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: Farming Today

: Today

Peter Hobday in London and Brian Redhead in Blackpool at the Conservative Party Conference
6.30. 7.30, 8.30
News Summary
6.45' Prayer for the Day
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7.20* Your Letters
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Brian Redhead
Read By: Bryan Martin

: Work Suspended

Part 2 (Repeot)

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

Alternative Medicine Naturopathy, aromatherapy, homeopathy, chiropractic, osteopathy, biofeedbacK, radionics, irldology. massage ... these practices are all put under the same heading of alternative medicine. but are they all alternatives' to orthodox medicine? How do you decide which therapy is the right one for you? And because It's called natural. Is it necessarily safe?
Ruth West , co-author of The Alternative Health Guide; and Dr Anthony Smith , deputy editor or the British Medical Journal, join Sue
MacGregor In the studio to answer your questions. Produced by the Woman's Hour unit
Lines open from 8.0 am Woddis On ... page 101


Unknown: Ruth West
Unknown: Dr Anthony Smith

: Morning Story

Wake to Weep by JOHN BENFIELD CURTIS Read by Adrian Stokes Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: John Benfield Curtis
Read By: Adrian Stokes
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Daily Service

NEM, 54; When all thy merges 6 my God (BBC HB 22); Psalm 142; I
Corinthians 5, vv 6-13;
Jesus shall reign where er the sun (BBC HB 460) long wave only

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Three's One hvPENELOPEMORTIMER (Broodcast Sat 2.5 pm) long wave only

: Wildlife

While on the beach my son was squirted by some creatures resembling human brains. What on earth were they? ' Tony Soper , David Nichols , Ernest Neal and Ian Mercer put their heads together to answer some more of your wildlife questions.
Presented by Derek Jones Producer MELINDA BARKER BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat 3.5 pm) long wave only


Unknown: Tony Soper
Unknown: David Nichols
Unknown: Ernest Neal
Unknown: Ian Mercer
Presented By: Derek Jones
Producer: Melinda Barker

: You and Yours

with Paul Heiney


Unknown: Paul Heiney

: Transatlantic Quiz 1983

There can't be many programmes which leave behind such an aftertaste of glowing good humour between the contestants. Such a sense of ensemble virtuosity.
Round One New York
Anthony Quinton (Chairman) with Brendan Gill , author and theatre critic of the New Yorker and Shana Alexander journalist and author London
Louis Allen
(Chairman) with Irene Thomas John Julius Norwich Question researcher
BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Thurs 6.30 pm)


Unknown: Brendan Gill
Unknown: Shana Alexander
Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: John Julius

: The World at One: News

with Michael Charlton


Unknown: Michael Charlton

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

with Sue MacGregor
'Choose one of middle age.... ': KAREN DECO looks into the ancient practice of employing wet nurses.
The Woodlanders (4) long wave only


Unknown: Sue MacGregor

: Afternoon Theatre

The first of two plays by RACHEL WYATT with You're special Josie. I can't explain It. It's something I know. You can't stay buried here, in this little place. It hasn't changed in 100 years. You need to know what the world's like what's going on.' Directed by IAN COTRERELL
(' Josie's Man ' tomorrow at 3.0 pm)


Unknown: Rachel Wyatt
Directed By: Ian Cotrerell
Josie: Angela Pleasence
Benjy: Andrew Branch
Fred: John Bull
Mary: Jennifer Piercey
Dad: Leslie Sands
Mr Hammond: Godfrey Kenton
Man in No 6: Peter Baldwin
Mrs Briggs: Margot Boyd
Waitress: Jenny Twigge
Customer: Adrian Egan

: Just After Four

Foreign correspondents resident in Britain. report on us - to us. Peter Osnos of the Washington Post leads off testing with a critical palate the American perception of a ' pickled Britain.


Unknown: Peter Osnos

: The Fall Will Kill You

There is a saying in the movie business: anyone can be a stuntman once - but the professional Is around for take two.
Those people who specialise In making the impossible at least look possible explain how and why they do It. It ' being a high dive from seven storeys up, swordplay a la carte, dangerous driving to order or a mouthful of live spider.
Compiled and presented by Ian Willox
Directed by KATE FENTON


Presented By: Ian Willox
Directed By: Kate Fenton

: Story Time

December Flower (2)

: PM

Robert Williams and Valerie Singleton


Presenters: Robert Williams
Presenters: Valerie Singleton

: The Six O'Clock News

Including Financial Report

: Son of Clichê

In the style of Woddis On ...
If you think this Is poetry.
Then you ve made a mistake.
You don't realise how Simple it is to make.
Things rhyme like this And frequently employ Classical obsolete phraseology
And references to Greece and Troy
Interspersed with Magazine English
Like ' dead loss
I'm stuck -
Better use an exclamation mark. starring Christopher Barrie. Nick Maloney and Nick Wilton


Unknown: Christopher Barrie.
Unknown: Nick Maloney
Unknown: Nick Wilton
Written By: Rob Grant
Written By: Doug Naylor
Music By: Peter Brewis
Producer: Alan Nixon

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wed 1.40 pm)

: Medicine Now

with Geoff Watts


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Alison Richards

: File on 4

Major Issues, changing attitudes, Important events at home and abroad. Reporter
Michael Robinson
Producer JOHN DRURY Editor DAVID TAYLOR BBC Manchester


Reporter: Michael Robinson
Producer: John Drury
Editor: David Taylor

: Rampal - 'Prince of Flute Players'

The Alexander of the flute with no new worlds to conquer...
American reviewers have sung the praises of the French flautist Jean-Pierre Rampal for over two decades. He's probably made more records than any other soloist, he's been given personal credit for making the flute the popular instrument it is today, yet in Britain, he remains something of a neglected personality.
Musician Andrew Marriner meets Jean-Pierre Rampal and, with help from William Bennett, Elena Duran, Isaac Stern and many recordings, presents a portrait of this celebrated flute player.


Presenter: Andrew Marriner
Subject: Jean-Pierre Rampal
Interviewee: William Bennett
Interviewee: Elena Duran
Interviewee: Isaac Stern
Written and Produced by: Peter Griffiths

: In Touch

News, views and information for people with a visual handicap
Presented by Peter White Producer TIIENA HESHEL


Presented By: Peter White

: Kaleidoscope

Includes reviews of The Woman in Black - A Ghost Story, a new novel by Susan Hill and her collection of classic ghost stories; and Fly
Away Home by William Humble , a domestic comedy starring
Hywel Bennett and Diana Quick at the Lyric Studio, Hammersmith.
Presenter Michael Oliver Producer JOHN BOUNDY Editor ROSEMARY HART


Novel By: Susan Hill
Unknown: William Humble
Unknown: Hywel Bennett
Unknown: Diana Quick
Presenter: Michael Oliver
Producer: John Boundy
Editor: Rosemary Hart

: The World Tonight: News

with Alexander MacLeod


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: Frank Muir Goes Into ...


: A Book at Bedtime

The Heat of the Day (7) by ELIZABETH BOWEN abridged In 15 episodes by ELIZABETH BRADBURY
MARGARET WINDHAM long wave only


Unknown: Elizabeth Bowen
Unknown: Elizabeth Bradbury
Read By: Elizabeth Spriggs
Producer: Margaret Windham

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Music at Night

Swedish songs and dances through the ages gramophone records

: News

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