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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day


: Today

with Brian Redhead and John Humphrys


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: John Humphrys

: Memoirs of a Sword Swallower

Part 6

: News

: In the Psychiatrist's Chair

In the final interview,
Dr Anthony Clare talks to D M Thomas.
Producer Michael Ember


Talks: Dr Anthony Clare
Producer: Michael Ember

: Reading Aloud

Angela Pleasence reads from A Diary without
Dates by Enid Bagnold. Producer Sue Wilson. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Angela Pleasence
Unknown: Enid Bagnold.
Producer: Sue Wilson.

: Morning Story

Bob Peck reads
The Punishment of Luxury by Michael Carson. Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Bob Peck
Unknown: Michael Carson.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: Daily Service

An act of worship including a reading from Romans 13, vv 1-8. Stereo

: London in Transit

Professor Theo Barker considers London's public transport system past and future.
Producer Daniel Snowman


Unknown: Professor Theo Barker
Producer: Daniel Snowman

: Rich Pickings

Four poetry and prose anthologies in which Jane Lapotaire and David Suchet explore the home and workplace. Producer Julia Gillett (R)


Unknown: Jane Lapotaire
Unknown: David Suchet
Producer: Julia Gillett

: You and Yours

With John Howard


Unknown: John Howard

: Out of Order

Last in the series.
Team captains: MPs Julian Critchley and Austin Mitchell.
Guests: Martin Young and Trevor MacDonald.
Chairman Patrick Hannan. Producer Diane Messias. Stereo


Unknown: Julian Critchley
Unknown: Trevor MacDonald.
Unknown: Patrick Hannan.
Producer: Diane Messias.

: The World at One

with James Ndughtie


Unknown: James Ndughtie

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Novelist Emma Tennant talks to Jenni Murray Serial: A Little Love, a Little Learning (7)


Talks: Emma Tennant
Unknown: Jenni Murray

: Undercurrents

A tide of memories overwhelms Diane as she listens to the sea.
Written by Leslie Davidoff.
Director Michael Fox. Stereo


Written By: Leslie Davidoff.
Director: Michael Fox.
Diane: Elizabeth Lindsay
Betty: Ann Rye
Sarah: Delia Corrie
Connie: Daphne Oxenford
Colin: Robert Whelan
Alan: Colin Kerrigan

: Time for Verse

The final programme in which Matthew Sweeney talks to Carol Ann Duffy. Reader T P McKenna. Producer Alec Reid


Talks: Matthew Sweeney
Reader: Carol Ann Duffy.
Producer: Alec Reid

: News

: Relative Values

: Kaleidoscope Extra

To record the effect of changing light, Monet painted certain subjects many times.
Kate Saunders visits the Royal Academy for the first exhibition of his 'series' paintings since his death. Producer Richard Bannerman Stereo


Unknown: Kate Saunders
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Hugh Sykes


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Hugh Sykes

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: Quote, Unquote

with Sheila Hancock , Benny Green ,
Liz Lochhead and Michael Bentine.
Presenter Nigel Rees. Producer Armando lannucci Stereo (R)


Unknown: Sheila Hancock
Unknown: Benny Green
Unknown: Liz Lochhead
Unknown: Michael Bentine.
Presenter: Nigel Rees.

: News

: The Archers

: Age to Age


: The Teachers

: Talking about Music

The final programme in the series with Antony Hopkins.
Producer Patrick Lambert. Stereo


Producer: Patrick Lambert.

: In Business

Presenter Peter Day Editor Stephen Chilcott


Editor: Stephen Chilcott

: Kaleidoscope

Michael Berkeley meets the Calcutta Drum
Orchestra, reviews
Christopher Palmer 's new book Composers in Hollywood, and sees a stage version of Bergman's film
Scenes from a Marriage. Producer Beaty Rubens


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Christopher Palmer
Producer: Beaty Rubens

: Financial World Tonight

with Mark Gregory. Stereo


Unknown: Mark Gregory.

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig. Stereo


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: A Book at Bedtime

Gallowglass (part 5)

: Man About Town

James Agate - theatre critic, broadcaster and bon viveur - chronicled his life in London during the 30s and 40s in his diaries. In the first of four parts, Timothy West reads Agate's words. With Nigel Carrington , James Greene , Fraser Kerr , Michael Kilgarriff ,
David King , Henry Power and Jane Whittenshaw. Adapted by David Wheeler
Producer Rosemary Hart. Stereo


Unknown: James Agate
Unknown: Timothy West
Unknown: Nigel Carrington
Unknown: James Greene
Unknown: Fraser Kerr
Unknown: Michael Kilgarriff
Unknown: David King
Unknown: Henry Power
Unknown: Jane Whittenshaw.
Adapted By: David Wheeler
Producer: Rosemary Hart.

: Behind the Ritual

Ronald Eyre talks to young people about faith. Producer Merilyn Harris (R)


Talks: Ronald Eyre
Producer: Merilyn Harris

: News

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