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: News Briefing

: Farming Week

Presented by Handel Jones BBC Wales


Presented By: Handel Jones

: Today

Presented by Peter Hobday andSueMacGregor
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
7.0,8.0 Today's News Read by CLIVE ROSLIN
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thoughtfor the Day Editor JULIAN HOLLAND


Presented By: Peter Hobday
Read By: Clive Roslin
Unknown: Garry Richardson
Editor: Julian Holland

: The Week on 4

A look ahead with Kate Moon


Unknown: Kate Moon

: The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole

With NICHOLAS BARNES as Mole (6) (R)


Unknown: Nicholas Barnes

: News

: If You Go Down to the Woods Today

with Nigel Rees
Teddy bears are a successful species. They see the bright side of anything, take the blame when things go wrong and make scary things manageable. But where did they come from and where do they go when they are old and bedraggled and in need of care, attention and stuffing? Direct from the International
Teddy Bear Reunion at
Longleat House, Nigel Rees joins a huddle of arctophiles
(lovers of bears) and a clutch of celebrity teddies who, between them, uncover the bear facts. Research CAROLYN HARTMAN Producer MICHAEL BRIGHT BBCBristol
0 HEAR THIS! page 16


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Carolyn Hartman

: A Small Country Living

with Jeanine McMullen


Unknown: Jeanine McMullen

: Morning Story

Read by Robert Rietty
As soon as he sees the woman on the train, the man is fascinated by her beauty - and puzzled by the troubled look in her eyes. Producer MITCH RAPER


Read By: Robert Rietty
Producer: Mitch Raper

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 1; Souls of men, why will ye scatter (BBC HB 20); Psalm 100; Exodus 3, w 11-17; Praise the Lord! ye heavens adore him (BBC HB 16) Stereo

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston visits
Fishguard in Pembrokeshire. It's an important ferry port for travellers to the Republic of Ireland, but it also has an unusual claim to fame, being the last place in Britain to be invaded by a foreign power. Producer ANTHONY SMITH BBCBristol


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Producer: Anthony Smith

: Poetry Please!

Presented by P. J. Kavanagh Readers DIANA bishop and PATRICK ROMER
Producer MARGARET BRADLEY BBC BristoL Stereo


Presented By: P. J. Kavanagh
Unknown: Patrick Romer
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: You and Yours

Presented by Paul Clark Editor KEN VASS


Presented By: Paul Clark
Editor: Ken Vass

: The Man Who Was Comedy

A series of three features on the work of George S. Kaufman , the American director who also wrote 45 plays and musicals, 20 of them hits. Written and presented by Dick Vosburgh with reminiscences from George Abbott
Denise Coffey , Alan Keith Howard Teichmann and Leueen MacGrath and including extracts from Dinner at Eight, Of Thee I Sing and songs from The Band Wagon.
Bob Sessions as the voice of George S. Kaufman. 2: His Collaborators
Producer JONATHAN JAMES MOORE (Re-broadcast tomorrow at 6.30pm)


Unknown: George S. Kaufman
Presented By: Dick Vosburgh
Unknown: George Abbott
Unknown: Denise Coffey
Unknown: Alan Keith
Unknown: Howard Teichmann
Unknown: Leueen MacGrath
Unknown: George S. Kaufman.
Producer: Jonathan James Moore

: The World at One: News

Presented by Susannah Simons Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presented By: Susannah Simons
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

MrS. Bend the Pipe by JANET SORENSEN Presenter Brett Usher , Producer PETER HOARE (R)


Unknown: Janet Sorensen
Presenter: Brett Usher
Producer: Peter Hoare

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Dilly Barlow Put Another Nickel in ... the Napton Nickelodeon
JUDITH GILMORE visits a museum of mechanical musical instruments in the Warwickshire countryside. Story: The Picnic by GERALD DURRELL abridged by PAT MCLOUGHLIN Read by Alexander John
' "I've thought of a wonderful way of welcoming Larry back," Mother said. Larry who had been absent for ten years was paying a flying visit. "I think we ought to take Larry out to see the English countryside at its best."'


