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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Today

Presented by Peter Hobday 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
7.20* Your Letters
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: Peter Hobday
Presented By: John Timpson
Unknown: Roger Parry
Read By: David Hitchlnson
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: Griff Rhys Jones Reads Roald Dahl: George's Marvellous Medicine: Part 2


Author: Roald Dahl
Reader: Griff Rhys Jones

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

Britain's most popular outdoor participant sport is fishing -over three-and-a-half million people do it. In the studio to answer questions on almost any aspect of angling, from what tackle you need to get started, where to fish, how best to handle the caught fish, to problems of conservation and poaching, are two keen fishermen: the Director of the National Anglers' Council, Peter Tombleson ; and the former fly-fishing champion of Wales and Chairman of the Welsh Anglers' Council, Moc Morgan.
Sue MacGregor is in the Chair Produced by the Woman's Hour unit Lines open from 8.0 0 am


Unknown: Peter Tombleson

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC correspondents throughout the world talk about the countries they work in -the Politics and the people.

: Morning Story

Film Night by TONY CURTIS
Read by David Dooley
'By seven o'clock the school hall was solid with bodies getting more and more agitated.
Everything was primed and ready....'


Unknown: Tony Curtis
Read By: David Dooley
Producer: Herbert Williams

: Daily Service

NEM.p38; Jesus lives! Thy terrors now (BBC HB 106); 0 God the King of Glory (Anthems for Choirs 1); John 20, vv 11-18;
The strife is o'er, the battle done (BBC HB 114) Stereo

: Thirty-Minute Theatre Getting to London

Catherine is trying to get to
London. Mike is a long-distance lorry driver. He often stops for hitch-hikers, but when he picks up Catherine, it's not an easy ride.
Directed by CAROLINE RAPHAEL Stereo


Unknown: Tim Green
Directed By: Caroline Raphael
Catherine: Jenny Funnell
Mike: Robin Summers
Woman: Mla Soterlou

: Wildlife

Janet Kear , Michael Clegg and Stephen Sutton tackle questions from an audience at the Wildfowl Trust's reserve at Martin Mere.
Presented by Derek Jones Producer JOHN HARRISON BBCBristol


Unknown: Janet Kear
Unknown: Michael Clegg
Unknown: Stephen Sutton
Presented By: Derek Jones
Producer: John Harrison

: The Food Programme

2: Whisky
Presented by Derek Cooper


Presented By: Derek Cooper

: Brain of Britain 1985

A nationwide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete to become this year's Brain of Britain.
First Round: Home Counties Chairman Robert Robinson John Small
(accounting technician) David Terry
(inventory control manager) Elizabeth Whittey (interior designer) Mark Edwards
(chartered surveyor)
Including Beat the Brains, in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants.
Programme devised by JOHN P. WYNN Questions set by IAN GILUES Producer RICHARD EDIS


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: John Small
Unknown: David Terry
Unknown: Elizabeth Whittey
Designer: Mark Edwards
Unknown: John P. Wynn
Unknown: Ian Gilues
Producer: Richard Edis

: The World at One: News

Presented by John Sergeant


Presented By: John Sergeant

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

2: Tuesday

: The Great and Good Mr Handel

by Stanley Sadie
The first of three programmes celebrating the life and work of the composer who was born 300 years ago, on 23 February 1685. For 250 years, George Frederic Handel has been at the centre of England's musical life. His anthem Zadok the Priest has been sung at every coronation since 1727, and his oratorio
Messiah has been performed more often here than anywhere else in the world.
Though he was born at Halle in Saxony and spoke all his life with a thick German accent, he came to regard England as his home and, when he died in 1759, he was buried among the greatest of his adopted compatriots in Westminster Abbey.
Producer ALAN HAYDOCK Stereo
(Part 2 tomorrow at 2.0 pm)
BBC Music Guide - Handel Concertos by Stanley Sadie, £1.50, available from booksellers or [address removed]


Unknown: John Rowe
Unknown: Carl Duering
Unknown: Michael Tudor Barnes
Unknown: Carole Boyd
Unknown: Margot Boyd
Unknown: Gwen Cherrell
Unknown: William Eedle
Unknown: Nigel Graham
Unknown: Clifford Norgate

: Thames Mara to Tokyo

2: Party Men BBC Wales

: The Afternoon Play

Pickers and Stealers by MARGARET STEWARD
All through our lives we're bartering, selling, bargaining, buying.... perhaps even picking and stealing! That's probably why everyone in the neighbourhood is attracted to Mr Crabbe 's second-hand shop at one time or another. And there are no two more regular customers than nice
Mrs Godfrey and gentleman actor Mr Zimmer.


