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Presented by Brian Redhead and John Timpson
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With BOB FINIGAN
7.0,8.0 Today's News Read by EUGENE FRASER
7.20* Your Letters
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
With CHARLES COL VILE
7.45* Thought for the Day

Contributors

Presented By:
Brian Redhead
Presented By:
John Timpson
Unknown:
Bob Finigan
Read By:
Eugene Fraser

Anorexia Nervosa
Some 6,000 people each year suffer from anorexia nervosa, and it's becoming increasingly common among young men, as well as women. It's a complex illness, a form of depression which leads its victims to starve themselves - sometimes to death. How much is known about its causes? Is it connected with the fashionable emphasis on slimness and dieting? Is it a reaction to a certain kind of family pressure? And, if there s an anorexic in your family, how can you help?
To answer your questions about the nature of this disturbing and complex illness and the best ways to treat it are
Professor Arthur Crisp ,
Professor of Psychiatry at St
George's Hospital, London and Nancy Pearce , founder of Anorexic Family Aid.
Jenny Cuffe is in the Chair. Producer SALLY FELDMAN Lines open from 8.0am

Contributors

Unknown:
Professor Arthur Crisp
Unknown:
Nancy Pearce
Unknown:
Jenny Cuffe
Producer:
Sally Feldman

Clean Lino by VICKY BARLOW Read by Rosalie Williams
'It's such a funny thing to cry over, clean lino, particularly when you've been dry-eyed for so long even when you've been that worried and frightened you thought you were gomg out of your head.'
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester

Contributors

Unknown:
Vicky Barlow
Read By:
Rosalie Williams

Regional Variations (2)

Thirty-Minute Theatre

BBC Radio 4 FM

11.0 Time and Tune 7: The Golden Goose Stereo (E)
11.20 Time to Move
7: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Presented by MICHAEL DEEKS Script by MELANIE MORRIS (R) (E)
11.40 Radio Club Join Radio Club for an action-packed programme - full of information competitions, jokes and drama for junior schools. (E)

Contributors

Presented By:
Michael Deeks
Script By:
Melanie Morris

Piper's Ducks
One of the few working duck decoys is to be found at The
Wildfowl Trust at Slimbridge. On the Trust's 40th birthday,
Sir Peter Scott , Mike Ounsted , and Tony Cook and his decoy-dog Piper, show Derek Jones the trap in action and tell of its significance in this anniversary year.
Producer MICHAEL BRIGHT BBCBristol
(Re-broadcast next Saturday)

Contributors

Unknown:
Sir Peter Scott
Unknown:
Mike Ounsted
Unknown:
Tony Cook
Unknown:
Derek Jones

byGUYJENKIN in the last of the present series
Featuring the voices of SALLY GRACE , MIRIAM MARGOLYES
ENN REITEL , ANTON RODGERS
JOHN SHRAPNEL and DAVID TATE 'Commercials' written by JON CANTER withGUY JENKIN Producer PETE ATKIN. Stereo
(Re-broadcast on Thursday at 6.30pm) (ChristopherGodwinisin'NoisesOff at the Savoy Theatre, London and Martin Jarvis is in 'Woman in Mind' at the Vaudeville Theatre, London)

Contributors

Unknown:
Sally Grace
Unknown:
Miriam Margolyes
Unknown:
Enn Reitel
Unknown:
Anton Rodgers
Unknown:
John Shrapnel
Unknown:
David Tate
Written By:
Jon Canter
Unknown:
Guy Jenkin
Producer:
Pete Atkin.
Producer:
Martin Jarvis
Ken Handley:
Martin Jarvis
Sandy:
Christopher Godwin
Freddie:
Lockwood West
Ambrose:
Paul Jesson
April:
Shelley Thompson
Hedley:
Robert Longden
Deborah:
Rosalind Ayres
the till lady:
Avril Clark
the doorman:
Richard Durden
the barman:
James MacPherson
the policeman:
Graham Blockey
Leo Gale:
Glyn Owen

1.55 Listening Comer Today's story: William's Rainbow (R)
2.5 History Long Ago The Siege of Troy
1: Revenge of the Greeks with GARY BOND as Menelaus JAMES HAYES as Agamemnon and PAUL MORIARTY as Diores Written by JOHN TAYLOR. Stereo (E)
2.25 Contact Friends by JOHN SNELLING (E)
2.40 Radiovision History of Britain The 20s and 30s (RV) (R) (E)

