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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: John Gilyead

: 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
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thoughtfor the Day


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: John Timpson
Unknown: Bob Finigan
Read By: Laurie MacMillan

: More Wrestling Than Dancing

3: Growing Up With a Bang

: News

: Midweek: Libby Purves

Conversation's answer to
'A trip to the moon on gossamer wings'.


Producer: Victor Lewis Smith.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Clay Jones calls on the expertise of Dr Stefan Buczacki, Geoffrey Smith and Les Jones to answer listeners' queries.
Questions, on postcards only please. to: Gardeners' Question Time, BBC, [address removed]
BBC Manchester


Presenter: Clay Jones
Panellist: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Panellist: Geoffrey Smith
Panellist: Les Jones
Producer: Diana Stenson

: Morning Story

Nothing to Worry About by M.W. JACKSON-COX
Read by John Westbrook
When the children fail to turn up at the end of the day, the parents are frantic. Then they return with a simple explanation ... but how simple is it? Producer MITCH RAPER


Read By: John Westbrook
Producer: Mitch Raper

: Daily Service

nem, p 118; 0 worship the Lord
(BBC HB 267); Psalm 47; Isaiah 60, w 1-6,19; Brightest and Best (BBC HB 63). Stereo

: Station of the Stars

Radio Luxembourg invented the disc jockey and produced many top broadcasters, including Noel Edmonds , who tells the story from its beginnings in the 1930s. Producer ROY SAATCHI BBC Birmingham (R)


Unknown: Noel Edmonds
Producer: Roy Saatchi

: For Schools

11.0 Music Workshop Ol" Brer Rabbit Again! (1) With IAN HUMPHRIS Producer PETER HUTCHINGS. Stereo
11.25 Junior Drama Workshop 1: The Oregon Trail Leaving Home (R)
11.45 Radio Club


Unknown: Ian Humphris
Producer: Peter Hutchings.

: Teach Yourself News-speak

William Davis offers you mastery of the media's messages by eliciting explanations from the erudite. Producer JANET THOMAS


Unknown: William Davis
Producer: Janet Thomas

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard


Presented By: John Howard

: The Mystery of the Blue Train: 2: The Blue Train

by Agatha Christie, dramatised in six parts by Michael Bakewell
With Maurice Denham as Hercule Poirot, Janet Maw as Katherine Grey and Robert Beatty as Rufus Van Aldin

The Blue Train takes the rich and the famous to their beloved Riviera and is one of the great romantic trains in the world.
But on this particular journey it could also be the most exciting and mysterious, for on board are a set of legendary rubies... and the legendary Hercule Poirot!
(Boradcast on Sunday at 7.0pm)


Author: Agatha Christie
Dramatised by: Michael Bakewell
Director: David Johnston
Hercule Poirot: Maurice Denham
Katherine Grey: Janet Maw
Rufus Van Aldin: Robert Beatty
Derek Kettering: Anthony Smee
Ruth Kettering: Avril Clark
Major Knighton: Michael Deacon
Mason: Pauline Letts
Chubby: Jonathan Owen
Monsieur Caux: Adrian Egan
Pavett: David Learner
Train conductor: Richard Durden
Gendarme: Ronald Herdman

: The World at One: News

Presented by Sir Robin Day


Presented By: Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner VICTORIA WOOD reads Captain Betty and the Pirates (3) by JOE DUNLOP
2.5 Looking at Nature Winter World (RV) Stereo
2.20 Quest Jesus
1: Jesus Through the Ages (RV) Presenter ROSEMARY HARTILL Producer GEOFF MARSHALL-TAYLOR Stereo
2.40 Pictures in Your Mind (Poetry): Marvellous Birds by PADDY BECHELY Music by DOUGLAS COOMBES (R)
2.50 Something to Think About The Caretaker's Story by COLIN DAVIS (R)


Unknown: Joe Dunlop
Presenter: Rosemary Hartill
Producer: Geoff Marshall-Taylor
Unknown: Paddy Bechely
Music By: Douglas Coombes
Story By: Colin Davis

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week: top PR woman Lynne Franks. Serial: Crampton Hodnet (7)


Unknown: MacGregor Guest
Unknown: Lynne Franks.
Unknown: Crampton Hodnet

: The Afternoon Play

Anglers by neil SHENTON Frank 's unconventional methods of running the local angling club come under threat - will Frank survive?
Directed by CAROLINE SMITH BBC Manchester Stereo


Unknown: Shenton Frank
Directed By: Caroline Smith
Frank: David Ross
Dennis: Roy Barraclough
Javed: Kaleemjanjua
Jimmy: Louis Emerick
Terry/Jump Leads: Chris Larner

: Time for Verse

The first in a series in which Graham Webster presents poems about the theatre. Actresses


Readers: Hugh Dickson
Readers: Christopher Scott
Producer: Alec Reid

: News

: Kaleidoscope Extra

Fairly Uncertainly Ever After How should books for children introduce them to the harsher realities of life? Michael Rosen and Pat Triggs discuss new books with Chris Powling.


