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: News Briefing

: Farming Week

Presented from the South East by Joe Hull
A regional view of farming in the week ahead


Unknown: Joe Hull

: Today

Presenters John Timpson and Jon Silverman with Peter Hobday from the Republican Party Convention in Dallas
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Prayer for the Day
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
7.25*, 8.25 Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day Editor JULIAN HOLLAND


Presenters: John Timpson
Presenters: Jon Silverman
Unknown: Peter Hobday
Read By: David Hitchinson
Editor: Julian Holland

: The Week on 4

with Brian Perkins


Unknown: Brian Perkins

: Child's Play

by DAVID MALOUF abridged in six parts by NEVILLE TELLER
Read by Tim Pigott-Smith (1) A group of young people work quietly in an office somewhere in the heart of a great
European city. Their industry and dedication mark them out as apart somehow from the usual band of employees but there is an even more devastating difference - their work is terrorism, and their latest project is nearing its horrifying conclusion.


Unknown: David Malouf
Read By: Tim Pigott-Smith
Producer: Maurice Leitch

: News

: Start the Week

A lively matching of wit and wisdom between some of the personalities who will be in the news this week.
Producer IAN STRACHAN Stereo


Producer: Ian Strachan

: Morning Story

Love Affair with a Double-Bass by ANTON CHEKHOV translated by ARNOLD HINCHLIFFE Read by David March Producer MITCH RAPER


Unknown: Anton Chekhov
Translated By: Arnold Hinchliffe
Read By: David March
Producer: Mitch Raper

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, p 50; 0 day of God, draw nigh (BBC HB 24); Psalm 100: Acts 4, w 13-22; Nearer, my God, to thee (BBC HB 332) Stereo

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston visits
Ullswater in the Lake District. Nine miles long, it's the second largest of the English lakes and considered by many to be the most beautiful.
Producer ANTHONY SMITH BBC Bristol


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Producer: Anthony Smith

: Poetry Pleasel

Some of the poetry requested by Radio 4 listeners Presented by Norman MacCaig


Presented By: Norman MacCaig
Presented By: Readers Finlay
Unknown: Margaret Bradley

: You and Yours

The only national radio programme for consumers.
Paul Heiney presents and lends a sympathetic ear to your phone comments and queries on [number removed]Editor KEN VASS


Unknown: Paul Heiney
Editor: Ken Vass

: Radio Active

There is a big incentive to take part in big old Radio Active's Gigantaquiz this week - big prize money, big prizes, big humiliation, big death, big chance of not winning anything.
(Ed: Typesetting error: big should read gigantic)
Making the rules up are:
Music by philip POPE and STEVE BROWN
Producer JAMIE Rix
(Repeated: Tuesday 6.30 pm) Stereo


Written By: Angus Deayton
Written By: Geoffrey Perkins
Unknown: John Bucham.
Unknown: Helen Murry
Unknown: Nick Wilton
Unknown: Steve Brown
Producer: Jamie Rix
Anna Daptor: Helen Atkinson Wood
Mike Channel: Angus Deayton
Nigel Pry: Philip Pope
Uncle Mike Stand: Michael- Fenton Stevens
Mike Flex: Geoffrey Perkins

: The World at One: News

Presenter Michael Charlton Producer DEREK LEWIS


Presenter: Michael Charlton
Producer: Derek Lewis

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Lola Young reads Nina at the Carnival by ERROL LLOYD Producer DAVID LYTTLE


Unknown: Lola Young
Unknown: Errol Lloyd
Producer: David Lyttle

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Living with Unemployment (1)
'I feel guilty 'cos we're doing so well.....'
In the first of two features in which he hears about the reality of unemployment, PAUL BARNES meets ANJ and BRIAN RUDDOCK and their family. The Dancing Bear (9) Editor SANDRA CHALMERS


Unknown: Paul Barnes
Unknown: Brian Ruddock
Editor: Sandra Chalmers

: Afternoon Theatre

Eddie and Miss Simpson by ROGER DAVENPORT


Unknown: Roger Davenport

: Passing Trades

4: The Bus Conductor
Tommy Bragg talks to David Willmott about his career.
How long before the one-man operated bus makes the conductor a thing of the past? Producer JULIAN HITCHCOCK BBC Birmingham


