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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Today

Presented by John Timpson and Peter Hobday in London and Brian Redhead in New York for the American Presidential Election.
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
Read by pauline BUSHNELL
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day


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

: A Diary Without Dates

by ENTO BAGNOLD abridged in four parts by NEVILLE TELLER
Read by WENDY hiller (4)


Unknown: Ento Bagnold
Unknown: Neville Teller
Read By: Wendy Hiller
Producer: Graham Gauld

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]: Feeling Good... Looking Good

What constitutes a healthy diet? Are vitamin-supplements necessary? Can you exercise fat away and do you have to go for the burn? Does make-up enhance beauty? Get in trim for the festive season by putting your questions on health and beauty to Dr Miriam Stoppard and Deborah Hutton, author of Vogue Complete Beauty. Sue MacGregor is in the Chair. Produced by the Woman's Hour Unit
Lines open from 8.0 am


Speaker: Dr Miriam Stoppard
Speaker: Deborah Hutton
Presenter: Sue McGregor

: From Our Own Correspondent



Producer: Zareer Masani

: Morning Story

Stranger at the Wedding by BRENDA LANGMEAD
Read by Leon Tanner
'Two happy families. I couldn't stir an old murky pool with all the consequences, could I? What would be the point? For a moment I felt blazing mad at Margaret for doing this awful thing to me.'
Producer GWYN RICHARDS BBC Birmingham


Read By: Leon Tanner

: Daily Service

NEM, p 122; Glorious things of thee are spoken (BBC HB 176); Psalm 19; n Corinthians 2, vv 1-11; Holy Father, in thy mercy (BBC HB 386). Stereo

: For Schools

11.0 Time and Tune (7) Hansel and Gretel
11.20 Time to Move (7) Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: The Seven Dwarfs
11.40 Introducing Science Extra: Junior Electronics

: Law in Action

: State Opening of Parliament

John Hosken introduces the traditional ceremony in which HM The Queen, Lords and Commons come together for the Government's formal announcement of its plans for the next session of Parliament. Brian Curtois assesses the political implications of HM The Queen's Speech from the Throne.


Introduces: John Hosken
Unknown: Brian Curtois

: You and Yours

Presenter Pattie Coldwell


Presenter: Pattie Coldwell

: Yes Minister: The Quality of Life

by Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn
Adapted for radio by the producer Pete Atkin


Writer: Antony Jay
Writer: Jonathan Lynn
Producer: Pete Atkin
Jim Hacker: Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey: Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard: Derek Fowlds
Sir Desmond: Richard Vernon
Sir Frank: Jeffry Wickham
Bill Pritchard: Antony Carrick
Mrs Philips: Zulema Dene
Herself: Selina Scott
Other parts played by: Colin Starkey
Other parts played by: Mark Straker
Other parts played by: Helena Breck
Other parts played by: Helen Atkinson Wood
Other parts played by: Maggie McCarthy
Other parts played by: Robin Summers

: The World at One: News

Presenter Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Auntie Aggie Makes Jam
2.5 History: Long Ago Hogarth's London
2.25 Listen and Read Radio Thin King (7)
2.40 Pictures in Your Mind (Stories): Friend Fire and the Dark Wings

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor MARY LEAKEY talks about her work in Kenya and Tanzania where, for almost 50 years, she has studied the prehistoric archaeology of the site where modem man may well have first evolved.
Bad Company by LIZA CODY abridged in 11 parts by JANET HICKSON
Read by David McAlister (1) (Music: Vainberg's Trumpet Concerto)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Talks: Mary Leakey
Unknown: Liza Cody
Unknown: Janet Hickson
Read By: David McAlister

: The Afternoon Play

Frank is doing well for himself: a worldly Dublin architect who also has a promising political career.
However, when he is offered a coveted Ministerial post, he starts to question the moral compromises that he has so far taken for granted.
Directed by PENNY GOLD
(Harry Towb is in 'Little Shop of Horrors'attheComedyTheatre, London). Stereo


Unknown: Lee Gallaher
Directed By: Penny Gold
Directed By: Harry Towb
Frank: Norman Rodway
Cathy: Samantha Bond
Chris: Margaret Robertson
Saul: Harry Towb
Jack Kells: Alan Barry
The Chief/Male Nurse: Denys Hawthorne
McPenn: Sean Barrett
Hobbs/Barman: Arnold Diamond
Des: Adrian Dunbar
Mother/Receptionist: Pauline Delany
Lisa/Nurse: Felicity Hayes-McCoy
Marcus: Peter Acre
The new girlfriend: Tessa Worsley

