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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: 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 Read by CUVE ROSUN
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day


Unknown: John Timpson
Unknown: Peter Hobday
Read By: Cuve Rosun

: The Dream Woman

Part 3

: Rollercoaster

Richard Baker invites you to join him for the last edition from London
... With entertaining and provocative conversation
... Words of unconventional wisdom from Vic Lewis Smith and Laurie Taylor in their guide to Modern Manners.
... An invitation to join David Davies and the discussion in Thursday Exchange on [number removed]... A report from life On the Fringes
Regular items:
The News on the hour from BRIAN PERKINS
10.30 Morning Story
Another Harry Kemp story read by Peter Adamson
22: Winners and Losers by OWYNNETH BIANFOOT
10.45 An Act of Worship
... Sonya Hinton , resident psychologist, talks to a troubled listener asking Can You Help?
... Best boy Susan Marling joins Deborah Kerr and the crew filming Assam Garden in this week's Marling's Spike
... The end (or perhaps the beginning) of Basil Bond
... A local perspective on events large and small from commentators all over the country in Network UK Produced by the Rollercoaster unit.


Unknown: Richard Baker
Unknown: Vic Lewis Smith
Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: David Davies
Unknown: Brian Perkins
Unknown: Harry Kemp
Read By: Peter Adamson
Unknown: Sonya Hinton
Unknown: Susan Marling
Unknown: Deborah Kerr

: The Travelling Show

An excursion into the unpredictable reaches of how to get there - and back. In the pilot's seat
Christopher Matthew
Feet, firmly on the ground Adrienne Keith-Cohen David Taylor
Basil Boothroyd
Departures from the script announced by MICHAEL MCCLAIN Travel details


Unknown: Christopher Matthew
Unknown: Adrienne Keith-Cohen
Unknown: David Taylor
Unknown: Basil Boothroyd
Unknown: Michael McClain
Unknown: Christopher Matthew

: The World at One: News

Presenter Gordon Clough


Presenter: Gordon Clough

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

BEN BAZELL reads Alfie Gets in First by SHIRLEY HUGHES


Unknown: Shirley Hughes

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jill Burridge
One Year Old YTS: the Youth Training Scheme is about to celebrate its birthday. JENYTH WORSLEY meets RACHEL, JANICE and SANDRA to find out whether the scheme has met their needs. Holiday Farm (3)


Introduced By: Jill Burridge
Unknown: Jenyth Worsley

: Afternoon Theatre

The Year of the Prize by DAVID HOPKINS with Rosalind Shanks and Brian Carroll as Abigail and Paul Lester
Diana Kyle and John Levitt as Kath and Jimmy Bradley When Paul and Abigail's business founders they raffle themselves to repay their debts. The couple who 'win' them for 12 months find the master/servant relationship becomes curiously strange.
Directed by GRAHAM GAULD


Unknown: David Hopkins
Unknown: Rosalind Shanks
Unknown: Brian Carroll
Unknown: Paul Lester
Unknown: Diana Kyle
Unknown: John Levitt
Unknown: Jimmy Bradley
Directed By: Graham Gauld
Sue Diner: Narissa Knights
Del: William Eedle
Steve: John Gray
Ron: Bernard Brown

: 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 WlA lAA Producer LUCY LUNT


Unknown: Neil Landor

: A Good Read

Teresa McGonagle invites Jill Balcon and John Wain to pick some paperbacks.
Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol


Unknown: Teresa McGonagle
Unknown: Jill Balcon
Unknown: John Wain

: Story Time

Smith (8)

: 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

(Repeated: Friday 1.40 pm) Written by SIMON FRITH Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham


Written By: Simon Frith
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Galumore
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Jack Woolley: Arnold Peters
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Joe Grundy: Haydn Jones
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Grundy: Heather Bell
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Susan Carter: Charlotte Martin
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Mark Hebden: Richard Derrington
Nigel Pargetter: Graham Seed

: Creevey, Prinney and Little Vic

Thomas Creevey went everywhere and knew everybody in London, including the Prince Regent and subsequently the young Queen Victoria. He recorded his observations in the Creevey Papers, a treasury for later historians. with Geoffrey Banks as Thomas Creevey
Narrator Paul Webster
Compiled by STANLEY WILLIAMSON Producer Gillian HUSH
BBC Manchester


Unknown: Thomas Creevey
Unknown: Geoffrey Banks
Narrator: Thomas Creevey
Narrator: Paul Webster

: 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 final programme in the series ranges from The Beaufort Scale At Sea, poems by Peter Porter , Hopkins and Donne, to the BBC Staff Administration Sickness Code!
(First broadcast on Radio 3) Stereo


Presented By: Ian McKellen
Unknown: Peter Porter
Directed By: Ian Cotterell

: Men Sent to Lie Abroad

The last of six episodes in the history of diplomacy written and introduced by Derek Wilson
The Diplomat as Martyr
The life of Secretary-General of the UN and Nobel Prizewinner, Dag Hammarskjold (1905-61) came to a mysterious end in a plane crash in the African jungle. In retrospect his death can be seen as a kind of martyrdom for the cause of international peace, which he espoused with courage and idealism. with Geoffrey Collins as Dag Hammarskjold and the voices of MICHAEL JENNER and CHRISTIAN RODSKA Producer BRIAN MILLER BBC Bristol


Introduced By: Derek Wilson
Unknown: Geoffrey Collins
Unknown: Michael Jenner
Producer: Brian Miller

: Does He Take Sugar?

A magazine of special interest to disabled listeners and their families, with countrywide news and views on all matters of concern to them.
Presenter John Mills Producer ANN KAYE
Correspondence and enquiries to: BBC Broadcasting House, London WlA 4WW Phone [number removed](10.0 am -5.0 pm)


Presenter: John Mills
Producer: Ann Kaye

: The Seven Deadly Virtues

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.
2: Energy with MADl HEDD and Richard HUW
Producer HELEN FRY


Unknown: Terence Blacker
Unknown: Richard Huw
Producer: Helen Fry

: Kaleidoscope

Natalie Wheen presents tonight's edition which includes interviews, news and reviews of films, books, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Producer: John Boundy

: A Book at Bedtime

Five Stories 4: The Rug

: The World Tonight

National and international news, background analysis and comment.
Presenter Richard Kershaw
11.0 Headlines on VHF until 11.0


Presenter: Richard Kershaw

: Study on 4

Prefaces to Shakespeare Six programmes in which actors and actresses talk about Shakespeare's plays.
2: PAOLA DiONisoTTi on 'The Taming of the Shrew' 'A play about wealthy men, their money games, power games, love games and sex games.'

: The Journal of a Disappointed Man

by W. N. P. BARBELLION adapted for radio by DEBORAH SINGMASTER with Barbellion - his real name was Bruce Cummings was a talented naturalist who died in 1919 at the age of 30, from multiple sclerosis.
In his journal, he records his childhood ambition to be a great scientist, his fascination with the world around him, his love of life, and his inevitable decline.
Other parts played by HEATHER BARRETT ,


Unknown: W. N. P. Barbellion
Unknown: Deborah Singmaster
Unknown: Bruce Cummings
Played By: Heather Barrett
Played By: Timothy Hateson
Unknown: Brett Usher
Unknown: Marco Ferraro
Unknown: Peter Acre
Unknown: Henry Stamper
Unknown: Colin Starkey
Producer: Peter Windows
Barbellion: Trevor Eve

: Open University

11.30 Maths Foundation Tutorial.
11.50 Music interlude.

: News

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