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Presenters John Tlmpson and Brian Redhead
6.45* Prayer for the Day With JOHN BARTON
6.55, 7.55 Weather forecast
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
Read by PETER DONALDSON
7.25*. 8.25* Sport
7.30. 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day

Contributors

Presenters:
John Tlmpson
Presenters:
Brian Redhead
Unknown:
John Barton
Read By:
Peter Donaldson

A series of four programmes
Throwing a party - a harrowing experience? Attending - almost as bad?
Esther Rantzen discovers the magic ingredients of a successful party - and gets a taste of the ridiculous and the sublime.
Producer SHARON BANOFF

Contributors

Unknown:
Esther Rantzen
Producer:
Sharon Banoff

Six different sides of life across the Channel. 2: A Day at the Races - in Baden-Baden.
On the edge of Germany's Black Forest, alongside the spas and the casino where Dostoevsky lost his last rouble, stands the smartest racecourse in Germany, its Royal Ascot. The favourite for the big race is an English horse. Who are the racegoers In Germany and are they on a winner?
Producer JULIAN HALE

Contributors

Producer:
Julian Hale

Everything's Different This Year by NORA WINDRIDGE
Read by George Parsons Even when people spend their holiday together. they don't all want to do the same things.
Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol

Contributors

Read By:
George Parsons
Producer:
Pamela Howe

Seven features about practical attempts over the centuries to create the Ideal society.
2: The Female Messiah by JAMES ROOSE-EVANS
The story of Ann Lee (1736-84) and the United Society of Believers also known as The Shakers. the most successful self-supporting American commune that finally closed its doors to new membership in 1964. with
The Shakers were fortunate in having a body of ideas with deep emotional content that were able to find expression in an effective system of co-operative labour in model farms and villages, in fine workmanship and various Industries. A favourite saying of Mother Ann's was: "Put your hands to work and your heart to God".'
Narrator GABRIEL WOOLF
Also taking part:
CAROLE BOYD, SANDRA CLARK, SAM DASTOR, HUGH DICKSON, KERRY FRANCIS, NIGEL GRAHAM, NIGEL LAMBERT, CHRISTOPHER MUNCKE, DIANA OLSSON, DAVID SINCLAIR and RAMSAY WILLIAMS
Shaker songs and hymns arranged and conducted by KERRY WOODWARD and sung by the BBC SINGERS Directed by JOHN THEOCHARIS

Contributors

Unknown:
Ann Lee
Unknown:
Mother Ann
Narrator:
Gabriel Woolf
Unknown:
Carole Boyd
Unknown:
Sandra Clark
Unknown:
Sam Dastor
Unknown:
Hugu Dickson
Unknown:
Kerry Francis
Unknown:
Nigel Graham
Unknown:
Nigel Lambert.
Unknown:
Christopher Muncke.
Unknown:
Diana Olsson
Unknown:
David Sinclair
Unknown:
Ramsay Williams
Conducted By:
Kerry Woodward
Directed By:
John Theocharis
Ann Lee:
Billie Whitelaw
Whittaker:
Terry Scully
Elder Evans:
Don Fellows
Dickens:
Stephen Thorne
Tolstoy:
Victor Nossofr
Eldress Hocknell:
Hilda Schroder

Let Neil Landor , together with his specialist experts and the help of the BBC Reference Library, sort out your queries.
Producer PETER HOARE
Questions, on a postcard, to: Enquire Within,
BBC. Broadcasting House, London W1A 4WW

Contributors

Unknown:
Neil Landor
Producer:
Peter Hoare

Including JILL TODD with the BBC Shopping Basket, and Choices In Education (4)
Installed in their senior school, what choices should a child have at 14 plus? And will decisions made now affect CSE,
0- and A-level subjects? Maureen O'Connor talks to children and teachers. Presenter Bill Breckon

Contributors

Unknown:
Jill Todd
Talks:
Maureen O'Connor
Presenter:
Bill Breckon

Introduced by Sue MacGregor , including Evening Class Junior
Style: TONY GIBSON reports on a self-help scheme In which under-achievers catch up on their daytime schooling.
Morgan's Passing (11)

