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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Today

Presenters 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 Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


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

: Rollercoaster

Richard Baker takes you through the morning with lively guests joining him for entertaining and sometimes provocative conversation, including
... one of the week's important issues debated in the studio with an opportunity to put your views to those in the Thursday Exchange with David Davies on [number removed]Another report from life as it's lived On the Fringes
... words of wisdom from Vic Lewis-Smith and Laurie Taylor , those purveyors of panache to the possibly perplexed, in Modern Manners.
Regular items:
The News on the hour from DILLY BARLOW
10.30 Morning Story
Read by Peter Adamson as Harry Kemp , a northern photographer.
17: Teachers are Getting Younger by JEAN BINNIE
10.45 An Act of Worship ... Susan Marling out on location taking part in the kind of event that you might always have wanted to join yourself in Marling's Spike
... advice to someone in the studio asking Can You Help, with resident psychologist Sonya Hinton
... a link-up with commentators in BBC studios all over the country in Network UK, in which national and local stories, big and small, get an airing.
Produced by the Rollercoaster unit


Unknown: Richard Baker
Unknown: David Davies
Unknown: Vic Lewis-Smith
Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Dilly Barlow
Read By: Peter Adamson
Unknown: Harry Kemp
Unknown: Jean Binnie
Unknown: Susan Marling
Unknown: Sonya Hinton

: Hit List

Kenneth Williams 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! Devised and presented by Derek Robinson
Producer DAVID RAYVERN ALLEN (First broadcast on Radio 2) Stereo


Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Presented By: Derek Robinson
Producer: David Rayvern Allen

: Film Star

Alexander Walker recalls the screen careers of the cinema's brightest stars.
This week Burt Lancaster , the circus acrobat who became an actor - and a Hollywood enigma Producer WENDY CLAY


Unknown: Alexander Walker
Unknown: Burt Lancaster

: 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

Introduced by Sue MacGregor '1 want to be a Train Driver':
JANE HOUGHTON meets some women who have achieved the traditional boyhood ambition. The Greengage Summer (4)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Jane Houghton

: Afternoon Theatre

Lisa by MERVYN JONES with and Who is jealous of whom?
Maggie's brilliant career as an editor seems to have driven her husband into the shadows. Yet he was once the better journalist. Maybe he has interests of his own.


Unknown: Mervyn Jones
Directed By: Michael Heffernan
Maggie Sutherland: Sheila Grant
Bill: Dudley Sutton
Phyl: Moir Lesue
Greg: Michael Jenner
Paul King: William Gaminara

: Enquire Within

with Neil Landor Producer LUCY LUNT


Unknown: Neil Landor
Producer: Lucy Lunt

: A Good Read

Teresa McGonagle invites
SYLVIA CLAYTON and BRIAN GEAR to pick some paperbacks Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol


Unknown: Teresa McGonagle
Unknown: Sylvia Clayton
Unknown: Brian Gear

: Story Time

Under Plum Lake by LIONEL DAVIDSON abridged in seven parts by ZOE BAILEY
Read by Wayne Jackman (1) When young Barry Gordon takes a swim he finds a cave in the rugged Cornish cliffs and encounters someone who is to lead him to a world of unimaginable wonders. A world beneath the sea!


Unknown: Lionel Davidson
Unknown: Zoe Bailey
Read By: Wayne Jackman
Unknown: Barry Gordon
Producer: David Johnston

: PM

Presenters Susannah Simons and Robert Williams


Presenters: Susannah Simons
Presenters: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

with DAVID HITCHINSON including Financial Report

: Brain of Britain 1984


: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Friday 1.40 pm)
Written by HELEN LEADBETTER Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN
BBC Birmingham


Written By: Helen Leadbetter
Editor: Anthony Parkin
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Philip Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Lucy Perks: Tracy-Jane White
Joe Grundy: Haydn Jones
Clarrie Grundy: Heather Bell
Mark Hebden: Richard Derrington
Nigel Pargetter: Graham Seed
Miss Holland: Hedll Niklaus

: Any Answers?

Introduced by David Jacobs Compiled by LAURIE MASON Producer CAROLE STONE


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

: International Assignment

A Radio News production by ADAM RAPHAEL
(Repeated: Friday 10.0 am)


Production By: Adam Raphael

: Words, Words, Words

Six programmes in which
Ian McKellen presents his personal choice of poetry and prose.
Today's programme begins with the alphabet and includes poems by Donne, Marvell, Shakespeare, The Beatles,
Yevteshenko and a letter from Rupert Brooke.
(First broadcast on Radio 3)
New series


Unknown: Ian McKellen
Unknown: Rupert Brooke.
Directed By: Lan Cotterell

: Men Sent to Lie Abroad

Episodes in the history of diplomacy written and introduced by Derek Wilson 1:The Diplomat as Spy
Throughout history diplomats have been regarded as 'honest men sent to lie abroad for the good of their country', to coin a celebrated phrase from the 16th century. But diplomats have been many things, undertaken many functions. This series looks at six aspects of diplomacy, starting with the use of ambassadorial powers for espionage and intrigue, especially by Spanish envoys to the court of Elizabeth I.
Producer BRIAN MILLER BBC Bristol


Introduced By: Derek Wilson
Unknown: Bernard Brown
Unknown: Michael Jenner
Unknown: David Sinclair
Unknown: James Snell
Producer: Brian Miller

: Does He Take Sugar?

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


Presenter: John Mills
Editor: Marlene Pease

: John Ebdon

: Arts Season

Turner in Wales - Aspects of Landscapes
In 1792 when he was 17, the painter J. M. W. Turner first visited Wales. In the next six years he made four more visits -and then, although he lived until 1851, never returned. The paintings from these tours are being shown at an exhibition at the Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno. But what of the country that inspired those works? The programme looks at four paintings and asks how other travellers in Wales, then and now, have reacted to those 'aspects of landscapes'. Compiled and produced by SIAN LLOYD
(First broadcast on Radio Wales)


Produced By: Sian Lloyd

: A Book at Bedtime

Among the Russians 9: On the Black Sea

: The World Tonight

Presenter Alexander MacLeod on VHF until 11.0


Presenter: Alexander MacLeod

: Study on 4

Plato to Nato - an introduction to political thought Seven programmes presented by BRIAN REDHEAD
4: Hobbes and Locke


Presented By: Brian Redhead

: Open University

11.30 Art and Environment.
11.50 King Lear.

: News

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