Unknown: Margaret Steward
Unknown: Mr Crabbe
Unknown: Mrs Godfrey
Unknown: Mr Zimmer.
Directed By: David Johnston
Eva Godfrey: Rachel Kempson
Mr Zimmer: Lockwood West
Mr Crabbe: John Hollis
Tom Crabbe: Andrew Secombe
Mrs Wells: Katherine Parr
Diana Godfrey: Jean Trend
First old lady: Pauline Letts
Second old lady: Oiive Crowe

: 'Lawrence, Mablethorpe and Me'

Short-story writer Jenny Hursell has loved Mablethorpe m
Lincolnshire since she was a child. But it's such a tiny, insignificant seaside resort that she was amazed to discover her feelings about its huge empty beaches and wide horizons were shared by D. H. Lawrence , author of the autobiographical Sons and Lovers. So, did Brook Cottage really exist? Can we follow the young Lawrence and his girlfriend Jessie Chambers along the dykes to the sea? Presented by Jenny Hursell Reader DAVID THRELFALL Producer GWYN RICHARDS BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Jenny Hursell
Unknown: D. H. Lawrence
Unknown: Jessie Chambers
Presented By: Jenny Hursell
Reader: David Threlfall
Producer: Gwyn Richards

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Valerie Singleton


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Valerie Singleton

: The Six O'Clock News

with BRYAN MARTIN including Financial Report


Unknown: Bryan Martin

: King Street Junior

3: Crime and Punishment

: News

: The Archers

: Hunger USA

'We can take pride in 25 straight months of economic growth, the strongest in 34 years' according to President Reagan in his State of the Union address this February.
But a report published only a month later revealed that hunger has reached epidemic proportions across the United
States and 'is getting worse, not better'. Why are soup kitchens proliferating in the richest country on earth? Why are millions of Americans dependent on charity to feed their children?
Jean Snedegar reports from Washington, Detroit, Denver and West Virginia.


Unknown: Jean Snedegar
Producer: Sally Thompson

: Medicine Now

What's new in medical science? How well are the doctors looking after us? Is our money being spent to best effect? Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care-from the research laboratory and the operating theatre to the dentist's chair and the GP's surgery.


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Julian Brown

: A Seder Night

Four nights ago, Rabbi Daniel Smith and his family joined Jewish families all over the world in celebration of the first evening of Passover. Regardless of nationality, Jews are united by their observance in Hebrew of the Seder, through which they reaffirm freedom from slavery.
Rabbi Smith 's family, with its
Spanish-Portuguese, Polish and Czech origins, came together to remember that first escape of the Children of Israel and, in so doing, recalled some of their own experiences of release from persecution.
Producer ELAINE BEDELL BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Rabbi Daniel
Unknown: Rabbi Smith
Producer: Elaine Bedell

: In Touch

For people with a visual handicap.
Presented by Peter White Producer THENA HESHEL
Listeners can phone with enquiries and comments relating to the programme on [number removed]
8.30-10.0 pm


Presented By: Peter White

: Treasure Islands

Jamaica: Bitter Sweet
In the last of eight talks on the Caribbean islands, novelist Joseph Hone visits
Noel Coward 's old home and the bungalow where James Bond was 'born', before moving into a real romance among the Maroons, a tribe of runaway slaves still hidden in the mountains.


Unknown: Joseph Hone
Unknown: Noel Coward
Unknown: James Bond

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Paul Allen Producer CARROLL MOORE


Presented By: Paul Allen
Producer: Carroll Moore

: A Book at Bedtime

The Magic Toyshop (7)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Alexander Macleod
11.0 Headlines on VHF/FM until 11.0pm


Presented By: Alexander MacLeod

: Study on 4

From Coping to Confidence The second of six programmes about students with learning difficulties now moving on from special schools to colleges of further education. MAUREEN GALVIN provides a context for new teaching materials about to be introduced, and interviews teachers, parents and the students themselves.


Unknown: Maureen Galvin

: Schubert and Schumann

Schubert Impromptu No 3 (D 899) ARTHUR RUBINSTEIN (piano) Schumann Waldszenen CLAUDIO ARRAU (piano) records


Piano: Arthur Rubinstein
Piano: Schumann Waldszenen
Piano: Claudio Arrau

: * am News

followed by an interlude

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