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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and John Timpson
6.30,7.30,8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With BOB FINIGAN
7-0, 8.0 Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7.25* 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: John Timpson
Unknown: Bob Finigan
Read By: Bryan Martin

: A Child of the Jago

Part 3

: News

: In the Psychiatrist's Chair

Dr Anthony Clare talks to
Michael Korda - best-selling author, editor-in-chief of Simon & Schuster, the largest US publishing company, and nephew of Sir Alexander Korda. Researcher JENNY RIVAROLA Producer MICHAEL EMBER (R)


Talks: Dr Anthony Clare
Unknown: Michael Korda
Unknown: Sir Alexander Korda.
Unknown: Jenny Rivarola
Producer: Michael Ember

: Pennine Perspective

In the first of six programmes
Phil Smith explores the remoter reaches of the North Yorkshire Pennines to look at life from the viewpoint of people who live and work there. 1: Millstone Grit Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester (R)


Unknown: Phil Smith

: The State of the Vatican

Five documentary reports by Bernard Jackson
2: Treasures and Treasury


Unknown: Bernard Jackson

: Morning Story

News of the Engagement by ARNOLD BENNETT
Read by William Eedle


Unknown: Arnold Bennett
Read By: William Eedle
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: Daily Service

NEM, p 84; Christ is our corner-stone (BBC HB 258); Psalm 85, vv 1-7; Luke 19, w 37-45; City of God, how broad and far (BBC HB 173) Stereo

: Trams and Tramcar Enthusiasts

By 1962 the tramcar had all but disappeared from British streets. For many it had been a noisy cumbersome and old-fashioned mode of transport For the few it was not only the vehicle of the future, but a thing of love and beauty.
Martin Jenkins meets fellow enthusiasts, their wives, tram drivers and transport officials. With the sounds of tramcars here and abroad.
Producer JOHN THEOCHARIS (R) Stereo


Unknown: Martin Jenkins
Producer: John Theocharis

: In Keeping with Tradition

Keith Allan surveys the view from the Longstone lighthouse on the Farne Islands - once home of Grace Darling - and hears about the job of a lighthouse keeper today from Malcolm Macpherson.
BBC Manchester


Presenter: Keith Allan
Interviewee: Malcolm MacPherson
Producer: Gillian Hush

: You and Yours

Presented by Pattie Coldwell


Presented By: Pattie Coldwell

: Lord Jim

by JOSEPH CONRAD dramatised for radio in six episodes by KEITH DARVILL
Episode 2
Aboard the sinking SS Patna
Jim stands immobile, gazing at the rust-eaten sides of the ship that are only just holding back the ocean. He looks at the sleeping bodies. Eight hundred people, only seven boats. It seems there is nothing he can do.
Directed by GRAHAM GAULD


Unknown: Joseph Conrad
Directed By: Graham Gauld
Jim: With Simon Treves
Marlow: And David March
Patna skipper: Bernard Brown
Onslow: John Hollis
Brierly: Clifford Norgate
Chief engineer: Brian Smith
Donkey man: Christopher Douglas

: The World at One: News

Presented by Gordon Clough


Presented By: Gordon Clough

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

The Travelling Trimble Town Band (R)

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Guest of the Week: the novelist, Jane Gardam , whose book, Bilgewater is the new serial starting tomorrow.
Serial: Murder, MrMosley by JOHN GREENWOOD abridged in eight parts by DOREEN ESTALL
Read by STEPHEN THORNE (8) (Music: Glazunov's Saxophone Concerto)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Jane Gardam
Unknown: John Greenwood
Unknown: Doreen Estall
Read By: Stephen Thorne

: The Afternoon Play

No, Really, I've Given Up A comedy by SUE
RODWELL Peter is determined to give up smoking, and his wife Viv is convinced he is doing the right thing. But once he leaves the sanctuary of his home, he finds himself assailed by a bevy of beguiling tormentors.
Directed by MARGARET WINDHAM (R) Stereo


Unknown: Rodwell Peter
Directed By: Margaret Windham
Peter: Geoffrey Collins
Viv: Carole Boyd
Geoff: Michael Jenner
Terry: Nigel Graham
Penny: Jane Wenham
Sir Brian/Dr Forsythe/TV gardener/Cricket commentary: Ronald Herdman
Miss Robinson: Hilda Schroder

