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Presented by Peter Hobday and Brian Redhead
6.30,7.30,8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News with SIMON ROSE
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by HARRIET CASS
7.20* Your Letters
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
With JOHN INVERDALE
7.45* Thought for the Day

Contributors

Presented By:
Peter Hobday
Presented By:
Brian Redhead
Unknown:
Simon Rose
Read By:
Harriet Cass
Unknown:
John Inverdale

Committee-box Lobsters by DUNCAN GARDINER
Read by Sion Probert
'Just supposing I could somehow lay my hands on a couple of tickets, what's in itforme?'
Producer HERBERT WILLIAMS BBC Wales

Contributors

Unknown:
Duncan Gardiner
Read By:
Sion Probert
Producer:
Herbert Williams

Steve and Eddie by JOHNNIE QUARRELL
Two 13-year-olds would like to make themselves famous. But it's a problem because they're pretty ordinary. Then along comes a tramp with the answer.
Directed by PETER KING Stereo
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 9. 0pm)

Contributors

Unknown:
Johnnie Quarrell
Directed By:
Peter King
Steve:
Jake Wood
Eddie:
Jack McNicholl
Tramp:
Stanley Page
Mother:
Alex Marshall
Father:
John Church
Shopkeeper:
Trevor Nichols

'In the cold spell our starlings had icicles on their legs. Can birds suffer from frostbite?' The naturalists answer your wildlife questions.
Presented by Derek Jones Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol Stereo
(Re-broadcast next Saturday)

Contributors

Presented By:
Derek Jones
Producer:
John Harrison

A nationwide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete to become this year's Brain of Britain. First Round: London
Chairman Robert Robinson Michael Giddings (merchant banker)
Marilyn Halberstam (barrister)
MichaelForder (teacher)
Kevin Wing
(underwriter's assistant) The programme includes Beat the Brains in which listeners put their own
Questions to the contestants.
Programme devised by JOHN P. WYNN Questions set by IAN GILLIES Producer RICHARD edis Stereo

Contributors

Unknown:
Robert Robinson
Unknown:
Michael Giddings
Unknown:
Marilyn Halberstam
Unknown:
John P. Wynn
Unknown:
Ian Gillies
Producer:
Richard Edis

Introduced by Terry Jones Fashion for men
What is chivalry? Are men getting more like women?
For just one day, Woman's Hour steps aside to give the other sex a chance to muscle in ...
Serial: Stories by Women Writers
5: The Proper Circumstances by SYLVIA TOWNSEND WARNER

Contributors

Presenter:
Terry Jones
Unknown:
Sylvia Townsend Warner

A Distant Star by OWEN HOLDER with The celebrations for Lottie's 80th birthday take a different turn when Irish journalist Michael takes her down memory lane to her theatrical past - a past the family don't want to be reminded of. and GRAHAM BLOCKEY
ANNE JAMESON. MELINDA WALKER GEOFFREY BRAWN (piano) Directed by IAN COTTERELL Stereo

Contributors

Unknown:
Owen Holder
Unknown:
Graham Blockey
Unknown:
Anne Jameson.
Unknown:
Melinda Walker
Piano:
Geoffrey Brawn
Directed By:
Ian Cotterell
Lottie:
Joyce Carey
Harold:
Richard Pearson
Michael:
Jim Norton
Philip:
Owen Holder
Dorothy:
Gwen Cherrell

The last of four programmes What is it that holds a community together? It is only in a crisis that the skeleton of a community is exposed.
Margaret Percy looks at how communities have coped with very different types of crisis. Riot
The hardships and inequalities of life in Brixton were drawn into sharp focus in 1981 when rioters took to the streets to protest about their situation.
Five years have seen a number of initiatives to improve life in the inner-city suburb - and another riot. Has anything really changed?
Producer BRIAN KING BBC Birmingham

Contributors

Unknown:
Margaret Percy

What's new in medical science? How well are the doctors looking after us? Is our money being spent to best effect? Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care - from the research laboratory and the operating theatre, to the dentist's chair and the GP's surgery.
Producer JULIAN BROWN
(Re-broadcast on Thursday at 10.0 am)

Contributors

Unknown:
Geoff Watts
Producer:
Julian Brown

Getting into GEAR
In 1941 Glasgow was the second city of the Empire. But by 1971 the census revealed the city's East End as one of the most deprived urban areas in Europe. The heavy industry on which it had thrived was dead or dying, and workers were leaving a derelict landscape in their thousands. The response, in 1976, was the Glasgow Eastern Area Renewal (GEAR) project and, to date, more than 400 million pounds has been spent in revitalising the East End.
As this unique effort comes to a close Margo MacDonald examines the results.
Producer CHRISTOPHER LOWELL BBC Scotland
0 INFO: page 77

Contributors

Unknown:
Margo MacDonald
Producer:
Christopher Lowell

News, views and information for people with a visual handicap. Presented by Peter White Producer THENA HESHEL
Listeners can phone with enquiries and comments relating to the programme on [number removed]Lines open from 8.30 to 10. Opm Free quarterly bulletin from:
[address removed].
(Send four large SAEs for a year's supply)

Contributors

Presented By:
Peter White
Producer:
Thena Heshel

Beautiful But Empty
Rosemary Hartill , BBC Religious Affairs
Correspondent, travels to Wooler, Northumbria, to investigate the crisis facing the Church in rural Britain. Is Christianity in the countryside doomed?
Researcher CAROLINE DONNE Producer DAVID COOMES
Series editor JOHN NEWBURY (R) Revised

Contributors

Unknown:
Rosemary Hartill
Unknown:
Caroline Donne

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