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: News Briefing

: * Prelude

BBC Birmingham. Stereo

: Farming Today



Producers: Tim Finney
Producers: Rebecca Pow

: Prayer for the Day

with Bernard Jackson


Unknown: Bernard Jackson

: News

: On Your Farm

This week: Salmon Farming Presented and produced by Allan Wright
(Revised re-broadcast Monday 7.20pm)


Produced By: Allan Wright

: In Perspective

with John Harriott


Unknown: John Harriott

: Down to Earth

Mike Gilliam talks with Alan Titchmarsh


Talks: Mike Gilliam
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: News

8.10 Today's Papers

: Sport on 4

Tony Adamson meets some of the competitors and the personalities from the XIII Commonwealth Games.
There's also a report from Lord's where ENGLAND play NEW ZEALAND in the First Cornhill Test.


Unknown: Tony Adamson
Producer: Gordon Turnbull

: News

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

The antidote to panel games starring, in alphabetical order, Abeiklmooorrt adn Hillnorstuwy sv Aadeeeggmnrr adn Hijjknnnou
Chairman Humphrey Lyttelton, Colin Sell (piano)
Producer Paul Mayhew-Archer. Stereo
(Re-broadcast on Wednesday at 12.27pm)


Panellist: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Panellist: Willie Rushton
Panellist: Graeme Garden
Panellist: John Junkin
Chairman: Humphrey Lyttelton
Pianist: Colin Sell
Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer

: A Sideways Look At....

by Anthony Smith (R)


Unknown: Anthony Smith

: News Stand

Presented by David Bradbury Producer JENNY DANKS


Presented By: David Bradbury
Producer: Jenny Danks

: The Week in Westminster

Presented by George Jones , Political Correspondent of the Daily Telegraph Producer SHEILA COOK


Presented By: George Jones
Producer: Sheila Cook

: Loose Ends

unravelled, dangled or tied up by Ned Sherrin and the likes of Robert Elms, Victoria Mather and Stephen Fry.
Plus Nigel Farrell , who continues his Great Bus
Journeys of Our Time, and the Occasional Diary of Mat Coward Additional material by AUSTAIR BEATON


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Victoria Mather
Unknown: Stephen Fry.
Unknown: Nigel Farrell
Unknown: Austair Beaton
Producers: Lan Gardhouse
Unknown: Simon Shaw
Unknown: Cathie Mahoney

: From Our Own Correspondent



Producer: Margaret Hill

: Culinary Characters

(Details on Monday at 10.0 am)

: The News Quiz

Martyn Young joins Richard Ingrams of Private Eye, Gay Search joins Alan Coren of Punch, and Barry Took is once more in the chair.
Written and compiled by JOHN LANGDON and the producer HARRY THOMPSON. Stereo
(Re-broadcast on Monday at 6.30pm)


Unknown: Martyn Young
Unknown: Richard Ingrams
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: John Langdon
Producer: Harry Thompson.

: News

: Devon Journeys

Tom Salmon sets out on the first of six journeys through Devon. He follows the river Torridge to Bideford then crosses the sea to Lundy.


Unknown: Tom Salmon

: The Afternoon Play

Voyages by TED MOORE
Lat- February 1939, a small town on the north-east coast of England. Lizzie Scott, three months pregnant and widowed eight hours, joins her relatives, all unsettled by the death and the talk of war.
Directed by TONY CUFF BBC Manchester. Stereo


Unknown: Ted Moore
Directed By: Tony Cuff

: British Liars in America

Ray Boston traces the link between the contemporary American investigative journalist and a group of 'foreign liars' who left Britain for the USA in the 1790s.

: Options

4.0 Ray Gosling Gets A Taste of.... Four languages of universal importance spoken in Britain 2: Urdu Ray Gosling meets RALPH RUSSELL , Emeritus Reader in Urdu at London University, and visits the London edition of the Urdu newspaper the Daily Jang. Producer JENNY LO (R) For free information leaflet send a SAE (81 x 12) to: A Taste of...., [address removed]
4.30 Not Another Diet Programme The first of six programmes DR ALAN MARYON DAVIS presents a practical guide to getting the best out of your food. Not Another Diet! Alan is joined by JACKIE APPLEBEE, the cookery writer, to provide advice on healthier eating. Producer SARAH ROWLANDS BBC Birmingham (R) For free information pack, send a SAE (81 12.22p stamp) to: Not Another Diet [address removed]
5.0 Modern European Authors 3: Jean-Paul Sartre BENYON JOHN , of the University of Sussex, talks about the life and work of one of Europe's most outstanding men of letters and ideas. With MICHAEL BRYANT as Sartre and KILL BALCON as Simone de Beauvoir additional readings by NATASHA PYNE and GORDON REID Producer ALAN WILDING (R)
5.30 Back on Course All over Britain mature people of all ages are 'going back to school' to pick up new skills and improve job prospects. MARGARET KORVING talks tO some of them.