Introduced By: Dilly Barlow
Unknown: Judith Gilmore
Unknown: Gerald Durrell
Abridged By: Pat McLoughlin
Read By: Alexander John
Editor: Sandra Chalmers

: The Afternoon Play

Rookery Nook by BEN TRAVERS

: Through My Window

John Barrett looks out from his seaside home in a far comer of Pembrokeshire. BBC Bristol (R)


Unknown: John Barrett

: Story Time

The History of England from the reign of Henry the 4th to the death of Charles the 1st by a partial, prejudiced & ignorant Historian.
N.B. There will be very few Dates in this History. written by JANE AUSTEN , at the age of 15, in the reign of George III
Read by Abigail Cruttenden Producer PAMELA HOWE BBCBristol


Written By: Jane Austen
Read By: Abigail Cruttenden
Producer: Pamela Howe

: PM

Presented by Bill Frost and Valerie Singleton


Presented By: Bill Frost
Presented By: Valerie Singleton

: The Six O'Clock News



Unknown: David Symonds

: Quote.... Unquote

Shouts and cries, quotes and quips from Nigel Rees and guests William Franklyn Anne Diamond
Humphrey Lyttelton and Brian Johnston Quotations read by RONALD FLETCHER
Devised by NIGEL REES
(Broadcaston Saturday at 12.27) Stereo


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: William Franklyn
Unknown: Anne Diamond
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Unknown: Brian Johnston
Read By: Ronald Fletcher
Unknown: Nigel Rees
Producer: Harry Thompson

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 40 pm)

: Poet to Poet

Five poets of the past seen through the eyes of poets of the present
5: Unconquerable Mind
Jenny Joseph looks at the poetry of William Wordsworth Reader JOHN FRANKLYN-ROBBINS Producer FRASER STEEL BBC Manchester


Unknown: Jenny Joseph
Reader: William Wordsworth
Reader: John Franklyn-Robbins
Producer: Fraser Steel

: The Monday Play: Richard III

by William Shakespeare
[Starring] Ian Holm as Richard III
with Tom Wilkinson as The Duke of Buckingham, Barbara Jefford as Queen Margaret, Sarah Badel as Queen Elizabeth, Melinda Walker as Lady Anne, Philip Voss as George, Duke of Clarence, and Brett Usher as Richmond

"And this word 'love' which greybeards call divine,
Be resident in men like one another,
And not in me: I am myself alone."
The production commemorates the 500th anniversary of the Battle of Bosworth, fought on 22 August 1485.
FEATURE: page 77


Author: William Shakespeare
Music: David Chilton
Music: Mia Soteriou
Music played by: Mike Brain
Music played by: Roger Brenner
Music played by: Robin Jeffreys
Music played by: Lucie Skeaping
Music played by: Roderick Skeaping
Technical Presentation: David Greenwood
Technical Presentation: Vanessa Ellner
Technical Presentation: Michael Etherdon
Director: Jane Morgan
Richard III: Ian Holm
The Duke of Buckingham: Tom Wilkinson
Queen Margaret: Barbara Jefford
Queen Elizabeth: Sarah Badel
Lady Anne: Melinda Walker
George, Duke of Clarence: Philip Voss
Richmond: Brett Usher
Lord Hastings: Michael Graham Cox
Rivers: Brian Smith
Grey: Christopher Douglas
Dorset: Simon Hewitt
Catesby: David Learner
Brakenbury: Stephen Thorne
First murderer: Robin Summers
Second murderer: Shaun Prendergast
Edward IV: Bernard Brown
Duke of York: Matthew Carroll
Prince Edward: William Buckhurst
Duchess of York: Pauline Letts
Stanley: David Garth
Ratcliffe: David Sinclair
Tyrrel: John Church
Scrivener: Steve Hodson
Unknown: Graham Blockey
Unknown: Adrian Egan
Unknown: James MacPherson
Unknown: Trevor Nichols
Unknown: Alan Thompson

: A Book at Bedtime

Love and Mr Lewisham by H.G WELLS abridged and read by Paul Daneman in 12 episodes
1: Introducing Mr Lewisham George Edgar Lewisham is young, thrusting and something of an intellectual; his future looks assured. But then one afternoon he meets Ethel out walking on the common.... Producer MAURICE LEITCH


Unknown: Mr Lewisham
Read By: Paul Daneman
Unknown: George Edgar Lewisham
Producer: Maurice Leitch

: The World Tonight

Presented by Alexander MacLeod
11.0 Headlines


Presented By: Alexander MacLeod
Editor: Blair Thomson

: Speaking Out

The confessions of a Victorian man of letters who presented a confident face to the world, but who was inwardly in turmoil, as his memoirs, published in 1984, reveal. Brian Gear presents his portrait.
Producer JOHN KNIGHT BBC Bristol (R)
(Michael Bryant is a National Theatre player)
LW only from 11.30


Unknown: Brian Gear
Unknown: Michael Bryant
John Addington Symonds,: Michael Bryant

: Open University

11.30 Mill the Reformer
11.50 Hume and Smith on Religion

: *am News

followed by an interlude

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