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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Stuart Jackman


Unknown: Stuart Jackman

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead in London and John Timpson at the Conservative Party Conference in Brighton
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
7.45*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: John Timpson
Read By: Peter Donaldson

: The Awakening

Part 4

: News

: For Schools

9.5 A Service for Schools Sister Dora by GEOFFREY CURTIS Story read by JOHNNY MORRIS
9.25 Secondary English (11-14) Mark Twain : The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (2)
9.50 First Steps in Drama The Adventure of the Arabian Nights (2): The Search by DEIRDRE GRIFFIN Presented by TONY AITKEN
10.10 Playtime Presented by JUDY BENNETT With PETER MCGOWAN
10.25 In Your own Time Presented by ANNE NIGHTINGALE


Unknown: Geoffrey Curtis
Read By: Johnny Morris
Unknown: Mark Twain
Unknown: Huckleberry Finn
Unknown: Deirdre Griffin
Presented By: Tony Aitken
Presented By: Judy Bennett
Unknown: Peter McGowan
Presented By: Anne Nightingale

: Lacuna

Anthony Smith , in the company of Richard Gregory , explores the news, science and medicine, the arts, sport and business, food and wine, and whatever else is going on in the world.


Unknown: Anthony Smith
Unknown: Richard Gregory
Unknown: Kirsty Lang
Unknown: Steve Graham
Producers: Alison Richards
Producers: Geoff Deehan

: Medicine Now

: Morning Story

Read by Dilys Price


Unknown: Margaret Evans
Read By: Dilys Price
Producer: Herbert Williams

: An Act of Worship

reflecting on the issues of the day introduced from Broadcasting House by David Winter. Stereo


Unknown: David Winter.

: For Schools

11.0 Noticeboard News for teachers in primary and middle schools.
11.5 In the News Presented by JOHN HEDGES
11.30 Wavelength Presented by ANDY PEEBLES


Presented By: John Hedges
Presented By: Andy Peebles

: Vanishing Day

One day in 1895 Lord and Lady Londonderry left Mountstewart for Belfast to open an Art and Industry exhibition. Eight of their servants went boating on Strangford Lough. They were never seen again....
Brian McAvera tells the story of that fateful day.
(First broadcast on Radio Ulster)


Unknown: Brian McAvera
Producer: Paul Muldoon

: What About the Workers?

A guide to your rights at work 2: Equality Under the Law? Since the mid-70s it's been illegal for employers to discriminate m recruitment, promotion, training or terms and conditions, on grounds of a person's sex or race. But there's still major concern that women and ethnic minorities are not getting a fair deal at work. John Buckley and Cheryl Armitage talk to lawyers, authorities and the workers themselves to find out how these laws have been operating. And Paul Heiney tries to untangle the new law on Equal Pay.
Producer JO DOBRY


Unknown: John Buckley
Unknown: Cheryl Armitage
Unknown: Paul Heiney
Producer: Jo Dobry
Editor: Lesue Robinson

: The Travelling Show

The last in a series of excursions into the unpredictable reaches of how to get there - and back. In the pilot's seat
Christopher Matthew
Feet firmly on the ground James Burke , Sue Arnold and John Noakes
Departures from the script announced by EUGENE FRASER Travel details
Tour organiser DANNY GREENSTONE Stereo


Unknown: Christopher Matthew
Unknown: James Burke
Unknown: John Noakes
Unknown: Eugene Fraser
Unknown: Christopher Mathew

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Comer Today: Alex's Outing by MARY DICKINSON
2.5 Music Box Written and presented by MICHAEL BURNETT and SANDRA KERR
2.20 Living Language The Wanderer (3) adapted from The Odyssey by LEON GARFIELD with NICKY HENSON
2.40 Newscast Editor NICHOLAS WHINES


Unknown: Mary Dickinson
Presented By: Michael Burnett
Presented By: Sandra Kerr
Unknown: Leon Garfield
Unknown: Nicky Henson

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Nurses and Confidentiality:
'What he didn't want written down, I didn't.' What should a nurse put in her ward notes about a patient and will new legislation make the issues clearer? LINDA WOLFE reports on the problems of confidentiality in hospital and in the community.
The Tiger and the Rose (3)


