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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Today

Presented by John Timpson and Brian Redhead
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


Presented By: John Timpson
Presented By: Brian Redhead
Read By: Pauline Bushnell

: Bellman and True

Part 7

: News

: Tuesday Call:[number removed]

We all have to cope at some time with the loss of someone close to us, whether it's the death of a parent at the end of a full life, of a loved child from illness or accident, or of a lifetime's partner. How do you come to terms with the emotional and practical aftermath of bereavement, and how long does it take?
June Hemer of the National Association of Widows, and Derek NuttaU , Director of CRUSE, join Judith Chalmers to answer your questions. Produced by the Woman'sHourunit
Lines open from 8.0 am


Unknown: Derek Nuttau
Unknown: Judith Chalmers

: From Our Own Correspondent



Producer: Zareer Masani

: Morning Story

An English Woman Abroad by SHIRLEY MITCHELL
Read by Patricia GaUimore 'You have a house in Paris?' he asked.
Now, whether this was a ploy or not on his part she did not mind.
'An apartment,' she admitted. 'In Montmartre.'
Producer GWYN Richards BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Shirley Mitchell
Read By: Patricia Gauimore

: Daily Service

NEM. p 5; Sing we triumphant hymns of praise (BBC HB 130); Psalm 119, w 41-48; Acts 10, w 1-8; 0 God of truth, whose living word (BBC HB 359) Stereo

: For Schools

11.0 Time and Tune (2) Hansel and Gretel
11.20 Time to Move
2: Introductory Programme Slow, slow, quick, quick, slow
11.40 Introducing Science Extra: Using your computer In the picture

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Meritorious Service by BERKELY MATHER
The Meritorious Service medal is not often awarded - perhaps because it involves an increased pension. So when Peter Enmon finds that one has been allotted to his battalion, he takes the task of choosing a recipient very seriously indeed.
Other parts played by WILLIAM EEDLE , CUVE PANTO Directed by RICHARD IMISON


Unknown: Peter Enmon
Played By: William Eedle
Directed By: Richard Imison
Lt Col Peter Ennion: David Sinclair
Kate, his wife: Penelope Lee
Brigadier Melrose: Peter Howell
Major General Benson: Frederick Treves

: Wildlife

Chris Mead , Pat Morris and David Streeter tackle wildlife questions from an audience in Camberley, Surrey.
Presenter Derek Jones Producer JOHN Harrison BBC Bristol


Unknown: Chris Mead
Unknown: Pat Morris
Unknown: David Streeter
Presenter: Derek Jones
Producer: John Harrison

: You and Yours

with Cheryl Armitage
Phone comments on [number removed]after 11.0 am

: Brain of Britain 1984: 28: Scotland and Wales - Semifinal

Chairman Robert Robinson
Dr Russell Hafter (teacher)
Hamish Henderson (lecturer)
Christopher Wright (British Steel despatch clerk)
Ian MacDonald (public transport official)
The programme includes Beat the Brains in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants.
(Repeated: Thursday 6.30 pm) Stereo


Chairman: Robert Robinson
Contestant: Dr Russell Hafter
Contestant: Hamish Henderson
Contestant: Christopher Wright
Contestant: Ian MacDonald
Devised by: John P. Wynn
Question Setter: Ian Gillies
Producer: Richard Edis

: The World at One: News

Presenter Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner A Pet for the King by DIANA STOW Storyteller JOHNNY MORRIS
2.5 History: Long Ago Roman London by CHRISTOPHER RUSSELL
2.25 Listen and Read Radio Thin King (2) by DEREK FARMER
2.20 Pictures in Your Mind Space Bear by ZOE BAILEY


Unknown: Johnny Morris
Unknown: Christopher Russell
Unknown: Zoe Bailey

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Big Ben Under Wraps: bristling with scaffolding and covered with plastic sheeting. the famous clock-tower of Westminister is unrecognisable just now. MARGARET HORSFIELD goes up to the top to see what's happening.
The Fall of the Sparrow by NIGEL BALCHlN abridged in 15 parts by DEUA PATON
Read by JOHN WESTBROOK (15) (Music: Persichetti's Divertimento for Band)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Margaret Horsfield
Read By: John Westbrook

