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John Timpson With HUGH SYKES including at
6.45* Prayer for the Day With THE REV LESLIE STOKES
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
Read by PAULINE BUSHNELL
7.30. 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day

Contributors

Unknown:
John Timpson
Unknown:
Hugh Sykes
Unknown:
Leslie Stokes
Read By:
Pauline Bushnell

when he and the regulars. Esther Rantzen , Dr Rob Buckman and Kenneth Robinson , will be among those helping to find antidotes to that Monday morning feeling as they talk to some of the personalities who will be making the news m the forthcoming week.
Producer un R. GARDHOUSE

Contributors

Unknown:
Esther Rantzen
Unknown:
Dr Rob Buckman
Unknown:
Kenneth Robinson
Unknown:
R. Gardhouse

The Cop and the Anthem by 0 HENRY
Read by Marvin Kane
' On his bench in Madison Square Soapy moved uneasily. When wild geese honk high of nights, and when Soapy moves uneasily on his bench in the park you may know that winter is near at hand.'
Producer MITCH RAPER

Contributors

Read By:
Marvin Kane
Producer:
Mitch Raper

Are educational standards rising or falling? it's a question frequently asked by parents and employers and just as frequently criticised by members of the teaching profession who feel that the arguments used to support both sides are often based on inadequate and inaccurate information.
Barry Turner examines some of the current methods of assessing standards and asks whether our de. mands for ' proof ' of good teaching are likely to lead to satisfactory conclusions or to the sort of testing mania that has swept the United States, leaving in its wake strikes, lawsuits and confusion about the aims of education.
Research by MARY LEWISOHN Producer JENNY de YONG

Contributors

Unknown:
Barry Turner
Unknown:
Mary Lewisohn
Producer:
Jenny de Yong

Presenters Nancy Wise and Bill Breckon
News, views and advice for consumers.
Including MARGARET KOR-VING'S World of Work with ideas on careers and training and a selection of current job vacancies around the country. Editor JOHN TURTLE

Contributors

Unknown:
Bill Breckon

A nationwide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete to become this year's Brain of Britain. Chairman
Robert Robinson 22: Second Round North of England
JANET BARKER (Liverpool); RODNEY SMITH , lecturer (Lancashire); ELLA THOMPSON (Tyne and Wear); DAVID CALDWELL , writer (Cumbria) including Beat the Brains, in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants.
Devised by JOHN P. WYNN Questions set by IAN GILLIES and JOAN CLARK Producer Richard EDIS
(Repeated: Thurs 6.30 pm)
12.55Weather; programme news: long wave only

Contributors

Unknown:
Robert Robinson
Unknown:
Rodney Smith
Unknown:
Ella Thompson
Unknown:
David Caldwell
Unknown:
John P. Wynn
Unknown:
Ian Gillies
Unknown:
Joan Clark
Producer:
Richard Edis

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
The Million Dollar Woman: SONIA BEESLEY in conversation with BARBARA WALTERS of ABC News in New York.
Cashing In: JEREMY HANLEY advises how students can look after their money. Gentlemen's Clubs: HENRY KELLY investigates this discreet domain of boon companions, and deep-buttoned Chesterfields.
Frogs for Breakfast and Water Buffalo for Dinner: LIZ DANIELS has been talking to ANDREW AND ROSEMARY DAVIES about their recent ' holiday in Thailand.
Fish on the Cheap: MARIKA HANBURY-TENISON with some thoughts on fish dishes.
Bel Ria (9)
Editor WYN KNOWLES

Contributors

Introduced By:
Sue MacGregor
Unknown:
Sonia Beesley
Unknown:
Barbara Wal
Unknown:
Henry Kelly
Unknown:
Liz Daniels
Unknown:
Rosemary Davies
Unknown:
Marika Hanbury-Tenison
Editor:
Wyn Knowles

The Greenhill Pals by BRIAN THOMPSON
(Leslie Sands is a National Theatre player)

Contributors

Unknown:
Brian Thompson
Unknown:
Leslie Sands
Charlie Carter:
Leslie Sandi
Frank Bennett:
Graham Roberts
Austin Wilkinson:
Cyril Shaps
Freddy Ryedale:
Ronald Baddiley
Jenkins:
George A Cooper
Hoskins:
Herbert Smith
Nokes:
James Tomlihson
Colin/PA on ship:
David Troughton
May:
June Barry
Denis:
Malcolm Hebden
Marie:
Brenda Kaye
Pierre:
Tim Bentinck
Cauvet:
John McGregor

Presented by Gordon Clough and Joan Bakewell Editor DEREK LEWIS
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news

Contributors

Presented By:
Gordon Clough
Presented By:
Joan Bakewell
Editor:
Derek Lewis

The show that Is to panel games what Red Indians were to the buffaloes.
Tim Brooke-Taylor and William Rushton single-handedly take on Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden
Fair play is guaranteed by Humphrey Lyttelton Musical moments from Colin Sell Producer
GEOFFREY PERKINS

Contributors

Unknown:
Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown:
William Rushton
Unknown:
Barry Cryer
Unknown:
Geoffrey Perkins

by David Edgar
David Edgar's award-winning play, specially adapted for radio by the author. With Terence Rigby as Dennis Turner
The death of a Conservative MP results in a by-election in a West Midlands town. The election campaign, between the major parties, at first follows a familiar pattern. But the intervention of an extreme right-wing racialist party, and a strike by Asian foundry-workers, which becomes an election issue, drives the campaign towards a bitter and violent climax.
BBC Birmingham

Contributors

Writer/Adapted for radio by:
David Edgar
Director:
Michael Rolfe
Dennis Turner:
Terence Rigby
Gurjeet Singh Khera:
Saeed Jaffrey
Colonel Chandler:
Frederick Treves
Lewis Rolfe:
Geoffrey Matthews
Tony Perrins:
Stephen Bent
Paul McShane:
Paul Copley
Monty Goodman/Priest/Inspector/Secretary:
Laurence Harrington
Peter Crosby:
David Robb
Jim Platt:
John Baddeley
Mrs Chandler/Mayoress of Taddley:
Patricia Gallimore
Frank Kershaw:
Geoffrey Palmer
Sandy Clifton:
Gabrielle Lloyd
Robert Clifton:
Eric Allan
David Maxwell:
Anthony Jackson
Liz:
Elizabeth Revill
Mrs Howard:
Kathleen Helme
Attwood:
Douglas Blackwell
Richard Cleaver:
Peter Woodthorpe
Prakash Patel/Broadcaster:
Sam Dastor
Don Matthews/PC:
Terry Molloy
Carol:
Kate Coleridge

A selection from the diaries of The Rev Francis Kilvert who died 100 years ago this year, reflecting the seasonal variations of his beloved countryside.
Compiled and introduced by II. Colin Davis , with readings by David Davis 2: Summer
Producer BRIAN MILLER BBC Bristol
(Kilvert's Diary on Friday BBC2 at 9.50 pm)

Contributors

Unknown:
Colin Davis
Unknown:
David Davis
Producer:
Brian Miller

In one of his Letters to Julia Dean Swift wrote ' Monday is Parson Holiday', but have the parsons' attitudes changed towards leisure and the right to time off? A priest, a parson and a nonconformist minister give their views on this ever topical subject.
Compiled by BRIAN EVANS (First broadcast on Radio Wales)

Contributors

Unknown:
Julia Dean Swift
Unknown:
Brian Evans

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