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Brian Redhead direct from the Trades Union Congress in Brighton
In London. John Timpson
6.45* Prayer for the Day THE REV LESLIE STOKES
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:
Brian Redhead
Unknown:
John Timpson
Unknown:
Leslie Stokes
Unknown:
Pauline Bushnell

The story of the Peace People of Northern Ireland

They arose on a tide of emotion four years ago, after three little children were killed in an awful accident of war. They marched in their thousands, clasping hands across the sectarian divide.

Then the tide of emotion receded. The marching stopped and gradually both money and members have faded away. This year the children's mother killed herself and co-founder Betty Williams left the Peace People.

Were they ever-are they still - a force for peace in Northern Ireland? Were they doomed to fail, or did they - do they - bring failure on themselves?
Presenter Molly Price-Owen

Contributors

Presenter:
Molly Price-Owen
Writer/Producer:
Hugh Purcell

The Facts and Fallacies of Dieting. school Meals: do children have a balanced diet?
Fasting: is it beneficial?
Presenter Caroline Parsons Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol

Contributors

Presenter:
Caroline Parsons
Producer:
Carole Stone

A special challenge match Robert Robinson (Chairman)
30: Brain of Brains 1980
James Nesbitt (Civil Servant, County Antrim) Brain of Britain 1978
Arthur Gerard (Retired Civil Servant. Bromley.-Kent) Brain of Britain 1979 and the Brain of Britain 1980
Devised by JOHN P. WYNNE Questions set by IAN GILLIES
Producer RICHARD EDIS
(Repeated: Thurs 6.30 pm)
12.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only

Contributors

Unknown:
Robert Robinson
Unknown:
James Nesbitt
Unknown:
Arthur Gerard
Unknown:
John P. Wynne
Unknown:
Ian Gillies
Producer:
Richard Edis

with Sue MacGregor
Islam in Britain: ANNA PERRY on the Muslim annual conference.
Reading Your Letters.
Entertainment Round-up: TONY BARNFIELD reporting. Kidco: MIKE SHEILS finds out how four American children run a million-dollar company.
The Day of the Triffids by JOHN WYNDHAM abridged in 14 instalments by DOREEN ESTALL
Read by DAVID ASHFORD (3) Editor WYN KNOWLES

Contributors

Unknown:
Anna Perry
Unknown:
Tony Barnfield
Unknown:
Mike Sheils
Unknown:
John Wyndham
Read By:
David Ashford
Editor:
Wyn Knowles

A Victim of the Aurora by THOMAS KENEALLY
A man is murdered during Sir Eugene Stewart 's South Polar Expedition of 1910. He is a journalist who had ferreted out unsavoury facts about the past lives of members of the- expedition. In the claustrophobic situation of mid-winter Antarctica fears and suspicions are easily aroused. Nearly everyone has' a motive for the murder and in the background lurk the ' ghosts ' of two missing members of an earlier expedition who could, just conceivably, still be alive.
Directed by GLYN DEARMAN

Contributors

Unknown:
Thomas Keneally
Unknown:
Sir Eugene Stewart
Directed By:
Glyn Dearman
Barry Fields:
Peter Dahlsen
The Rev Qyincy:
Anthony Hydi
Dr Waldo Warwick:
Christopher Good
Lt John Troy:
Siôn Probert
Paul Gabriel:
Andrew Branch
Victor Henneker:
Martin Friend
AB Bernard Mulroy:
Nigel Greaves
Forbes-Chalmers:
Haydn Wood
PO Ernie Henson:
Gordon Reid

Robert Harris was 80 this year and began his broadcasting career in 1922, at the Gaiety Theatre - even before the Savoy Hill days of 2LO.
In this play he is heard as an octogenarian author who has been awarded the Order of Merit. He is featured in a television programme during the course of which he is forced, for the first time, to see himself as he really is.
(Repeated: Sun 2.30 pm)

Contributors

Writer:
Richard Austin
Director:
Christopher Venning
David Harvey:
Robert Harris
Juliet Harvey:
Isabel Dean
Gerry Clements:
Richard Kay
Bill Jenson:
Martin Friend
Sarah Harvey:
Cheryl Kennedy
Stella Herbison:
Frances Jeater
Sir Colin Ffrench:
Patrick Barr

The Government is. in principle in favour of giving ordinary people access to the airwaves. Citizens' Band radio has been a mixed blessing in the United States. What can be learnt from it? Why do people risk imprisonment to use CB here? Will the Government's idea, open channel, work better?
Peter Barsby looks at what happens when the man in the street becomes a broadcaster.

Contributors

Presenter:
Peter Barsby
Producer:
Julian Coles

The last seven days put in a questionable way by Nick Ross to Alan Coren Linda Christmas Stan McMurtry
Compiled by JOHN LANGDON and the producer DANNY GREENSTONE

Contributors

Unknown:
Nick Ross
Unknown:
Alan Coren
Unknown:
Linda Christmas
Unknown:
Stan McMurtry
Unknown:
John Langdon
Producer:
Danny Greenstone

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