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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

A meditation for the beginning of a new day

: 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 Read by CUVE ROSLIN
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: John Timpson
Unknown: Roger Parry
Read By: Cuve Roslin

: News

: Midweek: Libby Purves

and another selection of conversational curiosities. Producer VICTOR LEWIS SMITH Stereo


Producer: Victor Lewis Smith

: Gardeners' Question Time

visits Devon where members ot the Lustleigh Horticultural
Society put their questions to
Geoffrey Smith , Clay Jones and Dr Stefan Buczacki
Questionmaster Les Cottington BBC Manchester


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Clay Jones
Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Les Cottington

: Morning Story

Love Me Do by JOHN SAUL
Read by Crawford Logan
'I love you, Diane.... Only I can t agree with you over
Paul McCartney ... No, I would not jump through a ring of fire for you, are you mad? What John Lennon would have done for
Yoko Ono is hardly relevant....' Producer BARBARA CROWTHER (Crawford Logan is in 'The Mousetrap' at St Martin s Theatre, London)


Unknown: John Saul
Read By: Crawford Logan
Unknown: Paul McCartney
Unknown: John Lennon
Unknown: Yoko Ono
Producer: Barbara Crowther
Producer: Crawford Logan

: Daily Service

nem. p 89; Spirit of mercy, truth and love (BBC HB 163); Psalm 145, w 1-10; Ephesians 1, w 15-23; Father, in whom we live (BBC HB 166) Stereo

: The Message In the Bottle

'The first gin epidemic was in the 1720s, 30s and 40s. Then there came another about 100 years later. I think that now we'reinthethroesofthethird epidemic.' (DR MAX GLATT ) The third epidemic is bringing with it a rash of liver disease, broken marriages, absenteeism, violence, road accidents, psychiatric problems, and a bill for nearly £1,500 million a year.
Yet attempts to deal with it have been largely sporadic and often ineffective.
Geoff Watts examines the causes and effects of excessive drinking.
Producer GEOFF DEEHAN (Revised repeat)


Unknown: Dr Max Glatt
Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Geoff Deehan

: In Keeping with Tradition

In the first of six programmes
Keith Allan learns the secrets of toe keeper's craft. This week he goes to St Andrews, the home of golf to consult Walter Wood. head greenkeeper whose job includes the care of the world-famous Old Course. Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Keith Allan

: You and Yours

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


by LEN DEIGHTON dramafeed in eight parts by MICHAEL BAKEWELL
6: A Safe House for Moscow
Two men have broken into a German computer and discovered something called
'Operation Siegfried'. Then they are murdered. Boyd Stuart suspects his own people and tries to resign. But you don t resign from the Secret Service.
Directed by PETER WALKER


Unknown: Len Deighton
Unknown: Michael Bakewell
Unknown: Boyd Stuart
Directed By: Peter Walker
Boyd Stuart: Trevor Nichols
Sydney Ryden: David Garth
Max Breslow: Bernard Hepton
Willi Kleiber: Clifford Rose
Prime Minister: Bernard Brown
Project chairman: Bruce Boa
Sevmour: William Roberts
Kalkhoven: Stuart Milligan
: Wvn Louhtrsch
Parker: Colin Starkey
Kitty: Melinda Walker
Secretary: Garard Green

: The World at One: News

Presented by Sir Robin Day


Presented By: Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Adelaide's Naughty Granny 3: Sand and Sunshine by HILARY SHARPE


Unknown: Hilary Sharpe

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week:
Buchi Emecheta, one of Britain's leading black writers Joanna Godden (3)


Unknown: Joanna Godden

: The Afternoon Play

Valentine's Days by JAMES PARKINSON and JOHN OWEN
The future seems set fair for that impecunious old rascal, the Major, for is he not to marry the wealthy widow Capaldi? The answer could well be a dismal 'no' unless he can foil the evil machinations of the cunning Captain Hinds!
Directed by DAVID JOHNSTON Stereo


