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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Donald Hilton.

: Today

Presented by Peter Hobday 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
7.20* Your Letters
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: Peter Hobday
Presented By: John Timpson
Unknown: Bob Finigan
Read By: Pauune Bushnell

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

An opportunity for listeners to express their views and question the experts.
Produced by the Woman s Hour unit Lines open from 8.0 am

: Morning Story

Read by Dillwyn Owen
'Now, there's two certain sins that trespass against the laws of St Peter for a priest....' Producer HERBERT WILLIAMS BBC Wales


Read By: Dillwyn Owen
Unknown: St Peter
Producer: Herbert Williams

: Daily Service

NEM, p 25; Fill thou my life (BBC HB 271); Psalm 82;
Ephesians 2, vv 1-11; My God, accept my heart this day (BBC HB 356). Stereo

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Getting Used to It by MARILYN MORRIS
Dean and Lester are on the dole, but this doesn't stop them dreaming of travel to far-away places. Their dreams are foiled when Dean gets a job ... a really lousy job.
Directed by ROBERT COOPER BBC Manchester
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 9.0pm)


Unknown: Marilyn Morris
Directed By: Robert Cooper
Dean: John Basham
Lester: Malcolm Raeburn
Mr Mann: Randal Herley
Bingo caller: Bert Gaunt
Mr Lewis: Geoffrey Banks
Bombed bingo player: Paula Tilbrook
Fat Mars: Judith Barker
May: Eileen O'Brien
Arlene: Euzabeth Rltson
Rose: Catherine Doherty

: For Schools

11.0 Time and Tune 25: The Prehistoric Monster Show Presented by JOHNNY MORRIS Stereo
11.20 Time to Move Insects: The Insect Parade Presented by TIM MUNRO (R)
11.40 Musicianship: Early Stages (25) Presented by DOUGLAS COOMBES Stereo


Presented By: Johnny Morris
Presented By: Tim Munro
Presented By: Douglas Coombes

: The Living World

A magazine edition
Presented by Peter France Producer MICHAEL BRIGHT BBC Bristol
(Re-broadcast next Saturday)


Presented By: Peter France
Producer: Michael Bright

: You and Yours

Presented by Pattie Coldwell


Presented By: Pattie Coldwell

: Brain of Britain 1986

A nationwide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete to become this year's Brain of Britain. First Round: North
Chairman Robert Robinson Martin Woodhead (wholefood grocer)
Philip Drake (teacher) Ian Wallace
(chartered accountant)
The programme includes Beat the Brains, in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants.
Programme devised by JOHN p. WYNN Questions set by IAN GILLIES
Producer RICHARD EDIS. Stereo
(Re-broadcast on Thursday at 6.30pm)


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Martin Woodhead
Unknown: Philip Drake
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Unknown: John P. Wynn
Unknown: Ian Gillies
Producer: Richard Edis.

: The World at One: News

Presented by Sir Robin Day


Presented By: Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Comer Today's story: Mahagiri, the Indian Elephant by HEMALATA (R)
2.5 History: Not So Long Ago Into the Future by ROY APPS and MARYA BURGESS (R)
2.25Popalong(5) Presented by ROY CASTLE Written by ROBERT PENMAN Stereo
2.40 Pictures in Your Mind (Stories) The Dolphin and the Ring by RUTH MANNING SANDERS adapted by EDWARD KELSEY (R)


Unknown: Marya Burgess
Presented By: Roy Castle
Written By: Robert Penman
Unknown: Ruth Manning Sanders
Adapted By: Edward Kelsey

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week:
David Blunkett , Labour leader of Sheffield City Council
Take My Husband - Please!
The alternative cabaret circuit is alive with women stand-up comics. Is their humour a continuation of the male tradition, or are they creating something new?
Lynn Armstrong meets some of the new comediennes, including Helen Lederer.
Serial: Among the Quiet Folks by JOHN MOORE abridged in seven parts by DELIA PATON
Read by Douglas Blackwell 7: Cherry Ripe
(Music: Summer is 'icumen' in) (Starting tomorrow: Sisters by Rite' by Joan Lingard )


