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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Today

Presented by John Timpson and Brian Redhead
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
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: John Timpson
Presented By: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Roger Parry
Read By: Pauline Bushnell

: News

: Tuesday Call:[number removed]

How do you find your way, build a bivouac, identify poisonous food and repel insects? What do you do if you fall sick or into a ravine? How do you protect yourself against extreme heat or wild animals? Two adventurers answer your questions:
Christina Dodwell , who has journeyed extensively in Africa, Thailand and Papua New Guinea, and Robin Hanbury-
Tenison, who made the first land crossing of South America at its widest point, has explored extensively in Indonesia and is a gold medallist of the Royal Geographical Society.
Sue MacGregor is in the Chair. Produced by the Woman's 's Hour unit Lines open from 8.0 0 am


Unknown: Christina Dodwell

: Morning Story

Illuminations by NAN WOODHOUSE
Read by Lesley Nicol
'I thought we'd go for the switch-on, then we'd get the lights and a bit of a show as well. Dad had just got his clock for long service and it struck me it would be right to take him along as a little treat.'
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Read By: Lesley Nicol

: Daily Service

NEM, p 17; Be near us, Holy
Trinity (BBC HB 165); Canticle 2; Romans I, vv 13-25; Bright the vision that delighted (BBC HB 269). Stereo

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

The Blue Door by CARY BAY
Will Wally ever succeed in chatting up Kate? It takes him long enough even to ask her name, and he seems to need all the help Errol can give him if he's going to get anywhere.
But Wally has a surprise or two in store....
Directed by TIM SUTER


Directed By: Tim Suter
Wally: With Philip Davis
Errol: Peter-Hugo Daly
Kate: And Jenny Funnell
Tony: Robin Summers

: For Schools

11.0 Coming of Age in Britain: 1984 The first of five radio profiles by MARGARET PERCY 1: SANDRA A London secretary of Caribbean parentage Producer JOAN GRIFFITHS
11.20 Theatre Workshop Stage Lighting (RV)
11.40 Listening to Music (2): Music Projects: British Musicals Written and presented by BLAIN FAIRMAN


Unknown: Margaret Percy
Producer: Joan Griffiths
Presented By: Blain Fairman

: Wildlife

'This morning I discovered the perfect imprint of an owl on my windowpane - complete with a look of surprise on its face! Can you explain?'
Derek Jones and a team of naturalists answer some of your more 'pressing' Wildlife questions.


Unknown: Derek Jones
Producer: Melinda Barker

: You and Yours

Presented by Paul Heiney


Presented By: Paul Heiney

: Brain of Britain 1985

A nationwide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete to become this year's Brain of Britain. First Round: South
Chairman Robert Robinson
Alan Glencross
(retired librarian) Dr David Griffin
(research chemist)
Brian Parsons (teacher) Tim Devis (statistician)
Including Beat the Brains
Programme devised by JOHN P WYNN Questions set by LAN GILLIES Producer RICHARD EDIS


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Alan Glencross
Unknown: Dr David Griffin
Unknown: Brian Parsons
Unknown: Tim Devis
Unknown: John P Wynn
Producer: Richard Edis

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner 2: Andrew McAndrew and Grandad's Bluebells
2.0-2.30 Par Etapes French Graded Objectives (2) by DEREK UTLEY
1: Finding Your Way About and at 2.15
2: Shopping for a Picnic and Souvenirs
2.30-3.0 English for Examinations (14-17) Communication (Are you receiving me?) 1: Finding Out
2.30 Based on interviews Presented by BRIAN REDHEAD Written by TONY PENMAN ProducerAL AL WOLFF
2.45 Dramatised version by CHRISTOPHER RUSSELL Producer colin SMITH


Unknown: Andrew McAndrew
Unknown: Derek Utley
Presented By: Brian Redhead
Written By: Tony Penman
Producer: Al Al Wolff
Unknown: Christopher Russell
Producer: Colin Smith

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor The Dummy's Keyboard: JULIA EISNER looks at the Victorian equivalent of hi-fi still popular today - the pianola. The Summer of the Barshinskeys Part 2 (7)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Julia Eisner

: The Afternoon Play

The Family Man by ANDREW LIND
Matt Wanderpast discovers that there aren't any easy answers to the question 'What's in a name?' and lands himself and his wife in a rather tricky situation.
Directed by JANE MORGAN Stereo


Unknown: Andrew Lind
Unknown: Matt Wanderpast
Directed By: Jane Morgan
Frank Wanderpast: Robert Beatty
Matt: Christopher Douglas
Heidi: Gwen Cherrell
Sally: And Helena Breck
Vicar: Alan Thompson

: Sir Stanley Rous

A 90th Birthday Tribute
The Cup Final referee in 1934, former Secretary of the Football Association, and past President of FIFA, the world governing-body, Sir Stanley Rous has been at the forefront of world football for over 50 years. In his 90th year, he still sees over a hundred matches a season and has firm views on the state of the modern game. Bryon Butler leads the birthday celebrations with the help of Sir Matt Busby , Sir Stanley Matthews and Sir Walter Winterbottom. Producer AUDREY ADAMS
.HEAR THIS! page 16


Unknown: Sir Stanley Rous
Unknown: Bryon Butler
Unknown: Sir Matt Busby
Unknown: Sir Stanley Matthews
Unknown: Sir Walter Winterbottom.
Producer: Audrey Adams

: Story Time

A Night to Remember 7: 'Save one life!'

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Carole West continued on VHF/FM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Carole West

: The Six O'clock News

With PETER DONALDSON including Financial Report


Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: King Street Junior

5: Scale Points

: News

: The Archers

: File on 4

Major issues, changing attitudes, important events at home and abroad
Reporter Roisin McAuley


Reporter: Roisin McAuley
Producer: Roger Hutchings
Editor: Brian Walker

: Medicine Now

Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care. Producer JULIAN BROWN


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Julian Brown

: A Celebration of England

Words and music for St George's Day with Michael Pennington and Rod Beacham Music by George Deacon and Isobel Deacon Producers ALEC REID and MARGARET BRADLEY BBC Bristol Stereo


Unknown: Michael Pennington
Unknown: Rod Beacham
Unknown: Isobel Deacon
Producers: Alec Reid

: In Touch

Presented by Peter White Producer THENA HESHEL
Listeners can phone with enquiries and comments relating to the programme on [number removed]1 (Lines open 8.30-10.0 pm)
Book, £2.95, from [address removed]


Presented By: Peter White

: A Sideways Look At ...

by Anthony Smith


Unknown: Anthony Smith

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Paul Allen


Presented By: Paul Allen
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: A Book at Bedtime

A Moveable Feast
5: Markedfor Death

: The World Tonight

Presented by Alexander MacLeod
11.0 Headlines on VHFIFMuntilll.O


Presented By: Alexander MacLeod

: Study on 4

From Coping to Confidence Parents The fourth of six programmes about students with learning difficulties now moving on from special schools to colleges of further education. Presented by MAUREEN GALVIN Resource pack available from: [address removed]


Presented By: Maureen Galvin

: Open University

11.30 Open Forum: Students' Magazine
11.50 Rutherford and the Atom

: * am News

followed by an interlude VHF/FM joins at 12. 10

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