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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
7.25*, 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: Laurie MacMillan

: News

: Midweek: Libby Purves

with her conversational guests Producer VICTOR LEWIS SMITH Stereo


Producer: Victor Lewis Smith

: Morning Story

Sheep's Clothing by FRANCES WILSON
Read by Jill Balcon
Jennifer has moved to a new town because of her husband's work. But he is frequently away and Jennifer is lonely. Her little daughter makes friends with a stranger in the park - but who is the most at risk?


Unknown: Frances Wilson
Read By: Jill Balcon
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: Daily Service

NEM, p 17: Thou, whose almighty word (BBC HB 185); Psalm 19, w 7-15; Exodus 3, w 11-20;
Christ for the world we sing (BBC HB 172). Stereo

: You the Jury

: For Schools

11.0 Singing Together (25)
11.20 Junior Drama Workshop The Fire of London
5: Firestorm by JOHN TAYLOR
11.40 Introducing Science Extra Using Your Computer Bags of Chips


Unknown: John Taylor

: English Now

Teaching English as a foreign language is big business, with a turnover, at one estimate, of about £200 million a year.
David Crystal visits one of the biggest schools in Britain, and talks to its Director of Studies, Rachel Belgrave , about the people who come, and what they're offered.


Unknown: David Crystal
Unknown: Rachel Belgrave
Producer: Michael Lawton

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard


Presented By: John Howard


by LEN DEIGHTON dramatised in eight parts by MICHAEL BAKEWELL
1: A Small Killing in Hollywood The Prime Minister is alerted to the fact that a film is about to be made. The subject: the 'Kaiseroda' mine - Hitler's secret cave of treasures during the Second World War.
Directed by PETER KING


Unknown: Len Deighton
Unknown: Michael Bakewell
Directed By: Peter King
Boyd Stuart: Trevor Nichols
Sydney Ryden: David Garth
Charles Stein: Bruce Boa
Max Breslow: Bernard Hepton
Willi Kleiber: Clifford Rose
Reader: Colin Starkey
Prime Minister: Bernard Brown
Jennifer: Jenny Funnell
Kitty: Melinda Walker
MacIver: Don Fellows
Billy Stein: Ian Tyler

: The World at One: News

Presented by Gordon Clough


Presented By: Gordon Clough

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: The Cat Who Kept Her Name by J. R. C. YGLESIAS
2.5 Something to Think About How People First Made Fire
2.15 The Song Tree Jesper and the 100 Hares (5)
2.35 Pictures in Your Mind (Poetry): Woodspells
2.45 Nature Grasshoppers and Crickets by MICHAEL SCOTT


Unknown: J. R. C. Yglesias
Song: Tree Jesper
Unknown: Michael Scott

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week:
Bridget Woods , fashion designer, aerobics teacher and founder and co-director of the Fitness Centre. < I Also Am of Ireland (6)


Unknown: MacGregor Guest
Unknown: Bridget Woods

: The Afternoon Play

An Englishman's Home by SCOTT CHERRY
Are double-glazing and efficient locks enough to protect Cyril and Pam from the dastardly demands of burglar-alarm salesmen? Directed by JAMES RUNCIE Stereo


Directed By: James Runcie
Cyril: Norman Bird
Pam: Avril Elgar
William: Kevin Lloyd

: Time for Verse

Poems on the theme of Water Compiled and presented by Lawrence Sail
2: Forth, To the Alien Gravity Readers JILL BALCON and BRIAN SMITH


Presented By: Lawrence Sail
Readers: Jill Balcon
Readers: Brian Smith

: File on 4

: Story Time

Women of Crime
3: Love Affair by JULIAN SYMONS Read by Paula Wilcox
Don's old banger drives Moira round the bend.... Producer PETER JUKES


Unknown: Julian Symons
Read By: Paula Wilcox
Producer: Peter Jukes

: PM

Presented by Susannah Simons and Robert Williams
continued on VHF/FM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Susannah Simons
Presented By: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

With BRYAN MARTIN including Financial Report

: After Henry

The last of eight parts Going Away
Written by SIMON BRETT Producer PETE ATKIN


Written By: Simon Brett
Producer: Pete Atkin
Sarah: Prunella Scales
Eleanor: Joan Sanderson
Russell: Benjamin Whitrow
Clare: Gerry Cowper
Alison: Mary Maddox

: News

: The Archers

: Flatholm: Island of Peace and War

A rocky outcrop in the Bristol Channel, Flatholm has been a retreat, a fortress, a refuge for wrongdoers, and a place of quarantine. Marconi sent his first radio transmission over the sea from Flatholm. All this and yet the island is less than half the size of a golf course.
Presented by Peter France Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol
0 HEAR THIS' page 16


Presented By: Peter France
Producer: John Harrison

: Groundswell

On World Environment Day, Groundswell examines the deafening problem of noise in Japan: the concern over disappearing soil; and Jonathan Porritt , Director of Friends of the Earth, compares the British environmental movement with that of the USA. Presented by Hugh Sykes Producer GAYNOR SHUTTE


Unknown: Jonathan Porritt
Presented By: Hugh Sykes
Producer: Gaynor Shutte

: In Business

For this last programme, Peter Hobday is joined by David Trippier , mp, Minister for Small Businesses; Dr Bernard Juby ,
Chairman, National Federation of the Self-Employed and Small Businesses; and Tony Lorenz , Chairman, Venture Capital Association, for a discussion arising from listeners' queries. Producer ROSALIND BEW


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: David Trippier
Unknown: Dr Bernard Juby
Unknown: Tony Lorenz
Producer: Rosalind Bew

: Analysis

Divided They Stand
As the Liberals and Social
Democrats try to break the two-party system of British politics, how united is the Alliance? Are the Social Democrats moving to the right? Can the Liberals control their young radicals?
What must the two parties do to attract more votes?
Presented by David Wheeler Producer DAVID POWELL


Presented By: David Wheeler
Producer: David Powell

: The Corncrake and the Lysander

Further memoirs of Finlay J. Macdonald 's boyhood 4: Loot
The young men of the village took advantage when Ali asked them to help him clear his shop. Producer LESLIE ROBINSON


Unknown: Finlay J. MacDonald
Producer: Leslie Robinson

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Margaret Walters Producer BRIAN HARFIELD


Presented By: Margaret Walters
Producer: Brian Harfield

: A Book at Bedtime

The first of three short stories Read by Stephanie Turner
An orphan girl goes to work for the fishmonger, Gabitas, and his two peculiar sons.
Producer ROBERT COOPER BBC Manchester
• HEAR THlS! page 16


Unknown: Malachi Whitaker
Read By: Stephanie Turner
Producer: Robert Cooper

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw
11.0 Headlines on VHF/FM until 11.0


Presented By: Richard Kershaw

: Study on 4

View at the Top In the third of six programmes NICHOLAS KOCHAN talks tO PETER MAYER of Penguin Books,


Talks: Nicholas Kochan
Unknown: Peter Mayer

: Open University

11.30 Marxism and Art
11.50 Education Bulletin (4)

: * am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

12.30-1.0 Hallo! Wie Geht's?
12.30 5: Ostsee oder Nordsee? Written by DONALD RICHARDS
12.45 6: In den Bergen ist es vielschoner! Written by MILO SPERBER and at 1.0 Graded Objectives: German 3: Gehort, gesehen Written by DONALD RICHARDS


Written By: Donald Richards
Written By: Milo Sperber
Written By: Donald Richards

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