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: News Briefing

: Farming Today



Producers: Tim Finney

: Prayer for the Day

With DEREK WILSON BBCBristol. Stereo

: Today

Presented by Sue MacGregor and Peter Hobday
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With GREG WOOD
7.0,8.0 Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN 7-25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Presented By: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Greg Wood
Read By: Bryan Martin

: The Week on 4

A look ahead with Eugene Fraser


Unknown: Eugene Fraser

: Glyn Worsnip

goes into the BBC Sound Archives.
(Re-broadcast on Thursday at 9. 30pm)


Producer: Simon Elmes

: News

: Start the Week

The pen may be mightier than the sword, but what of the tongue? Hunter Davies , Jeffrey Archer and Jill Tweedie join up to form a team of novelists hosting today's programme. They test their mastery of language in conversation with guests for whom the week ahead holds something special. Producers ROD MACRAE and JULIA BICKNELL. Stereo


Unknown: Hunter Davies
Unknown: Jeffrey Archer
Unknown: Jill Tweedie
Unknown: Julia Bicknell.

: Taste of the East

A series of four programmes.
Derek Cooper looks beyond the flavours and fragrances of Singapore and Malaysia to the nutritional problems, the agricultural breakthroughs and the time-honoured beliefs which add the real spice to eating in the tropics.
3: Dustbin of the West
Fast food, pesticides, high sugar consumption.... a local consumer group campaigns against Western imports and the harm they do.


Unknown: Derek Cooper
Producer: Vanessa Harrison

: Morning Story

The Ghost of Douglas Fairbanks by GARY POLLARD Read by David Gooderson Producer SHEILA FOX


Unknown: Douglas Fairbanks
Unknown: Gary Pollard
Read By: David Gooderson
Producer: Sheila Fox

: Daily Service

Angel voices ever singing (BBC
HB 256); I Peter 1, vv 3-12; Hail thou once despised Jesus; Christ of the upward way BBC Wales. Stereo

: Take a Place Like....

A 100-foot cliff and the River Severn separate the two communities that make up the Shropshire market town of Bridgnorth. They're linked by seven sets of steps - and the country's only inland cliff railway. The town also boasts a church built by an engineer, and the remains of a Norman castle that leans more than Pisa. It's the birthplace of Old Moore and the headquarters of Scotcade - a multi-million pound business in a half-timbered home.
In another of their radio walkabouts, Tim Schadla-Hall , John Grundy and Stanley Ellis seek out the people and places that make Bridgnorth unique. Producer GRAEME ALDOUS BBC North East


Unknown: Tim Schadla-Hall
Unknown: John Grundy
Unknown: Stanley Ellis
Producer: Graeme Aldous

: Open University

11.30 Musical Drama
11.50 Justice and Power in King Lear

: The Princetown Massacre

During the Napoleonic Wars
Britain was also at war with the USA. With the ebbing of that conflict in 1815 there were large numbers of American prisoners of war - mostly sailors and merchant seamen - held at
Dartmoor. Their restive desire to return home led to bitter conflict with the local administration - and to tragedy. Narrator NICK CHILVERS
Producer BRIAN MILLER. BBCBristol


Unknown: Ivan Benbrook
Producer: Brian Miller.
Andrews/Rowley: Dan Gregory
Clement/American: Arril Johnson
Reeves/Shortland/Larpent: Tim Meats

: You and Yours

Working Parents
In most European countries parents are entitled to take up to three months off if their child is ill In France the maternity grant is E842. In Finland every new mother gets a 'baby box' as a present from the state, full of the sort of things babies require. In this country only half the women who work are entitled to maternity leave.
You and Yours looks at the rights of working parents - how we compare with the rest of Europe, and how we could improve the difficult business of managing the world of work at the same time as bringing up a family. Today's programme examines the provision of leave for working parents.
Presented by Susan Rae Editor KEN VASS


Presented By: Susan Rae
Editor: Ken Vass

: Trivia Test Match

A trivia game based on the rules of cricket
Umpire Brian Johnston Team Captains Tim Rice and Willie Rushton
Spinners Michael Aspel and Robin Bailey
(Re-broadcast Wednesday at 6.30pm)


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Unknown: Tim Rice
Unknown: Willie Rushton
Unknown: Michael Aspel
Unknown: Robin Bailey
Unknown: Peter Hickey
Unknown: Malcolm Williamson
Unknown: Paul Spencer

: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Widlake with news and topics in and behind the headlines Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presented By: Brian Widlake
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Archers

