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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Myra Blyth.

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and John Timpson
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With BOB FINIGAN
7.0,8.0 Today's News Read by DAVID SYMONDS
7.25*, 8.25* Sport with JOHN INVERDALE
7.45* Thoughtfor the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: John Timpson
Unknown: Bob Finigan
Read By: David Symonds
Unknown: John Inverdale

: News

: Midweek: Libby Purves

where chat stops and talk starts and continues for 55 minutes


Producer: Victor Lewis Smith.

: Gardeners' Question Time

visits the Hampstead
Horticultural Society, London where members put their questions to Geoffrey Smith , Dr Stefan Buczacki and Daphne Ledward.
Chairman Clay Jones Producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Daphne Ledward.
Producer: Diana Stenson

: Morning Story

Now You See Me, Now You Don't byRAHILAKHAN
Read by Shireen Shah
Amina is one of the few girls in the class who wants to learn, and her teacher lends her books - books which her father disapproves of. She thought that at least her teacher understood her needs - but did he?


Read By: Shireen Shah
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: Daily Service

from St Malachy's College, Belfast
A Learning People
Christ, whose glory fills the skies (BBC HB 137); Psalm 119, vv 73-80; King of glory. King of peace (BBC HB 325)

: For Schools

11.0 Music Workshop Ot' Brer Rabbit Again! (5) With IAN HUMPHRIS Stereo
11.25 Junior Drama Workshop 5: The Triangular Trade The Duke of Argyll by fiz COLEMAN. Stereo
11.45 Radio Club


Unknown: Ian Humphris
Unknown: Fiz Coleman.

: Brits Abroad

: Teach Yourself News-speak

William Davis offers you mastery of the media's messages by eliciting explanations from the erudite. Producer JANET THOMAS


Unknown: William Davis
Producer: Janet Thomas

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard
Jenny Lacey presents the first of a fortnightly series of reports which looks at current teaching methods and provides parents with an education checklist. 1:Nursery Schools


Presented By: John Howard
Presented By: Jenny Lacey

: The Mystery of the Blue Train

The Mask of the Marquis Stereo


Unknown: Agatha Christie

: The World at One: News

Presented by Sir Robin Day


Presented By: Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Presented by FRED HARRIS Today: Bopper Visits the Hospital by JANET SORENSEN (R)
2.5 Looking at Nature My Nose is Cold How the human body copes with the cold by ASTLEY JONES. Stereo
2.20 Quest: Jesus 5: The Kingdom Presented by ROSEMARY HARTILL with PAUL COPLEY as Jesus Written by ARTHUR SCHOLEY. Stereo
2.40 Pictures in Your Mind (Music): The Music of Birds by PAMELA KENWAY (R)
2.50 Something to Think About The Boy Who Stopped to Help by COLIN DAVIS. Stereo


Presented By: Fred Harris
Unknown: Janet Sorensen
Unknown: Astley Jones.
Presented By: Rosemary Hartill
Unknown: Paul Copley
Written By: Arthur Scholey.
Unknown: Pamela Kenway
Unknown: Colin Davis.

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week:
Bridget Rowe , the new Editor of Woman's Own.
Serial: The Reason Why by CECIL WOODHAM-SMTTH abridged in 15 episodes by PAT MCLOUGHLIN
Read by Robert Powell (15)
(Music: Johnson's A History of War and Peace)


Unknown: MacGregor Guest
Unknown: Bridget Rowe
Unknown: Cecil Woodham-Smtth
Unknown: Pat McLoughlin
Read By: Robert Powell

: The Afternoon Play

Looking for Marilyn by KEN JONES with Frank learns that he has only a few months to live. That, plus another discovery, makes the tracking down of his missing wife even more urgent....
Directed by BRIAN MILLER BBC Bristol. Stereo


