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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 Brian Redhead and John Timpson
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With TOM TICKELL
7.0,8.0 Today's News Read by CUVE ROSUN
7.20* Your Letters
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: John Timpson
Unknown: Tom Tickell
Read By: Cuve Rosun
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

2: The Caucus-race, the White Rabbit and the Caterpillar Stereo

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

The Brain and Memory
Exam time is looming again.
As thousands of school students prepare for 0- and A-levels and CSE and university students panic in the days leading up to
Finals, Tuesday Call offers some practical help in learning and memory.
How can you help improve your memory? Is there any point in last-minute cramming? How do you avoid the danger of your mind going blank when you re faced with a question paper? In the studio are Noel Dilly , Professor of Anatomy at
St George's Hospital in London, and Tony Buzan , broadcaster and author of Use Your Head and Use Your Perfect Memory, Sue MacGregor is in the Chan-Produced by the Woman s Hour unit Lines open from 8.0 am


Unknown: Noel Dilly
Unknown: Tony Buzan
Unknown: Sue MacGregor

: From Our Own Correspondent

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

: Morning Story

The Wooden Horse by JERRY HICKS
Read by Bill Wallis
'The judo class was held in the school at which I taught art during the day.'
Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol


Unknown: Jerry Hicks
Read By: Bill Wallis

: Daily Service

NEM p 1; 0 worship the Lord (BBC HB 267): Psalm 47;
Exodus 1, w 6-14; Christ is our comer-stone (BBC HB 258) Stereo

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

The Looking-Glass by TOM MCINTYRE
James inhabits an island off the coast of Ireland. He is a dark, brooding individual. On his first visit to the mainland he buys a looking-glass. But does he know what it is, and how his obsession with it will be viewed on the island?
Directed by PETER KAVANAGH BBC Northern Ireland


Unknown: Tom McIntyre
Directed By: Peter Kavanagh
Narrator/Third Oar: Alden Grennell
Female voice: Cathertne Gibson
Maggie: Stella McCusker
James: Paddy Dooney
Matt: Kevin Flood
Michileen: Aingeal Grehan
First Oar: Eoin O'Callaghan
Second Oar: Kevin Flood

: Wildlife

'Why do caterpillars cross the road?' and 'Are Parisian pigeons prescient?'.
Stephanie Tyler ,
Jeremy Thomas and Margaret Kennedy probe listeners' problems. Presented by Derek Jones Producer TIM GROUT-SMITH BBC Bristol. Stereo


Unknown: Stephanie Tyler
Unknown: Jeremy Thomas
Unknown: Margaret Kennedy
Presented By: Derek Jones
Producer: Tim Grout-Smith

: 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
First Round: Scotland
Chairman Robert Robinson Ian MacNeill (civil servant) James Davis (schoolteacher)
Dr Alistair McCleery (lecturer) George Bremner (accountant) 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 IAN GILLIES Producer RICHARD EDIS


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Ian MacNeill
Unknown: James Davis
Unknown: Dr Alistair McCleery
Unknown: George Bremner
Unknown: John P. Wynn
Unknown: Ian Gillies
Producer: Richard Edis

: The World at One: News

Presented by Gordon Clough


Presented By: Gordon Clough

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Presented by Nanette Newman


Presented By: Nanette Newman

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor A Day in the Life of WPC Carol Price: Carol is 22, the senior police officer in Shurdington,
Gloucestershire. JILL LOURIE joins her for a day's work.
No Comebacks and Other Stories by FREDERICK FORSYTH abridged by SALLY SKRIMSHIRE 7: Duty
(Music: Lennox Berkeley's Sextet for clarinet, horn and strings)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Jill Lourie
Stories By: Frederick Forsyth
Abridged By: Sally Skrimshire
Read By: Sean Barrett

: The Afternoon Play

Sir Dominick Ferrand by HALLAM TENNYSON based on the story by HENRY JAMES with and How did Peter Barron come across Sir Dominick's secret letters - and how does he intend to use them?
Music composed and played by TERENCE ALLBRIGHT


Unknown: Sir Dominick Ferrand
Story By: Henry James
Unknown: Peter Barron
Played By: Terence Allbright
Directed By: Christopher Venning
Peter Barron: Robin Lermitte
Mrs Ryves: Rosalind Shanks
Sidney Ryves: Jill Lidstone
Mrs Bundy: Tessa Worsley
Mr Locket: Arnold Diamond

: Who Burnt the Reichstag?

