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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Donald Anderson

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and Chris Lowe
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With BOB FINIGAN
7.0,8.0 Today's News Read by clive ROSLIN
7.20* Your Letters
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Bob Finigan
Read By: Clive Roslin

: Lake Wobegon Days

Part 2

: 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 8.0am

: Morning Story

The Last Pub in the Docks by JOHN HARRISON
Read by Philip Rowlands
'It was one of the old sort, a big barn of a bar with little snugs and smokerooms off it. It had stained-glass windows to shame a church, and showy mirrors to embarrass a bawdy house....' Producer HERBERT williams BBC Wales


Unknown: John Harrison
Read By: Philip Rowlands

: Daily Service

nem, p 97, 0 word of God incarnate (BBC HB 191);
Psalm 19, w 7-15; Acts 13, w 13-25; Thanks to God whose word was spoken (bp82). Stereo

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Cess and Tot by JAMES ROBSON
Cess and Tot are refuse collectors - they do not consider themselves gravediggers. When they are detailed to dig the grave of the recently deceased gravedigger, they are not happy and things go dreadfully wrong.
Directed by CAROLINE SMITH BBC Manchester. Stereo
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 9. 0pm)


Unknown: James Robson
Directed By: Caroline Smith
Cess: Derek Smith
Tot: John Branwell
Head Sirrags: Keith Clifford
Vicar: Russfil Dixon

: The Living World

A magazine edition with news of wildlife and the countryside Presented by Peter France Producer MICHAEL BRIGHT BBCBristol
(Re-broadcast next Saturday)


Presented By: Peter France
Producer: Michael Bright

: You and Yours

Pattie Coldwell with the latest news and advice for consumers


Unknown: Pattie Coldwell

: Brain of Britain 1986

A nationwide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete to become this year's Brain of Britain. Semi-final 1:
London and South
Chairman Robert Robinson Mary Ann Ebert
(development worker)
Ted Gatt (museum archivist) Richard Pennicard (research chemist) Stephen Gore
(internal auditor)
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: Mary Ann Ebert
Unknown: Richard Pennicard
Unknown: Stephen Gore
Unknown: John P. Wynn
Unknown: Ian Gillies

: The World at One: News

Presented by Nick Worrell


Presented By: Nick Worrell

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Today's story: King Jolly on the Beach Stereo

: Woman's Hour

and Sue MacGregor invite you to join them for an action-packed session of ideas and emotions; paradigms and practicalities; fellowship and fun; news and views - some of them your own. Serial:
The Custom of the Country (12)


Unknown: Sue MacGregor

: The Afternoon Play

Will and Lou's Boy by ROSE TREMAIN
Will and Lou and their boy
Dougie live in a prefab. Their aspirations are small: to win the gardening competition; to get a flat with a dinette. It is 1948, a time for hope.
Directed by PENNY GOLD . Stereo


Unknown: Rose Tremain
Directed By: Penny Gold
Dougie: Jonathan Tafler
Will: Bryan Pringle
Lou: Rosemary McHale
Iffy: Natasha Pyne
Peppy: Jonathan Burn
Pat: Samantha Bond
Wedeburn Wicklens: Stephen Rashbrook
Mick: Allan McClelland

: News

: Soundings

A current moral or religious topic is examined.
Satan and All His Works
A crucial consideration at a recent headline-hitting trial was whether the accused was a Satanist. Respected clergy and other leading Christians testified in court that they believed in the Devil. Does
Satan really exist or has evil some other source?
Presented by Ted Harrison Producer CAROUNE DONNE Series editor JOHN NEWBURY (R) revised


Presented By: Ted Harrison
Producer: Caroune Donne

: Welsh Arts Week

One Man and His Choirs
This year marks an important anniversary for two of Richard Williams 's choirs: the Gentlemen Songsters, formed 35 years ago, and the children's/ladies' choir formed 21 years ago. Tonyrefail in South Wales boasts not only two but four choirs. Mums, dads, uncles and aunts and their children sing in individual choirs all under the baton of Richard Williams.
Brian Kay recently talked to him and members of his choirs at his home in Tonyrefail. Producer ALUN JOHN BBC Wales. Stereo


