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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and John Timpson
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With ROGER PARRY
7.0,8.0 Today's News
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: John Timpson
Unknown: Roger Parry
Read By: Peter Donaldson
Unknown: Charles Colville

: News

: Midweek: Libby Purves

takes the air for 55 minutes of lively and unpredictable conversation with people from all walks of life.
Producer victor LEWIS SMITH Stereo


Unknown: Lewis Smith

: Morning Story

A Story of Don Juan by V S. PR1TCHETT
Read by Martin Jarvis
Don Juan 's host, a grieving widower, hoped to get his own back on behalf of all the wronged husbands of Seville. But could the Great Seducer be so easily thwarted?


Unknown: Don Juan
Read By: Martin Jarvis
Read By: Don Juan
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: Daily Service

nem, p 58; Be thou my guardian and my guide (BBC HB 135); My spirit longs for thee (Dowland); Mark 14, vv 1-9; 0 Jesus Christ, from thee began (EH 69) Stereo

: For Schools

11.0 Singing Together (20) Request Programme Presented by FERGUS O'KELLY
11.20 Junior Drama Workshop 10: The Secret of the Maya Escape from the Past Written by DAVID SHEPPARD Presented by KIM CLIFFORD
11.40 Contact Spring by GEOFFREY CURTIS Presented by PAUL MCDOWELL
11.55 Topic Songbook (10)


Presented By: Fergus O'Kelly
Written By: David Sheppard
Presented By: Kim Clifford
Unknown: Geoffrey Curtis
Presented By: Paul McDowell

: Workforce

Brian Redhead with the quarterly report on the world of employment.


Unknown: Brian Redhead

: What's in a Name

'that which we call a Rose by any other name would smell as sweet'-because the Christian name is derived from the flower name, as are Poppy, Pansy, Marigold and Heather. But what of Prinia and Daphila?
Presented by Denis (of the wine god) Owen
Producer ANNE (of grace) BLAIR GOULD BBC Bristol

: You and Yours

John Howard reports on topical issues and how they could affect you and your family.


Unknown: John Howard

: The Sold of the Conqueror

by coun SHAW 3: Ambush

: The World at One: News

Presented by John Harrison


Presented By: John Harrison

: A Party Political Broadcast

by the Conservative Party

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Comer Today's story: Waldo's Magic Garden by BARRY REEVES
2.5 Something to Think About Come Alive!
2.15 Quest The Unicom by EDWARD KELSEY
2.35 Pictures in Your Mind (Poetry): Spider Woman
2.45 Nature Nature Quiz by PETER WARD


Garden By: Barry Reeves
Unknown: Edward Kelsey
Unknown: Peter Ward

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week:
Joan Rivers , the outrageous American comedienne. The Private World of Georgette Heyer (6)


Unknown: Joan Rivers
Unknown: Georgette Heyer

: The Afternoon Play Working the System

by ALLEN SADDLER with Ian Thompson as Ian and Howard Goomey as Jack Ian is a newcomer to employment in local government, but with Jack's help he soon learns the ropes. As Jack says: 'If you can promote a scheme that looks as though it will save money, there's no end to the amount of money that can be spent to test it out.'
Directed by BRIAN MILLER BBC Bristol
(Howard Goomey is a member of the National Theatre Company) Stereo


Unknown: Allen Saddler
Unknown: Ian Thompson
Unknown: Howard Goomey
Unknown: Jack Ian
Directed By: Brian Miller
Unknown: Howard Goomey
Sadie: Jayne Lloyd
Sarah: Janet Howd
Chairman: Robin Ardra
Mr Blunt/Terry: Elwyn Johnson
Posh woman: Bonnie Hurren

: Time for Verse

The last of six programmes of poetry in English translation Presented by Charles Tomlinson The Modems
Producer MARGARET BRADLEY BBC Bristol Stereo


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

: File on 4

: Story Time

Jennings in Particular (7)

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Susannah Simons


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Susannah Simons

: 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 ,
Peter Jones , Derek Nimmo and William Franklyn
Chairman Nicholas Parsons Devised by IAN MESSITER Producer PETE ATKIN


Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Derek Nimmo
Unknown: William Franklyn
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Producer: Pete Atkin

: News

: The Archers

: Ray Gosling - In the House of ...

A series of four programme. Happy Hands
The story of a gallant group of 24 women from South Wales who against the odds and with no subsidy have made themselves into a profitable and happy workers' co-operative in the rag trade. Producer JOY HATWOOD
.FEATURE: page 9

: Books of the Century

The third of six programmes in which Derek Parker asks a well-known personality to choose and discuss a book, written this century, which they consider to be of personal and general significance. This week he talks to biographer Michael Holroyd about Lytton Strachey 's Eminent Victorians. Reader GARARD GREEN


Unknown: Derek Parker
Unknown: Michael Holroyd
Unknown: Lytton Strachey
Producer: Dennis Simmons

: Peacemakers' Paris

Following the defeat of Napoleon, the French army left Paris on 6 July 1815 and the capital was invested by the Anglo-Prussian forces the same day. For five months, until the treaties between the Allied
Powers and France were signed, occupying troops filled the city. The French intermingled with them, unconcerned except for wondering how such small men could have beaten the French Imperial Guard at Waterloo! With GLADYS SPENCER.


Unknown: Gladys Spencer.
Unknown: Catherine Willmer.
Unknown: John Forbes Robertson.
Unknown: David Goudge.
Unknown: John Pullen
Directed By: Graham Gauld

: Analysis

The Wage Virus
The old wage virus is breaking out in Britain again. Pay rises are running well ahead of other countries. Is this going to undo the ground we made up during the recession?
Mary Goldring looks at who's getting the big rises and why. Producer DAVID LEVY


Unknown: Mary Goldring
Producer: David Levy

: A Future for Diplomacy?

The increase in the number of home civil servants posted overseas and the diffusion of responsibility for foreign policy across Whitehall are steadily eroding the image of diplomacy as an elite and separate profession.
In the last of three talks,
Simon Jenkins looks at the cause for greater integration of the home and overseas civil services, which he argues could strengthen rather than weaken the Foreign Office as an institution of government.


Unknown: Simon Jenkins

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Natalie Wheen Producer JOHN POWELL


Presented By: Natalie Wheen
Producer: John Powell

: A Book at Bedtime

The Rich Mrs Robinson (8)


Unknown: Mrs Robinson

: The World Tonight

11.0 Headlines on VHF/FM until 11.0

: Study on 4

When Language Breaks Down
In the second of four programmes David Crystal looks at what happens when language fails to develop normally in children.


Presenter: David Crystal
Contributor: Jean Cooper
Contributor: John Lea
Contributor: Elizabeth Browning

: Open University

11.30 Modem Art: Peasants
11.50 Education Otherwise

: * am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

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