Unknown: James Parkinson
Unknown: John Owen
Directed By: David Johnston
Major Valentine: Timothy West
Mrs Olive Capaldi: Jo Kendall
Reggie Seymour: Peter Wickham
Captain Hinds: David Sinclair
Janet: Narissa Knights
Edwards: Adrian Egan

: Time for Verse

Greek Myths
A series of six programmes compiled and presented by Alexis Lykiard
1: Encounters with the Sun -Icarus and Phaethon
Producer ALEC REID BBC Bristol


Presented By: Alexis Lykiard
Presented By: Bernard Brown
Readers: Robin Summers

: File on 4

: Story Time

Across the Limpopo (8)

: 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

Half an hour of reports from the BBC newsmen around the world with LAURIE MACMILLAN including Financial Report


Unknown: Laurie MacMillan

: 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

The last of a series in which Larry Harris talks to well-known people about what was going on in the world at the time of their birth. This week:
David Gower , the England cricket captain, born 1 April 1957
Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham


Talks: Larry Harris
Unknown: David Gower

: Forbidden Knowledge

The paranormal has always attracted a good press. Even when rational explanations have been offered for some of the strange happenings, people still want to believe. In this series of six programmes Bob Couttie examines some of the phenomena and discusses the evidence for and against. 1: To Geller and Back Producer ALEC REID BBCBristol
0 FEATURE: page 8


Unknown: Bob Couttie
Producer: Alec Reid

: Music from the People

5: Beyond the Rock Island Line In 1903 Cecil Sharp and Ralph Vaughan Williams both collected their first folk songs, starting what has become known as the Folk Song Revival in England. The second wave of this revival, dating from the 1950s, owes more to performance than composers. It was inspired not by classical musicians but by a banjo player in the Chris Barber Trad Jazz Band. His name was
Lonnie Donegan.
With Johnny Handle Wally Whyton Cyril Tawney
Tony Davis , Shirley Collins and Ewan MacColl
Written and presented by Jim Lloyd
Producer GEOFFREY HEWITT BBC Birmingham. Stereo


Unknown: Lonnie Donegan.
Unknown: Johnny Handle
Unknown: Wally Whyton
Unknown: Cyril Tawney
Unknown: Tony Davis
Unknown: Shirley Collins
Unknown: Ewan MacColl
Presented By: Jim Lloyd
Producer: Geoffrey Hewitt

: Analysis

Reforming Mr Bloodsucker
Paying taxes is never pleasant, but it does not have to be unfair as well. The Government has made some changes and promises more, but it is not the root and branch reform of the tax system some are demanding. Mary Goldring looks at why the changes are called for and how far the Government could go if it really tried.


Unknown: Mr Bloodsucker
Unknown: Mary Goldring
Producer: David Levy

: The Cambridge Buskers

A musical diversion with Michael Copley and Dag Ingram and their busking guests Michael Murray and His Educated Kettle
Additional material JOHN LANGDON Additional production
DANNY GREENSTONE. Stereo (First broadcast on Radio 2)


Unknown: Michael Copley
Unknown: Dag Ingram
Unknown: Michael Murray
Unknown: John Langdon
Unknown: Danny Greenstone.

: Kaleidoscope

Nigel Andrews presents tonight's edition which includes interviews, news and reviews of books, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions. Producer JOHN POWELL


Unknown: Nigel Andrews
Producer: John Powell

: A Book at Bedtime

Young Gemini
Actor Alec McCowen reads the first of three extracts from his autobiographical account of his early life.
1: Alive and Living in Tunbridge Wells Producer JOHN TYDEMAN


Unknown: Alec McCowen
Producer: John Tydeman

: The World Tonight

Presented by Philip Short
11.0 Headlines


Presented By: Philip Short

: Open University

11.30 Modem Art: Uhde and Kahnweiler Sales
11.50 Lissue: A Hospital School

: * am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

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