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Presenters John Timpson and Peter Hobday

6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary

6.45* Prayer for the Day

7.0, 8.0 Today's News
Read by Eugene Fraser

7.25* 8.25* Sport

7.45* Thought for the Day

8.35* Your Letters

Contributors

Presenter:
John Timpson
Presenter:
Peter Hobday

Peter Bull has become known in recent years as a teddy-bear expert and the owner of Aloysius who appeared in "Brideshead Revisited", but he has also had a long career as an actor, notably in plays such at "Luther" and "Waiting for Godot". He has also made several forays into theatrical management. In conversation with Roy Plomley he talks about his diverse career and chooses the eight records he would take to the mythical island.

Contributors

Castaway:
Peter Bull
Presenter:
Roy Plomley
Producer:
Derek Drescher

Introduced from Glasgow by Mary Marquis
On the eve of the Edinburgh International Festival, Frank Dunlop, the newly appointed director, talks to Mary Marquis about himself and his future plans.
Ken Sykora recalls some eminent vistors to Scotland, from the Romans to Mendelssohn, and Dr Johnson to Rudolf Hess. Alison McLeay reports on the use of titanium - a space-age metal which some Scottish craftsmen are now turning into spectacular iridescent jewellery.

(BBC Scotland)
The Plague Dogs (13)

Contributors

Presenter:
Mary Marquis
Interviewee:
Frank Dunlop
Reporter:
Ken Sykora
Reporter:
Alison McLeay
Producer:
Elaine Maclean

by Mary Renault
The last of 11 parts adapted for radio by Michael Bakewell
[Starring] Gary Bond as Theseus with Maureen O'Brien as Phaedra and Christopher Guard as Hippolytos
Theseus has received warning to beware of the bull from the sea. At her request he takes his strangely disturbed wife, Phaedra, to visit his son, Hippolytos, at Troizen. The tragic prophecy that Theseus has always dreaded is fulfilled.
(The serialisation of The King Must Die included Mary Renault's second book on Theseus, The Bull from the Sea)
(Starting next Sunday; "Wives and Daughters" by Elizabeth Gaskell

Contributors

Author:
Mary Renault
Adapted for radio by:
Michael Bakewell
Music composed by:
Christos Pittas
Director:
David Spenser
Theseus:
Gary Bond
Phaedra:
Maureen O'Brien
Hippolytos:
Christopher Guard
Gelanor:
Michael Spice
Aithra:
Carole Boyd
Amyntor:
Alex Jennings
Menestheus:
Andrew Branch
Idaios:
Sean Barrett
Medea:
Jean Trend
Priest King:
Michael Tudor Barnes
Baron:
Steven Hodson
Lykomedes:
Trevor Martin
Page:
Richard Bates
Charioteer:
Trevor Brohier
Girl:
Moir Leslie
Sirios:
David Banks
Akamas:
Peter Maxim

People who left the United Kingdom to live abroad and black British people who live in St Paul's, Bristol, reflect on the experience of setting up home in a new country. Many of the concerns are shared - jobs, bringing up a family - but experiences are often different.

Contributors

Researcher:
Alex Whitfield
Producer:
John Skrine

WrittenbyDEBBtE cooK
(Rcpeatcd.Monl.40pm) Cast for the week:
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Contributors

Unknown:
Debbte Cook
Peggy:
June Spencer
Tony:
Conn Skipp
Pat:
Patrtctagallimore
PMt:
Normal Pafnttng
Jiii:
Patrtc!agreene
Shuta:
Judybennett
David:
Ttmotttybenttxck
Laura:
Ferry McMwall
Tom Forrest:
Bob Arnold
Jack Woolley:
Arnolb Peters
HazetWooUey:
Jan Cox
Watter Gabriel:
Chris Gittins
Mrs Perkinsd:
Patjuxt Seville
Mrs Perkinsd:
Std Perk
Mrs Perkinsd:
Alan Cevereux
Mrs Perkinsd:
Neil Carter
Mrs Perkinsd:
Brian Ttewlerr
Mrs Perkinsd:
Carotine Bone
Mrs Perkinsd:
Sara Cowaro
Susan Horobtn:
Charlotte Marttn

The natural history of a wolf pack.
Written by Paul Thomas
Narrated by Barry Paine
with David Mech, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Minnesota,
Fred Harrington, Mount St Vincent University, Halifax, Nova Scotia; and the Harris Lake pack of North American timber wolves.
Readings by Jack Watson

(BBC Bristol) (Repeat)

Contributors

Writer:
Paul Thomas
Narrator:
Barry Paine
Speaker:
David Mech
Speaker:
Fred Harrington
Reader:
Jack Watson
Producer:
Michael Bright

Mary Renault
Radio 4's classic serial The Ktno Mutt Dte is based on two of Mary Renault's novels set in ancient Greece. At her home in Cape Town, Mary Renault talks to Sue MacGregor about her lifelong fascination with the world of Socrates, Pericles and Alexander the Great.Reader Michael Pennington
Producer BRtAN BtRttEt.0
(Postponed from t j*uo)

Contributors

Unknown:
Mary Renau

Join Uncle Clarence, Auntie Joy, Vince, Lucy and Ron as they trip along the airwaves with their fellow BBCeenies.
Written and performed by the National Revue Company who are: Phil Nice, Maxine Ostwald, Arthur Smith, Babs Sutton and Adam Wide
MD Darrie Bignold
(Repeated: Sat 5.25pm)

Contributors

Writer/Performer:
Phil Nice
Writer/Performer:
Maxine Ostwald
Writer/Performer:
Arthur Smith
Writer/Performer:
Babs Sutton
Writer/Performer:
Adam Wide
MD:
Darrie Bignold
Producer:
Alan Nixon

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