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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Rev David Cohen.


Unknown: David Cohen.

: Today

with James Naughtie and John Humphrys.
7.45 Thought for the Day with Philip Crowe.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Philip Crowe.

: Angel Cake

Part 3 of Helen Harris 's story.


Unknown: Helen Harris

: News

: In the Psychiatrist's Chair

Susan Howatch talks to Dr Anthony Clare.


Talks: Susan Howatch
Unknown: Dr Anthony Clare.

: Shelf Lives

3: Formica. Nigel Cassidy traces the colourful history of the laminate that changed the look of kitchens the world over. Producer Neil Koenig


Unknown: Nigel Cassidy
Producer: Neil Koenig

: Daily Service

All hail the power of Jesus' name (Diadem). Acts 3, w 1-10. There is power in the name of Jesus (Noel Richards ). 0 for a thousand tongues to sing (Arden) BBC HB 278.
Director of Music Christopher Stokes.


Unknown: Noel Richards
Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Tribes of England

Five programmes in which Phil Smith goes in search of people and places clinging to their individuality in the face of grey, creeping standardisation. 1: Natirc in Norfolk. On the trail of the spirit of Boadicea in the northern villages. Producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: Phil Smith

: The Incredible Adventures of Professor Branestawm

3: Branestawm andProfessor Deudshot. They had a portion or two of bother over dressing up as each other, partly because the Colonel's second best uniform was the wrong shape.

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray.
A year ago, Wages Councils were abolished. Kathryn Davies reports on the effects on workers, families and industrial relations. Serial: Palhulian (2)


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Kathryn Davies

: You and Yours

with Daire Brehan.


Unknown: Daire Brehan.

: The Russia House

Final part of the dramatisation of John le Carré's book. Starring Tom Baker as Barley Blair and Valentina Yakunina as Katya.
7: As his Moscow mission moves towards a dramatic conclusion, Barley Blair the man comes into conflict with Barley Blair the spy.
Dramatised by René Basilico. Music by Max Harris. Producer John Fawcett Wilson.


Writer: John Le Carré
Dramatist: René Basilico
Music: Max Harris
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson
Barley Blair: Tom Baker
Katya: Valentina Yakunina
Ned: John Rowe
Harry: Michael Turner
Clive: Pip Torrens
Wicklow: David Bannerman
Russell Sheriton: David Healy
Zapadny: Constantine Gregory
Paddy: Christopher Fulford
Arkady: Yuri Stepanov
Anastasia: Hana-Maria Pravda

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

: Doctors

by Maurice Bessman. Fourth of a six-part drama series created by Phil Redmond. Doctor Holmes's past comes underdose scrutiny and accusations start to fly.
Music by Steve Wright. Director Patrick Tucker A Mersey Television Company production


Unknown: Maurice Bessman.
Unknown: Phil Redmond.
Music By: Steve Wright.
Director: Patrick Tucker
Dr Sam Benson: Richard O'Sullivan
DrRos Galloway: Lesley Sharp
Dr Malcolm Holmes: John Stride
Edna Keyhoe: Judith Barker
Diana Taylor: Romy Baskerville
Neil McGuinness: Martin Greenwood
Mrs Gilechist: Sue Johnston
Shirley Keyhoe: Deborah McAndrew
Gerry Riky: Colin Meredith
Denise Garrell: Andrea Pickering
Don Keyhoe: Kenneth Alan Taylor
Lorry driver/ Rep: Vincent Davies
Rep: Janys Chambers

: Tangents

Three professional writers offer anecdotes from their store of memories.
6: Family folklore from Denis Richards. beginning with his parents' romance and ending with his boyhood visits to the local football grounds.
Producer Louise Greenberg


Unknown: Denis Richards.
Producer: Louise Greenberg

: Anderson Country

with Gerry Anderson. PHONEO[number removed]


Unknown: Gerry Anderson.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Brian Sibley dons a beret to find out why the BBC is going French. Plus reviews of this week's film releases including Blown Away - Hollywood's idea of an IRA bomber in America.
Producer Nicki Paxman (Revised repeat at 9.30pm)


Unknown: Brian Sibley
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Short Story: Day Out

by Carl Tighe. read by Oliver Cotton.
The workers at the Rosa Luksemburg Extruded Brass Rod Works are treated to a day out in the Silesian mountains. Producer Peter Kavanagh


Unknown: Carl Tighe.
Read By: Oliver Cotton.
Unknown: Rosa Luksemburg
Producer: Peter Kavanagh

: PM

with Chris Lowe and Linda Lewis.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Linda Lewis.

: Round Britain Quiz

Q: How might the Lady of Spain lead you up the garden path to
Prince Charles and Weary Willie?
A: In this quiz where the questionmasters are Tony Quinton and Gordon Clough. The series opens with the Irish team of Paddy Fitzpatrick and Owen Dudley Edwards challenging the London team of Irene Thomas and Eric Korn.


Unknown: Tony Quinton
Unknown: Gordon Clough.
Unknown: Paddy Fitzpatrick
Unknown: Owen Dudley Edwards
Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: Eric Korn.

: News

: The Archers

Richard is losing his thread.

: Tales from Oz

David Wright meets Australians with a quest. 3: Ian and Jenny Napier went looking for a retreat from the bustle of mainland Australia and bought the lease on Chappell Island.
A Revolution Recordings production


Unknown: David Wright
Unknown: Jenny Napier
Unknown: Chappell Island.

: Medicine Now

: Costing the Earth

Last in the series with Mark Whittaker.
Producer Marie Helly


Unknown: Mark Whittaker.
Producer: Marie Helly

: The J B Priestley Season

A Workmanlike Man byEdThomason.
First in a series celebratingthe centenary of the novelist, playwright, essayist and broadcaster's birth. Priestley's enormous output and creative energy gave pleasure all over the world and his work is now enjoying something of a renaissance. Paul Copley reads from Priestley's own account of his early life up to 1929.
With Alan Ayckbourn , John Braine , Judi Dench , Michael Foot , Richard Hoggart , J W Lambert and Margaret Stevens. Producer John Theocharis


Unknown: Paul Copley
Unknown: Alan Ayckbourn
Unknown: John Braine
Unknown: Judi Dench
Unknown: Michael Foot
Unknown: Richard Hoggart
Unknown: Margaret Stevens.
Producer: John Theocharis

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Northanger Abbey

Part 3 of Jane Austen 's novel.


Unknown: Jane Austen

: Trouble at the Copper Kettle

In the late 40s and early 50s, glittering chrome jukeboxes began to colonise the corners of cosy British cafes, bringing with them new music and the first stirrings of youth culture. John Peel investigates.


Unknown: John Peel

: News

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