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Introduced by John Timpson in London, and Brian Redhead in Belfast
Including at
6.45* Prayer for the Day with THE REV RICHARD HARRIES
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by COLIN DORAN
7.30. 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day

Contributors

Introduced By:
John Timpson
Introduced By:
Brian Redhead
Unknown:
Richard Harries
Read By:
Colin Doran

The Rabbit Breeders by JENNIFER GUBB
Read by Patrick Brannigan ' That autumn, the children longed for a rabbit each ... every time they saw their father, they raised the question of rabbits and they continued to view the world through a rabbit breeder's eye.'
Producer JUDITH ELLIOTT BBC Northern Ireland long wave only

Contributors

Unknown:
Jennifer Gubb
Read By:
Patrick Brannigan
Producer:
Judith Elliott

Introduced from Manchester by June Knox-Mawer
Into the Open: FAY WATSON reports on a North-east scheme to persuade women with drinking problems to seek help.
The Man who Invented Slimming: FRITZ SPIEGL celebrates the work of William Banting.
Magical Mysteries: CELIA THOMSON explores the unusual work of the Northern Black Light Theatre. BBC Manchester
The Tiger In the Smoke (10) long wave only

Contributors

Unknown:
Fay Watson
Unknown:
Fritz Spiegl
Unknown:
William Banting.

Albert's Bridge by TOM STOPPARD with John Hurt
Clufton Bay is spanned by a huge cantilevered railway bridge which needs painting endlessly.
Directed by CHARLES LEFEAUX
(First broadcast in 1967)

Contributors

Unknown:
Tom Stoppard
Unknown:
John Hurt
Unknown:
Clufton Bay
Directed By:
Charles Lefeaux
Bob:
Nigel Anthony
Charlie:
Alexander John
Dad:
Geoffrey Wincott
Albert:
John Hurt
Chairman:
Victor Lucas
Dave:
Ian Thompson
George:
Anthony Jackson
FitCh:
Ronald Herdman
Mother:
Betty Hardy
Father:
Alan Dudley
Kate:
Barbara Mitchell
Fraser:
Haydn Jones

A portrait of Margaret Kelly , the girl from Liverpool who founded the world-famous troupe of dancers - The Bluebell Girls.
Compiled and presented by Roger Snowdon who interviewed Miss Bluebell in Paris, and also MICHAEL INGLETON, GEORGE KELLY , ENID MILLS and RUTH ASHLEY.
Producer
CHRISTOPHER VENNING

Contributors

Unknown:
Margaret Kelly
Presented By:
Roger Snowdon
Unknown:
George Kelly
Unknown:
Ruth Ashley.
Unknown:
Christopher Venning

The Master of Ballantrae by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON adapted for radio in ten parts by DONALD BANCROFT Read by lain Cuthbertson (10)
Producer TOM KINNINMONT BBC Scotland

Contributors

Unknown:
Robert Louis Stevenson
Unknown:
Donald Bancroft

The news magazine Presented by Gordon Clough and Rachael HeyhoeFIint Sequence editor DEREK LEWIS
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news

Contributors

Presented By:
Gordon Clough
Presented By:
Rachael Heyhoefiint
Editor:
Derek Lewis

Kaleidoscope with Michael Billington takes a critical look at the plays of William Shakespeare in performance - for instance. this weekend BBC Television begins an ambitious season which will present productions of every play in the Shakespeare canon. In the theatre, the Young Vic stages a trilogy in modern dress with the title Action Man. and in a study, American scholar MARVIN ROSENBERG offers a new and lively critical approach to the major tragedies.
Producer JOHN POWELL

Contributors

Unknown:
Michael Billington
Unknown:
Young Vic
Unknown:
Marvin Rosenberg
Producer:
John Powell

An irreverently critical look back at the week's news with David Jason. Bill Wallis
David Tate. Sheila Steafel and the DAVID FIRMAN TRIO Written by JOHN LANGDON , GUY JENKIN, BARRY BOWES , RICHARD QUICK, JEREMY BROWNE , ROGER WOODIS
Producer GRIFF RHYS JONES (Repeated:Sat5.25pm)
Woadis on page 11

Contributors

Unknown:
David Jason.
Unknown:
Bill Wallis
Unknown:
David Tate.
Unknown:
Sheila Steafel
Unknown:
David Firman
Written By:
John Langdon
Unknown:
Barry Bowes
Unknown:
Jeremy Browne
Unknown:
Roger Woodis
Producer:
Griff Rhys

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