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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

takes the chair for 55 minutes of conversation with people from all walks of life.


Producer: Victor Lewis Smith

: Gardeners' Question Time

visits Buckinghamshire, where ; members of the Stokenchurch and District Allotment and < Cottage Garden Association ; put their questions to Geoffrey Smith
Daphne Ledward and Dr Stefan Buczacki
Questionmaster Les Cottington BBC Manchester


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Daphne Ledward
Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Questionmaster Les Cottington

: Morning Story

Not Dying
An extract from the book of that title by WILLIAM SAROYAN Read by Errol MacKinnon


Unknown: William Saroyan
Read By: Errol MacKinnon

: Daily Service

from St Andrew's and St George's Parish Church, Edinburgh
BBC Scotland. Stereo


Unknown: Willie McDade

: For Schools

11.0 Singing Together (15)
11.20 Junior Drama Workshop Islacca Island (2)
11.40 Contact: Flood
11.55 Topic Songbook (5)

: Symphonies and Silence

Peter Maxwell Davies At Large....


Unknown: Peter Maxwell Davies

: Music Shop

Fritz Spiegl 's ramble through the minefield of musicians' jargon and shop-talk.
5: Mannheim Mannerisms Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Fritz Spiegl

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard


Presented By: John Howard

: The Great Impersonation



Unknown: Phillips Oppenheim

: The World at One: News

Presented by Sir Robin Day


Presented By: Sir Robin

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: The Loud Baby by BERNARD MACLAVERTY
2.5 Something to Think About The Wall by KAY MCMANU. S
2.15 Quest: Do What You Can
2.35 Pictures in Your Mind: (Poetry): A Friend for the Wind
2.45 Nature: Wolves


Unknown: Bernard MacLaverty
Unknown: Kay McManu.

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week:
Maggie van Reenen , Director of the Book Marketing Council. The Summer of the Barshinskeys (2)


Unknown: Maggie van Reenen

: The Afternoon Play

The Storytellers
The first of a series of short stories
1: The Wish House by RUDYARD KIPUNG adapted by SUE GLOVER
Smalldene in Sussex, 1924. Grace Ashcroft tells of a supreme gift of life given to Harry Mockler.
Directed by JAMES RUNCIE BBC Scotland. Stereo


Unknown: Grace Ashcroft
Unknown: Harry Mockler.
Directed By: James Runcie
Grace Ashcroft: Jane Wenham
Liz Fettley: Mary Wimbush
Harry Mockler: Brian Smith
Bessie: Ellen McIntosh
Mrs Ellis: Kate Duchene
Sophy: Charlotte Harvey

: Time for Verse

The first of six programmes of poetry in English translation presented by Charles Tomlinson 1: Hidden Treasure


Presented By: Charles Tomlinson
Readers: Norman Rodway
Readers: Hugh Dickson
Readers: Ellen McIntosh
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: File on 4

: Story Time

Old Glory (3)

: PM

Presenters Susannah Simons and Robert Williams continued on VHF/FM 5.50-5.55


Presenters: Susannah Simons
Presenters: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

with PETER DONALDSON including Financial Report


Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: Just a Minute

Without hesitation, the least repetitious and most undeviating programme on radio. With Kenneth Williams , Clement Freud , Peter Jones and Tim Rice
Chairman Nicholas Parsons Devised by IAN MESSITER Producer PETE ATKIN


Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Tim Rice
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Producer: Pete Atkin

: News

: The Archers

: Checkpoint

Case histories from listeners form the basis of this weekly investigation into allegations that can include unfairness, injustice, bureaucratic bungling, or even fraud. Presented by Roger Cook Producer JOHN EDWARDS


Presented By: Roger Cook
Producer: John Edwards

: Miracles Take a Little Longer

The commanding officer said to us: 'It's on a volunteer basis. But you must understand a third of you might never come back.'
When 1,500 lightly-armed
Commonwealth soldiers flew to Zimbabwe (then Rhodesia) in 1979 to monitor a cease-fire in a bloody civil war, all sides regarded their task as dangerous, if not impossible. Members of the monitoring forces recall the difficulties of gettingthat cease-fire under way amid fear, apprehension and suspicion from all sides. The first of two documentaries introduced and compiled by Derek Robinson.
Producer CATHY WEARING (Part 2 next Wednesday)


Unknown: Derek Robinson.

: Analysis

Nigel Burns His Bridges The Chancellor of the Exchequer has said repeatedly that the best cure for recession is to cut taxes. But do the facts bear him out? Would he generate greater economic growth by spending the same, or less, money on projects comparable to the Severn or Humber Bridges, or the Channel Tunnel?
Mary Goldring looks at the evidence and questions some of the political theology. Producer DAVID MORTON


Unknown: Nigel Burns
Unknown: Mary Goldring
Producer: David Morton

: More Wrestling Than Dancing

Six lighthearted talks in which David Moreau recollects his largely unsuccessful attempts to come to grips with life.
4: Going for the Golden Sack 'Nowadays a capable young executive no longer needs a rich uncle. He just has to select a company, not for its interesting field of activity, but for its ability to come up with a whacking severance payment.'


Unknown: David Moreau

: Kaleidoscope

Natalie Wheen presents tonight's edition, which includes interviews, and news and reviews of books, films, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions. Producer DANIEL DODD


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Producer: Daniel Dodd

: A Book at Bedtime

The Doves of Venus (8)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Charles Wheeler
11.0 Headlines on VHFlFM until 11.0


Presented By: Charles Wheeler

: Study on 4

Get By in Greek A five-programme beginners' course. With CHRISTINA COUCOUNARA and YORGOS YANNOULOPOULOS 2: Going Shopping
Study booklet, £2.25; set of two cassettes, £7.48 from retailers or BBC Publications

: Open University

11.30 Modern Art: Flatness and Roundness
11.50 The Uses of Learning

: * am News

followed by an interlude VHFlFM joins at 12.10

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Deutsch for die Oberstufe
12.30 15: Der Schimmelreiter and at 12.50
16: Schriftsteller in der DDR

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