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Presenter Brian Redhead With LIBBY PURVES
6.45* Prayer for the Day THfc REV RICHARD HARRIES
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
Read by PETER DONALDSON
7.31, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day

Contributors

Presenter:
Brian Redhead
Presenter:
With Libby Purves
Unknown:
Richard Harries
Read By:
Peter Donaldson

by E. ARNOT ROBERTSON abridged in 15 parts by DONALD BANCROFT. Read by Sheila Mitchell (15) Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol long wave only

Contributors

Unknown:
E. Arnot Robertson
Unknown:
Donald Bancroft.
Read By:
Sheila Mitchell
Producer:
Pamela Howe

Imagine you are held hostage. You are tied up, blindfolded. denied food and drink. What happens to your mind under those conditions? What effects linger after your release? Geoff Watts examines the psychological effects of captivity, and assesses the value of psychiatric advice in siege-breaking. Producer GEOFF DEEHAN long wave only

Contributors

Unknown:
Geoff Watts
Producer:
Geoff Deehan

Jim Flegg today turns to the ' bird watcher's barometer ' - the lapwing, or maybe you know it as the peewit or green plover, whose appearance in large flocks often portends severe weather. BBC Bristol long wave only

Contributors

Unknown:
Jim Flegg

A You and Yours Special Prescription charges are going up, hospitals face closure, staff" cuts seem unavoidable. How will we cope? Should we put more emphasis on prevention of sickness? Is more ' Community Care ' the answer - and if so, who will do the caring?
Bill Breckon tries to find some of the answers
Producer ROBERT ROWS
HELP! page 15

Contributors

Unknown:
Bill Breckon

Introduced from Manchester by Marjorie Lofthouse The Herd of the Tankervilles: LADY TANKERVILLE talks to KEITH ALLAN about her special charges, the unique herd of cattle that has roamed the parkland of Chillingham Castle for 700 years.
Queen of the Road: WENDY LLOYD puts the brakes on a theory that it's a simple matter to drive a 26-ton lorry and load.
Without These Walls: JOE WHITTY , recently appointed as first male Governor of Askham Grange , talks to LIZ AMBLER about his new post at this women's open prison with its own mother and baby unit. BBC Manchester Stepsons (10) long wave only

Contributors

Unknown:
Marjorie Lofthouse
Unknown:
Keith Allan
Unknown:
Wendy Lloyd
Unknown:
Joe Whitty
Talks:
Askham Grange
Unknown:
Liz Ambler

Story: Tuaga Lugga the Tractor and the Snow by ANNE WELLINGTON
Presenters JEAN ROGERS and GARY TAYLOR
Written by RACHAEL BIRLEY Producer MARY HAYDON

Contributors

Unknown:
Tuaga Lugga
Presenters:
Jean Rogers
Presenters:
Gary Taylor
Written By:
Rachael Birley
Producer:
Mary Haydon

Running Down by MIKE WALKKR
When Chris's mother dies be finds himself facing a new life. Should he act on advice from his Spiritualist friend, or do what Graham suggests? A serious comedy in which two men finally come to terms with life and, perhaps, themselves.
MARY NASH (piano) Directed by CHRISTOPHER VENNING

Contributors

Unknown:
Mike Walkkr
Piano:
Mary Nash
Directed By:
Christopher Venning
Graham:
Henry Knowles
Chris:
Nigel Lambert
Chris:
Nigel Lambert
Graham:
Henry Knowles
Father Bob:
James Bayes
Naomi David:
Margot Boyd
African/Man in the street:
Hugh Quarshie

Jocelyn Ryder-Smith talks to a young Englishwoman who left her comfortable Home Counties background to live in a Tibetan community in India, and eventually to become a Buddhist Nun with the name Shen Pen . ' of service to others.'
Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham

Contributors

Talks:
Jocelyn Ryder-Smith
Unknown:
Shen Pen

with Richard Hudson-Evans
This year the major ferry operators have abandoned their policy of uniform fares and are undercutting each other in an effort to attract more customers. Going Places plots a path through the fares jungle and tries out the P & o Jetfoil from London to Ostend.
Producer GEOFF DOBSON Editor ROGER MACDONALD
For information sheet on cross-Channel bookings tend an III x 81 inches stamped, addressed envelope to: [address removed]

Contributors

Unknown:
Richard Hudson-Evans
Producer:
Geoff Dobson
Editor:
Roger MacDonald

Vladimir Bukovsky has spent a third of his life in Soviet prisons and mental institutions. His crime - not conforming with the system. Eventually. in December 1976, the Soviet authorities bowed to Western pressure and agreed to release him in exchange for the Chilean Communist. Luis Corvalan. Now a student in Cambridge, Bukovsky continues to fight the Soviet regime and manages to keep in touch with the dissident groups in Russia. Erik de Manny profiles Vladimir Bukovsky , a dissident in exile.
Producer MARIFI CRICOTE

Contributors

Unknown:
Vladimir Bukovsky
Unknown:
Luis Corvalan.
Unknown:
Vladimir Bukovsky

The Rt Hon Dame Judith Hart , mp
David English
Dr Magnus Pyke and Graham Dowson tackle the issues raised by the audience in Cranfield Institute of Technology, Bedford
Chairman David Jacobs Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat 1.10 pm)
Listeners' views for use in Any Answers?, Thursday 4.15, to: Any Answersf BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR

Contributors

Unknown:
Dame Judith Hart
Unknown:
David English
Unknown:
Dr Magnus Pyke
Unknown:
Graham Dowson
Unknown:
David Jacobs
Producer:
Carole Stone

Regional Variations (2)

Letter from America by Alistair Cooke

Iran hostage crisis goes on

Duration: 14 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Iran refuses negotiation attempt over US hostages the country is holding. 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 Written by GUY JENKIN , JOHN LANGDON JEREMYER OWNE , ANDY WILSON RICHARD QUICK and BRIAN BETHELI ,
Producer JIMMY MULVILLE

Contributors

Unknown:
Bill Wallis
Unknown:
David Tate
Unknown:
Sheila Steafel
Unknown:
David Jason
Written By:
Guy Jenkin
Written By:
John Langdon
Written By:
Jeremyer Owne
Written By:
Andy Wilson
Written By:
Richard Quick
Written By:
Brian Betheli
Producer:
Jimmy Mulville

Crucial Division A comedy by LAURENCE MCDERMOTT with Richard Briers as an MP
A vote of no-confidence - the House divides at ten o'clock - the ayes and noes seem equal - the government could fall - every member's presence is vital ... Certain individuals are suddenly aware of the power they hold.
Another MP.PETER BALDWIN Directed by TYDEMAN JOHN
(Richard Briers is in ' Middle Age Spread ' at the Lyric Theatre, London)

Contributors

Comedy By:
Laurence McDermott
Unknown:
Richard Briers
Directed By:
Tydeman John
Directed By:
Richard Briers
Diane:
Jenny Twigge
Cabbie:
John Bott
Maisie:
Maggie Shevlin
Chairman:
Leonard Fenton
Dissident:
Adrian Egan
Police sergeant:
Michael McStat
Police constable:
David Timson
Gypsy:
Peggy Paige

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