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in Brussels
As the EEC leaders meet again in Summit, Libby Purves reports, live, for a second day, with the BBC's Chief Europe Correspondent, Donald Milner, and the BBC's European political specialist, John Sergeant. In London Brian Redhead
6 45' Prayer for the Day With THE REV M. ADDY
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
Read by PAULINE BUSHNELL
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day

Contributors

Unknown:
Libby Purves
Unknown:
Donald Milner
Unknown:
M. Addy
Read By:
Pauline Bushnell

Folklore, Customs and Superstitions ' Day, have
On All Fools Day, have you been sent to buy a pot of striped paint? The origins of this custom of playing practical jokes until noon today are obscure, but many folk beliefs and customs do have an explanation.
In the studio are Dr venetia Newall. Secretary of the Folklore Society, and Eric Maple, expert on superstitions. In the Chair
Sue MacGregor Produced by the Woman's Hour Unit
Lines open from 8.0 am

What's new in medical science? How well are the doctors looking after us? is our money being spent to best effect? Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care - from the research laboratory and theoperatingtheatreto the dentists chair and the gp's surgery.
Producer DAVID PATERSON

Contributors

Unknown:
Geoff Watts
Producer:
David Paterson

Haste by JOEL KAYE
Frank's a young man in a hurry. He has a good job in an engineering works but he wants to be a poet. A reading at a festival is his big chance to prove himself....
Directed by TONY CLIFF BBC Manchester

Contributors

Unknown:
Joel Kaye
Directed By:
Tony Cliff
Frank's mam:
Rosalie Williams
Frank:
Russell Dixon
Frank's dad:
John Jardine
Pete:
Martin Oldfield
Roger:
Colin Meredith
Mavis:
Karen Petrie
Billy:
Peter Wheeler
Eve:
Sally Gibson

Unusual animal behaviour, the wildlife sound competition and listeners' news and views. Introduced by Derek Jones
Producer MICHAEL BRIGHT BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat 2.5 pm)

Contributors

Duced By:
Derek Jones
Producer:
Michael Bright

with Sue MacGregor
Children's Pocket Money: is it really gtmme, gimme, gimme? LUCY PARKER reports.
Talking Point: opinions and ideas ...
Reading Your Letters.
Among the Lozenges and Lions Sedant: GYN FREEMAN at the new Heralds' Museum in the Tower of London
Hands to Dance and Sky-lark. 2: Looking for Annie

Contributors

Unknown:
Lucy Parker

by D. H. LAWRENCE freely adapted in six episodes by ROY SPENCER starring Sarah Badel Clive Francis
Peter McEnery and Penelope Wilton with Norman Bird 5: Death and Love
Directed by TREVOR HILL BBC Manchester

Contributors

Unknown:
D. H. Lawrence
Unknown:
Roy Spencer
Unknown:
Sarah Badel
Unknown:
Clive Francis
Unknown:
Peter McEnery
Unknown:
Penelope Wilton
Unknown:
Norman Bird
Directed By:
Trevor Hill
the D H Lawrence,narratr:
Roy Spencer
Rupert Birkin:
Peter McEnery
Ursula Brangwen:
Sarah Badel
Mr Crich:
Graham Roberts
Gerald:
Clive Francis
Gudrun Brangwen:
Penelope Wilton
Mrs Crich:
Valerie Skardon
First miner:
Robert Aldous
Stallholder:
Geoffrey Banks
Harold:
Michael Greatorex
Emma:
Christine Welch
Mr Brangwen:
Norman Bird
His wife:
Joan Anstey

by HENRY LIVINGS with Robin Bernard Cribbins
When a distinguished art gallery owner dies. he instructs his friends to arrange for his ashes to be placed in a specially commissioned bronze statuette of a seated nude. The task proves to be more difficult than he could ever have imagined.
Directed by ALFRED BRADLEY
BBC Manchester

Contributors

Unknown:
Henry Livings
Directed By:
Alfred Bradley
Harold:
Bob Grant
Norma:
June Barry
Pam:
Marcia Warren
Betty:
Jean Boht
Geoff:
Ronald Baddiley

by KNUD EBBESEN
Narrator Robert Lang
An intriguing sound picture of village life in developing Sri Lanka. more than 30 years after independence. Knud Ebbesen spent five months in Sri Lanka gathering material for a series of Danish radio programmes. For some of thattimehelivedinthe village of Wellaboda on the coast, about 60 miles south of the capital, Colombo. The programme is built round the sound of the concho shell and the sea, life in the hut and in the tropical night, songs, religious processions and ceremonies of exorcism, the joys and frustrations of everyday life.
Adapted and produced by JOHN THEOCUARIS
(Rptd: Good Fri 11.5 am)

Contributors

Narrator:
Robert Lang
Produced By:
John Theocuaris

Spotting the bargain, or even just the right tin or packet, is not easy for blind shoppers.
KEVIN MULHERN and JANE FINNIS compare notes on how they cope in a busy supermarket, and also suggest ways in which some ordinary household rubbish can be put to good use by people with little or no sight. Presented by David Scott Blackhall Producer THENA HESHEL
Free quarterly bulletin, summarising information broadcast, available from [address removed] Send four large saes for a year's supply.

Contributors

Unknown:
Kevin Mulhern
Unknown:
Jane Finnis
Presented By:
David Scott Blackhall
Producer:
Thena Heshel

A one-woman show of songs and anecdotes starring Elaine Stritch
To quote from a recent magazine article, ' An evening out with Elaine Stritch is like the night they invented champagne.' Many members of the British public perhaps only know her as the formidable American writer in the television series Two's Company. To them her musical comedy talents, presented before an invited audience at a concert recorded last Sunday, will come as a surprise; those who already know will realise this is a champagne evening not to be missed.
Musical director RICHARD HOLMES
Producer GLYN DEARMAN

Contributors

Unknown:
Elaine Stritch
Unknown:
Elaine Stritch
Director:
Richard Holmes
Producer:
Glyn Dearman

by c. S. FORESTER adapted for radio by VAL GIELGUD starring Nigel Anthony with Sorcha Cusack Peter Vaughan Robert Lindsay and Michael Poole
Book 4: Lord Hornblower 5: Story's End
Technical presentation by DAVID FLEMING-WILLIAMS , ROGER LUCAS and MARK SEYLER Assistant director
CHRISTOPHER HAYTON-WEBB Directed by TREVOR HILL BBC Manchester

Contributors

Unknown:
S. Forester
Radio By:
Val Gielgud
Unknown:
Nigel Anthony
Unknown:
Sorcha Cusack
Unknown:
Peter Vaughan
Unknown:
Robert Lindsay
Unknown:
Michael Poole
Presentation By:
David Fleming-Williams
Presentation By:
Roger Lucas
Presentation By:
Mark Seyler
Unknown:
Christopher Hayton-Webb
Directed By:
Trevor Hill
Horatio Hornblower:
Nigel Anthony
Marie:
Sorcha Cusack
Brown:
Robert Lindsay
Le Comte de Gracay:
Michael Poole
La Duchesse d'Angouleme:
Hilda Schroder
General Clausen:
Peter Vaughan
Officer of the Hussars:
Malcolm Tierney
French lieutenant:
Brian Trueman

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