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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 SIMON ROSE
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: Chris Lowe
Read By: Pauline Bushnell

: Lake Wobegon Days

Part 3

: News

: Midweek with Libby Purves

Producer IAN STRACHAN. Stereo


Producer: Ian Strachan.

: Picnics

The first of six programmes Missing a Lot in the River
'A skilful angler should be a general scholar. She should have a sweetness of speech to persuade and entice others to delight in an exercise so much laudable.'
Enticed by the sweet speech of members of the Jubilee Ladies' Fishing Club, Susan Marling found herself indulging in the abundant fruits of Evesham with less than scholarly results. Producer MARY PRICE BBC Bristol


Unknown: Susan Marling

: Morning Story: Ghost of Honour

by Pamela Hansford-Johnson
Read by Hugh Dickson
The ghost of Mr Dunbow could hardly be called hair-raising.
He plays the organ and is quite a talking-point for visitors. But for one guest, Mr Dunbow 's ghost is more than a match!


Author: Pamela Hansford-Johnson Reader: Hugh Dickson
Producer: Mitch Raper

: Daily Service

NEM, p 21; Christ, whose glory fills the skies (BBC HB 137); Te Deum laudamus; Luke 9, w 28-36; 'Tis good, Lord, to be here (EH 236). Stereo

: Last Words

Dr Anthony Clare reveals to
Ron Alldridge the three 'secrets of life' he would feel compelled to pass on to his nearest and dearest, if he knew he had but ten minutes left on earth.


Unknown: Dr Anthony Clare
Unknown: Ron Alldridge

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard


Presented By: John Howard

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Today's story: King Jolly at the Fair Stereo

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Serial:
The Custom of the Country (13)

: The Afternoon Play

The Valley of Trelamia by PETER REDGROVE
John writes books about unusual phenomena around the world, but has never penetrated 'our own mysterious Celtic back-yard': Cornwall. Here he finds Trelamia's Valley and a girl who lives at one with it ...
Directed by BRIAN MILLER BBC Bristol. Stereo


Unknown: Peter Redgrove
Directed By: Brian Miller
John: With James Aubrey
Rose: And Maggie Tarver
Clemence: Sarah Badel
Mrs Treviles: June Barrie
Joshua: John Church
Barman/Policeman: Graham Padden
Young man: Mark Audley

: African Encounters

Journalist Ferdi Dennis comes to the end of his five journeys in Mozambique. Maputo
Once an impressive Portuguese colonial trading-post, now the capital of a young Marxist state uneasily sharing a border with its powerful capitalist neighbour, South Africa.


Unknown: Ferdi Dennis
Producer: Marina Salandy-Brown

: News

: Dancing a Hornpipe in Fetters

In the first of six programmes
Suzanne Burden reads from the journals and letters of the 19thcentury actress, Fanny Kemble. 'That Devil of a Kemble!'
Compiled by MONICA GOUGH Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester (R)


Unknown: Fanny Kemble.
Unknown: Gough Producer Gillian

: Welsh Arts Week

The Demon of Creativity
The brilliant, rambling drunk is a stock character of Welsh writing from early days.... but it's also a model followed by writers themselves!
Patrick Hannan takes a wry look at the links between alcohol and creativity in Welsh literature.
Producer JANE DAUNCEY. BBC Wales


Unknown: Patrick Hannan
Producer: Jane Dauncey.

: PM

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

: The Six O'Clock News

With BRIAN PERKINS including Financial Report

: Trivia Test Match

A trivia game based on the rules of cricket
Umpire Brian Johnston Team Captains Tim Rice
Willie Rushton
Spinners Martin Jarvis William Franklyn
Groundsman PAUL SPENCER. Stereo (Re-broadcast tomorrow at 12.27pm) (Martin Jarvis is in 'Woman in Mind' at the Richmond Theatre. Surrey)


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Unknown: Tim Rice
Unknown: Willie Rushton
Unknown: Spinners Martin Jarvis
Unknown: William Franklyn
Unknown: Statisticians Peter Hlckey
Unknown: Malcolm Wiluamson
Unknown: Groundsman Paul Spencer.
Unknown: Martin Jarvis

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow atl. 1.40 pm)

: Safe in Our Hands?

(Details tomorrow at 9.5 am L W)

: Setting Sail

A word or two before you go with Sean Casey , Esther Clarke Len Clarke , John Fry
Michael Jack , Ivor Leverton Ray Rossen , Frank Sugg Jill Tweedie , John Tyrrell Alison Waley and Francis Watson
Compiled and produced by MALCOLM CLARKE and PIERS PLOWRIGHT in the BBC Radiophonic Workshop Stereo (R)


Unknown: Sean Casey
Unknown: Esther Clarke
Unknown: Len Clarke
Unknown: John Fry
Unknown: Michael Jack
Unknown: Ivor Leverton
Unknown: Ray Rossen
Unknown: Frank Sugg
Unknown: Jill Tweedie
Unknown: John Tyrrell
Unknown: Alison Waley
Unknown: Francis Watson
Produced By: Malcolm Clarke
Produced By: Piers Plowright

: A Mess of Secrets

We found that Section 2 was a mess. (THE FRANKS COMMITTEE, 1972) It was August 1911 when a new Official Secrets Act went through Parliament in half an hour. Since then there has been a long string of celebrated cases bringing the Act into disrepute, and there is now almost universal opposition to Section 2. Lord Scarman has said, 'I'd like to see it repealed lock, stock and barrel.'
James Naughtie marks a notorious 75th anniversary by looking at the Act and considering alternatives that might offer more freedom of information. Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 11.0 am)


Unknown: James Naughtie

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Cess and Tot by JAMES ROBSON


Unknown: James Robson

: A Night Out

The Night of the Dawn Offensive Second of five programmes in which Phil Smith goes prowling at unsociable hours. Producer LIZ JENSEN BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Phil Smith
Producer: Liz Jensen

: Welsh Arts Week

Mother's Tongue
Not Mother Tongue
What does the Welsh language mean to the writers in Wales who write in English? Why are so many of the younger ones learning Welsh? And yet, however fluent they become, is it impossible for them to write creatively in Welsh?
Wyn Thomas puts these points to some young poets, and discusses them with poet R. S. Thomas and novelist Emyr Humphreys.


Unknown: Wyn Thomas
Unknown: R. S. Thomas
Unknown: Emyr Humphreys.

: A Book at Bedtime

Under a Monsoon Cloud (8)

: The World Tonight

Presenter Alexander MacLeod


Presenter: Alexander MacLeod

: Open University

11.30 Draughtsmen and Craftsmen
11.50 Social Sciences: Grapevine

: The Mischief Makers

Five studies in talent and perversity
1: Baron Corvo (Fr Rolfe )
Frederick Rolfe managed to turn most of his friends and would-be helpers into implacable enemies. He spent his last years living in poverty and squalor in Venice, writing pornography and engaging in a publicly exhibitionist and sexually dissolute existence.
And yet this priest manque was a dedicated artist and a writer of near-genius.
Alec McCowen reads from his works, while Julian Symons
(whose brother wrote The Quest for Corvo), Donald Weeks and Peter Luke (who dramatised Hadrian VII) help Margaret Howard to trace the tragic life of this greatly talented, deeply flawed man.
Producer GRAHAM TAY AR (R)


Unknown: Fr Rolfe
Unknown: Frederick Rolfe
Unknown: Alec McCowen
Unknown: Julian Symons
Unknown: Donald Weeks
Unknown: Peter Luke
Unknown: Margaret Howard

: * am News

followed by an interlude

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