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Presenters John Timpson and Brian Redhead
6.45. Prayer for the Day with THE REV RICHARD HARRIES
6.55.7.55 Weather forecast
7.0. 8.0 Today's News
Read by LAURIE MACMILLAN
7.25*, 8.25' Sport
7.30. 8.30 News Summary
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35' Yesterday In Parliament
8.50* Your Letters
8.57 Weather: travel

Contributors

Presenters:
John Timpson
Presenters:
Brian Redhead
Unknown:
Richard Harries
Read By:
Laurie MacMillan

For the last programme in the series Jim Flegg turns to the manx shearwater - a graceful seabird whose incredible voice in Norway has been attributed to angry Trolls.
Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol

Contributors

Unknown:
Jim Flegg
Producer:
John Harrison

Pattie Coldwell with the latest news, advice and information for consumers.
Norman Tllzer analyses value for money with his regular weekly survey of consumer goods in It's a Bargain.
For details of all the items in the programmes this week, send a sae to [address removed]

Contributors

Unknown:
Pattie Coldwell
Unknown:
Norman Tllzer

Introduced from Manchester by Lesley Judd. who meets TAMARA Hassans circus proprietor.
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CHRISTINE KINNEAR investigates fishy food of the future.
Producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester Close Quarters byMICHAELGILBERT abridged in ten parts by MONICA GREY
Read by Sian Probert

Contributors

Unknown:
Lesley Judd.
Unknown:
Tamara Hassans
Unknown:
Christine Kinnear
Producer:
Diana Stenson
Read By:
Sian Probert

by Mary Renault adapted tor radio in 11 parts by Michael Bakewell
[Starring] Gary Bond as Theseus with Petra Markham as Ariadne and David March as Asterion
Theseus and his companions arrive in Crete to find a sinister welcome awaiting them at the harbour and a terrifying prospect in the Bull Court.

Contributors

Author:
Mary Renault
Adapted for radio by:
Michael Bakewell
Music composed by:
Christos Pittas
Director:
David Spenser
Theseus:
Gary Bond
Ariadne:
Petra Markham
Asterion:
David March
Phormion:
John Bull
Amyntor:
Alex Jennings
Lukos:
David Gooderson
Tetemon:
John Webb
Hlppon:
Richard Huw
Menesthes:
Stuart Organ
Melantho:
Jane Knowles
Aktor:
William Eedle
Chryse:
Pauline Siddle
Thebe:
Sarah Finch
Nephele:
Fiona Walker
Helike:
Jill Lidstone
Rhene:
Pip Mayo
p vli a:
Moir Leslie
Corinthian:
Clive Panto
Thalestris:
Elizabeth Lindsay

Glasgow is a city trapped by its past. Despite the advent of space age industries and new social policies, the cliched image remains of violence, football, dole queues and little else ... much to the dismay of native Glaswegians who view their city with a mixture of fierce pride and sardonic humour. Today HM The Queen visits Glasgow to take part in celebrations marking the bicentenaries of both the Glasgow Herald and the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce.
As an outsider - and there's no greater outsider in Glasgow than a man born in Edinburgh - Jack Regan takes a personal view of a town that was once the second city of the empire and that is struggling to outlive its tag of 'no mean city.'

(Feature p3)

Contributors

Presenter:
Jack Regan
Producer:
Blair Thomson

Changing Trains by maeve bunchy abridged and produced by JOHN CARDY
Head by Carole Hayman It's hard for Adam to believe that his mother and his girlfriend belong on the same planet. Whatever is going to happen now that he taking the one home to meet the other?

Contributors

Produced By:
John Cardy
Unknown:
Carole Hayman
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presenters Gordon Clough and Susannah Simons on VHF until 5.55
5.50 Shipping forecast long it-ace only
5.55 Weather; programme news

Contributors

Presenters:
Gordon Clough
Presenters:
Susannah Simons

Chris Serle brings you the stories behind the scenesintheworldof water II avel and transport, with help from
Eric Tobitt ,
Alanah Martin and Tom BosweU. Producer ibene mallis Editor ROGER MACDONALD

Contributors

Unknown:
Chris Serle
Unknown:
Eric Tobitt
Unknown:
Alanah Martin
Unknown:
Tom Bosweu.
Editor:
Roger MacDonald

from Castletown, Isle of Man
George MacDonald Fraser Air-Vice Marshal Stewart Menaul Polly Toynbee and Melvyn Bragg
Chairman David Jacobs Producer GEOFFREY JAMES (Repeated: Sat 1.10 pm)

Contributors

Unknown:
George MacDonald Fraser
Unknown:
Stewart Menaul
Unknown:
Polly Toynbee
Unknown:
Melvyn Bragg
Unknown:
David Jacobs
Producer:
Geoffrey James

Regional Variations (2)

Letter from America by Alistair Cooke

Connecticut bridge collapse

Duration: 14 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Following a fatal bridge collapse in Connecticut, US faces massive bill for rebuilding as major faults are found in ageing infrastructure. Show more

includes reviews of Singin' in the Rain, a new production starring Tommy Steele at the London Palladium; and The Nation's Health, a novel by G. F. Newman , author of Law and Order and Operation Bad
Apple, about the National. Health Service. Presented by Sheridan MotUy Producer
RICHARD BANNERMAN

Contributors

Unknown:
Tommy Steele
Novel By:
G. F. Newman
Presented By:
Sheridan Motuy
Producer:
Richard Bannerman

with Bill Wallis, David Tate, Jon Glover and Sally Grace
Written by James Hendrie, Ian Brown, Nick Revell, Andrea Solomons, Roy Apps, Richard Quick, John Langdon, John Collee, Roger Planer, Peter Hickey and others

(Repeated: Sat 5.25 pm)

Contributors

Performer:
Bill Wallis
Performer:
David Tate
Performer:
Jon Glover
Performer:
Sally Grace
Writer:
James Hendrie
Writer:
Ian Brown
Writer:
Nick Revell
Writer:
Andrea Solomon
Writer:
Roy Apps
Writer:
Richard Quick
Writer:
John Langdon
Writer:
John Collee
Writer:
Roger Planer
Writer:
Peter Hickey
Producer:
Pete Atkin

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