Contributors

Introduced By:
Sue MacGregor
Unknown:
Tony Gibson

Street Taste by NICK FISHER with The proverb, ' don't judge a book by its cover ' would prove an apt one when applied to a group of young South London punks, who. with only fun in mind. prepare for an evening's entertainment at a Clash concert. Their harmless intention does not prevent them from being the objects of skinhead hatred and their rebellious looks from incurring police prejudice
Other parts played by DAVID GOODERSON , MICHAEL TUDOR BARNES , SPENCER BANKS, HUGH DICKSON Directed by RICHARD WORTLEY

Contributors

Unknown:
Nick Fisher
Played By:
David Gooderson
Played By:
Michael Tudor Barnes
Unknown:
Hugh Dickson
Directed By:
Richard Wortley
John:
Christopher Fairbank
Ka:
Rowena Roberts
Lin:
Rosalind Adams
Steve:
Jonathan Caplan
Sue:
Theresa Streatfeild
Mike:
Stuart Organ
Mum:
Eva Stuart
Ka's mum:
Madi Hedd

Invites you to eavesdrop on Frank Delaney and his fellow judges
Graham Lord and Terence Blacker as they select the final winner of the Bookshelf/ Arrow First Novel
Competition, and to attend the presentation of prize, cheque and contract to the new author.
Producer HELEN FRY

Contributors

Unknown:
Frank Delaney
Unknown:
Graham Lord
Unknown:
Terence Blacker
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Presenters Susannah Simons and Robert Williams on VHF until 5.55
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news

Contributors

Presenters:
Susannah Simons
Presenters:
Robert Williams

Written by MARGARET PHELAN
(Repeated: Fri 1.40 pm)Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham

Contributors

Written By:
Margaret Phelan
Dan:
Edgar Harrison
Peggy:
June Spencer
Tony:
Colin Skipp
Pat:
Patricia Gallimore
Phil:
Norman Painting
Jill:
Patricia Greene
Shula:
Judy Bennett
Elizabeth:
Nicolette Gorton
Tom Forrest:
Bob Arnold
Jack Woolley:
Arnold Peters
Walter Gabriel:
Chris Gittins
Sid Perks:
Alan Devereux
Lucy:
Tracy-Jane White
Martha Woodford:
Mollie Harris
Joe Grundy:
Haydn Jones
Eddie:
Trevor Harrison
Clarrle:
Heather Bell
Jethro:
Larkin,george Hart
Nell Carter:
Brian Hewlett
Caroline Bone:
Sara Coward
Julie:
Kathryn Hurlbutt

includes reviews of Andy Capp starring- a new musical cartoon figure at
Manchester's Royal
Exchange Theatre; and the Royal Opera's new production of Verdi's
Falstaff, which marks the conductor Carlo Maria Giulini's return to
Covent Garden after an absence of 15 years.
Presenter Paul Vaughan Producer CARROLL MOORE

Contributors

Unknown:
Andy Capp
Conductor:
Carlo Maria
Presenter:
Paul Vaughan
Producer:
Carroll Moore
Britain's most popular:
Tom Courtenay

direct from the Royal Festival Hall, London Four students from the Royal Academy of Music: Anne Stuart-James (sop) Sally Daley (alto)
Geraint Roberts (tenor) Lawrence Wallington (baritone)
Nigel Kennedy (violin) Robert Cohen (cello) Royal Philharmonic Orchestra leader BARRY GRIFFITHS conducted by Antal Dorall Part 1
Liebesllederwalzer, Op 52 Double Concerto. Op 102

Contributors

Music:
Anne Stuart-James
Unknown:
Sally Daley
Tenor:
Geraint Roberts
Baritone:
Lawrence Wallington
Violin:
Nigel Kennedy
Cello:
Robert Cohen
Leader:
Barry Griffiths
Conducted By:
Antal Dorall

Thomas Creevey went everywhere and knew everybody in London, including the Prince
Regent and subsequently the young Queen
Victoria. He recorded his observations in the Creevey Papers, a treasury for later historians. with Geoffrey Banks as Thomas Creevey
Narrator PAUL WEBSTER Compiled by STANLEY WILLIAMSON
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester

Contributors

Unknown:
Thomas Creevey
Unknown:
Geoffrey Banks
Narrator:
Thomas Creevey

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