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: News Briefing

: Farming Week



Producers: Allan Wright

: Prayer for the Day


: Today

Presented by Sue MacGregor and Peter Hobday
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With BOB FINIGAN
7.0,8.0 Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thoughtfor the Day Editor JENNY ABRAMSKY


Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Presented By: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Bob Finigan
Read By: Bryan Martin
Editor: Jenny Abramsky

: The Week on 4

A look ahead with Peter Jefferson


Unknown: Peter Jefferson

: Glyn Worsnip

goes into the Sound Archives.... Producer HELEN FRY
(Re-broadcast on Thursday at 9.30pm)


Producer: Helen Fry

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

Famous faces and new voices meet for a not entirely serious talk about subjects that interest them and may surprise you.


Producer: Victor Lewis Smith.

: Culinary Characters

In the last of the series, Marjorie Lofthouse meets The Observer's food expert Jane Grigson , author of a collection of eminently readable cookbooks whose pages are a lyrical appreciation of good food. In her award-winning Vegetable Book she says of the cabbage, 'as a vegetable it has original sin and needs improvement. It can smell foul in the pot, linger through the house with pertinacity, and ruin a meal with its wet flab.
Cabbage also has a nasty history of being good for you.' Producer JULIA PARKER BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse
Unknown: Jane Grigson
Producer: Julia Parker

: Morning Story

Madame Zilensky and the King of Finland by CARSON MCCULLERS
Read by David March
Madame Zilensky is the latest recruit to an American college, thanks to Mr Brook. But Mr Brook has reasons to regret his choice! Producer MITCH RAPER


Unknown: Madame Zilensky
Unknown: Carson McCullers
Read By: David March
Read By: Madame Zilensky
Producer: Mitch Raper

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 21; Lord as I wake I turn to you
(Bp 50); Psalm 32; I John 1, v 1 - 2. v 3; I heard the voice of Jesus say (BBC HB 143) Stereo

: Down Your Way

The sound of the vicar blowing his own trumpet greets Brian Johnston when he arrives in East Leake in Nottinghamshire. It's an eight-foot 'shawm', once used as a megaphone to publish the banns of marriage.
Elsewhere in the village they have other things to shout about, like a museum in a garden shed and bell-ropes which stretch half-way round the world.
Producer JILL MARSHALL BBC Bristol


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Producer: Jill Marshall

: Poetry Please!

Presented by John Mole Readers tim PIGOTT-SMITH and ANGELA DOWN
Producer MARGARET BRADLEY BBC Bristol. Stereo
Requests to: Poetry Please! BBC. Bristol BS82LR


Presented By: John Mole
Readers: Tim Pigott-Smith
Readers: Angela Down
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: You and Yours

The only national radio programme for consumers
Presented by Pattie Coldwell Editor PAT TAYLOR


Presented By: Pattie Coldwell
Editor: Pat Taylor

: Counterpoint

A general musical knowledge quiz in three movements Chairman Ned Sherrin First Round: Heat 3 Alan Blackwood
(children's author) Pat Hawkins
(rest-home proprietor) Robert Eccles
(musical instrument repairer)
Programme devised and questions set by EDWARD COLE
Producer RICHARD EDIS. Stereo
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 6.30pm)


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Alan Blackwood
Unknown: Pat Hawkins
Unknown: Robert Eccles
Unknown: Edward Cole
Producer: Richard Edis.

: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Widlake Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presented By: Brian Widlake
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Walter Crumpton and Doris the Duck by KATE WILKINSON Read by CHRISTOPHER LILLICRAP Producer MARY KALEMKERIAN. Stereo


Unknown: Walter Crumpton
Unknown: Kate Wilkinson
Read By: Christopher Lillicrap
Producer: Mary Kalemkerian.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray Serial:
The Custom of the Country by EDITH WHARTON abridged in 15 episodes by MEG CLARKE
Read by Gayle Hunnicutt (6) Editor SANDRA CHALMERS


Presented By: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Meg Clarke
Read By: Gayle Hunnicutt
Editor: Sandra Chalmers

: The Afternoon Play

A Darkening of the Moon by JAMES FOLLETT. Stereo


Unknown: James Follett.

