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: News Briefing

: Farming Week

A regional view of farming in the week ahead presented from the South East by Joe Hull


Unknown: Joe Hull

: Today

with 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
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day Editor JULIAN HOLLAND


Unknown: John Timpson
Unknown: Peter Hobday
Read By: David Hitchinson
Editor: Julian Holland

: The Week on 4

A look ahead with Dilly Barlow


Unknown: Dilly Barlow

: Glyn Worsnip

goes into the BBC Sound Archives to contemplate current affairs and future events with the benefit of hindsight.
Producer HELEN FRY
(Repeated: Thurs 9.30 pm)

: News

: Start the Week with Melvyn Bragg

A lively matching of wit and wisdom between some of the personalities who will be in the news this week.


Producer: Ian Strachan

: Money Box

: Morning Story

The Amorous Ghost by ENID BAGNOLD
Read by David Ashford Producer MITCH RAPER


Read By: David Ashford
Producer: Mitch Raper

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 1; Father most holy, merciful and loving (BBC HB 167); Psalm 33, vv 1-11; Exodus 5, v 19 to 6, v 8;
Put thou thy trust in God (BBC HB 313) long wave only

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston is in Padstow on the coast of north Cornwall. He meets fishermen, a net-maker, visits the Tropical Bird Gardens and finds out about its famous May Day celebrations, the Festival of the 'Obby 'Oss.
Producer ANTHONY SMITH BBC Bristol
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Unknown: Brian Johnston
Producer: Anthony Smith

: Poetry Pleasel

with Alan Brownjohn Readers ISABEL DEAN and CHRISTOPHER SCOTT
Producer MARGARET BRADLEY BBC Bristol long wave only


Unknown: Alan Brownjohn
Unknown: Readers Isabel
Unknown: Christopher Scott
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: You and Yours

with Paul Heiney Editor KEN VASS


Unknown: Paul Heiney
Editor: Ken Vass

: It Makes Me Laugh

Simon Hoggart goes down to John Dunn 's funny farm to pick his own crop of plums.
(Repeated: Tues 6.30 pm)


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: John Dunn
Producer: Julian Hale

: 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
All the Town's a Stage: JENNY CUFFE goes to the town of Newbury to follow an ambitious community drama project.
Vanished with the Rose by EILEEN HUNTER abridged in nine episodes by ANN REES-JONES
Read by Pauline LETTS (9) (Music: Ireland's Columbine)
Editor SANDRA CHALMERS long wave only


Unknown: Jenny Cuffe
Unknown: Eileen Hunter
Read By: Pauline Letts
Editor: Sandra Chalmers

: Afternoon Theatre

The Trade of Man by T. D. WEBSTER


Unknown: T. D. Webster

: English Now

A weekly look at the English language and at some of the things that are happening to it in the 80s.
Presented by David Crystal


Presented By: David Crystal
Producer: Alan Wilding

: Story Time

Laughing Gas by P. G. WODEHOUSE abridged and read in 13 parts by David McAlister (1) B. K. Burwash and I. J. Zizzbaum , fang-wrenching rivals of high repute, simultaneously performed their miracles of dental surgery upon Joey Cooley , Hollywood's famous child star, and Reginald, third Earl of Havershot.
It was during the brief space of time when the gas was administered that the dirty work took place. Producer GRAHAM GAULD (David McAlister is in 'Peg' at the Phoenix Theatre, London)


Unknown: P. G. Wodehouse
Unknown: David McAlister
Unknown: B. K. Burwash
Unknown: I. J. Zizzbaum
Unknown: Joey Cooley
Producer: Graham Gauld
Producer: David McAlister

: PM

with Gordon Clough andValerie Singleton 5.50-5.55


Unknown: Gordon Clough
Unknown: Valerie Singleton

: The Six O'Clock News

with BRYAN MARTIN including
Financial Report


Unknown: Bryan Martin

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tues 1.40 pm)

: Science Now

Peter Evans reports from the 150th Annual Meeting of the American
Association for the Advancement of Science, held last week in New York.


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Geoff Deehan

: Waterlines

Come and test the water with Cliff Michelmore in a series about events in, on or under the water. Each week
Martin Muncaster reports on the latest news, and Harriet Cass looks at events around the country for water-lovers.
For further details send an sae for a fact sheet to: [address removed]


Unknown: Cliff Michelmore
Unknown: Martin Muncaster
Unknown: Harriet Cass
Producer: Caroline Elliot

: The Monday Play

Paradise Garden Attained by DOUGLAS SLATER with Specially commissioned to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Delius's death on 10 June 1934, this play deals with his early life in Bohemian Paris and the meeting with the woman who was to become his wife.
Directed by ian COTTERELL (Repeated: Sun 2.30 pm)


Unknown: Douglas Slater
Fritz Delius: Charles Dance
Jelka Rosen: Anna Massey
Halfdan Jebe: David Timson
Princesse de Cystria: June Tobin
Madame Charlotte: Margot Boyd
Ida Gerhardi: Fiona Walker
Daniel de Monfried: Brian Saunders

: Kaleidoscope

with Paul Vaughan


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Richard Dunn
Editor: Rosemary Hart

: A Book at Bedtime

Falls the Shadow by EMANUEL LITVINOFF abridged in 15 parts by HILARY NORMAN
Read by MGEL GRAHAM (11) Producer ADRIAN MOURBY BBC Wales


Unknown: Hilary Norman
Read By: Mgel Graham

: The World Tonight

with Richard Kershaw
11.0 Headlines
Editor BLAIR THOMSON long wave only from 11.0


Unknown: Richard Kershaw
Editor: Blair Thomson

: The Financial World Tonight

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: Today in Parliament

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: News

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