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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends; weather Producers ALLAN WRIGHT andTIMFINNEY


Producers: Allan Wright

: 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 Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7.20* Your Letters
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: John Timpson
Presented By: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Roger Parry
Read By: Bryan Martin
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: Home to Wagonhouses

Second of two short stories read by STEPHANIE TURNER
A woman cycles to a distant village to see her estranged husband.


Unknown: Alachi Whitaker
Read By: Stephanie Turner

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

Baby and Child Care
How do you cope with a 2-year-old's tantrums? When should you give up breast-feeding? How do you prepare a toddler for the arrival of a baby ? What do you do if your baby just won't stop crying? How early can a child learn a musical instrument?
What is the role of baby clinics and health visitors?
Put your questions to research psychologist and child specialist, Penelope Leach , and consultant paediatrician, James Aidan Macfarlane , President of the Pre-School Playgroups Association.
Judith Chalmers is in the Chair Produced by the Woman's Hour unit Lines open from 8.0 am


Unknown: Penelope Leach
Unknown: James Aidan MacFarlane
Unknown: Judith Chalmers

: From Our Own Correspondent

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

: Morning Story

Meeting the People by DONALD BANCROFT Read by Brian Gear
'This is a very extraordinary business.... an assistant librarian throwing a book at an old lady....'
Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol


Unknown: Donald Bancroft
Read By: Brian Gear

: Daily Service

direct from the Crypt of Canterbury Cathedral led by THE REV PETER ALLEN with the CHOIR OF THE KING'S SCHOOL
The Magnificat
Blest are the pure in heart (BBC HB 318); Ave Maria (Lindley);
Luke 1, vv 26-33,46-55; Tell out, my soul, the greatness of the Lord (bp 81)


Unknown: Peter Allen

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Is That All You Think About? by DICK DIVERS
Two married couples with but one single thought - and that's not necessarily about their immediate spouses!


Directed By: David Johnston
Philip: Peter Acre
Katherine: Melinda Walker
Alice: Glynis Brooks
Rupert: Steve Hodson

: For Schools

11.0 Time and Tune (22) Cowboys and Indians Producer DOUGLAS COOMBES
11.20 Time to Move Alice in Wonderland
2: Strange Adventures! by KATE HARRISON
11.40 Maths - With a Story! Curved-line shapes (RV) by EDWARD KELSEY


Producer: Douglas Coombes
Adventures By: Kate Harrison
Unknown: Edward Kelsey

: Wildlife

A special edition including listeners' letters, favourite sounds, and a chance to win the Mystery Sound Competition. Presented by Derek Jones Producer MICHAEL BRIGHT BBC Bristol


Presented By: Derek Jones
Producer: Michael Bright

: You and Yours

Paul Heiney with the latest news and advice for consumers.


Unknown: 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: Midlands
Chairman Robert Robinson John Beynon Brown (dairy farmer)
Stephen Jaggs (school teacher) Hilary Aslett
(administrative officer)
Richard Fife (political agent) The programme includes Beat the Brains, in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants.
Programme devised by JOHN P. WYNN Questions set by LAN GILUES Producer RICHARD EDIS


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: John Beynon Brown
Unknown: Stephen Jaggs
Unknown: Hilary Aslett
Unknown: Richard Fife
Unknown: John P. Wynn
Producer: Richard Edis

: The World at One: News

Presented by Gordon Clough


Presented By: Gordon Clough

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Comer Today's rhymes: Count to Ten and Back Again
2.5 History: Not So Long Ago The Court of King Cholera by DEREK FARMER
2.25 Listen and Read Radio Thin King (Complete Stories): Runaway Whale by DEREK FARMER Narrated by SEXN BARRETT
2.40 Pictures in Your Mind (Stories): The Silver Groat adapted by BLAIN FAIRMAN from The Lord of the Forest by BB


Unknown: Sexn Barrett
Adapted By: Blain Fairman

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Synopsis: winners of the latest Woman's Hour/Punch competition. Listeners were invited to submit a misleading publicity blurb for a book, play or film: today SIMON BRETT reveals the results.
Leo Days by PATRICIA WENDORF abridged in nine parts byDOREENESTALL
Read by Diana Bishop (1)
As a voluntary social worker, Ruth spends her time sorting out other people's domestic crises, until one day she is faced with a major one of her own. (Music: Villa-Lobos's Harmonica Concerto)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Simon Brett
Read By: Diana Bishop

: The Afternoon Play

Clagthorpe Viva by BRUCE BEDFORD with and asking the questions
Harold Jarrold , balloon designer from Clagthorpe in Yorkshire, has won his way through to the final of the television quiz show Superbrain.
The morning of the contest finds Harold atop the regal slag-heap that overlooks Arkwright's
Balloon Factory. The townsfolk know Harold can win. But he isn't so sure ...


