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with Brian Redhead with John Timpson and Gerald Williams at the Olympics in Los Angeles
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Prayer for the Day
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
Read by PETER DONALDSON
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament

Contributors

Unknown:
Brian Redhead
Unknown:
John Timpson
Unknown:
Gerald Williams
Read By:
Peter Donaldson

In Due Season: Geoffrey Smith visits a North Yorkshire herb centre where Ted and Heather Bates provide a complete service for herb buffs. Plants, growing advice and cookery demonstrations on the spot. Producer KEN FORD BBC Manchester

Contributors

Unknown:
Geoffrey Smith
Unknown:
Heather Bates

dramatised in eight parts from his novel by ALLAN PRIOR
Harry Towb as Rossi 5: Not Exactly Vegas on New Year's Eve Danny Watson has been busy getting together his series of TV specials on the forthcoming Tricross Missile march. He's also managed to get his private life together thanks to journalist Alison Bowers. But can his incredible luck last? Members of the TV audience: CAROLE BOYD , MICHAEL JENNER , HELENA BRECK, COUN STARKEY, NARISSA KNIGHTS, MARK STRAKER , MOIR LESUE, JON STRICKLAND Directed by DAVID JOHNSTON
(Harry Towb is in 'Little Shop of Horrors' at the Comedy Theatre, London)

Contributors

Novel By:
Allan Prior
Unknown:
Harry Towb
Unknown:
Danny Watson
Unknown:
Alison Bowers.
Unknown:
Carole Boyd
Unknown:
Michael Jenner
Unknown:
Mark Straker
Unknown:
Jon Strickland
Directed By:
David Johnston
Unknown:
Harry Towb
Danny Watson:
Barry Morse
Alison Bowers:
Judy Franklin
Joe Donaghy:
Peter Marinker
Silver:
Blain Fairman
Jimmy Wilberforce:
John Rye
Bunny Bullivant:
David Sinclair
Mick Molloy:
John Bull
Government Minister:
John Bott

Going for Broke, a six-part comedy series by GEORGE BAKER with Andrew Sachs as John Morse Bryan Pringle as Bill Yates Miriam Margolyes as Wendy Dilys Laye as Ethel Denica Fairman as Anne and Terry Wogan as himself 2: The Key to the Door
John Morse has to 'cope' with the problems of an ex-wife, a front-door key and 700 Friesian cows.
HARRY PITCH (mouth organ)
Directed by GLYN DEARMAN. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown:
George Baker
Unknown:
Andrew Sachs
Unknown:
John Morse
Unknown:
Bryan Pringle
Unknown:
Bill Yates
Unknown:
Miriam Margolyes
Unknown:
Wendy Dilys Laye
Unknown:
Ethel Denica Fairman
Unknown:
Terry Wogan
Unknown:
John Morse
Unknown:
Harry Pitch
Directed By:
Glyn Dearman.
Jane:
Narissa Knights
Alf:
Arnold Diamond
Ellen:
Fiona Walker
Shaun:
Sean Barrett

The fifth of the series in which Kevin Crossley-Holland presents poems about the British abroad.
This week: Germany
Readers DAVID BRIERLEY and CAROL DRINKWATER

Contributors

Unknown:
Kevin Crossley-Holland
Readers:
David Brierley
Readers:
Carol Drinkwater

devised by TONY SHRYANE and EDWARD J. MASON
John Amis and Frank Muir challenge Ian Wallace and Denis Norden
In the Chair Steve Race Questions compiled by STEVE RACE
Producer PETE ATKIN
(Repeated: Friday 12.27 pm) Stereo

Contributors

Unknown:
Tony Shryane
Unknown:
Edward J. Mason
Unknown:
John Amis
Unknown:
Frank Muir
Unknown:
Ian Wallace
Unknown:
Denis Norden
Producer:
Pete Atkin

Five poets of the past seen through the eyes of poets of the present. 2: Where the Early Pumpkins Blow
Charles Causley explores the singular genius of Edward Lear Reader HUGH DICKSON FRASER STEEL Producer
BBC Manchester

Contributors

Unknown:
Charles Causley
Reader:
Edward Lear
Reader:
Hugh Dickson
Reader:
Fraser Steel

Narrated by Rene Cutforth
3: Blowitz: Ambassador of 'The Times' by PETER MELLORS with George Pravda as Blowitz A portrait of Henri Opper de Blowitz (1825-1903) a friend of princes and popes and the man who published the treaty of Berlin while its contents were still meant to be secret.
Producer PIERS PLOWRIGHT

Contributors

Unknown:
Rene Cutforth
Unknown:
Peter Mellors
Producer:
Piers Plowright
Donald Mackenzie Wallace:
Nicholas Courtney
Laurence Oliphant:
Peter Howell
Mowbray Morris:
John Webb
Frederic Hardman:
Alan Dudley
John Walter III:
Ronald Herdman
Lord Lytton:
Garard Green

A six-part series The Countryman
Mackerel sky, mackerel sky, Not long wet and not long dry ...
Country lore and rustic humour feature in this mixture of folk songs, poetry and prose. Ray Handy and Dilys Price read works by Laurie Lee , Thomas Hardy and others, while
Calennig provide the music.
The hosts are Llantrisant Folk Club, Mid-Glamorgan.
Compiled and produced by HERBERT WILUAMS
BBC Wales. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown:
Laurie Lee
Unknown:
Thomas Hardy
Produced By:
Herbert Wiluams

'Lack of planning, congested housing, crowded factories, air pollution and no green space' a traditional text-book picture of West Germany's industrial heartland which was probably true 30 years ago. Today it is not true. The last ten years have seen an enormous
'greening' of the Ruhr - parks, open spaces and a fight against pollution - you can even swim in the River Ruhr! The fight has been helped by industrial recession, a huge decline in the heavy iron and steel industry and coalmining - there are no mines left in the Ruhr. And yet until the recent strike for a 35-hour week, there has been little unrest and even then, the Ruhr stayed quiet.
David Smeeton reports on the huge industrial, social and education changes in the traditional heartland of West Germany's industry, the Ruhr Valley.
Producer GEOFFREY SHERLOCK (Repeated: Friday 11.0 am)

Contributors

Producer:
Geoffrey Sherlock

Phil Smith explores the remoter reaches of the North Yorkshire Pennines to look at life from the viewpoint of people who live and work there. 2: Man-made Moorland Producer Gillian HUSH BBC Manchester

Contributors

Unknown:
Phil Smith

Daniel Jones
John Hugh Thomas talks to the distinguished Welsh composer about his life and work. Daniel Jones 's output is prolific - he's now working on his 12th symphony - but he obviously feels great sadness that his eloquent and varied music is not more widely performed. Producer PHIL GEORGE (First broadcast on Radio Wales) Stereo

Contributors

Unknown:
Daniel Jones
Talks:
John Hugh Thomas
Unknown:
Daniel Jones
Producer:
Phil George

War and Peace in Our Time Seven programmes 5: Iran-Iraq ADEED DAWISHA. Deputy Director of Studies at The Royal Institute of International Affairs, talks about the Gulf War which began in 1980, with series presenter GEOFFREY STERN

Contributors

Presenter:
Geoffrey Stern

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