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: News Briefing

: * Prelude

Music selected by Michael Ford BBC Birmingham. Stereo

: Farming Today



Producers: Allan Wright.
Producers: Tim Finney

: News

7.10 Today's Papers

: On Your Farm

The weekly programme for farmers and country dwellers Producer LIZ RlGBEY BBC Birmingham

: In Perspective

with Rosemary Hartill


Unknown: Rosemary Hartill

: Down to Earth

Mike Hollingworth talks to Alan Titchmarsh .


Talks: Mike Hollingworth
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: News

8.10 Today's Papers

: Sport on 4

The schedule says Edgbaston to The Oval. Most people take the train or point the car along the Ml. How many travel by horseback, hovercraft and the crest of a wave? Tony Lewis takes an unconventional ride through the sporting world. Producer DAVE GORDON


Unknown: Tony Lewis
Producer: Dave Gordon

: News

: Click

4: The Birds and the Cheese
In this final programme of the series Heather Angel talks about her work as a wildlife photographer.
Resident technical expert Ron Spillman
Written and presented by Ken Blakeson
Producer GEOFFREY HEWITT BBC Birmingham (Rev R)


Talks: Heather Angel
Unknown: Ron Spillman
Presented By: Ken Blakeson
Producer: Geoffrey Hewitt

: Profile

The last of four programmes Michael Woodhead is in conversation with film director John Schlesinger.
Also taking part Alan Bates and Sir Huw Wheldon


Unknown: Michael Woodhead
Director: John Schlesinger.
Unknown: Alan Bates
Unknown: Sir Huw Wheldon
Producer: Harry Schneider

: News Stand

with Max Hastings


Unknown: Max Hastings
Producer: Maggie Redfern

: Talking Politics

Anthony Howard , Deputy
Editor of The Observer, joins
The Rt Hon John Smith , QC, MP, the Opposition Trade and Industry Spokesman, in his City flat to talk about his origins, his interests and his life outside politics.


Unknown: Anthony Howard
Unknown: John Smith
Producer: Julian Coles

: Pick of the Week

with Margaret Howard Stereo

: From Our Own Correspondent

(Nextedition on Tuesday at 10.0am)

: A Small Country Living

Jeanine McMullen is in full cry on her hunt for the unusual, the useful, the strange and the exotic - all part of the richness which goes into life in the country.
Producer MARY PRICE BBC Bristol
(Re-broadcast on Monday at 10.0am)


Unknown: Jeanine McMullen

: Quote... Unquote

(Details on Monday at 6.30pm)Stereo

: News

: Telling Tales

The last of four programmes in which Frank Delaney has been in search of tales, wherever they are told. The After Dinner Speech Producer ANNE BROWN BBC Birmingham (R)


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Producer: Anne Brown

: The Afternoon Play

An Easy Game to Play by RAY CONNOLLY with Michael Angelis
Helena Breck , Tony Haygarth and Ken Jones
Des, a Liverpool football supporter, finds his whole life suddenly changes following a chance encounter after a match.
Directed by MARTIN JENKINS (R) Stereo


Play By: Ray Connolly
Unknown: Michael Angelis
Unknown: Helena Breck
Unknown: Tony Haygarth
Unknown: Ken Jones
Directed By: Martin Jenkins
Des: Michael Angelis
Gerry: Tony Haygarth
Boy: Elizabeth Lindsay
Angela: Helena Breck
MrPye: Ken Jones
Publican: Ronald Forfar
Footballer/Guest: Stuart Organ
Student/Guest: Nona Shepphard
Celia: Di Botcher
Jean: Jane Knowles

: Options

3.0 Regional Arts 4: Literature Over the last few years the Literature Department of the Arts Council has commanded about one per cent of the Council's total funds, and has usually underspent. That sum has now been cut by half. DEREK PARKER looks at the consequences in the regions.
3.30 Back on Course In the last of six programmes MARGARET KORVING visits Wolverhampton, Blackpool and Taunton, where adult students are being helped to get back into education in a variety of ways.
4.0 Brainwaves MARGARET PERCY investigates aspects of education, including Teacher Appraisal, and The 'Action Plan' in Scotland
4.30 Euromagazine Deutsche Ausgabe (3) Besuch in Worpswede mit SABINE MICHAEL UndLUTZLIEBELT Manuskript LUTZ LIEBELT Regie IRIS SPRANKLING (R)
0 LEARNING AT HOME: pages 11-14


Unknown: Derek Parker
Unknown: Margaret Percy
Unknown: Sabine Michael
Unknown: Undlutzliebelt Manuskript Lutz

: Radio Active

The last of the series with Helen Atkinson Wood Angus Deayton
Michael Fenton-Stevens
Geoffrey Perkins , Philip Pope