: VHFJFM Listening Corner

Animals on the Move
Today's story: Walter Crumpton and the Three Welsh Sheep by KATE WILKINSON


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

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray Growing, Growing, Stopped:
Jill Burridge looks at the way children's growth should be monitored and the help that can be given to those smaller than average.
Serial: Just You Wait and See by STAN BARSTOW abridged in ten episodes by DELIA PATON
Read by Shirley Dixon (1)
Ella Palmer 's affections are torn between the romantically presentable outsider, Howard Strickland, and the solid reliability of Walter Lindley, who works for the local Co-op. Added to Ella's uncertainties are national ones - for war is imminent.
(Music: Kent's 'The white cliffs of Dover')


Introduced By: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Jill Burridge
Unknown: Delia Paton
Read By: Shirley Dixon
Read By: Ella Palmer
Editor: Sandra Chalmers

: The Afternoon Play

The Admirable Crichton by JAMES BARRIE with and The natural order of an aristocrat's household - the lord superior to his butler, the butler disdainful of the odds and ends in the scullery and kitchen - is humorously disrupted when master and servant are shipwrecked on a desert island.
Adapted and directed by CAROLINE RAPHAEL. Stereo (R)


Unknown: James Barrie
Directed By: Caroline Raphael.
James Barrie: Alec McCowen
Crichton: Kenneth Cranham
Lord Loam: Richard Pearson
Lady Mary: Sylvestra Le Touzel
Lady Catherine: Jane Leonard
Lady Agatha: Susie Brann
Ernest: Nick Dunning
Treherne: Dominic Jephcott
Brocklehurst: Eric Stovell
Countess of Brocklehurst: Pauline Letts
Tweeny: Elaine Claxton

: Kaleidoscope

Laughing Matters
Tony Staveacre joined Cannon and Ball at the City Hall,
Sheffield, for the start of his journey across the landscape of great British comedy from
Billy Bennett to Victoria Wood. Others helping him to draw the connections are Ken Dodd , Henry Livings , Jeff Nuttall ,
Jimmy Casey , Arthur Marshall and Mike Craig.


Unknown: Tony Staveacre
Unknown: Billy Bennett
Unknown: Ken Dodd
Unknown: Henry Livings
Unknown: Jeff Nuttall
Unknown: Jimmy Casey
Unknown: Arthur Marshall
Unknown: Mike Craig.

: PM

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


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

: The Six O'Clock News

With PETER DONALDSON including Financial Report


Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: Quote... Unquote


: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm)

: J. Kingston Platt

with a reminiscence from his lifetime in show business. Dick Turpin
The story of a scheme to make a fortune from flops which puts The Producers to shame Research PETER JONES
Producer PETE ATKIN (R)


Unknown: Dick Turpin
Producer: Pete Atkin

: S04

: The Monday Play

Wedding Song by JAMES ROBSON with and Keith is married to Polly. He loves Vivienne too. Is setting up a ménage a trois 'just a piece of cruelty, stupid male fantasy'?
Directed by PENNY GOLD
Stereo (Re-broadcast next Saturday)


Unknown: James Robson
Directed By: Penny Gold
Polly: Jane Knowles
Keith: Jon Strickland
Vivienne: Morag Hood
Tim: Paul Copley
Stella: Julia Ford
Mick: Spencer Banks

: Fine Arts Brass

First of six programmes.
One of this country's leading chamber ensembles, Fine Arts Brass take the opportunity to remove their tail-coats, loosen their bow ties and show off their metal, by displaying the lighter side of their repertoire.
Producer RICHARD EDIS. Stereo


Producer: Richard Edis.

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Michael Oliver Producer RICHARD BANNERMAN Editor ANNE WINDER
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4. 30pm)


Presented By: Michael Oliver
Producer: Richard Bannerman
Editor: Anne Winder

: A Book at Bedtime

Cannery Row by JOHN STEINBECK abridged in ten parts by DAVID BUCK
Read by William Roberts (1)
To some people Cannery Row on the outskirts of Monterey,
California, in the 1930s might have seemed nothing more than a down-and-out, wrong-side-of-the-tracks slum. But to the sensitive eye and wry pen of Steinbeck, winner of the 1962 Nobel Literature Prize, it was a small universe of colourful and valued humanity.
Producer BRIAN MILLER. BBC Bristol
0 INFO: page 77


Unknown: John Steinbeck
Unknown: David Buck
Read By: William Roberts
Producer: Brian Miller.

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw Editor BLAIR THOMSON


Presented By: Richard Kershaw
Editor: Blair Thomson

: News

followed by an interlude

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