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Presented by John Timpson in London and Peter Hobday at the Trades Union Congress in Blackpool
6.30, 7.30,8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With BOB FINIGAN
7.0,8.0 Today's News
Read by PETER DONALDSON
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
With CHARLES COLVILE
7.45* Thoughtfor the Day

Contributors

Presented By:
John Timpson
Presented By:
Peter Hobday
Unknown:
Bob Finigan
Read By:
Peter Donaldson

Six views on different aspects of being a woman emerge in conversation with Anne Brown 5: Betty Lockwood Getting Equal
What has motivated this woman from a back-to-back in Yorkshire to a seat in the House of Lords?
Baroness Lockwood, former head of the Equal Opportunities Commission, looks at what was lost and gained along the way. Producer LIZ JENSEN BBC Birmingham (R)

Contributors

Unknown:
Anne Brown
Unknown:
Betty Lockwood
Producer:
Liz Jensen

A shrimp that can smash aquarium walls, kick a crab to death, and is one of the fastest movers in the animal world, is among the creatures examined by Peter France, together with the latest natural history news and discoveries.
BBC Bristol

Contributors

Presenter:
Peter France
Producer:
Tim Grout-Smith

Twelve Red Roses
Written by JOHN BENSON Read by Blain Fairman
From his vantage point Bert could see right along thapath that bordered the lake and ended at the park gates. He tutted impatiently as he saw the time and muttered peevishly,
'2.30! That little idiot will be late for his own funeral.'
Producer DIANE CULVERHOUSE BBC Birmingham

Contributors

Written By:
John Benson
Read By:
Blain Fairman
Producer:
Diane Culverhouse

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
'There were never such devoted sisters ... ' - or are they more likely to be competitive, hostile and jealous? In the studio discussion some sisterly experiences are explored. Serial: In a Beautiful Pea-Green Boat (8)

Contributors

Introduced By:
Sue MacGregor

Mr Parker Comes to Town byROGER WOOD
In 1932 a wild west-style cowboy descends on Burnley in Lancashire and takes a room with a local family. Rumours abound that he could be a famous outlaw, no less than the partner of the legendary Sundance Kid.
Directed by MARTIN JENKINS Stereo

Contributors

Unknown:
Mr Parker
Unknown:
Roger Wood
Directed By:
Martin Jenkins
R L Parker:
Alan MacNaughtan
Ellen Duerden:
Stephanie Turner
Maureen:
Janettebeverley
Billy:
Jason Littler
George:
Christopher Scott
Walter:
David Timson
Sarah:
Anna Jane Casey
Mrs Tatum:
Paula Tilbrook
Mrs Hollins:
Anne Jameson
Stanley J Ormerod:
David Garth
Tommy:
David Learner

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm) Written by HELEN LEADBEATER Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham

Contributors

Written By:
Helen Leadbeater
Jennifer Aldridge:
Angela Piper
Brian Aldridge:
Charles Colungwood
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
Jack Woolley:
Arnold Peters
Hazel Woolley:
Jan Cox
Walter Gabriel:
Chrisgirmns
Nelson Gabriel:
Jack May
Joe Grundy:
Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy:
Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Grundy:
Fiona Mathieson
Caroline Bone:
Sara Coward
DetSgt Barry:
David Vann
Nigel Pargetter:
Graham Seed
Miss Holland:
Hedli Niklaus
Sophie Barlowe:
Moir Leslie
Bunty Hebden:
Sheila Allen

Stanley Williamson opens the file on life in Cardiff 100 years ago, as it was reflected in the local newspapers. Readers CHRIS KAY and GEOFFREY WHEELER Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester

Contributors

Unknown:
Stanley Williamson
Readers:
Chris Kay
Readers:
Geoffrey Wheeler

9: Second Generation
'I don't want to be white any more, I'm quite happy being black.' 'Integration was the old word we used. That was naive.' 'We could have made it good.
Something sour crept in, I don't know where.'
In August 1964 the Home
Service broadcast Generation of Strangers, a programme about the problems of Asian and West Indian immigrants in the Midlands. A generation later, those same people talk about their lives today.
Producer PETER EVERETT BBC Manchester

Contributors

Producer:
Peter Everett

The lingo de mid-Channel A soap opera en franglais Episode trois: Le Kidnap starring Miles Kington
Alison Steadman , Enn Reitel and Jon Glover
Written par MILES KINGTON
Produit par JENNIE CAMPBELL. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown:
Miles Kington
Unknown:
Alison Steadman
Unknown:
Enn Reitel
Unknown:
Jon Glover
Unknown:
Jennie Campbell.

A series of unlikely stories by ALPHONSE ALLAIS. English translation by MILES KINGTON Alphonse Allais was 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?
5: 'God'and Other Tales
Read by Christopher Godwin Producer NIGEL ACHESON

Contributors

Stories By:
Alphonse Allais.
Unknown:
Kington Alphonse Allais
Read By:
Christopher Godwin
Producer:
Nigel Acheson

Paul Allen visits Glasgow for Graham Vick 's production of Offenbach's La Vie Parisienne at the Scottish Opera, in a new translation by John Wells.
The programme also includes a review of an exhibition of the Scottish painter J. D. Fergusson who was heavily influenced by the Ballet Russes.
Producer JOHN BOUNDY

Contributors

Unknown:
Paul Allen
Unknown:
Graham Vick
Translation By:
John Wells.
Unknown:
J. D. Fergusson
Producer:
John Boundy

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