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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

An interview with a prominent figure in the agricultural industry, followed by a five-day weather forecast for farmers. Producer TIM FINNEY


Producer: Tim Finney

: Prayer for the Day

With VERNON SPROXTON BBC Manchester. Stereo

: Today

Presented by Sue MacGregor and Chris Lowe
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary Today's News Read by DAVID SYMONDS
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Presented By: Chris Lowe
Read By: David Symonds

: The Week on 4

A look ahead with Brian Perkins


Unknown: Brian Perkins

: Stories in Verse

Robert Powell reads some favourite tales told in verse.
How Horatius Held the Bridge by THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY Producer MARGARET BRADLEY BBC Bristol (R)


Unknown: Robert Powell
Unknown: Thomas Babington
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: News

: Cat's Whiskers

It's Bank Holiday Monday. Bernard Cribbins , P.J. and Mary Mulch are going to have a nice restful day out at
Matticombe Bay. However, it happens that the particular beach they have chosen is renowned as a place where very curious things occur.
Storyline by DAVID CREGAN
The programme also includes a quiz, a competition, features by NICHOLAS FISK and CHRIS REASON , a story from GRACE HALLWORTH and The Magic Finger by ROALD DAHL adapted by ALFRED BRADLEY Taking part JUDITH BARKER
Flute played by SARAH HARRISON Producer CAROLINE SMITH BBC Manchester. Stereo


Unknown: Bernard Cribbins
Unknown: Mary Mulch
Unknown: David Cregan
Unknown: Nicholas Fisk
Unknown: Chris Reason
Unknown: Grace Hallworth
Unknown: Roald Dahl
Adapted By: Alfred Bradley
Unknown: Judith Barker
Unknown: Sophie Buckley.
Unknown: Bernard Cribbins
Unknown: Edward de Souza
Unknown: Christopher Good
Unknown: Cuff Howells
Unknown: Mark Kingston
Unknown: Jenny Luckraft.
Unknown: Elizabeth Mansfield.
Flute: Steven Rendall
Played By: Sarah Harrison
Producer: Caroline Smith

: Money Box

Presented by Louise Botting


Presented By: Louise Botting

: Morning Story

Truth to Tell by JILL NORRIS Read by Shirley Dixon Producer MITCH RAPER


Unknown: Jill Norris
Read By: Shirley Dixon
Producer: Mitch Raper

: Daily Service

from St Andrew 's and St George's Parish Church, Edinburgh
Presented by Willie McDade
Seek ye first (Music for the Mass 71); You are near (Glory and Praise 59); We are your people 132)
Choir director PETER DOUGLAS BBC Scotland


Unknown: St Andrew
Presented By: Willie McDade
Director: Peter Douglas

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston is in Suffolk visiting the market and small industrial town of Stowmarket. Producer ANTHONY SMITH. BBC Bristol


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Producer: Anthony Smith.

: Poetry Please!

Presented by P. J. Kavanagh Readers BONNIE HURREN and GARARD GREEN
Producer MARGARET BRADLEY BBC Bristol. Stereo
Requests to: Poetry Please! BBC. Bristol BS82LR


Presented By: P. J. Kavanagh
Presented By: Readers Bonnie Hurren
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: You and Yours

direct from the Northern Ideal
Home Exhibition in Manchester Susan Rae reports on the more unusual aspects of the north-south divide and looks at how tastes and lifestyle can be affected by where we live. Producer GRAEME THOMPSON Editor KEN VASS


Producer: Graeme Thompson
Editor: Ken Vass

: Flying the Flag

3: Notes from the Underground
In which mushrooms are picked, the right questions are not asked, and a sign of civilisation is revealed. Producer PETE ATKIN. Stereo


Unknown: Alex Shearer
Producer: Pete Atkin.
Mackenzie: Dinsdale Landen
William: Peter Acre
Helen: Moir Leslie
Spiro: Stephen Greif
Yakov: Michael Bilton
Eugenia: And Sue Broomfield

: The World at One: News

Presented by Nick Worrall Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presented By: Nick Worrall
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Story: Up in a Big Balloon (1) Presented by SIMON MAYOR and HILARY JAMES Producer BARRY GIBSON. Stereo


Presented By: Simon Mayor
Presented By: Hilary James
Producer: Barry Gibson.

