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: News Briefing

: * Prelude

selected by Thelma Bailey and Michael Ford
BBC Birmingham. Stereo


Unknown: Thelma Bailey

: Farming Today



Producers: Allan Wright

: News

7.10 Today's Papers

: On Your Farm

: In Perspective

A note from Religious Affairs Correspondent
Rosemary Hartill


Unknown: Rosemary Hartill

: Down to Earth

Mike Gilliam talks to Alan Titchmarsh


Talks: Mike Gilliam
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: News

8.10 Today's Papers

: Sport on 4

Presented by Tony Lewis Rugby Union: do you remember Erica Roe ? She starred at Twickenham the last time England beat the Australians - perhaps this time if the team-talk at the interval is similarly disrupted, the out-of-form England side can repeat that performance. Tennis: will the new-look
Wightman Cup team led by Jo Durie , salvage some pride for British tennis against the powerful Americans at the Royal Albert Hall in London? And to make sure you keep your ears close to the radio, there's also some of the more off-beat stories.


Presented By: Tony Lewis
Unknown: Erica Roe
Unknown: Jo Durie
Unknown: Albert Hall
Producer: Emily McMahon

: Breakaway

Introduced by Bernard Falk with help from SUSAN MARLING , PATRICK STODDART and ROBIN DEWHURST taking a practical look at the holiday, travel and leisure scene.
Producer JENNY MALLINSON DUFF Editor ROGER MACDONALD including 9.0 News


Introduced By: Bernard Falk
Unknown: Susan Marling
Unknown: Patrick Stoddart
Unknown: Robin Dewhurst
Producer: Jenny Mallinson
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: News Stand

with Ian Hislop


Unknown: Ian Hislop
Producer: Susan Snailum

: Talking Politics

As the United States prepares to vote for the most powerful leader in the western world, Brian Redhead in New York chairs a discussion on the forthcoming American
Presidential and Congressional Elections with Professor Austin Ranney , Resident Scholar of the American Enterprise Institute,
Karl Meyer of the New York Times and Humphrey Taylor of the Louis Harris Poll.


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Austin Ranney
Unknown: Karl Meyer
Unknown: Humphrey Taylor
Producer: Julian Coles

: Pick of the Week

with Margaret Howard Stereo

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC correspondents talk about the countries they work in - the politics and the people. Producer ZAREER MASAN1

: Money Box

Presented by Louise Botting The programme with the latest news from the world of personal finance. Address: Money Box
Room 4058, Broadcasting House London WlA 4WW


Presented By: Louise Botting

: The News Quiz

The news of the last seven days examined by the people who write it, with searching questions put in a curious way by David Taylor to
Alan Coren , John Wells , Oliver Pritchett and Joan Bakewell


Unknown: David Taylor
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: John Wells
Unknown: Oliver Pritchett
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: John Langdon
Unknown: Jennie Campbell
Producer: Jennie Campbell

: News

: Any Questions?

Frances Morrell , Bel Mooney The Rt Hon Edward du Cann , mp and Robert Worcester


Unknown: Frances Morrell
Unknown: Bel Mooney
Unknown: Edward du Cann
Unknown: Robert Worcester

: The Afternoon Play: Diary of a Suburban Housewife

by Sandra Clayton
'After all the emotional capital I have expended upon my family, not to mention physical toil - my husband has become a grunt in front of the telly, my son has transmogrified into a mound of washing and my daughter leaves me in no doubt that when the revolution comes, I shall not be marching with the sisterhood!'

BBC Birmingham Stereo


Writer: Sandra Clayton
Director: Vanessa Whitburn
Anne: Jill Meers
Martin/Scottish vet: Graham Padden
Peter: Alex Jones
Young Peter: Neil Coker
Susan: Maggie Tarver
Margaret/Operator: Patricia Gallimore
Colonel Fernihough/Vet/Telephone engineer: Terry Molloy
Al/Waiter: John Dixon
Betty/Receptionist: Diana Davies
Jeremy/Young man: Kim Durham
Hurbert/Graham Tyler/Stables proprietor: Roger Hume

: Humour in Music

This week Leonard Pearcey looks at the concerts inspired by Gerard Hoffnung , and talks to some of those who wrote, arranged and performed the music, including NORMAN DELMAR , LAWRENCE LEONARD


Unknown: Leonard Pearcey
Unknown: Gerard Hoffnung
Unknown: Norman Delmar
Unknown: Lawrence Leonard
Unknown: Elizabeth Poston
Unknown: Donald Swann

