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: News Briefing

: * Prelude

Music selected by MichaelFord
BBC Birmingham Stereo

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends, weather


Producers: Allan Wright
Producers: Tim Finney

: News

7.10 Today's Papers

: On Your Farm

Each year hundreds of farmers' wives from all over the nation get together for a weekend convention. They all run farmhouse bed-and-breakfast enterprises and this year
Liz Rigbey joins them to find out more about these guardians of the traditional British breakfast.
Producer uz RIGBEY BBC Birmingham
* INFO: page 93


Unknown: Liz Rigbey

: In Perspective

A note from Religious Affairs Correspondent
Rosemary Hartill


Unknown: Rosemary Hartill

: Down to Earth

Mike Gilliam asks
Alan Titchmarsh about jobs in the garden this weekend.


Unknown: Mike Gilliam
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: News

8.10 Today's Papers

: Sport on 4

Harry Carpenter removes his gumshield and gets his teeth into the weekend's sport. It's a big day for the smaller football clubs as they prepare for the first round of the FA Cup. And at Wembley, the Benson and Hedges Tennis Championship move into the final stages. Producer GORDON TURNBULL


Unknown: Harry Carpenter

: News

: Breakaway

Bernard Falk presents a practical guide to the holiday, travel and leisure scene with help from Frank Barrett , Susan Marling and Patrick Stoddart.


Unknown: Bernard Falk
Unknown: Frank Barrett
Unknown: Susan Marling
Unknown: Patrick Stoddart.
Producer: Jenny Malunson Duff

: News Stand

Alan Rusbridger presents a personal review of the weekly magazines and assesses their coverage of recent events. Producer JOHN EDWARDS


Unknown: Alan Rusbridger
Producer: John Edwards

: The Week in Westminster

Michael Elliott of The Economist presents a personal review of a week in the parliamentary life of MPs and peers.


Unknown: Michael Elliott
Producer: Sheila Cook

: Pick of the Week

with Margaret Howard


Unknown: Margaret Howard

: From Our Own Correspondent

Reflections on life and politics abroad from the BBC's worldwide team of foreign correspondents.


Producer: Zareer Masani

: Money Box

(Details on Monday at 10.0am)

: The News Quiz

(Details on Monday at 6.30pm) Stereo

: News

: Any Questions?

The Rt Rev Hugh Montefiore Lynda Chalker , mp Graham Dowson Bill Morris


Unknown: Hugh Montefiore
Unknown: Lynda Chalker
Unknown: Graham Dowson
Unknown: Bill Morris

: The Afternoon Play

Heligoland by SAM MCBRATNEY with Anne Hasson and Patrick Magee
Heligoland is no ordinary lodging house; but then its tenants aren't ordinary either. To avoid the 'snares of intimacy', McCafferty only accepts people as lodgers if he senses a weakness. Sally's
'weakness' is her illegitimate child, but still McCafferty falls prey to those snares.
Directed by ROBERT COOPER BBC Northern Ireland (R) Stereo


Unknown: Sam McBratney
Unknown: Anne Hasson
Unknown: Patrick Magee
Directed By: Robert Cooper
Sally: Anne Hasson
Mrs Biddlecombe: Trudy Kelly
McCafferty: Patrick Magee
Harper: Derek Halligan
Mary Fry: Doreen Hepburn
Mr Cross: Louis Rolston

: Options

3.0 New Series World Makers A new series often programmes in which ANGUS CALDER shows how human beings have responded to challenges throughout history by developing the world's resources.
1: Hunters and Gatherers An Alaskan hunter and an English traveller who has eaten freshly-gathered boiled maggots join with historians and anthropologists to explain how our earliest way of life survives today. Series consultant NIGEL CALDER Producer JOAN GRIFFITHS (An exhibition on 'The Human Story' opens at the Commonwealth Institute, London, on 21 November)
9 INFO: page 93
3.30 France Extra!
6: Quand le choix est difficile Qu'est-ce que vous avez a me conseiller? Shopping isn't always easy, especially when you don't really know what you want. JULIETTE MOLE and JEAN.MICHEL DUFFRENE explain how to say what you are looking for and how to ask for advice. CHANTAL CUER also goes shopping and finds out how small local shops are surviving in the face of the hypermarket challenge.
4.0 iDigame! A 20-part radio and television course for beginners in Spanish 6: Eating Out With ISABEL SOTO and MIGUEL PENARANDA Script by BOB WINTERFLOOD (R) (SeealsoBBCl. Sunday 10. 30am)
4.30Deutschdirekt! A 20-part radio and television German course for beginners based on conversations and interviews recorded and filmed in West Germany and Austria Ein bisschen Wiederholung A second look at some of the language you've learned so far with SABINE MICHAEL and PETER SAHLA


