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: News Briefing

: Farming Today



Unknown: Allan Wright

: Today

with John Timpson and Brian Redhead
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Prayer for the Day
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
7.20* Your Letters
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Timpson
Unknown: Brian Redhead
Read By: Pauune Bushnell

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

School's Out
What to do and where to go in the long summer holidays.
Steven Rennie and Dr Denis May have plenty of ideas to share with you and welcome those you have to share with us. In the Chair Toni Arthur. Produced by the Woman's Hour unit
Lines open from 8.0 am


Unknown: Steven Rennie
Unknown: Toni Arthur.

: Man and the Future

Three programmes about man's bizarre relationship with destiny presented by William Woollard
2: The Runaway Rollercoaster Technology has its own momentum, but where is it taking us? According to Adrian Berry , it's going to carry on for thousands of years, until men have taken over the entire Milky Way. But Nigel Calder wonders if present day technology has gone far enough, and looks forward instead to a new era of 'green' technology. Producer JULIAN HITCHCOCK BBC Birmingham


Presented By: William Woollard
Unknown: Adrian Berry
Unknown: Nigel Calder
Producer: Julian Hitchcock

: Morning Story

The Real Thing by DOUGLAS MORGAN
Read by Robert Blythe
Producer HERBERT Williams BBC Wales


Read By: Robert Blythe
Producer: Herbert Williams

: Daily Service

NEM, p 13; 0 Lord of heaven and earth and sea (BBC HB 14); Psalm 51, w 1-4, 12-17; Hebrews 12, w 1-10; Blest are the pure in heart (BBC HB 318): Stereo

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

The Puma Hunt
A comedy by R. E. T. Lamb.

Denis Lockington, lord of the Manor, considers he has the right to shoot trespassers. So when a puma escapes from the local wildlife park and is seen roaming his estates he decides to bag it. Not unnaturally there is some local opposition.

BBC Bristol. Stereo


Unknown: R. E. T. Lamb
Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Denis Denis Lockington
Directed By: Shaun MacLoughun
James: Geoffrey Bateman
Vicar: Peter Copley
Maud: June Barrie
Jim: Cornelius Garrett
Carol: Angela Phillips
Journalist: Moir Leslie
Ted: Paul Nicholson
Mick: David Sivier
Buzz: Christian Rodska

: Wildlife

'If it's an advantage for birds to be camouflaged, why does the ring ousel have such a dramatic white breast patch?' The team answers your wildlife questions. Presenter Derek Jones Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Saturday 5.0 pm)


Presenter: Derek Jones
Producer: John Harrison

: You and Yours

Presenter Paul Heiney


Presenter: Paul Heiney

: Brain of Britain 1984

19: SOUTH ENGLAND-Second Round
Chairman Robert Robinson
Feliks Kwiatkowski (barrister) Mark Dobson (airline pilot) Maurice McGrave (reference librarian) Dr Henry Parris (research director)
Including Beat the Brains
Devised by JOHN p. WYNN
Questions set by LAN GILLIES Producer RICHARD EDIS
(Repeated: Thursday 6.30 pm) Stereo


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Feliks Kwiatkowski
Unknown: Mark Dobson
Unknown: Maurice McGrave
Unknown: Dr Henry Parris
Producer: Richard Edis

: The World at One: News

Presenter Hugo Young

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

DAVE AND TONI ARTHUR with some games to play.


Unknown: Toni Arthur

: Woman's Hour

with Sue MacGregor
You Don't have to be Young to be fit: the Alton Health and Fun Club keep fit display team has 30 members - all are over 60 and the oldest is 78.
JENNY CUFFE reports from
Hampshire on a new way for the elderly to keep in shape. The Greengage Summer (2)


Unknown: Jenny Cuffe

: Afternoon Theatre

Poole Harbour by PETER TERSON withand
This year housemother Lynne has taken her charges from the approved school to a holiday camp on Poole Harbour. The only one she cannot cope with is prize horror Kendrick. And then he goes missing with a canoe on Poole Harbour. with RUTH LLOYD , compere at Rockley Sands Palladium Recorded on location at Poole Harbour
Directed by SHAUN MACLOUGHUN BBC Bristol


Unknown: Poole Harbour
Unknown: Peter Terson
Unknown: Ruth Lloyd
Directed By: Shaun MacLoughun
Lynne: Maggie McCarthy
Bill: Timothy Bateson
Kendrick: Thomas Henderson
Mrs Lowndes: Margot Boyd
Nick: Mark Straker
Mr Farthing: William Eedle
Mrs Kendrick: Carole Boyd
Warden: David Sinclair
Nature park supervisor: Geoffrey Coluns
Scouts: Jesse Lawrence
Scouts: Ben Rodska

: Come-Back

During the 60s
Antoinette Sibley emerged as one of the leading dancers of her generation; as a soloist with the Royal Ballet she was acclaimed both for her performances in new works and for her interpretations of great classical roles. Then in the 70s a cartilege operation halted her career - for ever, she believed.
But now, several years and two children later she has made a triumphant return to the ballet stage. Sushila Anand charts the special qualities of personality, talent and physique that made it possible.


Unknown: Antoinette Sibley
Producer: Sally Thompson

: Story Time

The Reverberator (7)

: PM

with Robert Williams and Gordon Clough


Unknown: Robert Williams
Unknown: Gordon Clough

: The Six O'Clock News

with PETER DONALDSON including Financial Report


Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: Radio Active

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wednesday 1.40 pm)

: File on 4

This week, a report by Peter Oppenheimer. Producer JOHN DRURY
(Repeated- Wednesday 4.0 pm)


Unknown: Peter Oppenheimer.
Producer: John Drury

: Fat Man at Work

Tom Vernon takes you inside someone else's working life. The Perfumer
Producer JENNY DE YONG Stereo


Unknown: Tom Vernon

: The Living World

Goonhilly on the Lizard
Known worldwide for its earth station, Goonhilly also deserves fame for its wild flowers and other wildlife. Derek Jones treads warily between the orchids, heathers and wild chives on the Lizard in Cornwall.
Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol


Unknown: Derek Jones
Producer: John Harrison

: In Touch

For people with a visual handicap.
Presenter Ian MacRae Producer THENA HESHEL Listeners can phone on [number removed]8.30-10.0 pm


Presenter: Ian MacRae

: Keep Your Tails Up

Written and presented by Vincent Kane
The Wine Merchant's Tale Producer EU Williams BBC Wales


Presented By: Vincent Kane

: Arts Season

Conversations with Domingo The second of two programmes in which Daniel Snowman talks to the great Spanish tenor Placido Domingo about the recording and filming of operatic and other musical works.


Talks: Daniel Snowman
Tenor: Placido Domingo

: A Book at Bedtime

Among the Russians 7: Toward Caucasus

: The World Tonight

Presenter Richard Kershaw
11.0 Headlines on VHF until 11.0


Presenter: Richard Kershaw

: Study on 4

Nursing Extra Changes in Nursing Presented by PETER WHITE Producer SARAH ROWLANDS


Presented By: Peter White
Producer: Sarah Rowlands

: Open University

11.30 Open Forum: Students' Magazine. 11.50 Music interlude.

: News

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