: A Walk Along an Imaginary Line

or Three Men in a Mess It all started as a bet.
When Tommy Purdham ,
Ian Husband and Eric Robson decided to walk the length of the Border between England and Scotland, they didn't know that it was 110 miles of some of the most inaccessible territory in Britain.
Compiled and presented by ERIC ROBSON
BBC Manchester


Unknown: Tommy Purdham
Unknown: Eric Robson
Presented By: Eric Robson
Producer: Gillian Hush

: The Chip Shop

Presented by Barry Norman Producer TREVOR TAYLOR
(Repeated: Tues 11.0 pm VHFIFM) Chipline:
London [number removed]
Liverpool [number removed]Bristol [number removed]
Birmingham [number removed]Stereo


Presented By: Barry Norman
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: The Music of Life

3: Songs of Initiation
Kevin Crossley-Holland examines some of the ways in which music is used in the diverse rites of passage which mark the transition from one stage to another, with examples from many countries and cultures.


Unknown: Kevin Crossley-Holland
Producer: Ian Gardhouse

: Sounds Like Autumn

with Roger McGough Susan Jameson and Richard Darrington


Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: Susan Jameson
Unknown: Richard Darrington

: Week Ending


: News

With PAULINE BUSHNELL including Sports Round-up


Unknown: Pauline Bushnell

: Desert Island Discs

with novelist Tom Sharpe


Unknown: Tom Sharpe

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson

Producer MICHAEL EMBER. Stereo


Music By: Stephen Oliver
Producer: Michael Ember.

: Baker's Dozen

with Richard Baker
Producer JILL ANDERSON. Stereo


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Jill Anderson.

: Saturday-Night Theatre

The Hand of the Hunter by GAYLORD MEECH ; with A man is found dead after an accident in a ski-ing resort in America. A friend is brought in to identify the body, only to find he's never seen the man before in his life. Who is the dead man and why has he been living under the false identity of a renowned scientist?
(Harry Towb is in 'Little Shop of Horrors' at the Comedy Theatre,
London. John Turner is in 'Cats' at the New London Theatre)


Unknown: Gaylord Meech
Directed By: Cherry Cookson
Richard: Gary Waldhorn
Louise: Kate Harper
Cregar: John Turner
Julie: Melinda Walker
Marion: Ellen Mçintosh
Jarret Ruggles: Peter Marinker
Sheriff Onslow: Harry Towb
Professor Drummond: David Garth
Janis Malik: Lorna Lewis
Halvar Malik: William Hope
Lawrence Malik: Peter Whitman

: News

: No Complaints

The American playwright, novelist and essayist, James Baldwin , at 60, written and presented by Caryl Phillips , with readings from Baldwin's work by ERICK RAY EVANS The impact of James Baldwin 's first novels, Go Tell it on the mountain, (1952) and Giovanni's room (1956), shook America and white liberal assumptions throughout the world. In mellower mood, the black writer, in conversation with Caryl Phillips , looks back on his work and assesses his attitudes to literature and politics today. 'You know I love some people and I know they love me and I have my work to do and not a thousand years in which to do it - and I've no complaints at all - OK?' Producer MARGARET WINDHAM Director PIERS PLOWRIGHT


Unknown: James Baldwin
Presented By: Caryl Phillips
Unknown: Erick Ray Evans
Unknown: James Baldwin
Unknown: Caryl Phillips
Producer: Margaret Windham
Director: Piers Plowright

: Evening Service

from St Paul 's Church,
Birmingham sung by the BIRMINGHAM SCHOOL OF MUSIC
Abide with me (BBC HB 298); Ephesians 4, w 11-16 (JB); Come, my way (bp 13) BBC Birmingham. Stereo


Unknown: St Paul

: The Faithmakers

Nick Page considers the lives and achievements of 12 men and women who have shaped our Christian heritage.
9: John Wesley , the Bible Mofii Research RACHEL VINEY Producer DAVID COOMES


Unknown: Nick Page
Unknown: John Wesley

: Son of Cliche

featuring 'The Further Reasonably Exciting
Adventures of Captain
Invisible and the See-Thru Kid' 2: Coat Hangers from Outer
Space, with Christopher Barrie Nick Maloney and Nick Wilton Written by ROB GRANT and DOUG NAYLOR Producer ALAN NIXON


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

: * am News

followed by an interlude

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