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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends and weather

: 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
7.20* Your Letters
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: John Timpson
Unknown: Roger Parry
Read By: David Hitchinson
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: News

: Tuesday Call:[number removed]

Summer Food
Picnics, barbecues, crisp salads and soft fruit.
Even though alfresco eating may be under wet canvas, make the most of the brief but delicious season with advice and ideas from the cookery writer, Gail Duff , and Jim Marks , expert wielder of the barbecue fork...
Judith Chalmers is in the Chair. Produced by the Woman's Hour unit Lines open from 8.0am


Unknown: Gail Duff
Unknown: Jim Marks
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

Personal Development by JENNY HURSELL
Read by Judith Barker
'The shop seemed to shrink. Isabel was aware of the prickling hush, the pressure of all those eyes. She couldn't be expected to do it here; not in front of all these people - girls in the same class.'
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Jenny Hursell
Read By: Judith Barker

: Daily Service

NEM, p 13; Happy are they, they that love God (BBC HB 274); Psalm 16: Exodus 3, vv 1-10; In Christ there is no East or West (bp 38) Stereo

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Squatters' Rights
A comedy by ALAN MELVILLE with Philip and Amanda return from a none-too-successful second honeymoon in Greece to find their newly decorated house
'occupied' by two young people. A second honeymoon, however disastrous, is one thing; to embark on a second adolescence is quite another. Directed by GLYN DEARMAN


Comedy By: Alan Melville
Directed By: Glyn Dearman
Philip: Francis Matthews
Amanda: Hannah Gordon
Tarquin: John Wheatley
Henry: Mia Soteriou
Mrs Beresford-Clark: Tessa Worsley

: For Schools

11.0 Time and Tune (25) Cowboys and Indians
11.20 Time to Move Cats and Jungle Creatures by MELANIE MORRIS
11.40 Maths - With a Story! Squares and Square Numbers: The Muddleville Chess Championship! by GORDON SNELL


Unknown: Melanie Morris
Unknown: Gordon Snell

: Wildlife

The attractions of charcoal for animals (and man), bizarre nest materials, and this year's spring migration massacre - what effect does 'traditional' shooting have on bird life?
Derek Jones investigates, and Ray Goodwin poses another wildlife sound competition. Producer TIM GROUT SMITH BBC Bristol


Unknown: Derek Jones
Unknown: Ray Goodwin
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: Wales and Northern Ireland
Chairman Robert Robinson David Thomas
(youth training officer) Tom Kirk (lecturer) The Rev John Faris
(Presbyterian minister) 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 GILLIES Producer RICHARD EDIS


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: David Thomas
Unknown: Tom Kirk
Unknown: John Faris
Unknown: John P. Wynn

: The World at One: News

Presented by Gordon Clough


Presented By: Gordon Clough

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: Mahagiri, the Indian Elephant by HEMALATA
2.5 History: Not So Long Ago Victorian Children (RV) by ARTHUR SCHOLEY
2.25 Listen and Read Radio Thin King (Complete Stories): The Day the Town Went Quackers by DEREK FARMER Narrated by SEAN BARRETT
2.40 Pictures in Your Mind (Stories) The Woodcutter's Daughter by ALISON UTTLEY adapted for radio by PADDY BECHELY


Unknown: Arthur Scholey
Unknown: Sean Barrett
Unknown: Alison Uttley
Unknown: Paddy Bechely

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Would you pay E50 or more for a night out with a gentleman?
JUDI swallow samples what's on offer at a male escort agency that sells manners, not glamour. I Also Am of Ireland (5)

: The Afternoon Play

The Bishop's Wife by FREDERICK BRADNUM with The Dean and some of the Chapter have doubts about the morality of the Bishop's young wife. Her nephew and niece are unwillingly employed as detectives.
Directed by GRAHAM GAULD Stereo


Unknown: Frederick Bradnum
Directed By: Graham Gauld
Charlotte: Jenny Funnell
Charles: Adam Godley
Lucinda: Elizabeth Bell
Bishop: John Pullen
Dean: Garard Green
Canon Edwardes: Lewis Stringer
Canon Blunt: Michael Tudor Barnes
Hodge: Bernard Brown

: A New Kind of Joy

Last month, as part of the Isle of Man's Year of Sport, over 1,000 mentally handicapped athletes competed in this year's Special Olympics UK. Toni Arthur reports on the games and on the efforts being made to enable those who previously only watched from the sidelines to discover the simple joy of taking part in sport. Producer FRANK WARWICK


Unknown: Uk. Toni Arthur
Producer: Frank Warwick

: Story Time

Women of Crime
2: Making Arrangements by ELIZABETH BOWEN
Read by Celia Bannerman
'It does seem funny to be writing to you again', Margery wrote. 'I haven't for such ages - that note I left on the mantelpiece doesn't count, of course.'


Arrangements By: Elizabeth Bowen
Read By: Celia Bannerman

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Bill Frost continuedon VHF/FM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Bill Frost

: The Six O'Clock News

With LAURIE MACMILLAN 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 Stuart Simon Producer PAUL CAMPBELL Editor BRIAN WALKER BBC Manchester


Reporter: Stuart Simon
Producer: Paul Campbell
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: Alison Richards

: The One Left Behind

In Britain today almost four million people are widowed: left to face the emotional and practical problems of life without a partner in a society where talking openly about death has become the great 20th-century taboo.
In a series of four programmes Jenni Mills talks to widows and widowers about some of the problems they have been left to face.
1: Margaret and George Margaret lost her husband six months ago - he died suddenly, leaving her with three growing boys to bring up alone with very little money.
George's wife died three years ago when she was only 28. They had two very young sons, and George has found the juggling of both mother and father roles on top of his emotional feelings extremely hard to cope with. Producer SARAH ROWLANDS Listeners can speak to a member ofCRUSEon [number removed]. (Lines open
9.0-10.0 pm)


Unknown: George Margaret
Producer: Sarah Rowlands

: 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 8.30-10.30pm)
Book. f2.95, from [address removed]
Free quarterly bulletin from
[address removed] (Send four large SAEsfora year's s supply)


Presented By: Peter White

: 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, films, plays, broadcasting, music, and exhibitions.


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Producer: Kevin Jackson
Editor: Thomas Sutcuffe

: A Book at Bedtime

Weights and Measures by JOSEPH ROTH abridged in seven parts by DOREEN MAHON
(Starting tomorrow: three short stories by Malachi Whitaker )


Unknown: Joseph Roth
Unknown: Doreen Mahon
Read By: Tom Wilkinson
Producer: James Runcie
Stories By: Malachi Whitaker

: The World Tonight

Presenter Alexander MacLeod
11.0 Headlines on VHF/FM until 11.0


Presenter: Alexander MacLeod

: Study on 4

Central American Journey 4: El Salvador It's the smallest, most densely populated and, many say, the most violent of the Central American countries. HUGH 0 SHAUGHNESSY visits the refugee camps in the northern department of Morazan and the discos in the capital, San Salvador, to find out what effect the civil war is having. For booklist, send SAE to: [address removed]


Unknown: El Salvador

: Open University

11.30 Open Forum: Students' Magazine
11.50 Science: The Story of DDT

: * am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

12.30-1.0 Hallo! Wie Geht's?
12.30 3: Camping ist viel besser! Written by ALAN BOXFORD
12.454: Wirfahrenmitder Deutschen Bundesbahn Written by CARL DUERING and at 1.0 Graded Objectives: German 2: Verloren - gefunden Written by WITOLD TULASlEWICZ


Written By: Alan Boxford
Written By: Carl Duering
Written By: Witold Tulaslewicz

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