Unknown: Harold Jarrold
Directed By: Peter Kosminsky
Harold: John Duttine
The Narrator: Jack May
The Narrator: Magnus Magnusson
Mam: Linda Polan
Grandad: George A Cooper
Trish: Penelope Freeman
Father: John Rapley
Mr Potter: Bryan Pringle
Eddy: Sean Arnold
Bus conductor: Brian Miller
Old crone: Jean Hastings

: Mustard Seed and the Missionary Position

Conversations in Zimbabwe collected and introduced by Penelope Lee
'If the missionary, when he came for the first time, had sat down with an old man and said, "Do you know there is God?", the old man would have explained that they used to go under a tree and pray to God. Sometimes a pot of beer is brought there, and sometimes food, and that place was holy. But all that was taken as heathenism - things were spoiled, and today we don't know where we are.'


Introduced By: Penelope Lee
Unknown: Sebastian Bakare
Unknown: Herbert Chicomo
Unknown: Aeneas Mananyena
Unknown: Marshall Murphree
Unknown: Alpert Plangher
Unknown: Pamela Reynolds
Unknown: John Weaver
Unknown: Piers Plowright

: Story Time

The Past is Myself (2)

: PM

Presented by Valerie Singleton and Robert Williams continued on VHF/FM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Presented By: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

With BRIAN PERKINS including Financial Report

: King Street Junior

Last of seven episodes
Christmas at King Street

: News

: The Archers

: File on 4

South Africa: Reform or Revolution?
Michael Robinson presents a comprehensive report on the growing black militancy in the Eastern Cape and the challenges to the Government in the tribal homelands.
Producer JOHN DRURY Editor BRIAN WALKER BBC Manchester


Unknown: Michael Robinson
Producer: John Drury
Editor: Brian Walker

: 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

: Hooked on Ransome

'If I were Arthur Ransome , I'd make the books a bit shorter'... 'Most of them I've read in one go'... 'They are a bit old-fashioned'...'I think it's all our secret dream to have the freedom to be able to do what we want'... 'I can't put it down'.
Nick Yapp hears the views of contemporary youngsters on the series of books which have captivated children for half a century.
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester
0 HEAR THIS! page 37


Unknown: Arthur Ransome
Unknown: Nick Yapp

: In Touch

News, views and information 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](Lines open 8.30-10.0 pm)
Book, £2.95, from [address removed]
Free quarterly bulletin from
[address removed] (Send four large saesfor a year's supply)


Presented By: Peter White

: A Sideways Look At ...

by Anthony Smith


Unknown: Anthony Smith

: Kaleidoscope

Michael Oliver presents tonight's edition, which includes interviews, and news and reviews of books, films, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.


Unknown: Michael Oliver
Producer: Daniel Dodd
Editor: Thomas Sutcuffe

: A Book at Bedtime

Voices in an Empty Room (7)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw
11.0 Headlines on VHF/FMuntil 11.0


Presented By: Richard Kershaw

: Study on 4

From Coping to Confidence Six programmes about students with learning difficulties now moving on from special schools to colleges of further education. In this final programme, MAUREEN GALVIN chairs a discussion between four experts who are closely involved in the Coping to Confidence project: JUDY BRADLEY. JEAN MCGINTY. PHIUPPA RUSSELL and MATTHEW GRIFFITHS. Producer JOE REID Resource pack available from: [address removed]


Unknown: Maureen Galvin
Unknown: Judy Bradley.
Unknown: Jean McGinty.
Unknown: Phiuppa Russell
Unknown: Matthew Griffiths.
Producer: Joe Reid

: Open University

11.30 Open Forum: Students' Magazine
11.50 Science: Elements in the Balance

: *am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Radio Geography: Advanced Studies Written and presented by DR BILL CHARLTON Producer GEOFFREY SHERLOCK
12.30 Traffic Jam: Leicester (RV) and at 12.50 Getting Round the Problem (RV)


Presented By: Dr Bill Charlton
Producer: Geoffrey Sherlock

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