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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day


: Today

Presented by John Timpson in London and Brian Redhead at the Labour Party Conference in Blackpool
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: John Timpson
Presented By: Brian Redhead
Read By: Bryan Martin

: News

: Midweek

with this week's collection of conversational curiosities. Birthday Guest:
Sir Terence Conran Producer PIPPA BURSTON Stereo


Unknown: Sir Terence Conran
Producer: Pippa Burston

: Morning Story

Read by John Westbrook


Unknown: Ramsey Campbell
Read By: John Westbrook

: Daily Service

from St George's Church, Brandon Hill, Bristol with the BRISTOL HIGHBURY SINGERS
Praise my soul the King of heaven (BBC HB, 15); For the fruits of His creation (BP, 18); Psalm 104; Praise the Lord,
0 my soul (English Praise, 112) Reading taken from Job 38 and 40 Musical director DR JOHN bishop Organist COLIN STUART BBC Bristol. Stereo


Organist: Colin Stuart

: For Schools

11.0 Singing Together (3)
11.20 Jtmior Drama Workshop 3: The Odyssey The Cyclops Written by JOHN TAYLOR
11.40 Contact
11.55 Songs from Something to Think About (3)


Written By: John Taylor

: Two Lives

John Masters: Soldier and Writer

: God and I

A six-part series in which former preacher, Harry Soan , traces his complex relationship with God.
6: Awesome and Elusive Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Harry Soan
Producer: Jock Gallagher

: You and Yours

Presenter Paul Heiney reports on topical issues and how they could affect you and your family.
If you have any comments on today's programme, phone [number removed]after 11.0 am.


Presenter: Paul Heiney

: Death May Surprise Us

The last of six parts dramatised from his novel by TED WlLLIS
The police have arrested
Tomkins whose plane had been used for the kidnapping. Knowles has moved in on Sue Swinton; time is running out and he desperately needs to break down her resistance. Staccato
Directed by GRAHAM GAULD Stereo


Novel By: Ted Wlllis
Directed By: Graham Gauld
Jack Stoddart: Leslie Sands
Jess Stoddart: Mary Wimbush
Victor: Cyril Shaps
Commander Knowles: Geoffrey Matthews
Hugh Lashwood: Preston Lockwood
Sue Swinton: Charlotte Long
Insp Wiley: Scott Cherry
Jane: Moir Leslie
Thornby: Colin Starkey
Valchik: Anthony Daniels
Karel: Jonathan Owen
Col Ackland: Bernard Brown

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Comer Presented by SHEELAGH GILBEY Storyteller RONNlE LETHAM Today's story: The Milkman and his Horse by JENNY O'MAHONY
2.5 Something to Think About The Blacksmith by TIMOTHY WILKINSON
2.15 Quest The Non-Conformists by JOHN COUTTS
2.35 Pictures in Your Mind (Music) Music from the Planets Compiled by PAMELA KENWAY
2.45 Nature Autumn: Season of Mists (RV) by BERNARD VENABLES


Presented By: Sheelagh Gilbey
Presented By: Ronnle Letham
Unknown: Jenny O'Mahony
Unknown: Timothy Wilkinson
Unknown: John Coutts
Unknown: Bernard Venables

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week:
Olga Franklin , journalist, writer and broadcaster. Loose Connections (6)


Unknown: Olga Franklin

: The Afternoon Play

Queen Lucia
A five-part comedy series based on the novel by E. F. BENSON dramatised and narrated by AUBREY WOODS 1: The Guru
It is the summer of 1920. Lucia (Mrs Philip Lucas ) returns to her beloved Riseholme after the exhausting social round in London. But all, it seems, is not well. In her absence an upstart has assumed control of the cultural life of the village. The light of battle enters Lucia's eye.
Pianist JOHN OWEN EDWARDS Directed by JOHN CARDY Stereo


Novel By: E. F. Benson
Unknown: Mrs Philip Lucas
Pianist: John Owen
Directed By: John Cardy
Lucia: Barbara Jefford
Georgie Pillson: Jonathan Cecil
Daisy Quantock: Jane Wenham
Col Boucher: Bernard Brown
Robert Quantock: Anthony Newlands
Peppino: David Garth
Guru: Bad! Uzzaman
Grosvenor: Narissa Knights
Station staff: Michael Jenner
Station staff: Mark Straker