Unknown: Angus Calder
Unknown: Nigel Calder
Producer: Joan Griffiths
Unknown: Michel Duffrene
Script By: Bob Winterflood

: The Saturday Feature

The Strad Factor
The name Antonio Stradivari , violin-maker of Cremona (1644-1737), is to many synonymous with the violin. Michael Oliver investigates some of the secrets of Stradivari - why are his violins so exceptional, can any modern copies match their qualities and are they worth the prices they now command at auction? With contributions from
Salvatore Accardo , Charles Beare , Andrew Dipper ,
John Holloway , Rowland Ross , Graham Wells , some of the present day Cremonese makers and the instruments themselves Producer GRAHAM SHEFFIELD


Violin-Maker: Antonio Stradivari
Violin: Michael Oliver
Unknown: Salvatore Accardo
Unknown: Charles Beare
Unknown: Andrew Dipper
Unknown: John Holloway
Unknown: Rowland Ross
Unknown: Graham Wells

: Home-ing In

Marjorie Lofthouse and her DIY team visit the village of Winsley near Bath to try and solve some of the problems put to them by the audience attending their second Winsley Village Festival. Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse

: The Music of Work

(Details on Tuesday at 9. 30 pm)

: The Spirit of Kitty Hawk

Written and presented by Ivan Rendall
The story of some of the people who have made aviation history this century, told in six programmes
2: Pilots at War -
James McCudden , Cecil Lewis , Baron Manfred Von Richthofen and Major 'Mick' Mannock
Producer ANNE HOWELLS (R)Revised Stereo


Presented By: Ivan Rendall
Unknown: James McCudden
Unknown: Cecil Lewis
Unknown: Baron Manfred von Richthofen
Producer: Anne Howells

: Week Ending

An irreverently critical look back at last week's news

: News

With SIMON VANCE including Sports Round-up


Unknown: Simon Vance

: Actuality

The last in a series of montage documentaries Learn and Live
'I was completely frightened to come here.... a marvellous week ... unbelievable ... totally unexpected.'
A sound portrait of an Open University Summer School Producer JANET THOMAS (R)


Producer: Janet Thomas

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson

Saturday evening table talk inspired by current public and private preoccupations.
Producer MICHAEL EMBER. Stereo


Music By: Instant Sunshine
Producer: Michael Ember.

: Baker's Dozen

Richard Baker presents a selection of words and music on record, reviving old favourites, introducing the less familiar and including some recent releases.


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Jane Bevan

: Saturday-Night Theatre

The Light of Heart
The first of four plays by EMLYN WILLIAMS who celebrates his 80th birthday on 26 November with WiUiam Squire and Sharon Morgan Maddoc Thomas , a distinguished actor in his time, has seen better days. But his daughter, Catrin, is determined that through her strength he will gain his entitled revival.
Adapted for radio and directed by ENYD WILLIAMS (R) Stereo


Unknown: Emlyn Williams
Unknown: Sharon Morgan
Unknown: Maddoc Thomas
Directed By: Enyd Williams
Maddoc: William Squire
Catrin: Sharon Morgan
Mrs Banner: Peggy Aitchison
Fan: June Barry
Mrs Lothian: Claire Nielson
Barty: Roger Hammond
Robert: Peter Penry Jones
Bevan: Clive Roberts

: Lord Barrymore's Pigeon

'Rooks in the breeding season, attempt sometimes, in the gaiety of their hearts, to sing. but with no great success.'
The story of the rook Written and compiled by KATE TIFFIN BBC Bristol

: News

: Evening Service

from St Paul 's Church, Birmingham with the Birmingham School of Music Chamber Choir directed by JOHN BISHOP
How widely now does Christ stretch out his arms;
Keep me, 0 Lord, as the apple of an eye (Robert Fielding);
Abide with me (BBC HB 499)
Colossians 1, vv 23b-27 (Phillips) BBC Birmingham. Stereo


Unknown: St Paul
Directed By: John Bishop

: Soundings

The series which examines a religious or moral topic Tonight's presenter is Bernard Jackson


Unknown: Bernard Jackson
Unknown: Research Caroline Donne

: Science Now

Presented by Peter Evans
What is happening in science? A weekly review of discoveries and developments from the world's leading laboratories.


Presented By: Peter Evans

: The Wow Show

Aladdin and the 40 Gook Killers Written and performed by Producer JAMIE RIX
(In association with Pantomime of War Productions)


Producer: Jamie Rix
Widow Twankey: Mark Arden
Aladdin: Lee Comes
Sgt Gookhacker: Mark Elliott
Wishie Washie: Stephen Frost

: * am News

followed by an interlude

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