Music selected by Michael Ford BBC Birmingham Stereo
Farming, food and countryside news, market trends and weather
Producers ALLAN WRIGHT , TIM FINNEY
The programme which takes you into the countryside.
Farming folk describe their lives and discuss the issues which confront them in the 1980s.
Producer LIZ RIGBEY BBC Birmingham
A note from Religious Affairs Correspondent
Mike Gilliam asks
Alan Titchmarsh about jobs in the garden this weekend.
As Ian Botham limps closer to
Lands End, 2,000 gruelling miles await the drivers and navigators in this years' Lombard RAC Rally.
Harry Carpenter is your guide to all the weekend's sporting action.
Producer GORDON TURNBULL
It used to be the dumping ground for thieves and murderers. Now the world's largest island, a continent of nearly three million square miles, boasts sparkling cities, technicolour reefs, sophisticated nightlife and the outback wilderness.
Susan Marling finds the best routes for tourists, travellers and folks meeting up with the family. Producer JENNY MALLINSON DUFF Editor ROGER MACDONALD
Francis Wheen presents a personal review of the weekly magazines and assesses their coverage of recent events. Producer JOHN EDWARDS
Michael Elliott of The
Economist presents a personal review of a week in the parliamentary life of MPs and peers.
Producer SHEILA COOK
with Margaret Howard
(Revised broadcast of yesterday programme at 7.20pm) Stereo
Life and politics abroad from the BBC's worldwide team of foreign correspondents. Producer ZAREER MASANI
(Details on Monday at 10.0am)
(Details on Mon at 6.30pm) Stereo
The Rt Hon Sally Oppenheim , mp Bill Poeton , Sue Slipman Ann Clwyd , mp
Some Say John the Baptist A comedy by MARTYN WADE
'We belong to the Church of Christ and His Imminent
Return. We've been going every Sunday for 40 years.... Anyhow, at the age of 45 there I was with child. A child named John. A child who would grow up to be called the prophet of the highest. The Lord's forerunner: John the Baptist.'
As John has some trouble in projecting this image, his mother takes him to a 'Personality Redevelopment Agency'...
Directed by SHAUN MACLOUGHLIN BBC Bristol (R) Stereo
World Makers Ten programmes in which ANGUS CALDER shows how human beings have responded to challenges in the past by developing the world's resources.
2: Women with Hoes, Men on Horseback The greatest revolution in human history, the planting of seeds, was probably started by women, while animals were tamed by men. And was it milk that enabled us to migrate as far as Britain? Producer JOAN GRIFFITHS
3.30 France Extra!
7: Que de changements dans la vie With JULIETTE MOLE. JEAN-MICHEL DUFFRENE and CHANTAL CUER
4.0 iDigame! A 20-part radio and television course for beginners in Spanish 7: Going Places with ISABEL SOTO and MIGUEL PENARANDA Script by ALAN WILDING (R) (SeealsoBBCl, Sunday 10.30am)
4.30 Deutsch direkt! 6: Wie komme ich...? with SABINE MICHAEL , PETER SAHLA
returns to the outskirts of Bath to discuss DIY with the audience at Winsley Village Festival. The experts are Peter Harper. John Armitage and Tony Wilkins Introduced by Marjorie Lofthouse.
Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham
A series of six combative talks in which the novelist Howard Jacobson vents his spleen on more or less deserving subjects. 1: Thrasher Duckworth Remembered
'He caused a dreadful scandal on one occasion by wondering aloud why Semites were such hopeless physical cowards.'
Written and presented by Ivan Rendall
The story of some of the people who have made aviation history, told in six programmes.
3: Marathon Men and Women Alcock and Brown,
Alan Cobbam , Charles Lindbergh and Amy Johnson
Producer ANNE HOWELLS (R) Revised Stereo
with KATE MOON including Sports Round-up
'I remember staggering down long, dark, empty corridors. Very impersonal, very alienating. The nurse was there but she didn't help me.'
Many old hospitals are dreary, dilapidated places, but the size and clinical brightness of new ones are equally off-putting. In conversation with patients, doctors and nurses, Richard Cork looks at recent developments to enliven hospitals with pictures and attractive decoration, and considers the way their appearance affects the spirits and well-being of those who use them.
Producer JUDITH BUMPUS
Cotswold Carpenter In his declining years
Christopher Elderfield used to regale friends with stories of his past - fascinating because of the times they described and amusing because of his attitude to life. He was persuaded to write them down and Bob Arnold , a Cotswold man himself, reads the first of four extracts from these memoirs. 1: A Farmer's Boy
Adapted by MICHAEL FORD BBC Birmingham
Saturday evening table talk inspired by current public and private preoccupations Music by INSTANT SUNSHINE
Producer MICHAEL EMBER. Stereo
Richard Baker presents a selection of words and music on record, reviving old favourites, introducing the less-familiar and including some recent releases.
Producer JANE BE VAN
(Revised broadcast Friday at 9.5 am) Stereo
by EMLYN WILLIAMS
A new production of Emlyn Williams 's famous murder play to mark his 80th birthday. The play was originally produced 50 years ago in May 1935.
Directed by JOHN TYDEMAN
(Re-broadcast on Monday at 3.0pm) Stereo
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Saviour, again to thy dear name we raise (BBC HB 423);
Magnificat; Psalm 139, vv 1-12; Ye boundless realms of joy (BBC HB 483) Stereo
A current religious or moral topic is explored. Tonight's presenter is Rosemary Hartill , the BBC's Religious Affairs Correspondent.
Researcher CAROLINE DONNE Producer FRANCES GUMLEY Series editor JOHN NEWBURY
Presented by Peter Evans
Sony Award Winner 1985
Reassemble the above letters to make a naughty word, then write in to complain about it. Written by HUNTER and DOCHERTY JAMES HENDRIE. ARNOLD BROWN
MURRY. RIX. WILTON. ROGER PLANER GEOFFREY PERKINS , VICKY PILE and others
Music by STEVE BROWN
Producer JAMIE RIX (R) Stereo