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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Johnston McKay

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and John Timpson
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With MICHAEL PREST
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: Michael Prest
Read By: Peter Donaldson
Unknown: John Inverdale

: News

: Midweek with Libby Purves

Matutinal conversation of an angular kind


Producer: Victor Lewis Smith.

: Gardeners' Question Time

This week the team travels to Bedfordshire where members of the Biggleswade and District Gardening Club put their queries to Dr Stefan Buczacki , Fred Downham and Geoffrey Smith. Chairman Clay Jones Producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester


Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Fred Downham
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith.
Producer: Diana Stenson

: Morning Story

A Change of Scene by ANDREA ENDREWEIT TRACY Read by Freda Dowie
All her life Mrs Hadleigh had bowed to her husband's wishes. Now she is on her own.... but who is the man in the blue cravat who shares her day by the sea.... ?


Unknown: Andrea Endreweit Tracy
Read By: Freda Dowie
Unknown: Mrs Hadleigh
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: Daily Service

nem, p 5; Jesus shall reign (BBC HB 460); Gloria in excelsis Dec; John 14, vv 1-13; Ye boundless realms of joy (BBC HB 483). Stereo

: For Schools

11.0 Music Workshop The Great Numbers Shenanigan (1) with IAN HUMPHRIS Producer PETER HUTCHINGS
11.25 Junior Drama Workshop 1: Barley Street Dump Under Threat! Written by ALAN LAMBERT Stereo
11.45 New series Singing Along Singing for enjoyment with beginner's guitar accompaniments Presented by DAVID HYDE and BARBARA SWEENEY Stereo


Unknown: Ian Humphris
Producer: Peter Hutchings
Written By: Alan Lambert
Presented By: David Hyde
Presented By: Barbara Sweeney

: Dancing a Hornpipe in Fetters

In this series of six programmes Suzanne Burden reads from the journals and letters of the 19th-century actress Fanny Kemble. 3: A Trip on the New Railway Compiled by MONICA GOUGH Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Suzanne Burden
Unknown: Fanny Kemble.

: You and Yours

Reports on topical issues and how they could affect you and your family
Presented by John Howard


Presented By: John Howard

: Around the World in 25 Years

Johnny Morris recalls some of : the places he has visited and the people he has met in a quarter of a century of jaunting. This week: Yugoslavia


Unknown: Johnny Morris
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: The World at One: News

Presented by Sir Robin Day


Presented By: Sir Robin

: The Archers

: For Schools

• 1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: Waldo's Magic Garden by BARRY REEVES (R)
2.5 Looking at Nature Wasteland. Stereo
2.20 Discovery Me and My Family by BOB DOCHERTY Presented by FLOELLA BENJAMIN Producer FIONA SHORE
2.40 Pictures in Your Mind (Poetry) Water in the Pipes by KATHY HENDERSON (R)
2.50 Something to Think About Hans Millerman by BERNADETTE WATTS adapted by PADDY BECHELY (R)


Garden By: Barry Reeves
Unknown: Bob Docherty
Presented By: Floella Benjamin
Producer: Fiona Shore
Unknown: Kathy Henderson
Unknown: Hans Millerman
Unknown: Bernadette Watts
Adapted By: Paddy Bechely

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week: the actress Glenda Jackson Serial: How Was It For You? 2: Kitchen Made


Unknown: Glenda Jackson

: The Afternoon Play The Hind Leg

Each time Madge leaves Leeds to visit her son in London, the gap between north and south widens a few feet. An admirably independent and outspoken widow, she has a proper disregard for all things metropolitan. But she is superstitious, a trait she shares with a star whose path she crosses....
Directed by TONY CLIFF BBC Manchester Stereo


Unknown: Matthew Irwin
Directed By: Tony Cliff
Madge: Avis Bunnage
Alan: Brian Smith
Eileen: Annaris
Arthur: Gerry Kersey
Martin: Brian Trueman
Jenny: Helen Atkinson Wood

: English Now

David Crystal returns with another series of the programme for anyone interested in the English language.
Whether it's a Japanese plane landing at Rome, or a Brazilian plane leaving Cairo, the international language of the air is English. Or is it?
David Crystal investigates and talks to Captain Mike Clark , Chairman of BALPA. Producer ALAN WILDING
0 INFO: page 77


Unknown: David Crystal
Unknown: David Crystal
Unknown: Captain Mike Clark
Producer: Alan Wilding

: News

: File on 4

: Kaleidoscope Extra

Audible Scenery
More and more theatre productions now use specially composed music, as well as lighting, costume and design, to achieve a desired atmosphere. Natalie Wheen talks to musicians and directors about the special requirements of this audible scenery.


