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Presenters Brian Redhead and Paul Burden
6.45* Prayer for the Day THE REV RICHARD HARRIES
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by DILLY BARLOW
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day

Contributors

Presenters:
Brian Redhead
Presenters:
Paul Burden
Unknown:
Richard Harries
Read By:
Dilly Barlow

Anna Raeburn takes up your comments about BBC programmes and policy with producers and management.
Producer JOHN SKRINE
(Repeated: Sun 5.0 pm)
Write to: Feedback, BBC, Broadcasting House, London WIA 4WW, or phone
[number removed], Fridov to Sunday 7.0-9.0 pm long wave only

Contributors

Unknown:
Anna Raeburn
Producer:
John Skrine

Gerald Priestland , the BBC's Religious Affairs Correspondent, looks at the contrasting personalities of some of the world s religious leaders; the way they perform their duties and the influence they have on their Churches.
A Radio News production by JOHN ALLEN long wave only

Contributors

Unknown:
Gerald Priestland
Production By:
John Allen

The Pleasure Garden by LEON GARFIELD abridged in 12 parts by JOAN WYATT
Read by JOHN RYE (12)
Producer DAVID JOHNSTON
(Starting on Monday: Edge of Darkness. Edge of Light by R. C. Scriven , read by Michael Hordern )

Contributors

Garden By:
Leon Garfield
Read By:
John Rye
Producer:
David Johnston
Unknown:
R. C. Scriven
Read By:
Michael Hordern

Millions of women now regularly use the pill-but is it the ideal long-term contraceptive?
Roger Short runs the MRC Reproductive Biology Unit in Edinburgh, and thinks that the legend that breast-feeding prevents pregnancies is in fact true and that by studying this, nature's own contraceptive, we may discover better methods of birth control.
Presenter Doreen Taylor Producer MARTIN GOLDMAN BBC Scotland long wave only

Contributors

Unknown:
Roger Short
Presenter:
Doreen Taylor
Producer:
Martin Goldman

Before leaving Rome at the end of their State visit to Italy. HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, go to the Vatican for their first meeting with Pope John Paul II. who is to pay a Pastoral Visit to
Great Britain in 1982. Commentators in the Vatican, Peter Jones and John Stuart Roberts
A Radio OB production

Contributors

Unknown:
John Paul Ii.
Unknown:
Peter Jones
Unknown:
John Stuart Roberts

Introduced from Bristol by Jennl Murray
A Second Chance to Study: a review of university life as a ' mature ' student. Walking the Cotswold Way: JOHN HOWARD takes a journey into the heart of rural Britain.
Down Town Shopping: by DAPHNE HUBBARD BBC Bristol
An Unsuitable Job for a Woman (5) long wave only

Contributors

Unknown:
Jennl Murray
Unknown:
John Howard
Unknown:
Daphne Hubbard

Associated Residents by TONY PARKER
The establishment of a hostel for ex-prisoners in a wealthy middle-class suburb rarely passes without protest. In this case however it also provokes an analysis and examination of a group of individuals who previously regarded each other only as neighbours.
Peter Wilson. TERRY MOLLOY Jennifer Scott
PATRICIA GALLIMORE
Geoff SCOtt. GRAHAM PADDEN
Directed by ROGER PINE BBC Birmingham

Contributors

Unknown:
Tony Parker
Unknown:
Peter Wilson.
Unknown:
Molloy Jennifer Scott
Unknown:
Patricia Gallimore
Unknown:
Geoff Scott.
Directed By:
Roger Pine
Celia Canning-Whyte:
Penelope Lee
Jill Phillips:
Margot Boyd
The Reverend Bigsby:
William Eedle
Colonel Wilfred Johnson:
Patrick Barr
Mr Morgan Davies:
Ray Dunbobbin
Councillor Ernest Blakely:
Anthony Benson
Len:
Alan Devereux
Kevin:
John Rowe
Simon:
Nigel Anthony
Tommy:
Ralph Lawton
Mrs Wilkinson:
Patricia Gibson

4: Meridians and Micro-doses
In the fourth of six programmes, Robert Eagle investigates two of the most popular alternative medical therapies - acupuncture and homoeopathy. Western scientists have no satisfactory explanation for the way either of these therapies works; but there are many satisfied patients. Producer JANE WOOD
(Book: A Guide to Alternative Medicine, 12.70 from bookshops)

Denouement in Venice by DONALD BANCROFT Read by Timothy Kightley
' Old men who fall in love do the craziest things. It's all very worrying ...'
Producer PAMELA howi BBC Bristol

Contributors

Unknown:
Donald Bancroft
Read By:
Timothy Kightley

Malcolm Muggeridge
Now in his 70s, he is still writing and his third volume of autobiography is nearing completion. He says he has a passionate desire ' to go nowhere ' and has admitted he looks forward immensely to death.
Tonight's portrait of one of the country's finest talkers is written and presented by Henry Kelly. Producer KAROLYN SHINDLER

Contributors

Unknown:
Malcolm Muggeridge
Presented By:
Henry Kelly.
Producer:
Karolyn Shindler

Dr David Bellamy
Jean Rook , Jimmy Reid Sir Ray Pennock tackle the issues raised by the audience from Newcastle upon Tyne
Chairman David Jacobs Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat 1.10 pm)
Listeners' views for use in Any Answers? on Thursday at 6.30 to: Any Answers?, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR

Contributors

Unknown:
Dr David Bellamy
Unknown:
Jean Rook
Unknown:
Jimmy Reid
Unknown:
Sir Ray Pennock
Unknown:
David Jacobs
Producer:
Carole Stone

Regional Variations (2)

Letter from America by Alistair Cooke

The World Series gets the vote, 1980

Duration: 14 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

The World Series gets the popular vote while the presidential candidates get mean with each other. Show more

An irreverently critical look back at the week's news with David Jason Bill Wallis David Tate
Sheila Steafel and music by DAVID FIRMAN
Written by GUY JENKIN , JOHN LANGDON , RICHARD QUICK, ANDY WILSON , BOB SINFIELD , BRIAN BETHELL , JEREMY BROWNE , CHRIS STRATFORD, DAVE MORLEY
Producer JIMMY MULVILLE (Repeated: Sat 5.25 pm)

Contributors

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

An imaginary sale of the BBC's Sound Archives attracts Glyn Worsnip to browse through the catalogue and choose the recordings he would most like to own.
Producer BRIAN COOK long wave only followed by an interlude

Contributors

Unknown:
Glyn Worsnip
Producer:
Brian Cook

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