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Presenter John Timpson With LIBBY PURVES
8.45' Prayer for the Day THE REV RICHARD HARRIES
7.9. 8.0 Today's News
Read by EUGENE FRASER
7.36, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day

Contributors

Presenter:
John Timpson
Presenter:
With Libby Purves
Unknown:
Richard Harries
Read By:
Eugene Fraser

Portraits of five women writers - some respected, others ridiculed - all pro, lific, immensely popular, and legends in their own lifetimes.
1: Ouida (1839-1908) by JANET HITCHMAN
Directed by ALEC REID long wave only
Peter Brookes ' View: p 82

Contributors

Unknown:
Janet Hitchman
Directed By:
Alec Reid
Unknown:
Peter Brookes
Ouida:
Elizabeth Bell
Marie Corelli:
Peggy Ashcroft
First reader:
Garard Green
Second reader:
Leonard Fenton
Mme Ramée:
Eva Stuart
AINSWORTH/RUSKIN:
Peter Baldwin
Gossipwriter / Mr Car-michael:
Philip Voss
Hotel proprietor:
Roger Hammond
Cecil:
Peter Wickham
Seraph:
John Bull
Lady Paget:
Josie Kidd
Lady C Leslie/Lady Dolly:
Maggie Shevlin
Lady Cardiff:
Sonia Fraser
Norman Douglas:
John Bott
Reporter:
Brian Haines

The great tit, with Its bold markings, is easily identified by the bird-watcher, but with 70 different songs and calls it presents a problem to the ' bird-listener . Jim Flegg seeks a solution. long wave only

Contributors

Unknown:
Jim Flegg

Introduced from Northern Ireland by Diane Harron In Conversation: Margaret Atkins , wife of the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, talks about her public responsibilities and private pressures.
Zula the Greek: a Greek army captain came to Ireland, married a Dublin girl and established a Moravian community in a small village in County Down. bishop foy recalls the intriguing story of Captain Basil Patras Zula. Still Illicit: Poteen (Dictionary definition: Irish whiskey illicitly distilled). BARRY COWAN uncovers the chequered history of moonshine.
Journey to Amritsar (5) long wave only

Contributors

Unknown:
Diane Harron
Unknown:
Margaret Atkins
Unknown:
Barry Cowan

Black Marsden by MARGARET HARRIS loosely based on the novel by WILSON HARRIS with John Graham and Stephen Murray
Black Marsden is a kind of Svengali - his influence may appear benign but has it a dangerous side too?
Directed by KAY Patrick BBC Manchester

Contributors

Unknown:
Margaret Harris
Novel By:
Wilson Harris
Unknown:
John Graham
Unknown:
Stephen Murray
Unknown:
Black Marsden
Directed By:
Kay Patrick
Mrs Glenwearie/Jewellery assistant:
Jennifer Piercey
Clive Goodrich:
John Grabau
Black Marsden:
Stephen Murray
Jennifer Gorgon:
Liza Flanagan
Jack Knife/Florist:
Danny Schiller
Johnny Harp:
Gareth Armstrong
Ralph Winter / menswear assistant:
David Timson

In the Welsh valleys any Italian coffee shop is called a ' bracchi '. This programme tells how the Bracchis - and other families fired with the spirit of adventure-made their fortunes in a strange land and of the strong link that still exists between Wales and the small town of Bardi in northern Italy. Compiled and produced by HERBERT WILLIAMS

Contributors

Produced By:
Herbert Williams

George Melly
' On stage he is horrific and beguiling - always both.' That's one man's description of GEORGE MELLY - writer, critic and jazz singer extraordinary. Presented by Russell Davies
Producer DAVID POWELL

Contributors

Unknown:
George Melly
Unknown:
George Melly
Presented By:
Russell Davies
Producer:
David Powell

Andrew Alexander Frank Chapple Tim Brinton , mp and Tess Gill tackle the issues raised by the audience in Bough-ton, Kent
Chairman David Jacobs Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol

Contributors

Unknown:
Andrew Alexander
Unknown:
Frank Chapple
Unknown:
Tim Brinton
Unknown:
David Jacobs
Producer:
Carole Stone

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Duration: 14 minutes

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Hopes that massive UN vote against Soviet invasion could sway diplomatic solution. Show more

by MAX INDIA
In order to spend the weekend with his mistress, Tim provides himself with a complicated alibi. When his wife announces that she is returning early, it proves almost impossible to unravel.
Directed by ALFRED BRADLEY BBC Manchester

Contributors

Unknown:
Max India
Directed By:
Alfred Bradley
Tim in A Little Ripple:
Christopher Godwin
Jane:
Eileen O'Brien
Ingrid:
Linda Gardner
Marilyn:
Rosalind Knight
Pete:
Anthony Havering
Chrissy:
Kate Lee

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