: Afternoon Theatre

When It Was Always Summer by DOROTHY GHARBAOUI
Rachel Calvert , the widowed mother of an Ulster family, learns that her son John has died in action at the Somme.
The Ulster girl who nursed him in France is to visit them on her way home. But she becomes indispensable to the Calverts and stays many months. Do they want her for herself or for the solace she offers?
Directed by PETER KAVANAGH BBC Northern Ireland


Unknown: Dorothy Gharbaoui
Unknown: Rachel Calvert
Directed By: Peter Kavanagh
Mrs Calvert: Trudy Kelly
Alice Kenny: Brid Brennan
John Calvert: Gerard O'Hagan
Major Gaffikin: Mark Mulholland
Private McNeill/Butcher's boy: Derek Halugan
Emma Calvert: Joanna Spenser
Maggie: Catherine Gibson
Arthur Calvert: David Coyle

: Tears of the Moon

4: The Forgotten Disaster
The final programme in this series on the Roman Catholic Church in Peru travels to the north of the country where thousands of square miles of land have been devastated by flood.
Presented and produced by David Peet
Programme Consultant DOM LEO BONSALL. OSB


Produced By: David Peet
Unknown: Dom Leo

: Story Time

Stepping Westward (2)

: PM

with Richard Bath and Valerie Singleton continued on VHFIFM 5.50-5.55


Unknown: Richard Bath
Unknown: Valerie Singleton

: The Six O'Clock News

with cuve ROSLIN including Financial Report

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wednesday 1.40 pm)

: File on 4

Major issues, changing attitudes, important events at home and abroad.
Reporter Stuart Simon Producer JOHN DRURY Editor BRIAN WALKER BBC Manchester


Reporter: Stuart Simon
Producer: John Drury
Editor: Brian Walker

: Diary of a Principal Private Secretary

A. J. Sylvester was a friend and confidant of David Lloyd
George as well as his Principal Private Secretary, and was one of a small intimate circle of people who knew about Lloyd George 's secret life. Sylvester, now into his 95th year, looks back over that 30-year-long relationship and recalls not only the successes, but also the often troubled private moments in the daily life of the political giant he always addressed as 'LG'.
Introduced by John Darren Producer JAN TAYLOR


Unknown: A. J. Sylvester
Unknown: David Lloyd
Unknown: Lloyd George
Introduced By: John Darren
Producer: Jan Taylor

: The Living World

A magazine edition with news of wildlife and the countryside.
Introduced by Michael Jordan Producer MICHAEL BRIGHT BBC Bristol


Introduced By: Michael Jordan
Producer: Michael Bright

: In Touch

News, views and information for people with a visual handicap.
Presenter Peter White Producer THENA HESHEL
Listeners can phone with enquiries and comments relating to the programme on [number removed]
8.30-10.0 pm
Book, E2.95, from [address removed]
Free quarterly bulletin from [address removed]
Send four large saes for a year's supply

: Jewish New Year Talk

The Chief Rabbi, Sir Immanuel Jakobovits , in conversation with Trevor Barnes.
On Thursday the Jewish New Year begins and Sir Immanuel reflects on events in the past year of significance to his community and looks forward to the future.


Unknown: Sir Immanuel Jakobovits
Unknown: Trevor Barnes.
Producer: Julia Bosnan

: Kaleidoscope

Christopher Frayling presents tonight's edition, which includes interviews, news and reviews of books, film, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.


Unknown: Christopher Frayling
Producer: John Powell

: A Book at Bedtime

Stars and Bars (7)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Alexander MacLeod on VHFIFM until 11.0


Presented By: Alexander MacLeod

: Study on 4

11.0 The Chip Shop

: The Financial World Tonight

with John Roberts reporting from the annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund in Washington DC.


Unknown: John Roberts

: 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.
8: Sir Walter Raleigh


Unknown: Ann Kirch
Unknown: Sir Walter Raleigh
Producer: Patrick Lambert

: Open University

11.30 Popular Culture
11.50 Music interlude

: News

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Radio Geography Home or Away
12.30 Mannheim (RV) written and presented by GEOFFREY SHERLOCK
12.50 Rural India written and presented by MARK TULLY


Presented By: Geoffrey Sherlock
Presented By: Mark Tully
Producer: Astley Jones

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