: Vintage Cider

A two-part celebration marking the 25th anniversary of the publication of Laurie Lee 's modern classic Cider with Rosie 1: Poet's Prose
While struggling to establish himself as a poet, Laurie Lee sometimes had to settle for payment in kind. Yet, when he turned his hand to prose, it won him a literary award worth a thousand pounds and put him into the best-seller lists. Marjorie Lofthouse traces the book's origins, talks to the author's sister Marjorie and recalls the critics' first reactions. The story is illustrated with excerpts from a stage-version presented by the cotswold PLAYERS of Stroud. Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Laurie Lee
Unknown: Laurie Lee
Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse

: Story Time

Let the People Sing 2: Two Hunted Men

: PM

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


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

With PETER DONALDSON including Financial Report


Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wednesday 1.40 pm)

: File on 4

The Home Office warns of prison overcrowding; the courts hand down even more jail sentences.
Walter Merricks reports on the threat to justice posed by the clash of responsibility between
Government and Judiciary.
Producer JOHN DURY Editor BRIAN WALKER BBC Manchester


Unknown: Walter Merricks
Producer: John Dury
Editor: Brian Walker

: Medicine Now

Reporter Geoff Watts Producer JULIAN BROWN


Reporter: Geoff Watts
Producer: Julian Brown

: The Living World

The Ducks Go Back
Flight BA700 carried 60 precious eggs to Budapest so that the rare white-headed duck, presently extinct in Hungary, might be bred and returned to the wild. Mike Ounsted , Curator of the Wildfowl Trust at Slimbridge, accompanied them.
Presented by Derek Jones Producer MICHAEL BRIGHT BBC Bristol


Unknown: Mike Ounsted
Presented By: Derek Jones
Producer: Michael Bright

: In Touch

Presenter Peter White Producer THENA HESHEL

: Gemmell's Gardens

Professor Alan Gemmell visits the Dower House at Bqughton House,
Northamptonshire, where Valerie Finnis , now Lady
Scott, and her husband, Sir David, tend one of Britain's most outstanding gardens. Producer MURDOCH MCPHERSON BBC Scotland


Unknown: Professor Alan Gemmell
Unknown: Valerie Finnis
Producer: Murdoch McPherson

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Natalie Wheen Producer JOHN POWELL


Presented By: Natalie Wheen
Producer: John Powell

: A Book at Bedtime

Some Do Not (2)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Larry Harris in London with Alexander MacLeod in Washington for the American Presidential Election on VHFIFM until 11.0


Presented By: Larry Harris
Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: Study on 4

11.0 The Chip Shop Stereo

: News

: * am US Election Special

Brian Redhead reports direct from New York on the American Presidential Election What's Happening?
The first indications of who's winning the race for the White House, state-by-state results as they come in, and details of the other important elections for Congress being held today, including those of several key members of the Senate
Foreign Relations Committee. Why Does it Matter?
If the polls are right and President Reagan is to be the second President to win a second term since President
Nixon, what long-term changes in American society will result? In New York, Professor Austin Ranney , Resident Scholar of the American Enterprise
Institute, Karl Meyer of the New York Times, and Humphrey Taylor of the Louis Harris Poll look at the impact of the results on future policies.
In London, leading British politicians join Hugo Young to explain how it will affect us. How is the World Reacting to the Result?
As the night progresses, politicians and correspondents join the programme live from Moscow, Peking, the Middle East, Central America and Europe. Within the United States, Clive Small reports from the White House and James Cox from the camp of the Democratic candidate, Walter Mondale.
Executive producer ANNE SLOMAN LW only from 12.30 to 1.10 am W FEATURE: page 3


Unknown: Professor Austin Ranney
Unknown: Karl Meyer
Unknown: Humphrey Taylor
Unknown: Hugo Young
Unknown: Clive Small
Unknown: James Cox
Unknown: Walter Mondale.
Producer: Anne Sloman

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Radio History: The Romans in Britain
12.30 3: Life in a Roman Town
12.50 4: Life in a Roman Home by DAVE ARTHUR


Unknown: Dave Arthur

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