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: dews Briefing

: Farming Today

Presented from Wales by Handel Jones BBC Wales

: Today

with John Timpson and Peter Hobday
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


Unknown: John Timpson
Unknown: Peter Hobday
Read By: Pauune Bushnell

: The Dream Woman

Read in three parts by David Markham (1)
'What was the fair woman with the knife? The creature of a dream or that other creature from the unknown world, called among men by the name of ghost?'


Unknown: David Markham
Producer: Maurice Leitch

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

Finding a Place
The A-level exam results are out and some youngsters haven't done as well as they'd expected. What's the next move if you don't have good enough passes for the college or university course you'd hoped to enter?
Put your questions to Joy Sadler , Careers Information Officer of the ILEA Careers Service.
Barbara Myers is in the Chair. Produced by the Woman's Hour unit
Lines open from 8.0 am


Unknown: Joy Sadler
Unknown: Barbara Myers

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC correspondents talk about the countries they work in. Producer ZAREER MASANI


Producer: Zareer Masani

: Morning Story

Voyage Not Completed by NORRIE HEARN
Read by Denys Hawthorne Producer KATHRYN PORTER BBC Northern Ireland


Unknown: Norrie Hearn
Read By: Denys Hawthorne

: Daily Service

NEM, p 71; Thou art the way; by thee alone (BBC HB 338); Psalm 104, w 25-38; Acts 5, w 21b-32; Thy kingdom come! (BBC HB 28) Stereo

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Poor Wilfred by BARBARA LUCAS with Poor Wilfrid is feeling low. What he needs is a death.
Sounds odd but then he's an odd sort of fellow. But is he going to be in luck?


Directed By: David Johnston
Wilfrid: Lockwood West
Marjorie Hughes: Charlotte Mitchell
Alison Fox: Dilys Laye
News reader/Voice on the telephone: Brett Usher

: Wildlife

Jenny Owen , Michael Clegg and Bob Stebbings tackle questions put by an audience at Elmesthorpe, Leicestershire. Presenter Derek Jones Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol


Unknown: Jenny Owen
Unknown: Michael Clegg
Unknown: Bob Stebbings
Presenter: Derek Jones
Producer: John Harrison

: You and Yours

with Paul Heiney


Unknown: Paul Heiney

: Brain of Britain 1984

Chairman Robert Robinson Christopher Wright
(British Steel despatch clerk) Ian MacDonald
(public transport official) Lucy Alcorn (teacher)
Joe McReynolds (map curator) 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: Christopher Wright
Unknown: Ian MacDonald
Unknown: Joe McReynolds
Unknown: John P Wynn
Unknown: Ian Gillies
Producer: Richard Edis

: The World at One: News

Presenter John Harrison


Presenter: John Harrison

: The Archers

: Listening Corner



Unknown: Shirley Hughes

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jill Burridge
What Colour is Your Toothbrush? The condition of teeth has improved dramatically over the past ten years but progress is patchy throughout the country and, even now, fewer than half of the population go to the dentist. HILARY OSBORN sets out to discover what more is needed from the professionals for that national, natural happy smile. Holiday Farm by EVELYN cox abridged in six parts by ANGELA JESSON
Read by Ann Morrish (1)
'It all began one warm March day. I was weeding the vegetable garden, churning over in my mind the apparently insoluble problem of how to make a living from our 40-acre livestock farm.'


Introduced By: Jill Burridge
Unknown: Hilary Osborn
Read By: Ann Morrish

: Afternoon Theatre

The Man Who Stood in the Sea by MICHAEL CAMPBELL with and
When Edward, a violinist, deserts his wife Margaret and children Tamsin and Tish for a cellist in the same orchestra,
Margaret takes the children off to the family cottage in Cornwall. There Tamsin, who is 17, sees a stranger standing in the sea playing a violin.
Directed by SHAUN MACLOUGHLIN BBC Bristol Stereo


Unknown: Michael Campbell
Violin: Peter Tanfield
Directed By: Shaun MacLoughlin
Margaret: Ingrid Hafner
Tamsin: Petra Markham
Tish: Jonathan Waterman
Edward: Jon Croft
the Man: Bill Wallis

: It Was a Saving of Money

A portrait of Sir Thomas Bouch , who built more bridges than most, but is remembered for only one - the ill-fated bridge over the Tay which killed 75 people when it fell. Written and presented by Malcolm Jones with RUSSELL DIXON.
Producer GILUAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Sir Thomas Bouch
Presented By: Malcolm Jones
Unknown: Russell Dixon.
Unknown: Randal Herley.
Unknown: Paul Webster
Producer: Giluan Hush

: Story Time

Smith (6)

: PM

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


Unknown: Robert Williams
Unknown: Valerie Singleton

: The Six O'clock News

with PETER DONALDSON including Financial Report


Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: Radio Active


: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wednesday 1.40 pm)

: What Are We Here For, Brothers?

A six-part series
4: A World of Difference
In the rest of the industrialised world, organised labour shares many of the problems now challenging the trade union movement in Britain. But although unions face common problems and share common objectives, their approach varies from country to country. Peter Paterson looks at the shifting roles and functions of trade unions in France,
Germany, Japan and the United States. Music performed by SAM RICHARDS and TISH STUBBS Producer CATHY PARKER Series editor


Unknown: Peter Paterson
Unknown: Sam Richards
Producer: Cathy Parker
Unknown: Caroline Milungton

: The One Great Scorer

Six programmes in which
David Bean observes some branches of sporting life which don't make international - or even national - headlines, but which absorb the spare time and energies of their devotees. This week in County Durham he finds youngsters boxing. 3: Box On!
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: David Bean

: The Living World

Flatholm is an island in the Bristol Channel, for years farmed and twice a fortress but now a reserve where shelduck and gulls breed, the slow-worms are bigger and the peony and wild leek thrive.
Introduced by Peter France Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol


Introduced By: Peter France
Producer: John Harrison

: In Touch

News, views and information for people with a visual handicap.
Presenter Peter White Producer THENA HESHEL Listeners can phone on [number removed]8.30-10.0 pm
Book, 92.95, from PO Box 234, London SE1 3IH
New series

: Underground Britain

In the manner of Lewis Carroll 's Alice, Richard Stanley disappears down a series of holes in the ground to investigate the subterranean world of tunnels, caverns and conduits that thread their way across the country unseen beneath our feet.
In the first of four programmes, he takes a midnight stroll under the Thames and a bizarre bicycle ride through an Oxford sewer with Anthony Burton.


Unknown: Richard Stanley
Unknown: Anthony Burton
Producer: Simon Elmes

: Kaleidoscope

with Michael Oliver


Unknown: Michael Oliver
Producer: Carroll Moore

: A Book at Bedtime

Five stories by EDNA O'BRIEN 2: The Creature


Stories By: Edna O'Brien

: The World Tonight

Presenter Richard Kershaw
11.0 Headlines on VHF until 11.0


Presenter: Richard Kershaw

: Study on 4

Lending a Hand A series of six programmes 5: Getting the Message Across MAUREEN GALVIN talks to members of an amateur theatre group and of two women's support agencies.


Talks: Maureen Galvin

: Pageant of the Past

Each week with the help of songs, poetry, letters and contemporary documents, Ann Kirch evokes a vivid and colourful moment from Britain's long and eventful history.
4: Mrs Fitzherbert and the Prince of Wales
Producer PATRICK LAMBERT (First broadcast on World Service)


Unknown: Ann Kirch
Unknown: Mrs Fitzherbert
Producer: Patrick Lambert

: Open University

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

: News

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