: Time for Verse

Greek Myths
A series of six programmes compiled and presented by Alexis Lykiard
5: A Vision of Beauty - Helen Readers BERNARD BROWN


Presented By: Alexis Lykiard
Readers: Bernard Brown
Readers: Gwen Cherrell

: Operatic Encounters

Edward Downes raises the curtain on some unexpected aspects of his work in opera. 3: Prompting . BBC Manchester (R)


Unknown: Edward Downes

: Books of the Century

Derek Parker talks to biographer Michael Holroyd about Lytton Strachey 's Eminent Victorians. Reader GARARD GREEN


Talks: Derek Parker
Unknown: Michael Holroyd
Unknown: Lytton Strachey
Producer: Dennis Simmons

: Story Time

Laugh with Leacock
3: An Arcadian Adventure with the Idle Rich

: PM

Presenters Susannah Simons and Robert Williams continued on VHF/FM 5.50-5.55


Presenters: Susannah Simons
Presenters: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

With DAVID SYMONDS including Financial Report

: 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 ' (Re-broadcast tomorrow at 12.27pm) Stereo


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

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)

: Origins

Wine for the Barbarians Malcolm Billings and Barry Cunliffe trace the route of the Roman wine trade from the villa estates of Tuscany to an Iron Age settlement on the Dorset coast. 2: Provence
Reader HUGH DICKSON Producer JOHN KNIGHT BBC Bristol (Rev R)


Unknown: Barry Cunliffe
Reader: Hugh Dickson

: Forbidden Knowledge

Bob Couttie continues his explorations into the paranormal.
5: The Scientific Approach Producer ALEC REID BBCBristol


Unknown: Bob Couttie
Producer: Alec Reid

: Music from the People

9: Electric Folk
The origins of electric folk go back to the mid-50s when singers were looking for fresh ways to accompany traditional songs. This area of the folk revival has taken the music both into the pop charts and the National Theatre. with Shirley Collins , Karl Dallas and Ashley Hutchings Written and presented by Jim Lloyd Producer GEOFFREY HEWITT BBC Birmingham. Stereo


Unknown: Shirley Collins
Unknown: Karl Dallas
Presented By: Jim Lloyd
Producer: Geoffrey Hewitt

: Creature Comforts

Calves kept in confined spaces lick themselves a lot more often than they need to for grooming. Pigs that are tethered in pens bite the bars repeatedly. This exaggerated behaviour causes many people concern, but are the animals really distressed? Colin Tudge examines how scientists are discovering what animals feel about the conditions they are subjected to on farms and in zoos.


Unknown: Colin Tudge
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: The Cambridge Buskers

Michael Copley , Dag Ingram and their guests The Glenn Müller Recorder Quintet
Additional material JOHN LANGDON Additional production DANNY GREENSTONE


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

: Welsh Arts Week

The Pig has Two Tales
The three requisites for a happy life, so an Aberystwyth landlady once said, are 'Day trippers, students and a pig for the bad times'. A short account of the part the pig has played in Welsh history with Gareth Lewis Christine Pritchard
Dyfan Roberts and Wyn Williams.
Written and directed by ANGELA WILLIAMS BBC Wales


Unknown: Gareth Lewis
Unknown: Christine Pritchard
Unknown: Dyfan Roberts
Unknown: Wyn Williams.
Directed By: Angela Williams

: A Book at Bedtime

Lady Addle Remembers edited by MARY DUNN abridged in eight parts by DONALD BANCROFT
Read by MARGOT BOYD (8) Producer PAMELA HOWE BBCBristol(R)


Edited By: Mary Dunn
Unknown: Donald Bancroft
Read By: Margot Boyd
Producer: Pamela Howe

: The World Tonight

Presenter Alexander MacLeod
11.0 Headlines


Presenter: Alexander MacLeod

: Open University

11.30 Modern Art: Vorticism
11.50 Management and the School

: Diversions

In the second of six programmes Derek Lewis introduces recordings of Tito Gobbi ,
Luciano Pavarotti ,
Lauritz Melchior , Anna Moffo and other singers of the operatic stage and the concert platform from their explorations of the popular music repertoire.
0 HEAR THIS! page 13


Introduces: Derek Lewis
Unknown: Tito Gobbi
Unknown: Luciano Pavarotti
Unknown: Lauritz Melchior
Unknown: Anna Moffo

: * am News

followed by an interlude

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