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray Desert Miracles: who would imagine that a simple tree could provide life for so many people, but then it is a miracle tree. Lynn ten Kate reports from Tamilnadu, southern India. Reading: Malgudi Days by R. K NARAYAN. Three stories abridged by JANET HICKSON Read by Sam Dastor 1: Engine Trouble
Some years ago there came to Narayan's imaginary town of Malgudi a show called the Gaiety Land. It provided all sorts of sideshows and gambling - even the chance to own a steamroller!
(Music: Mayer's Sri Krishna) Editor SANDRA CHALMERS


Introduced By: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Lynn Ten Kate
Unknown: R. K Narayan.
Abridged By: Janet Hickson
Read By: Sam Dastor
Editor: Sandra Chalmers

: The Afternoon Play

The Miser by MOULIÈRE translated by MILES MALLESON
Moliere's enduring and hilarious comedy about a greedy old skinflint who tries to dash his children's wedding plans and increase the content of that moneybox he keeps hidden at the bottom of the garden....
Directed by PETER KAVANAGH Stereo (R)


Translated By: Miles Malleson
Directed By: Peter Kavanagh
Harpagon: Michael Hordem
Frosine: Eleanor Bron
Seigneur Anselm: T P McKenna
Elise: Julia Switt
Valere: Nicholas Farrell
Cléante: Jonathan Tafler
LaFleche: Shaun Prendergast
Jacques: Christopher Godwin
Manane: Elaine Claxton
Justice: Peter Woodthorpe
Monsieur Simon: Ronald Herdman

: Kaleidoscope

Frank McGuinness was named as 'most promising playwright' last year for Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme. He talks to Paul Allen.


Unknown: Frank McGuinness
Unknown: Paul Allen.

: PM

Presented by Valerie Singleton and Bill Frost
Editor DEREK LEWIS continued on VHFIFM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Presented By: Bill Frost
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Six O'Clock News



Unknown: Simon Vance

: Just a Minute!


: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm)

: Inheritance

Father and Daughter Jill Balcon on her relationship with father Sir Michael Balcon (Details on Friday at 4.5pm)
0 HEAR THIS! page 15


Unknown: Daughter Jill Balcon
Unknown: Sir Michael Balcon

: Science Now

Presented by Georgina Ferry What is happening in science? A weekly review of discoveries and developments from the world's leading laboratories. Producer DEBORAH COHEN


Presented By: Georgina Ferry
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: The Monday Play

High Flight by CHRIS ALLEN
Named in the popular press as 'The brightest young man in Britain', Jonathan's path to the very top looks assured. It's merely a question of choosing between politics, literature, the arts.... and Jonathan can't wait to be rich and powerful.
Stereo (Re-broadcast next Saturday) (Douglas Hodge is a National Theatre Player)


Unknown: Chris Allen
Directed By: Matthew Walters
Unknown: Douglas Hodge
Jonathan Leigh: Douglas Hodge
Richard Leigh: Peter Howell
Suzy Everett: Helena Breck
Madeleine: Margaret Courtenay
Marshall/phptograph: David Goodland
Annie/Mme Chairman: Paul Ericstovell
Joanna Robson: Sue Broomfield
Dr Roberts: Leon Herbert
Frank Brandon: J Allen
Vincent/Wallace: Ian Thompson
Michael Ahmed: Edward de Souza
Mark: David Learner
Stephen: Anthony Jackson
DS Curry/Mudie: Adrian Egan
DC Watts: Stephen Hattersley
Mrs Attwood/Delia Godsall: Susie Brann

: Kaleidoscope

A Funny Thing Happened.... / think a comedian dominates you with his weakness. Comedians represent immaturity, their weakness is their strength.
Frankie Howerd 's comic weakness has dominated shows from Variety Band Box on radio and Up Pompeii! on television, to Shakespeare and Sondheim in the theatre. His style, born in the music-hall, has transferred remarkably well to other stages. David Roper talks to
Frankie Howerd , his writers and his fellow performers, about the strength of his weakness. Producer SIMON BROUGHTON Editor ANNE WINDER


Unknown: Frankie Howerd
Talks: David Roper
Unknown: Frankie Howerd
Producer: Simon Broughton
Editor: Anne Winder

: A Book at Bedtime

Docherty by WILLIAM MCILVANNEY abridged in ten episodes by BILLY KAY
Read by David Hayman 6: A Fragile Strength


Unknown: William McIlvanney
Unknown: Billy Kay
Read By: David Hayman

: The World Tonight

Presented by Michael Vestey National and international news, background, analysis and comment


Presented By: Michael Vestey

: Flower Hill

In the second of two programmes Nick Ross explores Hua Shan , the village of Flower Hill, and draws a sound picture from dawn to dusk in a typical village in central China. Consultant SHIO-YUN KAN Producer JANET WHTTAKER Stereo (R)
LW only from 11.30


Unknown: Nick Ross
Unknown: Hua Shan

: Open University

11.30 The Geneva Episode
11.50 Fiction Trap

: News

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