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Presenter John Timpson with LIBBY PURVES
6.45. Prayer for the Day THE REV RICHARD HARRIES 7 0 8.0 Today's News Read by HARRIET CASS
7.30, 8 30 News headlines
7.45. Thought for the Day

Contributors

Presenter:
John Timpson
Unknown:
Libby Purves
Unknown:
Richard Harries
Read By:
Harriet Cass

Unload your query on to Neil Landor and let the BBC Reference Library and other experts find the answer for you.
Producer SIMON ELMES
Questions, on a postcard, to: Enquire Within, BBC, London WIA 4WW long wave only

Contributors

Unknown:
Neil Landor
Producer:
Simon Elmes

Portraits of five women writers - some respected, others ridiculed - all prolific, immensely popular and legends in their own lifetimes.
5: Dorothy Parker (1893-1967) h? CHARLOTTE and DENIS PLIMMER
The life of the American humorist whose sardonic wit in conversation, short stories, verse and criticism won her a place at the famous Algonquin Round Table and caused her, in the 1920s, to be considered the wittiest woman in New York. Narrated by Gordon Dulieu
With PETER BALDWIN , JOHN BAY , BRIAN CARROLL , BLAIN FAIRMAN , MARGARET ROBERT SON and KENNETH SHANLEY Directed by GLYN DEARMAN long wave only

Contributors

Unknown:
Dorothy Parker
Unknown:
Denis Plimmer
Unknown:
New York.
Unknown:
Gordon Dulieu
Unknown:
Peter Baldwin
Unknown:
John Bay
Unknown:
Brian Carroll
Unknown:
Blain Fairman
Unknown:
Margaret Robert
Unknown:
Kenneth Shanley
Directed By:
Glyn Dearman
Dorothy Parker:
Elaine Stritch

Not only a bird of wood-land edge, the blue tit can also be found in town gardens taking advantage of the nut bags and nest boxes put out to lure this, perhaps the most acrobatic of our birds. Introduced by Jim Flegg. BBC Bristol long wave only

Contributors

Introduced By:
Jim Flegg.

Introduced from Glasgow by Mary Marquis
Perseverance and Renovation: DOROTHY HENDERSON tells JIMMY MACK about her successful efforts to improve some of Glasgow's fine tenement properties. Oatmeal and Health: muriel CLARK takes a modern look at one of Scotland's traditional foods.
The Place in the Corner: FINLAY J. MACDONALD reflects on the gaps in the generation gap. BBC Scotland Stepsons (5) long nave only

Contributors

Unknown:
Mary Marquis
Unknown:
Dorothy Henderson
Unknown:
Jimmy MacK
Unknown:
Finlay J. MacDonald

Story: The Moon's Overcoat by DONALD BISSET
Presenters AURIOL SMITH and SEAN BARRETT
Written by AURIOL smith Producer MARY haydon

Contributors

Unknown:
Donald Bisset
Presenters:
Auriol Smith
Unknown:
Sean Barrett
Written By:
Auriol Smith
Producer:
Mary Haydon

Summer School Blues byj.C.WILSHER with Richard Latham and Petra Davies
HARRY: Unit One is the series of lectures, Unit Two - the discussions you chair, Unit Three is informed social interaction between staSf and students.... Unit Three separates the men from the boys, mate.
Beryl and Dave are attending a summer school about the nature and history of family life, but because of Unit Three they are forced to examine the nature of their own lives-in practice rather than theory.
Directed by MICHAEL BARTLETT

Contributors

Unknown:
Richard Latham
Unknown:
Petra Davies
Directed By:
Michael Bartlett
Pat:
Jennylee
Dave:
Richard Larham
Steven:
Adrtan Egan
Beryl:
Petra Bav!es
Harry:
Leonard Fenton
Liz:
Rosalind Acams

The Poetry of the Hunt compiled and introduced by Robin Holmes
' Image of War without its guilt ... and only half its danger.' with Michael Hordern and Philip Sulty
Producer BRIAN WRIGHT

Contributors

Introduced By:
Robin Holmes
Unknown:
Michael Hordern
Unknown:
Philip Sulty
Producer:
Brian Wright
Unknown:
Michaef Hordern

Weird George byBERLIEDOHERTY Read by Kate Lee
' Some people moved into our street this summer. They had a kid called George. He was weird. I wish Mum hadn't made metalktohim-henever left me alone after that.' Producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester

Contributors

Read By:
Kate Lee
Producer:
Diana Stenson

Michael Hordern gives the Hfth talk introducing the current season of Shakespeare plays on BBC2
The Tempest
'I would wish an audience watching The Tempest just to let the delight, the language, the music and the magic of it wash over them-to feel the play. Thinking about it is best left till afterwards.'
Producer ALAN WILDING
(The Tempest: next Wednesday BBC2)

Contributors

Unknown:
Michael Hordern
Producer:
Alan Wilding

Barbara Weodhouse Austin MiteheU. Mp Weodrow Wyatt and Russet! ProBtt tack!e the issues raised by the audience in Leicester.
Chairman David Jacobs Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Brtstot
Listeners' t)t€<M /or use in Any Answers?, Thursday
4.15, to: .Anx Anstpcrsf, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR

Contributors

Unknown:
Weodrow Wyatt
Unknown:
David Jacobs
Producer:
Carole Stone

Regional Variations (2)

Letter from America by Alistair Cooke

New Hampshire, the political weathervane

Duration: 14 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Why the weather is a factor in the New Hampshire primary 'beauty contest' stakes. Show more

An irreverently critical look back at the week's news with Bill Wallis, David Tate, Sheila Steafel, David Jason and The David Firman Trio
(Repeated: Sat 5.25pm)

Contributors

Unknown:
Bill Wallis
Unknown:
David Tate
Unknown:
Sheila Steafel
Unknown:
David Jason
Writer:
Guy Jenkin
Writer:
John Langdon
Writer:
Jeremy Browne
Writer:
Andy Wilson
Writer:
Richard Quick
Writer:
Brian Bethell
Producer:
Jimmy Mulville

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'This could be a big break for me. It could be the turning point of my life. I'm going to make those buyers notice me if I have to wave me knickers intheair.'
Directed by JOHN CAROY

Contributors

Directed By:
John Caroy
Elsie:
June Barry
Sharon:
Rowena Roberts

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