Unknown: Ken Jones
Directed By: Brian Miller
Frank: Blain Fairman
Edna: Thomasine Heiner
DrROSS: Alexander Davion
Ed/Policeman: April Johnson
Willy: John Church
Farber/Randy: Adrian Egan
Marilyn: Toria Fuller
John/Nick: Dan Russell

: Time for Verse

The fifthin the series in which Graham Webster presents poems about the theatre. Audiences


Unknown: Graham Webster
Readers: Jill Balcon.
Readers: Hugh Dickson
Readers: Christopher Scott
Producer: Alec Reid

: News

: File on 4

The Legacy of Jasmine Beckford


Unknown: Jasmine Beckford

: Kaleidoscope Extra

Prison Poems
In October 1985, poet
Ken Smith began a year's appointment as writer-in-residence at HM Prison Wormwood Scrubs.
Michael Oliver visits the prison to make a mid-term report on Ken Smith 's project and listens to some of the inmates' work. Producer KEVIN JACKSON


Unknown: Ken Smith
Unknown: Michael Oliver
Unknown: Ken Smith
Producer: Kevin Jackson

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Susannah Simons

: The Six O'Clock News

With BRYAN MARTIN including Financial Report

: Transatlantic Quiz

Irene Thomas and John Julius Norwich challenge a United States team of Shana Alexander , writer, and Brendan Gill. theatre critic of The New Yorker. Questionmasters
Gordon Clough. Louis Allen Researcher KAREN OSTLE
Producer ALASTAIR WILSON BBC Manchester
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 12.2 7pm)


Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: John Julius Norwich
Unknown: Shana Alexander
Unknown: Brendan Gill.
Unknown: Gordon Clough.
Unknown: Louis Allen
Unknown: Researcher Karen Ostle
Producer: Alastair Wilson

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm)

: Influences

Last of the series in which
Bernard Rutherford talks to two people with a common link about what's influenced their lives.
Today he's in conversation with Dr Jonathan Miller and Dr David Owen.
When I first went up to
Cambridge I was introduced to the works of Wittgenstein, the philosopher. I suddenly realised I had come up against a mind that was to alter mine for the rest of my life. (JONATHAN MILLER ) Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol


Unknown: Dr Jonathan Miller
Unknown: Dr David Owen.
Unknown: Jonathan Miller

: Other Times, Other Places

In this final programme,
George Scott recalls some of the people he's met in a long career in journalism and broadcasting. Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham


Unknown: George Scott

: Analysis: The Pace of Change

The Prospects
It is a psychological jolt to a well-brought-up researcher, who is trying to understand the way in which the natural world behaves, to find that something quite unnatural has been invented along the way. It is rather like discovering an eighth day in the Book of Genesis. But this is what is happening in electronics and biotechnology.
In the third of four programmes about how industry copes with change, Mary Goldring reports on the unexpected and how it affects products and companies. Producer DAVID MORTON
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 11.0 am)


Unknown: Mary Goldring
Producer: David Morton

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

BBC Radio Drama Company in Parting by OWEN HOLDER Stereo

: Wives of the Great Composers

Fritz Spiegl lifts the veil on the perils of musical matrimony. Today he investigates the strange tale of the composer
Carlo Gesualdo , who murdered his wife and wrote madrigals ever after....
Producer PIERS BURTON PAGE (First broadcast on BBC World Service)


Unknown: Fritz Spiegl
Unknown: Carlo Gesualdo
Producer: Piers Burton

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Paul Allen Producer KATHRYN PORTER (Rev re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.35pm)


Presented By: Paul Allen
Producer: Kathryn Porter

: A Book at Bedtime

But For Bunter (3)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Alexander MacLeod


Presented By: Alexander MacLeod

: Open University

11.30 Introduction to Science
11.50 Technology: Values

: * am LW News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

12.30 Radio History: 14-16 1911-22 Written by DR ROGER AUSTIN and at 12.50 Bloody Sunday Written and presented by MARGARET PERCY


Written By: Dr Roger Austin
Presented By: Margaret Percy

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