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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Today

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*, 8.26* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Peter Hobday
Read By: Peter Donaldson

: Rollercoaster

Rollercoaster will be on the air every Thursday until October. It's an experiment so we'd like to know what you think. Did you enjoy it? Would you like it to become part of Radio 4? Let us know.
Send us a postcard voting 'yes' or 'no' to: Rollervote, BBC
Broadcasting House London [Postcode removed]
Every card will be logged and a strict tally kept.
We're sorry that it won't be possible to acknowledge your cards or enter into any correspondence but we do want to hear your views.


Unknown: Richard Baker
Unknown: Vic Lewis-Smith
Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: John Sergeant.
Read By: Brian Perkins
Read By: Peter Adamson
Unknown: Harry Kemp
Unknown: Pattie Coldwell

: Your Move Or Mine: [number removed]

Bill Breckon goes in search of a house coming under the hammer this week-a method of buying that could save thousands or prove a complete catastrophe.
Producer HELEN ROBSON Editor ROGER MACDONALD Telephone if you have questions you 'd like answered in the follow-up programme this evening at
8.25 pm
Lines open from 12.20-1.30


Unknown: Bill Breckon
Producer: Helen Robson
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: The Grumbleweeds

with Albert, Carl, Graham, Maurice and Robin Written by MIKE CRAIG and RON MCDONNELL Additional material BARRY FAULKNER
Producer MIKE CRAIG BBC Manchester
(First broadcast on R2)


Unknown: Robin Written
Unknown: Mike Craig
Unknown: Ron McDonnell
Unknown: Barry Faulkner
Producer: Mike Craig

: The World at One: News

with Susannah Simons


Unknown: Susannah Simons

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

invented mistresses ... There should be some more satisfactory title -after 26 years.'
(Music: Arnold's Second Flute Concerto)


Unknown: Andrea Adams
Unknown: Rosemary Friedman
Unknown: Meg Clarke
Read By: Eve Karpf

: Afternoon Theatre

Name for the Day by COLIN HAYDN EVANS with and When Clive attacks the kitchen table with a garden spade, his wife Jo has him committed to a mental home. However she and Clive discover it is not as easy for him to leave the institution as it was for him to get there, although they are both convinced he is perfectly sane.
Directed by SHAUN MACLOUGHUN BBC Bristol


Unknown: Colin Haydn Evans
Directed By: Shaun MacLoughun
Clive: Christopher Ettridge
Jo: Ingrid Hafner
Ann: Angela Phillips
Dr Millham: William Eedle
Peter Cavanagh: Bill Wallis
Nurse: Kim Hicks

: Enquire Within

with Neil Landor


Unknown: Neil Landor
Producer: Jan Taylor

: Bookshelf

: Story Time

Futility (9)

: PM

with Robert Williams and Richard Bath


Unknown: Robert Williams
Unknown: Richard Bath

: The Six O'Clock News

with PAULINE BUSHNELL including
Financial Report


Unknown: Pauline Bushnell

: News

: The Archers

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


Written By: Debbie Cook
Editor: Anthony Parkin
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
Laura Archer: Betty McDowall
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Jack Woolley: Arnold Peters
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Susan Carter: Charlotte Martin
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Nigel Pargetter: Graham Seed

: Any Answers?

with David Jacobs
Compiled by LAWRIE MASON Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol


Unknown: David Jacobs
Unknown: Lawrie Mason
Producer: Carole Stone

: Weather-wise

If there is such a thing as normal weather, 1983 had very little of it. There were droughts in South Africa, bush fires in Australia, practically everything to excess in California and Britain had a dry summer. What was going on? In the first of two programmes,
Anthony Smith examines our understanding of the forces that produce weather and considers the influence of the 'Two Els' El Nino and El Chichon. Producer GEOFF DEEHAN


Unknown: Anthony Smith
Unknown: El Nino
Unknown: El Chichon.
Producer: Geoff Deehan

: Your Move Or Mine: [number removed]

Bill Breckon and Tom Tickell are joined by experts to answer your questions.
Producer HELEN ROBSON Editor ROGER MACDONALD Lines open from 8.0 pm


Unknown: Bill Breckon
Unknown: Tom Tickell
Producer: Helen Robson
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: Actuality

A series of montage documentaries
2: Down These Mean Streets...
Can you imagine sitting outside a house for 16 hours? It's 's not the sort of thing you can show on television ...
I was running like blazes and I felt this hammer parting the hair on the back of me head ... The life of a private detective is more writs than Ritz, more credit-checks than corpses. Only the one-liners are straight out of Chandler. This programme follows the agents of Burgess,
Liverpool and Ellison and Gough, Manchester, about their daily business.
Researcher JUUE SIMMONS Producer PETER EVERETT BBC Manchester


Producer: Peter Everett

: Angus McDermid

: Kaleidoscope

The Vikings in York
A thousand-year-old city has come back to life under a modem shopping centre in the heart of York. Jorvic was the Viking capital of the Northern Kingdom. Not much was known about it until 1976, when excavations in Coppergate uncovered complete walls of timber buildings, metal objects, leather boots and even a sock. Now Jorvic lives again in a re-creation of a Viking street with the sights, sounds and even smells, of the tenth century.
How convincing is this presentation of Viking life? Can the demands of archaeology be reconciled with the needs of tourism? Paul Vaughan takes his seat on one of the Jorvic centre's time-cars to find out.


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Brian Barfield

: A Book at Bedtime

I'm Not Complaining (9)

: The World Tonight

11.0 Headlines long wave only from 11.0

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Today In Parliament

long wave only

: News

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