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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Today

Presented by John Timpson and Michael Stewart 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
Read by PETER DONALDSON
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day

Contributors

Presented By: John Timpson
Presented By: Michael Stewart
Unknown: Peter Hobday
Read By: Peter Donaldson

: Child's Play

Part 3

: News

: Midweek

Libby Purves returns with another series of conversational curiosities.
This week's Birthday Guest is former World Champion racing driver James Hunt.
Producer PIPPA BURSTON Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: James Hunt.

: Talkabout Gardening

Blooming Bargains
Bill Sowerbutts picks out his best buys in fresh flowers from the florist, and pot plants from the garden centre.
Producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester

Contributors

Unknown: Bill Sowerbutts
Producer: Diana Stenson

: Morning Story

Tea in the Garden by MARGARET DANKS
Read by Patricia Hayes 'She was a big, rawboned woman. Bodger, her husband, who'd died some years ago, had often said of her "a bloody work 'orse that gal's bin ... just a work 'orse".'
Producer GWYN RICHARDS BBC Birmingham

Contributors

Read By: Patricia Hayes

: Daily Service

NEM, p 58; Thy kingdom come, 0 God (BBC HB 27); Psalm 103, vv 13-22; Acts 4, vv 31-37; 0 for a heart to praise my God (BBC HB 334) Stereo

: Echoes of the Great War

Stereo

: Lost Cause?

What is it that makes some of us persist against all odds?
Nigel Rees has been talking to six people who won't give up.
6: John Yeowell of The Odinic Rite
Producer ROS BARTLETT

Contributors

Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: John Yeowell

: You and Yours

Presenter John Howard
If you have any comments on today's programme, phone [number removed]after 11.0 am

Contributors

Presenter: John Howard

: The Big March

dramatised in eight parts from his novel by ALLAN PRIOR
8: Take Away the Weapons of Destruction
Danny Watson and his crew have practically taken their life in their hands to cover the final dramatic stages of the Big
March. But out there in the thick of the difficulties and dangers, Alison Bowers has thrown away her reporter's notebook to become a marcher herself.
Guitarist JOHN BULL
Directed by DAVID JOHNSTON
(Harry Towb is in 'Little Shop of Horrors' at the Comedy Theatre, London) Stereo

Contributors

Novel By: Allan Prior
Unknown: Danny Watson
Unknown: Alison Bowers
Guitarist: John Bull
Directed By: David Johnston
Unknown: Harry Towb
as Danny Watson with: Barry Morse
as Alison Bowers: Judy Franklin
as Joe Donaghy: Peter Marinker
Rossi: Harry Towb
Silver: Blain Fairman
Vance Seeling: Mark Straker
Robert Bowers: Basil Moss
Marcy Bowers: Narissa Knights
Major Kustov: Richard Borthwick
Newsreader: Hilda Bamber
Peacenik: Geoffrey Collins
Reg: William Hope
Young militant: Michael Jenner
Ken, the Director: Gary Waldhorn
Police Officer: John Bott
Police Superintendent: David Garth
First marcher: Jon Strickland
Second marcher: Brett Usher
Third marcher: Margot Boyd

: The World at One: News

Presenter Gordon Clough

Contributors

Presenter: Gordon Clough

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Lola Young reads The Tortoise and the Baboon by KATHLEEN ARNOTT

Contributors

Unknown: Lola Young
Unknown: Kathleen Arnott

: Woman's Hour

with Sue MacGregor including Guest of the Week: the artist Anthony Green The Dancing Bear by PETER DICKINSON abridged in 11 parts by PAT MCLOUGHLIN
Read by MARTIN JARVIS (11)
(Music: Glazunov's The King of the Jews)

Contributors

Artist: Anthony Green
Unknown: Peter Dickinson
Unknown: Pat McLoughlin
Read By: Martin Jarvis

: Afternoon Theatre

Going for Broke
A six-part comedy series by GEORGE BAKER
5: The Sky's the Limit
For once things appear to be going reasonably well for John Morse. As well as they can with no roof to his house, no hot water and no bank balance. It is problems besetting his organised fiancée, Wendy, that John now has to 'cope' with. Directed by GLYN DEARMAN Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: George Baker
Unknown: John Morse.
Directed By: Glyn Dearman
as John Morse with: Andrew Sachs
Bill Yates: Bryan Pringle
Wendy: Miriam Margolyes
Ethel: Dilys Laye
Anne: Denica Fairman
himself: And Terry Wogan
Alf: Arnold Diamond
Clerk: David Sinclair
Shaun: Sean Barrett
Scaffolder: Jon Strickland
Bernard: Geoffrey Collins
Roger: Michael Jenner
Denise: Helen Atkinson Wood
Ellen: Fiona Walker

: Time for Verse

Six All
Compiled and presented by H. Colin Davis
1: All Our Yesterdays
Readers GEOFFREY COLLINS and ROSALIND SHANKS
Producer ALEC reid. BBC Bristol
0 HELPLINES: page 63

Contributors

Presented By: H. Colin Davis
Readers: Geoffrey Collins
Readers: Rosalind Shanks
Producer: Alec Reid.

