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: News Briefing

: Farming Week

Presented from the Royal Show, Stoneleigh in Warwickshire by Allan Wright


Unknown: Allan Wright

: Today

Presented by Peter Hobday and Tudor Lomas
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
7.25*, 8.25* Sport With IAN ROBERTSON
7.45* Thought for the Day Editor JULIAN HOLLAND


Presented By: Peter Hobday
Presented By: Tudor Lomas
Unknown: Roger Parry
Read By: Bryan Martin
Unknown: Ian Robertson
Editor: Julian Holland

: The Week on 4

A look ahead with Peter Donaldson


Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: Glyn Worsnip

goes into the Sound Archives to contemplate current affairs and future events with the benefit of hindsight.
Producer HELEN FRY


Producer: Helen Fry

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

A lively matching of wit and wisdom between some of the personalities who will be in the news this week.
Producer LAN STRACHAN. Stereo

: A Small Country Living

It's back. The programme for people with mud on their wellies.
Jeanine McMuUen explores rural Britain and talks to craftsmen, landworkers and characters of the countryside.
There's news of how best to help your community.
The Animals of the Air are in full chorus and everything is growing on A Small Country Living. Producer MARY PRICE BBC Bristol
An information pack for the series will be available free from October. Send an A5 sae to: [address removed]


Unknown: Jeanine McMuuen

: Morning Story

The Sword of Frey by BRIAN R HALL
Read by David Ashford The sword belongs to an aristocratic Prussian family. It belonged, so the legend runs, to an ancient king of the Danes. But the legend does not end there....


Read By: David Ashford
Producer: Mitch Raper

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 1;
0 God of Bethel, by whose hand (BBC HB 495); Psalm 150; Exodus 33, vv 12-23; 0 worship the Lord (BBC HB 267) Stereo

: Down Your Way

: For Schools

11.0 Music Makers The Lemmings (8), Act 11 by DAVID SELF and PATRICIA CORY
11.20 Let's Move!
8: Peter and the Wolf (Performance) Presented by SHEELAGH GILBEY
11.40 Science Games Sorting it Out, written and presented by FRED HARRIS
11.50 Poetry Comer 8: Let Hear it Again


Unknown: David Self
Unknown: Patricia Cory
Presented By: Sheelagh Gilbey
Presented By: Fred Harris

: Poetry Please!

Presented by John Mole Readers Jill BALCON and MARTIN JARVIS
Requests to: Poetry Please! BBC. Bristol BS82LR


Presented By: John Mole
Readers: Jill Balcon
Readers: Martin Jarvis
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: You and Yours

Presented by Pattie Coldwell Editor KEN VASS


Presented By: Pattie Coldwell
Editor: Ken Vass

: Frank Muir Goes Into ...

The World of Nature This week: The Sea
In the last of the series
Frank Muir and Alfred Marks skip through the comic literature of the subject, making notes in the margin of jokes, quotes, newspaper clippings and recorded humour from
A man may as well open an oyster without a knife as a lawyer's mouth without a fee.


Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Frank1e Howerd.
Unknown: Bob Newhart.
Unknown: Bernard Cribbins
Unknown: Jonathan Winters
Written By: Simon Brett
Producer: Richard Edis

: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Widlake Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presented By: Brian Widlake
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner A programme for the under-5s Boris the Tomato (1) by ALEX MARTIN adapted by SUE LIMB Read by JOHNNY MORRIS
2.0 Noticeboard With TONY BARNFIELD
2.5 Playtime
2.20 Introducing Science Unit 3/2: Molecules - Looking at 'em
2.40 Astronomy Strange Objects - Fact and Fiction Written by DAVID LANGFORD Presented by HEATHER COUPER


Unknown: Alex Martin
Adapted By: Sue Limb
Read By: Johnny Morris
Written By: David Langford
Presented By: Heather Couper

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Dilly Barlow Tradescant Trust
'All things strange and rare'. JILL BURRIDGE visits St Mary-at-Lambeth, London, now a museum of garden history, with a churchyard full of the plants collected and grown by the two Tradescants. gardeners to Lord Salisbury and Charles I. Breakfast at Tiffany's by TRUMAN CAPOTE , abridged and read by WILLIAM ROBERTS (3) Editor SANDRA CHALMERS


