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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 Purves

with another selection of conversational curiosities. Producer VICTOR LEWIS SMITH Stereo


Producer: Victor Lewis Smith

: Morning Story

The Gun by JOHN O'HARA Read by David Ashford


Unknown: John O'Hara
Read By: David Ashford

: Daily Service

nem, p 106; We love the place, O God (Bp 95); Psalm 119, vv 41-48; I Corinthians 12, w 1-11; Spread, 0 spread, thou mighty word (BBC HB 182) Stereo

: For Schools

11.0 Singing Together (15)
11.20 Junior Drama Workshop Islacca Island
2: The Freshwater Spring
11.40 Contact Flood by JOHN COUTTS
11.55 Topic Songbook (5)


Unknown: John Coutts

: Other Men's Flowers

An analysis of the turbulent life of Lt-Col 'Paddy' Blair Mayne , DSO (three bars)
BBC Northern Ireland


Unknown: Blair Mayne

: Music Shop

Fritz Spiegl 's illustrated ramble through musicians' Jargon and shop-talk. 4: Schools and Styles Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Fritz Spiegl
Producer: Gillian Hush

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard


Presented By: John Howard

: The Great Impersonation

by E. PHILLIPS OPPENHEIM 2: A Home coming


Unknown: E. Phillips Oppenheim

: The World at One: News

Presented by Sir Robin Day


Presented By: Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Comer Today's songs: Boys and Girls Come Out to Play
2.5 Something to Think About The Wall by KAY MCMANUS
2.15 Quest: Do What You Can
2.35 Pictures in Your Mind (Poetry): A Friend for the Wind by UBBY HOUSTON
2.45 Nature Wolves by BARRY CARMAN


Unknown: Kay McManus
Unknown: Ubby Houston
Unknown: Barry Carman

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week: Sue Lawley of BBC Television News
Appointment with Venus (5)

: The Afternoon Play

The Thirty-year Rule by MICHAEL KITTERMASTER with John Carson as Aubrey Wickham Hugh Quarshie as Gordon Mataka and Patience Tomlinson as Susan Wickham
After 30 years, Government papers become available to the public. What has Gordon Mataka found out about
Aubrey Wickham that proves so disconcerting?


Unknown: Michael Kittermaster
Unknown: John Carson
Unknown: Aubrey Wickham
Unknown: Hugh Quarshie
Unknown: Gordon Mataka
Unknown: Susan Wickham
Unknown: Gordon Mataka
Unknown: Aubrey Wickham
Directed By: Christopher Venning

: Time for Verse

The last of seven programmes in which Norman MacCaig presents his personal choice of poetry.
Producer MARGARET BRADLEY BBC Bristol. Stereo


Unknown: Norman MacCaig
Readers: Diana Olsson
Unknown: Anthony Hyde
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: File on 4

: Story Time

From Russia with Love 6: Black on Pink

: PM

Presenters Susannah Simons and Robert Williams


Presenters: Susannah Simons
Presenters: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

with CLIVE ROSLIN including Financial Report


Unknown: Clive Roslin

: Just a Minute

Without hesitation, the least repetitious and most undeviating programme on radio. With Kenneth Williams , Clement Freud , Libby Purves and Toni Arthur
Chairman Nicholas Parsons Devised by IAN MESSITER Producer PETE ATKIN


Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Toni Arthur
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Producer: Pete Atkin

: News

: The Archers

: Checkpoint

Presented by Roger Cook Producer JOHN EDWARDS


Presented By: Roger Cook
Producer: John Edwards

: Trouble in Paradise

The tiny principality of Andorra, nestling high in the Pyrenees between France and Spain, a modern Shangri-La with cheap ski-ing, duty-free goods and no taxes, has suddenly found its traditional way of life under threat. The economy is not growing fast enough to keep up with inflation; Spanish entry to the Common Market is causing problems; and there have been two government crises in a year over threats to introduce indirect taxation.... Can Andorra survive the 20th century? Presenter Arthur Garratt Producer ADAM RAPHAEL .HEAR THIS! page 16


Presenter: Arthur Garratt
Producer: Adam Raphael

: The Mosquito is Winning

In the 1960's it was thought that malaria was conquered, yet 400 million people still contract the disease each year and the number is rising.
Hugh Sykes investigates what has gone wrong and discovers that eradication is still billions of bites away.


Unknown: Hugh Sykes

: Analysis

The Vanishing Mandarins The Civil Service is losing some of its best officials. As well as the cuts in the quantity of civil servants
- 100,000 down since 1979 - the quality is under threat. Morale is low, and, allegedly, officials are required to behave like political lap-dogs.
Hugo Young examines the evidence and asks whether the traditional Civil Service ethos is still relevant to the Britain of the 80s?


Unknown: Hugo Young
Producer: David Levy

: More Wrestling Than Dancing

Six lighthearted talks in which David Moreau recollects his largely unsuccessful attempts to come to grips with life. 3: War of Attrition


Unknown: David Moreau

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Natalie Wheen Producer KEVIN JACKSON


Presented By: Natalie Wheen
Producer: Kevin Jackson

: A Book at Bedtime

The Doves of Venus (3)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Charles Wheeler
11.0 Headlines on VHF/FM until 11.0


Presented By: Charles Wheeler

: Study on 4

Get By in Greek The first of a five-programme beginners' course for travellers on holiday or business. With CHRISTINA COUCOUNARA and YORGOS YANNOULOPOULOS Meeting People Written by DAVID HARDY Series producer CHRISTOPHER STONE Booklet,£2.25; setoftwocassettes, £7.48 from [address removed] or your local retailer


Unknown: Christina Coucounara
Unknown: Yorgos Yannoulopoulos
Written By: David Hardy
Producer: Christopher Stone

: Open University

11.30 Modern Art: Academic Training
11.50 The Best-laid Plans

: * am News

followed by an interlude VHF/FM joins at 12.10

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Deutsch fur Die Oberstufe
12.30 15: Der Schimmelreiter by THEODOR STORM adapted by H. F. GARTEN and at 12.50
16: Schriftsteller in der DDR


Unknown: Theodor Storm
Adapted By: H. F. Garten

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