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Presented by Peter Hobday and Brian Redhead
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With BOB FINIGAN
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7.25*. 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By:
Peter Hobday
Presented By:
Brian Redhead
Bob Finigan
Read By:
Bryan Martin

Six views on different aspects of being a woman with Anne Brown
4:ToyahWillcox Doing it Her Way
She was picked on at school for having a speech defect and a limp. She never grew taller than four foot 11 inches, and she has one 0-level to her name. With nothing to lose, what could she do but aim for total perfection? Toyah Willcox has made hit records, acted with Olivier, and emerged from the ashes of punk as one of the figureheads of youth culture. She looks at today and tomorrow. Producer LIZ JENSEN BBC Birmingham (R)


Anne Brown
Toyah Willcox
Liz Jensen

Down at the Water-hole
In the dry sands of Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park, any standing water has a continuing procession of visitors, from the largest elephants to tiny birds - to Chris Mead and Ian McDonald
Presented by John Harrison BBC Bristol


Chris Mead
Ian McDonald
Presented By:
John Harrison

An Old Fool by A.J.S. CRAWFORD Read by Mark Mulholland
' "Mind yer back, sir," shouted a red-headed young Altas, a coffee table by one leg and a dining-room chair by another. The old man moved into the hall.' Producer KATHRYN PORTER BBC Northern Ireland


Read By:
Mark Mulholland
Kathryn Porter

A Hanging at Hannika by PAULA GRIFFITHS with Lee Montague and David Collings as two travellers on their way to a public execution in the medieval Durrah Valley.
Directed by ADRIAN MOURBY BBC Wales. Stereo


Paula Griffiths
Lee Montague
David Collings
Durrah Valley.
Directed By:
Adrian Mourby
Beth Morris
Howell Evans
Old Jane:
Nesta Harris
Jenny Funnell
Dillwyn Owen
Ray Handy

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)
BBC Birmingham


Written by:
Joanna Toye
Peggy Archer:
June Spencer
Tony Archer:
Colin Skipp
Pat Archer:
Patricia Gallimore
Phil Archer:
Norman Painting
Jill Archer:
Patricia Greene
Shula Archer:
Judy Bennett
Elizabeth Archer:
Alison Dowling
Tom Forrest:
Bob Arnold
Hazel Woolley:
Jan Cox
Walter Gabriel:
Chris Gittins
Nelson Gabriel:
Jack May
Mrs Perkins:
Pauline Seville
Joe Grundy:
Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy:
Trevor Harrison
Jethro Larkin:
George Hart
Clarrie Grundy:
Fiona Mathieson
Neil Carter:
Brian Hewlett
Susan Carter:
Charlotte Martin
Caroline Bone:
Sara Coward
Det Sgt Barry:
David Vann
Nigel Pargetter:
Graham Seed
Miss Holland:
Hedli Niklaus
Mrs Antrobus:
Margot Boyd
Sophie Barlowe:
Moir Leslie

Stanley Williamson opens the file on life in Durham 100 years ago, as it was reflected in the local newspapers. Readers GEOFFREY BANKS and PAUL WEBSTER
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Stanley Williamson
Paul Webster

A series of montage documentaries
8: Generation of Strangers
'I'd heard that if you rubbed lemon into your skin, it bleached the skin. All I got was a very sore face....'
'Indians use curry and onions to wash themselves....'
'I'm extremely reluctant to employ coloured people because frankly, they're so damned prejudiced themselves....'
First broadcast in August 1964, this documentary looks at the problems of Caribbean and Asian immigrants in the Midlands; their schooling, their job prospects, their social lives.
Actuality next week will reveal what has become of the people who took part in the 21 years since this programme was made. Producer ANNE OWEN BBC Birmingham (R)

The lingo de mid-channel A soap opera en franglais
Episode Deux: Sacha Distel et I 'intellectual francais starring Miles Kington
Alison Steadman , Enn Reitel and Jon Glover
Written par miles KINGTON
Produit par JENNIE CAMPBELL. Stereo


Sacha Distel
Miles Kington
Alison Steadman
Enn Reitel
Jon Glover
Jennie Campbell.

A magazine of special interest to disabled listeners and their families, with country-wide news and views on all matters of concern to them.
Presented by John Mills Editor MARLENE PEASE
Correspondence and enquiries to: BBC. Broadcasting House, London W1A 4WW
Phone [number removed](10.0am-5.0pm)


Presented By:
John Mills
Marlene Pease

A series of unlikely stories by ALPHONSE ALLAIS
English translation by MILES
KINGTON Alphonse Allais was the man who invented the frosted glass aquarium tank for shy fish. He was also a humorous writer whose bizarre pieces appeared in Parisian magazines and newspapers at the turn of the century. Allais is now little known or admired in his own country. Might his humour be too English for French tastes? 4: A Careful Criminal and Other Tales
Read by Christopher Godwin Producer NIGEL ACHESON


Stories By:
Alphonse Allais
Kington Alphonse Allais
Read By:
Christopher Godwin
Nigel Acheson

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