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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Augustine Harris

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and John Timpson
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With BOB FlNIGAN
7.0,8.0 Today's News
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: Bob Flnigan
Read By: Laurie MacMillan

: News

: For Schools

9.5 Noticeboard TONY BARNFIELD samples the Primary Music Course
9.10 A Service for Schools El Dorado Story by ARTHUR SCHOLEY
9.30 Secondary English 11-14 Introducing Susan Cooper (1)
9.50 First Steps in Drama 5: Saxons and Normans Learning to Live Together (3) by DEIRDRE GRIFFIN Presented by CRAWFORD LOGAN Stereo
10.10 Playtime (Broadcaston Monday at 2.5pm)
10.25 Maths - with a Story! Fractions Happy Birthday to Zoo! by GORDON SNELL


Story By: Arthur Scholey
Unknown: Susan Cooper
Unknown: Deirdre Griffin
Presented By: Crawford Logan
Unknown: Gordon Snell

: The Living World

Cool Clear Water....
... flowing over the green weed of a Hampshire chalk stream, trout, crayfish and maybe even an otter, are what Derek Jones hopes to find on this radio nature trail.
Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol
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Unknown: Derek Jones
Producer: John Harrison

: In Business

: The Autobiography of a Really Good Man

Augustus Carp Esq by Himself was published anonymously in 1924; now it is re-issued in paperback.
'The funniest unknown book in the world', says Robert Robinson.
'One of those little masterpieces which seem to pop up from nowhere', says Frank Muir.
Pamela Howe invites them to share their delight in the book, and talks to two daughters of. the mysterious author. BBCBristol (R)


Unknown: Robert Robinson.
Unknown: Frank Muir.
Unknown: Pamela Howe

: Morning Story

Tea at Five O'clock by JOHN STABLES
Read by Tony Bowers
Tea at five o'clock. Every day, whether he's hungry or not. One day, George rebels: he doesn't come in for tea.


Read By: Tony Bowers
Producer: David Jackson

: An Act of Worship

reflecting the issues of the day introduced from Broadcasting House, London. Stereo

: Ethiopia - A Hungry Year

Outside a Save the Children camp in northern Ethiopia, mothers wait for weeks until their children are thin enough to win the whole family admittance to the feeding programme inside. Tens of thousands still cluster around the bigger feeding centres at Korem and Makele, supplied by the greatest charity appeal in history.
On the anniversary of the BBC film that broke the story to the world, Anthony Smith reports from Ethiopia on how the country is coping and what might lie ahead.
(More reflections from Anthony Smith next Tuesday evening)


Unknown: Anthony Smith
Unknown: Anthony Smith

: For Schools

ll.ONoticeboard TONY BARNFIELD 'S mid-term bulletin of Secondary School Radio News
11.5 In the News Letters and tapes should be sent to: In the News, BBC School Radio. Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA Message machine [number removed]
11.30 Wavelength What Are You Worth? Rates of pay for Saturday jobs and school-leavers. Presenter ANDY PEEBLES Stereo


Unknown: Tony Barnfield
Presenter: Andy Peebles

: You and Yours

Presented by Pattie Coldwell


Presented By: Pattie Coldwell

: My Music


: The World at One: News

Presented by Sir Robin Day


Presented By: Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: The King, the Mice and the Cheese by NANCY AND ERIC GURNEY(R)
2.5 The Song Tree
5: The North Wind Blows, and Skeletons Talk Presenters ROSIE CROSS and BILL MARTIN from PYEWACKETT Written by BARRY GIBSON. Stereo
2.20 Living Language The Tree House Written and told by GEORGE LAYTON
2.40 Newscast A current affairs series for schools and colleges Presented by LIBBY FAWBERT


Written By: Barry Gibson.
Told By: George Layton
Presented By: Libby Fawbert

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor 'You get to feel like a professional foreigner.'
It's all part of thejob for BBC foreign correspondents to travel the world reporting on the coups and the crises which make the day's headlines. But what is it like for their wives coping with the sudden upheavals and the constant separations? How do they set about making a life for themselves and their children in Moscow or Peking, in Nairobi or Jerusalem? Their husbands' voices are all familiar to us, but today SONIA BEESLEY hears the female perspective.
Serial: The Bonsai Tree by MEIRA CHAND abridged in 12 parts by JACK SINGLETON
Read by Heather Bell (1)
'She'd met Jun at a party. Peter had introduced them. "Jun is from Japan, studying British textile methods.'"
* HEAR THIS! page 9