Introduced By: Dilly Barlow
Unknown: Jill Burridge
Unknown: Truman Capote
Read By: William Roberts
Editor: Sandra Chalmers

: The Afternoon Play

Mind How You Go by NAN WOODHOUSE


Unknown: Nan Woodhouse

: What's in a Name

...like hammerkop, saw-shark, lamp-shell and rattle-snake?
Animals like saw-bills, lantern-fish and lyre-birds are often named after a tool, household article or musical instrument - or is it the other way around? Presented by DENIS OWEN Producer ANNE BLAIR GOULD BBC Bristol


Presented By: Denis Owen
Producer: Anne Blair Gould

: Story Time

Across the Limpopo abridged in ten parts by MARGARET ETALL (1)
Michael Nicholson, the distinguished ITN reporter, drove from South Africa to
Egypt in 1981. His wife and two young sons accompanied him on a journey by Range Rover which was arduous, exciting and often dangerous.
Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol

: PM

Presented by Gordon Clough and Valerie Singleton


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Presented By: Valerie Singleton

: The Six O'Clock News

With PETER DONALDSON including Financial Report


Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: Je regrette je n'ai pas une idee

avec Tim Brooke-Taylor Willie Rushton Graeme Garden et Barry Cryer Chaise homme
Humphrey Lyttelton


Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Willie Rushton
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Unknown: Pianiste Matthew Scott
Unknown: Directeur Paul Maigretarcher

: News

: The Archers

: Strictly Instrumental

Yan Pascal Tortelier talks to Margaret Howard about his musical life and influences and plays some favourite records. Producer MARGARET BRADLEY BBC Bristol. Stereo


Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: Science Now

On 13 November 1980 two crewmen were killed when their RAF Nimrod crashed after flying into a flock of gulls.
The last rabies scare in Britain was in 1969, but the likelihood of further outbreaks is increasing. Peter Evans explores how the study of animal behaviour at the Ministry of Agriculture Pest Control Laboratory in Surrey can be used to solve these and other pest problems. Producer MILES BARTON


Unknown: Peter Evans

: For the Common Good

Is there a place for the homeless? Social Security fraud is a matter of growing concern for the police and the DHSS. So when in August 1984, an investigation into bed and breakfast hotels reveals that a number of men who had claimed for lodgings are sleeping rough, the police decide to act. This fictional dramatisation puts the case of some of the people involved.


Writer: Mike Walker
Director: Jeremy Mortimer
Terry: Robin Summers
Jamie: Roy Hanlon
Geoff/Social worker: Paul Copley
Det Sgt Bristow: Steve Hodson
Peter Wilson: Struan Rodger
Det Chief Insp Nicholson: Geoffrey Matthews
Martin: Mark Straker
Chris: Paul Angelis
Maggie: Kate Binchy
Sandy/Clerk: Maggie McCarthy
Helen: Kay Stonham
Brian: Colin Starkey
George: Guy Holden
DHSS manager: William Eedle
Wyatt: Gordon Reid
BBC reporter: Christopher Douglas

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Christopher Bigsby Producer RICHARD BANNERMAN Editor THOMAS SUTCLIFFE


Presenter: Christopher Bigsby
Producer: Richard Bannerman
Editor: Thomas Sutcliffe

: A Book at Bedtime

Foreign Affairs by ALISON LURIE Read by HELEN HORTON and KERRY SHALE (6)


Unknown: Alison Lurie
Read By: Helen Horton

: The World Tonight

Presenter Alexander MacLeod
11.0 Headlines


Presenter: Alexander MacLeod
Editor: Blair Thomson

: Open University

11.30 Rudolf Otto 's Approach to the Holy
11.50 Voltaire and the Calas Affair


Unknown: Rudolf Otto

: * am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Using Unemployment A series for YTS students and school and college leavers, presented by CHRIS SERLE
12.30 1: Teachers' Programme Using the series and at 12.50
2: Survival Tactics Producer GRAHAM TAYAR
0 HELPLINES: page 69


Presented By: Chris Serle

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