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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

A meditation for the beginning of a new day.

: Today

Presented by John Timpson and Chris Lowe
6.30,7.30,8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by CLIVE rosun
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: John Timpson
Presented By: Chris Lowe
Read By: Clive Rosun

: News

: Midweek: Libby Purves

and an eclectic selection of conversational curiosities. Producer VICTOR LEWIS SMITH Stereo


Producer: Victor Lewis Smith

: Gardeners' Question Time

(Broadcaston Sunday at 2.0pm)

: Morning Story

The Facts of Life by ROBERT NYE
Read by George Parsons
Grandmother said it was time that the boy 'knew'. At his age,
Grandfather had sailed to
Valparaiso! Mother said it was up to Daddy. So father and son went for a walk.
Conversation did not go exactly according to plan.


Unknown: Robert Nye
Read By: George Parsons
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: Daily Service

NEM, p 21; Blest are the pure in heart (BBC HB 318); Psalm 122;
Matthew 5, vv 17-24; 0 Jesu, king most wonderful (BP 68) Stereo

: For Schools

11.0 Singing Together (28)
11.20 Junior Drama Workshop 8: Changes - New School by ALAN LAMBERT
11.40IntroducingScienceExtra Computers at Work The Work Game - Parts 1 and 2 by JULIAN COLEMAN


Unknown: Alan Lambert
Unknown: Julian Coleman

: Workforce

: English Now

Dictionaries have changed a lot since Dr Johnson thought up witty definitions by himself. Nowadays a compiler is more likely to be at a computer terminal, drawing on huge data-banks of information about how words are used. This week
David Crystal talks to Timothy Benbow , the manager of the New Oxford English Dictionary, about new ways of making - and using - a dictionary.
Producer MICHAEL LAWTON 0 HEAR THIS! page 16


Unknown: Timothy Benbow
Producer: Michael Lawton

: You and Yours

Pattie Coldwell reports on topical issues and how they could affect you and your family.

: XPD: 4: The Hitler Minutes

by Len Deighton
Dramatised in eight parts by Michael Bakewell
With Trevor Nichols as Boyd Stuart, David Garth as Sydney Ryden, Bruce Boa as Charles Stein, and featuring Bernard Hepton as Max Breslow
Secret Service agent Boyd returns to England to question Wever, an ex-German soldier who claims he helped load the 'Kaiseroda' treasure on to the train and into Hitler's mine. As Boyd leaves the Wever home it is blown apart.


Author: Len Deighton
Dramatised by: Michael Bakewell
Director: Peter King
Boyd Stuart: Trevor Nichols
Sydney Ryden: David Garth
Charles Stein: Bruce Boa
Max Breslow: Bernard Hepton
Reader: Colin Starkey
Mary Breslow: Helena Breck
Kitty: Melinda Walker
Deputy secretary: Garard Green
MI5 man: David Sinclair
Billy Stein: Ian Tyler
Case officer: Alan Thompson
Section head: Bernard Brown

: The World at One: News

Presented by Sir Robin Day


Presented By: Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Presented by SUSANNA DAWSON and TIM MUNRO
2.5 Something to Think About Share and Share
2.15 The Song Tree Jesper and the 100 Hares (8)
2.35 Pictures in Your Mind (Poetry): Forest Dragons by JOE DUNLOP
2.45 Nature Sand Dunes by BERNARD VENABLES


Presented By: Susanna Dawson
Presented By: Tim Munro
Song: Tree Jesper
Unknown: Joe Dunlop
Unknown: Bernard Venables

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week: mariner, foreign correspondent, war reporter and world traveller Gavin Young
Exit Lady Masham by LOUIS AUCHINCLOSS abridged in eight parts by MADGE HART Read by PATRICIA HAYES (8)
(Music: Platti's Oboe Concerto)


Read By: Patricia Hayes

: The Afternoon Play

Screaming Alice by CHRISTOPHER RUSSELL with Janet Burnell as 'Alice' Alice is a formidable lady, weighing as she does more than 10,000 tons and standing more than 60 feet tall! Eight decades have played havoc with her and the war-clouds of the 1930s are gathering fast overhead. But still she's going to give London the greatest spectacle it's seen for 300 years.
Directed by DAVID JOHNSTON. Stereo