On a February night in 1933, the German parliament building in Berlin was set on fire. The Nazis accused the Communists, but many blamed the Nazis themselves. And
Marinus Van der Lubbe, the Dutchman who was caught inside holding the firelighters, claimed to be acting alone.
Whoever caused it, the fire at the Reichstag marked the start of a new stage in the Nazi reign of terror.
James Joll looks back at the fire and its awful consequences, and discusses why the bitter controversy over its causes continues today.
With Karl-Dietrich Bracher , Lord Bullock, F.L. Carsten ,
David Caute , Hans Mommsen and Richard Overy Producer ALAN WILDING


Unknown: Karl-Dietrich Bracher
Unknown: F.L. Carsten
Unknown: David Caute
Unknown: Hans Mommsen
Unknown: Richard Overy
Producer: Alan Wilding

: Story Time

Dead Man Leading (7)

: PM

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

: The Six O'Clock News

With LAURIE M ACMILLAN including Financial Report

: Frank Muir Goes Into....

The World of Nature

: News

: The Archers

: File on 4

Major issues, changing attitudes, important events at home and abroad
Reporter Roisin McAuley Producer MAX EASTERMAN Editor BRIAN WALKER BBC Manchester


Reporter: Roisin McAuley
Producer: Max Easterman
Editor: Brian Walker

: Medicine Now

If a child constantly gets into fights, is unable to make any fnends, frequently complains of headaches and stomach-aches, and does badly at school, what should the parents do?
Geoff Watts examines the work of doctors in the Children's Department at London's
Maudsley Hospital to find out what sort of psychiatric problems affect children and how they are tackled. Producer JUUAN BROWN


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Juuan Brown

: Just a Simple Old New Zealand Bee-keeper....

Thirty-two years ago,
Sir Edmund Hillary stood with Sherpa Tenzing at the summit of Mount Everest following a record-breaking climb.
Today, in conversation with Cliff Morgan , he talks about the challenges and rewards of life as bee-keeper, climber, explorer, philanthropist, environmentalist, and, most recently, diplomat. Producer VANESSA HARRISON


Unknown: Sir Edmund Hillary
Unknown: Sherpa Tenzing
Unknown: Cliff Morgan
Producer: Vanessa Harrison

: In Touch

News, views and information for people with a visual handicap
Presented by Ian MacRae Producer THENA HESHEL
Listeners can phone with enquiries and comments relating to the programme on [number removed](Lines open 8.30-10.30 pm)
Book, £2.95, from [address removed].


Presented By: Ian MacRae

: A Sideways Look At....

by Anthony Smith


Unknown: Anthony Smith

: Kaleidoscope

Natalie Wheen presents tonight's edition, which includes interviews, and news and reviews of books, film, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Producer: Richard Dunn

: A Book at Bedtime

Weights and Measures (2)

: The World Tonight

Presenter Alexander MacLeod
11.0 Headlines on VHF/FM until 11.0


Presenter: Alexander MacLeod

: Study on 4

Central American Journey HUGH O'SHAUGHNESSY continues his journey through the countries of Central America. 3: Honduras Morazan, Honduras's national hero, once dreamed of a united and independent Central America. Today the countries are divided, and Honduras itself is said to be virtually dependent on the USA. For booklist, send SAE to: [address removed]


Unknown: Hugh O'Shaughnessy

: Murray Perahia

plays piano music by Mendelssohn, Schubert and Schumann: records

: Open University

11.30 Open Forum: Students' Magazine
11.50 Music interlude

: * am News

followed by an interlude

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