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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends, weather

: 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
7.20* Your Letters
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: Peter Donaldson

: News

: Tuesday Call:[number removed]

Can you learn to sail at any age? What sort of a boat should you buy if you've got a young family? How dangerous a sport is it? What doyoudoifthe boat capsizes?
Sue Richards, sailing instructor at the National Sailing Centre, Cowes, and John Driscoll ,
National Sailing Coach for the Royal Yachting Association, Join Jenni Mills to answer your questions.
Produced by the Woman's Hour unit Lines open from 8.0am


Unknown: John Driscoll
Unknown: Join Jenni Mills

: From Our Own Correspondent

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


Producer: Zareer Masani

: Morning Story

A Thief in the House Dy PAT BURCHARD
Read by June Barrie
'Mum thinks that all us kids should have a pet to take care of. It teaches us a sense of responsibility.'
Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol


Read By: June Barrie

: Daily Service

NEM. p 97; At the name of Jesus (BBC HB 120); Magnificat;
Philippians 2, w 1-10; 0 praise ye the Lord (BBC HB 279) Stereo

: Thirty-Minute Theatre Half-Term

"The happiest times of my life were spent here on winter afternoons. The fire bright in the grate. Unlimited tea and cake. We'd read plays, discuss novels.' ... But Major Hayes's friendly visit to his old English teacher isn t quite what it seems.
Directed by MATTHEW WALTERS Stereo


Unknown: R. A.
Directed By: Matthew Walters
Mr Henty: John Horsley
Major Hayes: Adrian Egan
Grace: Barbara Atkinson

: Wildlife

Jim Flegg , David Streeter and Keith Corbett tackle questions put by an audience in Tunbridge Wells, Kent. Presented by Derek Jones Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol


Unknown: Jim Flegg
Unknown: David Streeter
Unknown: Keith Corbett
Presented By: Derek Jones
Producer: John Harrison

: 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
Second Round: North
Chairman Robert Robinson Kenneth Burton
(assistant travel manager)
Patrick Rye (British Telecom accounts clerk)
DrWeland Stone
(consultant physician) Eric Hookway
(local government officer) 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 IAN GILUES Producer RICHARD EDIS


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Kenneth Burton
Unknown: Eric Hookway
Unknown: John P. Wynn
Producer: Richard Edis

: The World at One: News

Presented by Sir Robin Day


Presented By: Sir Robin

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Adelaide's Naughty Granny 2: Spring Cleaning

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor SinglenessWhich best
Selfish or sensible? Which best describes those who live alone? jenny DANKS investigates the single state, with those who have chosen it and those who have had it thrust upon them. Joanna Godden (2)


Unknown: MacGregor Singlenesswhich
Unknown: Joanna Godden

: The Afternoon Play

To Mine Own Self by PAM TICKELL
Constance idolises her husband and dreams of a perfect marriage, but one evening she witnesses an event which is to change her whole life.
Directed by MARTIN JENKINS. Stereo


Unknown: Pam Tickell
Directed By: Martin Jenkins.
Constance: Helena Breck
Edward: Christopher Scott
Ellen: Helen Worth
Mama: Tessa Worsley
James: Simon Hewitt
Emily: Lucinda Smith
Clarence: David Learner
Mary-Jane: Karen Archer

: Getting Off Heroin

More and more young people are being tempted to experiment with heroin. Some become firm addicts and for them the consequences are severe. But how can they be helped, and what kind of experience are they likely to go through?
Frances Donnelly talks to former addicts and to people who work in treatment centres about the process of breaking the habit. For anyone caught up in heroin the real problem is not so much to cleanse the body as to commit the mind - to face reality and take charge.
As one man puts it: 'I liked being not myself.


Talks: Frances Donnelly

: Story Time

Across the Limpopo (7)

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Valerie Singleton continued on VHF/FM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Valerie Singleton

: The Six O'Clock News

with CLIVE ROSLIN including Financial Report

: The Travelling Show


: News

: The Archers

: File on 4

Major issues, changing attitudes, important events at home and abroad
Reporter Stuart Simon Producer JOHN DRURY Editor BRIAN WALKER BBC Manchester


Reporter: Stuart Simon
Producer: John Drury
Editor: Brian Walker

: Medicine Now

Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care - from the research laboratory to the GP's surgery.


Unknown: Geoff Watts

: 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 second of four programmes Gordon talks to his class-mates about their education, and asks a former teacher from Ellison Street, Neville West, how typical their experiences have been.


Presenter: Gordon Cooper
Interviewee: Neville West
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]tines open 8.30-10.0pm
Free quarterly bulletin from
[address removed] (Send four large SAEsfor a year's supply)


Presented By: Peter White

: Work and I

Veteran broadcaster Harry Soan reflects on some of the jobs he's tackled over the years. 2: A Trade
BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Harry Soan

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Paul Allen


Presented By: Paul Allen
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: A Book at Bedtime

Foreign Affairs by ALISON LURIE abridged in 12 episodes by DOREEN MAHON
(Starting tomorrow: Young Gemini by Alec McCowen )


Unknown: Alison Lurie
Unknown: Doreen Mahon
Read By: Helen Horton
Producer: Maurice Leitch
Unknown: Alec McCowen

: The World Tonight

Presenter Alexander MacLeod
11.0 Headlines


Presenter: Alexander MacLeod

: Open University

11.30 Open Forum: Students' Magazine
11.50 Music interlude

: News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

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