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Unknown: Pat Triggs
Unknown: Chris Powling.
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: PM

Presented by Susannah Simons and Robert Williams continuedon VHFIFM5.5G-5.55


Presented By: Susannah Simons
Presented By: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

With BRIAN PERKINS including Financial Report

: Transatlantic Quiz

More high kicks and pirouettes from the Brains Trust
Formation Display Team. Irene Thomas and John Julius Norwich challenge a United States team of writer Shana Alexander and Brendan Gill , theatre critic of The New Yorker. Questionmasters
Gordon Clough and Louis Allen Researcher BERNICE COUPE Producer ALASTAIR WILSON BBC Manchester
(Re-broadcast tomorrowat 12.27pm)


Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: John Julius Norwich
Unknown: Shana Alexander
Unknown: Brendan Gill
Unknown: Gordon Clough
Unknown: Louis Allen
Unknown: Researcher Bernice
Producer: Alastair Wilson

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)

: Influences

A series in which Bernard
Rutherford talks to two people with a common link about what's influenced their lives.
Today he's in conversation with Jeffrey Archer and The Rt Hon Roy Hattersley , mp. 'It's interesting how we're both influenced by our parents. One does wonder if we'd literally swapped places, whether I would have ended up a Socialist Member of Parliament and Roy would have ended up
Conservative.' (JEFFREY ARCHER ) Producer CAROLE STONE BBCBristol Stereo
(Re-broadcast tomorrowat 9. 35am) 0 HEAR THIS! page 13


Unknown: Jeffrey Archer
Unknown: Roy Hattersley
Unknown: Jeffrey Archer
Producer: Carole Stone

: Choices for Voices

2: Staying There
Operatic bass Robert Lloyd continues his investigation into the careers of singers and, with a little help from his friends, considers the hazards of success. Producer DANIEL SNOWMAN. Stereo


Bass: Robert Lloyd
Producer: Daniel Snowman.

: A Very Superior Baby

To any parents a first child is very special, but to the Johnsons of Los Angeles their three-month-old son is also very superior. He's the 'product' of an extraordinary genetic experiment designed to enhance the number of highly-intelligent people in future generations. The story is set in California
(where else?) at the Repository of Germinal Choice, a sperm-bank holding contributions from Nobel Prize-winners and other outstanding men.
Marjorie Lofthouse meets Dr Robert Graham , the eccentric millionaire who founded the Repository, and examines its operations.
Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 11.0 am)


Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse
Unknown: Dr Robert Graham

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Without Fire by WALLY K. DALY Stereo


Unknown: Wally K. Daly

: Wives of the Great Composers

First often programmes A variation on the theme
Lives of the Great Composers, presented by Fritz Spiegl
This not wholly frivolous look at the role played by the spouses of some of the great composers speculates on whether their music might have turned out differently, had it not been for the woman at their shoulder. Among those appearing:
Mrs Gesualdo , the two Mrs Bach , Mrs Mozart ,
Mrs Schumann (Clara Wieck),
Mrs Elgar , the two Mrs Wagner , Mrs Alma Mahler ,
Mrs Percy Grainger. ...
Producer PIERS BURTON PAGE (First broadcast on BBC World Service)


Presented By: Fritz Spiegl
Unknown: Mrs Gesualdo
Unknown: Mrs Bach
Unknown: Mrs Mozart
Unknown: Mrs Schumann
Unknown: Mrs Elgar
Unknown: Mrs Wagner
Unknown: Mrs Alma Mahler
Unknown: Mrs Percy Grainger.
Producer: Piers Burton

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Natalie Wheen Producer RICHARD BANNERMAN
(Rev broadcast tomorrow at 4.35pm)


Presented By: Natalie Wheen
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: A Book at Bedtime

Vice Versa (8)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Alexander MacLeod


Presented By: Alexander MacLeod

: A Better Brew

In Britain there are more than a thousand different brands of beer offering the widest range of stouts, ales and lagers in the world. Many brewers employ processes that have remained virtually unchanged for the last 500 years, but some are adopting a more scientific approach to improving the quality and consistency of their products. Colin Tudge examines what is in store for the traditional pint of ale by talking to the scientists and industrialists who are trying to change it. (R)


Presenter: Colin Tudge
Producer: Julian Brown

: * am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

English Resources 16 Plus
12.30 The Bronte Sisters (RV) Script by BRIAN WILKS and at 12.50 Wordsworth (RV) Script by DR T.T. MCCORMICK Stereo


Script By: Brian Wilks
Script By: Dr T.T. McCormick

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