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Presenters John TimpsoB and Paul Burden
6.45* Prayer for the Day THE REV RICHARD HARRIES
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
Read by LAURIE MACMILLAN
7.30. 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day

Contributors

Presenters:
John Timpsob
Presenters:
Paul Burden
Unknown:
Richard Harries
Read By:
Laurie MacMillan

Tom Vernon confronts producers and management with your criticisms and comments on the BBC.
Producer JOHN SKRINE
(Repealed- Sun 5.0 pm)
Write to: Feedback, BBC Broadcasting House, London W1A 4WW

Contributors

Unknown:
Tom Vernon
Producer:
John Skrine

The argument about
Foreign Aid. always a sore topic has been made more acute by the current economic crisis. The richer countries of the world can claim to have less money to give away. But the case for and against aid. is not just a matter of money, it's also a matter of principle. The BBC't Economics Editor, Dominick llarrod , presents the arguments plus reports on how aid works in practice. A
Radio News production by KEVIN RUANE

Contributors

Editor:
Dominick Llarrod
Production By:
Kevin Ruane

The tall, graceful heron, so silent when feeding in the shallows, is one of the noisiest birds at breeding-time. Jim Flegg cocks an ear to the heron and its close cousin, the bittern. Producer JOHN HARRISON. BBC Bristol

Contributors

Unknown:
Jim Flegg
Producer:
John Harrison.

Introduced from Birmingham by Maureen Staffer
Royal Weddings Surveyed: RICHARD MULLEN of Oxford has made a special study of royal marriages through history. With this year s wedding in mind, he recalls notable occasions of the past.
Recognising a Need: ANN TENNANT reports on the growing concern for elderly members of ethnic communities whose problems of isolation and loneliness have been largely overlooked.
An Admission of Anxiety: going into hospital for an operation may be a confusing and frightening experience.
DR DAVID DELVIN has some words of comfort and explanation.
BBC Birmingham Up the Crossing byKENAUSDEN abridged in ten parts by JANET HICKSON. Read by GEOFFREY MATTHEWS
10: Me and Humphrey Bogart (Music: Jerome Kern 's ' Look for the silver lining ')

Contributors

Unknown:
Richard Mullen
Unknown:
Ann Tennant
Unknown:
Dr David Delvin
Unknown:
Janet Hickson.
Read By:
Geoffrey Matthews
Read By:
Humphrey Bogart
Music:
Jerome Kern

The Kamikaze Ground Staff Reunion Dinner by STEWART PARKER with , and ' You've done your damnedest to deride and defile the historic spirit of the Kamikaze Special Attack Force ... well, let me tell you that spirit is not dead ... and by God I'm going to demonstrate it to you this very night! '
Directed by ROBERT COOPER BBC Scotland/
BBC Northern Ireland
Stewart Parker takes the basic ingredients of middle-aged war-nostalgia and sets them in Japan, brilliantly ...
(THE OBSERVER)
(First broadcast on R3)

Contributors

Unknown:
Stewart Parker
Directed By:
Robert Cooper
Unknown:
Stewart Parker
Makoto:
John Le Mesurier
Tokkotal:
Ronald Baddiley
Shushin:
Graham Crowden
Shimpu:
Ronald Herdman
Kamiwashi:
Harry Towb
Co-pilot:
John Shedden
Miss Tomishita:
Maureen Beattie

' Exploratory ' Drama John Russell Brown presents the third of eight programmes on drama in Britain since the war.
I think a healthy theatre will be dangerous to prevalent public values, it will attack them, because it's disruptive.
(HOWARD BRENTON)
The concern of some modern dramatists for the problems of our culture has prompted them to represent political and social issues in novel and challenging ways.
JOHN RUSSELL BROWN considers six such writers - John Arden. Howard Barker. Edward Bond ,
Howard Brenton , Trevor Griffiths and David Hare. Producer DENNIS SIMMONS

Contributors

Unknown:
John Russell Brown
Unknown:
John Russell Brown
Unknown:
John Arden.
Unknown:
Howard Barker.
Unknown:
Edward Bond
Unknown:
Howard Brenton
Unknown:
Trevor Griffiths
Unknown:
David Hare.
Producer:
Dennis Simmons
on BBC Radio 4 FM

Presenters Gordon Clough and Janet Cohen on VHF until 5.55
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news

Contributors

Presenters:
Gordon Clough
Presenters:
Janet Cohen

Chief Gatsha Buthelezl, the Zulu leader, is the subject of this week's Profile. He is at the head of Inkatha, South Africa's largest internal Black political organisation. Using the colours of liberation of the African National
Congress, and sometimes the words of the South
African government - like Kwazulu, the Zululand homeland itself - he is the most ambiguous and little-understood leader in South Africa. He told
John Parry how he treads this path between radical Blacks and equally radical White Afrikaners, disliked, yet heeded by both groups.
Producer GWYNETH WILLIAMS
(Repeated: Sat 4.10 pm)

Contributors

Unknown:
Gatsha Buthelezl
Unknown:
John Parry

Regional Variations (2)

Letter from America by Alistair Cooke

Remembering Jack Thum, 1981

Duration: 14 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Mickey Rooney plays part of professional clown Jack Thum in a TV special about the man who spent a lifetime helping poor children. Show more

includes a report on the recently formed Scottish Theatre Company and reviews their production of a new play by 'Bill Bryden. Civilians.
Presenter Sheridan Morley Producer THOMAS SUTCLIFFE Sheridan's Films: page 10

Contributors

Play By:
Bill Bryden.
Presenter:
Sheridan Morley
Producer:
Thomas Sutcliffe

A look at the news with David Jason. Bill Wallis , David Tate. Sheila Steafel and the music of DAVID FIRMAN
Written by GUY JENKIN JOHN LANGDON , RICHARD
QUICK, JEREMY BROWN. BOB SINFIELD , BRIAN BETHELL TONY SARCBET and PETER HICKEY Producer
PAUL MAYHEW-ARCHER

Contributors

Unknown:
David Jason.
Unknown:
Bill Wallis
Unknown:
David Tate.
Unknown:
Sheila Steafel
Unknown:
Jenkin John Langdon
Unknown:
Jeremy Brown.
Unknown:
Bob Sinfield
Unknown:
Brian Bethell
Unknown:
Tony Sarcbet
Unknown:
Peter Hickey Producer
Unknown:
Paul Mayhew-Archer

The People of the Sea by DAVID THOMSON abridged in ten parts by the author. Read by DENYS HAWTHORNE (10)
Producer MAURICE LEITCH long wave only
(Starling on Monday: ' The Life and Extraordinary Adventures of Private Ivan Chonkin by Vladimir Voinovich )

Contributors

Read By:
Denys Hawthorne
Producer:
Maurice Leitch
Unknown:
Ivan Chonkin
Unknown:
Vladimir Voinovich

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