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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Today

Presented by John Timpson and Brian Redhead
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: John Timpson
Presented By: Brian Redhead
Read By: Bryan Martin

: News

: Midweek: Libby Purees

and an eclectic selection of conversationalists.
Producer PIPPA BURSTON. Stereo

: Morning Story

The Encounter by ARTURO VIVANTE
Read by Errol MacKinnon


Read By: Errol MacKinnon

: Daily Service

nem p 62; Thou, whose almighty word (BBC HB 185); Psalm 46; Joel 3, w 12-21; 0 come, let us sing to the Lord (BBC HB 465). Stereo

: The Seeker in the Desert

A Portrait of Jean Louis Burckhardt
Burckhardt, born 200 years ago this week, was one of the world's greatest explorers. The first European to enter Petra, he discovered the colossal figures at Abu Simbel and lived for many months in Mecca, disguised as an Arab. He died in Cairo at the age of 32, worn out by his travels - travels which were only intended as a 'dress-rehearsal' for a larger project he never lived to complete.
Narrated by Malcolm Billings Script by BARRY CARMAN Producer JOHN KNIGHT BBC Bristol
0 HEAR THIS! page 25


Unknown: Jean Louis Burckhardt
Script By: Barry Carman
Producer: John Knight
Jean Louis Burckhardt: Martin Jarvis

: For Schools

11.0 Singing Together (10) Presented by ANDREW SHORE
11.20 Junior Drama Workshop 10: Unsolved Mysteries Following the Legion by CECILY AND HUGH O'NEILL
11.40 Contact Giving at Christmas by BRIAN SIBLEY Presented by PAUL MCDOWELL
11.55 Songs from Something to Think About (10)


Presented By: Andrew Shore
Unknown: Hugh O'Neill
Presented By: Paul McDowell

: Mighty Myths

Derek Robinson challenges some beliefs we take for granted - and finds that the facts tell a very different story.
8: Lawrence of Arabia: Says Who?
Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol


Unknown: Derek Robinson

: You and Yours

John Howard reports on topical issues and how they affect you and your family.
If you have any comments for today's programme, phone [number removed]after 11.0 am.


Unknown: John Howard

: No Place to Hide


: The World at One: News

Presenter Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Comer Today's story: The King Who Was Tired of Travelling by Carriage by DIANA STOW
2.5 Something to Think About Welcome, Christmas! by PADDY BECHELY Music arranged by PAMELA KENWAY
2.15 Quest Sallinka and the Golden Bird (RV) by ARTHUR SCHOLEY Read by JOHNNY MORRIS
2.35 Pictures in Your Mind (Poetry): Stories in the Stars by LIBBY HOUSTON
2.45 Nature: Nature Quiz With CYRIL UTTLEWOOD and PETER HOLDEN
2.0-3.0 L W Woman's Hour Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week: Film historian, Kevin Brownlow , whose work has led to the renewed popularity of the early silent films. A Room with a View (6)


Unknown: Paddy Bechely
Arranged By: Pamela Kenway
Unknown: Arthur Scholey
Read By: Johnny Morris
Unknown: Cyril Uttlewood
Unknown: Peter Holden
Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Kevin Brownlow

: The Afternoon Play

Don't Worry About Matilda by SHELAGH DELANEY
Brothers and sisters don't always get on, and between Alex and Matilda there's a certain amount of jealousy and rivalry. She has a glamorous life as an actress in London, while he stayed put in Manchester: he's married with two kids, while she's still single. They both need each other, but are frightened to show how much.
Directed by JANE MORGAN Stereo


Unknown: Shelagh Delaney
Directed By: Jane Morgan
Matilda: With Gabrielle Lloyd
Alex: And Sam Kelly

: Time for Verse

Six programmes compiled and presented by Simon Brett.
3: What Would Have Happened


Presented By: Simon Brett.

: File on 4

: Story Time

Pierre et Jean (5)

: PM

Presenters Robert Williams and Susannah Simons continued on VHFlFM 5.50-5.55


Presenters: Robert Williams
Presenters: Susannah Simons

: The Six O'Clock News

with PAULINE BUSHNELL including Financial Report


Unknown: Pauline Bushnell

: Top of the Form

Second Round
12: North (2) v South
V BAY HOUSE SCHOOL, Alverstoke. Gosport Questionmasters
Tim Gudgin and Paddy Feeny Questions set by PAUL UVESEY , NIGEL RICHARDSON and PADDY FEENY
Producer PAUL MAYHEW-ARCHER (Repeated: Friday 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Alverstoke. Gosport
Unknown: Tim Gudgin
Unknown: Paul Uvesey
Unknown: Nigel Richardson
Unknown: Paddy Feeny
Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thursday 1.40 pm)

: Checkpoint

Case histories from listeners form the basis of this weekly investigation into allegations. Presented by Roger Cook Producer JOHN EDWARDS (Repeated: next Saturday)


Presented By: Roger Cook
Producer: John Edwards

: The Reith Lectures 1984

Minds, Brains, and Science Six talks by John Searle, Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley.
4: A Walk to Patagonia
'If we think about human actions, we immediately find some striking differences between them and other events in the natural world.
At first, it is tempting to think that types of actions can be identified with types of bodily movement. But that is obviously wrong...'
In his fourth lecture, Professor Searle explores the mechanism underlying human behaviour. How can our ethereal thoughts be connected to our physical actions?
(The Reith Lectures are printed weekly in THE LISTENER)
Minds, Brains and Science available from booksellers (after 7 December): £5.25 paperback. £8.95 hardback


Lecturer: John Searle

: In Business

Peter Hobday with news, views and stories from the business world.


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Producer: Rosalind Bew

: Analysis

Mr Chemenko 's Russia
The USSR is in transition as a new generation of leaders jostles for power. What are the significant changes? What do they mean for the future? A discussion chaired by Michael Charlton.
(Repeated: Friday 11.0 am)


Unknown: Mr Chemenko
Unknown: Michael Charlton.
Producer: David Morton

: A Talent to Amuse

Presented by Sheridan Morley 11: Noël As Others Sang Him Producer DAVID RAYVERN ALLEN (First broadcast on World Service)


Presented By: Sheridan Morley
Producer: David Rayvern Allen

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Richard Hoggart Producer BRIAN BARFIELD


Presented By: Richard Hoggart
Producer: Brian Barfield

: A Book at Bedtime

Mr Facey Romford's Hounds 3: Gone Away

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw
11.0 Headlines on VHFlFM until 11.0


Presented By: Richard Kershaw

: Study on 4

A vous la France!
8: Faites votre choix YVES AUBERT and PHYLLIS ROOME describe how to pick and choose in French, and how to ask about opening hours.
Student's book, £5.25; three LP records. E4.75 each or two cassettes. £3.74 each from retailers


Unknown: Yves Aubert
Unknown: Phyllis Roome

: * am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Programmes affected by transmitter breakdown earlier in the term may be broadcast.

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