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: Farming Today



Unknown: Allan Wright

: In Perspective

A note from Religious Affairs Correspondent
Rosemary Hartill


Unknown: Rosemary Hartill

: News

7.10 Today's Papers

: On Your Farm

has breakfast with Ossie Johnson and his family on their Northumbrian hill farm. Producer ANTHONY PARKIN
BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Ossie Johnson

: Down to Earth

Mike Gilliam asks
Alan Titchmarsh about jobs in the garden.


Unknown: Mike Gilliam
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: News

8.10 Today's Papers

: Sport on 4

Gerald Williams looks back to the first day's athletics competition in the XXIII
Olympic Games - Seb Coe , Peter Elliot and Steve Ovett run in the heats of the 800 metres.
While Tony Lewis , in between Test matches, features news, views and personalities in the limelight in the rest of the sporting world, including a look forward to the highlight of the motorcycling calendar - the British Grand Prix at Silverstone. Producers JOANNE WATSON and EMILY MCMAHON


Unknown: Gerald Williams
Unknown: Seb Coe
Unknown: Peter Elliot
Unknown: Steve Ovett
Unknown: Tony Lewis
Producers: Joanne Watson
Producers: Emily McMahon

: Breakaway

Introduced by Bernard Falk with help from SUSAN MARLING. PATRICK STODDART and FRANK BARRETT taking a practical look at the holiday, travel and leisure scene, including
What's On with ERIC TOBITT.
Producer JENNY MALLINSON DUFF Editor ROGER MACDONALD including 9.0 News


Introduced By: Bernard Falk
Unknown: Susan Marling.
Unknown: Patrick Stoddart
Unknown: Frank Barrett
Producer: Jenny Mallinson
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: News Stand

Paul Foot reviews the weekly magazines.


Unknown: Paul Foot
Producer: Susan Snailum

: The Week In Westminster

with Robert Carvel , Political
Editor of the London Standard. Including a special review of the Lord s at the end of a parliamentary session in which they have played an unusually prominent role.
Producer JIM GRAY


Unknown: Robert Carvel
Producer: Jim Gray

: Pick of the Week


: From Our Own Correspondent



Producer: Zareer Masani

: A Small Country Living

Jeanine McMullen continues her journey through the remoter parts of the British countryside in search of those who earn their living from traditional rural work. She meets the characters who tell the tales, the breeders who nurture stock and the craftspeople who sell their wares all in the name of a small country living ... Producer MARY PRICE BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Monday 10.0 am)


Unknown: Jeanine McMullen

: Just a Minute

Without hesitation, the least repetitious and most undeviating programme on radio with Kenneth Williams
Clement Freud , Derek Nimmo and John Baddeley
In the Chair, Nicholas Parsons Devised by LAN MESSITER Producer PETE ATKIN
(Repeated: Monday 6.30pm) Stereo


Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Derek Nimmo
Unknown: John Baddeley
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Producer: Pete Atkin

: News

: With Great Pleasure

Jeffrey Archer presents his personal choice of poetry and prose. with Judi Dench and Alec McCowen BBC Bristol. Stereo


Unknown: Jeffrey Archer
Unknown: Judi Dench
Unknown: Alec McCowen

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Obsession in August by MICHAEL ROBSON with and It began with a letter from Lord Sackville to Professor Dulac, inviting him to his house in Dorset, and acquainting him with a strange discovery too important to confide on paper. Through the correspondence of those involved we learn of the mysterious and fearful events that took place in Dorset that August of 1892. Directed by DAVID SPENSER


Unknown: Michael Robson
Directed By: David Spenser
Professor Dulac: Robert Morris
Lord Sackville: John Westbrook
Lady Helen: Wendy Murray
M Griffith: Hugh Dickson
Sir Edmund Gautrey/Canon Enright: Nigel Graham
Rob Myers: Alex Jennings
Sally Chaytes: Hilda Schroder
Bess Gautrey: Rosalind Adams
Dickon Myers/Insp Dunlapp: Stephen Thorne
Mother Superior: Jean Trend

: The Jason Explanation of Age

Whether you are eight or 80, we guarantee at the end of this half hour, you will be 30 minutes older. starring and Producer JIMMY MULVILLE Stereo


Old Father Time: David Jason
the Mickey Mouse Watch: Sheila Steafel
the Second Century BC: Jon Glover

: Not Exactly in his Footsteps

The last of six lurches through England by Ray Gosling , not quite in the wake of J. B. Priestley.
In the final chapter of his English Journey of 1933, Priestley divided the country into three: guide-book 'merrie England'; industrial 'sooty pig' England; and the new electric 'Blackpoolised' England.
No traveller of England has bettered Priestley's judgment, argues Gosling. What he saw in 1933 is the same 50 years on. For all the talk of change and progress, almost nothing is different....
Producer ALASTAIR WILSON BBC Manchester