Unknown: David Blunkett
Unknown: Lynn Armstrong
Unknown: Helen Lederer.
Unknown: John Moore
Unknown: Delia Paton
Read By: Douglas Blackwell
Unknown: Joan Lingard

: The Afternoon Play

The Cotswold Order
A comedy by ROBIN BROOKS
Being an account of the strange and divertingly diverse events that elevate the humble rustic, Joss, from jack of all trades
(mostly devious) to become the Archbishop of 'The Cotswold Order of Evangelignites'
(definitely devout and 'C ofE' for short).
Directed by DAVID JOHNSTON Stereo
(Angela Crow is in 'Stepping Out' at the Duke of York's 's Theatre, London)


Comedy By: Robin Brooks
Directed By: David Johnston
Unknown: Angela Crow
Joss Whatton: Peter Tuddenham
his 'companion': Angela Crow
Wilf: Arnold Diamond
The Rev Witlock: John Church
The Rev Duneen: Nick Brmle
Dorcas: Natasha Pyne
Mrs Bickerslade/Blossom: Sheila Grant
Squire: Bernard Brown
MannieCresswell: David Garth
The Rev Pym: Jonathan Tafler
Edie Cummings: Avril Clark

: News

: The Local Network

Paul Heiney , with the help of the BBC's Local Radio newrooms all over the country, gets a fresh perspective on a topic of current interest. Producer DAVID BENNETT Editor TIM PITT
INFO: page 101


Unknown: Paul Heiney
Producer: David Bennett
Editor: Tim Pitt

: Kaleidoscope

: PM

Presented by Valerie Singleton and Robert Williams continued on VHF/FM5.50-5.55pm

: The Six O'Clock News

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


Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: The Spy Who Came in From the Cold

by JOHN LE CARRE (6) Stereo


Unknown: John Le Carre

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)

: File on 4

Major issues, changing attitudes, important events at home and abroad.
Reporter Helen Boaden Producer JOHN DRURY Editor BRIAN WALKER BBC Manchester
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.5pm)


Reporter: Helen Boaden
Producer: John Drury
Editor: Brian Walker

: Medicine Now

What's new in medical science? How well are the doctors looking after us? Is our money being spent to best effect? Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care - from the research laboratory and the operating theatre, to the dentist's chair and the GP's surgery.
(Re-broadcast on Thursday at 10.0am)


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Nicholas Morgan

: The Tuesday Feature: The Steam Ship 'Uganda'

Launched in 1952, the SS Uganda was one of the last ocean-going liners to be built in the old tradition of style and elegance. Her brass fittings and teak decks gleamed as she sedately made her way along the East Africa run for the British India Steam
Navigation Company.
By the end of the 1960s the great era of sea travel was long over and the SS Uganda began a new life as a school ship on cruises around the Mediterranean.
Perhaps her finest hour came in 1982 when she was requisitioned by the Ministry of Defence to serve as a hospital ship in the Falklands conflict.
Ivan Howlett traces the history of the SS Uganda by starting with a visit to Cornwall and the empty hulk lying at anchor in the quiet River Fal.
The full binaural effect can only be received by listening with stereo headphones


Presenter: Ivan Howlett
Producer: Andrew Parfitt

: In Touch

News, views and information for people with a visual handicap. Presented by Ian MacRae Producer THENA HESHEL
Listeners can phone with enquiries and comments relating to the programme on [number removed]. Lines open from & 30 to 10. 0pm Free quarterly bulletin from:
Room 816, Broadcasting House, London WM LAA.
(Send four 8J x 12SAEsfor a year's supply)


Presented By: Ian MacRae

: A Sideways Look At ...

by Anthony Smith


Unknown: Anthony Smith

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Paul Allen Producer CARROLL MOORE


Presented By: Paul Allen
Producer: Carroll Moore

: A Book at Bedtime

Under the Net (2)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Alexander MacLeod


Presented By: Alexander MacLeod

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's international business report; market trends

: Open University

11.30 Open Forum: Students' Magazine
11.50 Science: The Story of DDT

: * am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Voix de France: French VI
7: L 'education Compiled by GEOFFREY BRArTHWAiTE


Unknown: Geoffrey Brarthwaite

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