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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

This week's Birthday Guest Peter Alliss talks to Harry Carpenter.


Talks: Peter Alliss
Unknown: Harry Carpenter.
Producer: Victor Lewis Smith

: Gardeners' Question Time

visits Nottinghamshire, where members of the Keyworth and District Gardening Association put their questions to
Geoffrey Smith , Clay Jones and Dr Stefan Buczacki
Questionmaster Les Cottington BBC Manchester


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Clay Jones
Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Questionmaster Les Cottington

: Morning Story

Mrs Wentworth by USA TAYLOR Read by Shirley Dixon
Avril Wentworth has a busy day ahead of her - a new flat to inspect and a boyfriend to meet for lunch. Or so, at least, she plans....


Unknown: Mrs Wentworth
Read By: Shirley Dixon
Read By: Avril Wentworth

: Daily Service

NEM, p 118; 0 thou from whom all goodness flows (EH 85);
Psalm 1; Mark 2, vv 1-12; Son of the Lord Most High (Bp 76) Stereo

: For Schools

11.0 Singing Together (16)
11.20 Junior Drama Workshop Islacca Island
3: Visitors from the Sea Presented by PAUL COPLEY
11.40 Contact We All Like Stories by JOHN COUTTS Presented by PAUL MCDOWELL
11.55 Topic Songbook (6)


Presented By: Paul Copley
Stories By: John Coutts
Presented By: Paul McDowell

: Missionary in Peking

The letters of Ethel Wilding


Unknown: Ethel Wilding

: Music Shop

Fritz Spiegl 's final ramble through the minefield of musicians'jargon and shop-talk. Dominoes, Fiascos and Farewells Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Fritz Spiegl

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard


Presented By: John Howard

: The Great Impersonation

by E. PHILUPS OPPENHEIM 4: The Messenger


Unknown: E. Philups Oppenheim

: The World at One: News

Presented by Sir Robin Day


Presented By: Sir Robin Day

: A Party Political Broadcast

by the Labour Party

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Comer Today's story: The Train by DAVID MCPHAIL
2.5 Something to Think About The Merry King
2.15 Quest: Worm's-eye View Story by JOHN SNELLING
2.35 Pictures in Your Mind (Poetry): Hidden Shapes by GWEN DUNN
2.45 Nature: Frogs and Tadpoles by MICHAEL SCOTT


Unknown: David McPhail
Story By: John Snelling
Unknown: Gwen Dunn
Unknown: Michael Scott

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week:
Terry Waite , the Archbishop of Canterbury's Secretary for Anglican Communion Affairs. The Summer of the Barshinskeys (7)


Unknown: Terry Waite

: The Afternoon Play

The Storytellers
A series of short stories
2: How an Umbrella Changed Everything by SHIRLEY COOKLIN based on an idea by GUY DE MAUPASSANT
A Paris suburb in about 1938: the home of Charles and Clothilde Oreille. This childless couple live a life of extreme frugality, not through lack of funds, but because Clothilde is obsessionally mean. When
Charles needs something as simple as a new umbrella, their whole life goes berserk.
Accordionist GORDON LANGFORD Directed by DAVID JOHNSTON. Stereo


Unknown: Guy de Maupassant
Accordionist: Gordon Langford
Directed By: David Johnston.
as Charles Oreille with: Nigel Lambert
and as Clothilde Oreille: Sheila Grant
Paul Plimpotin: Aubrey Morris
Louise Bonnet: Gwen Cherrell
M Dupont: Bernard Brown
Denise: Jenny Funnell
Shop assistant: Anne Jameson
Insurance company director: Arnold Diamond
Stallholder: Colin Starkey
Office boys: Philip Rowlands
Office boys: Wayne Jackman

: Time for Verse

Six programmes of poetry in English translation
Presented by Charles Tomlinson 2: Horace's Fair Lady
Producer MARGARET BRADLEY BBC Bristol. Stereo


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

: File on 4

: Story Time

Old Glory (8)

: 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 , Derek Nimmo and Sheila Hancock
Chairman Nicholas Parsons Devised by LAN MESSITER Producer PETE ATKIN


Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Derek Nimmo
Unknown: Sheila Hancock
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Producer: Pete Atkin

: News

: The Archers

: Checkpoint

The last of the series in which case histories from listeners form the basis for investigation into allegations. Presented by Roger Cook Producer JOHN EDWARDS


Presented By: Roger Cook
Producer: John Edwards

: Miracles Take a Little Longer

We scored a goal and, when they were coming back to the middle of the field, this Patriotic Front soldier threw a Russian grenade on to the soccer pitch ... In the second of two documentaries introduced and compiled by Derek Robinson , members of the forces monitoring the cease-fire in Zimbabwe (then Rhodesia) tell the story of the tense months leading up to elections, when both small incidents and serious breaches threatened a return to war.


Unknown: Derek Robinson

: Analysis

The Second Spanish Armada This time it will be merchant ships and lorries loading up for the day when Spain joins the European Community: foreign investment has been pouring into Spanish farms and industries, ready to invade when the tariff barriers come down. Mary Goldring has toured the new Spain and pinpoints where we are most vulnerable to attack by the new armada. Producer DAVID POWELL


Unknown: Mary Goldring
Producer: David Powell

: More Wrestling Than Dancing

David Moreau recollects his largely unsuccessful attempts to come to grips with life.
5: Baldness Be My Friend


Unknown: David Moreau

: Kaleidoscope

The 'Kalevala'
The cold told a tale to me
The rain dictated poems.
Another tale the winds brought
The seas below drove.
The birds added words
The treetops speeches.
(from Keith Bosley 's new translation of the KALEVALA)
First published 150 years ago, the Kalevala is the national epic of Finland. On the eve of both Kalevala Day and Finland's National Day of Independence, Natalie Wheen considers this collection of folk tales and poetry as a source of inspiration in Finnish culture -most notably, perhaps, in the music of Sibelius and the paintings of Akseli Gallen-Kallela .
Producer JOHN POWELL. Stereo


Unknown: Keith Bosley
Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Unknown: Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Producer: John Powell.

: A Book at Bedtime

Frost in April by MALACHI WHITAKER
The first of two short stories set in her native Yorkshire. Read by Stephanie Turner Producer ROBERT COOPER BBC Manchester


Unknown: Malachi Whitaker
Read By: Stephanie Turner
Producer: Robert Cooper

: 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
3: Booking a Hotel Room

: Open University

11.30 Modern Art: Baudelaire
11.50 Music interlude

: * am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

12.30 Technology: Study Skills 5: Design and Do-It- Yourself and at 12.45 What Next?
1.0 New Developments in Technology Education
3: The New City and Guilds Information Technology Scheme

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