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Presented by John Timpson with LIBBY PURVES
6.45* Prayer for the Day With THE REV JOE GIBBONS
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by BRIAN PERKINS
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day

Contributors

Presented By:
John Timpson
Unknown:
Libby Purves
Unknown:
Joe Gibbons
Read By:
Brian Perkins

plus Angela Rippon with a birthday interview of the week, and other familiar names playing unfamiliar roles in this live miscellany.
From Glasgow, Fran Mor rison; from Cardiff, Gerry Monte ; and from Dublin, Frank Delaney , tell true stories of popular interest. Live musical interludes and punctuations by THE BOWLES BROTHERS
Producer MICHAEL EMBER long wave only

Contributors

Unknown:
Angela Rippon
Unknown:
Fran Mor
Unknown:
Gerry Monte
Unknown:
Frank Delaney
Producer:
Michael Ember

Introduced by June Knox-Mawer
The Island of Tears: Ellis Island was until 1925 the gateway to the United States for millions of immigrants. Sonia Beesley has visited its now crumbling ruins.
Talking Point: opinions and ideas.
Reading Your Letters.
Maybe I Can Help...: Wendy Greengross with some of your problems.
Call For The Dead by John Le Carre
abridged in seven parts by Fiona McPherson
Read by Peter Barkworth (1)
'George Smiley sat in the back of a London taxi at 2.0 in the morning. The telephone had woken him. "Smiley? Maston speaking. You interviewed Samuel Arthur Fennan at the Foreign Office on Monday?" "Yes, I did."
"Well he's dead. Killed himself at 10.30 this evening..."'
(Music: Bush's Music for Orchestra) long wave only

Contributors

Introduced By:
June Knox-Mawer
Unknown:
Sonia Beesley
Unknown:
Wendy Greengross
Unknown:
John Le Carre
Unknown:
Fiona McPherson
Read By:
Peter Barkworth

A radio version of the 1978 Footlights Revue Stage Fright with Robert Batluirst Martin Bergman Sean Crannitch Richard Harfey
Jan Havens. Sarah Palmer Music from the NICK BURSTIN MEDIUM SIZED BAND
Written by CLIVE ANDERSON RORY MCGRATH and MARTIN BERGMAN
Producer CRIFF RHYS JONES

Contributors

Unknown:
Robert Batluirst
Unknown:
Martin Bergman
Unknown:
Sean Crannitch
Unknown:
Richard Harfey
Unknown:
Jan Havens.
Unknown:
Sarah Palmer
Written By:
Clive Anderson
Written By:
Rory McGrath
Written By:
Martin Bergman
Producer:
Criff Rhys Jones

Monsters by MARGARET CRANE
A journalist is sent to write an article about a country house, now used as a mental hospital He stays with the former owner and in the course of the evening she discovers the reason for his extreme nervousness.
Directed by TONY CLIFF BBC Manchester

Contributors

Unknown:
Margaret Crane
Directed By:
Tony Cliff
Mrs Dyer:
Rosalie Crutchiey
Robert Harris:
John Rowe
Mrs Dyer:
Rosalie Crutchley
Robert:
John Rowe
Mrs Spence:
Ann Rye
Hugh:
Russell Dixon
Rosamond.:
Rosalind Shanks
Mr Harris:
Malcolm Hedden

on the day that Scotland and Wales vote on their Referendums
Gordon Clough is in London. Susannah
Simons is in Glasgow and Robert Williams is in Caidiff.
5.50 Shipping forecast long ware only
5.55 Weather: programme news

Contributors

Unknown:
Gordon Clough
Unknown:
Robert Williams

Written by TESSA DIAMOND (Repeated. Fri 1.40 pm) Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham

Contributors

Written By:
Tessa Diamond
Dan:
Edgar Harrison
Doris:
Gwen Berryman
Peggy:
June Spencer
Jennifer:
Angela Piper
Brian:
Charles Collingwood
Lilian:
Elizabeth Marlow
Ralph:
Jack Holloway
Tony:
Colin Skipp
Pat:
Patricia Gallimore
Philip:
Norman Painting
Jill:
Patricia Greene
Shula:
Judy Bennett
Christine:
Lesley Saweard
Laura:
Betty McCowall
Tom Forrest:
Bob Arnold
Jack:
Philip Garston- Iones
Walter:
Christ Gittins
Sid:
Perks Alandevereux
Polly:
Hilary Newcombe
George:
Graham Roberts
Richard Adamson:
Richard Carrington
Col Danby:
Norman Shelley
Jackie:
Maggie McCarthy
Eva Lenz:
Hedli Niklaus
PC Coverdale:
Leon Tanner

The fifth of a series of six programmes compiled and presented by the poet Seamus Heaney with readers RONALD PICKUP JENNY TWIGGE and PETER WICKHAM Producer ALEC REID

Contributors

Unknown:
Seamus Heaney
Unknown:
Jenny Twigge
Unknown:
Peter Wickham
Producer:
Alec Reid

conductor and violinist
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 3, in G
BATH FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA
Schubert String Trio in B flat, with CECIL ARONOWITZ (viola) DEREK SIMPSON (CellO) arr Haydn The White Cockade; John Anderson arr Beethoven Polly Stew -art: The Sweetest lad was
Jamie JANET BAKER (mezzo-sop) ROSS POPLE (cello) GEORGE MALCOLM
(harpsichord and piano) arr Hughes I know where I'm going
Stanford La belle dame sans merci
Parry Proud Masie: 0 Mistress Mine
JANET BAKER (meZZO-SOp) GERALD MOORE (piano)
Mozart Concerto in F, for three pianos and orchestra (K 242): HEPHZIBAH, YAL-TAH AND JEREMY MENUHIN LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

Contributors

Violinist:
Bach Brandenburg
Viola:
Cecil Aronowitz
Cello:
Derek Simpson
Unknown:
John Anderson
Unknown:
Beethoven Polly Stew
Unknown:
Jamie Janet Baker
Cello:
Ross Pople
Harpsichord:
George Malcolm
Piano:
Gerald Moore

Bryan Forbes reads the last of four extracts from his autobiography.
1 I have been very poor at various stages in my life, compelled sometimes to seH possessions in order to survive, and although on such occasions I have divested myself of furniture, clothes, cars, records and other material junk, I have always resisted selling my books.' Bryan Forbes on Films: page 15

Contributors

Unknown:
Bryan Forbes

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