Talks: Natalie Wheen
Producer: John Boundy

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Susannah Simons
continued on VHFIFM5.5O-5.55pm

: The Six O'Clock News

Half an hour of reports from the BBC correspondents around the world including Financial Report


Unknown: Bryan Martin

: First Night Impressions

Robert Cushman presents his personal view of the British theatre during his period as drama critic of The Observer from 1973 to 1984. 2: Actors
He talks to
Claire Bloom, Judi Dench
Michael Gambon , Terry Hands Derek Jacobi , Trevor Nunn
Jonathan Pryce , Bob Sherman Donald Sinden with performance extracts from King Lear (MICHAEL GAMBON and ANTONY SHER: DONALD SINDEN and MICHAEL WILLIAMS )
Cyrano de Bergerac (DEREK JACOBI)
Tales from Hollywood (MICHAEL GAMBON and PHILIP LOCKE ) The Good Companions (JUDI DENCH)
Producer JONATHAN JAMES-MOORE (Re-broadcast tomorrow at 12.27pm)


Unknown: Robert Cushman
Unknown: Judi Dench
Unknown: Michael Gambon
Unknown: Terry Hands
Unknown: Derek Jacobi
Unknown: Trevor Nunn
Unknown: Jonathan Pryce
Unknown: Bob Sherman
Unknown: Donald Sinden
Unknown: Michael Gambon
Unknown: Donald Sinden
Unknown: Michael Williams
Unknown: Michael Gambon
Unknown: Philip Locke
Producer: Jonathan James-Moore

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm)

: In Business

Peter Smith brings you topical views and stories from shopfloors and boardrooms across the country.
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 9.5 am)


Unknown: Peter Smith
Producer: Margaret Budy

: Groundswell

Hugh Sykes begins the latest series of Groundswell with an examination of motorways and their environmental impact.
Are the long-term effects as bad as residents and pressure groups had initially feared?
Plus news of a threat from an unexpected source. The
Rhododendron ponticum is not indigenous, has hardly any predators and is becoming a blooming nuisance in, among other places, Northern Ireland and north Wales.
(Re-broadcast next Saturday)


Unknown: Hugh Sykes

: Tales from Paradise

The last of six programmes Moving On
June Knox-Mawer recalls the last days of the official British presence in the 'paradise' of the South Pacific. A story of give and take, of change and fond farewells.
Producer JULIAN HALE. Stereo
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at U.O am)


Producer: Julian Hale.

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Just Impediment by TONY WHITTAKER. Stereo


Unknown: Tony Whittaker.

: Adventure

A weekly series for those interested in adventure pursuits - in the hills, in the air, on or under water; or from the comfort of an armchair
Mike Hollingworth takes a look at new ideas, topical events and controversy.
This week: Airship Piloting


Unknown: Mike Hollingworth

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen presents tonight's edition, which includes interviews, and news and reviews of films, books, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.
(Rev re-broadcast tomorrowat4. 35pm)


Unknown: Paul Allen
Producer: Carroll Moore

: A Book at Bedtime

Mr Wakefield 's Crusade (8)


Unknown: Mr Wakefield

: The World Tonight

Presented by Alexander MacLeod
National and international news, background, analysis and comment


Presented By: Alexander MacLeod

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's international business report; market trends

: Open University

11.30 Propaganda and the Civil War
11.50 Social Sciences: Grapevine

: * am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

CSE English
12.30 Prejudice in Arthur Miller 's 'The Crucible' Compiled and presented by COLIN DAVIS with readings by MARGOT LEICESTER and CORIN REDGRAVE Producers JOAN GRIFFITHS and JANET WHITAKER and at 12.50 Friendship in John Steinbeck 's 'Of Mice and Men ' Compiled and presented by KARA MAY with readings by WILLIAM ROBERTS


Unknown: Arthur Miller
Presented By: Colin Davis
Presented By: Corin Redgrave
Producers: Joan Griffiths
Producers: Janet Whitaker
Unknown: John Steinbeck
Unknown: William Roberts

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