Contributors

Unknown:
Menelaus James Hayes
Unknown:
Paul Moriarty
Written By:
John Taylor.
Unknown:
John Snelling

Presented by Sue MacGregor An End to Illegitimacy?
One of the few remaining legal forms of discrimination may soon be abolished by Parliament. Pat Rowe talks to people born 'out of wedlock' about the stigma they feel they still bear.
Serial: The Soul of Kindness (2)

Contributors

Presented By:
Sue MacGregor
Talks:
Pat Rowe

by Michael Payne

Julia Harvey, a well-known opera singer, invites Ruth, who is ghosting her autobiography, to stay in her house. The relationship isn't easy. Ruth wants to know everything, but Julia is determined to keep the really important information to herself.

(BBC Manchester)
(Stereo)

Contributors

Writer:
Michael Payne
Pianist:
Tom Steer
Director:
Alfred Bradley
Julia Harvey:
Renee Asherson
'Duckie':
Anne Jameson
Ruth Pepper:
Valerie Windsor

Llangynllo village school closed in 1984. Anita Morgan was there to share the last day with teachers, pupils and ex-students.
(1986 Sony Award winner for best Local Radio programme)
(First broadcast on BBC Radio Wales)

Contributors

Unknown:
Anita Morgan

Death of a President
The sudden death of President Samora Machel of Mozambique has increased tension and fear among South Africa's neighbours. Are they the prisoners of the Republic, hopelessly dependent on its transport and trade links or can they break free?
Michael Robinson reports on the initiatives within the frontline states and assesses their chance of success. Producer MAX EASTERMAN Editor BRIAN WALKER BBC Manchester
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.5pm)

Contributors

Unknown:
Samora MacHel
Unknown:
Michael Robinson
Producer:
Max Easterman
Editor:
Brian Walker

The Raffles Hotel, Singapore Fables of the Exotic East
One of the world's best-loved hotels celebrates it's 100th anniversary this year. Somerset Maugham once wrote that the Raffles Hotel stands for 'all the fables of the exotic East'. Noel Coward sang in its palm court, seduced by the sweet-scented frangipani. Today, thousands of tourists sit among its white pillars and tropical greens sipping the famous cocktail, Singapore Gin Sling, and toasting Raffles's colonial past. Susan Marling traces the history of Raffles and brings back some of those many fables of the exotic East.
Producer JENNY MALUNSON DUFF
* HEAR THIS! page 25

Contributors

Unknown:
Susan Marling
Producer:
Jenny Malunson Duff

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

Contributors

Presented By:
Peter White

Four programmes reflecting life in the capital as depicted in letters and diaries of the period. 1: Players
Written and presented by Sean Street
Readers JUNE BARRIE and PETER JEFFREY
Producer MARGARET BRADLEY BBCBristol Stereo

Contributors

Presented By:
Sean Street
Readers:
June Barrie
Readers:
Peter Jeffrey
Producer:
Margaret Bradley

A Bit of a Do by DAVID NOBBS abridged in 12 episodes by DONALD BANCROFT
12: The Registry Office Wedding (part 2)
ProducerTONY CLIFF BBC Manchester
(Starting tomorrow: 'A House for Mr Biswas by. V S. Naipaul )

Contributors

Unknown:
David Nobbs
Unknown:
Donald Bancroft
Producer:
Tony Cliff
Unknown:
Mr Biswas
Unknown:
V S. Naipaul

What happens when an audience of veiled, black-garbed women and Arab men is confronted by an all-female, assertive and very loud jazz band? Through the university halls and concert rooms of Jordan and Iraq, Tessa Shaw accompanies the Guest Stars on their tour of the Middle East - the first ever undertaken by a women's band - to report on this unusual collision of the West and the East....
Producer SALLY FELDMAN (R)

Contributors

Unknown:
Tessa Shaw
Producer:
Sally Feldman

Help Yourself to A-level Physics

12.30 Unit 2: A.C. Theory
Written and narrated by Jim Calder (E)

12.50 Unit 2: Wave Motion
Written and narrated by Raymond Walker (E)

Contributors

Written and narrated by (Unit 2:
A.C. Theory): Jim Calder
Written and narrated by (Unit 2:
Wave Motion): Raymond Walker

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