: Time for Verse

Six variations on the theme of love.
Written and presented by Liz Lochhead
1: Other Poets and Shakespeare Readers JOHN SHEDDEN and ANN SCOTT-JONES
Producer MARGARET BRADLEY BBC Bristol. Stereo


Presented By: Liz Lochhead
Presented By: John Shedden
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: File on 4

: Story Time

Stepping Westward (8)

: PM

Presenters Susannah Simons andRobert Williams


Presenters: Susannah Simons
Presenters: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

With PETER DONALDSON including Financial Report


Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: Top of the Form

A general knowledge contest between schools in Great Britain.
First Round - 4: West
Weston-super-Mare V BEAMINSTER SCHOOL Questionmasters
Tim Gudgin and Paddy Feeny Questions set by PAUL UVESEY NIGEL RICHARDSON and PADDY FEENY
Producer PAUL MAYHEW-ARCHER (Repeated: Friday 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Tim Gudgin
Unknown: Paul Uvesey
Unknown: Nigel Richardson
Unknown: Paddy Feeny
Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thursday 1.40 pm)

: Your Move or Mine

Bill Breckon opens the door on the housing world with the help of financial expert
Tom Tickell. Plus current trends in house prices and the latest developments in the mortgage market.
(Repeated: Thursday 11.0 am) 0 HELPLINES: page 85


Unknown: Bill Breckon
Unknown: Tom Tickell.
Editor: Roger MacDonald
Producer: Helen Robson

: Kipling Round the World

Rudyard Kipling first travelled from India to England at the age of 5; he circumnavigated the world in his early 20s, and remained an enthusiastic traveller all his life.
Every place Kipling visited and every person he met could fire his imagination and reappear later in story or verse. Marghanita Laski follows his travels, and explores that world which is brought to life in the writings of Rudyard Kipling. 2: Points from India with Joss Ackland as Rudyard Kipling


Unknown: Rudyard Kipling
Unknown: Marghanita Laski
Unknown: Rudyard Kipling.
Unknown: Joss Ackland
Unknown: Rudyard Kipling
Unknown: Readers Henry Stamper
Unknown: John Samson
Unknown: Monty Modlyn
Unknown: Jon Strickland
Producer: Helen Fry

: Antony Hopkins Talking About Music

Each week, Antony Hopkins explores a different musical work or topic, explaining his thoughts at the piano and illustrating them with records Producer PATRICK LAMBERT Stereo


Producer: Patrick Lambert

: Analysis

Testing Times
Secondary schools are entering one of their greatest periods of change since 1944. At stake is what children should learn, how they should be tested and who sets the standards. Will national guidelines on the curriculum and a single system of exams at 16 help Sir Keith Joseph to achieve his aim of stretching the ablest pupils and motivating the others?
Presented by John Eidinow Producer ANNE WINDER
(Repeated: Friday 11.0 am)


Unknown: Sir Keith Joseph
Presented By: John Eidinow
Producer: Anne Winder

: A Talent to Amuse

A lighthearted look at the life and music of Noel Coward.
Presented by Sheridan Morley 4: Noël and Gertie Producer
DAVID RAYVERN ALLEN (First broadcast on World Service)


Unknown: Noel Coward.
Presented By: Sheridan Morley
Presented By: David Rayvern Allen

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Michael Oliver Producer JOHN POWELL


Presented By: Michael Oliver
Producer: John Powell

: A Book at Bedtime

The Judge and His Hangman (3)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Alexander MacLeod in London and Richard Kershaw at the Labour Party Conference in Blackpool
11.0 Headlines on VHF/FM until 11.0


Presented By: Alexander MacLeod
Presented By: Richard Kershaw

: Study on 4

A vous la France! An introduction Next week a new 15-part series for beginners in French starts on Radio 4 and BBC1. Yves Aubert and Phyllis Roome introduce the series, talk to some people who have learnt to speak French from radio and television, and offer some hints on learning a language as an adult. Producers NICOLE CHURCH and ALAN WILDING


Unknown: Phyllis Roome
Producers: Nicole Church
Producers: Alan Wilding

: Rocking

Some Notes From The Sea-Shore with Florence Brockman Raymond Morse , Austin
Moore and the dancing LADIES


Unknown: Florence Brockman
Unknown: Raymond Morse
Unknown: Paula Kelly
Producer: Piers Plowright

: Open University

11.30 The Romantic Poets
11.50 Education Bulletin

: * am News

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

12.30 Microtechnology Eight Legs Can Be Better Than Three and at 12.50 Sensing Change (RV)

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