Against a background of economic difficulty and the recent Cabinet reshuffle, the Conservatives gather in Blackpool for their annual conference. With the Conservatives, Brian Redhead. In London, John Timpson
6.45* Prayer for the Day With FRANK TOPPING
7.0. 8.0 Today's News
Read by PAULINE BUSHNELL
7.36, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day
The Cost of Broadcasting Keeping the public informed and entertained can be an expensive business. But how much does it cost to make a half-hour television drama or an hour-long radio programme? The BBC receives about £500-million a year from licence fees. But where does all the money go?
With the licence fee once again under negotiation, is there a case for changing the system?
What are the alternatives? Advertising? Direct taxation? Which method is the best? Are we getting value for money? If you've often wondered how your money is spent, put questions to the Director-General of the BBC, Sir Ian Trethowan , who joins Sue MacGregor in the studio.
Produced by the Woman's Hour unit
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' I was horrified to see dozen mallard drakes attack and rape a lone female. Is this usual among the duck fraternity?'
John Crothers ,
Chris Mead and Mike Stoddart focus on some more observations from the wild
Presenter Derek Jones Producer BRIAN LEITH BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat 2.5 pm) long wave only
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Written and performed by Helen Atkinson-Wood Angus Deayton
Geoffrey Perkins Philip Pope and Michael Stevens with additional material by RICHARD CURTLS
Music by PHILIP POPE
Producer JIMMY MULVILLE (Repeated: Wed 10.30 pm)
12.55 Weather: programme news
Introduced by Sue MacGregor Including
Stops-Starts: a quiz series to test and improve your knowledge of your car. Give a Dog a Bad Namef RON ALLDRIDGE reassesses some animal reputations. 2 - The Mule.
Blood on the Snow by EMANUEL LITVINOFF abridged in 15 parts by JACK SINGLETON
Read by John Bennett (1) In this second volume of the trilogy Faces of Terror, the story resumes in Russia in 1918. In the chaos of famine and civil war following the Revolution,
Lydia Alexandrova and Peter Piatkov , once fugitive anarchists, become dedicated Bolsheviks. (Music: Vainberg's Trumpet Concerto) long wave only
(John Bennett is in ' The Sound of Music ' at the Apollo Victoria Theatre, London)
Exactly 100 years ago, an unexpected storm brought catastrophe to the little fishing village of Eyemouth in Berwickshire; 129 of its men were lost at sea. With contemporary accounts and memories handed down among the fishing folk, Doreen Taylor reconstructs what happened on that terrible day, and how the community struggled through to survival.
Producer JOHN ARNOTT BBC Scotland
A general knowledge contest between schools in Great Britain First Round 5: London
ARCHBISHOP TENNISON'S SCHOOL, Kennington v ST MARK'S CE SCHOOL,
Fulham Questionmasters TIM
GUDGIN and PADDY FEENY Questions set by PAUL LIVESEY , NIGEL RICHARDSON and PADDY FEENY Producer
(Rptd: Thurs 12.27 pm)
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 (Repeated: Sat 3.0 pm)
A six-part series
3: Civil Servants are Incompetent
Cautious, unoriginal, hostile to change, inefficient in running their departments-common descriptions of senior civil servants. Are there too many brilliant paper-pushers, too few men of action? Hugo Young talks to senior civil servants and ministers.
Producer ANNE SLOMAN
Safer than Frying
Hannah Wright has advice on methods of grilling. Presenter Peter White Producer THENA HESHEL
Blind listeners can phone in suggestions and comments relating to the programme on [number removed]8.30-10.0 pm Free quarterly bulletins summarising information broadcast, available from Room 816, Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA
includes reviews of The French Lieutenant's
Woman, the best-selling novel by John Fowles , adapted for the screen by Harold Pinter and directed by Karel Reisz. The film stars
Meryl Streep and Jeremy Irons and has opened to rave reviews in New York.
Jeremy Irons also stars in the 11-part Granada
Television adaptation of Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh, which will also be discussed tonight. Presenter Michael Oliver Producer
A series distilling the wit of six British humorists.
5: by Alan Coren adapted and presented by Barry Took with the vocal assistance of Alec Bregonzi Nell Brennan
Sue Holderness Michael McClain and as the announcer John Marsh Producer
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