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

Contributors

Presenter:
Brian Redhead
Presenter:
With Libby Purves
Unknown:
Richard Harries
Read By:
Eugene Fraser

Let Neil Landor. the BBC Reference Library and other experts find the answers for you.
Producer SIMON ELMES
Questions, on a postcard, to: Enquire Within, BBC, London W1A 4WW long wave only

Contributors

Unknown:
Neil Landor.
Producer:
Simon Elmes

Once Upon an lee Age A fable by ROY LEWIS abridged in ten parts by ELEANOR RANSOME Read by PETER JONES
10: How to Dispose of Father. Producer RICHARD KEEN: long wave only

Contributors

Unknown:
Roy Lewis
Unknown:
Eleanor Ransome
Read By:
Peter Jones

According to the fossil record, one minute they were there - and the next they were gone. What happened 65 million years ago? John Maddox discusses with Drs Luis and Walter Alvarez , of the University of California at Berkeley, why they believe that it was an Apollo asteroid, ploughing into the surface of the earth, which led to the disappearance not only of the dinosaurs, but of three-quarters of the plant and animal species then alive.
Producer ALISON RICHARDS (First broadcast on R3) long wave only

Contributors

Unknown:
John Maddox
Unknown:
Walter Alvarez
Producer:
Alison Richards

or perhaps ' birds of the week ' as Jim Flegg looks at two warblers-the blackcap and chiffchaff Both are summer visitors to Britain but, in recent years, a few have taken to braving our winters. BBC Bristol long wave only

Contributors

Unknown:
Jim Flegg

Introduced from Manchester by Marjorie Lofthouse
The Incubabies: CY PERRCI. VAL joins Manchester's unique ambulance incubator team on a 12-mile dash.
Half a Century of Copy: as KATE HUTCHINS prepares to retire, she recalls a career which this month pencils up 50 years in journalism.
Straight from the Horse's Mouth: on the eve of the Grand National, a professional punter opens the stable door on a plain filly's guide to betting jargon. BBC Manchester Sense and Sensibility by JANE AUSTEN abridged in 15 parts by ELIZABETH BRADBURY. Read by ANNETTE CROSBIE (15)
(Music: Janaceks Suite for string orchestra) long icave only

Contributors

Unknown:
Marjorie Lofthouse
Unknown:
Kate Hutchins
Unknown:
Jane Austen
Unknown:
Elizabeth Bradbury.
Read By:
Annette Crosbie

Story: Wriggly norm's Voting Day by EUGENIE SUMMERFIELD
Presenters NERYS HUGHES and TONY AITKEN
Written by TONY AITKEN Producer DAVID BELL

Contributors

Presenters:
Nerys Hughes
Presenters:
Tony Aitken
Written By:
Tony Aitken
Producer:
David Bell

The Temptation Game by JOHN GARDNER
A Gothic tale set in medieval England. Brother Ferly, in a state of shock, has wandered down from his hilltop monastery. A peasant finds him and takes him to an inn. There he meets some old friends. He tells them the story of how he came to play the temptation game ... Innkeeper PETER TUDDENUAM
DIANA DIXON (violin) Directed by SHAUN MACLOUGHLIN
BBC Bristol

Contributors

Unknown:
John Gardner
Unknown:
Innkeeper Peter Tuddenuam
Violin:
Diana Dixon
Directed By:
Shaun MacLoughlin
Brother Ferly:
Hugh Dickson
Actor:
As
the Peasant:
Jack Watson
Thomas:
Roger Snowdon
Ives:
Miles Anderson
Oswald:
Michael Tudor Barnes
Girl:
Jo Anderson
Fr Runyon:
John Boswall
Monks:
Richard Hayes
Monks:
Cornelius Garrett
Monks:
Rex Holdsworth

The goat is a much maligned creature. In former times superstition denoted its association with the devil; at best it was referred to as ' the poor man's cow'.
Jeanine McMullen keeps goats herself and sets out to prove what a fascinating and useful animal it can be, when she looks back at the goat's history and its present standing. Producer SARAH PITT BBC Bristol
Preview: page 29

Contributors

Unknown:
Jeanine McMullen

A Concorde Pilot
The job of an airline pilot is one of the most demanding and highly paid there is. The small team of Concorde pilots form an elite group within this highly skilled profession. David Lay follows Captain Brian Walpole on British Airways' most successful Concorde run-to New York. Producer WILLIAM HORSLEY

Contributors

Unknown:
Brian Walpole
Producer:
William Horsley

Arthur Scargill
Nicholas Winterton , mp Patricia Hewitt and Wilf Proudfoot from Scarborough, North Yorkshire
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 AnswersT, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR

Contributors

Unknown:
Arthur Scargill
Unknown:
Nicholas Winterton
Unknown:
Patricia Hewitt
Unknown:
Wilf Proudfoot
Unknown:
David Jacobs
Producer:
Carole Stone

Regional Variations (2)

Duration: 14 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Surprise at Senator Kennedy's landslide win at the New York Democrat primary. Show more

Paint the Town Green
Imaginative ideas to improve sites all over Britain are on show in the Serpentine Gallery tn London. John Jacob reports on the designs which range from converting a Welsh tip into a romantic landscape to floating a helium-filled cloud over a new town. Winning ideas from professionals, amateurs and children in this competition to brighten our surroundings are announced this evening. Producer ANNE WINDER

Contributors

Unknown:
John Jacob
Producer:
Anne Winder

with Bill Wallis , David Tate , Sheila Steafel , David Jason and THE DAVID FIRMAN TRIO Written by GUY JENKINS , JOHN LANGDON , JEREMY BROWNE , ANDY WILSON , RICHARD QUICK and BRIAN BEIHELL
Producer JIMMY MULVILLE (Repeated: Sat 5.25 pm)

Contributors

Unknown:
Bill Wallis
Unknown:
David Tate
Unknown:
Sheila Steafel
Unknown:
David Jason
Written By:
Guy Jenkins
Written By:
John Langdon
Written By:
Jeremy Browne
Written By:
Andy Wilson
Written By:
Richard Quick
Written By:
Brian Beihell
Producer:
Jimmy Mulville

by Rob Gittins
A series of plays for late-night listening
[Starring] Dinsdale Landen

When Sneakly gets the sack, he takes his revenge by pushing the first domino in a very long line.

Contributors

Writer:
Rob Gittins
Director:
Enyd Williams
Sneakly:
Dinsdale Landen
Murman:
Anthony Newlands
Chairman:
William Fox
Convenor:
Brian Carroll
George:
Timothy Bateson
Doris:
Eva Stuart
Gladys:
Peggy Palge
Typist:
Nowena Roberts
Lenfoot:
Gordon Dulieu
McDonnell:
Graham Faulkner
Birbridge:
Philip Sully

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