Unknown: Richard Williams
Unknown: Richard Williams.
Unknown: Brian Kay

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Susannah Simons
continuedon VHFIFM5.50-5.55pm

: The Six O'Clock News

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


Unknown: Pauline Bushnell

: Counterpoint

A general musical knowledge quiz in three movements Chairman Ned Sherrin Stereo


Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)

: Too Hot to Handle

The popular music on radio that has caused eyebrows to be raised over the past 50 years - does it still make us blush or otherwise offend our sensibilities in today's 'enlightened' society?
Compiled and presented by Gerry Davis. Stereo


Presented By: Gerry Davis.

: South-east Europe Journey

The first of four programmes
Orthodoxy: a Church Entrenched The Greek Orthodox Church is defending its traditions fiercely against the three Ss of the late 20th century - socialism, secularisation and sin.
In Greece itself, in Turkey, and in Yugoslavia the battles rage - and the fight is surprisingly even.
Julian Hale reports from the front lines.
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4. 15pm)


Unknown: Julian Hale
Producer: Anne Howells

: The Tuesday Feature

The Man, the Dog and the Worm Within
South Wales has long been famous for its valleys, mines and male-voice choirs, but now it is also known as a haven for an unpleasant parasitic disease. Geoff Watts goes to Brecon to meet some of the unfortunate hosts, both human and animal, and attempts to unravel the story of the men who own the dogs which eat the sheep which have the worm.


Unknown: Geoff Watts

: In Touch

News, views and information for people with a visual handicap. Presented by Peter White Producer THENA HESHEL
Listeners can phone with enquiries and comments relating to the programme on [number removed]. Linesopenfrom 8.30 to 0.0pm Free quarterly bulletin from:
In Touch. BBC. London WlA 4WW (Send four 81 x 12 saes for a year's supply)


Presented By: Peter White

: Writers on Blue Paper

A series often short stories from different parts of the world 5: Grandma's Earrings by the Indian writer MITAMUKHOPADHYAY
Read by Shireen Shah
Set in a village in Bengal before Independence, the troubles of one family are seen through the eyes of a child.
Producer JANE DAUNCEY. BBC Wales (First broadcast on BBC World Service)


Read By: Shireen Shah
Producer: Jane Dauncey.

: Welsh Arts Week

Gwyn Thomas - A New Reputation
Brilliant word-spinning and biting wit in public performance remain, for many, the lasting impressions of Gwyn Thomas , who died five years ago.
But Professor Dai Smith argues that it's now time to assess and to celebrate the writer's literary achievement.
(First broadcast on BBC Radio Wales)


Unknown: Gwyn Thomas
Unknown: Gwyn Thomas
Unknown: Professor Dai Smith
Producer: Richard Thomas

: A Book at Bedtime

Under a Monsoon Cloud (7)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Alexander MacLeod
National and international news


Presented By: Alexander MacLeod

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's international business report; market trends

: Open University

11,30 Open Forum: University Magazine
11.50 Social Sciences: Sovereignty

: Liszt at the Keyboard

It is unlikely that any other artist, excepting only Paganini, has the power to lift, carry and deposit an audience in such high degree. (ROBERT SCHUMANN) To mark the centenary of Liszt's death, on 31 July 1886,
John Amis explores the achievements of the great virtuoso with the help of Liszt's biographer Alan Walker , and asks two modem virtuosi, Alfred Brendel and Jorge Bolet , how they take up the challenge of recreating the music of the great pianist.
Reader Sylvestra Le Touzel Producer PHILIP JORDAN
A BBC Transcription Service recording


Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Alan Walker
Unknown: Alfred Brendel
Unknown: Jorge Bolet
Producer: Philip Jordan

: * am News

followed by an interlude

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