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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Today

with John Timpson and Brian Redhead and Gerald Williams in Los Angeles
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
Unknown: Gerald Williams
Read By: Pauune Bushnell

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

Home-brewing and Wine-Making
Introduced by Sue MacGregor Produced by the Woman's Hour unit
Lines open from 8.0 am

: Man and the Future: Beyond Man

In the last of a three-part series, William Woollard asks where our species goes from here. According to some, nowhere; technological animals cannot evolve. But as we face the dawn of machine intelligence and the possibility of reproducing robot rocket ships, how much of the running of the world will be left to men? Intelligence it appears, has a long way to go yet. But where will it stray? To interstellar dust clouds? To the interiors of suns?
BBC Birmingham


Presenter: William Woollard
Producer: Julian Hitchcock

: Morning Story

Statues and Boiled Sweets by BRIDGET KILCULLEN
Read by Aingeal Grehan Producer KATHRYN PORTER BBC Northern Ireland


Unknown: Bridget Kilcullen
Read By: Aingeal Grehan
Producer: Kathryn Porter

: Daily Service

NEM, p 5; Eternal ruler of the ceaseless round (BBC HB 321); Psalm 85; Acts 1, vv 12-26; All for Jesus (Bp 2). Stereo

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

David and Susan meet at a ski resort in Austria: to impress one another they give themselves fictitious, glamorous careers. But the truth will out....
Directed by BRIAN MILLER BBC Bristol. Stereo


Unknown: Melville Jones
Directed By: Brian Miller
David: David Goodland
Susan: Heather Baskerville
Jim/Franz Joseph: Elwyn Johnson
Jane: Sarah Benfield
Captain/Talbot: Jon Strickland
Biffo: Phillip Manikum
Vanessa Stephens: Helen Atkinson. Wood
Captain Scorer: John Abineri
Jilly: Helena Breck

: Wildlife

'Where have all the clothes moths gone? It seems years since I saw one, yet we still have quite a few things made of wool.'
The team makes a small hole in the deep pile of listeners' questions.
Presenter Derek Jones Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Saturday 5.0 pm)


Presenter: Derek Jones
Producer: John Harrison

: You and Yours

Paul Heiney with the latest news and advice for consumers.


Unknown: Paul Heiney

: Brain of Britain 1984

20: WEST ENGLAND - Second Round Chairman Robert Robinson Peter Bates
(local government officer)
Daphne Hudson (secretary) John Wright
(local government officer) Cliff Wadey
Including Beat the Brains Devised by JOHN P. WYNN
Questions set by IAN GILLIES Producer RICHARD EDIS
(Repeated: Thursday 6.30 pm) Stereo


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Peter Bates
Unknown: Daphne Hudson
Unknown: John Wright
Unknown: Cliff Wadey
Unknown: John P. Wynn
Unknown: Ian Gillies
Producer: Richard Edis

: The World at One: News

Presenter Hugo Young

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Grandma and the Bouncing Bopper (2) by JANET SORENSEN Read by IRENE HANDL


Unknown: Janet Sorensen
Read By: Irene Handl

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor MARGARET HORSFIELD talks to some of the many women in Britain who either by choice or chance are 'single'.
The Greengage Summer (7)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Talks: Margaret Horsfield

: Afternoon Theatre

Rick Femiola has the talent to become Britain's first black million-pound footballer. But after a loss of form, and problems both at home and abroad, it looks as if all his success is nothing more than a fluke ... other parts played by MOIR LESLIE and MAGGIE-MCCARTHY
Directed by JAMES RUNCIE


Unknown: Tony Dennis
Unknown: Rick Femiola
Played By: Moir Leslie
Directed By: James Runcie
Rick: Cyril Nri
Jenny: Samantha Bond
Mum: Jane Wenham
Bob Mulligan: John Hollis
Colin: Jonathan Tafler
Manager: William Eedle
Edwin: Rudolph Walker
Rick's father: Victor Lindsay
Girl: Helen Atkinson-Wood

: White City.... White Elephant?

While the Coliseum in Los Angeles commands the attention of the sporting world, another famous Olympic stadium - London's White City, built to stage the 1908 Games - stands decaying and under threat of demolition.
Harry Carpenter traces the history of the White City and recalls some of the great champions - Dorando and Wooderson, Harvey and Mills,
Mick the Miller and Foxhunter, Chataway and Ibbotson - who all enjoyed their finest moments there.


Unknown: Harry Carpenter
Producer: Audrey Adams

: Story Time

Under Plum Lake (4)

: PM

with Robert Williams and Valerie Singleton continued on VHF 5.50-5.55

: 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

Reporter Roger Finnigan Producer PAUL CAMPBELL BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Wednesday 4.0 pm)


Reporter: Roger Finnigan
Producer: Paul Campbell

: Fat Man at Work

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


Unknown: Tom Vernon

: The Living World

Natural Inspiration
How have moths, anteaters, dolphins, waterboatmen and burdock inspired designers and technologists over the years? Peter France discovers some natural inventions put to good use in our own lives.


Producer: Melinda Barker

: In Touch

for people with a visual handicap.
Presenter Peter White Producer THENA HESHEL Listeners can phone on [number removed]8.3010.0 pm

: Keep Your Tails Up

A series of ten programmes Written and presented by Vincent Kane
A motley crew of Britons are stranded in Rome Airport. To pass the time each traveller tells a story about himself. 7: The Policeman's Tale Producer eu Williams BBC Wales

: Arts Season

La Belle Irlandaise
In September 1827 an English theatre company visited Paris to perform a season of Shakespeare. In the audience at the first night of Hamlet was the composer Hector Berlioz.
There he saw Harriet Smithson , who was playing Ophelia. Some years later he was to create the Symphonie Fantastique in her honour. Helen Madden tells the story of Harriet Smithson Berlioz, the Irish actress who was so much admired in Paris that she was known there as 'La belle Irlandaise'.
(First broadcast on R Ulster)


Unknown: Hector Berlioz.
Unknown: Harriet Smithson
Unknown: Helen Madden
Unknown: Harriet Smithson
Reader: Maurice O'Callaghan
Producer: Kathryn Porter
Harriet Smithson: Susie Kelly
Hector Berlioz: Des McAleer

: A Book at Bedtime

The Parasites (2)

: The World Tonight

Presenter Alexander MacLeod
11.0 Headlines on VHF until 11.0


Presenter: Alexander MacLeod

: Study on 4

Lending a Hand A series for those interested in voluntary service in the community.
1: In the first of six programmes MAUREEN GALVIN considers what it's like to be a volunteer in Britain in the 1980s. Series producer DENNIS SIMMONS


Unknown: Maureen Galvin
Producer: Dennis Simmons

: Open University

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

: News

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