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Brian Redhead
With LIBBY PURVES
6.45* Prayer for the Day THE REV RICHARD HARRIES
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
Read by PETER DONALDSON
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day

Contributors

Unknown:
Libby Purves
Unknown:
Richard Harries
Read By:
Peter Donaldson

Portraits of five women writers - some respected, others ridiculed - all prolific, immensely popular and legends in their own lifetime.
2: Marie CorellK (1855-1924) Written and narrated by Brian Masters , based on his book, Now Barabbas was a Rotter with Peggy Ashcroft and JOHN BOTT , JOHN CHURCH, LEONARD FENTON SONIA FRASER , GORDON REID Directed by IAN COTTERELL long wave only

Contributors

Unknown:
Marie Corellk
Unknown:
Brian Masters
Unknown:
Peggy Ashcroft
Unknown:
John Bott
Unknown:
Leonard Fenton
Unknown:
Sonia Fraser
Unknown:
Gordon Reid
Directed By:
Ian Cotterell

The raven is supposedly a black bird of ill-omen, the companion of the devil, but in reality it is one of our most intelli gent birds with a/ great sense of fun. Introduced by Jim Flegg BBC Bristol long wave only i

Contributors

Introduced By:
Jim Flegg

Introduced from Manchester by Marjorie Lofthouse Lend-a-Lowry: most art galleries have many more pictures in the vaults than on the walls. Manchester City has just devised a fund-raising scheme for industry to borrow their hidden treasures, cv PERCIVAL reviews this art works to factory works movement. From The Beatles to the Old Bailey: Australian Leo McKern is one of this country's busiest and most respected professional actors. He talks to
NATALIE ANGLESEY.
Roots MARGARET TRAVIS and EVELYN ROSE serve up some warming winter vegetable dishes.
(Leo McKern is in ' Rotto ' a: the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester) BBC Manchester
In the Highlands (5) long wave only

Contributors

Unknown:
Marjorie Lofthouse
Unknown:
Leo McKern
Unknown:
Margaret Travis
Unknown:
Leo McKern

Story: Mud by LAWRENCE JAMES. Presenters GLADYS WHITRED and TONY AITKEN
Written by GLADYS WHITRED Producer DAVID BELL

Contributors

Unknown:
Lawrence James.
Presenters:
Gladys Whitred
Presenters:
Tony Aitken
Written By:
Gladys Whitred
Producer:
David Bell

by Jill Hyem
with Robert Lindsay and Barbara Flynn
A mother frantically searches for her two children who have disappeared while watching a Punch and Judy Show. A girl picks up a young man on the beach. Gradually his behaviour strikes her as odd. Is there a connection between these two events? Is it too late to avert danger?
BBC Manchester

Contributors

Writer:
Jill Hyem
Director:
Kay Patrick
A man:
Robert Lindsay
A girl:
Barbara Flynn
Carol:
Brigit Forsyth
Tom:
Michael Spice
WPC:
Sally Gibson
Stall-keeper/Police Sergeant:
James Tomlinson
Pip:
Ben Savill
Woman on the beach:
Victoria Hardcastle
Punch and Judy man:
Wilf Durham
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with Gordon Clough and Joan Bakewell
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news

Contributors

Unknown:
Gordon Clough
Unknown:
Joan Bakewell

Henry Kelly presents a profile of Lord Ted Willis , one of the most versatile authors in Britain. He has written extensively for television. films. the theatre and radio, and since 1973 has produced six best-selling novels. He is closely identified with writers' causes, being one of the founder members of the Writers Guild of Great Britain, and a leading campaigner for public lending rights. He was raised to the peerage in 1963 in recognition of his services to writers and writing.

Contributors

Unknown:
Henry Kelly
Unknown:
Lord Ted Willis

Sir Peter Parker Edna Healey
John Cherrfngton and Ken Durham tackle the issues raised by the audience in Devizes, Wiltshire
Chairman David Jacobs Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat 1.10 pm)

Contributors

Unknown:
Sir Peter Parker
Unknown:
Edna Healey
Unknown:
John Cherrfngton
Unknown:
Ken Durham
Unknown:
David Jacobs
Producer:
Carole Stone

Regional Variations (2)

Letter from America by Alistair Cooke

Carter steals rivals' thunder

Duration: 14 minutes

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President Carter's annual speech turns into a 'state of the world' triumph. Show more

Murders, Gods and War
' As far as I know, this story has not been told before in one single dramatic work. I believe that it is one of the most exciting and moving stories in our culture.'
(JOHN BARTON )
Tomorrow, the Royal Shakespeare Company opens a marathon three-month season at London's Aldwych Theatre with a day-long performance of 'The Greeks ' - ten plays by Euripides, Aeschylus and Sophocles, which tell the story of the House of Agamemnon, the Trojan War and its aftermath.
Michael Billington goes behind the scenes of John Barton 's production to look at the problems and processes involved in bringing this spectacular undertaking to theatrical life. Producer JOHN POWELL
9.59 Weather

Contributors

Unknown:
John Barton
Unknown:
Michael Billington
Unknown:
John Barton
Producer:
John Powell

with Bill Wallis , DavidTate Sheila Steafel , Chris Emmett and THE DAVID firman TRIO. Written by GUY JENKIN , JOHN LANGDON , JEREMY BROWNE , ANDY WIL SON, RICHARD QUICK, BRIAN BETHELL
(Repeated: Sat 5.25 pm)

Contributors

Unknown:
Bill Wallis
Unknown:
Davidtate Sheila Steafel
Unknown:
Chris Emmett
Written By:
Guy Jenkin
Written By:
John Langdon
Written By:
Jeremy Browne
Written By:
Andy Wil
Unknown:
Brian Bethell

Child Harold by FREDERICK BRADNUM with Petra Davies and Gordon Dulieu
Harold Weakin was once a go-between. At a party he now comes face-to-face with his childhood fantasies.
Directed by ENYD WILLIAMS

Contributors

Unknown:
Frederick Bradnum
Unknown:
Petra Davies
Unknown:
Gordon Dulieu
Unknown:
Harold Weakin
Directed By:
Enyd Williams
Harold:
Gordon Dulleu
Janet:
Petra Davies
Tom:
Brian Carroll
Joan:
Margot Boyd
John:
Jack May

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