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Presented by John Timpson 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 PETER DONALDSON
7.20* Your Letters
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
With CHARLES COL VILE
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament

Contributors

Presented By:
John Timpson
Presented By:
Brian Redhead
Unknown:
Bob Finigan
Read By:
Peter Donaldson

Good Losers by MAUREEN FITZSIMMONS Read by John Basham
'My Dad reckoned the Jacksons had raised unluckiness to the status of a performing art. Even the horseshoe they put on the door didn't help; it fell off and cracked three tiles in the porch.' Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester

Contributors

Unknown:
Maureen Fitzsimmons
Read By:
John Basham

Hidden Depths by ALEXANDRA MELNICK
Christine, single parent and divorcee, is the sort of woman who needs Y-fronts on her washing-line to make her feel secure. When her son leaves home she is determined to find a husband, a kindly, caring man, preferably with hidden depths.
Directed by CAROLINE RAPHAEL Stereo
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 9. 0pm)

Contributors

Unknown:
Alexandra Melnick
Directed By:
Caroline Raphael
Christine:
Maggie McCarthy
Ann:
Meunda Walker
Kenneth:
Trevor Nichols
Bob:
John Church
Steven:
Jonathan Tafler

Derek Jones joins
Roger Mitchell and Martin Limbert on Britain's largest peat moor, Thorne Moors in Yorkshire. Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol
(Re-broadcast next Saturday)

Contributors

Unknown:
Derek Jones
Unknown:
Roger Mitchell
Unknown:
Martin Limbert
Unknown:
Thorne Moors
Producer:
John Harrison

A nationwide general knowledge contest.
Second Round: Scotland,
Wales and Northern Ireland Chairman Robert Robinson Robert Close
(architectural historian) George Beggs
(retired civil servant) Evelyn Peachey (former teacher) Jane Morton
(pensions investigation assistant)
Including Beat the Brains
Programme devised by JOHN P. WYNN Questions set by IAN GILLIES
Producer RICHARD EDIS. Stereo
(Re-broadcast on Thursday at 6.30pm)

Contributors

Unknown:
Robert Robinson
Unknown:
Robert Close
Unknown:
George Beggs
Unknown:
Evelyn Peachey
Unknown:
Jane Morton
Unknown:
John P. Wynn
Unknown:
Ian Gillies
Producer:
Richard Edis.

Ring of Truth by MICHAEL DAVIES
The only way 9-year-old Ben Kenney can stay living next door to his cousin Dodi is by tracking down his father. But when the two children turn detective the results are both comic and disastrous.
Directed by ADRIAN MOURBY BBC Wales. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown:
Michael Davies
Unknown:
Ben Kenney
Directed By:
Adrian Mourby
Ben:
John Davies
Shelagh:
Sue Jones-Da Vies
Gran:
Patricia Kane
Dodi:
Millie Davies
David Bromham:
John Prior
Aunt Angy:
Susan Mansell
Uncle Gar:
Robert Blythe
Mrs Bromham:
Dilys Price
Busker/Driver:
Brinley Jenkins

The Moral Meal
Trevor Barnes looks at the morality and politics of food.
How much can individuals do to help preserve world resources? Researcher AMANDA PHILLIPS Producer SHIRLEY PENROSE Series editor JOHN NEWBURY (R) Revised

Contributors

Unknown:
Trevor Barnes
Unknown:
Amanda Phillips
Producer:
Shirley Penrose
Editor:
John Newbury

Christina Reid was bom in Belfast and left school at the age of 15. After office jobs she studied for a university degree and then became a full-time writer. Since then she has written three successful plays: Tea in a China Cup, which has been performed at London's Riverside Studios; a play for
BBC radio, The Last of a Dyin ' Race; and Joyriders, which was given a nationwide tour this spring by the leading fringe theatre group Paines Plough.
She talks to Lynda Henderson. Producer JUDITH ELLIOTT
(First broadcast on BBC Radio Ulster)