: Irish Arts Week

The first of ten reports on the Irish arts scene
The Davey Voyage
The composer Shaun Davey was born in Belfast in 1948. His music first came to public attention in 1977 when he wrote the songs for Stewart Parker 's
Catchpenny Twist. Since then he has written music extensively for television and radio. His first major work for orchestra was 'The Brendan Voyage', completed in 1980. In this he attempted to break down the rigid dividing line that usually exists between 'serious' and 'popular' music by mixing his original composition with traditional Irish folk tunes. He has continued this style in the latest orchestral suite
'Granuale', based on the 16th-century Irish woman pirate Grace O'Malley.
Shaun Davey talks to John Fairleigh about his life and work. Contributors include musicians Liam O'Flynn and Rita Connolly and the playwright Stewart Parker. Producer JUDITH ELLIOTT BBC Northern Ireland


Unknown: Shaun Davey
Unknown: Stewart Parker
Unknown: Grace O'Malley.
Talks: Shaun Davey
Unknown: John Fairleigh
Musicians: Liam O'Flynn
Musicians: Rita Connolly
Unknown: Stewart Parker.
Producer: Judith Elliott

: PM

Presented by Gordon Clough and Valerie Singleton Editor DEREK LEWIS continuedon VHFIFM5.50-5.55pm


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Six O'Clock News

With PETER DONALDSON including Financial Report


Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: The News Quiz


: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm)

: On Your Farm

(Revised broadcast of Sat at 7.15 am)

: Science Now

Presented by Peter Evans Producer NICHOLAS MORGAN (Re-broadcast next Saturday)


Presented By: Peter Evans
Producer: Nicholas Morgan

: The Monday Play: Conflict of Doves

Fifty years ago the black American athlete Jesse Owens dominated the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games, conceived by Hitler as a public display of Aryan superiority to be captured on film by Leni Riefenstahl. The emergence of the black athletes threw the Nazi leadership into confusion as they tried every way to lessen the impact and to undermine the true spirit of the Games.
Stereo (Re-broadcast next Saturday)
Hear This! page 22


Writer: David Buck
Director: Martin Jenkins
Adolf Hitler: John Castle
Leni Riefenstahl: Cheryl Campbell
Joseph Goebbels: Nigel Anthony
Avery Brundage: Don Fellows
Richard Strauss: Michael Gough
Rudolf Hess: Brian Hewlett
Reinhard Heydrich: Stuart Organ
Julius Streicher: John Hollis
Carl Diem: David Buck
von Tschammer und Osten: Bernard Brown
Werner March: Manning Wilson
Willi: Tim Reynolds
Max: Jonathan Tafler
Catering expert: Peter Howell
Anatole/Statistician: Andrew Branch

: Irish Arts Week

Ormonde's Glorious Hospitall In 1680 the Duke of Ormonde, inspired by Les Invalides in Paris, laid the foundation stone for a Royal 'Hospitall' at
Kilmainham, near Dublin.
Older than the Chelsea Hospital by two years, until 1929 it was also a home for 'poor, aged, maimed and infirm officers and soldiers'.
In recent times what is undoubtedly Ireland's finest 17th-century building was in disrepair. Now an award-winning restoration has given the Hospitall a new life as the National Centre for Culture and the Arts.
Producer CHRIS SPURR BBC Northern Ireland

: A Book at Bedtime

Under a Monsoon Cloud bVH.R. F.KEATING abridged in ten parts by ANDREW SIMPSON
Read by Sam Dastor (1)
Inspector Ghote has been sent to Vigatpore, a small police station, when 'Tiger' Kelkar arrives for a formal inspection and Ghote, to his horror, finds himself concealing a murder. Producer PETER KING


Unknown: Andrew Simpson
Read By: Sam Dastor
Producer: Peter King

: The World Tonight

Presented by David Sells Editor BLAIR THOMSON


Presented By: David Sells
Editor: Blair Thomson

: Open University

11.30 Marx, Engels and Manchester
11.50 Humour in Classical Music

: Persona Grata

Steve Race talks about three of his favourite humorous characters from fiction. Readers ANGELA DOWN and PETER JEFFREY
(Peter Jeffrey is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company)


Unknown: Peter Jeffrey
Producer: Margaret Bradley
Unknown: Peter Jeffrey

: *am News

followed by an interlude

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