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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 Read by CUVE ROSLIN
7.25*.8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: John Timpson
Presented By: Brian Redhead
Read By: Cuve Roslin

: Bellman and True

Part 8

: News

: Midweek: Anna Ford

takes the chair for 55 minutes of lively and unpredictable conversation with people from all walks of life.
Birthday Guest: the celebrated designer, Zandra Rhodes. Producer PIPPA BURSTON Stereo


Designer: Zandra Rhodes.

: Gardeners' Question Time

visits Lancashire where members of the MAWDESLEY village HALL put their questions to Geoffrey Smith. Bill Sowerbutts and Dr Stefan Buczacki Questionmaster Les Cottington BBC Manchester


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith.
Unknown: Bill Sowerbutts
Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Questionmaster Les Cottington

: Morning Story

The Visitation by J. A. GLYNN
Read by Anthony Finigan 'The priest sighed.... Ah, well, after all he was a representative of the Holy
Church; an earthly vehicle of the Divine. Rather he take the wine than these poor beasts of burden....'
Producer KATHRYN PORTER BBC Northern Ireland


Unknown: J. A. Glynn
Read By: Anthony Finigan
Producer: Kathryn Porter

: Daily Service

nem, p 9; The eternal gates lift up their heads (BBC to 131); Psalm 119, w 49-56; Acts 10, vv 9-18; 0 Jesus, I have promised (BBC HB 360)

: For Schools

11.0 Singing Together (2)
11.20 Junior Drama Workshop 2: The Odyssey: The Land of Nightmares
11.40 Contact
11.55 Songs from Something to Think About (2)

: God and I

A six-part series in which former preacher, Harry Soan , traces his complex relationship with God.
5: As clever as the guv'nor Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Harry Soan

: You and Yours

Over the past two years more bicycles than cars have been bought in the United Kingdom. But cyclists claim that they are getting a raw deal. Pattie Coldwell investigates their complaints and Cheryl Armitage reports from this week's International Cycle Planning Conference.


Unknown: Cheryl Armitage

: Death May Surprise Us



Unknown: Ted Willis

: The World at One: News

Presented by Sir Robin Day


Presented By: Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Comer Presented by SUSANNA DAWSON Storyteller JOHNNY MORRIS Today's story Hamish McTaggart 's Pet by BERNARD MACLAVERTY
2.5 Something to Think About The Invisible Kitten by ZOE BAILEY
2.15 Quest The Medieval Church by GEOFFREY CURTIS
2.35 Pictures In Your Mind (Poetry) Out Among the Planets
2.45 Nature The Oak Tree


Presented By: Susanna Dawson
Presented By: Storyteller Johnny Morris
Unknown: Hamish McTaggart
Unknown: Bernard MacLaverty
Unknown: Zoe Bailey
Unknown: Geoffrey Curtis

: Woman's Hour

introduced by Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week:
Baroness Ewart-Biggs Loose Connections by MAGGIE BROOKS abridged in nine episodes by MEG CLARKE
Read by Sian Thomas (1)
'Wanted: German-speaking woman. Must be mechanically-minded driver. Preferably vegetarian.
Non-smoker.' Instead she got Harry Hammell !
(Music Boiling's Concerto for guitar and jazz piano)
(Sian Thomas is in 'Othello' at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith)


Unknown: Maggie Brooks
Unknown: Meg Clarke
Read By: Sian Thomas
Unknown: Harry Hammell
Piano: Sian Thomas

: Afternoon Theatre

Jennifer by PAUL ABBOTT
What does a mother do when her teenage daughter sends her to Coventry? How does she convince herself that it isn't necessarily all her fault?
Directed by TONY CUFF BBC Manchester Stereo


Unknown: Paul Abbott
Directed By: Tony Cuff
Jean: Judith Barker
Frank: Andrew Hay
Vera: Lesley Nicol
Samaritan/Nurse: Belinda Chapman

: Time for Verse

Six All
Compiled and presented by H. Colin Davis
Producer ALEC REID BBC Bristol


Presented By: H. Colin Davis
Readers: Manning Wilson
Readers: Geoffrey Collins
Readers: Rosalind Shanks

