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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

from the Royal Show at
Stoneleigh in Warwickshire Producers ALLAN WRIGHT and TIM FINNEY


Producers: Allan Wright
Producers: Tim Finney

: 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 With IAN ROBERTSON
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: John Timpson
Unknown: Roger Parry
Read By: Peter Donaldson
Unknown: Ian Robertson

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

Eyes and Eyesight
What do you know about your eyes and how to keep them healthy? Are exercises advisable and why are contact lenses so complicated? Is it necessary to test for signs of glaucoma? What are the new surgical techniques and are there ethical questions about operating for short-sightedness? Two ophthalmologists, Patrick Trevor Roper and Linda Ficker , answer your questions.
Barbara Myers is in the Chair. Produced by the Woman's Hour unit Lines open from 8.0 am


Unknown: Patrick Trevor Roper
Unknown: Linda Ficker
Unknown: Barbara Myers

: From Our Own Correspondent

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

: Morning Story

The Memory Man by DOUG MORGAN
Read by Gareth Armstrong
'A contest. In the Welfare Hall. A sort of quiz. We could match Wilf against your boy....' Producer HERBERT WILLIAMS BBC Wales


Read By: Gareth Armstrong
Producer: Herbert Williams

: Daily Service

NEM, p 13; 0 worship the King
(BBC HB 471); Psalm 99; 1 Samuel 2, vv 1-9; The King of love my shepherd is (BBC HB 475) 2 Stereo tn

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Mountain Mist by jIM HITCHMOUGH
A Fleet Street reporter comes to the Liverpool Garden Festival to do some muck-raking and finds the perfect story, a mountain of topsoil that's gone missing.
Directed by TONY CLIFF BBC Manchester. Stereo


Unknown: Jim Hitchmough
Directed By: Tony Cliff
Harris: Nicholas Fry
Maisie: Sue Jenkins
Alf Groves: William Maxwell
Editor: Peter Wheeler
Baskin: Brian Southwood

: Wildlife

The call of the cuckoo summons Derek Jones to examine another postbagof your Wildlife observations-but can he explain why rat is the flavour of the month in China?


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 in which listeners compete to become this year's Brain of Britain Second Round:
West and Midlands
Chairman Robert Robinson Richard Thompson
(industrial civil servant) Humphrey Temperley (farmer)
Hilary Aslett
(administrative officer) Richard Fife
(political agent)
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: Richard Thompson
Unknown: Humphrey Temperley
Unknown: Hilary Aslett
Unknown: Richard Fife
Unknown: John P. Wynn
Unknown: Lan Gillies
Producer: Richard Edis

: The World at One: News

Presented by Sir Robin Day


Presented By: Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Sons the Tomato (2)

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Dilly Barlow
Homefor Susan : life in a mental hospital, a long way from the people who care, seemed to be Susan's fate a year ago. But a strange web of events, a few small accidents, a question to Tuesday Call, and a lot of determined effort, have led to another home for Susan.
MARGARET HORSFIELD reports. Breakfast at Tiffany's (4)


Introduced By: Dilly Barlow
Introduced By: Homefor Susan

: The Afternoon Play

Twenty-Six in October by NORMAN WALLER with and George and Harry's business partnership, founded with high hopes at the end of World War 11, eventually collapsed into bitter enmity. A hasty challenge to race in a marathon seems destined to prove who is a success and who is a failure.
But there are more important things at stake. along with the crowds of the Plymouth Marathon, June 1985 Directed by ALEC REID BBCBristol. Stereo


Unknown: Norman Waller
Directed By: Alec Reid
George: Arnold Diamond
Harry: David Sinclair
Peggy: Anne Jameson
Charlotte: Ellen McIntosh
Alec: Andrew O'Brien
Mike: Graham Blockey
Valerie: Mellnda Walker

: The Angry Summers

The summers of 1926 and 1984 saw the two longest strikes in the history of the South Wales coalfield. They are remembered through miner and striker Idris Davies's The Angry Summer: A Poem of 1926 and the present-day voices of people from the Cynon Valley.
Original music composed and performed by FRANK HENNESSY Directed by ANGELA WILLIAMS Stereo
(First broadcast on Radio Wales)


Unknown: Bob Blythe
Unknown: Sue Jones-Davies
Unknown: Donna Edwards
Unknown: Dorien Thomas
Unknown: Frank Hennessy
Directed By: Angela Williams

: Story Time

Across the Limpopo (2)

: PM

Presented by Valerie Singleton and Gordon Clough


Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Presented By: Gordon Clough

: The Six O'Clock News

with CUVE ROSLIN 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 PAUL CAMPBELL Editor BRIAN WALKER BBC Manchester


Reporter: Roisin McAuley
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.


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Nicholas Morgan

: Ellison Street Revisited

In 1956 Gordon Cooper was among the youngsters at
Ellison Street Junior School photographed after passing their 11-plus exam.
This year they will be 40, having lived their lives in the welfare state introduced by the 1945 Labour Government.
Brought up on free milk and orange juice, they were the promise of post-war Britain - but what kind of people did that promise produce? What effects did the social, cultural and economic changes of the 60s and 70s have on their attitudes, actions and beliefs?
In the first of four programmes Gordon tracks down his classmates for a reunion after nearly 30 years.
Producer SARAH ROWLANDS 0 FEATURE: page 15


Unknown: Gordon Cooper
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 8.30-10.0pm
Free quarterly bulletin from
[address removed] (Send four large SAEs for a year's supply)


Presented By: Peter White

: Work and I

with Harry Soan


Unknown: Harry Soan

: 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: John Powell

: A Book at Bedtime

Foreign Affairs (7)

: The World Tonight

Presenter Alexander MacLeod
11.0 Headlines


Presenter: Alexander MacLeod

: Open University

11.30 Open Forum: Students' Magazine
11.50 Science: An Evolutionary Paradox

: * am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Using Unemployment Presented by CHRIS SERLE
12.30 3: Free and Available and at 12.50 4: Picking Up New Skills


Presented By: Chris Serle

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