Unknown: Ray Gosling
Unknown: J. B. Priestley.
Producer: Alastair Wilson

: The Bitter and the Sweet

The story of two pioneering sisters and their very different attitudes to life in the backwoods of Canada.
Compiled by MARGARET HORSFIELD Canada is a land of hope ... there is constant excitement.
We determined to make our stay as short as possible.
(SUSANNAH MOODIE ) with and Producer PETER WINDOWS BBC Birmingham. Stereo


Unknown: Catharine Parr Traill
Unknown: Susannah Moodie
Catharine: Janet Maw
Susannah: Patricia Gallimore

: More Wrestling than Dancing

The last of six lighthearted talks in which David Moreau recollects his largely unsuccessful attempts to come to grips with life.
Drawing in Our Horns


Unknown: David Moreau

: Wildlife


: Delve Special

: News

with PETER DONALDSON including Sports Round-up


Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: Desert Island Discs

Gayatri Devi with ROY PLOMLEY (Details: Friday 9.5 am) Stereo


Unknown: Gayatri Devi
Unknown: Roy Plomley

: The First Stage

On 1 August this year coachman John Parker celebrated the bicentenary of the first-ever mail coach run from Bristol to London by re-creating the journey. With a team of helpers, 20 horses, and a coach full of passengers he attempted to break several records. Aboard was Martin Muncaster who captured the atmosphere of this historic occasion, driving through the night alongside John Parker. Producer CAROLINE ELLIOT
0 HELPLINES: page 62


Unknown: John Parker
Unknown: Martin Muncaster
Unknown: John Parker.
Producer: Caroline Elliot

: Baker's Dozen

with Richard Baker
Producer ANDREW MUSSETT. Stereo


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Andrew Mussett.

: Saturday-Night Theatre

Musk and Amber by WILLIAM FRANKLAND with India, 1872. Brigadier Denniston is murdered during a regimental reunion; the mystery is that he has been retired some years and therefore would presumably have no enemies. Or does his murder relate to something that happened in the past? In which case the lives of other officers may be in peril. It is for the regimental doctor to investigate.
Directed by BRIAN MILLER BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Mon 3.0 pm) Stereo


Unknown: William Frankland
Directed By: Brian Miller
Dr James Maxwell: Patrick Malahide
Fazil Khan: Garard Green
Col Grahame: Peter Howell
Capt Glyn Mytton: David Ponting
Capt Smith-Fletcher: Tim Meats
Major Bannister: Andrew Hilton
Mrs Rose Bamford: Meg Ritchie
Shusha: Shireen Shah

: 20th-century Mouse

From 'tim'rous beastie' to
Hollywood star, Barry Paine reflects on the success of the modern mouse.


Unknown: Barry Paine
Producer: Melinda Barker

: News

: Echoes of the Great War: 1

The first of three programmes.
With Leonard Maguire as The Rev Andrew Clark
When the Great War began, 70 years ago, Andrew Clark resolved to keep a diary to register the impact of the war on the small Essex village of Great Leighs of which he was Rector. The diary, consisting of over three million words in 92 volumes, was left to the Bodleian Library in Oxford.
James Munson has explored this unpublished and unique village history.
(Repeated: Wednesday 11.0 am) Stereo


Presenter: James Munson
The Rev Andrew Clark: Leonard Maguire
[Actress]: Rosalind Adams
[Actor]: Scott Cherry
[Actor]: Garard Green
[Actor]: Moir Leslie
[Actor]: Gordon Reid
[Actress]: Jane Wenham
Producer: Alan Haydock

: Evening Service

0 strength and stay upholding all creation (a&mr 17); Teach me the way of thy statutes
(Anthems for Choirs 1); Mark 8, w 1-9; The duteous day now closeth (A&MR 34)

: Brian Thompson's A-Z

'...my physical faculties may diminish - but up there, at the back of my eyes, I'm convinced the undiminished A-Z of my life is there....'
In the first of five talks, playwright Brian Thompson sifts this mass of autobiography. BBC Manchester


Unknown: Brian Thompson

: The First Time

Donald has never had any luck with girls until Ruth....
BBC Manchester Stereo


Unknown: Steve Taylor
Directed By: Alfred Bradley
Donald/Narrator: Christian Rodska
Mother/Customer: Judith Barker
Father/Psychiatrist: Russell Dixon
Ruth/ Assistant: Norma Cohen
Wendy's Mum/Olivia/Kim: Kate Lee
Janet/Customer: Cory Pulman
Celia: Sunny Ormonde
Jim/Cyril: Francis Middleditch
Steve/Martin: Colin Meredith

: News

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