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: News Briefing

: Farming Week

Presented from Wales by Gaina Morgan BBC Wales

: Prayer for the Day

A meditation for the beginning of a new day with CANON MICHAEL GLANVILLE-SMITH BBC Birmingham. Stereo

: Today

Presented by Peter Hobday and Sue MacGregor
6.30,7.30,8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With SIMON ROSE
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by SIMON VANCE
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day Editor JULIAN HOLLAND


Presented By: Peter Hobday
Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Read By: Simon Vance
Unknown: Garry Richardson
Editor: Julian Holland

: The Week on 4

with Susan Rae


Unknown: Susan Rae

: Glyn Worsnip

goes into the Sound Archives to contemplate current affairs and future events with the benefit of hindsight. Producer HELEN FRY


Producer: Helen Fry

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

Fifty-five minutes of lively conversation between some of the personalities in this week's news.
Producer IAN STRACHAN Stereo


Producer: Ian Strachan

: Money Box

Presented by Louise Botting
Radio's key to the ever-present problem of how to get the best from your money. Whether it is a mortgage or an insurance policy, an investment bond or a bank loan, a tax dispute or a social security squabble, Money Box gets the answers from the people in the know.
Details from: Money Box, Room 4099, BBC, Broadcasting House, London WlA 4WW


Presented By: Louise Botting

: Morning Story

The Green Sweater by ROBERT B. MAWHINNEY
Read by Mary Wimbush
The sweater is hanging on the clothes line when Jan returns home. Gradually it becomes a symbol.... a turning-point for all her future life.


Unknown: Robert B. Mawhinney
Read By: Mary Wimbush
Producer: Mitch Raper

: Daily Service

Advent Calendar:
God's Promise is Our Hope New Every Morning, page 9; Judge eternal throned in splendour (BBC HB 393);
Advent Prose (Richard Lloyd ); Genesis 6, w 11-22; The Lord will come (BBC HB 479). Stereo New Every Morning, £2.25 from booksellers


Unknown: Richard Lloyd

: For Schools

11.0 Listening to Music (1) (11-13) Parti and at 11.20 Part 2 Rossini Overture: William Tell With TERESA FINZI and DAVID HOCKINGS Presented by ROBERT PRIZEMAN and HELEN SPIERS Producer BARRY GIBSON Stereo
11.40 Encore une etape French Graded Objectives (Level 3)
1: Getting Together by DEREK UTLEY


Unknown: William Tell
Unknown: With Teresa Finzi
Presented By: Robert Prizeman
Presented By: Helen Spiers
Producer: Barry Gibson
Unknown: Derek Utley

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston visits
Birkenhead in Merseyside A quiet hamlet up to the mid-19th century, the town has grown steadily under the influences of the docks and the shipbuilding industry. Producer ANTHONY SMITH BBC Bristol


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Producer: Anthony Smith

: Poetry Please!

Some of the poetry requested by Radio 4 listeners Presented by Kevin Crossley-Holland Readers BARBARA JEFFORD and ANDREW SACHS
Requests to: Poetry Please! BBC. Bristol BS82LR


Presented By: Kevin Crossley-Holland
Presented By: Readers Barbara Jefford
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: You and Yours

Pattie Coldwell presents the only national radio programme for consumers. Editor KEN VASS


Editor: Ken Vass

: Top of the Form

The nationwide general knowledge contest for schools Second Semi-final
14: Midlands v Wales
Pilgrim Upper School, Bedford v Oakdale Comprehensive School, Blackwood, Gwent Questionmasters
Tim Gudgin and Paddy Feeny Questions set by NIGEL RICHARDSON and DAVID SELF Producer GRAHAM FROST


Unknown: Gwent Questionmasters
Unknown: Tim Gudgin
Unknown: Nigel Richardson

: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Widlake Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presented By: Brian Widlake
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner RICHARD BRIERS reads King Fuss-a-lot Looks for Hobby by DIANA STOW Producer MARY KALEMKERIAN
2.0 Deutsches Magazin 1: Popmusik and at 2.15 2: Schule Compiled by DONALD RICHARDS Producer AL WOLFF
2.30 Books, Plays, Poems The Secret Sharer by JOSEPH CONRAD Adapted by PETER FOZZARD Producer COUN SMITH. Stereo


Unknown: Richard Briers
Producer: Mary Kalemkerian
Unknown: Donald Richards
Producer: Al Wolff
Unknown: Joseph Conrad
Adapted By: Peter Fozzard
Producer: Coun Smith.

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jean Metcalf
The Happiest Day: SARA PARKER continues her exploration of wedding customs at the marriage of a Hindu couple - NITA and SUNILKUMAR in east London. Serial: Breath of Life (10) Editor SANDRA CHALMERS


Introduced By: Jean Metcalf
Unknown: Sara Parker
Editor: Sandra Chalmers

: The Afternoon Play



Unknown: Jonathan Neale

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised version of last Friday's broadcast)
Plus The Obituary - a game of literary consequences.
Kaleidoscope asked five authors to write a ghost story by relay and you can hear the result of their team effort over the next five days.

: PM

Presented by Gordon Clough and Valerie Singleton Editor DEREK LEWIS continued on VHF/FM5.50-5.55


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Six O'Clock News

With BRIAN PERKINS including Financial Report

: The News Quiz


: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)

: Conversation Piece

'I'm a Northerner and I like being a Northerner and I'm not ashamed of it anymore. I think perhaps coming away to work has helped me enormously because at the beginning, I was very afraid. If I got beyond the Cleveland Hills I expected to fall to bits!' Sue McGregor talks to Denise Robertson , writer and television agony aunt Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Denise Robertson
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Science Now

Presented by Peter Evans
A weekly review of discoveries and developments from the world's leading laboratories. Producer MILES BARTON


Presented By: Peter Evans

: The Monday Play: Lily and Colin

by Elisabeth Bond
with Janette Beverley as Lily and Paul Copley as Colin

An 'older man' runs away with a young girl. The case looks bad: abduction, perhaps sexual abuse. But the truth is complicated.


Writer: Elisabeth Bond
Director: Penny Gold
Lily: Janette Beverley
Colin: Paul Copley
Tucker: George Parsons
Father: Brian Smith
Shopkeeper: Irene Sutcliffe
Mr Wright: Christopher Scott
Ms Smart: Elaine Claxton
Vicar: Oliver Ford Davies
Station master: Alan Thompson
Policeman: Jamie Roberts

: How Not to Write a Short Story

One way to learn how to do it, perhaps, is to look at some of the things to avoid. Mitch Raper , a Morning Story producer, looks at some of the scripts which didn't quite make it - with the help of Elizabeth Proud and David March.


Unknown: Mitch Raper

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Robert Hewison Producer RICHARD BANNERMAN Editor THOMAS SUTCLIFFE
(Revised broadcast tomorrow at
Including The Obituary Episode 1
(First broadcast this afternoon at4.30pm)


Presented By: Robert Hewison
Producer: Richard Bannerman
Editor: Thomas Sutcliffe

: A Book at Bedtime

The Aloe by KATHERINE MANSFIELD abridged in five parts by VIVIEN CREEGOR
Read by Kika Markham (1)
A day in the life of the Burnell family in their new home deep in the New Zealand countryside. Producer MAURICE LEITCH
0 HEAR THIS! page 25


Unknown: Vivien Creegor
Read By: Kika Markham
Producer: Maurice Leitch

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw Editor BLAIR THOMSON


Presented By: Richard Kershaw
Editor: Blair Thomson

: * am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

12.30 Microtechnology Eight Legs Can Be Better Than Three and at 12.50 Sensing Change (RV) (R)

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We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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