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: News Briefing

: * Prelude

Music selected by Michael Ford BBC Birmingham. Stereo

: Farming Today



Producers: Allan Wright
Producers: Tim Finney

: News

7.10 Today's Papers

: On Your Farm

Farmers and other country dwellers tackle the topics which are most on their minds. Producer UZ RIGBEY BBC Birmingham

: In Perspective

with Rosemary Hartill


Unknown: Rosemary Hartill

: Down to Earth

Mike Hollingworth talks to Alan Titchmarsh


Talks: Mike Hollingworth
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: News

8.10 Today's Papers (Broadcastat 7.10am)

: Sport on 4

Tony Lewis returns to serve up an appetising variety of sporting topics for your breakfast-time digestion.


Unknown: Tony Lewis

: News

: After Henry

starring with and 8: Going Away
Written by SIMON BRETT


Written By: Simon Brett
Producer: Pete Atkin
Sarah: Prunella Scales
Eleanor: Joan Sanderson
Russell: Benjamin Whitrow
Clare: Gerry Cowper
Alison: Mary Maddox

: Bolshol Tyshinsky No 26

Further reminiscences from
Bill Campbell (Villi the Clown) about his friends in the Soviet Union, where he lived for 45 years until 1977. A Dog's Life


Unknown: Bill Campbell

: News Stand

Ian Hislop presents a personal review of the weekly magazines and assesses their coverage of recent events.


Unknown: Ian Hislop
Producer: Susan Snailum

: The Week in Westminster

Peter Riddell , Political Editor of the Financial Times, reviews the past week. Producer EMILY BUCHANAN


Unknown: Peter Riddell
Producer: Emily Buchanan

: Pick of the Week

with Margaret Howard Stereo

: From Our Own Correspondent

Reflections on life and politics abroad from the BBC's worldwide team of foreign correspondents. Producer ZAREER MASANI


Producer: Zareer Masani

: A Small Country Living

Presented by Jeanine McMullen (Details on Monday at 10.0am)


Presented By: Jeanine McMullen

: Quote...Unquote

(Details on Monday at 6.30) Stereo

: News

: Any Questions?

The Rt Hon Kenneth Clarke , mp Mary Goldring
Professor Laurie Taylor
The Rt Hon Roy Jenkins , mp


Unknown: Kenneth Clarke
Unknown: Mary Goldring
Unknown: Professor Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Roy Jenkins

: The Afternoon Play

Tea at Gunters by PAMELA HAINES adapted for radio by CHERRY COOKSON withand
In the late 1940s, the annual trip from Leeds to London to take tea at Gunters was Winifred's only link with her past.
She clings to it, dreams what might have been but for the First World War, and tries to live her dreams through her daughter Lucy.
Directed by KAY PATRICK


Unknown: Pamela Haines
Radio By: Cherry Cookson
Directed By: Kay Patrick
Lucy: Angela Down
Winifred: Isabel Dean
Gervase: Haydn Jones
Peter: John Hollis
Nell: Anne Jameson
Juliet: Marilyntaylerson
Richard: Basil Moss
Quentin: Terry Scully
Bob: Roger Gartland
Mrs Ingleson: Janet Henfrey

: Radio Active

... in Australia with Helen Atkinson Wood Angus Deayton
Michael Fenton-Stevens
Geoffrey Perkins , Philip Pope


Unknown: Helen Atkinson Wood
Unknown: Angus Deayton
Unknown: Michael Fenton-Stevens
Unknown: Geoffrey Perkins
Unknown: Philip Pope

: Options

3.0 In all Fairness The Question of Race For almost 20 years British law has forbidden racial discrimination. Yet many British citizens remain disadvantaged because of the colour of their skin. SUSAN MARLING finds out where discrimination is still prevalent and asks how it might be overcome. Producer CHRISTOPHER STONE
3.30 Back on Course MARGARET KORVING meets students training in new occupational skills. Producer GORDON HUTCHINGS
4.0 New for Old In the fourth of six programmes about new enterprises and occupational patterns, STUART BECKWITH investigates the prospects for small businesses founded upon innovative ideas. Producer GORDON HUTCHINGS
4.30 Euromagazine Edition française (2) 'C'est bizarre, c'est chouette' - c'est Ie Centre Pompidou DANIEL PAGEON demande aux visiteurs ce qu'ils pensent du Centre et de ses expositions. II y en a une qui consiste en 50 tonnes d'eau! Presente par nicole CHURCH Realise par MICK WEBB


Unknown: Susan Marling
Unknown: Margaret Korving
Producer: Gordon Hutchings
Unknown: Stuart Beckwith
Producer: Gordon Hutchings
Unknown: Daniel Pageon
Unknown: Mick Webb