Contributors

Unknown:
Christina Reid
Unknown:
Lynda Henderson.
Producer:
Judith Elliott

Mary Webb was a writer who lived 'betwixt and between', half in the world and half out of it. Her countryside novels, which made subtle use of legend, were set in the borderland between England and Wales - but equally they dealt with the border between myth and reality.
This programme, based on the biography of Mary Webb , The Flower of Light by GLADYS MARY COLES, looks at her struggle against illness and disillusion. With Sue Jones Davies and Gareth Armstrong Narrator John Darran Reader DILLWYN OWEN
Written by HERBERT WILLIAMS Producer ROBIN C. ROLLINSON BBC Wales
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.5pm)

Contributors

Unknown:
Mary Webb
Unknown:
Mary Webb
Unknown:
Gladys Mary
Unknown:
Jones Davies
Narrator:
John Darran
Reader:
Dillwyn Owen
Written By:
Herbert Williams
Producer:
Robin C. Rollinson

The last of three celebrations of the animal world. 3: Birds Within a thick and spreading hawthorn bush,
That overhung a molehill large and round,
I heard from morn to morn a merry thrush
Sing hymns to sunrise, and I drank the sound with joy
(JOHN CLARE)
Presented by Jill Balcon Patricia Gallimore and Richard Pasco
Producer MARJORIE LOFTHOUSE BBC Birmingham

Contributors

Presented By:
Jill Balcon
Presented By:
Patricia Gallimore
Presented By:
Richard Pasco
Producer:
Marjorie Lofthouse

The Griffiths Guide to Gardening
The afternoon was hot, and Joe Griffiths lay back in his deckchair and dreamed of what his plot could become. With just a little knowledge and application, he could build a dream garden - couldn't he?
In words and music he explores the national obsession with planting things.
With Paul Arden-Griffith
Nigel Bradshaw , Mitch Dalton Gareth Hale ,
Geoff MacCormack ,
Maryanne Morgan , Anna Nicholas , Steve Pearce , Juliette Oppenheimer
Graham Ward and Simon Webb Producer GEOFF DEEHAN. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown:
Joe Griffiths
Unknown:
Paul Arden-Griffith
Unknown:
Nigel Bradshaw
Unknown:
Mitch Dalton
Unknown:
Gareth Hale
Unknown:
Geoff MacCormacK
Unknown:
Maryanne Morgan
Unknown:
Anna Nicholas
Unknown:
Steve Pearce
Unknown:
Juliette Oppenheimer
Unknown:
Graham Ward
Unknown:
Simon Webb
Producer:
Geoff Deehan.

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 10.0 pm Free quarterly bulletin from: [address removed]
(Send four 8] x 12 SAEs for a year's supply)

Contributors

Presented By:
Peter White
Producer:
Thena Heshel

A series of ten short stories from different parts of the world 4: Heroes by MICHAEL LANGAN , Washington DC
A small boy goes on an adult outing with his hero. Cousin Mick.
Read by Stewart MiUigan
Producer JANE DAUNCEY. BBC Wales (First broadcast on BBC World Service)

Contributors

Unknown:
Michael Langan
Read By:
Stewart Miuigan
Producer:
Jane Dauncey.

Brian, Flann and Myles Brian O'Nolan of Strabane is remembered by the world as Flann O'Brien , author of At
Swim- Two-Birds and The Third Policeman, and also as Myles na gCopaleen, whose Cruiskeen
Lawn newspaper column gave Ireland a wealth of comic characters.
His death 20 years ago was marked in Dublin by an international symposium earlier this year, and participants at the gathering give their memories and impressions of O'Nolan,
O'Brien and na gCopaleen. Producer CHRIS SPURR
(First broadcast on BBC Radio Ulster)

Contributors

Unknown:
Myles Brian O'Nolan
Unknown:
Flann O'Brien
Producer:
Chris Spurr

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