Unknown: Christopher Russell
Unknown: Janet Burnell
Directed By: David Johnston.
Sir Henry Buckland: Bernard Brown
Charlie: David Garth
Ted: Graham Chinn
Anarchist: David Learner
Capitalist: Brian Smith
Patriot: Garardgreen
Female chorus: Moir Leslie
Female chorus: Narissa Knights
Female chorus: Jean Trend

: Time for Verse

A personal selection of poems on the theme of Water
Compiled and presented by Lawrence Sail
5: Upon the Brimming Water Readers jill balcon and HUGH DICKSON


Presented By: Lawrence Sail
Readers: Jill Balcon
Readers: Hugh Dickson
Producer: Shaun MacLoughlin

: File on 4

: Story Time

Sea Views
3: A Descent into the Maelstrom by EDGAR ALLAN POE
Read by Michael Deacon
'A gigantic sea bore us up with it as it rose, up - up - into the sky.'


Unknown: Edgar Allan Poe
Read By: Michael Deacon

: PM

Presented by Susannah Simons and Bill Frost continued on VHF/FM 5.50-S.5S


Presented By: Susannah Simons
Presented By: Bill Frost

: The Six O'Clock News

With LAURIE MACMILLAN including Financial Report

: My Music

A musical panel game in which John Amis and Frank Muir challenge
Ian Wallace and Denis Norden In the Chair Steve Race
Questions compiled by STEVE RACE Programme devised by TONY SHRYANE and EDWARD J. MASON Producer PETE ATKIN


Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Producer: Pete Atkin

: News

: The Archers

: On the Day I was Born

Presented by Larry Harris This week: The Bishops of Lewes and Jarrow who are twin brothers
Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham


Presented By: Larry Harris

: Groundswell

Presented by Hugh Sykes
In the last of the present series The Hon William Waldegrave , mp, Under Secretary of State for the Environment, replies to questions sent in by listeners. Producer Mick WEBB
For information about local conservation groups, phone [number removed](England or Wales).
Lines open from 8.15-10.30 pm


Presented By: Hugh Sykes
Unknown: William Waldegrave
Producer: Mick Webb

: Music from The People

3: Towards a National Music By 1905 the revival was under the effective leadership of Cecil Sharp , Ralph Vaughan
Williams, and Lucy Broadwood - a woman of considerable influence. She had introduced
Vaughan Williams to folk music and was now to involve the flamboyant Australian composer Percy Grainger.
With John Tarns , Percy Grainger Douglas Kennedy
Ursula Vaughan Williams
Ewan MacColl , Karl Dallas and Mattie Kaye. Written and presented by Jim Lloyd Producer GEOFFREY HEWITT BBC Birmingham. Stereo


Unknown: Cecil Sharp
Unknown: Ralph Vaughan
Unknown: Lucy Broadwood
Unknown: Vaughan Williams
Unknown: Percy Grainger.
Unknown: John Tarns
Unknown: Percy Grainger
Unknown: Douglas Kennedy
Unknown: Ursula Vaughan Williams
Unknown: Ewan MacColl
Unknown: Karl Dallas
Unknown: Mattie Kaye.
Presented By: Jim Lloyd
Producer: Geoffrey Hewitt

: Analysis

Must We Meet Like This?
The EEC's machinery is, by common consent, clogged up. On Friday in Milan, European leaders meet to argue about ways of unclogging it and of moving the Community forward. What are the options? What kind of Europe may emerge? A discussion chaired by Ian Davidson


Unknown: Ian Davidson
Producer: David Morton

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Natalie Wheen Producer JOHN BOUNDY


Presented By: Natalie Wheen
Producer: John Boundy

: A Book at Bedtime

Foreign Affairs (3)

: The World Tonight

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


Presented By: Richard Kershaw

: Study on 4

View at the Top The last of six programmes with NICHOLAS KOCHAN This week: SIR PETER WALTERS of British Petroleum Producer GORDON HUTCHINGS


Unknown: Nicholas Kochan
Unknown: Sir Peter Walters
Producer: Gordon Hutchings

: Open University

11.30 Modern Art: Berlin Dada
11.50 Pastoral Care

: *am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Gujarati Language Magazine

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