Unknown: Ray Gosling
Unknown: Ralph Russell
Producer: Jenny Lo
Unknown: Dr Alan Maryon Davis
Unknown: Jackie Applebee,
Producer: Sarah Rowlands
Unknown: Jean-Paul Sartre
Unknown: Benyon John
Unknown: Michael Bryant
Unknown: Natasha Pyne
Unknown: Gordon Reid
Producer: Alan Wilding
Talks: Margaret Korving

: The Saturday Feature

Who Needs Adventure?
Adventure-training conjures up images of hearty outdoor types that go back to the early days of scouting. In fact adventure-training for leadership, initiative and possibly employment is becoming more important in the education of young people. But is enough being done, and enough spent? Derek Wilson talks to youths and youth leaders from all parts of the world, and to HRH The Prince of Wales.
Producer BRIAN MILLER. BBC Bristol (Re-broadcast on Wednesday at 11.0am)
• INFO: page 79


Talks: Derek Wilson
Producer: Brian Miller.

: In Keeping with Tradition

Continuing his enquiries into the crafts of the keeper,
Keith Allan travels to the Outer Hebrides to find
Jude Whitehouse , housekeeper in a sporting lodge on the Isle of Lewis.


Unknown: Keith Allan
Unknown: Jude Whitehouse

: The Living World

Of Sex and Styrofoam Boxes Peter France reports on Operation Green Turtle.

: Week Ending

Satirical sketches on the week's news

: News

With CHARLOTTE GREEN including Sports Round-up


Unknown: Charlotte Green

: Stop the Week with Laurie Taylor

Producer MICHAEL EMBER. Stereo


Music By: Peter Skellern
Producer: Michael Ember.

: Saturday-Night Theatre

A Darkening of the Moon by JAMES FOLLETT
On a Scout outing in the mid-50s author James Follett was pushed into a gorse bush. His eyes were scratched and infected, and from the age of 14 until a successful operation four years later, he was blind.
Although the characters are fictional, the play is based upon his experiences.
Directed by SHAUN MACLOUGHLIN BBC BristoL Stereo
(Re-broadcast on Monday at 3.0pm)


Unknown: James Follett
Unknown: James Follett
Directed By: Shaun MacLoughlin
Young Stephen: Graham Blockey
Adult Stephen: Blain Fairman
Donna: Bonnie Hurren
Penny: Jenny Funnell
Mike: Shaun Prendergast
Dr Kaplan: Wiluam Eedle
Mother: June Barrie
Father: George Parsons
Carol: Tessa Worsley
Mrs Keith: Melinda Walker
Mary: Sarah Benfield
Nurse: Natasha Pyne
Dr Scranton: Paul Nicholson
Shrimpton: David Learner

: Baker's Dozen

Presented by Richard Baker Producer JANE BEVAN. Stereo


Presented By: Richard Baker
Producer: Jane Bevan.

: Thriller!

A Very Private Enterprise by ELIZABETH IRONSIDE , abridged in seven parts by BRIAN GEAR Read by Lewis Fiander
5: The Guardian of the Gold
Producer PAMELA HOWE. BBC Bristol


Unknown: Elizabeth Ironside
Unknown: Brian Gear
Read By: Lewis Fiander
Producer: Pamela Howe.

: News

: Evening Service

Father, 0 hear us (BBC HB 260); Daniel 9, vv 1-11; Turn thy face from my sins (Attwood); Father of heaven, whose love profound (BBC HB 290). Stereo

: The Good Book

Brian Redhead continues his biblical route-march from Eden to Armageddon.
4: The Path to Kingship
This week he examines the Bible's most startling U-turn as the followers of Moses the kingbreaker choose a royal road to Jerusalem. Is there a message behind Samson's unwanted haircut and Sisera's tent-peg-shattered head? Have the Philistines been the victims of a smear campaign? And why has the kingship of a shepherd king with good aim and sometimes weak morals provided a royal ideal which still survives today? Readers BERNARD JACKSON
(Re-broadcast Thursday 10.0am LW)


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Readers: Bernard Jackson
Readers: David Garth.
Readers: Tessa Worsley
Unknown: Michael Wakelin
Producer: Frances Gumley

: Science Now

Presented by Peter Evans


Presented By: Peter Evans

: Don't Stop Now - It's Fundation

Stereo (Details on Friday at 12.27pm)

: * am News

followed by an interlude

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