Talks: Tommy Bragg
Unknown: David Willmott
Producer: Julian Hitchcock

: Story Time

Smith by LEON GARFIELD adapted in nine episodes by NEVILLE TELLER
Read by John Rye (1)
Twelve-year-old Smith makes his precarious living as a pickpocket in 18th-century
London. One day he has the misfortune to pick the pocket of a man who is murdered only moments later. What he finds himself in possession of dramatically changes his life ... which becomes difficult, dangerous and exciting., Producer DAVID JOHNSTON


Unknown: Leon Garfield
Unknown: Neville Teller
Read By: John Rye
Producer: David Johnston

: PM

with Gordon Clough and Valerie Singleton continued on VHF 5.50-5.55


Unknown: Gordon Clough
Unknown: Valerie Singleton

: The Six O'Clock News

with PAUUNE BUSHNELL including Financial Report


Unknown: Pauune Bushnell

: Just a Minute


: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tuesday 1.40 pm)

: Science Now

An upmarket correspondence college, based in a characterless new town, which makes TV and radio programmes for its students and insomniacs, is many people's image of the Open University.
Peter Evans explores this popular image and reveals that scientists in Milton Keynes do not just teach but carry out research in a variety of disciplines, from the chemistry of memory to the design of windmills.


Unknown: Peter Evans
Unknown: Milton Keynes
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: The Monday Play

Her Privates We by DAVID BUCK based on the novel The Middle Parts of Fortune by FREDERIC MANNING
This classic of the First World War deals with soldiering rather than fighting, sets comradeship above friendship and affords a rare and intimate glimpse of the life of the private soldier in the Somme and Ancre campaigns.
Technical presentation
MAURICE E. JONES of the King's Shropshire Light Infantary
Directed by RICHARD WORTLEY Stereo


Unknown: Frederic Manning
Unknown: David Greenwood
Unknown: David Chilton
Unknown: Paul Pearson
Unknown: Maurice E. Jones
Directed By: Richard Wortley
as Pte Bourne with: Peter Pacey
Pte Shem: Colin Starkey
Pte Martlow: Michael Jenner
as Cpl Tozer: Michael Tudor Barnes
and as Pte Weeper Smart: Trevor Cooper
Pte Pritchard: Bernard Brown
Regt Sgt Maj/Carpenter: Norman Jones
Colour Sergeant: David Garth
Pte Glazier: Sean Barrett
Pte Madeley: William Eedle
Pte Pacey: Spencer Banks
Cpl Hamley/LCpl Johnson: Brett Usher
Lt Clinton/Cpl Greenstreet: Geoffrey Collins
Sgt Glasspool: Henry Stamper
Pte Jakes/Capt Malel: Peter Acre
Lt Marsden/Pte Hines: Mark Straker
Therese: Helena Breck
Therese's mother: Cecile Chevreau

: Kaleidoscope

A Sense of Theatre
So I wish you first a Sense of theatre; only
Those who love illusions And know it will go far:
('Many Happy Returns' - W. H. AUDEN )
Patrick Garland, who is in his final season as Artistic Director of the Chichester Festival Theatre, discusses with Ronald Eyre his personal sense of theatre which has informed his work both on the stage and in television, ranging from one-man shows, like Brief Lives; through the early days of television's first arts programme Monitor to mammoth musicals like My Fair Lady and Hair, which he staged in Israel; and the current revival of Alan Bennett 's 40 Years On. Producer JOHN POWELL


Unknown: W. H. Auden
Unknown: Patrick Garland
Unknown: Ronald Eyre
Unknown: Alan Bennett
Producer: John Powell

: A Book at Bedtime

The Haunted Major (4)

: The World Tonight

National and international news, background, analysis and comment
Presented by Alexander MacLeod in London and Richard Kershaw at the Republican Party Convention in Dallas
11.0 Headlines
Editor BLAIR THOMSON on VHF until 11.0


Presented By: Alexander MacLeod
Presented By: Richard Kershaw

: Study on 4

Training Revolution Review In the last of three programmes MARGARET KORVING recalls the new adult-training developments featured in the previous series, and asks 'where do we go from here?' Series producer GORDON HUTCHINGS


Unknown: Margaret Korving
Producer: Gordon Hutchings

: Open University

11.30 Organic Chemistry.
11.50 Music interlude.

: Music at Night

Viennese dances by Diabelli,
Lanner, Schubert and Johann Strauss , father and son. records


Unknown: Johann Strauss

: News

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