Unknown: Helen Atkinson Wood
Unknown: Angus Deayton
Unknown: Michael Fenton-Stevens
Unknown: Geoffrey Perkins
Unknown: Philip Pope

: L W Great Gardens

(Details on Wednesday at 11.0am)

: An Encounter with the Stone Age

The Dani tribe, in the highlands of New Guinea, had never seen a European until German explorer Earnst Witte entered their village and was allowed to stay. He witnessed male and female initiation rites, a funeral at which the widow used a stone axe to cut off her fingers, and women suckling orphan pigs alongside their own babies. The encounter was a happy one until the day he and his companion upset the witch-doctor, and a fatal spell was cast. Presenter Valda Hood Producer MICHAEL BRIGHT BBC Bristol


Unknown: Earnst Witte

: The Uncommon Touch

(Details on Tuesday at 9. 30pm)

: Wildlife

Presented by Derek Jones Stereo


Presented By: Derek Jones

: Aspects of the Fringe

A selection of the best of the 1985 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Stereo

: News

with DAVID HITCHINSON including Sports Round-up


Unknown: David Hitchinson

: Explorers Extraordinary

The first of seven programmes written by JOHN KEAY
1: Don Worry - It's Only Me
Narrator John Rowe with David Sinclair
Mary Kingsley found herself in 1892 with nothing to do. She was 30, unmarried and virtually untravelled. She decided to explore West Africa. Her resulting adventures are among the most extraordinary ever recounted.
Producer ALAN HAYDOCK (R) Stereo


Written By: John Keay
Narrator: John Rowe
Unknown: David Sinclair
Unknown: Mary Kingsley
Mary Kingsley: Geraldine James

: A Village Network

Margaret Horsfield visits The Pestalozzi Children's Village in Sussex.
Producer ANN TENNANT BBC Birmingham (R)


Unknown: Margaret Horsfield
Producer: Ann Tennant

: Baker's Dozen

with Richard Baker Producer JANE BEVAN
(Re-broadcast on Friday at 9.5 am) Stereo


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Jane Bevan

: Saturday-Night Theatre: Rookery Nook

Rookery Nook from the novel and stage farce by Ben Travers adapted by Peter King.
The confetti hardly brushed from his tailcoat and his new wife nursing his new mother-in-law, Gerald Popkiss motors to Chumpton where his new sister-in-law can keep her eye on him. The question is - can he explain the beautiful, barefoot, pyjamaclad girl sleeping in his bed...?
(Re-broadcast on Monday at 3.00pm) Stereo
Hear This! page 16


Adapter: Peter King
Piano: Ed Welch
Music composer: Ed Welch
Director: Peter King
Gerald Popkiss: Ian Lavender
Clive Popkiss: Brett Usher
Gertrude Twine: Anne Jameson
Harold Twine: John Grillo
Mrs Leverett: Elizabeth Bell
Putz: Carl Duering
Conrad the dog: Percy Edwards
Clara Popkiss: Helena Breck
Rhoda Marley: Melinda Walker
Poppy Dickey: Jenny Funnell
Chumpton villager: David Garth
Rector: Colin Starkey
Baby: Thomas King

: News

: Evening Service

Thine for ever! God of love (Bp 89); Holy is the true light
(Harris); John 9, vv 13-25; Just as I am (BBC HB 292)Stereo

: Animal Language

9: Low Rumblings and Grumblings
Don Griffin , Rockefeller
University, New York;
Cynthia Moss , New York Zoological Society;
Robert Moss , Institute of Terrestrial Ecology, Banchory; and Douglas Quine , Dalhousie University, Halifax, reveal how elephants greet each other, capercaillies court, and how pigeons may navigate using infrasound.
Narrator David Attenborough Written and produced by MICHAEL BRIGHT
BBC Bristol (R) Stereo


Unknown: Low Rumblings
Unknown: Don Griffin
Unknown: Cynthia Moss
Unknown: Robert Moss
Unknown: Douglas Quine
Narrator: David Attenborough
Produced By: Michael Bright

: Science Now - In Passing

Colin Tudge visits the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in the forest above Heidelberg in West Germany.


Unknown: Colin Tudge
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: In One Ear

Live Comedy with Nick Wilton Helen Lederer Steve Brown Clive Mantle
(R) Stereo


Unknown: Nick Wilton
Unknown: Helen Lederer
Unknown: Steve Brown
Unknown: Clive Mantle
Unknown: Docherty James Hendrie
Unknown: Paul B. Davies
Unknown: Wilton. Roger Planer
Music By: Steve Brown
Produced By: Jamie Rix

: * am News

followed by an interlude

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