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Sonia Beesley
Unknown: Meira Chand
Unknown: Jack Singleton
Read By: Heather Bell

: The Afternoon Play

The British Abroad - an occasional series of plays Janine for radio Sylvia Symsby VERONICA RICHARDS based on the story by ALBERT CAMUS with Life with Edmund hadn't exactly been exciting and his proposal that she should accompany him on a business trip to the Algerian interior didn't imbue Janine with enthusiasm. But she found excitement and love in a most unexpected place. with BERNARD BROWN
Directed by JANE MORGAN Stereo


Unknown: Veronica Richards
Story By: Albert Camus
Unknown: Bernard Brown
Unknown: Gwen Cherrell.
Unknown: Christopher Scott
Unknown: David Sinclair.
Unknown: Stephen Tiller
Unknown: Melinda Walker
Directed By: Jane Morgan
Edmund: Alan Thompson
The Jackal: Michael McStay
Edmund's mother: Anne Jameson
Hotel manager: Robin Summers

: News

: Bookshelf

: Kaleidoscope

(Rev broadcast of yesterday 's programme at 9.45 pm)

: 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

With BRIAN PERKINS including Financial Report

: News

: The Archers

Written by JOANNA TOYE Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham


Written By: Joanna Toye
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Brian Aldridge: Charles Collingwood
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Hebden: Judy Bennett
Mark Hebden: Richard Derrington
David Archer: Timothy Bentlnck
Elizabeth Archer: Alison Dowling
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Joe Grundy: Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Grundy: Fiona Mathieson
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Bill Insley: Ted Moult
Nigel Pargetter: Graham Seed

: Any Answers?

Introduced by John Timpson Producer CAROLE STONE BBCBristol
Send your letters to: Any Answers? BBC. Bristol BS8 2LR


Introduced By: John Timpson
Producer: Carole Stone

: The UN - Rhetoric and Reality

4: Is There Life After 40?
The United Nations today is increasingly the subject of criticism from the West, and particularly the United States. Its failure to tackle some of the world's most pressing problems plus rhetoric, bureaucratic muddle, financial extravagance and inefficiency, all raise questions about the future of the world body. In the last of four programmes to mark the 40th anniversary of the UN,
Alexander MacLeod considers the prospects. Can the UN become more effective and less politicised? Can it reform itself in time to avoid the danger that it may finally fail? Producer TOM READ
A BBC World Service production

: Players

Written and narrated by Harold Pinter with Edward de Souza as Anew McMaster and Arthur Wellard
Harold Pinter's personal recollections of two great
'players' of the worlds of theatre and cricket.
Directed by CHERRY COOKSON . Stereo


Unknown: Harold Pinter
Unknown: Edward de Souza
Unknown: Arthur Wellard
Directed By: Cherry Cookson

: Serendipity on the Shropshire Union

Fred Basnett has his own reasons for being fond of canals: the pubs of course, and the dawdling, and the odd buildings ... And the people: 'You jus' travellin' thru'?
It was Cheshire's answer to Clint Eastwood ...

: Does He Take Sugar?

At the Peto Institute in Budapest, the home of Conductive Education, astonishing achievements are being made by severely handicapped children. Many we would consider condemned to a wheelchair for life in this country learn to walk and go to ordinary schools along with other able-bodied children.
Could Conductive Education be adapted in Britain to obtain the same results? Marlene Pease reports.


Unknown: Marlene Pease

: Glyn Worsnip

(Broadcaston Monday at 8.43 am)

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Christopher Bigsby
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.30pm)


Presented By: Christopher Bigsby
Producer: Thomas Sutcliffe

: A Book at Bedtime

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (4)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw


Presented By: Richard Kershaw

: * am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Horizons de France
12.30 4A: Restons Fran├žais - Si l'on Peut Written by MADELEINE LE CUNFF and at 12.50
4B: Les Tsiganes et Leur Musique Written and presented by TONY STAPLES


Written By: Madeleine Le Cunff
Presented By: Tony Staples

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