: This Stately Homes Business

With ever-increasing taxes and inflationary costs, the great houses of England are no longer just grand family homes. To survive, the owners have had to turn them into businesses. This four-part series looks at how some have chosen to do so. 3: Longleat
This great Elizabethan treasure house was bought for L53 by the Thynne family in 1540. Added attractions, to bring in the visitors, are the Safari Park and the constantly changing fun exhibitions especially designed for family entertainment.
Producer MARJORIE LOFTHOUSE BBC Birmingham

Contributors

Producer: Marjorie Lofthouse

: Story Time

Smith (3)

: PM

Presenters Robert Williams and Susannah Simons continued on VHF 5.50-5.55

Contributors

Presenters: Robert Williams
Presenters: Susannah Simons

: The Six O'Clock News

with BRYAN MARTIN including Financial Report

Contributors

Unknown: Bryan Martin

: My Music

Devised by TONY SHRYANE and EDWARD J. MASON
John Amis and Frank Muir challenge Ian Wallace and Denis Norden
In the Chair Steve Race Questions compiled by STEVE RACE
Producer PETE ATKIN

Contributors

Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Unknown: Denis Norden
Producer: Pete Atkin

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thursday 1.40 pm)

: Poet to Poet

Five poets of the past seen through the eyes of poets of the present.
5' Making Love with the Light On
Craig Raine looks at John Donne as a poet of love. Reader MARTIN JARVIS Producer FRASER STEEL
BBC Manchester

Contributors

Unknown: Craig Raine
Unknown: John Donne
Reader: Martin Jarvis
Producer: Fraser Steel

: Foreign Correspondents

A series of ten programmes on special war correspondents narrated by Rene Cutforth The Only Gentleman in Fleet Street by NORMAN LONGMATE
Accomplished in most branches of the profession of journalism, Philip Gibbs was most signally successful as a descriptive reporter. Observant, quick-witted, of humane temper, warm and generous in emotional sympathy, he had an unmoving eye for the human essentials of a situation and a telling gift for discovering point and significance in the seemingly commonplace.
Also taking part HUGH DICKSON , DAVID GOODERSON , MADI HEDD,
STEVE HODSON and ALEX JENNINGS Directed by JOHN THEOCHARIS Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Rene Cutforth
Unknown: Philip Gibbs
Unknown: Hugh Dickson
Unknown: David Gooderson
Unknown: Steve Hodson
Directed By: John Theocharis
as Sir Philip Gibbs (1877-1962) with: Hugh Burden

: Folk For the Job

Travelling People
Works by the 'supertramp',
W. H. Davies , plus other poems and anecdotes about life on the open road. Ray Handy and Dilys Price read the words; and The Hennessys, Lyn Gent and John Howes sing the songs.
Compiled and produced by HERBERT WILLIAMS
BBC Wales. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: W. H. Davies
Unknown: John Howes
Produced By: Herbert Williams

: Staying On

Catch salmonella food poisoning and antibiotics will help to ensure that the offending bacteria are eliminated; catch chickenpox or glandular fever and the virus will stay with you for the rest of your life. Geoff Watts reports on the efforts of the scientists to outwit them.
Producer ALISON RICHARDS

Contributors

Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Alison Richards

: Pennine Perspective

Phil Smith explores the remoter reaches of the North Yorkshire Pennines.
5: Among the Troglophiles Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester

Contributors

Unknown: Phil Smith

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Natalie Wheen in London, and Paul Allen in Edinburgh who talks to
Michael Oliver about the world premiere of Scottish Opera's Orion and the mini-festival of Samuel Beckett. Producers DANIEL DODD and RICHARD BANNERMAN

Contributors

Presented By: Natalie Wheen
Presented By: Paul Allen
Unknown: Michael Oliver
Unknown: Samuel Beckett.
Producers: Daniel Dodd
Producers: Richard Bannerman

: A Book at Bedtime

The Haunted Major (6)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Alexander MacLeod in London and Richard Kershaw at the Republican Party Convention in Dallas
11.0 Headlines on VHF until 11.0

Contributors

Presented By: Alexander MacLeod
Presented By: Richard Kershaw

: Study on 4

Enjoying Opera Six programmes presented by MONTY HALTRECHT
1: The Power of Opera Producer DANIEL SNOWMAN Series consultant ALAN BLYTH

Contributors

Presented By: Monty Haltrecht
Unknown: Alan Blyth

: Soundings

A series of religious documentaries. Selling God
Can religion be sold like lager or filter cigarettes? This week Robert Foxcroft goes to a top advertising agency to find out how the religious message could enter the marketplace, or is it impossible to sell God?
Researcher JULIA BROSNAN
Series editor JOHN NEWBURY

Contributors

Unknown: Julia Brosnan

: Open University

11.30 Music interlude.
11.50 AD 2025: Mission Methuselah.

: News









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