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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends, weather Producers TIM FINNEY and REBECCA pow


Producers: Tim Finney

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Fr John McCullagh

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and Chris Lowe in London with Peter Hobday at the Liberal Party Assembly in Harrogate
6.30,7.30,8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With PETER DAY
7.00,8.00 Today's News Read by LAURIE MACMILLAN
7.20* Your Letters
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thoughtfor the Day


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Peter Hobday
Read By: Laurie MacMillan

: Augustus Carp Esq

Part 7

: News

: Call Nick Ross: [number removed]

Each Tuesday morning, Nick and his studio guests are on hand to discuss a topic or issue that's hit the headlines. Producer NICK UTECHIN Lines open from 8.0am

: From Our Own Correspondent


: Morning Story

The Bishop and I by TERRY TAPP
Read by Bill Wallis Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol


Read By: Bill Wallis
Producer: Pamela Howe

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 1; Immortal, invisible (BBC HB 10); Psalm 19; Genesis 1; wl-3 and 24-31a; 0 Lord of heaven and earth and sea (BBC HB 14) Stereo

: For Schools

11.00 A-level History Unemployment in the 1930s There are always alternatives - responses to the problems of the 1930s. Stereo (e)
11.40 Sounds Inventive Stage 2
2: Improvising Written and presented by REG FLETCHER. Stereo (e)


Presented By: Reg Fletcher.

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

By the Sea by IAIN CRICHTON SMITH withand
'They don't have fairs in Edinburgh, if I recall properly. But they did have circuses.
And of course they have a zoo. Have you ever seen cannibal fish? I once saw them in a zoo.
Naturally there was only one left. The scene is a bench, by the seaside.
... a lovely study of loneliness ...
Directed by STEWART CONN
(First broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland)


Unknown: Iain Crichton Smith
Unknown: Glasgow Herald
Directed By: Stewart Conn
Woman: Madeleine Christie
the Man: Callum Mill

: The Living World

The sleeper....
... as the dormouse used to be called, really does spend much of its time asleep, hibernating in winter and going torpid during the day, but when awake it is more like a monkey than a mouse.
Presented by Peter France Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol
(Re-broadcast next Saturday)


Presented By: Peter France
Producer: John Harrison

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard


Presented By: John Howard

: Counterpoint

A general musical knowledge quiz in three movements Chairman Ned Sherrin First Round: Heat 4 Tony Martin
(Social Services training officer) Peter Kennedy (cashier) John Haden (solicitor)
Questions set by EDWARD COLE and ROBERT WALTON
Programme devised by EDWARD COLE Producer RICHARD EDIS. Stereo


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Peter Kennedy
Unknown: John Haden
Unknown: Edward Cole
Unknown: Robert Walton
Unknown: Edward Cole
Producer: Richard Edis.

: The World at One: News

Presented by Nick Worrall


Presented By: Nick Worrall

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner
TONY AITKEN reads Wriggly Worm Good Deed. Stereo

2.00 Books, Plays, Poems
Hitchhiker by ROBERT WESTALL. Stereo (e)

2.30 Science for All: Vital Statistics
What do doctors keep in their little black bags? STEVE BLACKNELL reveals how the medics find out what's wrong with us. Written by TONY JAMES. Stereo (e)

2.50 Authentic German for GCSE: 2: Wer lch Bin und Wo Ich Wohne
Compiled and presented by LOL BRIGGS and BRYAN GOODMAN STEPHENS Interviews by AL WOLFF (R) (e)


Unknown: Robert Westall.
Unknown: Steve Blacknell
Written By: Tony James.
Presented By: Lol Briggs
Presented By: Bryan Goodman Stephens

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray Time Gentlemen, Please....
The likes of Angie Watts and Bet Lynch are setting a trend, it seems. More and more women are running pubs. Sara Parker joins some of them for a pint and discovers that being a landlady is a rewarding, and sometimes dangerous, job
Serial: Prenez Garde by TERENCE DE VERE WHITE abridged in 11 episodes by JANET HICKSON
Read by Robert Hickson (1) Nine-year-old Brian is a precocious child, anxious to be 21 when he will be old enough to marry his unconventional governess. Miss Morris.
But Ireland in 1920 has other priorities - violent ones. (Music: Hamilton Harty 's "The Stream in the Glen')


