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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

from the East of England Show at Peterborough

: Today

with Brian Redhead and Peter Hobday and John Timpson in San
Francisco for the Democratic Party Convention
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.46* Prayer for the Day
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
Read by pauline BUSHNELL
7.26*, 8.26* Sport
7.46* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: John Timpson
Read By: Pauline Bushnell

: Rollercoaster

Richard Baker invites you to join him for the morning with... Stimulating conversation that entertains as well as informs... A report from life as it is lived On the Fringes... A hot line to live studio guests talking to David Davies in the Thursday Exchange... Elan, know-how and savoir-faire, dispensed elegantly, knowledgeably, and none-too-seriously by Laurie Taylor and Vic Lewis Smith in Modern Manners
Regular items:
The News on the hour from Brian Perkins at the BBC Newsdesk
10.30 Morning Story
Read by Peter Adamson as Harry Kemp, a northern photographer
16: Pictures at a Gig by H. R. Langley
10.46 An Act of Worship conducted by David Winter
...Resident psychologist Sonya Hinton, talks to someone in the studio, asking her and the listeners a vital question - Can You Help?
...In Marling's Spike before your very ears Susan Marling joins in an event somewhere in the country, as it happens
...Local angles on national stories and local stories that may or may not make national news in Network UK
Produced by the Rollercoaster unit


Unknown: Richard Baker
Unknown: David Davies
Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Vic Lewis Smith
Unknown: Brian Perkins
Read By: Peter Adamson
Unknown: Harry Kemp
Unknown: H. R. Langley
Conducted By: David Winter
Unknown: Susan Marling

: Hit List

Arthur Marshall cheerfully digs up the half-dozen pieces of music he never wants to hear again - and explains why. The music is surprisingly good. His reasons are just surprising! Presented and devised by Derek Robinson


Unknown: Arthur Marshall
Unknown: Derek Robinson
Producer: David Rayvern Allen

: Film Star

Alexander Walker recalls the screen careers of the cinema's brightest stars.
This week: Marlene Dietrich the Blue Angel whose haunting songs and mysterious screen presence have created a legend. Producer WENDY CLAY


Unknown: Alexander Walker
Unknown: Marlene Dietrich

: The World at One: News

Presenter Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

KENNETH SHANLEY thinks about food. Written by LEE PRESSMAN


Unknown: Kenneth Shanley
Written By: Lee Pressman

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
The Other Half: MARGARET HORSFIELD reports on The
Alternative, a London pub run by women for women The Fallen Idol by GRAHAM GREENE abridged in two parts by MADGE HART
Read by Bernard Horsfall (1) 'When the front door had shut out his parents, Philip began to live. He was alone for a fortnight in the great Belgravia house with the butler Baines - and Mrs Baines. ... '
(Music: Jacob's Concerto for bassoon and strings)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Margaret Horsfield
Unknown: Graham Greene
Read By: Bernard Horsfall
Unknown: Mrs Baines.

: Afternoon Theatre

Orbital Decay by J. C. WILSHER
Brittania Space Launch 1994. Buzz and Neil, the Astronaut Twins, along with their companion Peggy Sue set off on the routine job of recovering a faulty satellite. They discover, however, that the satellite has a strange unidentified module attached to it, and suddenly the recovery is routine no longer.
Directed by GERRY JONES Stereo


Unknown: Peggy Sue
Directed By: Gerry Jones
Neil: Njgel Anthony
Buzz: Sean Arnold
Peggy Sue: Beth Porter
Yuri: Andrew Sachs
Control/Dad: Peter Marinker

: Enquire Within

Let Neil Landor together with his specialist experts and the help of the BBC Reference
Library sort out your queries. Producer LUCY LUNT


Unknown: Neil Landor

: A Good Read

Teresa McGonagle invites Derek Parker and Honor Wyatt to pick some paperbacks.
Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol


Unknown: Teresa McGonagle
Unknown: Derek Parker

: Story Time

The Reverberator (4)

: PM

Presenters Susannah Simons and Robert Williams continued on VHF 5.50-5.55


Presenters: Susannah Simons
Presenters: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

with HARRIET CASS including Financial Report

: Brain of Britain 1984


: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Friday 1.40 pm) Written by JOANNA TOYE Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN
Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham
(Frank Middlemass is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company)


Written By: Joanna Toye
Editor: Anthony Parkin
Unknown: Frank Middlemass
Dan Archer: Frank Middlemass
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Tony Archer: Coun Skipp
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
Laura Archer: Betty McDowall
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Jack Woolley: Arnold Peters
Joe Grundy: Haydn Jones
Clarrie Grundy: Heather Bell
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Mike Tucker: Terry Molloy
Betty Tucker: Pamela Craig
Colonel Danby: Ballard Berkeley
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Mark Hebden: Richard Derrington
Det Sgt Barry: David Vann
Trading Standards Officer: Bernard Brown

: Any Answers?

Introduced by David Jacobs Compiled by LAURIE MASON Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol


Introduced By: David Jacobs
Unknown: Laurie Mason
Producer: Carole Stone

: International Assignment

A Radio News production by ADAM RAPHAEL


Production By: Adam Raphael

: The Shutter Falls

by Norman Malcolm Macdonald
'The clack of the shutter freezes the picture. Watson the photographer watches her hands dance among the herring, Celt's bandaged fingers, her naked white arms spattered with flecks of pink gut, the knife in her hand twisting the entrails from a herring every two seconds.'
One summer in the 1880s a photographer comes to an east coast port to take pictures of the herring girls - and of one girl in particular.
Like a message from a lost world....(The Scotsman)
(First broadcast on Radio Scotland)


Writer: Norman Malcolm MacDonald
Original music composed by: John McLeod
Music played by: Norman Chalmers
Directed By: Patrick Rayner
Narrator: Maureen Beattie
Ceit: Gerda Stevenson
Alexander Watson: Carey Wilson
Donald: Domhnall Ruadh
Flett: John Buick
Singers: Kathleen MacDonald
Unknown: Rhona MacKay
Unknown: Mairi MacArthur

: The Great Horse

One ton of bone and muscle and taller than a man - heavy horses are the gentle giants of the British countryside.
Narrated by John Hedges Written and produced by KATE TIFFIN
BBC Bristol


Unknown: John Hedges

: Does He Take Sugar?

A magazine of special interest to disabled listeners
Presenter John Mills Editor MARLENE PEASE
Correspondence and enquiries: BBC Broadcasting House London WlA 4WW
Tel [number removed](10.0 am -5.0pm)


Presenter: John Mills
Editor: Marlene Pease

: Glyn Worsnip

goes into the Sound Archives Producer HELEN FRY


Producer: Helen Fry

: Kaleidoscope

with Christopher Frayling Producer KEVIN JACKSON


Unknown: Christopher Frayling
Producer: Kevin Jackson

: A Book at Bedtime

Among the Russians 4: Leningrad

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw in London and Peter Paterson at the Democratric Party
Convention in San Francisco 11.0 Headlines on VHF until 11.0


Presented By: Richard Kershaw
Presented By: Peter Paterson

: Study on 4

Plato to Nato - an introduction to political thought. Seven programmes presented by BRIAN REDHEAD 3: Machiavelli and Calvin


Presented By: Brian Redhead

: Open University

11.30 Maths Foundation Tutorial. 11.50 Catchwords.

: News

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