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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day


: Today

with Brian Redhead and Sue MacGregor
Details as Monday plus:
Yesterday in Parliament
8.50 Listeners' Letters


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Sue MacGregor

: News

: Midweek

with Libby Purves
Producer ANGIE NEHRING Stereo


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Angie Nehring

: Gardeners' Question Time

(Details as Sunday 2.00pm)

: Morning Story

Ever Simpler by ANGELA PATMORE.
Read by Hugh Dickson. Producer DUNCAN MINSHULL (R)


Read By: Hugh Dickson.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: Daily Service

Introit: This is my commandment
(George Thalben-Ball ) 0 brother man (BBC HB 376)
Anthem: How lovely are the messengers (St Paul) (Mendelssohn) Thine for ever,
God of love (BP 89)
BBC SINGERS directed by BARRY ROSE. Stereo


Unknown: George Thalben-Ball
Directed By: Barry Rose.

: For Schools

11.00 Singing Together
3: The Shanty Boys in the Pine Presenters John Asquith and Verity Ann Meldrum Stereo
11.20 Junior Drama Workshop Wunbula's Stone 3: Out in the Bush by ALAN RUSSELL. Stereo (R)
11.40 Talk to Me What Can You Do? Doofy Goes to the Seaside by anita HEWETT. Stereo (R)
11.50-12.00 Poetry Corner
3: Little Sister, Little Brother (R)


Presenters: John Asquith
Unknown: Alan Russell.

: The Wednesday Feature

Changing Track
In the last ten years
Britain has seen a social and economic revolution: its old industrial base has been swept aside. Professor Howard Newby , Chairman of the Economic and Social Research Council, examines the impact of these changes on community life - focusing on Europe's fastest-growing town, Swindon; and asks if living standards have risen at the expense of the quality of life.


Unknown: Howard Newby
Unknown: Chris Harmer
Producer: Howard Rogers

: One Night at the Opera

The Rt Hon Denis Healey , mp, talks to Monty Haltrecht about his enthusiasm for opera.
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester. Stereo


Unknown: Denis Healey
Unknown: Monty Haltrecht

: You and Yours

Presenter John Howard


Presenter: John Howard

: Out of Order

The Political Quiz The two teams are captained by Austin Mitchell, MP and Julian Critchley , mp In the chair
Patrick Hannan.
Written and compiled by MICHAEL DINES
Producer HARRY THOMPSON Stereo


Unknown: Julian Critchley
Unknown: Patrick Hannan.
Producer: Harry Thompson

: The World at One

with James Naughtie


Unknown: James Naughtie

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Today: The Twins' Birthday Party. Stereo

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray meets Kate Howard , the literary manager of the Royal Court Theatre, London. Serial:
The Sleeping Beauty by ELIZABETH TAYLOR abridged in 13 episodes by Monica Grey.
Read by Nigel Anthony. 1: The sleeping beauty is
Emily who, following a car accident, leads the life of a recluse. Vinny Tumulty is an unlikely prince, but he is determined to break the spell and awaken her.
(Music: Rootham's Miniature Suite)


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Kate Howard
Unknown: Elizabeth Taylor
Unknown: Monica Grey.
Read By: Nigel Anthony.
Unknown: Vinny Tumulty

: For Schools

2.05 WPFM: 3: Belief Presenter Jo Wbiley. Stereo
2.35-3.00 SATIS Topics 14-16
7: Teachers' Programme Presenter John Gribbin Stereo


Presenter: Jo Wbiley.
Presenter: John Gribbin

: Elephants

Jim's joke memo about the correct way to transport elephants delights everyone he works with - except his boss....
Directed by TONY CUFF BBC Manchester. Stereo


Unknown: Maurice Brown.
Directed By: Tony Cuff
Jim: Christian Rodska
Betty: Judith Barker
Mr Stones: John Jardine
Margaret: Victoria Finney
Robert: Richard Pearce
Frank: Colin Kerrigan
Helen: Jane Hazelgrove
Tommy: Keith Clifford
Paver: Richard Cole
Reporter: Peter Rylands

: Time for Verse

The last in a series of five programmes recorded at the Salisbury Festival in which George MacBeth interviews the poet
Peter Porter about his life and work.
Reader PETER JEFFREY. Producer ALEC REID BBC Bristol. Stereo


Unknown: George MacBeth
Unknown: Peter Porter
Reader: Peter Jeffrey.

: News

: File on 4

: Kaleidoscope Extra

Mavis Bennett was an operatic superstar of the 20s and 30s. She appeared on the most renowned platforms with the leading conductors of the day.
Then an accident ended her stage career. But she is still involved in singing and talks to Michael Berkeley as she approaches her 90th birthday.
Producer NICKI PAXMAN Stereo


Unknown: Mavis Bennett
Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Hugh Sykes


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Hugh Sykes

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: News

: The Archers

: Face the Facts

John Waite investigates.
0 WRITE to: Face the Facts, BBC, London W1A 4WW


Unknown: John Waite

: Medicine Now

: Classes Apart?

: Shakespeare at the RSC

Four programmes. 4: Coriolanus
Compiled and presented by Linda Cookson. With the voices of John Barton ,
Charles Dance , Barbara Jefford , Malcolm Storry ,
Geoffrey Freshwater and Joe Melia.
A new production of one of Shakespeare's most rarely performed plays is discussed by the cast as they work on it.


Presented By: Linda Cookson.
Unknown: John Barton
Unknown: Charles Dance
Unknown: Barbara Jefford
Unknown: Malcolm Storry
Unknown: Geoffrey Freshwater
Unknown: Joe Melia.
Producer: Peter Fozzard

: Kaleidoscope

Jazz great Chet Baker is the subject of a prize-winning film;
Hungarian playwright
Julius Hay has a British premiere at the Pit.
Presenter Paul Allen. Producer LESLEY MCALPINE Stereo (Revised repeat on Thursday at 4.35pm)


Unknown: Chet Baker
Unknown: Julius Hay
Presenter: Paul Allen.
Producer: Lesley McAlpine

: The World Tonight

with Alexander MacLeod Stereo


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: A Book at Bedtime

The Remains of the Day 8: A Trying Situation

: Sweet and Low-Down

Robert Cushman 's six-part personal view of New York cabaret and American popular song. 5: The Great Indoors With singers
Fred Astaire , Eileen Farrell , Barbara Lea ,
Mabel Mercer , Max Morath , Joan Morris and Hugh Shannon. Producer TIM STURGEON Stereo


Unknown: Robert Cushman
Singers: Fred Astaire
Singers: Eileen Farrell
Singers: Barbara Lea
Singers: Mabel Mercer
Unknown: Max Morath
Unknown: Joan Morris
Unknown: Hugh Shannon.
Producer: Tim Sturgeon

: News

: Night School

Our Changing World: USSR Population
12.50-1.10 Farming Written and narrated by Geoffrey Sherlock (R)


Unknown: Geoffrey Sherlock

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