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Presenters Brian Redhead and Libby Purves
6.45* Prayer for the Day THE REV RICHARD HARRIES
7.0. 8.0 Today's News
Read by PETER DONALDSON
7.30. 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day

Contributors

Presenters:
Brian Redhead
Presenters:
Libby Purves
Unknown:
Richard Harries
Read By:
Peter Donaldson

John Eidinow takes up your complaints and comments about BBC programmes and policy. Producer JOHN SKRINE
(Repeated: Sun 5.0 pm)
Write !o: Feedback, BBr, Broadcasting House, London W1A 4WW long wave only

Contributors

Unknown:
John Eidinow
Producer:
John Skrine

In this radio portrait, Violet Carson recalls her Manchester childhood and professional life long before she donned a hair net and became
. Ena Sharpies how she and her younger sister joined the Market Street Cinema orchestra; those occasions on which she was solo pianist with the BBC Northern Orchestra. singing songs in Children's Hour, playing ' anything and everything they threw at me ' in Have a Go, and becoming a leading actress in radio.
The programme includes excerpts from some of her performances on radio and television over a period of 40 years. Introduced by Geoffrey Wheeler
Written and produced by TREVOR HILL
BBC Manchester long wave only

Contributors

Unknown:
Violet Carson
Introduced By:
Geoffrey Wheeler
Produced By:
Trevor Hill

' Seen against the deep greens and browns of the vegetation in late summer, it is silvery with a faint yellow tinge, like the glistening transparent wings of some dragonflies.'
P. J. Kavanagh reads w. H. HUDSON 'S account of masses of drifting thistledown.
BBC Bristol :long wave only

Contributors

Unknown:
J. Kavanagh
Unknown:
H. Hudson

' The jewel of the North West'
Introduced by Sue MacGregor Down the Road Since 1066!: gerald, the Sixth Duke of Westminster.
What's in a Handt: diane and SAMANTHA reveal all through palmistry and graphology.
The Quality of Life: unemployment on Deeside is around 15 per cent; TONY TODD reports on one scheme which is trying to help the community cope.
Down on the Farm: MOLLY PRICE-OWEN watches the making of rare Blue Cheshire cheese.
Producers DIANASTENSON and PAT TAYLOR
BBC Manchester
The Crimson Chalice (9) long wave only

Contributors

Introduced By:
Sue MacGregor
Unknown:
Tony Todd
Unknown:
Molly Price-Owen

by Carol Bruggen

Mrs Drew is on the verge of a nervous breakdown and only has her small son, Matthew, to look after her. The villagers do what they can to help, especially the Drews' neighbour, Ethel Annie.
What would Matthew do if anything happened to his great friend?

(BBC Manchester)
(Stereo)

Contributors

Writer:
Carol Bruggen
Director:
Tony Cliff
Molly:
Judith Barker
Ethel Annie:
Paula Tilbrook
Matthew:
Judy Bennett
PC Hetherington:
Peter Wheeler
Mrs Drew:
Fiona Walker
Henry Benn:
Geoffrey Banks
William Bland:
John Jardine
Sister:
Sally Gibson

The Facts and Fallacies of Dieting
How important is fibre in our diet? Presented by Caroline Parsons
Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol

Contributors

Presented By:
Caroline Parsons
Producer:
Carole Stone

And Thereby Hangs a Tale!
In the first of six programmes. Toni Arthur takes a look at the different types of folktales, the areas of human experience on which they're based and the tradition bearers themselves - the story-tellers.
Scriptwriter DAVE ARTHUR Researched by ROSY voss Producer DANIEL SNOWMAN

Contributors

Unknown:
Toni Arthur
Scriptwriter:
Dave Arthur
Producer:
Daniel Snowman
on BBC Radio 4 FM

Presenters
Susannah Simons and Gordon Clough
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news

Contributors

Unknown:
Susannah Simons
Unknown:
Gordon Clough

Judi Dench has no need to be embarrassed about her beautiful husky voice, although she once felt the need to pin up a notice saying ' Judi Dench does not have a cold. This is her natural speaking voice'; in fact she's one of our best actresses.
Presenter Sonia Beesley Producer DEBORAH VOGEL
(Judi Dench is a member of the RSC)
(Repeated: Sat 4.40 pm)

Contributors

Unknown:
Judi Dench
Unknown:
Judi Dench
Presenter:
Sonia Beesley
Producer:
Deborah Vogel
Unknown:
Judi Dench

Marcus Fox , MP Arthur Scargill Cyril Smith , mp Brenda Maddox from Ormskirk, Lancashire
Chairman David Jacobs Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol

Contributors

Unknown:
Marcus Fox
Unknown:
Arthur Scargill
Unknown:
Cyril Smith
Unknown:
Brenda Maddox
Unknown:
David Jacobs
Producer:
Carole Stone

Regional Variations (2)

Duration: 14 minutes

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Reagan in talks with Trudeau while southerly foreign policy - regarding El Salvador - is softened. Show more

A look at the news with Bill Wallis , David Tate
Sheila Steafel , Jon Glover and music by DAVID FIRMAN Written by GUY JENKIN , JOHN LANGDON ,
RICHARD QUICK . ANDY WILSON , JEREMY BROWNE , BOB SINFIELD , BRIAN BETHELL ,
TONY SARCHET , PETER HICKEY
Producer JIMMY MULVILLE (Repeated: Sat 5.25 pm)

Contributors

Unknown:
Bill Wallis
Unknown:
David Tate
Unknown:
Sheila Steafel
Unknown:
Jon Glover
Music By:
David Firman
Written By:
Guy Jenkin
Written By:
John Langdon
Written By:
Richard Quick
Unknown:
Andy Wilson
Unknown:
Jeremy Browne
Unknown:
Bob Sinfield
Unknown:
Brian Bethell
Unknown:
Tony Sarchet
Unknown:
Peter Hickey
Producer:
Jimmy Mulville

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