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Introduced by Brian Bedhead
With LIBBY PURVES Including at
6.45* Prayer for the Day With MARY BRAY
7.0 and 8.0 Today's News Read by PETER DONALDSON
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45' Thought for the Day

Contributors

Introduced By:
Brian Bedhead
Introduced By:
With Libby Purves
Unknown:
Mary Bray
Read By:
Peter Donaldson

Mind Matters
The potential of the human brain is enormous - but we aU underuse it, perhaps by as much as 99 per cent. Research into its workings suggests many ways we can improve its functioning in areas like memory, concentration, creativity and learning. To find out what scientists have discovered about the brain so far and how you can apply that knowledge, put your questions to Tony Buzan. In the chair
Sue MacGregor
Produced by the Woman's Hour Unit.
Lines are open from 8.0 am long wave only from 9.40

Contributors

Unknown:
Tony Buzan.

A chance for network listeners to hear some of the material from local and regional broadcasting, selected and presented by Bob Langley. Producer JANE MARSHALL BBC Birmingham long wave only

Contributors

Unknown:
Bob Langley.
Producer:
Jane Marshall

A Rip-off at St Moritz by DOUGLAS RAILTON
Read by Barry Warren
The prize for the downhill ski-race that year was 50,000 marks; and not many doubted that Eddie Wagner the American entrant had the event in his pocket. long wave only

Contributors

Read By:
Barry Warren
Unknown:
Eddie Wagner

Barrable's Caper by PETER RUSSELL with Barry Evans as Dave Young Dave is having a lean spell, so he gets a job. He's quietly building this wall in this garden when the lady of the house asks him in for this drink; and before he knows where he is, he's blackmailed into helping out with the perfect robbery. But there is also this dog, a basenji, that can' bark. The alibi is impeccable. Or is it?
Directed by DAVID SPENSER

Contributors

Unknown:
Peter Russell
Unknown:
Barry Evans
Unknown:
Dave Young Dave
Directed By:
David Spenser
Barrable:
Peter Baldwin
Fiona:
Sandra Clark
Ginny:
June Tobin
Craven:
Eric Allan
Det-Sgt Gillespie:
Tim Bentinck

Whenever a couple of farmers get together, they tend to talk shop. David Richardson , who grows crops and keeps pigs in Norfolk, and Michael Clark , who milks cows and tends sheep in Avon. are no exception. The first of four opportunities to eavesdrop as they lean over a gate.
Producer ANTHONY PARKIN BBC Birmingham long wave only

Contributors

Unknown:
David Richardson
Unknown:
Michael Clark
Producer:
Anthony Parkin

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Small is Beautiful?: HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and others talk to DAVID HAWKSZORTH about the practical and genetic aspects of breeding miniature animais.
Reading Your Letters.
Good Taste: Reflections by ANNE JONES.
Night Owls: JENNY THOMP SON goes shopping at midnight.
Answering Your Questions: Replies to some of those received but not aired in recent Tuesday Call programmes.
The Tiger In the Smoke (7) long wave only

Contributors

Introduced By:
Sue MacGregor
Unknown:
David Hawkszorth
Unknown:
Anne Jones.
Unknown:
Jenny Thomp

A novel without a hero by WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY with and and Alec McCowen at Thackeray
9: Changed Fortunes
In which the Manager of our Performance, the Puppet Master, brings back two of his major puppets from the mysterious East, the good William Dobbin and the Fat Collector of Bogley Wollah. Fortunes change for our two heroines. Becky receives a severe warning in Naples; and Vanity Fair looses one of its most brilliant ornaments. with and Henry Knowles as the Observer and the memory of George Osborne
Directed by DAVID SPENSER
4.30 Announcements

Contributors

Unknown:
William Makepeace Thackeray
Unknown:
Alec McCowen
Unknown:
George Osborne
Directed By:
David Spenser
Becky:
Sarah Badel
Amelia:
Petra Markham
Mr Osborne:
Stephen Murray
Joseph Sedley:
Timothy West
William Dobbin:
Sean Barrett
Mr Sedley:
Richard Hurndall
Mr Clapp:
Roger Hammond
Mrs Clapp:
Sheila Grant
Polly Clapp:
Susan Colgrave
Jane Osborne:
Amanda Murray
Hicks/Fiche:
John Gabriel
Choppe/landlord:
Jonathan Scott
Young Georgy:
Simon Richmond

Presented by Peter Oppenheimer
Current events, attitudes and opinions, at home and abroad - with reports by STEVE BRADSHAW and DAVID HENSHAW.
Editor COLIN ADAMS BBC Manchester

Contributors

Presented By:
Peter Oppenheimer
Unknown:
Steve Bradshaw
Unknown:
David Henshaw.
Editor:
Colin Adams

1 I never expected to hear a coxcomb ask 200 guineas for flinging a pot of paint in the public's face.' (JOHN RUSKIN ) 'What greater sarcasm can Mr Ruskin pass upon himself than that he preaches to young men what he cannot perform? '
(JAMES MCNEILL WHISTLER )
One hundred years ago this week, Whistler sued
Ruskin for libel over his criticism of Nocturne in Black and Gold - The Falling Rocket when it was exhibited in London at the ' Greenery-yallery Grosvenor Gallery '. The two-day trial was a tragicomedy which emphasised the breach that was being driven between the avant-garde artist and the public - a breach which has continued to this day.
The story is told by Eleanor Bron , with David March as Whistler John Franklyn-Robbins as Ruskin and Julian Glover as The Attorney General Other parts played by: PETER WILLIAMS , HAROLD KASKET , PHILIP SULLY , GAVIN CAMPBELL , TIMOTHY BATESON , ANDREW BRANCH, ROY SPENCER, GREGORY DE POLNAY, BRUCE BEEBY , BILL MONKS and MALCOLM GERARD.
Written by DAVID THOMPSON Producer PATRICIA BRENT
(Julian Glover is a member of the RSO

Contributors

Unknown:
John Ruskin
Unknown:
Mr Ruskin
Unknown:
McNeill Whistler
Told By:
Eleanor Bron
Unknown:
David March
Unknown:
Whistler John Franklyn-Robbins
Unknown:
Julian Glover
Played By:
Peter Williams
Played By:
Harold Kasket
Played By:
Philip Sully
Played By:
Gavin Campbell
Played By:
Timothy Bateson
Unknown:
Bruce Beeby
Unknown:
Malcolm Gerard.
Written By:
David Thompson
Producer:
Patricia Brent
Unknown:
Julian Glover

One in ten of the old people in the United Kingdom suffers from dementia - a progressive disease of the brain that causes erosion of personality and eventually leads to death.
Richard Fisher examines the biological nature of the dementias and investigates the effects they induce in the brains of the sufferers.
Contributors include PRO
FESSORS THOMAS ARIE , ALAN DAVISON , A. N. EXTON-SMITH , J. A. N. CORSELLIS and DR W. A. LISHMAN
Producer DAVID PATERSON
(First broadcast on Radio 3)

Contributors

Unknown:
Richard Fisher
Unknown:
Fessors Thomas Arie
Unknown:
Alan Davison
Unknown:
A. N. Exton-Smith
Unknown:
J. A. N. Corsellis
Unknown:
Dr W. A. Lishman
Producer:
David Paterson

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