Introduced By: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Angie Watts
Unknown: Sara Parker
Unknown: Janet Hickson
Read By: Robert Hickson
Music: Hamilton Harty

: The Afternoon Play

Bhowani Junction by JOHN MASTERS
The last episode of a five-part dramatisation by BARRY CAMPBELL
5: Rodney Savage
Victoria Jones and Colonel
Rodney Savage try to resolve their relationship against a background of unrest in India.
Theme music by MALCOLM CLARKE of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Directed by CHRISTOPHER VENMNG Stereo (R)


Unknown: John Masters
Unknown: Barry Campbell
Unknown: Rodney Savage
Unknown: Victoria Jones
Unknown: Rodney Savage
Unknown: David Garth.
Unknown: Sagoo Guy Holden.
Unknown: Tariq Alibai
Unknown: Lyndam Gregory.
Unknown: Bhasker Moti Makan.
Unknown: Tapan Ghosh
Unknown: Joanna Wake
Music By: Malcolm Clarke
Directed By: Christopher Venmng
Rodney Savage: Gary Bond
Victoria Jones: Shireen Shah
Patrick Taylor: Sean Barrett
Mr Govindaswami: Geoffrey Matthews
MrSurabhai: Saeed Jaffrey
Molly Dickson: Narissa Knights
Maj Henry Dickson: Bernard Brown
Brig/Ffoukes-Jones: Mel Oxley
Ranjit Kasel: Andrew Johnson

: News

: The Dodo Legacy

The stories of four extinct birds. 3: Martha - the Loneliest Bird In 1914, the last passenger pigeon died in Cincinnati zoo. Narrator Barry Paine Producer MICHAEL BRIGHT BBC Bristol (R)


Unknown: Jean Pierre de Rohan
Narrator: Barry Paine
Producer: Michael Bright

: Kaleidoscope

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Valerie Singleton continued on VHF/FM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Valerie Singleton

: The Six O'Clock News

With BRYAN MARTIN including Financial Report

: Screenplay

(Details on Friday at 12.25pm)

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm)

: Relative Values

In this series of four family portraits, Michael O'Donnell explores how our shifting social unconventional and moral attitudes in Britain have affected family life. 3: The Bush Family
The Bush family uphold and maintain the special values of a Christian family life. How do they fit into an increasingly secular society - and do they, or their children, feel a need to adapt?


Unknown: Michael O'Donnell
Producer: Sharon Banoff

: Medicine Now

What's new in medical science? How well are the doctors looking after us? Is our money being spent to best effect? Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care - from the research laboratory and the operating theatre to the dentist's chair and the GP's surgery.
(Re-broadcast Thursday 10.00am)


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Jenny Walker

: Last of the Long Hot Summers

As Mrs Thatcher 's ministers plan their attack on Britain's inner city problems, Gerry Northam reports from two American cities, Atlanta and Detroit.
Twenty years ago, both were devastated by riots, prompting a major, national programme of urban renewal.
What were the problems of these ghettos? Which policies have worked in tackling them? What lessons should Whitehall learn from the White House? Consultant ANDREW RUTHERFORD Producer LESLIE ROBINSON BBC Manchester


Unknown: Mrs Thatcher
Unknown: Gerry Northam
Producer: Leslie Robinson

: In Touch

For people with a visual handicap
Presented by Ian Macrae Producer THENA HESHEL
Phone in on [number removed]Lines open from 8.30 to 10.15pm Free quarterly bulletin from:
[address removed](Sendfoursaes,8\" x 12", for a year's supply)


Presented By: Ian MacRae

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Paul Allen Producer RACHEL YORKE


Presented By: Paul Allen
Producer: Rachel Yorke

: A Book at Bedtime

Behind the Wall 2: In Peking Zoo

: The World Tonight

Presented by Alexander MacLeod including special coverage by Sally Hardcastle of the Liberal Party Assembly in Harrogate


Presented By: Alexander MacLeod
Unknown: Sally Hardcastle

: Open University

11.30 Open Forum: University Magazine
11.50 R.W. Dale and the Civic Gospel

: A Woman's Touch

Clara Haskil plays piano music by Schumann, Mozart and Scarlatti. Records


Unknown: Clara Haskil

: News

followed by an interlude

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