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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 BRYAN MARTIN
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: John Timpson
Presented By: Michael Stewart
Unknown: Peter Hobday
Read By: Bryan Martin

: Child's Play

Part 4

: Rollercoaster

Frank Delaney takes you through the morning with ... Marcel Marceau and the first silent talk show.
... a few words of wisdom from Laurie Taylor and Vic Lewis Smith on how to conduct yourself in Modern Manners.
... introducing the new and the unusual from On the Fringes.
... David Davies invites your calls on a matter of public concern in Thursday
Exchange on [number removed]. Regular items:
The News on the hour from
10.30 Morning Story
Another Harry Kemp story read by PETER ADAMSON
21: Travelling Light by JO GILL
10.45 An Act of Worship
... Susan Marling joins the governer, prison officers and inmates of Dartmoor Prison in Marling's Spike.
... another suspenseful episode from the improbable adventures of asil Bond.
... a local perspective on the news as commentators link-up in Network UK. Produced by the Rollercoaster unit


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Unknown: Marcel Marceau
Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Vic Lewis
Unknown: David Davies
Unknown: Brian Perkins
Unknown: Harry Kemp
Read By: Peter Adamson
Unknown: Susan Marling

: Hit List

Richard Gordon 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 as surprising! Devised and presented by Derek Robinson
Producer DAVID RAYVERN ALLEN (First broadcast on Radio 2) Stereo


Unknown: Richard Gordon
Presented By: Derek Robinson
Producer: David Rayvern Allen

: Film Star

Alexander Walker recalls the screen careers of the cinema's brightest stars.
This week: Bette Davis , the battling box-office queen who when asked about her favourite kind of role would say: 'Give me a nice normal woman who just shoots her husband.'


Unknown: Alexander Walker
Unknown: Bette Davis

: The World at One: News

Presenter Gordon Clough


Presenter: Gordon Clough

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Lola Young reads Tomo the Water Dragon by MARCELLO MINALE and MARCELLO MINALE JUNIOR


Unknown: Lola Young
Unknown: Marcello Minale
Unknown: Marcello Minale

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Living With Unemployment (2): 'Surely there's more to life than signing on ... ' NICK and HEATHER round off PAUL BARNES 'S picture of life on the dole. The Tranquility Stone by JOHN WAIN abridged in two parts by ELIZABETH BRADBURY
Read by John Pullen (1)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Paul Barnes
Unknown: Elizabeth Bradbury
Read By: John Pullen

: Afternoon Theatre

Dear Aunt by JULIA JONES with Margaret D'Arcy as May and Meg Davies as Eve Eve is a young journalist working in London. When her mother dies she writes to her
Aunt May who she hasn't seen for years and who lives in Belfast. May is a spinster and a member of an ecumenical prayer group. Their first meeting is a disaster but Eve cannot resist visiting her aunt again.
Directed by SHAUN MACLOUGHLIN BBC Bristol Stereo


Unknown: Julia Jones
Unknown: Margaret D'Arcy
Unknown: Meg Davies
Directed By: Shaun MacLoughlin

: Enquire Within

We all have queries, quibbles and quandaries which we mean to resolve, but which always lie unanswered at the back of our minds.
Let Neil Landor together with his specialist experts and the help of the BBC Reference
Library sort out the answers.
Questions, on a postcard please, to Enquire Within
BBC Broadcasting House London W\A IAA Producer LUCY LUNT


Unknown: Neil Landor

: A Good Read

Teresa McGonagle invites Patricia Beer and Edward Blister to pick some paperbacks. Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol


Unknown: Teresa McGonagle
Unknown: Patricia Beer
Unknown: Edward Blister

: Story Time

Smith (4)

: PM

Presenters Robert Williams and Richard Bath continued on VHF 5.50-5.55


Presenters: Robert Williams
Presenters: Richard Bath

: The Six O'Clock News

with HARRIET CASS including Financial Report

: Brain of Britain 1984


: News

: The Archers

Written by HELEN LEADBEATER (Repeated: Friday 1.40 pm) Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham


Written By: Helen Leadbeater
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Jack Woolley: Arnold Peters
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Joe Grundy: Haydn Jones
Clarrie Grundy: Heather Bell
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Susan Carter: Charlotte Martin
Col Danby: Ballard Berkeley
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Mark Hebden: Richard Derrington
Nigel Pargetter: Graham Seed
Michael Sturdy: William Eedle
Owner of car: Ion Strickland
Magistrate: Arnold Diamond

: The Saga of Jorgen Jorgensen

David Bean revives the memory of an enterprising
18th-century Danish sailor, who for seven glorious weeks proclaimed himself 'Protector of Iceland and Commander in Chief by Sea and Land'.


Unknown: David Bean

: International Assignment

A Radio News production by ADAM RAPHAEL


Production By: Adam Raphael

: Words, Words, Words

A personal choice of prose and poetry presented by Ian McKellen
This programme has much to do with the theatre, with words by Shakespeare, Sondheim, Jonson, Blake, Coward, Stoppard and Michael Macliammoir.
(First broadcast on Radio 3) Stereo


Presented By: Ian McKellen
Presented By: Michael MacLiammoir.
Directed By: Ian Cotterell

: Men Sent To Lie Abroad

Six episodes in the history of diplomacy written and introduced by Derek Wilson
5: The Diplomat as Fool
The causes of the Second World War are many, one of which was surely the arrogance and stupidity of one man, Joachim von Ribbentrop, Hitler's foreign minister. How did such a man rise to power, and why did
Hitler listen to him. with such disastrous consequences? with Anthony Hall as Ribbentrop, Bill Wallis as Sir Winston Churchill and the voices of TIMOTHY BATESON and MARK ROLSTON
BBC Bristol


Introduced By: Derek Wilson
Unknown: Anthony Hall
Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: Timothy Bateson
Unknown: Mark Rolston
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 WIA 4WW Tel: [number removed]
(Mon-Fri 10.0 am -5.0 pm)


Presenter: John Mills
Editor: Marlene Pease

: The Seven Deadly Virtues

The first of seven programmes More often than not it is the spectacular virtues, shamelessly displayed, which can pose more of a threat to civilised everyday life than good, old-fashioned sin.
Terence Blacker advises the sinner on how to recognise those virtues and deal with them.
Producer HELEN FRY


Unknown: Terence Blacker

: Kaleidoscope

with Paul Vaughan Producer JOHN BOUNDY


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Producer: John Boundy

: A Book at Bedtime

The Haunted Major (7)

: 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


Presented By: Alexander MacLeod
Presented By: Richard Kershaw

: Study on 4

Prefaces to Shakespeare Six programmes in which actors and actresses talk about Shakespeare's plays
1: Derek Jacobi on 'Hamlet' Producer ALAN wilding


Unknown: Derek Jacobi

: Children Singing

Pure Angelic Trebles
The second of two programmes in which Boris Ford investigates the differences between boys' and girls' voices, and examines differences between Anglican and Catholic church traditions.


Unknown: Boris Ford

: Open University

11.30 Art and Environment.
11.50 The Tempest.

: News

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