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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Today

with John Timpson and Brian Redhead
News Summary
6.45. Prayer for the Day
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by CLIVE ROSLIN
7.20* Your Letters
7.15*. 8,25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday In Parliament


Unknown: John Timpson
Unknown: Brian Redhead
Read By: Clive Roslin

: News

: Tuesday Call:

[number removed]Autumn Gardening
The gardener's chores are never-ending. What should be done as autumn turns to winter to prepare the ground for the next year? What can be pruned or planted now? What mistakes of the past year can be avoided next?
Plantsman Roy Lancaster and Peter Robinson.
Principal of Capel Manor Institute of Horticulture, are in the studio to put you on the right road to a beautiful garden next spring.
In the Chair Jill Burridge Produced by the Woman's Hour unit
Lines open from 8.0 am


Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Peter Robinson.
Unknown: Jill Burridge

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC correspondents throughout the world talk about the countries they work in - the politics and the people.

: Morning Story

The Bubble-Gum Champion by MICHAEL A. PEARSON Read by Timothy Kightley
Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol


Unknown: Michael A. Pearson
Read By: Timothy Kightley
Producer: Pamela Howe

: Daily Service

NEM, p 54; Who are these, like stars appearing
(BBC HB 236); Canticle 1; Revelation 7, w 2-4, 9-17; For all the saints (BBC HB 227) long wave only

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Strange Lovers by TIM HAIGH with David Peart as Tom and Molr Leslie as Sue Sue , trying to find shelter from the rain, meets Tom. A relationship develops, but then he disappears and when Sue phones him another woman answers.
Directed by BRIAN DEAN long wave only


Unknown: Tim Haigh
Unknown: David Peart
Unknown: Molr Leslie
Unknown: Sue Sue
Directed By: Brian Dean
Jerry: Eric Allan
Café man: James Bryce
Helen: Carole Boyd
Girl: Maggie McCarthy

: Wildlife

The magazine edition in which Derek Jones looks at the stirring spectacle of migrating cranes and the appealing alpine marmot.
Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat 5.0 pm) long wave only


Unknown: Derek Jones
Producer: John Harrison

: You and Yours

with John Howard
Ring in on [number removed] With your comments from 11.0 am.


Unknown: John Howard

: Transatlantic Quiz 1983

Six contests between teams in London and in New York.
(Details: Thurs 6.30 pm)

: The World at One: News

Presenter Sir Robin Day with voices and topics in and behind the headlines

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Including
Green is taking over in three rundown inner city areas of London, Liverpool and Stoke-on-Trent. ROGER CLARK reports.
I Start Counting (2) long wave only


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Roger Clark

: Afternoon Theatre Letting Go

by DELORES BARON with Sarah Davies leaves Wales for the chance of work and Independence. It's now or never. She's 23, bright, and determined to have fun. All she has to do Is to get a job and meet a few people. But it's not that simple - Is it?
Directed by JAMES RUNCIE


Unknown: Delores Baron
Unknown: Sarah Davies
Directed By: James Runcie
Sarah Davies: Emily Morgan
her Mother: Elizabeth Morgan
Mr Davies: Jon Strickland
Ruth: Wendy Murray
Vi: Moir Leslie
James: Pip Torrens
Juan: Alfredo Michelsen
Vicky: Carole Boyd
Landiady: Carole Boyd

: Just After Four

The Cottage Garden Year: Autumn
' I saw old Autumn In the misty morn ... '
Lys de Bray picks some plants for your pleasure. Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol


Unknown: Lys de Bray

: Dem Bones

Today being All Saints' Day, Miles Kington glues together a few old relics to create a totally new saints list. Meet St Leger, St Louis and St Michael as we are led to the very gates of heaven.
BBC Birmingham


Presenter: Miles Kington
Producer: Julian Hitchcock

: Story Time

A Passage to India (7)

: PM

with Robert Williams and Valerie Singleton


Unknown: Robert Williams
Unknown: Valerie Singleton

: The Six O'Clock News

with Bryan Martin including Financial Report


Newsreader: Bryan Martin

: Yes Minister

(Details: Thurs 12.27 pm)

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wed 1.40 pm)

: Medicine Now

Geoff Watts reports
Producer ALISON RICHARDS (Repeated: Sat 3.0 pm)


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Alison Richards

: File on 4

Major Issues, changing attitudes, important events at home and abroad.
Reporter Stuart Simon
(Repeated: Wed 4.10 pm)


Reporter: Stuart Simon
Producer: Max Easterman
Editor: David Taylor

: Not Exactly in his Footsteps: 3: Gigantic Sooty Pigs in Chocolate Bus Country

Six lurches round England by Ray Gosling - not quite in the wake of J. B. Priestley 's English Journey.
When Priestley visited Manchester in 1933, he found a fog-bound city of grim, blackened warehouses. Gosling's progress through the north west in 1983 finds culture mills replacing cotton mills ... and other mills which have blown the wheels off
William Blake's chariot of fire ...
BBC Manchester


Presenter: Ray Gosling
Producer: Alastair Wilson

: In Touch

News, vtews and information for people with a visual handicap.
Presented by Peter White Producer THENA HE SHEL Listeners can phone in queries and comments relating to the programme on [number removed], 8.30-10.0 pm


Presented By: Peter White

: Kaleidoscope

Michael Oliver presents tonight's edition which includes reviews of Francis, the world premiere of a new play by Julian Mitchell. starring Kenneth Branagh at the Greenwich Theatre; and Boris Godunov. Mussorgsky's opera produced by the Soviet film director
Andrei Tarkovsky. with Robert Lloyd singing the title role, at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Producer


Unknown: Michael Oliver
Play By: Julian Mitchell.
Unknown: Kenneth Branagh
Unknown: Boris Godunov.
Director: Andrei Tarkovsky.
Unknown: Robert Lloyd
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: The WorldTonight: News

with Alexander MacLeod


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: Frank Muir GoesInto ...


: A Book at Bedtime

Basil (7) long wave only

: The FinancialWorld Tonight

long wave only

: News

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