlines long wave only from 11.0

: The Financial World Tonight

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: Today in Parliament

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: News: Chesterfield By-Election Special

Anthony Howard presents Radio 4's coverage of the most significant by-election of this Parliament.
Comment and analysis by Robert Carvel of the London Standard and David Butler of Nuffield College, Oxford.
In the studio The Rt Hon John Biff en, mp and The Rt Hon
Gerald Kaufmann , mp among others, discuss the implications of the result. Producer PETER ROBINS long wave only


Unknown: Anthony Howard
Unknown: Robert Carvel
Unknown: David Butler
Unknown: John Biff
Unknown: Gerald Kaufmann
Producer: Peter Robins

: By-Election Special

long wave only until 1.10

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