Unknown: Linda Wolfe

: The Afternoon Play

Reputation by JOHN CHALLEN
When a controversial television director like Piers Weston embarks on a drama documentary about a famous figure who has the misfortune to be dead, you can be sure that he'll tend to concentrate on the idol's feet of clay. But when you attack someone else's reputation, can you always be sure that your own will remain intact?
Directed by DAVID JOHNSTON. Stereo


Unknown: John Challen
Unknown: Piers Weston
Directed By: David Johnston.
Piers Weston: Colin Starkey
Jenny Marsham: Helena Breck
Ann Leeming: Betty Huntley-Wright
Helen: Anne Clements
Richard Massey: David Garth
Announcer: Guy Holden

: Enquro Within

with Neil Landor


Unknown: Neil Landor
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: Bookshelf

: Story Time

Mr Stone and the Knights Companion by v. s NAIPAUL abridged in seven parts by BRIAN GEAR
Read by Bill Wallis (1)
A sedate bachelor in his 60s finds his life transformed: first by marriage, and then by his brilliant 'idea'...
Producer PAMELA HOWE. BBC Bristol


Unknown: Mr Stone
Unknown: Brian Gear
Read By: Bill Wallis
Producer: Pamela Howe.

: PM

Presenters Robert Williams and Susannah Simons
continued on VHF/FM 5.50-5.55


Presenters: Robert Williams
Presenters: Susannah Simons

: The Six O'Clock News

With PAULINE BUSHNELL including Financial Report


Unknown: Pauline Bushnell

: Yes Minister


: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Friday 1.40 pm)

: Any Answers?

Introduced by John Timpson Compiled by LAURIE MASON Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol


Introduced By: John Timpson
Unknown: Laurie Mason
Producer: Carole Stone

: International Assignment

(Repeated: Friday 10.0 am)

: What About the Workers? [number removed]

Equality Under the Law?
To follow up today's earlier programme on race and sex discrimination in employment, Paul Heiney puts your queries and comments to Professor
Bob Hepple , a specialist in the law of discrimination in employment, Dr Aron Haynes , Director of Employment at the 'Commission for Racial
Equality, Janet Hemsley of the Equal Opportunities
Commission, and Barbara Cohen , Legal Officer, National Council for Civil Liberties. Lines open from 7.0 pm


Unknown: Paul Heiney
Unknown: Bob Hepple
Unknown: Dr Aron Haynes
Unknown: Janet Hemsley
Unknown: Barbara Cohen

: Does He Take Sugar?

A magazine of special interest to disabled listeners. Presenter John Mills Editor MARLENE PEASE


Presenter: John Mills
Editor: Marlene Pease

: The Archive Auction

John Amis browses through the BBC Sound Archives catalogue and chooses the recordings he would most like to own.


Unknown: John Amis
Producer: Stephen Shipley

: Kaleidoscope

I did leave the North, I did feel displaced, I lived in Wicklow; I have a sense of belonging in the North and yet I am at ease anywhere in Ireland, in it and out of it.
Seamus Heaney , who was born in County Derry 45 years ago, is now considered one of the finest poets of our time.
Next week sees the publication of his sixth collection Station Island in a blaze of publicity. Paul Vaughan presents a profile of the poet who has been called 'the most important Irish poet since Yeats' and attempts to uncover the sources of his poetry in the landscape and history of Ireland, North and South.
Reader Kenneth Branagh Producer BRIAN BARFIELD


Unknown: Seamus Heaney
Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Reader: Kenneth Branagh
Producer: Brian Barfield

: A Book at Bedtime

I Heard the Owl Call My Name (4)

: The World Tonight

11.0 Headlines on VHF/FM until 11.0


Presenter: Janet Cohen

: Study on 4

Caribbean Links A series of six programmes in which Caribbeans in Britain talk about their continuing links with the places from which they have settled here. 2: Vince Herbert from Jamaica


Unknown: Vince Herbert

: Pride of the Parlour

The last of a series in which
Jeremy Slepmann casts an eye on the changing role of music in the home.
Decline and Fall ...or The End of Civilisation as They Knew it.
The First World War and the advent of electronics take their toll, but community's loss is art's gain. Or is it? Reader JOHN WESTBROOK


Unknown: Jeremy Slepmann
Reader: John Westbrook
Producer: Ray Abbott

: News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Voix de France: French V
12.30 7: Beaumarchais by PAULE-AUNE DENT
12.50 8: Les marches by TONY STAPLES

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