: The Plain People

A Portrait of the Amish Joe and Lavina Beachy live in the materialistic USA but go to church in a horse and buggy, burn oil lamps and spurn anything 'worldly'.
Bernard Jackson visits the Beachys and other members of the normally private and wary Amish community in Sugar
Creek, Ohio, and for a week lives their plain life. What motivates these Christians to forgo all the comforts and conveniences of modern technology? Are the Amish eccentric left-overs from a romanticised past, or do they display a soundness of faith that enables them to 'live for heaven'?
(Repeatedon Wednesday at 11.0am)
0 HEAR THIS! page 14


Unknown: Amish Joe
Unknown: Lavina Beachy
Unknown: Bernard Jackson
Producer: John Newbury

: Words by Hart

The final programme of songs by Rodgers and Hart that perhaps you don't know. Sung by Julia Sutton and Lindsay Benson with Gordon Langford (piano) Don Lawson (drums) and Lenny Bush (bass)
Presented by Leslie Sands Written by DENNIS MOORE and LESLIE SANDS Producer ALAN OWEN


Sung By: Julia Sutton
Sung By: Lindsay Benson
Piano: Gordon Langford
Piano: Don Lawson
Piano: Lenny Bush
Presented By: Leslie Sands
Written By: Dennis Moore
Producer: Alan Owen

: The Uncommon Touch

Ian Skidmore goes in search of the unusual.
(Details on Tuesday at 9.30pm)

: Wildlife

Presented by Derek Jones


Presented By: Derek Jones

: Week Ending


: News

With CLIVE ROSLIN including Sports Round-up

: With Great Pleasure

D. M. Thomas presents his choice of poetry and prose.
(Details on Friday at 9.5 am) Stereo


Unknown: D. M. Thomas

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson

Conversation inspired by current public and private preoccupations.
Producer MICHAEL EMBER. Stereo


Producer: Michael Ember.

: Baker's Dozen

Richard Baker presents a selection of words and music on record, reviewing old favourites, introducing the less-familiar and including some recent releases.
Producer JANE BEVAN. Stereo


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Jane Bevan.

: Saturday-Night Theatre: Game of Chance

by Frederick Bradnum
with Gordon Dulieu as Donald Riddle, Janet Maw as Prudence and Stephen Thorne as Gardener

Riddle is a loner who gets involved in more than he bargained for - with unimaginable results.


Writer: Frederick Bradnum
Director: Graham Gauld
Donald Riddle: Gordon Dulieu
Prudence: Janet Maw
Gardener: Stephen Thorne
Bush: Simon Hewitt
Lenning: Brian Smith
Prime Minister: Carol Marsh
Home Secretary: Jeffry Wickham
Lady Gwen: Anne Jameson
Mrs Puttock: Gwen Cherrell
Mrs Offcut: Tessa Worsley
Mrs Trigger: Catherine Willmer
Escott: Shaun Prendergast
Havnic: Martin Friend
Klim: Ronald Herdman
Dufy: Arnold Diamond
Whale: Graham Blockey

: News

: Evening Service

Be thou my guardian (BBC HB 135); Jesu, the very thought of thee (Wood); Acts 9, w 19-31;
Loving shepherd (BBC HB 194) Stereo

: Animal Language

5: Raspers and Scrapers
Using sophisticated recording equipment, researchers have discovered that a multitude of hard-bodied invertebrates communicate with sound. John Mercer , University
College, Galway; Ken Norris ,
University of California at Santa Cruz; David Pye , University College, London, and George Uetz , University of Cincinnati, eavesdrop on the underwater conversations of spiny lobsters, ghost crabs, snapping shrimps and caddis fly larvae, and the 'love calls' of spiders.
Narrator David Attenborough Written and produced by MICHAEL BRIGHT
BBC Bristol Stereo


Unknown: John Mercer
Unknown: Ken Norris
Unknown: David Pye
Unknown: George Uetz
Narrator: David Attenborough

: Science Now

Presented by Peter Evans
What is happening in science? A weekly review of discoveries and developments from the world's leading laboratories.


Presented By: Peter Evans

: The Million Pound Radio Show

You could win £l million by completing this sentence:
'If I win a million pounds I will give it away to
Andy Hamilton , Nick Revell and....' Cheque presented by Penelope Nice and Jasper Jacob
Cheque written by ANDY HAMILTON and NICK REVELL Competition judge
PAUL MAYHEW ARCHER whose decision is final and totally unfair


Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Nick Revell
Presented By: Penelope Nice
Unknown: Jasper Jacob
Written By: Andy Hamilton
Written By: Nick Revell
Unknown: Paul Mayhew Archer

: * am News

followed by an interlude
Supplementary medium wave reception is available in some areas.
Further details: page 69

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