: File on 4

: Story Time

Stepping Westward (3)

: PM

Presenters Susannah Simons and Richard Bath continued on VHFIFM 5.50-5.55


Presenters: Susannah Simons
Presenters: Richard Bath

: The Six O'Clock News

With BRYAN MARTIN including Financial Report

: Top of the Form

A general knowledge contest between schools in Great Britain.
First Round - 3: Midlands ALDERMAN NEWTON'S SCHOOL, Leicester v ALDRIDGE SCHOOL, nr Walsall
Tim Gudgin and Paddy Feeny Questions set by PAUL LIVESEY , NIGEL RICHARDSON and PADDY FEENY


Unknown: Tim Gudgin
Unknown: Paul Livesey
Unknown: Nigel Richardson
Unknown: Paddy Feeny
Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thursday 1.40 pm)

: Irene Handl's Books

Twenty years ago, while she played in Goodnight,
Mrs Puffin , Irene Handl wrote the first of her two startling and original novels. Now The Sioux is reissued; and the author talks to
Monty Haltrecht about her own books and those she reads for pleasure.
Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol


Unknown: Mrs Puffin
Unknown: Irene Handl
Unknown: Monty Haltrecht

: Kipling Round the World

The first of five programmes.
Rudyard Kipling first travelled from India to England at the age of 5; he circumnavigated the world in his early 20s and remained an enthusiastic traveller all his life. Every place Kipling visited and every person he met could fire his imagination and reappear later in story or verse.
Marghanita Laski follows his travels and explores that world which Kipling brought to life in his writings. 1: Europe
Readers joss ACKLAND ,


Unknown: Rudyard Kipling
Unknown: Marghanita Laski
Readers: Joss Ackland
Unknown: Henry Stamper
Unknown: Mark Rolston
Unknown: John Samson
Producer: Helen Fry

: Antony Hopkins Talking About Music

Each week, Antony Hopkins explores a different musical work or topic, explaining his thoughts at the piano and illustrating them with records. Producer PATRICK LAMBERT Stereo


Producer: Patrick Lambert

: Analysis

The Pensions Lottery
Old age is a lottery in which the losers get a minimal state pension, the luckier get something more from their employers and the winners hit the jackpot. Could it be made less of a gamble? Would it cost a lot to do it? Are the Government's proposals merely tinkering with a big and sometimes heartbreaking problem?
Presented by Mary Goldring


Presented By: Mary Goldring

: Phone-in: [number removed]

A chance to put questions about pensions to a panel of experts chaired by Mary Goldring. Lines open from 8.0 pm Producer DAVID MORTON 0 FEATURE: page 84


Unknown: Mary Goldring.
Producer: David Morton

: A Book at Bedtime

Stars and Bars (8)

: The World Tonight

National and international news, background analysis and comment
Presented by Richard Kershaw
11.0 Headlines on VHFIFM until 11.0


Presented By: Richard Kershaw

: Study on 4

Enjoying Opera Six programmes presented by MONTY HALTRECHT 6: On Stage Even the finest operas can suffer from a wooden production. But some consider we are living through the 'Age of the Producer'. What are the losses and gains? Series consultant ALAN BLYTH Producer DANIEL SNOWMAN


Unknown: Alan Blyth
Producer: Daniel Snowman

: The Financial World Tonight

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


Unknown: John Roberts

: The Roads To Ruin

The British road network is being pounded to bits. Tom Maddocks finds out why. The programme asks how much does the economy depend on a good road network, with contributions from transport experts, industrialists, and road users, and poses the question: Will financial cutbacks mean that unless drastic steps are taken we could be on the roads to ruin?


Unknown: Tom Maddocks
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: News

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

12.30 Radio Geography: Home or Away Rural UK Written and presented by MICHAEL PICKSTOCK and at 12.50 Transport Teachers' Programme Written and presented by ASTLEY JONES


Presented By: Michael Pickstock
Presented By: Astley Jones

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