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Presented by Brian Redhead
With MIKE WOOLDRIDGI including at
6.45* Prayer for the Day THE REV RICHARD HARRIES
7.0. 8.0 Today's News
Read by LAURIE MACMILLAN 7. 30 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day

Contributors

Presented By:
Brian Redhead
Presented By:
With Mike Wooldridgi
Unknown:
Richard Harries
Read By:
Laurie MacMillan

We all have niggling little questions in the corners of our minds that we mean to follow up some day - when we have the time. Now you can unload your query on to Neil Lander and let the BBC Reference Library and other experts find the answers for you. Producer HELEN FRY
Questions, on a postcard, to: Enquire Within, BBC, London W1A 4WW long wave only

Contributors

Unknown:
Neil Lander

Wings Over Wales adapted in ten parts by NEVILLE TELLER from the book by GERALD SUMMERS Read by NIGEL STOCK (10) Producer ENYD WILLIAMS
(Nigel Stock is in Stage Struck' at the Vaudeville Theatre, London) long wave only
(Starting on Monday: ' Once Upon an Ice Age by Roy Lewis )

Contributors

Book By:
Gerald Summers
Read By:
Nigel Stock
Unknown:
Roy Lewis

Jim Flegg turns to the attractive voice of the curlew, whose calls are evocative of wild, wide open spaces. BBC Bristol long wave only
Bird Sounds and Their Meaning, book £4.95 from bookshops

Contributors

Unknown:
Jim Flegg

Introduced from Birmingham by Maureen Staffer A Musical History: the Jackfield Band from Salop is among the oldest in the country. HELEN LLOYD looks back over its history.
Holiday Fostering: children in care or from deprived backgrounds often need a break from routine during school holidays. How can they be helped?
Jolson Remembered: JILL JEFFORD explains how Lincoln has become a key centre for fans of Al Jolson , who died 30 years ago. BBC Birmingham
Sense and Sensibility (5) long wave only

Contributors

Unknown:
Helen Lloyd
Unknown:
Jill Jefford
Unknown:
Al Jolson

With one particular horse, called Nugget, he embraces. The animal digs its sweaty brow into his cheek, and they stand in the dark for an hour - like a necking couple.
Martin Dysart, a psychiatrist, is asked by a local magistrate to take on an unusual case. He soon finds himself in the midst of a nightmare - his patient is a 17-year-old boy who has blinded six horses with a metal spike.
(Repeated: Man 7.45 pm)

Contributors

Writer:
Peter Shaffer
Special sound by:
Dick Mills (of the BBC Radio-phonic Workshop)
Director:
David Spenser
Martin Dysart:
Peter Barkworth
Alan Strang:
Ian Sharrock
Hesther Salomon:
Jennifer Piercey
Frank Strang:
Malcolm Hayes
Dora Strang:
Jane Wenham
Jill Mason:
Jenny Twigge
Harry Dalton:
Ronald Herdman
Young Horseman:
Philip Sully
Nurse:
Jan Carey
Other voices:
Richard Gibson
Other voices:
Nigel Greaves
Other voices:
David Parfitt
Other voices:
Jonathan Scott

Richard Hudson-Evans brings you stories behind the scenes in the world of travel and transport. Producer GEOFF DOBSON Editor ROGER MACDONALD

Contributors

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

Margaret Howard presents her selection of extracts from BBC radio and television programmes over the past seven days. Producer NICK HUGHES
(Repeated: Sat 10.45 am)

Contributors

Unknown:
Margaret Howard
Producer:
Nick Hughes

Vernon Jordan
From humble origins in Atlanta, Georgia, Vernon Jordan has risen to become one of America's most influential black civil-rights leaders. A long-time friend of President Carter but a stern critic of his domestic policies. Jordan has carried his battle for the rights of American blacks to the White House itself. But how does he reconcile his present position of power and influence with his need to stay in touch with the people he represents? Sonia Beesley set out to find the answer. Producer IAN MILLER

Contributors

Unknown:
Vernon Jordan
Unknown:
Vernon Jordan
Unknown:
Sonia Beesley
Producer:
Ian Miller

Baroness Lockwood Cyril Smith , mp Michael Barratt and David Hunt. mp tackle the issues raised by the audience in Prestwich, Manchester
Chairman David Jacobs Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat 1.10 pm)
Listeners' views for use in Any Answers?, Thurs-day 4.15, to: Any Answerst, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR

Contributors

Unknown:
Baroness Lockwood Cyril Smith
Unknown:
Michael Barratt
Unknown:
David Hunt.
Unknown:
David Jacobs
Producer:
Carole Stone

Regional Variations (2)

Letter from America by Alistair Cooke

Inflation fuels alarm over policies

Duration: 14 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

President Carter not suffering primary defeats, despite fears over raging inflation. 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
JEREMY BROWNE , ANDY WILSON RICHARD QUICK and BRIAN BETHELL
Producer JIMMY MULVILLE (Repeated: Sat 5.25 pm)

Contributors

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

A series of plays for late-night listening Plans and Ashes by p. PIKE
A small fire in the town hall. Should be simple enough to put it out. However, what with reorganisation, re-allocation, re-designation, bureacracy gone mad and no one prepared to accept responsibility for anything ... the corridors of power quickly become overheated.
Directed by GLYN DEARMAN

Contributors

Directed By:
Glyn Dearman
John Baxter:
Jon Glover
Stephen:
Peter Baldwin
Mary:
Felicity Hayes' McCoy
Doreen:
Elizabeth Rider
Switchboard:
Madi Hedd
Planning:
Brian Carroll
Fireman:
Malcolm Gerard
Supervisor:
Eva Stuart

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